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Most of Kenya lies north of the equator and most of it is dry thornbush, semi-desert and desert country. It is sparsely populated by a number of small, largely pastoral tribes who have a long history of inter-tribal violence as they vie for grazing and water. In drought years the violence can escalate as there are now far more cattle, sheep and goats than the land can support. This means that there are times when we are unable to run a safari into this region.

Our Northern Safari is scenically spectacular as the route passes by some significant mountain ranges with wide sweeping views all the way. At times the presence of water transforms the landscape and wildlife numbers. Marsabit mountain gathers moisture from the surrounding desert which turns into the mists that are responsible for the presence of the dense forests which in turn support a wide variety of wildlife. Similarly, in Samburu the Ewaso Ngiro River provides a ribbon of vegetation that attracts big herds of elephants and other animals to river.

Our northern safari is probably best suited to people who have visited Kenya before and have already spent time in the south, visiting places like the Mara. It is an adventure into a very wild part of Kenya, taking in places that very few visitors ever get to and, up towards Turkana and Marsabit we rarely see any other foreign visitors.

Day 1  Arrive in Nairobi  Wildebeest Eco Camp 
Day 2 Nairobi Park  Wildebeest Eco Camp 
Day 3 Nanyuki Penguin House
Day 4   Ngurunit Lasamu Camp 
Day 5-6 Loiyangalani  Oasis Lodge 
Day 7-8 Marsabit Lake Paradise Camp
Day 9-10 Samburu  Umoja Camp
Day 11  Nanyuki  Penguin House 
Day 12  Return to Nairobi