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Kenya: Samburu National Reserve & Maasai Mara (7N) - Luxury

Kenya: Samburu National Reserve & Maasai Mara (7n) - Luxury

  • Days 1–3 : SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
  • Days 4–7 : Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Guide Price : £6,043 per person
  • Duration : 7 nights
  • Best Months : Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Countries : Kenya

Suitable for solo travellers, couples, honeymooners, and families alike, this trip takes in the wildlife-rich Samburu and Maasai Mara! You’ll stay at two sumptuous and off-the-beaten-track camps, with a discount available in the MMNR.

The adventure begins at Elephant Watch Camp, at the heart of the Samburu National Reserve. This is a high-quality eco-bushcamp, fabulously situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, amidst kigelia and acacia trees. Next, you’ll stay at Sala’s Camp, an authentic and intimate property in the far south of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It too is close to water, specifically the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok rivers, near Kenya’s border with Tanzania. And 25 per cent off the price of accommodation is offered to travellers spending a minimum of four nights at the property, from 16th December 2018 to 5th January 2019 and from 1st June to 30th September 2019.

As its name suggests, viewing elephant is the main activity at Elephant Watch Camp, via both vehicle and walking safaris. You can also look out for the Samburu Big Five! Camel walks, helicopter rides, hiking, and village visits are also possible here, some at extra cost. Sala’s Camp also offers great game drives, with the possibility of viewing the Great Migration herds if you travel during the period from July to October. Hot air balloon rides, various sports around camp, and children’s activities are available too.

*Please note, this is just one example of a trip we could design for you. We tailor-make safari holidays that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch with one of our experts today to start creating your bespoke itinerary!*   

All Of Our Holidays Are Tailor Made

The prices below are based on one adult travelling solo and please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx £6,043 per person in low season

From approx £8,267 per person in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation, and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

Suitable for solo travellers, couples, honeymooners, and families alike, this trip takes in the wildlife-rich Samburu and Maasai Mara! You’ll stay at two sumptuous and off-the-beaten-track camps, with a discount available in the MMNR.

The adventure begins at Elephant Watch Camp, at the heart of the Samburu National Reserve. This is a high-quality eco-bushcamp, fabulously situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, amidst kigelia and acacia trees. Next, you’ll stay at Sala’s Camp, an authentic and intimate property in the far south of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It too is close to water, specifically the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok rivers, near Kenya’s border with Tanzania. And 25 per cent off the price of accommodation is offered to travellers spending a minimum of four nights at the property, from 16th December 2018 to 5th January 2019 and from 1st June to 30th September 2019.

As its name suggests, viewing elephant is the main activity at Elephant Watch Camp, via both vehicle and walking safaris. You can also look out for the Samburu Big Five! Camel walks, helicopter rides, hiking, and village visits are also possible here, some at extra cost. Sala’s Camp also offers great game drives, with the possibility of viewing the Great Migration herds if you travel during the period from July to October. Hot air balloon rides, various sports around camp, and children’s activities are available too.

*Please note, this is just one example of a trip we could design for you. We tailor-make safari holidays that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch with one of our experts today to start creating your bespoke itinerary!*   

Days 1–3 SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

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On Day 1 of your trip, you’ll touch down at Nairobi’s international airport, receiving a VIP Meet and Greet on arrival. From here, you’ll transfer to Wilson Airport, before flying out to the Samburu National Reserve’s Oryx airstrip (1 hr 30 mins) and heading to Elephant Watch Camp via shared road transfer. Owned and run by elephant researchers the Douglas-Hamilton family, this is a smashing safari camp with characterful communal spaces and a very friendly atmosphere. The guest accommodation consists of six spacious netted tents, all featuring king-size bed, special bush cupboard, and separate en-suite washroom. Elephant Watch is a brilliant base from which to explore the Samburu, viewing not only the grey guys but also the reserve’s own Big Five and over 350 bird species!

Board basis and activities:
Game-package accommodation, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, visit to Save the Elephants Research Centre, elephant watching and game drives, bush picnics and sundowners, guided bird walks and hikes, Manyatta and school visits, transfers between the camp and Oryx airstrip, and a laundry service.

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Days 4–7 Maasai Mara National Reserve

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After your stay at Elephant Watch, you’ll return to Samburu’s Oryx airstrip via shared road transfer, and fly to the Maasai Mara’s Keekerok airstrip (1 hr 45 mins). Then you’ll travel to Sala’s Camp by shared road transfer. In common with Elephant Watch, this is a characterful property with a warm ambience. Its main mess tent contains a very comfortable lounge, in addition to a homely dining area and a well-stocked bar! There are seven guest tents, including a large tent for honeymooners or families. Each features sumptuous sleeping area/s, well-appointed shower room, and outside space with deckchairs. During your stay here, you’ll enjoy an exciting range of activities. If you visit from July to October, your game drives will include sightings of the famous Great Migration herds, as the hundred thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles push up into the MMNR in search of good grazing! And all year round, the reserve is a dream destination for wildlife viewing.

Board basis and activities:
Game-package accommodation, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, bush meals, sundowners, game drives and other camp activities, bush volleyball, nature walks, children’s activities, and a laundry service.

On the final day of your trip, you’ll return to Keekerok airstrip via shared road transfer and fly back to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport (1 hr 15 mins). From here, you’ll transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your international flight/s home.

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