Maasai Mara & Samburu

KENYA

TWO ICONIC KENYAN SAFARIS IN ONE

This is your chance to experience the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara and see the famous ‘Samburu five’. The package price includes local flights and transfers between Nairobi and the two reserves.

Kenya’s most spectacular wildlife areas in one safari – Maasai Mara & Samburu

Overview

Length: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party
Location: Maasai Mara + Samburu, Kenya
Departure Dates: All year - see details below

from US$ 4,955 per person sharing

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara in the southeast corner of Kenya is the country’s premier tourism showpiece. It forms part of the vast unfenced Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, including neighbouring private conservancies in Kenya and the larger Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Species to look out for include the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), many antelope species, zebras, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and good populations of cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs, as well as smaller species such as serval and bat-eared fox.

You will stay at Saruni Mara in Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve. There are no fences between the Conservancy and the Reserve, and wildlife wanders freely. The national reserve can become crowded during the high safari seasons of July to November and January to February. During these times, it’s advisable to stay in the neighbouring private conservancies. The private conservancies allow responsible off-road road driving, night drives and bush walks – which are not possible within the national reserve.

The private conservancies are close enough to permit day trips to the river crossings and mass congregations of wildebeest in the Reserve during the Great Migration. These day trips into the national reserve will incur extra costs – park fees and exclusive use of a game drive vehicle for the day.


Samburu

Samburu, in Kenya’s remote and arid far north, features the iconic and rarely seen ‘Samburu five’ – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich. These unique and rare animals are relatively common in Samburu, making your safari here extremely rewarding. You can also expect to see elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, buffalos, hippos, and various antelope species. Samburu was the home of Joy and George Adamson, who famously raised and released into the wild several lions, made famous by the movie ‘Born Free’, featuring Elsa the Lioness.

You will stay at Saruni Samburu in Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, which borders Samburu National Reserve. There are no fences between the Conservancy and the Reserve, and wildlife wanders freely.


WATCH this video about this two-in-one safari

This spectacular safari takes you to two luxury lodges:

Saruni Mara – 3 nights

Saruni Samburu – 3 nights

Note that this safari package can be tailored to suit your wishes. Check out our prices below:

Maasai Mara & Samburu

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7 Days / 6 Nights

7 Days / 6 Nights

LOW SEASON

Mar to May & Nov

Per adult sharing

US$4,955

US$5,190

Per family - 2 adults + 2 kids (5-11 yrs old)

US$15,585

US$16,300

MID-SEASON

03Jan to Feb & Oct & 1-19Dec

Per adult sharing

US$5,915

US$6,240

Per family - 2 adults + 2 kids (5-11 yrs old)

US$18,400

US$19,400

HIGH SEASON

Jul to Sep

Per adult sharing

US$6,645

US$7,040

Per family - 2 adults + 2 kids (5-11 yrs old)

US$20,835

US$22,000

Please contact us for prices for children under 5 years old.

Prices may be subject to changes in park fees and flights.

All flight timings used in the itineraries are provisional and subject to change depending on the airline.

For the ‘Family Safari’ itinerary, we quoted assuming two children. Please request costings for teens (12-16 years old).

Domestic airlines define 'adult' as 12 yrs and older, whereas lodges define 'adult' as 17 yrs and older

Includes:

  • All-inclusive accommodation in a family villa  (subject to availability)'

  • Full-board accommodation, including soft drinks, beers, house wines and select non-luxury spirits

  • One complimentary back & neck massage (30 min) per room per stay at Saruni's Wellbeing Space

  • Laundry service (limited)

  • AM and PM game drives in shared 4x4 vehicles

  • Guided bush walks, bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions

  • Warriors Academy (where available & upon request in advance)

  • Local cultural visit transfers

  • All internal flights and return airstrip transfers 

  • Airport assistance

  • Daily conservation fees, VAT & taxes

  • One Rhino Tracking Experience fee per day

  • Temporary Flying Doctors cover

  • 24/7 Office support

Excludes:

  • International airfares

  • Exclusive use of vehicle

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines)

  • Additional Wellbeing Space treatments

  • Additional Rhino Tracking Experiences

  • Any extra activities not mentioned/scheduled in the itineraries

  • Entry fees to local cultural visits

  • Any required childcare

  • Transport & entry fees to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu (bookable in advance)

  • Transport & entry fees to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the Mara

  •  All gratuities to staff & guides

  • Own private guides & drivers

  • Any purchases of a personal nature

  • Any visa fees

  • Any late departure fees

  • Any statutory increases beyond our control

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We live here, in Africa, and have been doing this since 1991. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late or a few kilometers off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity?

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