Road trip towards the Jade Sea; deserts and adventure

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Day 1: Nairobi to Maralal town

Stop At: Thomsons Falls, Nyahururu, Kenya
Thomson's Falls is a 74 metres scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng'iro river, a few Kilometres from Lake Ol Bolossat, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. Enjoy taking pictures of the falls whilst stretching your legs; a break from the long drive.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mugie Ranch, Rumuruti Kenya
Approaching Maralal; you driver alongside the Mugie ranch looking out...
Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Maralal town

Stop At: Thomsons Falls, Nyahururu, Kenya
Thomson's Falls is a 74 metres scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng'iro river, a few Kilometres from Lake Ol Bolossat, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. Enjoy taking pictures of the falls whilst stretching your legs; a break from the long drive.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mugie Ranch, Rumuruti Kenya
Approaching Maralal; you driver alongside the Mugie ranch looking out for elephants, giraffes and Zebra on a mini game drive!
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Maralal lodge camp grounds; pitch up tent for the night OR upgrade to the cosy en-suite rooms (extra cost).

Day 2: Maralal to Loiyangalani

Stop At: Great Rift Valley, Kenya
We make a brief stop at Malasso viewpoint on Losiolo Escarpment; to enjoy the stunning scenery. Here the edge of the flat grassland, the land drops and you are at the brow of one of the most dramatic views of the Great Rift Valley. Etched with gorges, peaks and plains, a barren sun-bleached patch in the horizon is the valley of Suguta and beyond that is the very faint blue of Lake Turkana.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Turkana, Chalbi Desert Kenya
Arriving at the Jade Sea is a magical experience; where you come across the endless vision of jade colors appearing from the rocky landscape you have just traveled across
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Palmshade campsite - Pitch up tents beneath the doum palms; option to upgrade to rooms (optional cost).

Day 3: Lake Turkana

Stop At: Desert Museum, Loiyangalani Kenya
Tribal artifacts and history of the lake turkana region. Amazing view of the lake to enjoy sundowner experience
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Turkana, Chalbi Desert Kenya
enjoy a swim at the nearby oasis lodge, hire a boat to explore the lake in search of crocodiles, visit to el Molo/Turkana villages and exploring Loyangalani town on foot, visit south island by powerful boat (weather dependent)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Palmshade campsite - Pitch up tents beneath the doum palms; option to upgrade to rooms (optional cost).

Day 4: Lake Turkana to Kalacha

Stop At: Chalbi Desert, Marsabit Kenya
Cross the barren and sand-cracked mud plain of chalbi desert passing through the small settlement of North Horr. Kalacha is a small settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert inhabited by the Gabbra people (pastoralists particularly attached to their camels).
At Kalacha you may visit the Africa Inland mission church with beautiful orthodox murals painted by Ethiopian artists.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Chalbi desert rondavel or catholic mission basic rooms

Day 5: Kalacha to Marsabit

Stop At: Marsabit National Park, Marsabit National Reserve, Marsabit Kenya
Visit the large and windy craters known as "gof redos" for pictures. Drive up to Lake Paradise and Little Lake (seasonal). Here, an indigenous forest and a desert come together to create the most compelling landscape on earth.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight wild camping at a private campsite just outside of town.

Day 6: Marsabit to Samburu

Stop At: Samburu National Reserve, Nairobi Kenya
Game drive in search of animals endemic to the North; Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope, Somali ostriches, lions and Oryx.

Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight wild camping at a private campsite.

Day 7: Samburu

Stop At: Buffalo Springs Reserve, Buffalo Springs Game Reserve Kenya
Enjoy a cool dip at the natural swimming pool located near Samburu game reserve.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Samburu National Reserve, Nairobi Kenya
Game drive in search of elephants crossing the Ewaso Ngiro River, visit the nearby lodge for a swim or cool drink.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight wild camping at a private campsite.

Day 8: Samburu to Nairobi

Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park 10400 Kenya
Look out for views of Mount Kenya peaks; Lenana, Batian and Nelion particularly magnificent on clear days en route.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Equator Marker, Nyeri - Nanyuki Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
The equator point is a great place to take a picture as you cross back into the southern hemisphere. Stretch your legs, buy a souvenir and enjoy a soda.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Game drives and activities as per itinerary
  • 7x Lunch
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Springs Reserve
  • camping equipment including use of our three-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam mattresses
  • Entry/Admission - Samburu National Reserve
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Transport by fueled safari vehicle
  • flying doctors emergency evacuation cover
  • 7x Dinner
  • Mineral drinking water on duration of the tour
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
Not Included
  • optional activities as indicated and visits to tribal villages e.g. Samburu, el molo, turkana tribes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Turkana
  • Additional drinking water and beverages
  • Sleeping bags, travel pillows, blankets
  • Entry/Admission - Thomsons Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Desert Museum
  • Personal travel/ Medical insurance
  • Tips
Departure Point
Kenya Comfort Hotel, Muindi Mbingu Street, Off Monrovia Street., Nairobi., Kenya

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from hotels in the Karen suburbs

Airports

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/1/2020 - 10/8/2020
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 10/8/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.