12 days kenya cultural safari

12 Days Kenya Cultural Safari

Nairobi | Samburu | Marsabit | Chalbi Desert | Loyangalani | Lake Turkana | Maralal | Lake Nakuru | Maasai Mara | Nairobi

Day 01: Arrival - Samburu Game Reserve

Pick up from Nairobi in the morning.
Road transfer from Nairobi Samburu game reserve, on the way stopping at the Equator en-route, at the slopes of Mt. Kenya (We continue driving to Isiolo which is the start of the Northern Frontier District. Arrive at The Samburu Reserve for check in - followed by lunch. 1500 hrs - Proceed on with afternoon game viewing at the park.
Overnight Ashnil Samburu Camp (LD) 315 km

Day 02: Marsabit (Via Seredupi & Laisamis)

Breakfast at the camp.
After breakfast visit Samburu Villages then depart to Marsabit.
Morning driving through the Losai National Park viewing volcanic vents situated on the Seredupi Plain (weather permitting) and stopping at Laisamis for lunch. We continue driving to the Marsabit National Park, stopping to view an extinct volcano. In the afternoon we take a guided walk with a KWS Ranger around Lake Paradise.
Marsabit Lodge is situated within Marsabit National Park, which is one of the best kept wildlife secrets sanctuaries in the world.
Overnight Marsabit Lodge (BLD) 227 km

Day 03: Chalbi Desert

Heading north over outcrops of lava rock we enter a land populated by the Borana & Gabbra tribes. The Chalbi desert is a white salt pan totally surrounded by extinct volcanoes and ancient lava flows.
The Chalbi Desert is a huge area of around 100,000 sq km of virtually flat sandy desert, to the east of Lake Turkana. The reason to visit this incredibly remote palm-lined oasis is to watch the camels come to water and to interact with the fascinating Gabbra tribe's people.
Overnight Catholic Guest Hse. (BLD).

Day 04: Chalbi Desert

Many wells are dug into the rock and sand, where Rendille and Samburu water their animals whilist singing and chanting their prayers to the rhythm of their labour.
Overnight Catholic Guest Hse. (BLD)

Day 05: Loyangalani Oasis - Lake Turkana

Road transfer to Loyangalani Oasis on Lake Turkana, stopping en-route for lunch, remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight Palm Shade Camp (LDBB) 250 km

Day 06: Loyangalani Oasis – Lake Turkana

Day free with optional trip visit to South Island (Arranged on the ground) South Island is 39 sq km and was established as a national park in 1983 again for the protection of the Nile crocodile's breeding ground. South Island is also home to several species of venomous snakes, including vipers, puff adders and cobras approximately 30-km round trip by boat Clients need to be aware that the terrain of South Island is rugged, access is difficult and there is no permanent human settlement on the island. Only well-equipped travellers should consider making the trip out to the island.
Overnight Palm Shade Camp (LDBB)

Day 07: Maralal

We depart on a stony road heading further south via jagged peaks of Mount Nyiru as we traverse across lava flows and sand fields as well as Mt,. Kulal and finally to the hillside market town of Maralal, pioneered by Somali settlers in the 1920‟s. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Ngari Hill Ecolodge (BLD) 325 km

Day 08: Maralal

Full day in Maralal with half day visit to the Maralal National Sanctuary Chance of seeing alot of camels - you can have optional camel ride excursion payable direct.
Overnight at Ngari Hill Ecolodge (BLD)

Day 09: Lake Nakuru National Park

0730 hrs - After breakfast depart with lunch boxes to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy your lunch boxes enroute.
Evening arrival into Nairobi - drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

Day 10: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

0630hrs- served with breakfast by the camp before setting off on a road trip to Maasai Mara, you shall have some stopovers to stretch your legs and also visit the washrooms. Arrive later in the afternoon in the Mara and check in at Sentrim Mara Tented Lodge 4*

1600hrs - After enjoying your afternoon Kenyan tea and coffee - Head out this afternoon, for an exciting game viewing adventure. Search some of the area`s wildlife hot-spots determined by your driver guide, as they`ve learned and now understand the games daily routines through tracking. Some wildlife is more difficult than others to spot, for instance the Leopard. These spotted cats blends almost seamlessly into the tall grass and shrubbery, and are even more challenging to spot up in their favorite hangout, the trees. Your guide will take you to nearby watering holes, where on a hot day, you might spot many bird and wildlife species, including the elusive cats.

1830hrs - After game drive head back to your lodge. Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Tented Lodge 4*. [B,L,D]

Day 11: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

0700hrs - Enjoy your buffet breakfast.
After breakfast depart with lunch boxes for a FULL DAY GAME VIEWING.

Masai Mara Game Reserve provides the necessary requirements to house a wide range of animal species. The most recognized are known worldwide as the African Big 5 which includes the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Leopard, and the King of the beasts, the Lion.

Evening return back to your tented Lodge. Accommodation: Sentrim Mara Tented Lodge 4*. [B,L,D]

Day 12: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

(The drive will be about 5 hours. (300 kms)
0500 hrs - Depart with breakfast boxes and drive back to Nairobi.
1030 hrs - Arrival into Nairobi - drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

Set Departures: Daily

Who can do this Safari: Everyone

NB: This is an indication of the type of itinerary you can do. You have the option to customize this itinerary to suit your interests in terms of destinations you would like to visit and/or activities you would prefer to do.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at JKIA - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi Hotel.
  • Domestic Flights.
  • Full Board on Safari
  • All transport in designed safari vehicle 4x4WD with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees

Tour Exclusions

  • The cost of obtaining visas
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc.
  • International flights.
  • International departure taxes.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in 'our price includes'.

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