8 DAYS TURKANA TRUCK VIA LAKE BARINGO
A long expedition in a purposely-built truck, this rugged l600km safari to vanishing Africa (tackles some of Africa’s worst roads), crosses dusty deserts and high mountains and takes you to sparkling waters of the ‘Jade Sea’ – Lake Turkana.
Depart Nairobi in the morning stopping at the highest point of valley (21 1 40ft. Above Sea Level) to view the Great Rift Valley. Lunch at Nakuru and arrive at lake Baringo late afternoon. Watch out for hippo while you shower. Camp overnight at the campsite.
We climb out of the Rift Valley in the morning chill towards Maralal and the red-ochred Samburu people. Still nomadic and proud. Then another spectacular climb up Losiolo and down past Baragoi to South Horr where we camp next to a small clear stream
Break early in the morning for Lake Turkana. The rough road gets worse as we descend across ancient lava flows towards the jade sea and the oasis Loiyangalani lying between the Lake and Mt. Kulal. We arrive at our permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch and settle in the our traditional Turkana huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake .Indeed a perfect place to relax protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.
We spend the day relaxing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas where crocodiles and birds may be spotted. In addition, we visit Loeyangalane and the community settled there while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under star studded sky at an extra cost for clients wish. Unforgettable experience.
Up the Horr Valley and back to Baragoi,camping further South at Maralal.
We arrive at Samburu park around lunch time and settle in our permanent campsite Beatifully set under a canopy of trees on the edge of uaso Nyiro River .
A day game viewing in the park. Elephants abound : you may see Lion reticulated Giraffe,Gerenuk, Grevy zebra and Beisa Oryx.
The road back to Nairobi over the high shoulder of Mt.Kenya. Lunch on the way arriving in Nairobi by late afternoon.