Ketas Safaris

11 Nights Northern Kenya Camping Safari

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  • It’s rough, it’s dusty and it’s basic. You will hardly encounter another tourist along this route. This is the epitome of off the beaten track or ‘away from it all’. The land is sparsely populated, miles and miles of un inhabited terrain. This is the most beautiful landscape in the entire country.

    You encounter and mingle with authentic cultures along the route, their distance from the cities a preserving advantage. Once you leave Marsabit, wildlife becomes scarce –maybe an occasional Giraffe as the Aridity increases. Prepare to live in basic accommodations, the food is plenty and well prepared and fresh.

    Later as you descend to Maralal towards Lake Baringo, the desolation decreases and once again you are back to modernity.

    A Well-deserved extension to the beach in Mombasa, Malindi or Zanzibar is available on all Kenya Safari Trips

    Highlights

    • 1 Night in Nairobi City
    • 1 Night at the Aberdares National Park
    • 2 Nights in Samburu Game reserve
    • 1 Night in Marsabit National Park
    • 1 Night in Kalacha
    • 2 Nights in Loiyangalani Turkana
    • 1 Night in Maralal
    • 1 Night in Lake Baringo
    • 1 Night in Lake Nakuru National Park

    Activities

    • Visit the Turkana and El Molo Tribes
    • Visit Lake Turkana
    • Boat Ride in Lake Turkana
    • Unlimited Wildlife Viewing drives

    Accommodation

    • Basic Tents
    • DAY ONE: Your Arrival in Nairobi


      This day when you arrive at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport, a representative from Ketas Safaris will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal holding a board with your name on it.

      He will then transfer you to the hotel where he will assist you to check in. He will brief you on the entire safari itinerary and also allow you to ask any questions. This will take a short time so the he can leave you to enjoy the hotel’s amenities or just relax after a long flight.

      If your flight arrives in the morning hours and you are not tired, we can arrange for short excursions to the Giraffe Centre where you can feed the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, the Kazuri Beads Factory or the National Museum –All at an extra charge.

      Lunch and dinner are not included at the city hotel, this gives you the flexibility to choose to eat at the various food outlets within the hotel e.g. room service, pool bar, restaurant or coffee shop or choose to patronize the many restaurants within the city centre.

      Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental Nairobi or Sarova Panafric Hotel or Hotel 680.

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    • DAY TWO: Nairobi to Aberdares National Park


      Early morning breakfast then depart to Nyeri passing through the rich high lands of central Kenya on the shoulders of Mount Kenya which is the second highest mountain in Africa at an altitude of 5199m above sea level. We arrive in time for lunch at the Outspan Hotel.

      After lunch transfer to the KWS Bandas and set up camp.

      Thereafter proceed on the afternoon game drives (if it’s not too rainy and wet).

      Dinner and overnight at the KWS Bandas (Full Board)

    • DAY THREE: Aberdares National Park to Samburu Game Reserve


      This morning you will have breakfast then depart further north to Samburu National reserve

      Shortly after, an amazing transformation occurs when you suddenly descend from the high altitude area to the Arid dry lowlands with intermittent scrublands of Northern Kenya

      You will arrive in time for lunch at the Safari Lodge or Tented Camp.

      After lunch relax a few hours then at 16h00 when it’s slightly cool depart to the park to look for animals in the game reserve.

      2 ½ Hours’ drive on good road, distance 175 Kms

      Dinner and overnight at the campsite (Full Board)

    • DAY FOUR: Samburu Game Reserve


      One of the most visited national reserve and recently famous for lioness adapting a gazelle phenomenon has an altitude from 800 to 1230m.To the north, a forested range of mountains known as The Matthew Ranges can be seen. Apart from the game you can also mingle with one of the nomadic tribes; that is the Samburu tribe who are known for their beautiful culture. These reserves offer unique vista of rounded, rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife, Buffalo Springs records over 365 species of bird. Game viewing and visibility is excellent: Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, Oryx, Somali Ostrich to mention but a few. Some of the animals mentioned are only found in the northern frontier district in Eastern Africa.

      Dinner and overnight at the Campsite (Full Board)

    • DAY FIVE: Samburu Game Reserve to Marsabit


      Early morning departure, we will drive on to the North on the great north highway via some small shanty villages and trading Centre on the roadside arriving to a beautiful forested oasis in the middle of the dessert known as Marsabit which means “place of cold “ The Park is studded with volcanic craters and many are filled with fresh water. The best which is known as “Lake Paradise” was the home to Osa and Martin Johnson in 1929 where they made some of the first world’s wildlife films. Here we will drive through the park to visit some of the places of interest and later return to the camp.

      250km 5-6hrs

      Dinner and overnight at the campsite (Full Board)

    • DAY SIX: Marsabit Game Reserve to – Kalacha


      Early morning visit to the singing wells in Sangante to see how the locals draw their water which is amazing as they have dug deep wells into the earth and some are several feet deep, and as they draw the water from the wells they have to pass on the water from one man to another while they sing to encourage each on and the echo of the voices from deep down made them to be known as “singing wells” later drive on to the Chalbi dessert with picnic lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon, here you can visit the local trading centre to socialize and pay a visit to the catholic church which has an amazing paintings on canvas plastered onto the wall, the paintings are of the old testaments and New and was painted by an Ethiopian Artist.

      140km 4-5hrs

      Dinner and overnight at Kalacha camp.

    • DAY SEVEN: Kalacha to Loiyangalani -Turkana


      Early morning walk into the Chalbi desert to give you a feel of nature on foot, the walk is approximately 1.5km and will take around 45mins to 1hr; this is really rewarding and fulfilling. We come back for breakfast, and then we depart for Loiyangalani which is on the southern part of Lake Turkana, we arrive in time for a late lunch and a visit to the village which is quite beautiful as most of the houses are made up of palm leaves and are dome shaped. Later watch a Turkana dance which is ecstatic as we watch the sun set in the horizon.

      160km 4-5hrs

      Dinner and overnight at the camp Palm Shade Tented Camp

    • DAY EIGHT: Full day in Loiyangalani


      This is usually a relaxing day for visiting the Lake Shores, mingling with the locals and generally taking in the beautiful scenery of this remote part of Kenya.

      If the Lake Waters are calm, you will take a local boat ride in the Lake or canoe ride

      Dinner and overnight at the camp Palm Shade Tented Camp.

    • DAY NINE: Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha


      Early morning drive to Maralal ascending to altitude of about 2,600 meters above sea level with a spectacular view of Suguta Valley and amazing view of the landscape arriving late in the afternoon.

      260km 6-7hrs

      Dinner and Overnight stay Maralal Ngari Hills Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY TEN: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara Game Reserve


      We depart south to this rare freshwater lake encircled by mountains to visit Lake Baringo whose surface is dotted with picturesque islands and hippos batting their eyelids. L. Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya's small Rift Valley lakes; this is Kenya's bird watching centre with over 1200 different species native to Kenya and more than 450 of the population can be sighted here making it a bird watcher's haven.

      160km

      Dinner and overnight at the Lake Baringo Country Club (Full Board)

    • DAY ELEVEN: Lake Baringo to Lake Nakuru via Lake Bogoria


      We depart after breakfast for a visit to some of the other Rift Valley Lakes. We drive via Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake which has achieved fame as the new home of flamingo. Other attractions apart from the birdlife are the hot springs and the local tribes –Tugen and Endorois. Later continue to and proceed to Nakuru National park

      150km 2.5-3hrs

      Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge (Full Board)

    • DAY TWELVE: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi onto departure


      Early morning game drives in the park. Here you will have the opportunity to see the white and black rhino, impala, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, Colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo to mention but a few. We proceed after lunch to Nairobi arriving early evening and dropped off at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your onward travel plans.

      160km 2 ½

  • The Safari Costs:

    US$3,685 per person sharing room x 2 People

    US$3,115 per person sharing room x 3 People

    US$2,840 per person sharing room x 4 People

    US$2,680 per person sharing room x 5 People

    US$2,560 per person sharing room x 6 People

    The above cost includes the following Services:

    Flying Doctors Service for emergency evacuation ($25 valid for 2 months within 500km Radius)

    Ground transportation in a 4x4 land cruiser vehicle on exclusive basis with services of a Professional English speaking guide

    Services of a safari cook

    Park fees as per itinerary

    All the camping equipment (mattresses, tents, camp chairs, table, all the cooking utensils) except sleeping bag

    3 meals a day (Breakfast which includes; sausage, eggs, toast, coffee/tea: Lunch, Sandwiches, juice and hot meal when stationed in camp: Dinner: Main course and dessert only

    Camping fees as per itinerary.

    Boat ride in Lake Turkana only.

    Visit to Turkana and El Molo villages ONLY

    The above cost is not inclusive the following Services:

    All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, drinking water, snacks, tips, etc.

    All personal travel insurance

    All International and local air flights

    Airport taxes, Visas

    Optional excursions that you may wish to do along the way (i.e. not mentioned herein)

    Other medication needed i.e. malaria tablets. See your doctor at least 6 weeks prior to travel for other advise (Typhoid, Hepatitis, Tetanus may be recommended by the doctor

    Any other extras not stated as included above

    What you need to bring:

    Sleeping bag [available for hire in our office for US$ 30 per bag per safari plus a refundable deposit of US$ 40 after the safari].

    Money for personal spending and tipping approximately Kshs1,000 a day

    Only a small case or rucksack, as storage space is limited [maximum 20kgs].

    A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, comfortable walking shoes and slippers

    Snacks and beverages of your choice

    Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but NOT mosquito coils

    Camera, films, binoculars, maps, guide-books

    Toilet paper, towel, soap and toothbrush/paste

    All personal travel insurance

    It is good idea to bring any drinks you might want as they are not always available en route.

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    COMPLETE BOOKING
    • Ketas Safaris requires a 25% non-re­fund­able de­posit of the total tour cost upon confirmation of the sa­fari and the bal­ance 60 days prior to the ar­rival for clients to safe­guard the reservation.

      Reser­va­tions will be can­celled if the final pay­ment is not re­ceived by the due date with full loss of de­posit.

    • All cancellation must made in writing to Ketas Safaris and all cancellation will be charged a cancellation penalty depending on the number of days before tour departure:

      Within 45 days (No refund of the deposit)

      Less than 20 days (No refund of the total amount)

      There is no refund of any unused portion of your Kenya safari Trip once commenced. Cancellation penalties on Airfare are additional and are not included in the above cancellation charges.

    • Tour cost are based on all known costs and rates of exchange in 2016, any significant changes beyond the control of Ketas Safaris will be passed on to passengers.

      Ketas Safaris also retain the right to alter any arrangements due to local conditions or natural phenomena.

      Ketas Safaris also retains the right to refuse any person from participating or continuing any tour for any reason or if that person causes or is deemed to cause hazard and/or inconvenience other passengers or wildlife.

      Ketas Safaris is a member of the East African Wildlife Society and Eco-Tourism Kenya hence encourages proper treatment of wildlife and the local people

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