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9 Days
Availability : 2018 - 2020
Nairobi Kenya
Nairobi Kenya
Min Age : 15
Max People : 24

9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure safaris is a detailed tour of the African sky with our expert guides. The Equator slices Kenya almost in half making it one of the very few places in the whole world where you can observe both the northern and southern hemisphere skies from one location. This vacation trips to Africa give you the unforgettable thrill of seeing the dark Africa Sky with wild animals roaming freely through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

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9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure safaris expedition takes you to the Northern Park of Kenya; we normally cruise in Toyota land cruiser or expedition trucks. You will traverse along some of Africa’s worst roads; see wildlife endemic to the North of Kenya, beautiful mountain forest surrounded o­n all sides by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at shores of the beautiful Jade Sea (Lake Turkana) which is always very dry throughout the year making it one of the perfect places to watch the stars.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation at destination

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure safaris
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Darkness and silence reigned. Gradually the stars came out, the sky comes fully alive with the spectacular patterns made by the stars. Whether for the pursuit of science in order to tell Orion from the Plough.

Africa stargazing adventure safaris:-Join leading amateur astronomer and astronomy author for an unforgettable Africa stargazing adventure safaris experience in the heart of Africa. Undertake daytime safaris to see lions, elephants, hippos — all the large, charismatic wildlife you’d expect from a classic African safari — and at night view the incomparable Southern Sky, including the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, Tarantula Nebula, and other celestial wonders rarely or never seen in the North.

Astro safari: Africa’s best night skies for stargazing

When you live in a big city, you tend to forget that there’s a whole universe of galaxies out there beyond the glow of the city lights. Getting far away from the city and out into nature is a real treat at night where you get a chance to do Africa stargazing adventure safaris, when you can again look up into a star-studded sky and marvel at the countless planets and stars out there. Africa offers up some fantastic places to go stargazing, far away from any light pollution. Next time you go on an African safari, choose one of these places to get your star fix after you’ve had your wildlife fix during the day! Here are Africa’s best night skies for stargazing.

  • Transport in a custom 4x4 Land Cruiser with pop up roof.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Services of a proffesional driver guide.
  • All government taxes.
  • Evacuation cover from Amreff Kenya
9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure safaris Itinerary
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Day 1 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Arrive in Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met by our guide and transfer to Nairobi EKA Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. At 19:00hrs, transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Overnight your hotel.

Day 2 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Nairobi - Samburu National Park

After breakfast, depart Nairobi early morning and head north through the lush Kikuyu land with amazing views of Mt Kenya at bay to Samburu Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch proceed to the Evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. After Dinner, we will camp at the lodge compound looking at the sky to guess which start we can see.

Day 3 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Samburu

Morning and evening game drives in search of game like the Big five and rare species like the gerenuk, Somali ostrich, gravy zebra and Basia oryx, A drive to the Ewaso Ngiro River the only water supply to this reserve and where most wild animals converge to quench their thirst. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 4 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Samburu - Marsabit

After breakfast, depart and head north along the Trans-African highway to Marsabit arriving in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Catholic Church compound where we will have a chance to look at the sky after dinner.

Day 5 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Marsabit - Kalacha

Depart after an early breakfast through the scenic landscape of the arid north with views of picturesque hills arriving at Kalacha, a small Gabbra settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert. The Gabbra are an Eastern Cushite people related to the Somali-Rendille in their historical origins in the southern Ethiopian highlands about AD 1000. Stargazing safari at night begins in the desert

Day 6 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Kalacha - Lake Turkana

We depart early crossing the Chalbi Desert to Lake Turkana which is the largest desert lake in the world and extends for 288 kilometers up to the Kenyan-Ethiopian border. It is surrounded by volcanic rock and desert. We arrive at our semi – permanent beach village where we have our traditional Turkana Huts; making it a perfect place to relax, protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the climate of this remote area.

Day 7 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Lake Turkana

The day is spent relaxing and you may visit the local lodge to swim or hire a boat to visit the surrounding area .In addition, we may visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there while in the evening visiting one of the Turkana Manyattas [optional] for traditional dances at an extra cost if clients wish.

An unforgettable experience under a star studded sky so close you can almost touch it.Turkana, formerly L. Rudolf is now named after one of the tribes who live on its shores and it is in this area that Richard Leakey uncovered the three million year old fossils of ‘Homo Erectus.’ This pre historic site is now known as the “Cradle of Mankind”. The Lake is also known as the “Jade Sea” because of its remarkable blue – green color.

This is a result of algae particles, which shift with changes of the wind and light, so that the water surface shifts from blue to grey to fabulous jade. The lake is home to the largest population of Nile crocodiles in the world. If the weather permits we take a short sunset boat ride to the surrounding areas.

Day 8 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Lake Turkana - Maralal

We journey via the Horr Valley situated between Mount Nyiro and Ol Doinye Mara viewing the breath taking scenery as we continue to climb one torturous, rocky hills to Maralal. Near Maralal is one of the most breath taking scenes in all of Kenya – the Losiolo escarpment, an endless stretch as land drops down to the Suguta valley.

Day 9 Of the 9 Days Kenya Stargazing Adventure Safaris: Maralal - Nairobi

Heading south again via Laikipia Plains and Nyahururu we may stop at the Thomson falls named after Joseph Thomson who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s. Shaped by the waters of the Ewaso Narok River, the falls plunge over 72m into a rift, spraying the dark forest below. After lunch we drive back into Nairobi by mid-afternoon.

SAFARI INCLUDES:

All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for one or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Tour guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi and Back
Transport in 4×4 Land Cruiser

PRICES EXCLUDE;

International Airfare
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Kampala
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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