With a visit to the dry dusty landscapes of Samburu and the lush savannah of the Masai Mara, this safari offers Kenya’s largest diversity of wildlife. Coupled with outstanding hosting by Saruni group of luxury lodges and Camps, the rugged safari leaves a lasting impression of wild Africa that cannot be matched!
Saruni Samburu’s six luxury, eco-chic villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya. As the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively, and guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, the safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.
Saruni Rhino offers the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa: an amazing walking safari that provides a uniquely thrilling adventure, but also allows our guests to actively contribute to the protection of this iconic species.
Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Optional: Dependent on the guests’ arrival time at JKIA, optional accommodation will be arranged for in one of the stylish city hotels, preferable with near proximity to the only National park in the city, Nairobi National park.
Day 2: Samburu Kalama Conservancy
Day 3: Samburu National reserve
Evening game drive in Kalama Conservancy, the 200,000-acre private wildlife conservancy in which Saruni Samburu is located, ending with a bush dinner under the stars in the middle of the wilderness, and a night drive back to the lodge. The Samburu warriors dancing, candles and fire under the vast African skies, make this a truly magical experience, and one of the highlights of your stay.
Day 4-5: Saruni Samburu
Saruni Rhino in the Sera Community conservancy offers the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa: an amazing walking safari that provides a uniquely thrilling adventure, but also allows our guests to actively contribute to the protection of this iconic species.
Spend the day hiking and tracking the endangered black rhinos, allowing you to enjoy the magnificence of these dinosaur age giants in the wild. The trek also helps spread awareness to the savage poaching that threatens the rhinos with extinction.
Day 6: Samburu to Masai Mara
The savannah of the Mara offer the largest variety of wildlife anywhere in Kenya. The Mara is packed with activity throughout the day, the hunts are on just after midday, squabbles, in-fighting, pride take overs and mating rites matches are sure to capture your attention.
Dinner and overnight at the Saruni Mara
Day 7: Masai Mara
In the afternoon you will discover more of Mara North and its neighbouring conservancies and experience first-hand what makes the Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world.
Weather permitting, experience a bush dinner in the middle of nature under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire.
Day 8: Optional Ballooning Masai Mara
Ballooning in the Mara makes for a spectacular family activity which allows minimal interference to the wildlife. Pack a binoculars or a high zoom lenses for a bird’s view of the hunts and follow the action stealthily.
Day 9: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Optional transfer to luxury city hotel or transfer to JKIA for Onward travel