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Day 8 Isiolo – Nairobi [Turkana Expedition Finale]

Turkana Expedition was a great success. 8 Days later, over 1,800 km on tarmac, rough terrain, mud, sand, bare and fertile land, sunny and rainy weather… we were concluding the Northern Circuit with a 201 km drive from Isiolo to Nairobi through Nanyuki.

We checked out of the grand Sarova Shaba Hotel at 10am. It was a smooth ride to Kongoni Camp in Nanyuki later in the afternoon for lunch. By 4:30pm we were headed to Nairobi and arrived safely at 9pm. Monday traffic welcomed us back to the city with a hug. I was already planning my next safari!

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Turkana won my heart; from its friendly people, the magical scenery, and its serene natural environment. It’s a place I’d love to go back and check up on how everyone is doing. The experience humbled me; opening up my mind and making me appreciate my surrounding, personal space, culture as well as access to basic needs. Since the trip I’ve adjusted my mentality towards comfort, enabling me look at life from a broader perspective and eliminating the lack mentality.

The trip created a buzz across social media with comments on this blog as well as numerous tweets. Below are some of them:

I’d also like to introduce to you one of the Professional Photographers that accompanied us, Dipl. Ing. Hartmut Fiebig: Chairman of The 50 Treasures of Kenya Trust. Twenty years ago, he cycled from Egypt to South Africa, through Kenya, and our magnificent country won his heart. I was honored to interview him during our stop at Merille Town and here are his wise words:

[YouTube Interview] W.I.P. Kindly check later.

The Turkana cultural festival will be held 18th-20th 2012 May at Loiyangalani. This will be a mind blowing exhibition of talent and cultures bringing all the tribes living near L. Turkana together. Don’t miss it. #TembeaKenya!

“In terms of scenery, the Northern Circuit I like it most.. because it has 
so many beautiful hills...” – Zack Kihato, Driver Guide, Gametrackers Safaris.

Special Thanks & Credits

 The Kenya Tourism Board │WebsiteTwitterFacebookYouTube

The National Museums of Kenya│WebsiteTwitterFacebook

Citizen TV Kenya and @shirogaitho for running The Northern Circuit feature│YouTube

Karuwe Wachira : Professional Photographer extraordinaire │Website

Zack Kihato (aka. Zack Bauer) – Professional Driver Guide Gametrackers Safaris

All readers and travel enthusiasts from around the world! You inspire my writing.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    I must say your pics have been great…..! Good job!!

    • eGichomo
      May 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      Thank you. I used a simple Samsung point and shoot 12Mp digital camera, it never let me down..

  2. joy
    May 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    i now envy you for taking this trip…you have made me appreciate the beauty of this area am totally out of words.thank you.i am taking notes,maybe i should visit too and since you already pointed out where to go,i now have an idea…

    • eGichomo
      May 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      Thanks Joy, you’ve crowned my series on Turkana Expedition with your kind words. I was aiming at sharing the experience the best way possible. Visit Northern Kenya, it’s magnificent. I’ll be happy to check in if you plan to go & blog about it. Asante 🙂

  3. September 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    After 18HUNdred what?!!!….i’m sure u meant 1800m on road? traveling 1800km on road, that sounds like murder.

    • September 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      That’s 1800Km bro… it was fantastic. You never called me.. is the hunt still on??

      • September 27, 2012 at 12:58 AM

        yes the hunt is still on. I usually rem then say i’ll call u at an ideal time then forget. Next day the cycle is repeated…

  4. Ramon Sanchez
    September 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    How can we meet Turkana people? I have been from Lamu to Mombasa and from the Masai area to Malindi and I never met a Turkana lady or man!!! They are supposed to be very friendly and I would very much like to visit their area. Been to the rest of Kenya but never up there!

    • September 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      Hi Ramon,
      The Turkana people are very friendly and they still maintain their traditional ways of living. That means they live in the regions near Lake Turkana. You can make a self drive trip north and make sure you have a 4X4 vehicle, and a tour guide will be necessary. Also visit http://www.gametrackersafaris.com/ they are awesome and do trips up north. Let me know how it goes Sanchez..

  5. Ramon Sanchez
    September 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Does anyone have any idea on how to arrange a trip to the Turkana area?

    • November 12, 2012 at 9:57 AM

      Hi, Check out [http://www.africanasavanatours.com/]
      They do visits to Northern Kenya.

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