6-Day Samburu, Marsabit, Chalbi Desert & Lake Turkana
This is a beautiful tour up North Eastern Kenya. You have a chance to visit Samburu national reserve for the BIG five, Marsabit national park gives you a chance to appreciate nature with the beautiful crater lakes; lake paradise in this semi arid part of the country. Then Chalbi desert, the only one East Africa will leave you in awe. Lake Turkana also is the biggest desert lake. This route will leave you in awe of what nature can offer and it’s beauty.
Day 1 Nairobi - Samburu(1L, 1D)
Early morning pick from hotel after breakfast. Head North passing through the equator line in Nanyuki. Drive on passing through Isiolo to Archers post. Check in at the hotel, have lunch and relax abit as the temperatures come down. Get ready for an evening game drive; Samburu national reserve is home to the special 5 and big five. Emjoy the beautiful sunset and sceneries. Dinner and overnight at Camel gate/similar.
Samburu National Reserve
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather June and December (Cool and fresh after rain)
Early morning breakfast, check out and proceed for a morning game drive. After the game drive exit the park and drive on the Isiolo Marsabit highway passing by the the scenic Mt. Ololokwe comonly known as Mlima Wamba by the locals. Take a photo or two for memories. Head on to Ngurunit arriving in the evening, visit the ngurunit natural pools; here you can take a wild slide and swim or simply relax and watch others slide and swim.
Dinner and overnight at the Golbo rendile huts/Manyatta. I bet you would wish to try a local experience, then the Manyatta would be a perfect deal.
Golbo Guest House
Budget guest house located in or near Ngurunit
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Day 3 Ngurunit to Loiyangalani (Shores of Lake Turkana). (1B, 1L, 1D)
On this day after breakfast chack out and off to the next. Enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the Ndoto and Nyiro mountains. Pass through the Lake Turkana windmills, a very scenic point, stop for some shots. Proceed and wow in the middle of the desert lies lake Turkana, drive around 40kms as you enjoy the beautiful sights. Arrive in time for lunch, after lunch relax and later visit the desert museaum. Sit back and enjoy the golden colours of the sunset on Lake Turkana.
Dinner and overnight at palmshade resort; Another day to experience the local culture and can choose between the traditional huts or modern rooms.
Budget resort located in or near Loiyangalani
Day 4 Loiyangalani to North Horr ( Chalbi Desert). (1B, 1L, 1D)
After breakfast, check out and take a 20 mins drive to the Elmollo community. This is the smallest community in Kenya, take a boat ride and a tour of the community and learn one or two things about them and their way of living. If you like anything the locals make you can purchase and promote them. Head to North Horr, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch you may choose to just relax as you wait for the sun to come down to visit the beautiful dunes for a beautiful sunset or can take a swim at the only available pool in the area.
Dinner and overnight at a local accomodation facility or the catholic mission.
Chalbi Desert (Other)
Budget hotel located in or near Chalbi Desert
Day 5 North Horr to Marsabit (1B 1 L 1 D)
After breakfast, check out and be ready for a Desert ride thrill through the Chalbi desert passing via Kalacha and Maikona.
Arrive at Marsabit in time for lunch. After lunch around 3pm go to Marsabit national park for a scenic game drive spoting a few animals and enjoy the serenity of the crater lakes in this wild park.
Dinner and overnight at Marsabit town.
Marsabit National Park
Nomads Trail Hotel
Budget hotel located just outside Marsabit NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6: Marsabit to Nairobi
After breakfast, check out and start the journey back to Nairobi.
A few stops along the way.
Arriving in Nairobi in the evening. A drop to the airport a Nairobi hotel after a lovely experience of the North.
Note; we can customise this itinerary to your liking.