Extraordinary Kenya

Samburu, Masai Mara, Diani Beach
11 nights private tour from SGD $14,800 per person

This Kenya tour itinerary presents two exquisite wildlife regions: the rugged and mountainous Samburu region, which brings together scatterings of tribal villages, and the vast plains of the Maasai Mara. This safari circuit offers exceptional value and is topped off with an indulgent beach stay on Kenya’s radiant coastline.

Extraordinary Kenya
At a glance
  • Samburu is home to endemic species of wildlife, such as the Beisa Oryx, found nowhere else in Kenya.

  • This trip really takes you off grid as your safari is spent in private conservancies, allowing you plenty of opportunities to enjoy wildlife sightings all to yourself.

  • Meet the semi-nomadic Samburu tribes in northern Kenya and learn the bush safari skills of the Samburu Warriors.

  • Saruni Samburu Lodge is a highlight of this trip alone. Each room is built into the rocky outcrops and have mind-blowing views over the Kalama Conservancy.

Journey highlights
  • Samburu is home to endemic species of wildlife, such as the Beisa Oryx, found nowhere else in Kenya.

  • This trip really takes you off grid as your safari is spent in private conservancies, allowing you plenty of opportunities to enjoy wildlife sightings all to yourself.

  • Meet the semi-nomadic Samburu tribes in northern Kenya and learn the bush safari skills of the Samburu Warriors.

  • Saruni Samburu Lodge is a highlight of this trip alone. Each room is built into the rocky outcrops and have mind-blowing views over the Kalama Conservancy.

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Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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. 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.

Itinerary

Fly to Nairobi
Day 1-4

Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya, Kenya

You will be met with a warm welcome at Nairobi International Airport before being transferred to the domestic airport to catch your 12-seater light aircraft flight to Samburu National Reserve. As you approach Samburu, watch in complete awe as you gaze down at this true wilderness area, dotted with rocky outcrops and catch a glimpse of snow-capped Mount Kenya. As your plane lands on the airstrip, you may even spot a giraffe or two looking curiously over at you. Your safari starts from the moment you land as you are game driven up over the rocky outcrops where you will find Saruni Samburu, your base for the next 3 nights.   

After having an ice-cold fruit juice, which is very much welcomed in the dry heat of northern Kenya, you will go out on your first full game drive. Your expert guide is a Samburu Warrior, so his knowledge of the land and wildlife is fascinating. Let your excitement build and feel the wind in your hair as you journey into the reserve in your open safari vehicle and encounter your first wildlife sightings. Adrenaline rushes through you as you approach a herd of elephants, ambling majestically across the riverbank, with Samburu’s red earth mountainous scenery in the background. You will stop for a sundowner; gin and tonic in hand as you step out the vehicle overlooking a waterhole, the sun beginning to set. 

Each day you spend here will primarily be focused on game drives but being in a private conservancy, you do have the choice to go on a thrilling walking safari and learn about animal tracks. You can also meet with the Samburu tribes and understand their unique way of living.

Accommodation: Saruni Samburu ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Maasai Mara, Kenya

This morning after a game drive and breakfast out in the bush, you will catch a light aircraft flight southwest to the Masai Mara. The open plains of the Masai Mara are a strong contrast to the mountainous north and as you soar over, you’ll see plains game dotting the landscape. You will land in the Mara North Conservancy, which stretches over 30,000 hectares and only you and a handful of other camps will game drive in this vast area. On arriving at Saruni Mara, you will enjoy a hearty lunch overlooking the Mara plains before heading out on your afternoon game drive. This conservancy is teeming with wildlife and you’ll find some particularly impressive big cat sightings. Follow a coalition of cheetah through the plains and wait in anticipation for them to begin a hunt. Watch lion cubs frolicking around in the grass whilst their mother keeps a watchful eye on them. Ending with a scenic sundowner and a delectable dinner back at the lodge, reflecting on your day with the other guests around the campfire. Listen to lions gently roaring in the distance under the night sky, which is brimming with stars.

Accommodation: Saruni Mara ( 3 nights )
Day 7-12

Diani, Lamu and the coast, Kenya

Now for a change of scenery. After a final morning game drive and a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, catch a flight from the Masai Mara direct to Diani Beach. Step off the plane and feel the tropical heat and refreshing ocean breeze as you are met by the hotel driver who will take you to Almanara Boutique Hotel. This is an exquisite hotel made up of five rooms and is beautifully designed. The next 5 days are at your own pace. Step out on the beach and feel the unbelievably soft powdery white sand between your toes, take a dip in the azure water or sink into tranquillity by the pool with a cocktail in hand. If you want to explore further afield, there are the lush forests of Shimba Hills National Reserve about a 45 minute drive away. Or drift out to sea on a traditional wooden dhow boat and enjoy a gin and tonic with a backdrop of the brilliant fuchsia sky as the sun begins to set. The choice is yours.

Accommodation: Almanara Boutique Hotel ( 5 nights )
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.
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Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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July 2024 SGD $17,500 SGD $2,600 plan your trip
August 2024 SGD $17,500 SGD $2,600 plan your trip
September 2024 SGD $17,500 SGD $2,600 plan your trip
October 2024 SGD $17,500 SGD $2,600 plan your trip
November 2024 SGD $16,200 SGD $2,400 plan your trip
December 2024 SGD $17,500 SGD $2,600 plan your trip
January 2025 SGD $16,200 SGD $2,400 plan your trip
February 2025 SGD $16,200 SGD $2,400 plan your trip
March 2025 SGD $16,200 SGD $2,400 plan your trip
April 2025 SGD $14,800 SGD $2,200 plan your trip
May 2025 SGD $14,800 SGD $2,200 plan your trip
June 2025 SGD $14,800 SGD $2,200 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $17,500
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    SGD $2,600
  • August 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $17,500
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    SGD $2,600
  • September 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $17,500
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    SGD $2,600
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $17,500
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,600
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $16,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,400
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $17,500
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,600
  • January 2025
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $16,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,400
  • February 2025
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $16,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,400
  • March 2025
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $16,200
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,400
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $14,800
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,200
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $14,800
    Deposit from*
    SGD $2,200
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    SGD $14,800
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    SGD $2,200
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Best time to visit
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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. 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.

Extraordinary Kenya
Extraordinary Kenya

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on +65 6028 0820 to start planning your holiday.

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