|Valid||Per Person Sharing||Single Room|
|01 July - 31 October||KES 13,545||KES 14,515|
The Island Camp resort, founded from an archeological dig site of the famous Leakey family, is the second oldest tented camp in Kenya (Governor’s Camp being the oldest) and is situated on the southern end of Ol Kokwe Island. This famous island is in the middle of Lake Baringo, which is one of the major lakes in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.
Road Package Includes:
•1night accommodation •Meal plan on a Full Board Basis •Boat transfers to and from the islandAll taxes
Road Package Excludes:
•Return flights •Road transport to and from Lake •Drinks – payable directly at the camp •Boat excursions on the lake - morning and evening, bird walks, kayaks and an excursion to walk with giraffes on another island in the lake •Any other extra Activities not mentioned •Extra meals •Travel insurance •Gratuities •All items of personal nature •Anything not mentioned above
Lies in the solitude of the semi-desert, a haven of peace and beauty in harsh, rugged but majestic surroundings. Its beauty derives as much from an overwhelming sense of repose with nature as its scenic distinction. Until a few years ago Lake Baringo was considered well off the beaten track. Indeed this was an explorer's country. J.W. Gregory, who traveled on foot from Mombasa 100 years ago formulated his theory of the creation of the Rift Valley from evidence found at Lake Baringo. Earlier the slave caravans passed this way and the remains of Fort Baringo built to try and abate this outrage are still visible. Hippo and crocodile are plentiful, the latter considered harmless by the local people, the Njemps who fish, standing in water up to their shoulders, whilst crocodile bent on the same mission, swim quietly by. The Njemps — a scion of the Maasai group known to eat fish, which is considered a taboo to other Maa speakers. The Njemps are a crossbreed of Maasai and Samburu who moved to the area in the 18th century while searching for pasture and water point for their animals. The Maasai who decided to settle in the area intermarried with Samburu who were also looking for pasture in the area, With time the two communities procreated and the Njemps sub tribe was born. The Njemps who adore their cultural heritage — a blend of Maasai rich cultural heritage and Samburu unlike the other Maa speakers – practice fishing. Visitors are entranced by the multitude of birds at Lake Baringo. 400 species have been listed in the area and the Goliath Heronry on a rocky islet in the lake (known locally as Gibraltar) is world famous. Bird watching, on foot or by boat, is only one of several leisure activities available. Others include fishing, water sports or a visit to a Njemps village where a cultural tour, crafts & traditional dancing is experienced.