Jade Sea Experience
Nairobi to Nairobi
DELUXE GUIDED TOUR
LIVE THIS !
Experience the beauty of Kenya and encounter the real adventure of its northern parts. Explore the pre-historic site known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. Travel to Sibiloi Island National Park while partaking in the numerous activities available in Lake Turkana.
|Vehicle||7-seater 4WD / light aircraft|
|Group size||Min 2 guests|
|Meals||3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners|
||All airport transfers, and boat/vehicle transfers in Turkana|
||Qualified English speaking driver-guide|
||Local beers and wine, bottled water and soft drinks|
||Nairobi to Lodwar (return)|
||Safari pouch and pen
An African hat
- Turkana cultural dance
- Cultural visit to Turkana community
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guests are picked up from a city hotel or from Jomo Kenyatta Airport and are transferred to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Lodwar airstrip.
Lake Turkana is the most saline lake in East Africa, the largest desert lake in the world, and is the fourth largest lake in Africa. Lake Turkana is also known locally as the Jade Sea, due to the breathtaking jade colour of the water. The habitats surrounding the lake maintain a diverse collection of flora and fauna, due to the ecological conditions, with many volcanic overflows and petrified forests.
On arrival, guests are transferred to the western shore of Lake Turkana, arriving at Lobolo Camp with a picnic lunch en route.
Guests are welcomed to the camp with a traditional dance performed by the Turkana people. The camp consists of 8 safari tents, each boasting a unique view of the beach, as well as Central Island and the opposite shoreline. The tents are equipped with spring water showers and flushing toilets, nestled within an extensive palm grove. Behind the camp is a cliff which guests can climb to marvel at the spectacular panoramic views.
Overnight at Lobolo Camp – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
CENTRAL ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
Guests enjoy breakfast before driving to the Turkana village or to a traditional homestead for a cultural visit. Known for raising camels and weaving baskets, the Turkanas, in their oral traditions, designate themselves as the people of the grey bull, after the Zebu, the domestication of which played an important role in their history.
After experiencing the life and culture of the Turkana people, guests then return to the camp for full breakfast. After lunch, visitors leave by boat to a small island in the middle of Lake Turkana. Central Island National Park forms one of the Lake Turkana National Parks that are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Known as the ‘land of smoke and fire’, Central Island National Park is only 5km² and comprises 3 active volcanos and many smaller volcanic cones, as well as three major crater lakes – Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake and Tilapia Lake. Although the vegetation is sparse, the stark views are hauntingly beautiful.
At Fly camp guests will spend the night beneath the vast African sky, creating a once in a lifetime experience.
Overnight at Fly Camp – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
Guests are woken up at 06h00, have tea, coffee and biscuits before taking a short boat ride to one of the crater lakes, Flamingo Lake. As is assumed by its name, Flamingo Lake is the most northerly of the three lakes and is a breeding place for the lesser flamingo, and they sometimes gather here in the thousands. Guests are then taken back to the boat and head over to Crocodile Lake, which is home to some of the largest Nile crocodiles. Around 14 000 crocodiles gather here during breeding season, making this one Africa’s largest and most accessible natural crocodile nursery, however, even during the rest of the year, guests will find a high concentration of them around.
On their return to camp, guests enjoy a full breakfast and enjoy the morning at leisure. After lunch, guests will board a boat back to Lobolo Camp for a sundowner while enjoying a Turkana cultural dance before dinner.
Overnight at Lobolo Camp – Dinner and breakfast.
Enjoy breakfast at leisure, before taking the morning to explore the area. Later, guests are transferred to Lodwar airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi. On arrival at Wilson Airport, guests will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for their departure flight or transferred to a city hotel.