The expedition is in a purposely-built truck, this rugged 1,600 km safari to vanishing Africa tackles some of Africa’s worst roads, crosses dusty deserts and high mountains and takes you to the sparkling waters of the Jade Sea Lake Turkana.
Embark on an extraordinary 8-day adventure from Lake Baringo to the remote and stunning Lake Turkana, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes and unique cultures of northern Kenya. Begin your journey at Lake Baringo, a freshwater oasis surrounded by volcanic landscapes.
Explore the lake’s bird-rich islands and interact with the local Njemps community. Travel through the arid landscapes of the Rift Valley to reach the mesmerizing Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world. Discover the ancient cultures of the El Molo, Turkana, and Rendille tribes, experiencing their traditional ways of life.
Explore the South Island and Central Island National Parks, known for their crocodile populations and scenic landscapes. This 8-day expedition offers not only a remarkable exploration of Kenya’s northern frontiers but also a cultural journey into the lives of the communities that call this remote region home.
7 Nights 8 Days Lake Turkana Via Lake Baringo
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Baringo
Depart Nairobi in the morning stopping at the top of the world to view the great Rift Valley. Lunch at Nakuru and arrive at Lake Baringo late afternoon. Watch out for hippo while you shower. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Lake Baringo – South Horr
Cllimb out of the Rift Valley in the morning chill towards Maralal and the red-ochred Samburu people,who are still nomadic and proud. Then another spectacular climb up Losiolo and down past Baragoi to South Horr where we camp next to a small clear stream.
Day 3: South Horr – Lake Turkana
Break early in the morning for Lake Turkana. The rough road gets worse as we descend across ancient lava flows towards the Jade Sea and the Oasis Loiyangalani lying between the lake and Mt. Kulal. We arrive at our permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch and settle in our traditional Turkana huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake. Indeed a perfect place to relax protected from scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.
Day 4: Lake Turkana
We spend the day relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas where crocodiles and birds may be spotted. In addition, we visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under a star studded sky at an extra cost if clients wish. Unforgettable experience.
Day 5: Lake Turkana – Maralal
Up the Horr valley and back to Baragoi, camping further South at Maralal.
Day 6: Maralal – Samburu
We arrive at Samburu park around lunch time and settle in our Permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River .
Day 7: Samburu
A day game viewing in the park. Elephants abound: you may see lion, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grey’s zebra and oryx.
Day 8: Samburu – Nairobi
The road back to Nairobi passes over the high shoulder of Mt. Kenya. Lunch on the way arriving in Nairobi by later afternoon