The Chalbi Desert

The Chalbi desert is a real gem located in Marsabit County, east of lake. Turkana that spreads to the Ethiopian border. The desert is surrounded by volcanic hill that create a magical panorama with only selected animals and vegetation that can withstand the harsh climate. Chalbi can be visited during the dry season, from July to October, January to February for a conducive game drive, safari walk, camel ride and also the culture tour

4 Days Chalbi Desert Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Marsabit

Depart Nairobi early morning, drive north past Nanyuki the beautiful farm of Timau for lunch at Isiolo town. Embark on journey with stopover for photos sightseeing Mt. Ololokwe and proceed to a hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Marsabit- Chalbi desert- Kalacha Oasis- North Horr

After breakfast, proceed to Chalbi desert with the roads leading to a beautiful Oasis at edge of Chalbi desert. The open desert with its landscape will wow you. At this point, the sand is thrilling with a skilled driver. The tour will lead to Kalacha Oasis to the middle of the very arid countryside. The nights are great for stargazing.  Dinner and overnight in a cottage at the edge of the desert.

Day 3: North Horr- Loiyangalani- Ngurunit

Visit the El Molo tribe in Loiyangalani L.Turkana, drive south for Ndoto Mountain Range 40km long surrounded by Ngurunit the Oasis village. At this point, there are hills to hike, pool to enjoy or swim in for fun.

Day 4: Ngurunit- Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with a stopover at Nanyuki and arrive Nairobi in the evening


  • Transportation on safari in a comfortable vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring
  • Park fee
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Extensive game drive in the parks
  • Service of English speaking skilled and experienced drive/guide


  • Tips
  • Beverage/alcohol
  • Personal toiletries
  • Optional activities

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