14Day Nilotes Classic Cultural Safari.

13 Days
  • Landcruiser
  • 3 or 4 Stars camp/lodges
  • 5,416 metres
  • Nairobi
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • Full board
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese

Overview

Amboseli National Park , Samburu Game Reserve, Marasabit, Chalbi – North Horr , Lake Turkana, South Horr , Marlal , Lake Baringo, and Nairobi.

The Nilotes are mainly pastoralists, more often leading semi-
nomadic life they are easily noticeable in their unique traditional attire, adornment and facial marks.

Their traditional clothing is red, brown or orchred cloak-like tunics ,get a chance to stay in the camp in their homesteads, speak to local people, listen to tribal storytellers, meet traditional healers, greet school children and other such interactions.

Highlights

  • Cultural Visit
  • Village Visit
  • Game Drives
  • National Reserve
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Camping
  • Boat Ride
  • Nature Walk

Itinerary

Arrive this morning or in the evening in the city of Nairobi transfer to the hotel.
Lunch,Dinner and overnight stay in your hotel

Depart after early breakfast to Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro; Africa’s highest to enter the park by early afternoon. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by 6 communally owned group ranches.
Amboseli is famous for its big game, its great scenic beauty - the landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro and cultural immersion among the Maasai.
Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge

We will set off early to see the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro and set off for another extensive game drive before the clouds build up over the summit. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife such as Wildebeest, Giraffes, and Baboons.
An optional visit to a Masai village can be arranged after breakfast. Maasai warriors are also known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals have spread across the world.
Dinner and overnight at your booked camp/lodge.

Early breakfast and depart to Samburu with stop over in Nanyuki for lunch. Two days of cultural immersion and walking. Usually the Samburu live in small settlements nkang of 1-3 families. Each of these families may be composed of a man and two or more wives, since Samburu practice polygamous marriage. Married men are figures of authority in Samburu culture distinguished between junior elders,firestick elders senior elders, retired elders. An age set moves together through these stages. Womenusually marry between the ages of 15 and 17-often to men 10-40 years their senior.
Return to the lodgefor lunch. Afternoon extensive visits and cultural dance at age 15-20 young men are initiated into an age set.

Dinner and overnight stay in your camp/lodge

After breakfast depart to Marsabit driving past Wamba into vast wilderness to arrive in time for lunch.
Afternoon Visit to the "singing wells. where local people engage in songs while drawing water from deep wells to water livestock.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Depart after breakfast with picnic lunch and armed rangers to the park. A day of excursions. This is one of Kenya's most remote and least visited national parks. The heart of the park is extensive forest and as such it supports animals that one would not normally find in arid northern Kenya. There are elephant,lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wart hogs, Grevy is Zebra (which is specific to northern Kenya),reticulated giraffe, hyena and antelope. It also has a wealth of rare birds. Lake Paradise is an enchanting spot and a good place to camp, although there are no facilities here.
Return to the hotel late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

After breakfast descend and drive to Mt. Kulal which dominates Lake Turkana,s eastern horizon. A steep ascent to the north peak leads you through evergreen forest and verdant pasture land on the higher levels, after which you are confronted by the El Kajarata gorge which in effect splits the mountain in two, requiring a second ascent to reach Gatab. This small Samburu settlement nestled high up near the southern peak of Kulal affords extraordinary panoramic views of the desiccated landscape below, which ultimately you will have to traverse in order to finally reach South Horr.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

We depart after an early breakfast through the scenic landscape of the arid north with views of picturesque hills. We arrive and camp at Kalacha, a small Gabbra settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert. The Chalbi Desert is the harshest of the entire northwestern section and only the toughest of species survive. Its vast dunes and volcanic mountains are home to traditional tribes, the Rendille and Gabbra, desert nomads who maintain a camel culture.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

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

Dinner and Overnight at the camp

This day is spent relaxing and you may visit the local lodge to swim or hire a boat to visit the surrounding area including the El Molo village the least populated tribe in Kenya. In addition in the evening visit one of the Turkana Manyattas [optional] for traditional dances an unforgettable experience under a star studded sky so close you can almost touch it. (At an extra cost) 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”.

Dinner and overnight stay at your camp

After a very early breakfast we travel via the Horr Valley situated between Mount Nyiro and Ol Donyo Mara viewing the breath taking scenery as we continue to climb on torturous, rocky hills to Maralal. Stop over for lunch at South Horr. Near Maralal is one of the most breath taking scenes,the Losiolo escarpment, an endless stretch as land drops down to the Suguta valley. Maralal is the unofficial capital of the Samburu people and has a distinctly frontier feel about it, like something out of a ‘wild west’ movie.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

Depart after breakfast to Lake Baringo via Mugie Ranch,Looruk one of the lakes on the floor of the Rift Valley. Scenic landscape with clear views of the Turgen Escarpment which part of the western Rift Valley escarpment while on the East the Abedares ranges establish themselves on the horizon.
Arrive in time for lunch, later boat excursions to the central island of the lake home to the Njemps people closely related tribe to the Masai though unlike the Masai who are pastoralists their main activity is fishing using traditional boats made of reeds and palms wood. The lake host various birdlife including the fantastic Fish eagle and hippos which can be seen grazing early morning and evenings. Visit the Pokot village a nomadic tribe that live on the hash dry and remote parts of the Rift Valley.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

After breakfast drive to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure, farewell dinner before been transferred to the airport for departure.
Dinner at Canivore

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Transport to & From
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Professional Tour guide
  • Park entrance fees

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights tickets
  • Tips
  • Personal Items
  • Laundary
  • Travel medical insurance

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14Day Nilotes Classic Cultural Safari.
  • Landcruiser
  • 3 or 4 Stars camp/lodges
  • 5,416 metres
  • Nairobi
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • Full board
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
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