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Kenya's wildebeest and warriors

Samburu, Maasai Mara & Diani Beach

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

Couples, Honeymoon, Adventure, Beach

Insider's View

Embrace your inner warrior by spending an afternoon with the colorful Samburu people

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Insider's View

If you're feeling energetic, hike to the top of Mount Ololokwe, the Samburu people's sacred mountain

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Insider's View

After a long rewarding day on safari in the Maasai Mara, enjoy a massage in the open air spa

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Families will love the Warriors Academy, learning bush skills and animal tracking

Scott Dunn team

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.

Description

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.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

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Fly to Nairobi
Fly Nairobi to Samburu Light aircraft flight
3 nights

Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Saruni Samburu
Fly Samburu to Maasai Mara Light aircraft flight
3 nights

Mara North Conservancy, Kenya

Saruni Mara
Fly Maasai Mara to Diani Beach Light aircraft flight
5 nights

Diani, Kenya

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.

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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.

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