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NAHNCS-001 6 Days Nothern Kenya Cultural Safari

 

NORTHERN KENYA

 NAHNCS-001 6 Days  safari -North Rift Adventure

 Trip Highlights: Marsabit National Reserve covers an area of 1500 km2 and consists of a forested mountain that rises like an oasis in the middle of the desert wilderness and is the only source of permanent surface of water in the region. The reserve has three spectacular crater lakes that provide habitat for a variety of birdlife. One of the lakes, Lake Paradise, is most scenic and famous from early films and writings of Martin Johnson and Vivien de Wattville.Marsabit reserve is also known because of large elephants like the famous Ahmed, an elephant that was provided with a 24 hour protection by a presidential order. Ahmed, who boasted some of the biggest tusks ever recorded, died at age 55, and his body was preserved and is now on display in Nairobi National Museum.

 Itinerary:

 Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will meet our tour manager who will brief you on your tour then transfer you to a Nairobi Hotel for overnight stay and rest.

 Dinner and overnight at Fairview hotel.

 Day 2: Nairobi – Marsabit

After breakfast, depart for Marsabit in Northern Kenya along the Great Rift Valley with a sop over at the view point so that you can check out the beautiful scenery. Check in at the Marsabit Lodge then go for a game drive till dusk.

Marsabit (meaning place of cold) is an astonishingly cool, green and hilly oasis rising high above the dry heat of the surrounding desert lands. The local Rendille people in their bright red outfits, beads and earrings make it a vibrant place. It also exhibits wonderful water scenery, Lake Paradise and Little Lake - an indigenous forest and a desert that come together to create the most compelling landscape on earth. Elephants and greater kudu abound. The dense forest in the park is also home to a variety of birds.

 Dinner and overnight at Marsabit lodge or similar.

 Day 3: Marsabit – Sibiloi National Park

Have a pre breakfast game drive then after breakfast, drive northwards again to the Sibiloi National park which lies on the shores of Lake Turkana. Have visits to the pre historic and archeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man.

 Dinner and overnight at Kambi Turkana camp or similar.

 The park was partially established through the initiative of National Museums of Kenya to protect unique prehistoric and archeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man.The fossils include a crocodile Euthecodon brumpti, giant tortoile Petusios broadleyi, elephant Elephas recki and the petrified forest. The terrain is lake shore, dry semi desert bush and near desert country. The park is waterless apart from the alkaline waters of the lake. he lake itself is surrounded by barren volcanic lava beds with little to no vegetation. Until 2 million years ago this great body of water was a freshwater lake fed from the north by the Oma River in Ethiopia. Today, Turkana has no outlet and the water is highly alkaline and barely drinkable. Despite the harsh climate, several tribal groups have adjusted the desert heat including the Turkana, Rendille, Gabra, and El Molo.

 Day 4: Sibiloi – Maralal

Have an early morning pre breakfast game drive then afterward depart for Maralal Reserve arriving in time for a late lunch and check in at the Maralal Safari lodge where you will be able to view beautiful scenery and wildlife like eland, impala buffalo and zebra who keep a watchful eye on predators such as the leopard and hyena. Seasonally, elephant pass through the Reserve descending from the forested hills to the north.

 In all directions from Maralal, the scenery is beautiful and the processions of wildlife sharing land with Samburu herders is spectacular. Related to the Masai further south, the Samburu warriors of Maralal, dressed in their traditional clothing, live in symbiosis with the environment and wildlife around them. Despite its beautiful landscape and wide assortment of wildlife, Maralal National Reserve receives relatively few visitors in relation to the Samburu reserves to the east. This helps makes Maralal a truly enjoyable destination.

 Dinner and overnight at Maralal safari Lodge.

 Day 5: Maralal – Ndoto Mountains

Early morning breakfast then depart for the Ndoto mountains whereby you will engage in guided walks around the Mountains as you enjoy the scenery

 Above Ngurunit (800m) the main stream flows down a gorge flanked by high cliffs. A good path leads south-west up this and into a bowl (1200m), surrounded by a horseshoe of hills. Fine forests, meadows and the stream make this an attractive area. A few Rendille live here with their goats. To the south-east of the bowl, slabs lead to a fine summit and good viewpoint (1800m), 2h30 from base of gorge. To the west of the bowl fine forest walking on the higher mountain ridges is possible, and the highest point on the horseshoe is 2450m.

 Dinner and overnight at camp.

 Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, descent and drive to Nairobi arriving in the early evening then drop off at airport.

 End of safari.

 Package Includes:
- Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park entry fee
- Accommodation and all meals in Aberdares, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Government taxes

Package Excludes:
- Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

- Tips to driver guides and porter.
- Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Items of personal expenses.

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