Grand Samburu Tribal Trek

Tribal Trek heading (Large)

We offer our new hiking route: the Grand Samburu Tribal Trek. Within this multi-day route you will track along traditional Samburu paths and settings, together with a local Samburu guide. Its a multiple day trek where you sleep at Ngari Hill Ecolodge and on our sister Ranch in Poro.

This Samburu Tribal Trek includes a hike into Kirisia Forest, where wild elephants still roam freely. In Kirisia Forest you will visit the Singing Wells and meet Samburu herders with their lifestock. After this hike you will come back to Ngari Hill Ecolodge. The next morning you will be guided to hike a beautifull route in Poro and hike to the escarpment of the Rift Valley. In our cozy cottage in Poro you will spent the night and you will have the surrounding nature all to yourself… Read more

For small scale groups (1-3 persons maximum) Ngari Hill offers a guided camping / lodging tour to the northern pastoralist region of Kenya. This private safari starts and ends at Ngari Hill and is designed to provide the ultimate northern Kenya travel experience. From Ngari Hill the route leads us down the escarpment, with breathtaking views over the valley below, via Baragoi to South Horr where we make our first camp and spend the night in an idyllic spot under the stars… Read more

The Northern Circuit


Guided tour to Maralal

Maralal (Medium)

Spend a full or half day visiting the vibrant town of Maralal and surroundings with our local guides. Maralal is often described as a typical frontier town with Samburu, Turkana, and other tribesmen mixing in in one place.  Visit Samburu Manyatta’s and Blacksmith artisans demonstrating their trade and skills. Go for a closer look to the cattle market and support Samburu women by visiting their beads jewelery shops.

We provide various hiking routes upon our ranch in Poro. Trek into the low-lying plain of Suguta Valley and experience the rapid changes in temperature and vegetation. A mouth-watering lunch and cool drinks await you upon your return.

Download an overview of our hikes here.

Hiking in our private conservancy

Poro 2 (Small)

Visit the World's End viewpoint

Malasso 2 (Small)

A visit to the Malasso Viewpoint is very worthwhile, where you can overlook the outrageous 120km-deep panoramic view over the Rift Valley and serrated Taita Hills. You could hike around the summit. The visit can be combined with a picknick lunch.

Visit the magnificent Kirisia forest with free-roaming elephants and beautifull vegetation. You will be accompanied by a local guide and ranger and will pass by various Samburu pastoralists herding their goats. Kirisia forest is a pristine wilderness at its finest and located nearby our lodge site.

Download an overview of our hikes here.

Spectacular hiking in Kirisia Forest

Elephant Kirisia Forest (Small)

Observe the rich Samburu culture


The Samburu tribe is closely related to the Maasai, and many of the tribal traditions are strikingly alike ánd alive! Samburu or ‘the butterfly people’ wear elaborate clothing (shuka) and colorful bead jewellery.

In the surroundings of our lodge you will find that most Samburu still live a traditional pastoral lifestyle. We offer a cultural trip to give you an insight in this traditional way of life. Visit a neigbouring Manyatta (homested), join the herders and learn about their cattle. If you are lucky you can even get invited to a traditional wedding.