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Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure l 8 Days Safari

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8 Days
Availability : 2019 - 2020
Min Age : 15
Max People : 40

Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure is an 8 day expedition to Northern Kenya that avoids the rigorous journey across the Chalbi Desert but still transverses rugged country to the frontiers of Kenya and the Lake Turkana. Lake Turkana safari camping adventure can only be done by custom built four by four Land cruisers that seat 7 people and accommodation is in canvas tents.

Lake Turkana safari camping adventure is a journey to the Lake of Jade Sea which helps you to discover, bringing you face to face with the indigenous people exposing you to unsurpassed knowledge of their culture and traditions through local guides. Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. It is 250km long and widely known as the Jade Sea because of its remarkable color. This is place where the journey is very much part of the destination- and it is only by taking the long difficult road that a real sense of remoteness is gained.

Lake Turkana 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 was originally named Lake Rudolph in 1888 and was renamed Lake Turkana in 1975. It is the largest alkaline lake in the world. Lake Turkana is 300 km long and 50 km wide and is the world’s largest permanent desert lake. The water is potable, but not very palatable. Three rivers feed into the lake but there is no out flow, all water loss is via evaporation.

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Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure Tour Details

Lake Turkana safari camping adventure takes you up into the heart of the Northern Frontier District via the Sweetwaters and Samburu Game Reserve. You will traverse along some of Africa’s worst roads; see beautiful mountain forest surrounded on all sides by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at our camp on the shores of the Jade Sea (Lake Turkana).

Our Camp is the only camp situated right on the beach of the lake with spectacular views of the South Island. Our 20-seat boat is based here and is available for sunset cruises and our visit to Elmolo Bay some 12 kms to the north. You will see a great variety of tribes during the tour and cross the Chalbi Desert if dry. During the rains it becomes an enormous shallow lake.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


  • Airport Transfers
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure

The lake’s Central Island with its small active volcano, South and North Islands and Sibiloi National Park provide migratory birds with a much-needed stopping point during their journey. Native communities depend on Lake Turkana and the surrounding wilderness for survival, and you may have a chance to meet members of the Rendille, Gabra, Samburu, Turkana, El Molo, Ariaal and Dassanech tribes.

Each of these indigenous people has adapted to the harsh environment, adopting critical skills such as deep lake fishing, wild fruit and honey gathering, cattle and camel herding. The diversity of flora and fauna and ecological value of the area, as well as the international significance of archaeological and paleoanthropological discoveries, is why Lake Turkana and its surrounding safari national parks are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Koobi Fora section, alone, has advanced paleontological science more than any other location in Africa.

  • Transport in a custom made 4x4 Land cruisers
  • Accommodation in Camps on full board basis
  • Game drives Services of a driver/guide
  • Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover
  • Park entrance fees
Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure Itinerary

Day 1Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Nairobi - Samburu

Depart Nairobi for samburu game reserve on our way to samburu drive via Nanyuki town for lunch, passing through very pleasant country-side with coffee and tea plantations with good view of the peaks of Mt Kenya in dear weather. Set up camp dinner and overnight camp dinner and overnight.

Day 2Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Samburu National Park

Morning and afternoon game viewing in samburu with lunch and leisure break at camp in the mid-afternoon. During the leisure break you can visit a nearby lodge for swimming, visiting the samburu people all at an extra cost. All meals and overnight camp

Day 3Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Samburu - Marsabit

After breakfast depart for ,Marsabit via the singing well of the Boran tribe which is a quite colorful ceremony as they also bring their livestock to water at the same time later lunch at camp then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the camp site

Day 4Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Marsabit - Kalacha

After breakfast proceed on a game drive in the nearby Marsabit National Park including a stop at ‘lake paradise’ which is a natural water hole in this park which is essentially an oasis. Drive on to Kalacha, picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at the camp in this tiny settlement at the edge of Chalbi desert

Day 5Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Kalacha - loiyangalani

After breakfast depart Kalacha for loiyangalani arriving in time for lunch. the summon term used for the south eastern shore of lake Turkana cross the Chalbi desert ,also passing north horn lunch on arrival. Rest for the afternoon and leisure for a well-deserved rest having crossed Chalbi .dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 6 Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: loiyangalani

A full day at the shores of Lake Turkana during which you can visit the El molo tribes’ men in the village who are said to be the smallest tribe in Africa, at an extra cost. Rest for the day, caution should be exercised near the lake as its waters are crocodile infested. All meals overnight at the camp

Day 7 Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: loiyangalani - Maralal

After breakfast depart loiyangaiani for Maralal town, viewing picturesque and pristine desert landscape and scenery and the various nomadic tribes that inhibit the northern part of Kenya grazing their livestock which includes camels arriving in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at campsite

Day 8 Of the Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure: Maralal - Nairobi

After breakfast, depart Maralal for Nairobi via Thompson falls with lunch arriving in time for lunch at the falls. After lunch proceed to Nairobi arriving in the evening where we will go for dinner at the carnivore restaurant.

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