Safari Code: SWN002
Safari Duration (Days): 12
Price (USD): 4500
Custom Tags: Kenya, Photographic Safari, Tribal & Cultural
Culture, breathtaking scenery and wildlife stand at the forefront of this safari ! The main focus of this trip is the desert Lake Turkana, that remains wild and un-touched with its outstanding cultural tribes. You will encounter the Samburu, Rendille, El Molo, Dasenich Tribes among others. The festival is the main event on this safari and it will bring these cultures close to you in a way you will never experience it otherwise. You will also encounter wildlife in Samburu Reserve and the Great Rift Valley Lakes.

*The minimum number of participants for this trip is 6 persons. Bookings should take place as soon as possible but until latest end of February 2020. As soon as the minimum number of participants is fulfilled, we will send a written confirmation to all interested parties.*

Brief Itinerary

Day
Place
Highlights
Hotel
1
Nairobi
Arrival & transfer to your Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton
2
Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve
Afternoon game drive in the Reserve
Samburu Game Lodge
3
Samburu Game Reserve
Full day game viewing
Samburu Game Lodge
4
Samburu Game Reserve - Marsabit
Afternoon game drive
Catholic Guest House
5
Marsabit - Loiyangalani
View preparations of the festival
Palm Shade Camp
6 & 7
Loiyangalani
Tribal performances
Palm Shade Camp
8
Loiyangalani - Maralal
Time at leisure
Ngari Hill Guest House
9
Maralal - Lake Baringo
Lake activities available
Island Camp
10
Lake Bogoria / Lake Baringo
Lake Bogoria park tour
Island Camp
11
Lake Baringo - Lake Nakuru National Park
Game drive around the scenic lake
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
12
Lake Nakuru National Park - Nairobi
Travel to Nairobi for departure
N/A

Pricing

Travel Date
Per Person Sharing (Based on 6 Persons in a vehicle)
Single Room Supplement
1 Apr - 15 Jun 2020
USD. 4,500.00
USD 600.00
*The pricing is indicative. Pricing depends on the season and number of travelers.

Other Information

  • All airport transfers on arrival / departure
  • Transportation and exclusive use of custom safari built 4 wheel drive vehicle with pop-up roof / roof hatches
  • 01 Night bed & breakfast accommodation at THE FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
  • 02 Nights full board accommodation at SAMBURU GAME LODGE
  • 01 Night full board accommodation at CATHOLIC GUEST HOUSE
  • 03 Nights on full board accommodation at PALM SHADE CAMP
  • 01 Night full board accommodation at NGARI HILL GUEST HOUSE
  • 02 Nights on full board accommodation at BARINGO ISLAND CAMP
  • 01 Night full board accommodation at SAROVA LION HILL LODGE
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide (member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association)
  • Park entrance fees for Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Bogoria & Lake Nakuru Na-tional Park and Marsabit National Park
  • Samburu Village visit
  • Mineral water in the vehicle during the safari
  • Armed security escorts where required.
  • Packed meals where required
  • Evacuation insurance
  • Travel / medical insurance ,
  • Tips / gratuities for driver / guide and hotel staff,
  • Change of safari itinerary,
  • Any extras, excursions not mentioned above e.g. extra meals,
  • Village entrance fees, Visa fees,
  • Return flights to / from your home country,
  • Any Item of personal nature
PRE- or POST Safari Extensions: We offer wonderful pre- or post- Safari extensions to a variety of National parks & game reserves. 
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Key

BB:
Bed & Breakfast
Half Board:
2 Meals per day (Breakfast / Dinner)
Full Board:
3 Meals per day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at the Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Sunworld and Four Points by Sheraton holding a signboard with your name on it and the hotel logo as well. If you wish to change money into the local currency, we advise that you do it while at the airport. You will then be transferred to your airport hotel for overnight stay. (Four Points by Sheraton Airport Hotel - Bed & Breakfast).

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 2

Nairobi/Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast at approx. 0700 Hrs you will be picked up by your guide and depart for Samburu National Reserve which will be approx. 6 Hrs drive.
Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country.
Samburu is inhabited by a wide variety of animals, more so the rare species such as the long- necked gerenuk, gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx.
Other animals include the leopard, the mighty lion, elephants; crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippo. Arrival in time for lunch, followed by unlimited afternoon game drive exploring the beauty that is within Samburu and its richness in wildlife and birdlife.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 3

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with unlimited game drives.

You may choose to go out for a morning game drive and return for breakfast to your camp. If you would like to have another game drive after breakfast pls. inform your guide and he will be happy to oblige. Most animals rest during the hot lunch hour and ideally you will see most game again in the afternoon. The landscape is stunning and with a bit of luck you may see Elephants in the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River, a beautiful sight. Meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 4

Samburu Game Reserve / Marsabit (Approx. 4 Hrs drive)

After our sunrise Samburu Village visit and breakfast. Begin your drive to Marsabit at around 1000 Hrs with packed lunches.
Arrival in Marsabit late afternoon. Check-in to your accommodations at the Catholic Guest House.
Thereafter at around 1530 Hrs depart for a late afternoon game drive in Marsabit National Park. 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 birdlife and wildlife.
Major wildlife attractions include the African elephant, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, Grant's gazelle and many other small antelopes.
Marsabit is the home for the Gabras / Rendille and the Borana tribes.
Dinner and overnight at Catholic Guest House

Meal Plan: Half Board

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Day 5

Marsabit / Loiyangalani – Approx. 6 Hrs drive

Early morning departure for Loiyangalani with packed lunch / bites purchased to arrive late afternoon. The Lake Turkana Festival will be the highlight of your safari ….this being the first day of the festival you will find most of the tribal groups in their early stages of preparations. The event features unique performances and cultural traditions of at least twelve ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Burji, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee,and Waata. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the twelve tribes, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music is a unique and fascinating experience in particular in light of the stunning geographical characteristics and the limited general knowledge about the Lake Turkana and Marsabit County. Dinner and overnight at Palm Shade Camp

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 6 & 7

Full days in Loiyangalani

The next 02 days will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and get a chance to interact and photograph them.

There is a possibility of visiting the Southern Island but this depends on wind situation as there are no powerful boats in this area. You can make a walk on the lakeshore of lake Turkana.

If you want to visit also the villages of the different ethnic communities, please talk to your guide. He will assist you. Additional charges can arise. Meals and overnight at Palm Shade Camp

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 8

Loiyangalani / Maralal (Approx. 7 Hrs drive)

After breakfast depart for Maralal with packed lunches to arrive late afternoon. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this remote town. Dinner and overnight at Ngari Hill Guest House

Meal Plan: Half Board

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Day 9

Maralal / Lake Baringo

After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. Some of you may partake the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake while others could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks. Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups!!! Meals and overnight at Island Camp

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 10

Day trip to Lake Bogoria – overnight in Baringo

Breakfast at your lodge until 0830 Hrs when you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore.

Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya.
The coxswain may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle.
Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers.
Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes. Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Island camp

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 11

Lake Baringo / Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast at your lodge depart for Lake Nakuru National Park which is approx.2.5 Hrs drive away to arrive midmorning.

Proceed on for a game drive immediately only to check-in at your lodge in time for lunch.

Afternoon game drive in search of Lion and the otherwise elusive leopard leading you to the famous Baboon Cliff which offers a fantastic view of the Lake and the National Park. The Park is a home to a high concentration of wildlife despite its proximity to the Nakuru Town.

The simple coexistence between people and wildlife in this region is quite amazing. A visit to the famous Makalia falls spices your experience as it gives you the opportunity to leave your vehicle for a while to catch a glimpse of the splendid waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 12

Drive back to Nairobi & Outbound departure

Your last morning game drive and breakfast. Freshen up and check-out from your lodge rooms. At approx. 1000 Hrs begin your drive back to Nairobi arriving by 1300 Hrs.

A farewell lunch is planned for you all at the Carnivore Restaurant that gives you a chance to recap on your just concluded safari and say last goodbyes to the friends you will have made. Thereafter drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your out-bound flights.

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