DAY 1. NAIROBI-SAMBURU
We leave Nairobi in the morning and head North via the western shoulder of Mt Kenya onto Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch on this day will be served on the way (preferably on the slopes of Mt. Kenya) and you will arrive in Samburu late.Accommodation is in a semi-permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees or pitch tents on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River inside the Samburu Game Reserve.
DAY 2: SAMBURU
A full day in Samburu with two game drives (one at 0630 hrs and the other at 1530 hrs), each of approx. 3 hrs. Here, you will have a chance to search and see great herds of Elephants, The big cats – Lion, cheetah and Lepoart and other animals unique to this area of the country – the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, grevy’s zebra and oryx among others.Dinner and stay at a camp.
DAY 3: SAMBURU-MARSABIT
Breakfast at your campsite. Thereafter, we continue further North along the Trans-African highway to Marsabit, a town located on the slopes of an extinct volcano heavily forested on its upper slopes. There are some very steep hills, which are impassable if wet and weather permitting, we would enter the park, or else camp at the park gate. After setting up camp, we will visit the lodge inside the National Park (this will however depend on the weather as indicated above). You may see elephant, buffalo and kudu as the lodge is situated on the edge of a water-filled crater. As long as the park is dry we drive through thick forest to the famous Lake Paradise.
DAY 4: MARSABIT
After breakfast, we break camp and visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater before making our way back into the desert and lava flows. We arrive at Kalacha, a small settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert in the early afternoon and in time for lunch. The rest of the day is spent relaxing – there is a plunge pool, a perfect break from the scorching heat of the desert!
DAY 5: MARSABIT-LAKE TURKANA
We depart early crossing the Chalbi Desert. The desert cannot be crossed if wet but there are alternative roads around the North and South. We arrive at our semi -permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch. Here we have our traditional Turkana Huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake for use. If booked up, we pitch tents in an alternative campsite (rarely!). This is indeed a perfect place to relax protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.
DAY 6: LAKE TURKANA
We spend the day relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas. In addition, we visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas [optional] for traditional dances under a star studded sky at an extra cost if clients wish – An unforgettable experience! All meals and overnight at your campsite
DAY 7: LAKE TURKANA- MARALAL
We leave after shortly after breakfast and journey via South Horr and Baragoi to Maralal, another forested area. Here, the Samburu abound in their red-ochre. Dinner and stay at a campsite.
DAY 8: MARALAL- NAIROBI
Awake for breakfast and depart for Nairobi with packed Lunch.Heading south again via Laikipia Plains and Thompson Falls (Nyahururu).Reach Nairobi to reach in the late afternoon.
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