8 Days Lake Turkana Safari

8 Days Lake Turkana Safari

Lake Turkana Camping Safari:-Lake Turkana camping safari is an 8 day expedition to Northern Kenya that avoids the rigorous journey across the Chalbi Desert but still transverses rugged country to the frontiers of Kenya and the Lake Turkana. Transport is by custom built four by four Land cruisers that seat 7 people and accommodation is in more up – market canvas tents that are ferried by purpose-built trucks and pitched in the middle of the African Wilderness to create a private camp with all the facilities of a luxury permanent tented camp.

The lake sustains 60 species of fish which are much sought-after by anglers, including tiger, cat and puffer fish, tilapia and Nile perch. Turkana is the most saline of all the freshwater Rift Valley Lakes. Also numerous in the lake are Nile crocodiles, which have numbers in their thousands. The fossil site at Koobi Fora has unearthed a fossl of a crocodile that was estimated to be 13.5 m in length.

On the west side of the lake, Kalokol, Lobolo Springs and Eliye Springs are the most interesting places to visit, whilst Central Island can be accessed from Kalokol.

Kalokol is a small town with an abandoned fish factory being its most prominent feature. It is best as the place to leave for visits to the island. The springs have swimming pools that are normally fed by the springs, and lakes in which you can swim.

The Central Island National Park protects two lakes in craters, of which one is Flamingo Crater and attracts up to 20,000 lesser flamingos every year. These are not the only birds; goliath and grey herons are common, and Eurasian spoonbills nest on the cliffs and are often seen. Crocodiles and large water turtles are also common here, mainly seen in the aptly named Crocodile Lake.

To the east, South Island National Park and El Molo Bay are easily accessed, whilst the Sibiloi National Park and Koobi Fora are also in this area.

South Island National Park  has excellent crocodile viewing, and with huge volcanic sand banks playing host to some monstrously proportioned reptiles, this can be a sobering sight. Hippo live here too, as well as a host of venomous snakes.

Areas of Interest: Northern Frontier District, Samburu Game Reserve(Gerenuk and Grevys Zebra), Marsabit National Park, Kalacha, Chalbi Desert, Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana, Turkana Villages, Maralal, Nyahururu, Thomson Falls.

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu
Depart Nairobi for samburu game reserve on our way to samburu drive via Nanyuki town for lunch, passing through very pleasant country-side with coffee and tea plantations with good view of the peaks of Mt Kenya in dear weather. Set up camp dinner and overnight camp dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game viewing in samburu with lunch and leisure break at camp in the mid-afternoon. During the leisure break you can visit a nearby lodge for swimming, visiting the samburu people all at an extra cost. All meals and overnight camp.
Day 3: Samburu – Marsabit
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive. after breakfast depart for ,Marsabit via the singing well of the Boran tribe which is a quite colorful ceremony as they also bring their livestock to water at the same time later lunch at camp then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the camp site.
Day 4: Marsabit – Kalacha
After breakfast proceed on a game drive in the nearby Marsabit National Park including a stop at ‘lake paradise’ which is a natural water hole in this park which is essentially an oasis. Drive on to Kalacha, picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at the camp site in this tiny settlement at the edge of Chalbi desert.
Day 5: Kalacha – Turkana
After breakfast depart Kalacha for loiyangalani. the summon term used for the south eastern shore of lake Turkana cross the Chalbi desert ,also passing north horn lunch on arrival. Rest for the afternoon and leisure for a well-deserved rest having crossed Chalbi .dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 6: Lake Turkana
A full day at the shores of Lake Turkana during which you can visit the El molo tribes’ men in the village who are said to be the smallest tribe in Africa, at an extra cost. Rest for the day, caution should be exercised near the lake as its waters are crocodile infested. All meals overnight at the camp site.
Day 7: Lake Turkana – Maralal

After breakfast depart loiyangaiani for Maralal town, viewing picturesque and pristine desert landscape and scenery and the various nomadic tribes that inhibit the northern part of Kenya grazing their livestock which includes camels. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 8: Maralal – Thompson Falls – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart Maralal for Nairobi via Thompsons falls with lunch en-route arrive in Nairobi early morning.
Price per person is US $ 1260
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