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Northern Kenya Safari - 2015

Northern Kenya SafariDay 1: Nairobi –Shaba

Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the shoulder of Africa's second largest mountain, Mt Kenya to the rugged landscape of Shaba National Reserve, where Joy Adamson experimented with the release of hand–reared leopards. After lunch at the lodge enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge (Full Board).

Day 2: Shaba

Day spent game viewing in the Reserve appreciating the diverse landscape and variety of animal species. Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. The region is home to the uncommon Grevy’s zebra with huge fury ears, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx.  Elephant and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, excellent bird watching with numerous varieties of weaverbirds and the martial eagle.  Leopard sighting is also a special feature here. Dinner & Overnight at Sarova Shaba (Full Board).

Day 3 & 4: Shaba – Losai Game Reserve

Depart Shaba to Losai National Game Reserve which is a semi–desert landscape characterized by rocky hills, plains and river woodlands which snake along the seasonal rivers. The scenic beauty is breathtaking; game to view includes elephant, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk and Grants Gazelle. It is accessible at present during the dry season in four wheel–drive vehicles. The fauna is similar to that of the drier areas of the Marsabit reserve.Dinner & Overnight Camping (Full Board).

Day 5 – 7: Losai – Marsabit

After breakfast head to Marsabit National park, famous for its densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are only permanent surface of water in the region. 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 gazelles and many other small antelopes.Dinner & Overnight at Marsabit Lodge (Full Board).

Day 8: Marsabit – Kalacha

Visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater before making your way back into the desert and lava flows. Camp at Kalacha, a small Gabbra settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert. The Gabbra are an Eastern Cushitic people related to the Somali–Rendille in their historical origins in the southern Ethiopian highlands. They are pastoralists, particularly attached to their camels. You will have opportunity to ride Camel interacting with Gabbra and Rendille at extra cost.
Dinner & Overnight Camping (Full Board basis).

Day 9 – 12: Kalacha – Kulal

Depart Kalacha after breakfast through the Chalbi desert via Kargi then Kaisut desert arriving late afternoon at Mt. Kulal . From the top you can see the Jade Sea and spectacular view of the desert, There are various optional activities like Forest walk, Donkey and Camel walk interacting with community and learning their cultural practices.Overnight Camping, (Full Board).

Day 13: Kulal – Wamba

Drive to Wamba arriving late in the evening where you can interact with local Samburu as the Sun goes down.Overnight Camping (Full Board).

Day 14: Wamba – Lake Baringo

Leave Wamba arriving in this fresh water lake in the late afternoon, enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, fish eagle and a variety of other birds. Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well developed acacia forest.  Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore, as is a magnificent display of water birds. This is Kenya's bird watching centre with over 1200 different species native to the country and more than 450 sighted here. A bird watcher's haven but beware, this is malaria land so it’s best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent!Overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club (Full Board).

Day 15 – 16: Lake Baringo – Lake Bogoria

Leave Lake Baringo to the nearby Lake Bogoria visit an area of bubbling hot springs and steaming geysers, and admire the pink swathes of flamingos on the soda lake. In a good day you will be able to view Kudus, Antelopes, and Giraffes.Overnight Camping (Full Board).

Day 17: Lake Bogoria – Nairobi

After breakfast proceed to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon to catch up with your onward return flight.

Rates

Our net package costs in US$:

Please refer to (“Cost Includes & Excludes):

Each of 2 pax sharing including transport @US$ 5,180
Each of 3 pax sharing including transport @US$ 4,517
Each of 4 pax sharing including transport @US$ 4,048
Each of 5 pax sharing including transport @US$ 3,782
Each of 6 pax sharing including transport @US$ 3,629

Single room supplement @US$ 450

What is included in the price:

  • Transport by special safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide and cook
  • All campsite fees
  • All camping equipment including use of our three/two-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam mattresses except sleeping bags
  • Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian prepared by our safari cook
  • Game park entrance fees.
  • Free local insurance to cover evacuation to a hospital in case of an accident or illness while on safari valid for 2 weeks.

What is NOT included in the price

  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Sleeping bags [available for hire in the office at US$20 per bag per safari
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi (we can arrange this for you on request)
  • International & domestic air flights and train bookings (can be arranged on request)
  • All airport taxes and visas
  • All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips, portage, etc.
  • All charges for interacting with community.
  • Bottled water whilst on safari.
  • Any other extras not stated as included above

What You Need To Bring On Safari:

  • Money for personal spending and tipping approximately Kshs. 500 a day [ approx 7US$ ]
  • Only a small case or rucksack, as storage space is limited [maximum 20kgs].
  • A pair of  long  trousers  and  jersey  for  the  cool  mornings  and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, good walking and biking shoes and sweets
  • Torch, sunglasses,  suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but not mosquito coils
  • Camera, films, binoculars, maps, guide-books Toilet paper, towel, soap and toothbrush/paste
  • All personal travel insurance
  • It is good idea to bring any drinks you might want around the campfire as they are not always available en-route.

 

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