The Supreme Safari With Saruni

Tour Overview

Witness majestic rhinos in their natural environment, as expert guides lead you through the stunning landscapes they inhabit. Experience the thrill of tracking these magnificent creatures, while enjoying luxurious accommodations, daily game drives and breathtaking views.

6 Nights
Year Round
From $ 5,075 per person

Overview

Day 1

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Samburu National Reserve in Kenya spans 165 sq km along the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Unique for its "Samburu Special Five" - reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk - it showcases rare wildlife. The landscape, with acacia trees and hills, hosts elephants, lions, and a plethora of bird species. Engage with Samburu culture, visit villages, and enjoy stays in varied accommodations. This haven emphasizes conservation, protecting species and promoting sustainable tourism for an authentic African safari experience.

Travel Nairobi to Saruni Samburu

Travel Nairobi to Saruni Samburu

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and be met by a representative who will transfer you to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your morning flight to Samburu National Reserve. where a Saruni vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu.
A Saruni Samburu guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive.

Saruni Samburu - Villa

Saruni Samburu - Villa (2 nights)

Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the two infinity pools and Wellbeing Space. The warm hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, bordering Samburu National Reserve, with over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively. Guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, you learn first-hand about their fascinating customs and gain ancient, local knowledge about the land and animals – a truly authentic safari experience.

Full-board accommodation & limited laundry service • Soft drinks, house wines, beers & select non-luxury spirits • Shared day & night game drives in 4x4 vehicles and guided bush walks • Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions • One complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay

Activities at Saruni Samburu

Activities at Saruni Samburu

DAY & NIGHT GUIDED GAME DRIVES

Guests can enjoy morning, afternoon and all day game drives through Kalama Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve.

GUIDED BUSH WALKS

Walking with the Samburu warriors out in the African bush is a fantastic experience to learn from their authentic local knowledge of the plants, animals and landscape.

PHOTOGRAPHIC HIDE

Saruni Samburu offers guests a unique experience for Kenya: access to an elephant-proof, open ground level hide based at a waterhole.

Day 3

Saruni Samburu to Saruni Rhino

Saruni Samburu to Saruni Rhino

Following a lie-in and a hearty breakfast, depart Saruni Samburu accompanied by our Samburu guides, driving two hours north west to visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in nearby Namunyak Conservancy (visit payable extra & bookable in advance).
Arrive in time for the noon time feeding session of the elephants and other animals in residence. Learn all about their special milk formulas, ask the elephant keepers your questions and watch with joy as the hungry ellies come racing out for their bottles!
After some further observation time as the ellies play, bathe and go about their day, head towards Saruni Rhino, a 2-hour’s drive away in Sera Conservancy, stopping in a picturesque spot for a picnic lunch on the way.

Saruni Rhino - Banda

Saruni Rhino - Banda (2 nights)

The secluded 3-banda camp of Saruni Rhino, in partnership with Sera Community Conservancy, offers the first rhino tracking experience in East Africa.

Comprised of three elegant ‘bandas’ (rustic stone cottages) and a main ‘mess’ cottage for dining and relaxing, Saruni Rhino is nestled amidst swaying doum palms dotted along a dry river bed. There is also a beautiful infinity swimming pool, built in harmony with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The dry river bed proves the quintessential torch-lit bush dinner location under the vast African skies.

The bathroom and flushable toilet is en-suite within the banda, and has a natural stone shower. A beautiful private sandy terrace has chairs and tables overlooking the ‘lugga’, the dry river bed.

Full board accommodation & limited laundry service • Soft drinks, house wines, beers & select non-luxury spirits • One Rhino tracking session per day (early morning or late afternoon) • Shared day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles and guided bush walks • Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions • Return airstrip transfers & to and from Saruni Samburu

Rhino Tracking On Foot

Rhino Tracking On Foot

Arrive in camp, or, head straight to the Rhino Sanctuary to start your exhilarating on-foot tracking adventure taking place late afternoon as the temperature lowers. Drive to within a short distance of the endangered black rhino, leaving the vehicle on foot to track the rhino in the safety of a guide and a ranger. Communication between rangers allow you to track as many rhinos as possible in the allotted time. • After an exhilarating, ‘up close and personal’ experience, game drive back to camp where a lantern-lit bush dinner awaits you in the idyllic setting of the dry river bed, as the night sounds reverberate around you.

Day 5

MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

The Masai Mara, also known as the Maasai Mara or just The Mara, is one of the greatest National Reserves in Kenya. Located in South West Kenya it covers an area of around 580 square miles (1500 km2) and is predominantly grassland, attracting around 1.5 million animals during the migration season from around July through to October. However, this is not a seasonal destination as wildlife is tremendously abundant year round with excellent sightings of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as many others on the open plains. The Great Wildebeest Migration is a year-round phenomenon, moving between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya, although only present in the latter from around July to November. Of course animals are unpredictable, moved or stilled by rainfall and grazing, as unpredictable as the infamous wildebeest river crossings. One thing is for certain the Masai Mara will never disappoint!

Travel Samburu National Reserve to Masai Mara National Park

Travel Samburu National Reserve to Masai Mara National Park

Following breakfast in camp, or equipped with a picnic breakfast, leave early morning from Saruni Rhino for your departing onward flight to the Mara, arriving in the Masai Mara an hour and a half after take-off.

Saruni Mara - Cottage

Saruni Mara - Cottage (3 nights)

Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The beautiful rooms are each decorated to a unique theme with a luxurious, classic safari feel. 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. Encounter Africa’s Big Five and the most remarkable natural spectacle on Earth; the Great Migration. Enjoy the Italian-inspired cuisine, exceptional service and being immersed in nature from your private veranda, the Wellbeing Space and the open lounge and dining area. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.

All-inclusive accommodation (full-board accommodation including soft drinks, beers, house wines and select non-luxury spirits) • One complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay at the Wellbeing Space • Limited laundry service • Shared day & night game drives in 4x4 vehicles • Bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions • Warriors Academy (where available and upon request in advance) • Local cultural visits transfers • Daily conservation fees • Airstrip Transfers

Activities at Saruni Mara

Activities at Saruni Mara

The lodge uses comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. Foot safaris are on the plains and in the mountains and hills, that surround Saruni Mara.

The wildebeest herds congregate during the wettest part of the year in the short-grass plains of the Serengeti ecosystem, where there is sweet new grass and rainwater pools.

Day 8

Travel Masai Mara National Park to Nairobi

Travel Masai Mara National Park to Nairobi

Visit the rhino sanctuary on the way to the airstrip. The flight back to Nairobi leaves the Mara at 11:00 AM and arrives in Nairobi at 12:20 PM.
Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Saruni driver and vehicle, possibly stopping at the Talisman or Carnivore restaurant for dinner.

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH US!

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH US!

Your tremendous journey with us comes to an end. We wish you safe travels home, and look forward to welcoming you back to our spectacular continent! So much more to explore, so many adventures to be had.

HAKUNA MATATA

('There are no troubles!' - Swahili)

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