Camel transport has been there for ages as from B.C. That is why we have been organizing various education packages and targeting specific areas that have been of major help as far as exchange programs are concerned. The beneficiaries are international students, local students and the community as a whole. This has greatly improved the bio-culture, bio-diversity diversification and conservation.

LAIKIPIA PLATEAUS/ENVIRONS AND ACTIVITIES

Laikipia has varying features that make it unique in many aspects. Many rivers and streams emanate from the neighbouring mountains- Mt. Kenya and Aberdares. Criss crossing the numerous beautiful valleys cascading falls and joining down to form whirling river Ewaso Nyiro. The river on the Northern end of the region flows rather surprisingly north into the drier areas of the country, watering livestock and wildlife alike before sinking down into Lolian Swamp.

CAMEL TREKKING,BUSH CRAFT AND MAASAI/ YAAKU/ SAMBURU CULTURE

The Maasai/ Yaaku/ Samburu will be your host and genuinely they will encourage you to participate in their traditional activities e.g. Blacksmith, Bush crafts, Honey gathering, Hunting, Rituals and food productions. The safari area is situated in Laikipia between two rivers Ngare Narok on the western boundary and the Ewaso Nyiro on the East. Mt. Kenya is to the South East and Nanyuki is about one hour drive.

DAY 1: From Nanyuki drive 70 kms with a 4-wheel drive to where the trek starts. Arrange all camping equipments, Foodstuffs and meet a guide who will introduce you to the camel guide handlers, who is conversant with the area and local languages. After packing all the stuffs on the camel. We start our camel trek heading to the camp. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at the designated campsite. It takes about 4 to 6 hours.

DAY 2: After breakfast proceed with camel game viewing where on a lucky day the big five can be encountered, also small carnivores like striped Hyena, Wild dog, gold cats, Genet cats, Cheetah among others will be seen. Lunch en-route. Overnight is spent at the camp where several entertainments are available. Traditional dancing, honey collecting, fish hooking and traditional culture will be demonstrated.

DAY 3: After breakfast you will have several hours with the natives sharing their bush life, bush crafts, their real life experiences compared to modern life. Later demonstration of weapon making and slaughtering of animals with their ritual will be done. Lunch at the same camp. After lunch continue with the camel ride viewing games along the riverbanks heading to the closest camp where the night will be spent.

DAY 4: After breakfast there will be a two hours camel ride. After saying goodbye to the handlers, connect a vehicle heading to Samburu. The rest of the day is spent game viewing in the park where you may see lion, Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk, Gravy's zebra, Beisa Oryx and leopard. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 5: SAMBURU- MARSABIT

We head North again along the Trans- Africa highway to Marsabit, which is an extinct volcano heavily, forested on its upper slopes. After setting up a camp, we will visit the lodge inside the National park. You may see Elephant, Buffalo and Greater Kudu as the lodge is situated on the edge of a water filled crater. We do not go further into the park as thick forest hampers the progress of large vehicles and viewing difficult. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 6 : MARSABIT KALACHA

We visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater before making our way back into the desert and lava flows. Lunch en-route. Overnight is spent at the camp in Kalacha, a small settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert.

DAY 7: KALACHA- LAKE TURKANA

We depart early crossing the Chalbi Desert. The desert cannot be crossed if wet but there are alternative roads around the North and the South. We arrive at our semi permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch. Here we have our traditional Turkana Huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake for use if available otherwise we pitch tents in an alternative campsite. Indeed a perfect place to relax protected from the searching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.

DAY 8: LAKE TURKANA

We spend the day relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding area. In additional, we visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there (Elomolo),while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana manyattas for traditional dances under a star-studded sky at an extra cost if clients wish. Unforgettable experience.

DAY 9: LAKE TURKANA- MARALAL

We enjoy via South Horr and Baragoi to Maralal, another forested area. The Samburu abound in their red-ochre. Heading south again via Laikipia plains and Thomson's Falls (Nyahururu) we drive back into the designated destination.