Tour Overview

Surrounded by volcanoes and ancient lava flows, Chalbi Desert is the hottest and most arid region in Kenya. Most people don’t get to experience this but those who do never get to forget it. Though it is a harsh and sparsely populated desert, it's known for its stunning natural beauty. Its streets are birthed from traditional caravan routes, towered with sand dunes and volcanic mountains, and quenched by the Kalacha oasis. Samburu National Reserve is a unique wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals,also a home to a population of close to 900 Elephants. It is located in Northern Kenya and is a premier game reserve situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river.

What's Included 

Accommodation
Professional guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Comprehensive Game Drive
Meals - Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transport - 4*4 Tour Van
Transport - 4*4 Landcruiser (Jeep)
Return Airport transfers

What's Not Included 

Gratuities
Travel Insurance
Personal Items

Safari Tour Gallery

Tour Plan

Interesting Facts about Chalbi Desert: - Chalbi Desert is a stretch of coarse sand spiced up with pure rocks and immense clay where there are also ash-gray ridges and broken clusters of tiny huts. - The desert is surrounded by volcanic hills that create a magical panorama with only selected animals and vegetation that can withstand hostile climates in the entire Sub-Saharan regions. - The southern part of the desert is home to the Rendille while the eastern part which is towards the Ethiopian border is home to the Gabbra People. - It’s believed that there was a lake in the Chalbi Desert that dried up a thousand years ago, therefore it was named the Chalbi Desert which means bare and salty.
  • Day 1: Nairobi – Marsabit
    • Depart Nairobi early and drive north to Nanyuki. Stop at the Equator briefly and also take some photos of Mount Kenya (weather permitting).
    • Drive through the Timau and stop by Kisima for some photos of the yellow filled Canola fields and wheat fields.
    • Lunch stop will be at Isiolo and then proceed to Marsabit.
    • Stop over for photos and sightseeing at Mt. Ololokwe and back drop views of Mount Kenya and Matthew Ranges.
    • Drive up to Marsabit park just in time for evening game drive and visit the beautiful lake Paradise .(The second largest of the three crater lakes in Marsabit national park) tucked inside the park.
    • The sunset from the hills is also worth the drive.
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Nomads Trail Hotel.
  • Day 2: Marsabit - Chalbi Desert- Kalacha Oasis - North Horr
    • Early breakfast at the hotel and check out.
    • Embark on crossing the great Chalbi desert. The journey leads you to a beautiful Oasis at the edge of the Chalbi desert.
    • Visit some of the Chalbi sand dunes enroute to Kalacha Oasis.
    • The crossing with skilled drivers on sand is thrilling.The tour will take you through the Maikona and Kalacha Oasis in the middle of very arid countryside.
    • The nights are great for stargazing. It's the perfect place to find your peace after a long stay in the city.
    • Dinner and overnight at the Palm Shade Resort.

     

    ***Optional Activities:

    1. Afternoon swim
    2. Quad Bike ride 
    3. Desert Camel Ride 
    4. Sundowner at the sand -dunes (BYOB)
  • Day 3: North Horr - Loiyangalani
    • Leisurely breakfast and check out .
    • Drive 3 hours to Loiyangalani and get a feel of Lake Turkana .
    • Visit the famous El Molo people living at the shore of the lake followed by a visit to the El Molo shrine island  by boat .
    • Evening sundowner (BYOB)on the lake is a lively way to end the day.
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Malabo Resort Loiyangalani.

     

    ***Optional Activity:

    1. Lake Boat Ride
  • Day 4: Loiyangalani - Ngurunit
    • Leisurely breakfast and check out.
    • Drive to Ngurunit located in the most beautiful scenery of the Ndoto Mountains,in the shadow of Mount Poi and next to the Ngurunit River .
    • On the way you get to pass by Lake Turkana Wind Farm ,the surreal scenery.
    • Enjoy a guided hike up one of the mountains for around an hour to reach a part of the river where it's possible to swim in rock pools and water slide down natural flat rocks.
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Lasamu Camp.
  • Day 5: Ngurunit - Samburu
    • Leisurely breakfast and check out.
    • Visit the basket project and buy some souvenirs.
    • Take a dive in the rock sliding spring once again.
    • Hit the road and head to Samburu National Reserve.
    • Arrive at the reserved lodge / camp in good time for lunch.
    • In the evening head for a game drive in the reserve . You are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, wild dogs  and other plains game.
    • Return to the camp/Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 6: Samburu National Reserve
    • Breakfast at the camp.
    • Set off for a full day game drive with packed lunch.
    • The reserve offers a wide range of attractions .It is home to the Samburu tribe who are also pastoralists.
    • Ewaso Nyiro river which runs along the southern boundary is home to  crocodiles and hippo  with the many animals visiting to drink water during the heat of the day.
    • Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 7: Samburu – Nairobi
    • Leisurely breakfast at the camp/lodge and check out.
    • Depart back to Nairobi with a short game drive en- route.
    • With us are photographs a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience.
    • Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon and transfer to your residence/airport/hotel.

     

    ***End of Services***

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Interesting Facts about Chalbi Desert: - Chalbi Desert is a stretch of coarse sand spiced up with pure rocks and immense clay where there are also ash-gray ridges and broken clusters of tiny huts. - The desert is surrounded by volcanic hills that create a magical panorama with only selected animals and vegetation that can withstand hostile climates in the entire Sub-Saharan regions. - The southern part of the desert is home to the Rendille while the eastern part which is towards the Ethiopian border is home to the Gabbra People. - It’s believed that there was a lake in the Chalbi Desert that dried up a thousand years ago, therefore it was named the Chalbi Desert which means bare and salty.

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