Kenya's wildebeest and warriors
Samburu, Maasai Mara & Diani Beach
- 11 nights
- from USD $5000 per person
A luxurious safari combining two of Kenya's most prolific wildlife areas, Samburu and the Maasai Mara, enjoying game drives as well as learning about the local culture, before flying out to a boutique beach spa hotel on the southern coast to unwind.
At a Glance
A safari combining two of Kenya's most wildlife-rich parks, the Maasai Mara and Samburu
Learn about Samburu and Maasai tribal culture as well as the areas' amazing wildlife
Indulge in Kenya's first thalassotherapy spa after your safari
Enjoy all the wildlife of the Maasai Mara and none of the crowds
Take in the breathtaking views from your suite at Saruni Samburu
Embrace your inner warrior by spending an afternoon with the colorful Samburu peopleScott Dunn team
If you're feeling energetic, hike to the top of Mount Ololokwe, the Samburu people's sacred mountainScott Dunn team
After a long rewarding day on safari in the Maasai Mara, enjoy a massage in the open air spaScott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.
Visit some of Kenya's true highlights, from the spectacular wildlife of the Maasai Mara to the pristine sands of its coast. You'll stay in some of the top safari lodges in the country, with exceptional guides, beautiful and unspoiled locations and a beautiful room to rest your head after your day's adventures.
Start your safari in a concession bordering the Samburu Reserve, home to vast herds of elephants which are colored red from the rusty earth of this area. Look for the unusual Northern Kenya species including gerenuk antelope, Grevy's zebra and oryx, as well as big cats aplenty. Your lodge is perched on the top of a hill, to enjoy breathtaking views wherever you look. As well as wildlife activities, you can spend time with the Samburu tribe, learning about their traditions and culture.
Fly from here into the Maasai Mara to continue your safari in the Mara North Conservancy. Here you can enjoy all the wildlife of the world-famous reserve with none of the crowds, as well as heading off on walking safaris to experience the wildlife from a different perspective. In August and September, head into the main reserve to search for the million-strong Great Migration herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras which flood the Mara, much to the delight of lion, leopard and cheetah which lie in wait.
After your week long safari, fly out to the white sands of the southern coast for some rest and relaxation on a pristine Kenyan beach. Stay in a small boutique hotel with a state of the art thalassotheraphy spa, or head out snorkeling or diving in the warm Indian Ocean. Or simply relax in the African sun, indulging in the freshest seafood and catching up with a good book.
|Fly to Nairobi|
|Fly Nairobi to Samburu||Light aircraft flight|
Laikipia and Northern Kenya
|Fly Samburu to Maasai Mara||Light aircraft flight|
Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
|Fly Maasai Mara to Diani Beach||Light aircraft flight|
|Ocean Spa Lodge|
|Fly Diani to Nairobi||Light aircraft flight|
|Fly home from Nairobi|
Location & Directions
Samburu, Maasai Mara & Diani Beach
From Nairobi, fly by light aircraft into the arid central plateau to Samburu National Park, characterized by vivid red earth and famed for its large elephant populations. From here fly directly into the heart of the Masai Mara, where your safari continues in an entirely different landscape. Fly from here to Diani on the southern Kenya coast for some rest and relaxation on a beautiful beach, indulging in spa treatments, before flying home.
When to go
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. Game viewing in Samburu is great year-round. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October but the wildlife is present year-round, and there is always plenty to see here. The weather on the Kenya coast is typically sunny and calm from July until October, with trade winds bringing cooler breezes throughout the rest of the year. January til March can be quite hot and humid.