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Magnificent Mara & Scenic Samburu Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Kenya

See the Maasai Mara in all its glory, perhaps even catching the wildebeest migration, and experience a safari in 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. The area is also home to rare endemic species, the Samburu Five: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and genenuk.

From here you will spend 4 nights in the famous Maasai Mara, splitting your time between 2 camps, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild, in private concessions. In both camps you will enjoy endless views, fire-lit meals under the vast African sky and guided game drives led by Maasai warriors.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
  • 4 nights - Saruni Samburu, Samburu & Shaba, Kenya
  • 2 nights - Saruni Wild, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • 2 nights - Saruni Mara, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Ends - Transfer to Nairobi International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Kenya
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Experience authentic safaris guided by Maasai and Samburu warriors
  • Eco-chic villas at Saruni Samburu with views over to Mount Kenya
  • Game drives, walking safaris, bush dinners, picnics and sundowners
  • Exclusive concession areas - get the best of the Mara without the crowds
  • Sleep under canvas with wildlife right outside
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Nairobi Airport and after a quick transfer to Wilson Airport, fly by light aircraft to the Samburu Region of Northern Kenya. A guide will be waiting to transfer you to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Saruni Samburu
All Inclusive | Cottage
Kenya

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Day 5 - 7

Fly today to the Maasai Mara where a guide will be waiting to drive you to your camp.

  • 2 nights

Saruni Wild
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
Kenya

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Day 7 - 9

On a game drive today you will transfer to your next camp in the Maasai Mara.

  • 2 nights

Saruni Mara
All Inclusive | Cottage
Kenya

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Day 9

Fly via light aircraft to Wilson Airport and transfer to Nairobi International Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • 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
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Excludes

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

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson Gazelle
  • Somali Ostrich
    Somali Ostrich
  • Retigulated Giraffe
    Reticulated Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Grevys Zebra
    Grevys Zebra
  • Gerenuk
    Gerenuk
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
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