Long Weekend Trips (4 nights)

Photo credit: Rufo Roba

Here we would suggest combining 2 nights at Melako Bandas in the Far North with 2 nights at either Koija Starbeds or Olgaboli Bandas.

Don’t forget to bring all your food and drink! 

Day 1 – Take the 3 hour easy highway drive from Nanyuki to Merille.  It is then a short but bumpy 6 km to Melako.  Meet the team and settle into your bandas.  Lunch at the Bandas.  Why not try bird watching with Robert our waiter here who can tell you about the wonderful birdlife in the area. Have a drink as the sun goes down and then dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Spend the day as you choose; you could simply relax or go for a nature walk with one of the rangers; take a game drive or if you have an experienced driver and a good 4×4 vehicle, go and visit the Crater Lake.  This means driving on the sandy river and it is easy to get stuck so this is only suggested for an experienced group.  Lunch and dinner at the Banda. 

Day 3 – After breakfast, head back to Nanyuki and then head off up the Dol Dol – Ol jogi – Mpala road towards either Koija Starbeds or Olgaboli Bandas.  This drive will take you approximately 5 hours start to end.  Lunch at the Banda and again, your choice of relaxing after the drive or taking part in one of the activities.  Dinner and overnight at the Banda.

Day 4 – All meals at the Bandas, activities as you choose.  Camel trekking, game drives, cultural immersions, bird watching and unwinding. 

Day 5 – After your breakfast, head back home with an understanding and a newfound love for this stunning part of the world.  We promise you will want to return.

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Facilities

Each banda has

  • One fully equipped Kitchen with a gas cooker, an oven and a freezer
  • Cutlery and crockery for 12 people is provided.
  • There’s solar power for charging devices
  • Plenty of cleaning water from a borehole
  • Two en-suite bedrooms with three beds each
  • Camping area for overflow
  • Outdoor guest washroom

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Directions

Day 1 – Take the 3 hour easy highway drive from Nanyuki to Merille.  It is then a short but bumpy 6 km to Melako. Insert link to Melako directions

Day 3 – After breakfast, head back to Nanyuki and then head off up the Dol Dol – Ol jogi – Mpala road towards either Koija Starbeds or Olgaboli Bandas.  Insert links to Koija and Olgaboli directions

 

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Costs

Adults: 4000 Kes per person per night
Children: 2000 Kes per person per night

If all the beds are fully booked and paid for, extras will only pay conservation fees for pitching their tents outside as follows:
Adults: 2000 Kes per person per night
Children: 1000 Kes per person per night

For hikes and nature walks – we recommend that you use a community conservancy ranger for 1000 Kes per trip. This is paid directly to the ranger involved.

High Season (Dec 12 – Jan 2 inclusive; Easter weekends; August 1 – 31) rates will vary from time to time.

Excluded:
Koija Cultural Manyatta visit
1 to 5 pax – Ksh5000
6 to 10 pax -Ksh10000

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Booking

Call us on 0701295357 or email us at tourism@nrt-kenya.org

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