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CHALBI DESERT

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CHALBI DESERT TOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE NORTHERN FRONTIER WITH AFRICANMECCA

East of the remote Lake Turkana is the Chalbi Desert, a 100,000 square kilometer area (38,610 square miles) that is aptly named in the native language of the Gabra people as “salty and bare.” Like many of the areas in the Northern Frontier, the desert was once part of an extensive lake, as evidenced by the basin that fills with shallow water during heavy rains and fossilized remains of snail shells and fish vertebrae. When you journey into Chalbi Desert, prepare yourself for an eerie landscape edged by rocky lava flows, cracked earth and a sandy mixture of white salt and clay across which your guide carefully drives through. Even in this barren and desolate location, you may see a shadow emerge in the distance, as ostriches, grevy’s zebras, oryx and other adapted animals are often observed in the desert. Amazingly, spotted hyena have been seen too. The Chalbi Desert, though, does have a secret. On the northern edge is a gorgeous area of oases with groves of palm trees that attract sand grouse and other birds including vulturine guinea fowls. The oases are also used by the Gabra people as water sources for their camels. Another contrasting landscape in the desert are the Huri Hills and Mount Forole to the north, at the Kenya-Ethiopia border, where temperatures are slightly lower and the wilderness is much greener, giving you a private escape from the desert heat while enjoying expansive views of the hottest location in Kenya. Chalbi Desert is a harsh and very remote environment; therefore, we recommend that AfricanMecca guests tour the desert by a helicopter or arrive into at the airstrip at Sibiloi, and then utilize a prearranged safari vehicle available to you from a Lake Turkana accommodation.

Namunyak Wilderness

1. Namunyak Conservancy

2. Matthews Mountain

Desert Wilderness

1. Chalbi Desert

2. Suguta Valley

WHERE TO STAY IN NORTHERN FRONTIER
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WHERE TO STAY IN NORTHERN FRONTIER

The Northern Frontier has varied wildernesses, each with a distinct accommodation. In Lake Turkana, we recommend Lobolo Camp. Namunyak only has two camps: Sarara and Kitch. Desert Rose is sited on Mount Oldonyo Nyiru.

SAFARI & TOUR IN NORTHERN FRONTIER
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SAFARI & TOUR IN NORTHERN FRONTIER

There are several activities on offer in the Northern Frontier depending on where you are staying e.g. game drives, bush walks, cultural visits, desert explorations, archaeological tours, camel rides, fishing and many more.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NORTHERN FRONTIER
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BEST TIME TO VISIT NORTHERN FRONTIER

The climate in the Northern Frontier is less similar to other locations that you may visit during your Kenya wilderness safari. Daytime temperatures remain high throughout the year. Annual precipitation is low in comparison.

GUIDE ON NORTHERN FRONTIER
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GUIDE ON NORTHERN FRONTIER

The Northern Frontier is a vast, pristine wilderness expanse in northern Kenya. The landscape, flora, fauna, archaeological sites and small villages contribute to an unsurpassed, authentic vacation in the wildest of Africa.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Jambo Altaf, We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Kenya. The two camps you had chosen for us to stay in -- Il Ngwesi Lodge in Laikipia and Basecamp Maasai Mara -- were exemplary in how they were built...
    Almut Spalding, Ph.D - Assoc. Professor of Modern Languages - Illinois College, United States
  • Dear Raza, Just a note to let you know that my daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kenya. I fell in love with your beautiful country & people. Our safari at Lewa Conservancy was everything we expected and more.
    Patricia Young - Universal Music Group - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf, Many thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your choice of tented accommodation at the two Tsavos and Amboseli was superb, we didn't have a favourite. We would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone.
    Geoffrey Topliss - Northampton, United Kingdom
  • We had the most unbelievable African Safari experience imaginable. Our first stay at Wilderness Trails in Lewa was a big surprise. We were able to see all the Big Five up close. Thank you for a superb experience.
    Gary & Helen Bartel - Sacramento - California, United States
  • Dear Raza...We had a fantastic time at Wilderness Trails and Borana. And you and your organization provided top quality service. You were completely correct about all your recommendations. Thank you.
    Deanne LaRue - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR NORTHERN FRONTIER IN KENYA

When visiting Northern Frontier, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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