August Fresh Edition! Aug 17-22
Begin 1,500 KM Adventure and Cultural Safari to Kenya’s North in 6 days, 5 nights
6 Days and 5 Nights FULL BOARD
IMPORTANT: For best experience we allow a maximum of 12 guests for each trip. Check your desired dates below and lock in your spot with a deposit quick!
Meals are based on local foods: Free range chicken, pasture fed, free to roam goats, fresh fished nile perch from the lake, fresh fruits and veges from Meru. For Special/Veg only Diet, please inform us a week or two before trip date.
Accommodation: Varies from modern Manyatta’s to rated resorts. we get the best accomodation avaialable in a given area.
DATES: 2021, August 17 – August 22
*Groups of 6 can request a private tour on their desired dates
- Transfer from Nairobi to Marsabit in Luxurious
- Ngurunit/Ndoto Foothills Safari
- Lake Turkana Safari
- Chalbi Desert Safari
- Marsabit Forest and Crater Lakes Safari
- Transfer from Marsabit to Nairobi in Luxurious Safari Cruisers
From Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6.
Lunch on the days of transfer (Day 1 and Day 6)
s. 77,997 Per Person Limited Offer: KES. 42,500
Limited Early Bird Offer: Book by June 30 for the August Trip and Get Kes. 500 cash back.
Our trips are not hurried; all movement is during day time and in reasonable distances. Trips of 3/4 nights can be cheaper but a guest misses out on a lot, and they also get super tired, to some the trip becomes an anti-bucketlist. 5 nights is the best minimum to do an Northern Trip and enjoy to the maximum.
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- All hail the North Pt1: Ngurunit and Ndoto mountains
- All hail the North Part 2: L Turkana, Loiyangalani
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OFFER: Four Safari Packages in a Single Trip;
Away from the fertile safari parks in the savannah, a newly launched trip by Begin North Adventures takes visitors through Kenya’s magnificent rangelands, dramatic desert lakes, desolate desert sand dunes and breathtaking crater lakes of the far north.
Nairobi county has a population of 6,247 people per sq km, while counties in the upper (former) Eastern Province have a population of 6(six) people per sq km. It follows then, that Kenya’s North is the best place to enjoy refreshing air, that 99% of the time, may not have been breathed before.
In a recent CDC (center for disease control) guideline: camping and outdoor adventures are considered least risk activities in these covid times.
In this Trip, you’ll see the snow capped mount Kenya, the Timau wheat and canola farm fields, river Ewaso Nyiro, Mt Ololokwe, Moille Hill, Ngurunit Oasis (natural swimming pool), Matthew ranges, Ndoto mountains, Nyiro Mountains, Lagga(flash floods pathways) Mount Kulal (UNESCO protected biosphere), swim in the prisitine beaches of Lake Turkana, Soul lifting sunrise and sunsets in Lake Turkana, Experience El Molo Culture, Koobi Fora Desert Museum(home to Homo Habilis), Sand dunes of the dried lake Chalbi(Chalbi desert), Hurri Hills, Maikona Oasis, Star gazing via clear skies at Kalacha, Marsabit Forest Reserve, Lake Paradise and one more crater lake, GofSokorte.
Day 1. Tuesday, Nairobi to Ngurunit
Nairobi to Ngurunit is a 510KM Journey. It’s far than Nairobi to Mombasa which is 490KM apart. On this route you will travel through the former Central Province counties to the border of Nyeri and Laikipia 1KM to the Equator.
At the Equator in Nanyuki you will witness the Coriolis Effect and see how objects in the Southern Hemisphere rotate differently from those in the Northern Hemisphere – to understand the formation of a vortex.
Still in Nanyuki you’ll get a chance to view the snow capped Mount Kenya up close and personal. The snow resembles an ostritch, and the mountain remains sacred to the local communities.
40KM past Timau town center, you’ll see the thousands of acres of wheat farms and golden yellow covered fields of Canola plants.
In Isiolo, we shall stop for an early lunch and a chance to purchase personal effects in the local supermarkets.
40KM past Isiolo is the Ewaso Nyiro river, that is fed by rivers west of mount Kenya, and Aberdare Ranges originating in the counties of; Nyandarua, Laikipia and Meru
The river serves, Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Wajir, Garissa and joins Jubba river in Somalia, onwards to the Indian Ocean.
Further North is mount Ololokwe, Moille Hill and the Laggas of Laisamis
6 p.m. We arrive in Ngurunit where we have dinner and spend the night
Day 2. Wednesday, Ngurunit to Loiyangalani
Rise and shine in Ngurunit, a beautiful oasis at the foot of Ndoto mountains and Matthew Ranges. If I was asked where the garden of Eden was, this would be the place. The beauty of this place is understood 360 and it’s hard to chonicle it in video and photos. You just have to be here, that’s it.
After breakfast, we go fo a short wal through the woods to a place with springs with natural swimming pool. The sands of the waterways are expanse and gives you that beach feeling as fine sands gets between your toes. This place is heavenly in every sense of the word.
We head back to the camp for early lunch to embark on a trip to Loiyangalani, the main town at the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana.
As you leave a part of your ‘heart’ in Ngurunit, or carry a part of Ngurunit in your Heart, We travel through the Ndoto Mountains and the rangelands of Marsabit. Here we meet the local community, the Arielle Rendille, a cushitic community with borrowed culture from the plains nilotes, the Samburu – as they go about their business of herding camels, goats and cows.
As soon as the Ndoto Mountains end, the magnificent Nyiro mountains sorrounding South Horr begins. Onwards, we proceed, close to UNESCO protected biosphere of Mount Kulal, a self regulating ecosystem.
As your mind rapidly expands in comprehension of these breathtaking places, we approach the Lake Turkana Windpower project that transends 40,000 acres of land that lays sorry and desolate.
Immediately, we windup the windpower, the jagged rocks towards the shoreline of Lake Turkana start beckoning. There is no hyacinth here, Lake Turkana is a desert lake and volcanic sands and rocks abound. Driving though, as the lake becomes visible, no sooner does the Southern Islands become visible – the worlds leading breeding ground for nile crocodiles.
We drive along the Lake turkana shorelines for 40km to the town of Loiyangalani whose shores are welcoming with fine sands and human activities abounds on the pristine beaches.
We arrive at 6 pm or earlier at one of the top resorts overlooking the beach of the Jade sea. We later have dinner here and rest.
Day 3. Thursday, Stay in Loiyangalani
After two days on of eye popping and mind stretching topography and cultural safari, its time to take a rest to enjoy the history these waters have to offer.
After Breakfast, we take a short 20 minutes drive a village where the local El, Molo people live. It’s a cushitic community that has again been dominated by the Samburu culture. There is a lot to learn and interact during this cultural visit.
On our way back to the resort, we pass by the Desert Museum that has the history of the Homo Habilis man remains. We also get to see, extinct fossils like the crocodile, giraffe and tortoise at least four times larger than today’s.
We have lunch at the resort,
3 p.m. We head to the beach and let all that static electricity that has build in the bodies to makes its way to the waves. For a mind calming swim or just splashing the waters. Soon enough the magical Lake Turkana sunsets will fill the lands and we head back to the resort for a relaxing evening and later, dinner.
Day 4. Friday, Loiyangalani to North Horr
On this day we wake up early to witness the sunrise as the rays hit the vast wastelands overlooking the Koobi Fora and Sibiloi National park – The direction to the Ileret town of the Dasanach Cushitic tribe.
10 a.m. With parked lunch and sufficient water we head towards North Horr. Here we encounter the Gabra, a cushitic group that leads a nomadic lifestyle between Chalbi desert and the Ethiopian border.
Chalbi Desert was a former lake that dried up 10,000 years ago. The Gabra are a resilient people who face the full force of the elements in Kenya’s only true desert.
The Chalbi sand dunes give that ‘dubai’ desert safari feeling.
Every desert has an Oasis, so does the saying go. True to that, we spend our evening at the North Horr Oasis. The sky is very clear at night, and if one chooses, it’s safe to sleep outside stargazing and connect with the heavens.
Day 5. Saturday, North Horr to Marsabit Town
After a night with the clear skies, that are free from the city’s light pollution. We wake up to a sunrise in the desert as the rays filter throught the palm leaves that abound in the Oasis. Your breakfast in such an ambiance is comparable to nothing else.
Immediately after breakfast we head to Marsabit town, through Maikona where we see the local people go about their day. Sometimes in camel caravans as they move from one place to another.
Marsabit town, here we come – served buffet lunch (in compliance to Covid19 guidelines) at one of the Camps in this administrative capital of the vast Marsabit county.
2.00 p.m. we head over to the protected misty, Mount Marsabit forest, that proliferates in centuries old trees, crater lakes and springs where wild animals come to quench their thirst. Another rich self sustaining ecosystem, where you can breathe air that has not been breathed before..
After the safari, we head to the Hotel where we shall have a our dinner, Enjoy a movie and bond till late
Day 6, Sunday; Marsabit Town to Nairobi
The morning after, yea that feeling.. the trip, tour, expendition is getting sealed.
We take our breakfast, bag up and back up and checkout the hotel.
But surprise, we visit one more site towards Balessa that looks eerily familiar. Yes, Marsabit has a site view of the Craters like the one on Nairobi – Nakuru highway overlooking the great rift valley.
At this place we take photos, and take a moment to reflect and let the geography and directions sink in, having gone full circle in these lands in the last couple of days.
What to Carry
- Rucksack Bag to put clothes for entire safari
- Back Pack Bag to put only what you need for the day
- Ultra light sheet/long shawl/masai shuka
- Outdoor Rubber Shoes
- beach shoes/ crocs/ sandals
- Swimming costume or light clothes to play with water
- Toileteries and personal effects for contigency
- head scarf for ladies/ sunhat
- arabic turban for men/ sunhat
- camera or phone camera with spare power bank
- Evening light Jacket
- light snacks and lunchbars (optional, heavy meals are 4 to 6hrs apart)
- Water bottle for refill (500ml water is provided in every meal)
- Identification Documents
- Tip for crew, guide et al
What is the Cost?
Kes. 77,997.00 Limited Offer: KES. 42,500
Expats: USD 510
- Transfer from Nairobi to Marsabit in Luxurious Landcruisers
- Transfer from Marsabit to Nairobi in Luxurious Landcruisers
- Accomodition in the best available facility in a given area
- Ngurunit/ Ndoto Foothills Tour
- Lake Turkana Tour
- Chalbi Desert Tour
- Marsabit Crater Lakes and Park Tour
- Transport on Luxurious 4×4 Landcruiser through and through
- Mouth-watering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided during the safaris
- Acess to Professional Staff
What’s not included
- Lunch during transfers, day 1 and day 6 – however, stops will be made where there is quality and affordable food in Isiolo/Nanyuki
- Medical cover and insurance
- Every guest will have access to the window during transport in compliance to the ministries of health, transport and tourism respective guidelines
- The Safari Cruisers are meticulously washed and disinfected before safari and are cleaned daily and sanitised before the days activities
- Marsabit has 6 people per sq.km. which is naturally distanced compared to Nairobi with approx. 6,400 people per sq.km.
Begin North Adventures Health Recommendations
- On advice of your physician take anti-malaria tablets a day before departure – just to be safe
- Keep a diary of your daily temperature, 14 days to Departure day
- Drink Sufficient water and a balanced diet 14 days to departure date
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