5 DAYS NORTH & SOUTH KENYA

Overview

Kenya is highly geographically diverse especially considering its relatively small land area. This luxury fly-in Safari showcases some of this unique diversity, combining the ruggedly beautiful , desert-like Samburu territory north of the Equator, with the famous Masai Mara in the South of Kenya. Two amazing locations, and Two small, intimate luxury Tented Camps make this a truly special trip for the discerning traveler.

A typical Safari Itinerary is listed below. Note that prices vary depending on the month or season of travel, with July to October being peak season while April to mid June is low season.

2 nights Samburu | 2 nights Masai Mara

Itinerary

Day 01: Start of your Safari from Nairobi

We will collect you from your hotel in Nairobi or the Jomo Kenyatta International airport and transfer you to the domestic , Wilson airport for your 09.15am flight *. You will be brought to the airport 1 hour prior to the flight. Board your flight to Samburu Reserve, north of Mount Kenya flying time approx 1.5 hrs: Upon arrival you will be received and transferred from the airstrip to the nearby Larsen’s Tented Camp by the camp’s Driver guide, in a 4x4 safari vehicle. This camp is a renowned, small luxury property located by the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River inside the main Samburu Reserve, offering beautiful views of the surrounding wilderness. Check into your luxury tents and some leisure time before a delicious lunch in the camp’s dining tent. In case you’d like a brief siesta, now is the time, just after lunch. Mid afternoon , typically at 3.30pm, you embark on a two to three hour Safari Game drive during which you explore the surrounding parts of this picturesque reserve. Though set in the semi-arid part of Kenya, the reserve is still colorful with patches of bright ever-green shrubs, trees and often bright blue skies.
Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for dinner.
Overnight stay at Larsens Camp.

Day 02: Enjoy Full day in Samburu

Today you have an early rise for your estimated 6.15am Safari game drive during which you will see more of the Samburu’s wildlife. Early morning, and late afternoon are considered the best times to spot animals at their most active. Return to the Camp for a relaxed breakfast – rest of the morning at leisure. The camp has a swimming pool and also offers a variety of add-on activities, such as nature walks { some optional activities are a extra cost }. After the sumptuous lunch, take a late afternoon safari game drive before returning to the camp by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for a relaxed evening which may be enlivened by entertainment provided by the camp, followed by dinner.
Overnight stay at Larsens Camp.

Day 03: Samburu to Masai Mara

You bid farewell to Samburu – after an early breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the nearby airstrip for your 8.30 am flight to Masai Mara, arriving there at 10.30 am: You are now in Masai Mara – one of the premier wildlife conservation areas on the planet. Upon arrival you will be received and transferred from the airstrip to your overnight Tented Camp by the camp’s Driver-guide in a 4x4 safari vehicle. Your overnight camp is a highly rated, small, boutique-sized luxury property which offers beautiful views of the Mara and is located in the heart of the Reserve. Enjoy some time at leisure as you take in the surreal surroundings. Thereafter proceed for lunch. Embark on your first Masai Mara Safari game drive, late afternoon [typically 3.30pm] during which you explore the surrounding parts of the Mara and see its amazing wildlife.
Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6 to 6.30 pm] in time for dinner.
Overnight stay at Mara Explorer Camp – Masai Mara.

Day 04: Enjoy Full day in Masai Mara

Begin your morning with a spectacular Hot Air Balloon flight at the break of dawn – ‘float’ gracefully over the scenic African savannah teeming with wildlife. The balloon takes off approx 6 to 6.15am, which means you will be collected from your camp by around 5.30am – yes, an early start but so worth it ! The one hour flight concludes with a ‘Champagne Breakfast in the Bush’’, at your landing site. Return to the Camp for the rest of the morning at leisure – or you could choose to visit a nearby Maasai village – this, typically one hour visit provides a fascinating insight into the day to day life of the famous Kenyan tribe, the nomadic Maasai. You also get to see their unique mud dwellings – the Manyatta huts. Back to the camp. There is a swimming pool at this camp’s sister property nearby and they will take you there upon request. After the sumptuous lunch, take a mid afternoon safari game drive to further explore the reserve. Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for a relaxed evening which may be enlivened by entertainment provided by the camp, followed by dinner.
Overnight stay at Mara Explorer Camp – Masai Mara.

Day 05: Return to Nairobi

Today you bid farewell to Masai Mara as after a relaxed breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to the nearby airstrip for your 10.30am flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, we’ll have our Driver-guide waiting for you at the Wilson Airport for onward transfer to your hotel or to the International airport. In case you wish to explore some of Nairobi’s attractions, then do let us know in advance and we can add these into the schedule before dropping you off at the airport for your return international flight: [** Upon availability and a minor additional fee, we may be able to book the 4pm outward flight instead].

Tour Price

Rates are per person sharing in US Dollars.

Travel Dates Per Person Sharing (US $)
03 Jan - 31 Mar 2021 3950
01 Apr - 31 May 2021 3570
01 Jun - 30 Jun 2021 3675
01 July - 31 Oct 2021 4990
01 Nov - 15 Dec 2021 3730

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's included

  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Fullboard* basis in the Camps
  • Domestic Flights, Nairobi-Samburu, Samburu-Masai Mara & Masai Mara-Nairobi, incl taxes
  • Hot Air Balloon flight in Masai Mara including Champagne-style Bush Breakfast
  • 08 Private Safari gamedrives for the tour provided by the Camps in their 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of Professional, English speaking Driver-guides during gamedrives
  • ALL Park / Reserve entry fees
  • Maasai Village Visit including transfers and contribution fee
  • Bush Breakfast or Bush Dinner subject to weather and pre~booking
  • Bird & Nature Walk led by the Naturalist / Camp Guide in Masai Mara
  • Selected Drinks such as Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Local Beers, House Wine and Bottled Water
  • Limited Laundry
  • Services of a Personal Butler at Mara Explorer
  • Flying Doctor Evacuation Cover service
  • 24 hour Back Up support if required

What's not included

  • International flight tickets and visa costs.
  • Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
  • Credit Card Surcharge of 5 to 7% will apply or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.

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Maasai Village Visit

US$ 30 per person

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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Starting from US$ 425 per person

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Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

US$ 40 per person

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