Northern Frontier Safari & Lake Turkana Festival .

Culture, breathtaking scenery and wildlife stand at the forefront of this safari ! The main focus of this trip is the desert Lake Turkana, that remains wild and untouched with its outstanding cultural tribes. You will encounter the Samburu, Rendille, El Molo, Dasenich Tribes among others. The festival is the main event on this safari and it will bring these cultures close to you in a way you will never experience it otherwise. You will also encounter wildlife in Samburu Reserve and the Great Rift Valley Lakes.

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$3480 - $3815
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
12 days
Best months:
May June
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Itinerary in Detail:

Day 01 (25th May 2015): Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and safari driver guide. If you wish to change money into the local currency it would be advisable if you do it while at the airport.

Your driver / guide will then transfer you to your town hotel. 

Dinner on own arrangement.

Overnight at The Eka Hotel – Bed & Breakfast basis

Day 02 (26th May 2015): Nairobi / Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast at approx. 0700 Hrs you will be picked up by your guide and depart for Samburu National Reserve which will be approx. 6 Hrs drive.

Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colourful game viewing in the country.

Samburu is inhabited by a wide variety of animals, more so the rare species such as the long- necked gerenuk, gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx.

Other animals include the leopard, the mighty lion, elephants; crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippo. Arrival in time for lunch, followed by unlimited afternoon gamedrive exploring the beauty that is within Samburu and its richness in wildlife and birdlife.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge – Full board basis

Day 03 (27th May 2015): Full day in Samburu Game Reserve

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with unlimited game drives. You may choose to go out for a morning game drive and return for breakfast to your camp. If you would like to have another game drive after breakfast pls. inform your guide and he will be happy to oblige. Most animals rest during the hot lunch hour and ideally you will see most game again in the afternoon. The landscape is stunning and with a bit of luck you may see Elephants in the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River, a beautiful sight. Meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge – Full board basis

Day 04 (28th May 2015): Samburu Game Reserve / Marsabit (Approx. 4 Hrs drive)

After our sunrise Samburu Village visit and breakfast. Begin your drive to Marsabit at around 1000 Hrs with packed lunches.

Arrival in Marsabit late afternoon. Check-in to your accommodations at the Catholic Guest House.

Thereafter at around 1530 Hrs depart for a late afternoon game drive in Marsabit National Park. The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of birdlife and wildlife.

Major wildlife attractions include the African elephant, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, Grant's gazelle and many other small antelopes.

Marsabit is the home for the Gabras / Rendille and the Borana tribes.

Dinner and overnight at Catholic Guest House – Full board basis.


Day 5 (29th May 2014): Marsabit / Loiyangalani – Approx. 6 Hrs drive

Early morning departure for Loiyangalani with packed lunch / bites purchased to arrive late afternoon. The Lake Turkana Festival will be the highlight of your safari ….this being the first day of the festival you will find most of the tribal groups in their early stages of preparations.  The event features unique performances and cultural traditions of at least twelve ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Burji, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee,and Waata. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the twelve tribes, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music is a unique and fascinating experience – in particular in light of the stunning geographical characteristics and the limited general knowledge about the Lake Turkana and Marsabit County. Dinner and overnight at Palm Shade Camp – Full board basis

Day 6 & 7 (30th & 31st May 2015): Full days in Loiyangalani

The next 02 days will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and get a chance to interact and photograph them.

There is a possibility of visiting the Southern Island but this depends on wind situation as there are no powerful boats in this area.

You can make a walk on the lakeshore of lake Turkana.

If you want to visit also the villages of the different ethnic communities, please talk to your guide. He will assist you. Additional charges can arise. 

Meals and overnight at Palm Shade Camp – Full board basis

Day 08 (01st June 2015): Loiyangalani / Maralal (Approx. 7 Hrs drive)

After breakfast depart for Maralal with packed lunches to arrive late afternoon. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this remote town. Dinner and overnight at Ngari Hill Guest House – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 09 (02nd June 2015): Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may per-take the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

 Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.

The coxswaine may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.

Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.

Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff – Full board basis

Day 11 (04th June 2015): Lake Baringo / Lake Nakuru National Park                

 After breakfast at your lodge depart for Lake Nakuru National Park which is approx.2.5 Hrs drive away to arrive midmorning.

Proceed on for a game drive immediately only to check-in at your lodge in time for lunch.

Afternoon game drive in search of Lion and the otherwise elusive leopard leading you to the famous Baboon Cliff which offers a fantastic view of the Lake and the National Park. The Park is a home to a high concentration of wildlife despite its proximity to the Nakuru Town.

The simple coexistence between people and wildlife in this region is quite amazing. A visit to the famous Makalia falls spices your experience as it gives you the opportunity to leave your vehicle for a while to catch a glimpse of the splendid waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge – Full board basis

Day 12 (05th June 2015): Drive back to Nairobi & Outbound departure                                                                                    

Your last morning game drive and breakfast. Freshen up and check-out from your lodge rooms. At approx. 1000 Hrs begin your drive back to Nairobi arriving by 1300 Hrs.

A farewell lunch is planned for you all at the Pampa Grill that gives you a chance to recap on your just concluded safari and say last goodbyes to the friends you will have made.  Thereafter drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your outbound flights.

 

 

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  • ITINERARY IN BRIEF — MAY /JUNE 2015
  • Day 01 (25th May 2015): Arrival in Nairobi
  • Day 02 (26th May 2015): DRIVE to Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 03 (27th May 2015): Full day in Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 04 (28th May 2015): DRIVE from Samburu to Marsabit
  • Day 05 (29th May 2015): DRIVE from Marsabit to Loyangalani
  • Day 06 (30th May 2015): Full day in Loyangalani
  • Day 07 (31st May 2015): Full day in Loyangalani
  • Day 08 (01st June 2015): DRIVE from Loyangalani to Maralal
  • Day 09 (02nd June 2015): DRIVE from Maralal to Lake Baringo
  • Day 10 (03rd June 2015): Day trip to Lake Baringo
  • Day 11 (04th June 2015): Drive from Lake Baringo to Lake Nakuru
  • Day 12 (05th June 2015): Drive back to Nairobi and outbound departure

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