An adventurous cultural safari to Northwestern Turkana and South Sudan, the highlight being the visit to the local tribes; the Pokot and Turkana people in Kenya and the Toposa and Jie people in South Sudan who are nomadic pastoralists. As you visit the local villages, you get to learn their culture.
Day 1:- Nairobi/Nakuru
Pick up from your hotel in the morning and drive to Nakuru with a stopover to view the Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon a game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approximate 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. In addition, a large variety of game can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild's Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game. A large number of reptiles inhabit Lake Nakuru including the python and tortoise. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 2:- Nakuru/ Baringo
After breakfast, you proceed to Lake Baringo. Visit to a Njemps village where you get to learn their culture and get a sip of the local handcrafts and dances. An evening boat ride at the lake to see hippos, crocodiles, lots of birdlife and beautiful sceneries. Meals and overnight at a Lodge.
Day 3:- Baringo/ Marich Pass
Depart Baringo after breakfast and drive further north via Kinyang (Pokot people) / Kito Pass / Tot (Kerio Valley) / Siget / Cherangani Hills. Overnight at Marich Pass in tents.
Day 4:- Marich Pass/ Lodwar
You depart Marich Pass after breakfast and proceed further north to Lodwar, driving through the endless vast plains and bushlands vegetation. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.
Day 5:- Lodwar/ Eliye Springs
You spend the day exploring the surrounding area, visit a Turkana village as you head to the beautiful Eliye Springs, home to spring fed oases and large crocodile populations. Overnight in tents.
Day 6:- Eliye Springs / Kakuma / Oropoi
After breakfast, you proceed to Oropoi via Kakuma, thereafter visit the Pokot villages. The Pokot people are nomadic pastoralists who depend on their livestock for survival. Overnight tents
Day 7:- Oropoi / Lokichokio
Depart Oropoi and head further north to Lokichokio. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 8:- Lokichokio/Kapoeta
Depart Lokichokio and cross the Nadapal border via Narus to Kapoeta in South Sudan. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 9:- Kapoeta / Riwoto (Toposa villages)
You depart after breakfast to spend the day visiting the Toposa villages who still practice their traditional clothing, language and housing and whose culture is orally passed from generation to generation through music, songs, dance and poems. Dinner and overnight camping.
Day 10: Riwoto / Karakumuje (Toposa and Jie people).
You spend another day learning the Jie and Toposa culture, whose language belongs to the Nilotic group. Dinner and overnight camping.
Day 11:- Mogos / Kapoeta
Morning spent visiting the villages, before returning to Kapoeta for overnight at a lodge.
Day 12:- Kapoeta/border/ Lokichokio
After breakfast, depart Kapoeta, in South Sudan for the Nadapal border and proceed to Lokichokio. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 13:- Lokichokio / Nairobi
You catch your flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Southern Sudan Adventure and Culture Itineraries
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