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11-Day Kenya’s Untamed Northern Frontier Exploration


Journey into the heart of Kenya’s wild Northern Frontier, a region renowned for its unspoiled beauty, stark landscapes, and unparalleled diversity. This 11-day expedition promises to immerse you in a world far removed from the quintessential African safari experience. Navigate the parched terrains of Samburu, delve into the mystique of Shaba, and finally let the ethereal beauty of Lake Turkana captivate your soul. Every twist and turn in this rugged landscape reveals unique species of wildlife, and traditional tribes still firmly rooted in their ancient ways of life. The journey not only offers mesmerizing vistas but also narrates tales of resilience, evolution, and the unfathomable bond between man, beast, and nature. Let the untamed Northern Frontier beckon you to an adventure of a lifetime.

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu

Arrive in Nairobi and commence your journey north to Samburu National Reserve. Witness the landscape transform, and by evening, settle into your camp, with the wilderness as your backdrop.

Day 2: Samburu Exploration

Dive into the heart of Samburu, encountering the ‘Samburu Special Five’: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and the gerenuk. Relish an evening by the Ewaso Ng’iro river, watching elephants frolic.

Day 3: Samburu Cultural Immersion

Visit a Samburu village, understanding their ancient traditions, dances, and their coexistence with nature. The afternoon promises another game drive and a splendid African sunset.

Day 4: Journey to Shaba

Drive to Shaba National Reserve, famed for its geological beauty and unique species. Explore the reserve, potentially spotting the rare Shaba dik-dik or the endangered Hirola.

Day 5 & 6: Shaba Mystique

Two days of deep exploration into Shaba’s wild terrains, interspersed with relaxing moments by the campfire, sharing tales of the day’s sightings.

Day 7: Towards Lake Turkana

Embark on the journey towards the Jade Sea, the world-renowned Lake Turkana. Experience a dramatic change in scenery, hinting at the marvels awaiting.

Day 8 & 9: Lake Turkana Chronicles

Spend days marvelling at the vastness of Lake Turkana, engaging with the El Molo tribe, and understanding the lake’s geological and anthropological significance.

Day 10: Reflections and Relaxation

A free day. Revisit favorite spots, photograph the landscapes, or simply relax, absorbing the experiences of the past days.

Day 11: Return to Nairobi

Embark on your journey back to Nairobi, carrying memories of the rugged beauty and untamed wilderness of Kenya’s Northern Frontier.

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Why Consult With Us?

Tailor-Made Experiences
Siafu Tanzania Safari tailors your journey, from seeking the Big Five, mountains, and beach holidays to birdwatching, cultural tours, photography, and more.
Conservation and Ethical Practices
Siafu Tanzania Safari champions responsible tourism, supporting wildlife, local communities, and eco-friendly initiatives, ensuring your choice benefits the environment.
Comfortable Accommodations
Relax in Siafu Tanzania Safari's handpicked lodgings, from luxury lodges to intimate tented camps, ensuring a serene retreat in the heart of the wilderness.


  • Luxury accommodations in eco-lodges.
  • All meals.
  • Guided safari drives.
  • Cultural visits.
  • National Reserve entry fees.
  • Ground transport.


  • International airfare.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Optional activities.
  • Travel insurance.

Safari Tips

Can I combine a safari in Kenya with a beach getaway in Mombasa or Diani?
Absolutely! Kenya offers a unique opportunity to combine thrilling safaris with relaxing beach vacations. After your safari adventure, you can head to coastal towns like Mombasa or Diani Beach, where pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters await. You can indulge in activities such as snorkeling, diving, or simply unwinding on the beach, creating a perfect blend of wildlife encounters and beach relaxation.
Are night game drives allowed in Kenyan national parks and reserves?
Night game drives are not permitted within the national parks in Kenya. However, some private conservancies and reserves, like Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Maasai Mara Conservancies, do allow night game drives. This provides an opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are active after sunset, such as hyenas, leopards, and nightjars. Check with your safari operator or specific conservancy for availability and regulations.
What is the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and when is the best time to witness it?
The Wildebeest Migration is a captivating natural phenomenon that takes place in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. Each year, millions of wildebeest, accompanied by zebras and gazelles, migrate from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara in search of fresh grazing lands. The best time to witness this spectacular event is usually from July to October when the herds cross the Mara River, facing thrilling encounters with crocodiles. It's an extraordinary wildlife spectacle that should not be missed if visiting Kenya.

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