Sometimes in August, 2022 we were on a field tour to observe vegetation patterns in arid and semi arid areas.

Referencing an old colonial map, we happened upon the Sabena Desert.

A simple search on Google would not trace any literature or mention of the same.

So we found the desert with vast landscape, mirage and miniature sand dunes. After about 35KMs an immediate acacia barrier severed marking the boundary of the dramatic Sabena desert.

While taking photos, some young ones of lambs had strayed from their homestead and came running through the vastness. Moments later two boys probably aged 5 and 7 came running after them and the mother was quite a distance also following in the same direction.

The somali community live near the Sabena Desert and they witness nothing grown in the thousands of acres of sand.

A 30 minutes stay would make one feel the full force of the elements.

If expeditions for new finds in extreme places excites you, then the team at Begin North Adventures is your best bet. Reach out

Also check another find we got near Tuum in Samburu county Loibor Seder Sand dune

Begin North Adventures
Begin North Adventures

Begin North Adventures, is Your Travel Partner, with focus on Kenya's North. Occuring East of Rift Valley and North of Equator: are lands with extreme climates from the snow capped Mount Kenya, to the World's 2nd largest Desert Lake, the Jade Sea (Lake Turkana), Chalbi desert, UNESCO protected biosphere of Mt. Kulal, the protected Marsabit Forest that remains largely unchronicled until now. Let's help you create memories on these Virgin lands

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