Rendille Camel Walk Safari

This safari takes you into the heart of Northern Kenya, where you will see beautiful mountain forests surrounded by hot dusty deserts. Starting from Samburu Game Reserve, you will spot animals on the Ewaso Nyiro river, head north through Marsabit to Laisamis where you branch to Kaisut Desert and then to Ngurunet in the middle of nowhere.

Welcome to the land of the Rendille people, where we spend some days exploring their traditional culture and interacting with them. At night you will see a star-studded sky and join the traditional dances - a unique experience! Head further North past Ndoto and Nyiro Mountains and eventually arrive at the shows of the Jade Sea (Lake Turkana) where you explore the surrounding area of Loyangalani, which is inhabited by various tribes e.g. Turkana, Elmolo, Rendille and Samburu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi - Mt. Kenya
Accommodation: Naro Moru River Lodge

Departing Nairobi in the morning, you travel to Mt. Kenya through the rich agricultural land to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon nature walk.

Day 2 Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge

You proceed further north to Kenya's northern frontier to the wild and rugged Samburu - fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River - to arrive in time for lunch. Later embark on a late afternoon game drive.

Day 3 Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge

Full day spent exploring the park, the highlights being the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests and the local people with a rich and colorful heritage.

Day 4 Samburu National Reserve - Ngurunet
Accommodation: Campsite

Proceed to Laisamis via Isiolo on the Marsabit Highway and head west through the Kaisut desert to Ngurunet, which is Rendille people territory with plenty of camels. Here, you experience the Samburu traditional way of life.

Day 5 & 6 Ngurunet
Accommodation: Campsite

You spend the days interacting with the local people, walk/ride camels to Malgis River with Rendille warriors to the upper forest. Wells dug along the river beds by the local Rendille and Samburu are famously known as the singing wells. You will have an opportunity to visit the local schools and hospital, experience camel milking in the morning and an evening traditional dance with warriors.

Day 7 Ngurunet - Lake Turkana
Accommodation: Oasis Lodge

We leave Ngurunet via South Horr and head to Lake Turkana, with picnic lunch enroute, to arrive late in the afternoon.

Day 8 Lake Turkana
Accommodation: Oasis Lodge

You spend the day relaxing. Otherwise, optional activities are available such as hiring a boat to discover the surrounding areas, visit the El Molo/Turkana villages and explore Loyangalani town or participate in a late evening dance with Turkana dancers on the lake shores as the sun goes down This is a memorable experience!

Day 9 South Horr
Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, you head for South Horr and spend the day here interacting with the locals and enjoying the unique scenery. Afternoon hike to Mt. Nyiro.

Day 10 Maralal
Accommodation: Ngari Hill Eco Lodge

We head south to Maralal town with a picnic lunch enroute. The afternoon and evening are spent at Maralal market socializing with local people.

Day 11 Lake Baringo
Accommodation: Soi Safari Lodge

You depart for Lake Baringo, arriving in time for lunch. Optional afternoon boat ride on the lake to see crocodiles and hippos.

Day 12 Lake Baringo - Nakuru - Nairobi

After breakfast, you drive to Nairobi at leisure via Nakuru town to arrive by early evening. End of safari.

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