Chalbi Desert

5 Days 4 Nights

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.

Tour Itinerary

Depart early from Nairobi on Land Cruiser and drive north past Nanyuki and the beautiful farmlands of Timau to stop for fuel at Isiolo. Drive north and stopover for photos and sightseeing at Mt. Ololokwe before proceeding 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, visit the 3 crater lakes in the park before going to your hotel Sand and Rock Resort for dinner. The sunset from the hills is also worth the drive.

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 open desert will amaze you. The crossing with skilled drivers on sand is thrilling. The tour will take you through the Maikona and Kalacha oasis, a pleasant surprise in the middle of the very arid countryside. Spend the evening in cottages at the edge of the desert- North Horr. The nights are great for stargazing. It’s the perfect place to find your peace after a long stay in the city.

In the morning embark on the crossing of the Chalbi. The vast landscapes and sand dunes will amaze you. Head out south to Loiyangalani, later in day drive out and visit the famous El molo people living on the shores of the lake and are 100% dependent on the lake for survival. If you are out for some adventure you can visit Elmollo shrine Island by boat. Evening Sundowner on the lake is a lively way to end the day. Overnight at Tilamari village inn Loiyangalani.

Spend your morning relaxing at the resort, then later drive North to Ngurunit an oasis surrounded by tens of mountains and ranges popularly known as the Ndoto. On the way you get to pass by the Lake Turkana wind farm, the scenery is surreal. Check in at Golbo a basic guesthouse for lunch and overnight with views of the mountains around. You may visit the natural rock pools and slide in the afternoon after arrival.

In the morning visit the basket project and buy some souvenirs. Take a dive in the rockslides spring once again before heading out back to the city. Stop over at Nanyuki for lunch then proceed with the journey to Nairobi to arrive early in the evening.

What to carry:

  • Toiletries (Towel, Soap, Tooth Brush, tooth paste, Tissue)
  • Proper Comfortable outdoor Shoes
  • Drinks and Beverages (Snacks e.g. Crisps, biscuits, Sweets, cookies to last the trip)
  • Mkeka hat or sun screen
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sunglasses, Camera
  • Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  • Identification card or passport
  • Tip for crew and guides


39,000 Single

35,000 Per Person Sharing

Package Includes:

  • Meals on Safari
  • Transport on 4X4 Land Cruiser
  • Lake paradise Tour
  • Desert Safari
  • Professional Tour Guide

Package excludes:

  • Drinks at designated stops
  • Personal items as listed above
  • Tips for Guides
  • Medical and Insurance expenses
  • Boat rides at Loiyangalani
  • Swimming pool charge