Samburu and Masai Mara Safari – 5 Days, 4 Nights

5 DAYS

. From: $245

Overview

Exclusive and Luxurious at its best. This 8-day tour has been designed for families with older children aged about 8 to 12. There are walks, sports and adventures to local villages as well as swimming pools and Wi-Fi access – something for every child. Parents and grown-ups can opt to go for spa treatments as they are available in the lodges picked for you.

Your safari begins in north to the Samburu National Reserve. The Samburu Game Reserve stands as one of the most beautiful Kenya Parks in Northern Circuit. It holds the most indigenous wildlife as well as the home of African Elephants and beautiful species of Zebras and the Masai Giraffes.

The Masai Mara is, without a doubt, most famous for the annual and seasonal Wildebeest Migration.

Your accommodation

Samburu Intrepids – a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.

Mara Intrepids Camp – Overlooking the Talek River, at the very confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness.

This tour is perfect for families looking for a comfortable and activity-filled holiday with all the smaller details to suit all children.

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Itinerary and Accomodation

Early morning pick up from Nairobi Airport, Residence or Hotel. You are then transferred to Wilson Airport for a domestic scheduled flight to Samburu National Reserve. Your home for the 3 nights is Samburu Interepids which is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river's banks.

Following the path of the Ewaso Ngiro River, we’ll be on the lookout for elephant, Lion Leopard, buffalo, Reticulated Giraffe, Gravy Zebra, Besia Oryx and some of the more entertaining wildlife like dik-dik, warthog and the olive baboon. The whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. At midday, your guide will set out a delicious picnic lunch in a shady and safe spot before continuing in the afternoon. Note: The day is yours to pace as you want. Should you want your day with morning and afternoon game drives only, your guide is available to make that happen as well.

After breakfast you will be transferred to the samburu airstrip where a scheduled domestic flight takes you south and to the great rolling plains of the Masai Mara. Overlooking the Talek River, at the very confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness. This will be your home for the 3 nights at the Mara. It is an area rich in predators – big cats, hyenas and crocodiles – but Mara Intrepids is fenced and you can walk around on its green lawns and go bird watching. There is Wi-Fi at camp and your children go on adventures with experienced guides to search for animals or visit local villages to meet the Maasai and see what the camp does for the local community. The Kids can join the adventurous club to get a fun and exciting opportunity for the kids to learn about the wild from the resident Maasai naturalists

The quintessential Masai Mara safari is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, black-maned lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one's vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get a better view of prospective prey. The park is also home to over 470 bird species. Among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller. At midday, your guide will set out a delicious picnic lunch in a shady and safe spot before continuing in the afternoon. Note: The day is yours to pace as you want. Should you want your day with morning and afternoon game drives only, your guide is available to make that happen as well.

After breakfast at Mara Intrepids you are transferred back to the airstrip for a flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. Our expert guides will pick you and transfer you to the Airport, Residence or Hotel