This journey combines a thrilling wildlife safari experience with an interesting meeting with traditional populations in one of the most exciting and adventurous parts of Africa: Northern Kenya.
From Nairobi the trip winds through Laikipia Plateau till the shores of Lake Turkana, named as the Jada Sea due to its wonderful color.
Laikipia Plateau is a region of hilly savannah, North-West of Mount Kenya, it boasts different endangered species like Kenya’s biggest population of black rhino alongside some very successful examples of conservation and luxury lodges.
The fascinating Marsabit National Park, with its misty, highland forests rising above the desert, is a good place to stop and enjoy a game drive before moving North to Lake Turkana.
The Sibiloi National Park is located on the wild and rugged shores of Lake Turkana, it is home to important archaeological sites, volcanic formations, a petrified forest but also terrestrial and aquatic wildlife.
The Turkana’s traditional culture is still a very much vibrant part of the scene: here it is possible to get in touch with the Turkana, the Samburu, the El Molo, the Dassanech, the Rendille, the Pokot and the Gabbra.
Last stage of the journey, the incredible Lake Bogoria, home of millions of lesser flamingos.
Ol Pejeta is an upstanding wildlife safari destination, it is a no profit conservancy that boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
The Conservancy is home to the Southern white rhino, the endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining Northern white rhino.
The conservancy is a successfull story in conservation and boasts some of the highest predator densities in Kenya and a large range of mammals species.
Ol Pejeta offers different activities, driving safari, walking safari, horse rides, camel rides and thrilling night drives.
The beautiful Marsabit National Park is a refuge to huge tusked bull elephants, diverse birdlife and reptiles that habit forested mountains and three crater lakes.
This paradise place is perfect for birdwatching, hiking, and to meet the Borana, one of the major semi-nomadic pastoralist and kind people in East Africa.
The Borana women wear a colorful head scarf covering and beautiful necklaces.
Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea; the largest desert lake in the world, the lake is a remote and undiscovered area that has an incredible allure for intrepid travellers.
Lake Turkana is nicknamed The Jade Sea due to its mercurial blue-green color and is also the Crocodile Kingdom with an estimated population of over 12,000 crocodiles, making it the largest solitary thriving community in the world.
The Sibiloi National Park lies along the shores of Lake Turkana, it is one of Kenya’s most spectacular protected areas and thanks to its significant archaeological sites, abundant bird life and amazing wildlife.
Lake Turkana is home to different populations and here it is possible to meet and experience traditional tribes like the Turkana, the Samburu, the Rendille, the El Molo and the Pokot.
The Turkana, the Rendille and the Samburu are famous for the large number of necklaces that are worn by the women; the Gabbra are well know for their camels herds; while the El Molo are traditionally crocodiles hunters and fishers.
Lake Bogoria is a saline, alkaline lake, it is home to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingos.
The lake is also famous for its natural geysers and hot springs situated along the bank and within the lake.
Some of the geysers erupt to a height of 5 meters, and the water bursting through the lake can be searing hot.