10 Days Lake Turkana Camping Safari Tours

10 Days Lake Turkana Camping Safari is an ideal Safari for clients who do not mind roughing it, and who want to get off the usual tourism route. Turkana expeditions not only offers some spectacular scenery with the highlights been the Lakes, but also offers you the chance to meet some of the most remote tribes in Africa. This is a rarely visited part of Kenya, as it is fairly remote, but those who make the journey are well rewarded with a memorable experience encompassing so much more than just a safari. This is place where the journey is very much part of the destination- and it is only by taking the long difficult road that a real sense of remoteness is gained.
 

Location

Day 1: Nairobi - Sweetwater’s Game Reserve
Our 10 Days Lake Turkana Camping Safari depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the Thika plantation to Sweetwaters Sanctuary for an afternoon game drive to see the wildlife including rehabilitated chimpanzees. We will arrive in our Hotel in Nanyuki town in time for lunch. After lunch, we will proceed to the Sweetwaters Sanctuary for the game drive coming back to the hotel late in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Nanyuki Simba Hotel meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Sweetwater’s Game Reserve – Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, break up your camp and proceed to Samburu game reserve to arrive there in time for the afternoon game drive in the park. Samburu National Reserve becoming one of Kenya’s most admired stops after the Mara which hosts the uncommon Gravy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx, Elephant and crocodile and bird life. Dinner and overnight at a campsite

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve – Marsabit National Park
Depart Samburu and proceed to Marsabit arriving in time for lunch. Marsabit National Park lies in northern Kenya, about 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district. 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 bird life.

Major wildlife species include the African elephant, the endangered Gravy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bush buck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, grant gazelles and many other small antelopes. The park is famous for its elephant named Ahmed that was provided with 24 hr security surveillance by presidential decree in the 70’s, to demonstrate Kenya’s commitment to wildlife conservation. Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 4: Marsabit National Park – Kalacha
We visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater before making our way back into the desert and lava flows. The Rendille people in their bright red outfits, earrings and beads make it a vibrant place and the best place to take in the cornucopia of culture is the lively market. All meals and overnight at the camp

Day 5: Kalacha – Lake Turkana
We depart early after breakfast at the camp crossing the Chalbi Desert to Lake Turkana arriving in time for lunch. While it is the lake that provides the nominal incentives for doing this trip, it is the people of northern Kenya that make the most lasting impression, nomadic pastoralists such as the Gabbra, Turkana and Samburu whose adherence to a strictly traditional lifestyle and dress is practically unique in modern East Africa. In small villages such as North Horr or Kalacha, even in the city of Loiyangalani, you could be forgiven for thinking that the whole human spectacle is being put on for tourists. All Meals and Overnight at the campsite

Day 6: Lake Turkana
The lake is home to the largest population of Nile crocodiles in the world. The rocks of the surrounding area are predominantly volcanic. Central Island is an active volcano, emitting vapors. Outcrops and rocky shores are found on the East and South shores of the lake, while dunes, spits and flats are on the West and North, at a lower elevation. All Meals and Overnight at the campsite

Day 7: Lake Turkana – Tuum Camel Safari
Departing Lake Turkana we head south to Tuum, situated on the west of Mount. Nyiro which stands to the East of the Suguta Valley with a picnic lunch, you get the chance to walk with camels and Samburu guides in these breath-taking landscapes for a few hours to the foothills of Mt. Nyiro. Dinner and overnight at a campsite

Day 8: Maralal
After breakfast, we go to early morning walk in the cool and spectacular African sunrise for some hours after that we drive to Maralal arriving in time for lunch. All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 9: Maralal – Lake Baringo
After breakfast, we head south to visit Lake Baringo where we spend the night at a campsite sleeping amongst the grazing hippos and watch the birds. There are only two fresh water Lakes in the Rift Valley and Lake Baringo is one of them, surrounded by large arid plains it looks like an oasis in a desert. The lake is also an ornithologist’s paradise since the lake is houses over 450 species of birds including the largest of the heron species, called the Goliath heron.

Birds are attracted here because it is filled up with a variety of rare fish species. Hippos and crocodiles also find the ecosystem favorable along the shores of the lake. The rock hyrax is another animal that you cannot go without seeing. Also, nearby is a spectacular hot spring which attracts large numbers of visitors annually. All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 10: Lake Baringo – Nairobi
Early morning boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile and fish eagle. Drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon.

SAFARI INCLUDES:
Extensive Game drives
Use of 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser fitted with pop-up roof
All meals included while on safari
Full board Accommodation
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back

PRICES EXCLUDE;
International Airfare
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary.