Magnificent Mara & Scenic Samburu Safari

A fantastic opportunity to witness the great wildebeest migration in full flow while staying in the Masai Mara and also experience the culturally diverse and scenically beautiful northern Samburu region of Kenya. The rugged landscape of the Samburu region is home to Saruni Samburu, the only lodge in the Kalama Reserve bordering the Samburu National Reserve and with over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness, teeming with wildlife to exclusively explore. To stay here is a truly authentic safari experience where you will be guided by Samburu warriors who are passionate about their land and culture. You will learn first-hand about their fascinating customs and gain ancient, local knowledge about the land and animals. Every meal will be enjoyed gazing out over truly spectacular views over Kenya's Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya.

From here you will spend 4 nights in the famous Masai Mara, splitting your time between 2 camps. The Masai Mara is fabulous for game-viewing year-round but it comes into its own when the wildebeest migration arrives between July and October. Your first stop, Saruni Mara, a tiny tented camp in an ideal position for those interested in watching the Great Migration, but also for all-year round safaris. The Lemek Conservancy has a low density of visitors and camps, is considered one of the most prolific areas of the ecosystem. Conclude your time in the Mara at the intimate Saruni Mara, a small boutique lodge in the Masai Mara North Conservancy. In both accommodations, you will enjoy endless views, fire-lit meals under the vast African sky and guided game drives led by Maasai warriors. Other experiences such guided walks, hot air balloon safaris, bush meals, sundowners and cultural village visits can also be easily arranged.

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  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $5,980 Per Person
Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
Day 2 - 5:
  • Samburu & Shaba

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will drive you to Nairobi's Wilson Aiport. Here you will connect with your light aircraft flight bound for the Samburu Region of Northern Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your camp.

Room Type: Cottage Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 6 - 7:
  • Masai Mara

Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to the Masai Mara, and transferred to your camp.

Room Type: Luxury Tent Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 8 - 9:
  • Masai Mara

Today you be transferred by your driver guide to your second accommodation in the Masa Mara.

Room Type: Cottage Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 10:
    Onward Transfer to Nairobi International Airport

Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Here you will be met and transferred by road to Nairobi International Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.

Day 11: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Nairobi International
  • Saruni Samburu
    Nights: 4
  • Saruni Wild
    Nights: 2
  • Saruni Mara
    Nights: 2
  • Return Airport: Nairobi International

Includes

  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas where relevant

Flights

Outward Flight:
Overnight from JFK to Nairobi International
Return Flight:
Overnight from Nairobi International to JFK

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