The Grandeur African Tour

(End of the South Lake Road), Moi N Lake Rd, Kongoni, Kenya (0)
from/per person $ 6,156.00
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Description

Samburu

SARUNI LODGES

Including: All-inclusive accommodation (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 the Wellbeing Space, airport assistance, temporary Flying Doctors cover, shared day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles, guided bush walks, bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions, limited laundry service, cultural visits transfers, all internal flights and return airstrip transfers, conservation fees, VAT & taxes.

Excluded : Additional Wellbeing Space treatments, exclusive use of vehicle, premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines), any payable extra activities, entry fees to cultural visits, childcare, international flights and visa fees, gratuities to staff & guides,anything of a personal nature, and all statutory increases beyond our control.

MUNDUI HOUSE

Including: Day & night game drives on 2,000 acres of private reserve teeming with wildlife, visits to the animal orphanage, bush breakfasts, sundowners, swimming pool, bird watching, bike rides, walking, boat trips.

Excluded: Additional Wellbeing Space treatments, exclusive use of vehicle, premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines), any payable extra activities, entry fees to cultural visits, childcare, international flights and visa fees, gratuities to staff & guides,anything of a personal nature, and all statutory increases beyond our control.

 

Reconnect with nature, Marvel at the beauty and Delight in the diversity and uniqueness of these beautiful areas and experience an array of breathtaking landscapes and animals – the endemic, the endangered and the spectacular. Experience the world renowned birdlife of Lake Naivasha, Africa’s classic Big Five and abundance of plains wildlife and predators in the Mara, and Samburu’s rare Special Five.

Encounter wildlife abundant and naturally rich conservation areas, from the shores of Lake Naivasha, bordered by a panorama of extinct volcanic cones and hills; to the open grasslands, rivers and mountains of the Masai Mara, and the rugged, unending vistas of Samburu.


Schedule

Day 1: Mundui House

  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a Saruni vehicle will transfer you to Mundui House, which is a two and a half hour drive away.
  • Enjoy a game drive through the volcanic hills in the evening, and finish off the day with a sundowner overlooking Lake Naivasha.

Day 2: Mundui House

  • Set off on a morning boat ride on the lake, delighting in the amazing birdlife and peaceful scenery.
  • Head home passing the enormous flocks of flamingoes and pods of hippos in time for a delicious lunch.
  • Visit the Kongoni Animal Orphanage, where orphaned animals of various species are being hand-reared before being released back into the wild.

Day 3: Mundui House

  • Watch wildlife from your veranda, enjoy a game drive witnessing the diversity of animals in the area, relax at the lodge and maybe head out on a night drive.

Day 4: Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

  • Depart Mundui House on your flight from Loldia Airstrip 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.

Day 5: Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

  • 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.

Day 6: Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

  • 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 neighbouring 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.

Day 7: Saruni Samburu

  • Visit the rhino sanctuary on the way to the airstrip and once again admire the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River.
  • Depart the Mara in the morning*, arriving at Wilson in Nairobi an hour and a half later, where you will connect with your flight to Samburu arriving an hour later.
  • Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view.

Day 8:Saruni Samburu

  • 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 massage upon arriving back at the lodge at the Samburu Wellbeing Space.
 

Day 9:Saruni Samburu

  • Continue to explore the wonders of Samburu with a morning game drive and after lunch head out on a nature walk discovering animals, plants and the caves in the local area with rock paintings, led by your skillful and knowledgeable Samburu guides.
  • 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.

Day 10: Departure

  • Enjoy your final morning waking up in paradise to a beautiful sunrise, and depart on your flight back to Nairobi leaving Samburu at 11:00 AM and arriving in Nairobi at 12:20 PM.
  • A ready vehicle will collect and transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depending on the time of your international flight, stop at the Talisman or Carnivore restaurant for dinner.

Note: Our team can modify and tailor this itinerary to suit your personal preference. Baggage allowance on internal flights is 15kg per person, preferably in small, soft bags without wheels. Seats on the schedule flights are subject to availability at confirmation. Rates with children or single occupancy are available upon request. *Flight times and durations may vary depending on airline and routing, and are subject to change. All guests travelling into Kenya with duty free plastic bags shall be required to leave the bags at the entry points and seek alternative carrier bags. We request that you do not carry plastic bags whilst visiting or working in Kenya as there are strict penalties for those caught with them.


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