Samburu | Masai Mara | Indian Ocean, Kenya’s stunning south coast
A 2 week journey combining Kenya’s vast wildernesses and secluded coastal class and calm. Retreat to the natural hideaways of Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara, Saruni Wild and Alfajiri Villas.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu.
Depart Nairobi in the morning*, arriving at Samburu an hour later, where your guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive.
Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view.
Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well-known larger wildlife including elephants, lion and leopard.Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon.
Enjoy a complimentary half hour Back & Neck massage upon arriving back at the lodge.
Continue to explore the wonders of Samburu with a morning game drive and after lunch possibly head out on a nature walk discovering animals, plants and the caves in the local area with rock paintings, accompanied by an experienced Samburu tracker.
Evening game drive in Kalama Conservancy, the 200,000-acre private wildlife conservancy in which Saruni Samburu is located, ending with a bush dinner under the stars in the middle of the wilderness, and a night drive back to the lodge.
The Samburu warriors dancing, candles and fire under the vast African skies, make this a truly magical experience, and one of the highlights of your stay.
Depart Samburu on your flight in the morning* and arrive in the Masai Mara an hour and a half later.
Game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree or by the river next to a pod of hippos. Or, head to Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy – over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara ecosystem in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.
Early morning game drive to look for the big cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to the camp or lodge for lunch and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space.
In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the largest tower of giraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge or camp and an optional night game drive.
Walk through the valleys and plains surrounding Saruni Mara, accompanied by a vehicle, or a game drive up to the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem – led by your skillful and knowledgeable Maasai guides.
In the afternoon you will discover more of Mara North and its surrounding conservancies and experience first-hand what makes the Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world.
Weather permitting, experience a bush dinner in the middle of nature under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire.
Visit the rhino sanctuary on the way to the airstrip and once again admire the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River.
The flight to Diani’s Ukunda leaves the Mara at 14:00 PM and arrives in Ukunda at 16:00 PM. An Alfajiri vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to the peace and calm awaiting 5 minutes away at the world-famous Alfajiri Villas.
Unwind from your journey by taking a refreshing dip in your private swimming pool, followed by a welcome sundowner on your lavish veranda overlooking from high the white sands of Diani beach and the Indian Ocean, cooled by the early evening tropical breezes. Enjoy an elegant seafood offering paired with exquisite wines before falling asleep to the lulling sounds of the sea.
Wake up each day with the sea breeze and spend your morning walking along the beach, kayaking and snorkelling as you discover the colourful aquatic life of the Indian Ocean.
Head out on the clear ocean on a traditional dhow to visit Funzi Island for a day of sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins and discovering rare turtles before casting ashore for a delicious fresh seafood lunch.
Spend your afternoons enjoying lazy siestas, lounging by the pool, indulging in massage treatments or a bit of retail therapy and souvenir shopping at the nearby shopping centres.
If you are feeling adventurous, you may want to give kite surfing a try, or deep sea fishing, trying your luck with a heavy line to hook a prized marlin or wahoo!
Spend the evenings relaxing barefoot on the beach collecting seas shells.
Finish off another heavenly day with sundowner dhow rides at sunset, and sumptuous fresh seafood dinners.
Enjoy your final morning waking up in paradise and relax to your fullest with a leisurely stroll on the white-sand beach.
After a morning unwinding and rejuvenating, depart in the afternoon for your flight back to Nairobi, which leaves Diani at 16:00 PM and arrives at Wilson Airport at 17:30 PM.
Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depending on the time of your international flight, stop at the Talisman or Carnivore restaurant for dinner.
*Our team can amend this itinerary as you wish.