This Safari takes you Kenya’s most exquisite areas. Staying in some of the most luxurious properties you are away from the crowds in areas that offer an outstanding experience which is truly exclusive and shared with few others., with superb game viewing in the lesser visited Samburu National Reserve which is famed for its elephant population and Samburu five of Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk and an immersive insight into the colourful Samburu tribesmen. From here a scenic light aircraft flight transports you to the Masai Mara where you will have a quintessentially African safari experience with all of the big five, endless plains and expert Masai guides. Between July and October you can also expect to witness the great wildebeest migration. Finally relaxation is provided with a luxury beach stay on the remote beach at Almanara one of Kenya’s least visited stretches of coastline offering an exclusive and indulgent stay.
Saruni Samburu Kenya
You will arrive into Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to the Wilson domestic airport for your scenic flight to the glorious Samburu National Reserve where you will spend 3 nights. Located in the drier and rugged region of Northern Kenya, Samburu National Reserve is considered to be one of Kenya’s most scenic regions and is home to one of the highest concentrations of elephant and the rare Grevy’s zebra. Here you will spend three nights at Saruni Samburu, a beautiful and luxurious six villa lodge in the private Kalama Conservancy. Spend your time walking, on game drives, and visiting local Samburu tribal villages. Guided by expert Samburu warriors through their ancient lands you can learn all about their traditions, culture and history. This is a fascinating and very special experience.
Stay at Saruni Samburu for 3 nights
Saruni Mara Kenya
Today you will fly southwest from Samburu to the breathtaking and vast plains of the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and game driven to Saruni Mara, a luxurious lodge with breathtaking views over the Mara North Conservancy, a private conservancy with limited numbers of other tourists. You’ll stay here for three nights. Saruni Mara is a small lodge with individually styled cottages which offer the most wonderful and intimate experience. This region is abundant in wildlife so expect to see plenty of plains game and even big cats during your 4×4 game drives over the next few days.
Stay at Saruni Mara for 3 nights
Almanara Boutique Hotel Kenya
You will fly out of the Masai Mara and head to Kenya’s stunning coastline. You will be met on arrival at Diani airstrip and be driven to Almanara. Located on Kenya’s secluded south coast, Almanara is the perfect escape after a safari located on an impressive beach and large luxurious suites. Spend the next four nights relaxing here in style.
Stay at Almanara Boutique Hotel for 4 nights
Today you’ll catch your flight from Diani airstrip to Nairobi where your arrangements and wonderful holiday come to an end.
End of your 11 Days Samburu Masai Mara and Diani Beach Safari
Mara River Crossings
The Masai Mara is the perfect location to see the Great Migration, as 1.7 million wildebeest attempt to cross the river to access the prime grazing land of the Mara. This is an unforgettable experience, dubbed ‘the greatest spectacle on earth.’
Samburu Game Walk
This guided bush walk experience will give you an insight into thousands of years of Samburu culture and local history. Alongside this you will have an opportunity to marvel in the small things that are so frequently missed on a game drive.
Dhow cruises on the Kenyan Coast
Dhows have been used along the Kenyan coast since the first Arab influences arrived on these shores. Stunning in both design and decor, these boats offer a unique way to see the coastline and make for perfect sundowner spots!
Diving and Snorkelling on the Kenyan Coast
Diving and snorkelling have become intrinsically associated with this beautiful coastline. With a number of reefs, notably a stunner off Wasini Island (Msambweni), one can marvel in the presence of rays, turtles, huge numbers of fish and octopus.
Game Drives in the Masai Mara
Game drives in the Masai Mara is where the safari experience as we know it was born. Every morning and afternoon you will have the opportunity to head into the Mara with your guide and marvel in the multitude of wildlife that call this region home.
Hot Air Ballooning in Masai Mara
Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.
Activities at Saruni Samburu
Spend your days at Saruni Samburu enjoying a wide variety of wildlife and cultural activities which are included in your stay. Choose from game drives, visits to the hide or visits to the Samburu community and much more.