Explore northern Kenya, a region filled with incredible wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and ancient cultures seen nowhere else.
This adventure through Kenya is one for the explorers, a journey heading north from Nairobi to the Ethiopian border and beyond to the World Heritage listed town of Konso. Spend time in the high-altitude Mount Kenya region, trekking towards the summit through forests inhabited by the endangered Grevy's zebra and searching for rhinos, elephants and more in the surrounding grasslands. Visit Samburu, a lesser-known but incredible nature reserve known for the Samburu Special Five, which is home to the Samburu people – a sub-tribe of the Maasai. Continue north through the spectacular landscape to the Ethiopian border and through small villages.
Embark on an afternoon game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a rhino sanctuary with 24,000 acres of savannah grasslands dotted with acacia trees.
Get up close to Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, with a hike through entrance gate up to Old Moses Camp at 3000 m in altitude.
Enjoy a game drive though Samburu National Park, passing by Samburu tribes’ people wearing traditional dress, and spotting rare wildlife such as reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and long-necked gerenuk.
Venture into South Ethiopia and stop at the Chew Bet crater lake. Here we hike down to the crater floor and witness workers gathering muddy, black salt as they have done for centuries.
Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres (9200 feet) where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
Our purpose-built overland vehicles allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. They have no air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot at times.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip on all nights, subject to availability.
2. Post tour accommodation in Konso and transfers to Arba Minch are available on request.