Arrive Nairobi Transfer To Saruni Samburu
You'll be met when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta airport and transferred to Wilson airport for the 80 minute flight to Samburu. Here you'll be welcomed by a guide and tracker from the lodge for the short drive to your home for the next three nights. Sit back and relax, taking the panoramic views. This afternoon you'll have a game drive in the Kalama Conservancy - your first safari! You'll enjoy sundowners in a scenic location before a delicious dinner at the lodge. It's been a long day and you're sure to get a good night's sleep in your luxury villa.
Game Drives In Samburu
You'll be woken early with for a light breakfast before setting off in the safari vehicle into Samburu National Reserve. Your guide will point out the varied wildlife, including Samburu's Special Five: Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich, species that occur only in this region of Kenya. You'll stop en-route for the specially prepared picnic lunch. You can take it easy at the lodge this afternoon, resting after your early start and taking advantage of the free 30-minute massage, to ease any tired muscles.
Walks And Drives In Samburu
Your first activity today is a game drive, seeking out the varied wildlife of the reserve. After lunch your guide will lead you on a walk in the bush, showing you to how to use your senses to discern signs of recent wildlife. You'll also see some fascinating examples of Samburu rock art in nearby caves before returning to the lodge for time to rest. In the evening you'll set out on a game drive in Kalama, culminating in a bush dinner beneath a panoply of stars. The Samburu dancing, candlelight and delicious food combine into a magical experience.
Fly To Saruni Mara
Your drive to the airstrip this morning is another chance to spot Samburu's diverse game before you board your flight to the Masai Mara. You'll be met by your driver and guide for a game drive followed by a picnic lunch in a pleasantly cool and shady spot. Alternatively you can head directly to the lodge for lunch and take a game drive later in the afternoon. Either way you'll have time to settle in to your new lodge and meet the staff.
Game Drives In The Mara
You'll have an early breakfast so you can set out with your guide for a morning drive discovering the wildlife of the Mara at the start of the day. Be sure to have your camera to hand for those memorable wildlife shots! You'll be back in camp in time for lunch and a siesta, and to enjoy a therapeutic treatment at the Masai Well-being Space. In the afternoon you'll be offered a game drive to an area known for its large herds of giraffe, followed by a sumptuous dinner and an optional night drive.
Walks And Drives In The Mara
Today you'll have the chance to accompany your Maasai guide into the bush on a fascinating walk, or, if you prefer, a game drive to top of Kilileoni, the tallest mountain in the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem. In the afternoon you'll have a game drive. This is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world and no two drives are ever the same, you can always expect surprises and adventures. If the weather permits you'll be treated to a special farewell dinner in the African bush, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing by the fire.
Nairobi And Depart
Bags packed you'll enjoy a tasty breakfast before bidding goodbye to the camp staff and setting out on the game viewing drive to the airstrip. Time permitting you'll visit the rhino sanctuary on the way. Your flight to Nairobi takes just over an hour, arriving around midday. You'll be driven to Jomo Kenyatta airport in time to check in for your onward flight. But if you want to extend your holiday why not head for the beach at Saruni Ocean in Msambweni for some well-earned rest and relaxation - just ask us for details.
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