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Itinerary: Expedition to Lake Turkana

Expedition to Lake Turkana

Kenya is renowned for its wealth of wildlife, the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara and its white sand beaches. Beyond these stereotypes, glorious though they are, one can find a diverse kaleidoscope of ethnicities and tribal groups, far removed from the tourist trail.

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Expedition to Lake Turkana

Day 1 - Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Boulevard Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Kaisut Desert
A full days drive north towards Nanyuki and Mount Kenya, crossing the equator and heading to the lands of the Samburu and Rendille people at the base of the Ndoto Mountains and the vast Kaisut Desert. Overnight camping. (BLD)

Days 3-4 - Kaisut Desert
We spend these days exploring the lands of the Samburu and Rendille people, two of Kenya's most striking ethnic groups, visiting their settlements and learning about their way of life in this harsh corner of the country. Overnight camping. (BLD)

Days 5-6 - Loyangalani
Drive across some of East Africa's most dramatic scenery, through the South Horr Valley. In the late afternoon of Day 5 we arrive at Lake Turkana. The frontier town of Loyangalani is a melting pot of ethnic groups, and divides neatly into tribal zones; the Samburu, Turkana and Rendille have each made one part of the town their home. Day 6 is spent exploring this fascinating landscape, meeting the Turkana, El Molo and other groups. Overnight Malabo Resort or similar. (BLD)

Days 7-8 - Chalbi Desert
A full days drive to Kenya's remote northern frontier, eventually arriving at Kalacha, a desert oasis that sustains the Gabbra people and their cattle during the dry season. On Day 8 we spend time meeting the Gabbra in the Chalbi Desert. Overnight tented camp. (BLD)

Days 9-10 - Samburu Game Reserve
Drive south to Samburu Game Reserve. On Day 10 we have a full day excursion in the reserve. Samburu is home to a number of species rarely seen elsewhere such as the reticulated giraffe and gerenuk, and we spend our time searching for these and other wildlife. Overnight tented camp. (BLD)

Day 11 - Nairobi
Return to Nairobi and transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

What's included:
Airport transfers - We include arrival and departure transfers regardless of whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you. If you're booking them yourself, then please let us know the details so that we can arrange the transfers. Please note though that if you arrive earlier than Day 1 of the tour, and leave after the final day, we may need to make an additional charge for an airport transfer.

Accommodation - Accommodation as listed in the dossier. The nature of the destinations that we operate may sometimes mean that we need to change hotels, but we'll always endeavour to keep the same standards. Please be aware that as we operate in many countries where tourism is in its infancy, hotel standards may not be the same as you're used to elsewhere.

Guides - You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

Meals - As listed within the itinerary / dossier (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner). These will vary from trip to trip - in some areas it makes sense to include all meals while in others there is a good choice of restaurants and we feel people might like to 'do their own thing' now and again.

Entrance fees - Entrance fees are listed for those sites that we mention within the itinerary. If there are any other sites that you'd like to see, these would be at your own expense.

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Visas - We don't arrange visas for our travellers, but if an invitation letter is necessary then we will arrange this for you. If you need any advice with visas then let us know.

Airport taxes - If there are any departure taxes to pay that are not included within the cost of your ticket, you'll need to pay these yourself.

International flights - Many of our travellers arrive from different destinations and so we don't include international flights in the cost of our tours. If however you would like us to book flights for you, then just let us know and we'll be happy to discuss your options.

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