Kenya Camping Safaris: Lake Turkana

8 DAYS LAKE TURKANA VIA LAKE BARINGO

The expedition is in a purposely-built truck, this rugged 1,600 km safari to vanishing Africa tackles some of Africa’s worst roads, crosses dusty deserts and high mountains and takes you to the sparkling waters of the Jade Sea Lake Turkana.

Day 1 : NAIROBI - LAKE BARINGO

Leave Nairobi in the morning stopping at the top of the world to view the great Rift Valley. Lunch at Nakuru and arrive at Lake Baringo late afternoon. Watch out for hippo while you shower. Overnight at the campsite or similar.

Day 2: LAKE BARINGO - SOUTH HORR

Climb out of the Rift Valley in the morning head towards Maralal and the red-ochred Samburu people, who are still nomadic and proud. Then another spectacular climb up Losiolo and down past Baragoi to South Horr where we camp next to a small clear stream.

Day 3: SOUTH HORR - LAKE TURKANA [LOIYANGALANI]

Break early in the morning for Lake Turkana. The rough road gets worse as we descend across ancient lava flows towards the Jade Sea and the Oasis Loiyangalani lying between the lake and Mt. Kulal. We arrive at our permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch and settle in our 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.

Day 4: LAKE TURKANA [LOIYANGALANI]

We 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, we visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under a star studded sky at an extra cost if clients wish. Unforgettable experience.

Day 5: LAKE TURKANA [LOIYANGALANI]- MARALAL

Up the Horr valley and back to Baragoi, camping further South at Maralal.

Day 6: MARALAL- SAMBURU

We arrive at Samburu park around lunch time and settle in our Permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River.

Day 7: SAMBURU

A day game viewing in the park. Elephants abound: you may see lion, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grey's zebra and Oryx.

Day 8: SAMBURU - NAIROBI

The road back to Nairobi passes over the high shoulder of Mt. Kenya. Lunch on the way arriving in Nairobi by later afternoon.

 
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