12 Days
Physical Rating
Group Size


May – June, 2018 (exact dates depend on full moon)

This exclusive small group East African safari will offer you a unique mix of primitive cultures and wildlife experiences in Kenya. The adventure starts in Amboseli National Park with classic views of large elephant herds with Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in the background. From here we fly by bush plane to Lake Turkana in northern Kenya’s Rift Valley where we will participate in one of Africa’s largest tribal festivals. The event will feature unique performances and cultural traditions of 14 different ethnic tribes which live in the region east of Lake Turkana. After the festival, our last stop is Samburu which will surprise us with wildlife species that are only found in northern Kenya. This diverse national reserve with its semi-arid climate hosts many elephants, a number of antelope species, ostriches, lions and cheetahs. And Samburu is one of the best places in Kenya to see and photograph the elusive leopard.

Focus Expeditions is one of the few companies offering this unique opportunity to visit Lake Turkana. We will have ideal opportunities to see, experience and photograph the various tribes and their primitive lifestyles. This is a trip not to be missed.

Single accommodations are limited.
Single Supplement: $900

Maximum 8 persons

Accommodations for 12 nights on twin/single-share room basis with private facilities.
 All land and air transfers in Kenya
All game drives
National park and cultural village fees
All meals excluding dinner on first day in Macushla House and meals in Ole Sereni Hotel on last day
Mineral water during game drives
Local English-speaking drivers/guides as well as two Focus Expedition trip leaders
International airfare to and from Nairobi
Change of itinerary
Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls
Tips / gratuities for your driver / guide and camp / lodge staff
Travel/medical insurance
Any extras not mentioned above such as extra meals and activities


Additional information

AccommodationsPer Person Sharing, Single Supplement

Letters correspond to points on the map in the map tab.


Day 1

Arrival at Nairobi Airport and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight at Macushla House.


Day 2

Breakfast at your hotel. The morning is spend at your leisure/shopping. Transfer to the Talisman Restaurant for lunch at around 13:00 Hrs. At 14:30 Hrs departure to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for a one hour private visit. At 16:00 Hrs visit at the Giraffe Center and then return to the orphanage for official foster parent visit. At 17:30 Hrs return to the Macushla House for dinner and overnight.


Day 3

Drive to Amboseli National Park, approx. 4 hours. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.


Day 4

Full day in Amboseli National Park with unlimited game drives and the option to visit a Maasai Village. Overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.


Day 5

Full day in Amboseli National Park with unlimited game drives. Overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.


Day 6

Early morning game drive and breakfast. Drop off at airport for private charter to Loiyangalani scheduled depart at 10:30 Hrs. Twin Otter plane to allow more equipment. Upon arrival transfer to Oasis Lodge/Malabo Resort for lunch. In the afternoon a visit at a El Molo village. Overnight at Oasis Lodge/Malabo Resort.


Day 7

We will attend the cultural festival in Loiyangalani for the whole day. Overnight at the Oasis Lodge/Malabo Resort.


Day 8

Festival day in Loiyangalani. In the afternoon visit of a Turkana village. Overnight at the Oasis Lodge/Malabo Resort.


Day 9

After breakfast visit of a Rendille visit. at 11:00 Hrs transfer to airstrip for private charter to Samburu. On arrival pick up by our our private safari vehicles/guides and transfer to the lodge while doing a short game drive. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at the Elephant Bedroom Camp.


Day 10

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with unlimited game drives. Overnight at the Elephant Bedroom Camp.


Day 11

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with unlimited game drives plus the option to visit a Samburu village in the afternoon. Overnight at the Elephant Bedroom Camp.


Day 12

Early morning game drive and breakfast. Drive back to Nairobi; approx. 6 hours. Transfer to the Ole Sereni Hotel for day rooms. Between 19:00 – 20:00 Hrs transfer to the Nairobi Airport to catch outbound flights.

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I have been photographing in Africa for over 20 years and after each trip I maintain the same mantra: Africa is magic. Kenya is one of Africa’s wildlife and cultural jewels. The sheer amount of wildlife alone makes it unforgettable. And if you consider that Kenya has more than 40 tribes of which many maintain their unique traditions and cultural diversity, you will know that you are in the heart of Africa.


Kenya’s fascination lies in the richness and diversity of its natural and cultural history. Where ever you look you find excitement, colorful tribes, wildlife wonders, majestic landscapes. It is a photographer’s and adventurer’s paradise. I fell in love with Kenya ten years ago and have discovered its beauty on many expeditions from the south to the far wild north of the country.

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