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8 Days Lake Turkana Safari

8-Day Turkana Safari – This is a cultural and scenic adventure through the remote Lake Turkana in the North of Kenya. You will traverse along some of Africa`s rough roads with an opportunity to see endemic wildlife in the North of Kenya, a beautiful mountain forest surrounded by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at the shores of the beautiful Jade Sea (Lake Turkana). As well as spectacular scenery is the people of northern Kenya that Make the most lasting impression; Nomadic pastoralists such as the Gabbra, Turkana, and Samburu whose adherence to a strictly traditional lifestyle and dress is practically unique in modern East Africa.

Lake Turkana is the largest desert Lake in the World and extends for 288 kilometers from Kenya up to the Ethiopia border, surrounded by volcanic rock and desert.

Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea, the largest desert Lake in the world and also known as the Jade Sea because of its remarkable blue-green color. This is a result of algae particles, which shift with changes in the wind and light so that the water surface shifts from blue to grey to fabulous jade.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi/Samburu

You will be picked up from your hotel and depart for Nanyuki with a stopover at the Equator before you proceed to Isiolo and continue to Samburu Game Reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Campsite followed by an afternoon game drive in search of Beisa’s Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Lion, Reticulated Giraffe, and elephant not forgetting different species of birds. then return to the campsite to wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Samburu

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Optional visit to Samburu cultural village or game drive followed by lunch. Late afternoon proceed for another game drive then return to campsite to wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Samburu/Marsabit

After breakfast, we leave Samburu and head further north. along the Trans-African highway to Marsabit, which is an extinct volcano heavily forested on its upper slopes. After setting up camp, we will visit the lodge inside the National park. You may see Elephant, Buffalo, and the Greater Kudu as the lodge is situated on the edge of a water-filled crater. All meals are served followed by overnight at the campsite

Day 4: Marsabit/Kalacha

This day we will visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater before making our way back into the desert and lava flows and proceed to our campsite at Kalacha which is a small settlement on the edge of Chalbi desert.

Day 5: Kalacha/Lake Turkana

Early morning then depart crossing the Chalbi Desert if weather permits otherwise we use an alternative route to a campsite near Loiyangalani arriving in time for lunch. All meals are served followed by dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 6: Lake Turkana

After breakfast day is spent at leisure relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short optional boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas. In addition, we visited Loiyangalani and the community settled there, and in the evening there is an option for visiting one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under a star-studded sky. All meals are served followed by dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 7: Lake Turkana/Maralal

After breakfast, we continue with our journey via South Horr and Baragoi to Maralal, another forested area. You will also see the Samburu people with? their red ochre. All meals are served followed by overnight at the campsite

Day 8: Maralal/Nairobi

After breakfast continue with your safari further? south.via Laikipia plains and Nyahururu where you will have a stopover to admire the scenic beauty at the Thomson?s Falls before you continue with your safari either back to Nairobi or continue to other parks via Lake Nakuru.

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