Chalbi Desert
Chalbi Desert
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Nick Njuguna
Nairobi, Kenya254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Nothing to compare its unique and fun out there beautiful senery and people cant get enough of it and with friends it comes out well dont hestitate just make a decission and you wont regret ,its hot and dry during the day but at night the chilly breeze makes it a wonder
Written July 4, 2021
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Benedetta
Karen, Kenya9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Northern Kenya is a gem. I did my experience with Savannah outdoors Safaris.
We passed through the mighty Mt Ololokwe, did a game drive through Marsabit national park, got to experience the sand dune at Chalbi and amazing rock sliding at Ngurunit

The place is surprisingly hot so make sure you carry some comfortable shoes and clothing.
Written March 9, 2021
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sharize o
Nairobi, Kenya94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
The journey was worth it from Marsabit .One of those destinations that you really need to plan well and once you get there you’ll definitely be happy you made it . The desert is magical and the sand dune is also amazing actually that’s where you can get to relax and take a couple of photos.
Written November 7, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is Chalbi Desert, which is located on the east of the remote Lake Turkana. It is the northern frontier of the country. The landscapes completely changed from cool, misty, green Marsabit National Park to hot, arid, brown Chalbi Desert. We reached the acacia- and doum-palm-pocked village of Maikona in the middle of the Chalbi Desert. It is home to the fascinating Gabbra people who owns a lot of camels as you can see.
Written March 6, 2020
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Ala Z
Europe845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples


Somebody said that driving to Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana or Marsabit deserves to be called, not more not less
but an expedition.

Yes, it is definitively unlike visiting Amboseli or Masai Mara because everything here in the North is completely different. Hardly any tourist infrastructure, very few places to sleep or eat, no tarmac roads and occasionally local insecurity issues i.e. herders fighting cattle rustlers etc. We took all of two years to get ready to face all the challenges and organise this trip.

And it is time for Chalbi Desert now, a true sandy desert with desert temperatures and constant winds. Chalbi is located in Marsabit County in northern Kenya, putting it more precisely, east of the Lake Turkana.

In fact the Lake Turkana which is a desert lake, is part of Chalbi Desert. And Chalbi Desert used to be a lake that joined the Lake Turkana. The Chalbi Desert covers the area of 100 000 square kilometres and is the hottest and the most arid region in Kenya.

More than once we met people crossing the Desert, mind you, walking, not riding camels, who asked us for water, nothing else, not for food, not for a lift, just water which is a very precious commodity, not readily available here.

Yet, the peculiar charm, feeling of adventure and challenge makes this trip really worth while.

Written January 29, 2019
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Alex Matimu
Nairobi, Kenya73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Great place to visit. It is the only true desert in East Africa. Hot and windy, the desert is easily accessible from Marsabit. Important to carry enough drinking water and some snacks. Tough four wheel drive necessary with the right tyres. Sand dunes found on the northern side towards North Horr
Written January 29, 2019
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