The Northern region of Kenya is vast and scenic. It is the home of a variety of tribes, and has remained comparatively inaccessible until now. Ranging from the lush highland green of the southern side of the Mathews range and Samburu National Park to the red sands of the northern borders with Ethiopia in the Chalbi desert, its terrain is varied, mysterious and extraordinarily beautiful. This should definitely be on your bucket list.
Depart early from Nairobi on Overland truck and drive north past Nanyuki and the beautiful farmlands of Timau to stop for fuel at Isiolo. Drive north and stop over for photos and sightseeing at Mt. Ololokwe before proceed to Marsabit, a cool mountain town in the North. Drive up to Lake Marsabit in time to see the animals coming out for an evening drink. The sunset from the hills are also worth the drive. Camp at the park gate for the night.
After breakfast embark on crossing the great Chalbi desert. The journey leads you to a beautiful oasis at the edge of the Chalbi desert.The vast landscapes and sand dunes will amaze you. The crossing with skilled drivers on sand is thrilling. Spend the evening in
bandas at the edge of the desert. The nights are great for stargazing.
Depart East to connect to the main highway, where you switch from the 4X4 to the truck and continue south to Samburu National park. This is a great park for viewing the big five right from your campsite at the edge of the river. Dinner and overnight in the park.
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the park. You may also stop over at Ngare Ndare if time allow. Later in the day depart south to Nairobi to arrive late in the evening.
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