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14-Day Kenyan Wildlife and Tribal Culture Expedition
Tour Code: ODY-KY-008
This two-week journey in Kenya combines thrilling wildlife safaris with unique cultural experiences. Start in Nairobi, then witness the Special Five in Samburu National Reserve and the long-tusked elephants of Marsabit National Park. 
Explore the lifestyles of the Gabra, El Molo, Turkana, and Pokot tribes. Conclude with a boat trip in Lake Baringo and a Big Five safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • Experience unique game drives in Samburu National Reserve for the Special Five and witness Marsabit National Park's majestic elephants.
  • Immerse in the rich cultures of Kenya's Gabra, El Molo, Turkana, and Pokot tribes, learning their unique traditions and lifestyles.
  • Explore aquatic wildlife with a boat ride on Lake Baringo and interact with the Njemps community.
  • Discover the renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to the famous Big Five in one of the world's most iconic safari destinations.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a customizable tour, tailored to your interests for a personalized Kenyan adventure.

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Day 1Nairobi Arrival
Start your journey in the bustling heart of Nairobi. Meet your guide at the airport and head to your hotel. The evening is yours to indulge in Nairobi's diverse culinary scene, offering a first taste of Kenya's rich cultural tapestry.
Day 2Samburu's Special Five Safari
Venture north to Samburu National Reserve, a unique landscape teeming with wildlife. 
After lunch at the lodge, embark on an afternoon safari. Seek out the 'Special Five' – Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk antelope, and Beisa oryx – exclusive to this arid region.
Samburu National Reserve
Day 3Samburu Village Life Exploration
Immerse in Samburu culture with a morning game drive, exploring further into the reserve.
In the afternoon, visit a local Samburu village. Learn about their nomadic lifestyle, livestock rearing practices, and vibrant traditions distinct from the Maasai, despite their close historical ties.
Samburu National Reserve
Day 4Marsabit's Majestic Elephants
Journey to the lush Marsabit National Park, a hidden gem with dense forests and volcanic formations. 
Here, encounter some of Africa's largest elephants and explore the mystique of Mount Marsabit. Late afternoon, enjoy a refreshing view of Lake Paradise, a crater lake attracting diverse wildlife.
Day 5Among the Rendille and Gabra Tribes
Today, you'll engage with the Rendille and Gabra tribes, each with distinct customs and languages. 
First, visit a Rendille village in Marsabit, learning about their adaptation to the arid environment. Then, head to Kalacha, where the Gabra people, camel pastoralists with traditions echoing ancient Israelite practices, await.
Day 6Mystical El Molo in Loiyangalani
Travel to Loiyangalani, a serene oasis beside Lake Turkana. 
Visit the El Molo tribe, known for their fishing lifestyle. Despite modern challenges, they maintain traditional practices, such as fish trading and producing fish oil, crucial for their health and sustenance.
Day 7Turkana Tribe and Boat Safari
Experience a boat safari on Lake Turkana, observing crocodiles and hippos. 
In the afternoon, visit the Turkana tribe, renowned for their warrior culture. Learn about their tattooing traditions, symbolizing victories and status, and listen to tales that have shaped their identity over generations.
Day 8Camel Safari in Maralal
Arrive in Maralal, a lively town where camels roam alongside warriors and traders. 
Delve into the region's culture with a half-day camel safari, traversing forested plains and local watering holes. Interact with herders and experience the pastoralist lifestyle firsthand.
Day 9Pokot Village Insights and Lake Baringo
Visit a Pokot village, where polygamy is common and wealth is measured in livestock. 
After exploring their social structure and customs, head to Lake Baringo. Here, a boat trip offers close encounters with hippos and crocodiles and insights into the Njemps community's way of life.
Lake Baringo
Day 10Toward the Maasai Mara
Embark on a scenic drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The journey reveals the Great Rift Valley's grandeur, preparing you for the quintessential safari experience in one of Africa's most famed wildlife sanctuaries.
Maasai Mara National Park
Day 11Maasai Mara's Wildlife Spectacle
In the Maasai Mara, embark on morning and afternoon safaris. 
The reserve is a haven for the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Witness the intricate dance of predator and prey in this unparalleled natural setting.
Maasai Mara National Park
Day 12Further Adventures in Maasai Mara
Continue exploring the Maasai Mara with additional game drives. Each excursion offers a chance to encounter different aspects of the reserve's rich biodiversity. The landscape teems with life, from majestic herds of wildebeest to stealthy predators.
Maasai Mara National Park
Day 13Maasai Mara's Untamed Beauty
Savor a final full day in the Maasai Mara. Opt for alternative safari experiences like guided nature walks or nocturnal drives, each offering unique perspectives on the park's dynamic ecosystem.
Maasai Mara National Park
Day 14Farewell to the Mara, Return to Nairobi
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the lodge before starting the return journey, approximately a 6-hour drive back to Nairobi airport for your homeward flight. In case your flight is scheduled for the morning, we recommend an additional night in Nairobi.

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