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13 Days Northen Kenya Wildlife, History & Cultural Safari in 4x4 Landcruiser

Nairobi | Samburu | Marsabit | Karacha/Chalbi Desert | Sibiloi/Koobi fora | L. Turkana | South Horr | Maralal | Sweetwaters

12 Days road safari that will take you to Northern Kenya; top wilderness and wildlife destinations, deep history, and cultural life of People in Northern Kenya. Let's discover together.

Tour Includes
  • Meet and Greet Services on arrival
  • Accommodation as stipulated on itinerary
  • 3 Meals while on safari - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport in a 4X4 Safari Landcruiser
  • Park Entrance Fees to National Parks and Game Reserves
  • English/Native Language Speaking Guide
  • Game Drives
  • Mineral Water
  • Airport Transfers
Tour Excludes
  • All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
  • Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended)
  • Premium Drinks / Beverages with meals
  • Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
  • Activities/Excursions not mentioned on itinerary

Itinerary in Pictures

13 Days Northen Kenya Wildlife, History & Cultural Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi City

Upon arrival; pick up and transfer to your hotel in the rest. Overnight and rest


Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast; depart for Samburu National Reserve to arrive in good time for lunch and rest. After lunch; leave for an afternoon game drive. Samburu is home to the big five and other unique wildlife species such as Somali Ostrich, Gravy’s Zebra, Oryx, and others.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, you will be picked by a compliant tour guide/driver from the hotel and driven to Samburu National Reserve. Drive north of the Equator to Samburu National Reserve, on the edge of Kenya’s semi-desert lands where you may encounter some of the animals and vegetation that are typical of this region such as the Grevy’s Zebra, the Reticulated Giraffe, and the Somali Ostrich. The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife of the picturesque surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser-visited regions in Kenya.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 4: Samburu National Reserve – Marsabit

Do an early morning game drive, return to your camp for a full buffet breakfast. Thereafter; leave for Marsabit via the singing well of the Boran tribe which is quite a colorful ceremony as they bring their livestock to water. Arrive at your camp/lodge in good time for lunch and rest. Leisure and rest in the afternoon. A walk in the town, the afternoon is recommended to interact with Borana People.

Dinner and Overnight at the Camp/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 5: Marsabit – Karacha / Chalbi Desert

Do an early morning game drive at Marsabit National Reserve including a stop-over at Lake Paradise which is a Natural water hole in this park which is essentially an oasis. Breakfast; depart for Karacha with lunch en route. Afternoon leisure at the Chalbi desert.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 6: Karacha / Chalbi desert – Sibiloi National Reserve / Kobi Fora

After breakfast, depart to Sibiloi National Reserve/Kobi Fora to arrive at your camp in good time for lunch. In the afternoon; Visit the birthplace of our ancestors on the shores of Lake Turkana. Here at Koobi Fora, you will find significant discoveries include relics dating back 3,000,000 years, including Paranthropus boisei and Turkana Boy, to name only two. Other notable finds include dozens of hominid fossils, including Australopithecus Sensu Lato discovered by Dr. Richard Leakey, Homo Habilis discovered by Bernard Ngeves, and one of the most widely renowned finds of all human fossils -- Homo Erectus, the Turkana Boy (aka Nariokotome Boy), discovered by Kamoya Kimeu, a research excavator to Dr. Leakey. Also, you will get a chance to visit the elephant site and also the petrified forest.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 7: Sibiloi National Reserve / Kobi Fora – Lake Turkana / Loiyangalani

In the morning after breakfast, leave for Loiyangalani on the shore of Lake Turkana to arrive in good time for lunch at your camp/lodge. Rest for the afternoon at leisure for a well-deserved rest having discovered and learned the history of early human discoveries. A guided walking tour is recommended as you encounter Turkana, Samburu, Borana, and Redille tribe.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 8: Lake Turkana / Loiyangalani

A full day at the shores of Lake Turkana during which you can visit the El-Molo tribesman in the village who is said to be the smallest tribe in Africa, at an extra cost. Rest for the day. Caution should be excised near the lake as its waters are crocodile-infested. You will also get a chance to have a boat ride with the Elmoro tribe guide.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 9: Lake Turkana / Loiyangalani – Maralal

Breakfast is followed by a drive from Lake Turkana to Maralal arriving at the Game Sanctuary for game viewing or camel riding. On the way, you will see the Samburu people who dominate this harsh environment. The park is home to zebra, eland, hyena, and other animals.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 10: Maralal – Sweetwater’s

After breakfast, leave for Sweetwater’s to arrive in good time for lunch and rest at your camp. After Lunch, We visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens! In fact, Sweetwater boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Moreover, the camp has its own private waterhole and salt lick so we’ll be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters.

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 11: Sweetwater’s

Spend the full day exploring sweetwaters is a privately owned conservancy, overlooking the peaks of Mount Kenya. The conservancy has a great number of wildlife including all the big five animals (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo) among other games. The conservancy also has a special sanctuary that shelters several rare and endangered species including black rhino, Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest, and Chimpanzees. The Chimpanzee sanctuary is the only one in Kenya. It is a home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees, rehabilitating them to help them learn to live by themselves as in their own habitat. 

Dinner and Overnight at the camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner


Day 12: Sweetwater’s - Nairobi

Do an early morning game drive, return to your camp for a full brunch. Thereafter; proceed to Nairobi to arrive in good time for drop off at Airport/Nairobi hotel.

Safari prices by season, no. of persons & accommodation category

High Season

Standard

5th January - 31st March / 1st November - 22nd December

 

2 Persons: $ 4,200 Per Person Sharing

 

Samburu: Lions Cave Camp or Similar

Marsabit: Marsabit Lodge or Similar

Kalacha/Chalbi Desert: Kalacha Camp or Similar

Sibiloi NR/Koobi Fora: Koobi Fora Base Camp or Similar

Lake Turkana/Loiyangalani: Oasis Lodge or Similar

Maralal: Samburu Guest Houses

Sweetwaters: Sweetwaters Tented Camp or Similar

 

Peak Season

Standard

1st July - 31st October / 23rd December - 4th January 

 

2 Persons: $ 5,000 Per Person Sharing

 

Samburu: Lions Cave Camp or Similar

Marsabit: Marsabit Lodge or Similar

Kalacha/Chalbi Desert: Kalacha Camp or Similar

Sibiloi NR/Koobi Fora: Koobi Fora Base Camp or Similar

Lake Turkana/Loiyangalani: Oasis Lodge or Similar

Maralal: Samburu Guest Houses

Sweetwaters: Sweetwaters Tented Camp or Similar

 

Low Season

Standard

1st April - 30th June 

 

2 Persons: $ 3,400 Per Person Sharing

 

Samburu: Lions Cave Camp or Similar

Marsabit: Marsabit Lodge or Similar

Kalacha/Chalbi Desert: Kalacha Camp or Similar

Sibiloi NR/Koobi Fora: Koobi Fora Base Camp or Similar

Lake Turkana/Loiyangalani: Oasis Lodge or Similar

Maralal: Samburu Guest Houses

Sweetwaters: Sweetwaters Tented Camp or Similar

 

Tailormake this tour

A tailormade tour will put you in control of what you would like to do and experience in your safari to Africa. The above is just an indication of what an itinerary can be like.

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