The Supreme Saruni Safari – Samburu & Masai Mara - 7 Days

The Supreme Saruni Safari – Samburu & Masai Mara
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A 6 nights / 7 day journey combining two of Kenya’s most exciting and wildlife rich wildernesses. Experience the elegant and luxurious Saruni Samburu and Saruni Mara.

Relish in unending, exclusive views of pristine wilderness, from the teeming plains of the Masai Mara and private forested valley where Saruni Mara is nestled, to the rugged Samburu landscape and giant rocky outcrop on which Saruni Samburu is perched. Discover two of Africa’s last remaining and fascinating tribes – the Masai and Samburu – learn first-hand about their ancient customs and local knowledge of the wildlife and wilderness as they guide you throughout your safari. Encounter Africa’s iconic and diverse wildlife up close in their natural environment, from

the most wildlife abundant ecosystem in the world, the Mara, to the rare endemic species only found in Samburu.

This is a truly life enriching – Journey that perfectly combines serenity with adventure, luxury and authenticity, wildlife and culture. A classic and unique safari experience.

$5,745 per person – Valid until the 19th December 2019 – Pay less 10% discount.

Note: The Saruni Tours Team can modify and tailor this itinerary to suit your personal preference. Baggage allowance on internal flights is 15kg per person, preferably in small, soft bags without wheels. Seats on the schedule flights are subject to availability at confirmation. Rates with children or single occupancy are available on request.

Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya in the distance. The warm and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. The lodge is revered for it’s

innovative, eco-chic architecture and interesting design and décor, as well as its Italian style cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the infinity pools and spa. Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, which borders Samburu National Reserve, with 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to explore and enjoy exclusively. You are guided from start to finish by Samburu warriors who are passionate about their land and their culture, learning first-hand about their fascinating customs and traditions and gaining ancient, local knowledge about the land and the animals – a truly authentic experience.

Activities and amenities: day and night game drives, bush dinners, guided walks, spa treatments, picnics, two swimming pools. Additional: helicopter excursions, Samburu cultural visits, Saruni Shop.

Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara has one family villa, one private villa and five elegant cottages, and is the only small boutique lodge in the Mara, making it very intimate and exclusive. The beautifully decorated themed rooms have a luxurious and classic safari feel. The lodge is tucked away in a

secluded valley in Mara North Conservancy, a private and prime gameviewing area bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve – the most renowned game park in Africa. Enjoy the Italian inspired cuisine and being immersed in nature from your private verandah, the Wellbeing

Space and the open lounge and dining area; or experience the thrill of the Mara from your very own wilderness home – Saruni Mara’s private villa, Nyati House. Maasai warriors will guide you throughout your stay, sharing their ancient wisdom and local knowledge of the area and the

animals, their way of life and their secret corners of the most loved game reserve in Kenya.

Activities and amenities: day and night game drives, bush meals, guided walks, spa treatments, picnics, library. Additional: balloon safaris, Saruni Shop.

Day 1
Arrival & Saruni Samburu

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a Saruni vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu. Depart Nairobi at 10:20, arriving at Samburu 11:30, where your Saruni Samburu guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive. Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breath-taking view.

Day 2
Saruni Samburu

Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the Special Five of Samburu: the Reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the Beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich and

the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well

known larger game including elephants, lion and leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading

back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon. Enjoy a complimentary half hour massage

upon arriving back at the lodge.

Day 3
Saruni Samburu

Continue to explore the wonders of Samburu on a morning game drive. After lunch, head out on

a nature walk discovering animals, plants and the caves in the local area with rock paintings. Evening game drive in Kalama Conservancy, the 200,000-acre private wildlife conservancy

in which Saruni Samburu is located, ending with a bush dinner under the stars in the middle of the wilderness, and a night drive back to the lodge. The Samburu dancing with the warriors, candles and fire under the vast African skies make this a truly magical experience, and one of your highlights of your stay.

Day 4
Saruni Mara

Depart Samburu at 09:30 on your flight and arrive in the Masai Mara at 11:00. Game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree or by the river next to a pod of hippo’s, or head to Saruni Mara for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy – over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara eco-system in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.

Day 5
Saruni Mara

Early morning game drive to look for the big cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to camp for lunch and treatments at the Masai Wellbeing Space. In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the biggest herds ofgiraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the

lodge and an optional night game drive.

Day 6
Saruni Mara

Walk in the forest that surrounds Saruni Mara or a game drive up the top of Kilileoni, the

highest mountain in the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem – lead by your skillful and

knowledgeable Masai guides. In the afternoon you will discover more of the Masai Mara National Reserve and experience first-hand what makes the Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world. Weather permitting, experience a bush dinner in the middle of the wilderness under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire.

Day 7
Nairobi & Departure

Visit the rhino sanctuary in Mara North on the way to the airstrip and to admire once

more the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River. The flight back to Nairobi leaves the Mara at 11:00 and arrives in Nairobi at 12:20. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with your Saruni driver or extend your stay and head to the white sand beach at Saruni Ocean in Msambweni.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Full board accommodation, conservation and park fees, all internal flights and transfers (including taxes), airport meet and greet, temporary Flying Doctors membership, game drives in 4x4 vehicles, soft drinks, beer and house wine and local spirits, laundry, one complimentary half hour massage at Saruni Samburu and Saruni Mara per room.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Additional massages and spa treatments, champagne, imported spirits and luxury wines at both lodges, optional activities, all statutory increases beyond our control, international flights and visa fees, gratuities to camp staff and guides.
  • Relish in unending, exclusive views of pristine wilderness, from the teeming plains of the Masai Mara and private forested valley where Saruni Mara is nestled, to the rugged Samburu landscape and giant rocky outcrop on which Saruni Samburu is perched. Discover two of Africa’s last remaining and fascinating tribes – the Masai and Samburu – learn first-hand about their ancient customs and local knowledge of the wildlife and wilderness as they guide you throughout your safari. Encounter Africa’s iconic and diverse wildlife up close in their natural environment, from
  • the most wildlife abundant ecosystem in the world, the Mara, to the rare endemic species only found in Samburu.

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