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Turkana, Marsabit & Chalbi Expedition – The Scenic North - 5 Days

skywide tours and travel Chalbi Desert

Cost; – Sharing in a double / twin.

Per person sharing Ksh 34,500 (budget accommodation)

Per person sharing Ksh 38,500 (budget and midrange accommodation)

Cost; – Single

Per person sharing Ksh 37,000 (budget accommodation)

Per person sharing Ksh 42,500 (budget and midrange accommodation)

With your own 4×4 car – Join the trip and pay;

Per person sharing Ksh 18,000 (budget accommodation full board)

Per person sharing Ksh 22,000 (budget and midrange accommodation full board)

Departures for the year 2021

22nd Jul – 27th Jul 2021
07th Oct  – 11th Oct 2021
09th Dec  – 14th Dec 2021 (Jamhuri)
23rd Dec  – 27th Dec 2021 (Christmas)
29th Dec  – 02nd Jan 2022 (New year)

Ngurunit

It’s important to carry:

  1. Toiletries(Towel, Soap, Tooth Brush, tooth paste, Tissue)
  2. Proper Comfortable outdoor Shoes
  3. Drinks and Beverages
  4. hat or sun screen
  5. Warm Jacket / Shawl for the colder evenings.
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Snacks
  8. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  9. Camera
  10. Identification card or passport
  11. Tip for crew and guides
  12. Sandals
  13. Drinks / Beverages: – to enjoy during sundowners
  14. Sunscreen

Highlights & Attractions

Transport: Land Cruiser

Accommodation: Budget  & mid range Hotels and camps

Meal Plan – Full board

 

Highlight;

Towns of Nanyuki, Isiolo Archers Post, Loiyangalani, Laisamis and Marsabit

Attractions;

  • View of Ololokwe Mountain
  • Ngurunit – Ndoto Mountains / Ndoto streams
  • Loiyangalani – Lake Turkana
  • Culture – eg Elmoro and other local tribes
  • North Horr – Chalbi Desert
  • Marsabit – National Park and Lake Paradise
  • Turkana Windpower project

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi – Marsabit

We will pick you from residence at 0530 hrs.
Early morning depart for Marsabit. Drive north past Nanyuki and beautiful farmlands of Timau, past Isiolo and Archers post with stop over for lunch in Isiolo town.
After lunch embark on the Northern tour with a stopover for photos and sightseeing at Mt Ololokwe.

Arrive in Marsabit in the afternoon.
After lunch in Mrasabit Town, drive to Marsabit National Park and up the mountain to the beautiful Lake Paradise.

After an evening game drive return to your hotel in Marsabit Town.
Spend the night in the cool forested town.

Overnight – (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
Option A – Silvia Inn / Saku Guest House / Nomad Trails.
Option B – Sand and Rock Resort.

Day 2
Marsabit - North Horr

Breakfast at your hotel.
Later in the morning depart for North Horr, a beautiful oasis at the edge of Chalbi Desert.
On this day you get to drive through Chalbi Desert – a fun and adventurous ride.

The tour will take you through the Maikona and Kalacha oasis, a pleasant surprise in the middle of the very arid countryside. Spend the evening in cottages at the edge of the desert- North Horr.
You can as well enjoy a swim at the heart of the desert.

Enjoy the beauty of Chalbi and North Horr and spend the night star gazing.

Overnight – (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
Option B – Catholic Mission.

Day 3
North Horr – Loiyangalani

Breakfast at the camp.
Depart for Loiyangalani driving south crossing through Chalbi desert once more enjoying the amazing sand dunes.
Check in at Oasis Resort / Malabo Resort.

After lunch visit Lake Turkana formerly known as Lake Rudolf or Jade Sea.
Lake Turkana in Kenya has an allure for intrepid travelers that is hard to resist. European aristocracy, British royalty, journalists and adventurers have visited the Jade Sea and marvelled at its unique features.
The Jade Sea is all the more astonishing because it is found in the midst of a desert. This massive body of iridescent, blue-green water is surrounded by spectacular volcanic formations and dark pink hills. An island in the lake has an active volcano and the entire region including a number of national parks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon, tour around the lake and the famous El molo people living on the shores of the lake and who depend 100% on the lake for survival. If you are out for some adventure you can visit Southern Island by boat.
An evening Sundowner on the lake is a lively way to end the day.

Overnight – (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
Option A – Malabo Resort
Option B – Oasis Resort.

Day 4
Loiyangalani – Ngurunit

After breakfast drive further south to Ngurunit an oasis surrounded by tens of mountains popularly known as ndotos.
On the way you will get to see the Turkana Wind Farm.
The Lake Turkana wind farm, worth around KES 70 billion
Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) is the single largest private investment in Kenya’s history. The wind farm covers 160 square kilometres (40,000 acres).
The wind farm has a capacity of 310 MW, enough to supply one million homes. It comprises 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kilowatts;
Arrive in Ngurunit in the early afternoon. – Lunch at Lasamu Camp.
Surrounded by Ndoto Mountains and Matthew ranges. This is among the most beautiful places in Northern Kenya.
Arrive for lunch at Lasamu Camp.

Afternoon walk up the ndoto streams, natural pools of water and enjoy dipping in the pools or a swim.

Overnight – (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
Option A – Lasamu Camp.

Day 5
Ngurunit – Nairobi

In the morning visit the basket project for some souvenirs.

You can visit the rockside springs once again before we head out for a long drive back to Nairobi.
Stop over in Nanyuki for late lunch and then proceed to Nairobi.
Arrive in Nairobi in the evening – around 2000 hrs.
Drop off at a central point in Nairobi.

End of our once in a life time bucket list expedition.

Cost includes:

  • Meals on Safari – full board
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Transport in a 4X4 Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation on Tour at Budget camps and mid range camps / hotels.
  • Professional driver guide
  • Park fees – Marsabit Park
  • Cultural visits
  • Local guides

Cost Excludes:

  • Activity Extras: Boat Tours
  • Lunch on the last day - En-route to Nairobi
  • Personal items as listed above
  • Tips for crew and guides
  • Medical and Insurance Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Personal items

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Turkana, Marsabit & Chalbi Expedition – The Scenic North