6 Days North kenya Camping Expedition
Tour Code: TAS 77

At a glance

The northern frontier part of Kenya is a wild and rugged area that is described as the "True Wilderness Frontier". Home to the nomadic Samburu nomadic group, the expansive Chalbi Desert, a highly scenic paradise for photographic enthusiasts and a region with colorful cultural nomadic people and experiences.

Experience the very best of the True African Wilderness! and the exclusive Northern "Big Five" - being the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Marsabit National Park

06:00 pick up as we begin the long drive towards Marsabit town and environs. Enjoy a scenic drive as you approach Nanyuki looking out for Mount Kenya, colorful fields approaching Isiolo, the magnificent Mount ololokwe (Samburu sacred mountain) before arriving at Marsabit. Time permitting; we visit Lake Paradise and Little Lake inside Marsabit national park. Here, an indigenous forest and a desert come together to create the most compelling landscape on earth. The dense forest in the park is also home to elephants, kudu, water buck and a variety of birds. You may visit the town on foot in the late afternoon as well. Overnight in an en-suite budget hotel in town (dinner included).

Days 2: Marsabit to Lake Turkana

Early breakfast before we depart the cool environs towards Lake Turkana as we traverse the Chalbi desert with its myriad of dunes and semi-desert landscape stopping to enjoy the scenery and experience. Arrive the great Jade sea in the late afternoon and visit Loiyangalani town on foot. Overnight at a budget en-suite hotel (breakfast, lunch & dinner included).

Days 3: Lake Turkana

The day is spent relaxing at the nearby lodge enjoying the swimming pool (optional) after the previous long days' drives. Additional optional activities include; visit to the desert museum, El Molo and Turkana village visits, enjoy a sunset boat ride on the lake or enjoy longer boat trips to South Island national park or the Nabuyatom crater (weather & wind dependent). Overnight back at the budget hotel in town (breakfast, lunch & dinner included).

Days 4: Lake Turkana to Ngurunit

After breakfast, we begin the long journey towards Ngurunit driving past the Turkana Wind farm. The scenery is breathtaking. Ngurunit is an oasis surrounded by the Ndoto mountains and home to Samburu and rendille tribes. Depending on the time we arrive; there is the option for you to enjoy a short walk up the Ndoto streams to the natural swimming pools for a swim and slide. Bring out your inner child as you enjoy this refreshing and fun experience! Overnight at basic accommodation (shared washrooms) (breakfast, lunch & dinner included).

Days 5: Ngurunit to Samburu Game Reserve

Enjoy breakfast as we make an optional visit to the women’s basket project to buy some souvenirs. We may visit the rock slides if the previous day did not permit before beginning the journey towards Samburu passing the magnificent Mount Ololokwe en route.

Arrive Samburu in time for an afternoon game drive. Samburu game reserve is home to the “special five.” These animals are only found in the North of Kenya; being the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. Be sure to look out for them on your game drive as well as lions and various other wildlife.

Overnight at a budget en-suite camp located just outside the reserve (breakfast, lunch & dinner included).

Days 6: Samburu to Nairobi

Early breakfast followed by final game drive in Samburu game reserve concentrating around the Ewaso Nyiro river; renowned for herds of Elephants wading across. Thereafter; we begin the long drive back towards Nairobi to arrive in the early evening with drop off at your accommodation. End of services.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Transport by fueled safari vehicle 4WD land cruiser
  • Services of professional English speaking driver/ guide
  • Accommodation as per meal plan indicated in double/ single (subject to availability)
  • Game drives and activities as per itinerary
  • Mineral water on duration of tour
  • Flying Doctors Service for emergency evacuation (please provide passport numbers & full names)

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities to staff
  • Optional activities as indicated; activities in lake turkana, ngurunit & all tribal village visits
  • Personal travel/ Medical insurance
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi
  • All flights and train bookings, but can be arranged on request
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers, but can be arranged at extra cost
  • All airport taxes and visas
  • All personal expenses and toiletries; e.g. additional mineral water, beverages & toiletries
  • Any other extras not stated as included above

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

Work with Top Africa Safaris

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.

24 hours turn around time that guarantees quick quotations and their respective itineraries

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