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Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve

3 Days
  • Airlines, Van, 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser Safari Jeeps, 4x4 Open Side Safari Vehicles
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • Nairobi
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65

Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve

Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve nicknamed “Amboseli of Baringo” is an oxbow lake with adjoining land at the base of the Kerio Valley. Its tributaries are rivers Ketipborok, Cheplogoi, Oiwo and Lelabei. An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. It is the second-largest oxbow lake in Africa.

The name originated from the word Narok, which is a species of water plant that was widely found in the lake in the early stages of the lake formation.

Highlights

  • Dik Dik, bush pigs, waterbuck, elephant, buffalo, warthog, and Rothschild’s giraffe.

Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve

Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve nicknamed “Amboseli of Baringo” is an oxbow lake with its adjoining land at the base of the Kerio Valley. Its tributaries are rivers Ketipborok, Cheplogoi, Oiwo and Lelabei . An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. It is the second largest oxbow lake in Africa.

The name originated from the word Narok, which is a species of water plant that was widely found in the lake in the early stages of the lake formation.

It has the second largest crocodile population after Lake Chad but the numbers have steadily dwindled and now there are less than 5000 from 15,000 five years ago. This is because of human encroachment and siltation that is caused by human activities around the lake.

Wildlife that can be found here are Dik Dik, bush pigs, waterbuck, elephant, buffalo, warthog, and Rothschild’s giraffe. Abundant varieties of birds are also found in Lake Kamnarok National Reserve mainly the water birds such as grebe and pelicans.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses( some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Map

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Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve