Day 1. Nairobi (dinner)
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by our representative, who will drive you into vibrant Nairobi.
Kenya's capital is one of the largest and most influential cities in Africa, an important commercial and financial hub. It is the port of entry for most travellers to Kenya and offers bustling markets, interesting history and numerous attractions. Named after a Maasai watering hole, "enkare nyarobi", which means "place of cool waters", Nairobi is known for its leafy streets and parks. Spend the night in a Superior Room at Giraffe Manor. Your stay includes all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, wireless internet access and a private tour of the AFEW Giraffe Centre.
Days 2 - 4. Samburu National Park (All meals)
After breakfast, depart Giraffe Manor for Wilson Airport and board your scheduled flight to Samburu. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Sasaab.
Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngíro River, with its palm groves and dense forests, the Samburu National Reserve offers pristine wilderness and breathtaking surrounds. One of Kenya's lesser-visited safari regions, this reserve promises exceptional game viewing in remote splendour.
Sasaab Camp is situated above the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the arid heart of Samburu land. It's a tranquil retreat that boasts sweeping views across the Laikipia Plateau towards Mount Kenya. The Moroccan style of the unique cottages lends itself to days spent enjoying the views and the breeze. With its own resident game and the striking landscapes of the Samburu National Park nearby, game drives at Sasaab boast fantastic variety in both scenery and game viewing. Look out for the Samburu Five - gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and Grevy's zebra.
Unwind for 3 nights in a cottage at Sasaab. All meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfasts and sundowners are included.
Days 5 - 7. Masai Mara National Park (All meals)
After breakfast, drive to the airstrip. Your scheduled flight will be waiting to take you to the iconic Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is Kenya's most renowned game park, situated in the northern borders of the Serengeti. Its legendary seasonal Great Migration of over two million wildebeest and other antelope has been described as one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles and an experience every safari enthusiast should witness at least once in their lifetime. Game viewing in this celebrated park is wonderful throughout the year, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve, and the Maasai people, a tribe whose red dress and proud demeanor have ensured they are probably Kenya's best-known (and most-photographed) people.
During winter (June to September) and the migration months, the Mara becomes very busy and wildlife sightings become quite active, with vehicles gathering for a lion kill or potential river crossings. During the quieter summer months and the green season (when there are heavy rains, particularly between March and June), the reserve is much quieter and visitors feel as though they have the Mara to themselves. Although the big herds of the Great Migration have moved off by this time, the abundant resident game can still be seen and wildlife sightings still rival anywhere in the world.
This private section of the Mara is home to a variety of exceptional experiences, from an early morning balloon safari to a tranquil walk along the Oloololo escarpment, famously captured in Out of Africa. Follow the sweeping beam of the spotlight on a thrilling night drive or spend the day enjoying a lazy breakfast and an indulgent spa treatment or couple's massage on the banks of the Mara River
Spend three nights in a Superior View Tent at Kichwa Tembo Camp. All meals, tea and coffee, game drives and laundry are included along with local drinks, wines and spirits.
Day 8. Masai Mara (Breakfast)
Today, after breakfast, we wave a fond farewell before driven to the airstrip for the flight back to Wilson in time to board your flight home.