8-Days -Lake Turkana camping Adventure safari
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Lake Turkana Camping safari
8 Days- Lake
Turkana Adventures in Kenya via Baragoi Tour Code - CTS
Lake Turkana Camping safari
Travel is an ideal Safari for clients who do not
mind roughing it, and who want to get off the
usual tourism route. Lake 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. Un touched by Western Influence.
Lake Turkana camping Adventures is run in sturdy land cruisers or especially designed expedition trucks as you will be travelling off the beaten track on some of Africa's worst roads. You will traverse along some of Africa's worst roads; see beautiful mountain forest surrounded on all sides by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at our camp on the shores of the Jade Sea (Lake Turkana).You will however get the opportunity to see beautiful mountains and forests, surrounded on all sides by hot dusty deserts.
The Local Tribes that live here are some of the most captivating people in Africa and are sure to leave a long-lasting impression on you during your visit. These tribes include the nomadic pastoralists the Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, Boran, Gabbra and El - Molo.
Safari to Lake turkana in Kenya
Day 1: Nairobi - samburu
Drive past the slopes of the mountain to Samburu Game Park. Game drive to flash out the numerous wildlife that are to be found in this 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 2 Samburu
A full day is spent viewing wildlife in the park. Among the rare species to be seen are the gerenuk, grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe etc. Traditional dancing is performed by Samburu tribesmen by the camp fire upon request.
Day 3: Samburu – baragoi
An early start through Samburu country where we can see the local people adorned in their striking red ochre clothing and beadwork decoration. We pass through the colorful town of Maralal and continue north through rugged country to Baragoi for dinner and overnight at our Private Tented Camp.
Day 4: Baragoi - lake turkana
Continue past South Horr to the lake also known as the Jade Sea. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Lake Turkana
the day is spent relaxing and you may visit the local lodge to swim or hire a boat to visit the surrounding area (at an extra cost).
Turkana, formerly L. Rudolf is now named after one of the tribes who live on its shores and it is in this area that Richard Leakey uncovered the three million year old fossils of 'Homo Erectus.
This pre historic site is now known as the "Cradle of Mankind". The Lake is also known as the "Jade Sea" because of its remarkable blue – green colour. This is a result of algae particles, which shift with changes of the wind and light, so that the water surface shifts from blue to grey to fabulous jade. The lake is home to the largest population of Nile crocodiles in the world. If the weather permits we take a short sunset boat ride to the surrounding areas.
Day 6: Maralal
We depart after break fast via the Horr Valley situated between Mount Nyiro and Ol Doinye Mara viewing the breath taking scenery as we continue to climb on torturous, rocky hills to Maralal. Near Maralal is one of the most breaths taking scenes in all of Kenya – the Losiolo escarpment, an endless stretch as land drops down to the Suguta valley.
Maralal is the unofficial capital of the Samburu people and has a distinctly frontier feel about it, like something out of a 'wild west' movie. It boasts a colourful Samburu market and a game sanctuary that lies just outside of town. Maralal is also home of the Maralal International Camel Derby that happens once a year between July and October and attracts riders and spectators from the four corners of the world
Day 7: Marala – Lake Baringo
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 8: Lake Baringo –
Lake Nakuru National Park.
After breakfast you will have the option to enjoy the splendour of a Boat ride as you view birds and hippos that inhabit this lake after which you will continue wth your journey to Lake Nakuru arriving by mid afternoon.
Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi
You will rise up to an early breakfast. Thereafter, you take an extensive game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park the whole of the morning (0700hrs to 1200hrs). After a hot lunch in a restaurant, proceed to Nairobi arriving in the evening.
Cost per person sharing
Price: US$ 1240 per person sharing
The price includes:
- Transport in a custom made 4x4 Land cruisers – each person is guaranteed a window seat
- Accommodation in camps on full board basis
- Game drives
- Services of a driver / guide
- Flying Doctors emergency
- Hotel accommodations in Nairobi before and after the safari can be arranged on request.
- Personal travel insurance
- Cultural visits to Samburu / Turkana Villages
- Boat ride in Lake Turkana
- Park fees in samburu, Lake turkana and Lake Baringo.
- Personal effects
- Extras not mentioned above