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6Days Maralal Samburu camel walk safari

The Samburu tribe are a Nilotic tribe that inhabits Kenya's northern plains. They are a Maa-speaking group, and are very similar to the Maasai tribe.

Samburu people Kenya  

Like the Maasai, the Samburu are nomadic pastoralists, moving from one place to another following patterns of rainfall in search of fresh pasture and water for their cattle, camels, goats and sheep.

The Samburus are considered even more traditional and remote than their Maasai kin, and have maintained the authenticity of their culture by sticking to their ancient traditions and defying modern trends.

Other neighbors of the Samburu tribe include the pastoral turkana,rendille and Borana tribes.

History of the Samburu

Samburu history is intertwined with that of Kenya's other Nilotic tribes. Samburus are known to have originated from Sudan, settling north of Mount Kenya and south of Lake Turkana in Kenya's Rift Valley area. Upon their arrival in Kenya in the 15th century, the Samburu parted ways with their Maasai cousins, who moved further south while the Samburu moved north. The Samburu were not very affected by British colonial rule since the British did not find their land particularly attractive.

Samburu language and culture

The Samburu tribe speaks the Maa language, as do the Maasai. However, although they share a vocabulary, the Samburu speak more rapidly than the Maasai. Together with the Maasai and Turkana tribes, the Samburu are among the few African tribes who have remained culturally authentic by clinging to their traditional way of life.

The Samburu dress is so similar to the Maasai that it is hard to distinguish between the two tribes. Both Samburu men and women dress in brightly colored traditional shukas, which they wrap loosely around their bodies. Samburu men also dye their hair with red ochre, while the women adorn themselves in beautiful, multi-beaded necklaces and other traditional jewelry. Samburu warriors, or morans, keep their long hair in braids and dress in more colorful attire than other members of the tribe.

Circumcision for both boys and girls is one of the most important rituals among the Samburu. For boys, circumcision marks the initiation into moran (warrior) life; for girls, it signifies becoming a woman. Once circumcised, a girl/woman can be given away in an arranged marriage to start her own family. Sadly, this practice has seen girls as young as 12 years old get married to men old enough to be their grandfathers.

Camel trekking safari is staged in the northern Kenya wilds. The safari is designed for those hardy adventure travelers. You ride or walk through the bush in tune with the sounds of nature. Your guides are the semi nomadic Samburu, some of Kenyas colourful indigenous people. The camel train and surviving in the wilderness is a way of life for the samburu people. Join us to see wildlife and spectacular scenery. Your journey begins on day one when you leave Nairobi, you are transferred to Maralal and here you will spend the night in our self contained Bandas. In the morning you set out after breakfast on your camel trek. Trekking in the bush with Samburu guides, English speaking, who will keep you entertained with local stories and culture, you spend four nights in the bush, changing camp sites each night, with a support


Day 1-Nairobi to Maralal;-overnight at the yare camp.

 Day ;2-Malaso view point;-Visit The fabulous Rift Valley viewpoint at Malaso offers great photography opportunities, and a chance to explore unspoiled local villages.overnight at the yare camp.https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaBedlsdO3pca0PrmPK9_99FjjFrKeGqrp4hxTkZz1vSHg6phX




Day ;3-Camel Walk;-start with camel safari in the wild, Overnight camping within the sanctuary. Day ;4-Camel Walk;-After breakfast we continue walking following the camels,The  Samburu Maasai warriors guiding the walk as guides and protecting,Overnight camping within the sanctuary.
Day ;5-Camel Walk to Yare camp;-walk back to the  Yare camp,Overnight  at the Yare camp.

 Day ;6-Maralal to Nairobi;-After breakfast we leave the camp for Nairobi.


Note; this safari can operate as either, luxury lodge safari or budget camping safari-please enquire;-

lodge luxury safari is available although is only one lodge available(Maralar safari lodge) in the area

Transport by Safari mini bus (Van)

  • Price for 1 person = $    per person sharing

  • Price for 2 person = $   per person sharing

  • Price for 4 person = $  per person sharing

  • Price for 6 person = $    per person sharing

Transport by Safari 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser (Jeep)

  • Price for 1single person = $   

  • Price for 2 person = $    per person sharing

  • Price for 4 person = $   per person sharing

  • Price for 6 person = $   per person sharing


Package includes:

 -Transport in a Custom made tour van with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing and -photography/touring,

  • -service of a professional English speaking tour driver guide,
  • -game parks entry fees,
  • -game drives as detailed in the itinerary,
  • -All camping fees/
  • -Acommodition camp and lodges-;; as par the booking;-Luxury lodge/budget/camping
  • -All camping aquipment including use of our 2-person tents,or a ready set up budget tent with beds, toilets inside & bedings where possible & available.
  • -1litre drinking water per person per day,
  • -Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-veg prepared by our safari chef,-
price excludes;
  • -personal travel insurance
  • -Any other extras not stated as included above e.g alcoholic beverages,

Booking tel.+254-722359685

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