8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS NORTHERN KENYA-LAKE TURKANA CAMPING

8 days/7 nights Northern Kenya-Lake Turkana camping adventure presents an opportunity to camp in traditional Turkana huts and visits to local communities to enjoy traditional dances under a star studded sky.

Parks to visit

Lake Bogoria National Park, Lake Baringo, South Horr, Lake Turkana, Maralal, Samburu National Reserve

Attractions and activities

Game drives, the big five, guided nature walk, cultural and tribal visits, birding, photography, scenery viewing, boating

Accommodation

Basic camping on full board accommodation

Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Early morning departure to Lake Bogoria through the Great Rift Valley arriving for lunch and thereafter spending the rest of the afternoon game viewing around the beautiful lake.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Campsite

Day 2: Lake Bogoria National Reserve – Lake Baringo – South Horr
Morning departure to Lake Baringo where you will visit the lake shortly before proceeding to south Horr where you break for the night. With lunch en route, explore the lakeside watching out for the hippos. Proceed to south Horr climbing out of the Great Rift Valley towards Maralal and passing by the homesteads of the red-ochred Samburu people, who are still nomadic. Enjoy a spectacular and scenic climb up Losiolo and down past Baragoi to South Horr where you will camp next to a small clear stream.
Dinner and overnight at the campsite

Day 3: South Horr – Lake Turkana
Early morning departure to Lake Turkana with the rough road getting worse as you descend across ancient lava flows towards the Jade Sea and the Oasis Loiyangalani lying between the lake and Mt. Kulal. You will arrive at your campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch and settle in your traditional Turkana huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake. Indeed a perfect place to relax protected from scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.
All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 4: Lake Turkana
Spend the day relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas where crocodiles and birds may be spotted. In addition, you will visit the Loiyangalani communities living around this region. Afterwards break for lunch then in the evening if available, you may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under a star studded sky if you wish.
All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 5: Lake Turkana – Maralal
Early morning climb up the Horr valley and drive back to Baragoi. Spend the day at this area exploring the local tribes and the fascinating dry landscape. On this day, you will camp further South at Maralal.
All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 6: Maralal – Samburu National Reserve
Early morning departure to Samburu National Reserve for a slight change in environment. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying game drives within the park which is home to the 3 big cats.
All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 7: Samburu National Reserve
Spend the full day game viewing in the park. Elephants abound: you may see lion, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grey’s zebra and Oryx.

Day 8: Samburu National Reserve – Nairobi
Early morning departure back to Nairobi with lunch en route. The road back to Nairobi passes over the high shoulder of Mt. Kenya arriving late in the afternoon.

Inclusions:

All park entrance fees and game drives
Accommodation and meals including picnic lunches to the last day of safari
A professional and experienced Tour driver/guide
A professional safari chef
Flying doctors emergency evacuation insurance
Transport from Nairobi in a customized safari van or 4×4 safari land cruiser (window seat guaranteed for every client)
Applicable government taxes
Exclusions:

Cultural visit to Maasai or Samburu / Turkana villages
Beverages and soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Extra optional activities such as boat rides/camel rides/cycling/guided nature walks e.t.c
International or local flight fares
Tipping
Personal travel insurance
Any other item not mentioned in itinerary