West East Tours

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The Northern Border of Kenya is the most undeveloped region of the country. Nomadic pastoralists, such as the Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, and Soyei, are the only people who live in vast areas of dry and semi-arid deserts and semi-deserts. These areas are found in Africa. Our excursion is designed to provide you with the very greatest experience of the northern Border that is humanly possible.

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This will be one of the most amazing tour package that you may ever have. It will be a shared. You will use a 4*4 tour jeep, van, or by air, as per the scope of your itenerary.  We can always customize it to suit your need. This will be an outdoor safari. You will be thrilled to take it.

Details

Day 1-2: Arival and departure from Nairobi

In fine weather, you can see Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare ranges as you drive from Nairobi through central Kenya and on to Nyeri. You’ll pick up the other team’s cook, porters, and food supplies in Nanyuki, the base town, after a brief halt at the Equator. Go the 2,650 vertical meters to the nearest national park entrance. Your guides, cook, and porters will be waiting for you at the park entrance after a picnic lunch, and then you’ll begin the trek through the forest to Old Moses camp, located at an elevation of 3,300 meters (3-4 hrs walk). After that, you’ll settle into your lodge room for the night.

Day 2-3: Mt Kenya National Park full day

On day three, you’ll tour Mount Kenya national partk, that sits on Africa’s second-highest mountain, using one of four distinct routes, but you shouldn’t forget to take in the wildlife-filled forests and frantic communities along the way. You have the remainder of the day at your disposal to travel around the national park. There are a total of twelve fast melting glaciers on the mountain, plus four smaller summits that rise above the U-shaped glacial valleys. Mount Kenya is one of the most breathtaking sights in all of East Africa, thanks to its combination of icy peaks, lush forests, and rocky slopes. An excellent illustration of ecological and biological processes may be seen in the evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora. After supper, you’ll check into your hotel for the night.

On the second day you will have different activities. First you will go for a hill or climb Mount Kenya, then visit the Ngare Ndare waterfall and the Lewa wildlife conservancy.  Located in the ecological transition zone between the mountain environment and the semi-arid savanna grasslands, the property encompasses lower lying beautiful foothills and arid ecosystems of great biodiversity through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve. African elephants use this region as a stopover on their annual migration through the region.

Day 4-5: Laikipia

After an early morning you will meet your tour guide to begin your journey to Laikipia national park. Laikipia is vying with the Maasai Mara for the title of Kenya’s top destination for wildlife viewing, since it is home to both endangered rhinos and luxurious conservancy stays, in addition to affordable camping and the opportunity to track wild dogs.

Day 6-8: Maralal

Head to Maralal town on the sixth day after taking an early breakfast. It is one of the fastest growing towns. Upon arrival, you will take your lunch then head to the Maralal Game sanctuary where you will experience a wildlife viewing. A tour guide will guide you through the sanctuary to make sure that you have the best experience. Afterwards you will check into your hotel for an evening rest and accommodation.

Start off the next day with a refreshing breakfast. Meet up with your tour guide for the briefing on the day activities. You will then head to Kenyatta house. This is where the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta was detained prior to his release. It gives you an experience of learning the history of Kenya and its leaders and how independence was fought by the early times leaders. You will also get a chance to experience bush walking, whitewater rafting and camel riding. After those activities you can now check out of your hotels and head to Samburu national reserve for the next stop.

Accommodation: Sungura Boutique Hotels

Day 9-11: Samburu National Reserve

With another early morning meal on day six, we hit the road. Our destination today is Samburu National Reserve, located in southern Kenya along the trans-African route. We stop for lunch on the road, and get to Samburu in time for a late afternoon game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the wide variety of animals and birds that call this rocky game reserve home, from enormous carnivores to uncommon herbivores and raptors.

You will spend the night in a semipermanent tent, either under a tree cover or beside the Ewaso (Uaso) Nyiro River. Campers may cool down from the heat with the campsite’s chilly showers.

It’s time to go on a daylong safari in Samburu National Reserve! The time between game drives is yours to do as you want, whether that’s a visit to a local Samburu village (for which you’ll be responsible for paying separately) or relaxing at a nearby lodge with a refreshing poolside drink.

Samburu is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro (Brown River), and spans roughly 165 square kilometers of arid and semi-arid nature. The park’s expansive lava plain provides a wide variety of habitats that are home to a great variety of plant and animal life. As we drive through the park, you’ll get to witness the dry river beds, prickly scrubland, volcanic-rock outcrops, steep hills, and red sands that make up the environment for the animals, birds, and little critters that call this place home. Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk antelopes, Somali ostriches, reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, and beisa oryx (gemsbok) are among the rarer animals we might see; elephants, lions, and buffalo are the most likely of the Big Five to make an appearance. The river is home to crocodiles and hippos, and more than 350 different species of birds have been spotted there.

We’ll wrap up our time in Samburu with a farewell supper and beverages at camp.

Day 12-13: Marsabit National Park

We’ll be packing up camp and having breakfast early today. We then head toward the Marsabit outpost. We take a break to take in the breathtaking views of the desert and the enormous Gof Redo crater. The Samburu and Rendille peoples live in the region that includes the northern half of Kenya’s Eastern Province. Look out for the women of these tribes; they will be wearing vividly colored traditional clothing and jewelry.

As we reached our campsite in Marsabit, we put up our tents and went to a lodge inside the Marsabit National Park. Marsabit, which literally translates to “place of cold,” is a town in northern Kenya that is largely encircled by the verdant hills of Marsabit National Park. We drive up to Mount Marsabit’s two picturesque seasonal lakes, Lake Paradise and Little Lake, assuming the roads are passable. Located in an area of desolate desert The indigenous rainforest of Marsabit National Park provides a cool respite from the heat of the surrounding plains. Huge tusked elephants and kudus are only two of the many wild creatures and bird species that find safe haven in the national park. Those will all be experience in the two day visit at the Park.

Day 14: Lake Turkana and departure

Following a hearty breakfast on day two, we hit the road for the lengthy trip to Lake Turkana. Our route today will take us to Loiyangalani, a little settlement on the southeast bank of Lake Turkana, through Baragoi and South Horr. This evening we make our way to Loiyangalani, where we will spend the night at our second campsite. After that, kick back, relax, and take in the stark beauty of this otherwise sweltering outpost. With an area of over 7,000 km2, Lake Turkana is the largest alkaline lake in the world and the largest desert lake in the world. Located in the Great Rift Valley in East Africa, the lake stretches for 288 kilometers across northern Kenya and into Ethiopia. The Chalbi Desert is located to the east of Lake Turkana, commonly known as the Jade Sea, and it is surrounded by arid landscapes.

Your wonderful time at Lake Turkana has come to an end, and you’ll soon be departing for Nairobi in the evening.

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