7 Day: Week of Sarunity Wilderness


    Discover the Special Five of Samburu: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country.

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    Highlights: Samburu - Masai Mara

     

    7 Day: Week of Sarunity Wilderness Overview

    The Samburu Ecosystem

    Is one of the most exciting in East Africa and is made of several national reserves, private ranches and communally-owned group ranches that are more and more interconnected.

    Famous for its large population of elephants, Samburu stands out for the abundance of northern species that cannot befound in other areas of Kenya.

    Kalama Conservation area, the wildlife sanctuary bordering with Samburu National Reserve where we are located, has an abundance of other rare species, like the leopard, the striped hyena, the civet.

    We'd love to take you to our secret spots, especially for bush dinner, or to the river for a picnic lunch that allows us to be with elephants, waterbuck, lion, impala, giraffe and all the Samburu species that go and drink water.

    If you are passionate about birds, Samburu is your preferred park: not only are the species abundant, but the birds tend to be very tame and can easily be spotted and photographed.


    The Maasai Mara

    The Maasai Mara is a 5,000 square km ecosystem bordering with the Serengeti in Tanzania and made of a national reserve and several private conservancies. The national reserve covers 1,672 square kilometers (more than 400,000 acres) and is situated between 1,500 and 2,100 meters above sea level.

    It is part of the Serengeti ecosystem that extends from northern Tanzania into southern Kenya. Of the conservancies, the main one (where Saruni is located) is the Mara North Conservancy, 74,000 acres of amazing wilderness, where the most of the wildlife is concentrated most of the year.

    The Maasai Mara region is considered the jewel of African wildlife and nowhere on the continent can you find the same abundance and variety of wild animals. Millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, buffalo, impala, topi, hartebeest, giraffe, eland, elephant, dik-dik, hippo and warthog live their natural lifecycle alongside the largest population of lions in Kenya. For our safaris we use comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. On our foot safaris we walk, on the plains and in the mountains that surround Saruni.



    7 Day: Week of Sarunity Wilderness Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrival at Saruni Samburu is always a breathtaking experience as you marvel at the panorama, and take in one of Africa's most iconic views. As the sun sets later in the afternoon, a massage and sundowner are the perfect way to finish your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Samburu



    Day 2

    Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, with picnic lunch, discovering the Special Five of Samburu: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country.

    In the evening, a game drive in Kalama Conservancy explores parts of the 200,000 acre private game reserve in which Saruni Samburu is located, ending with a bush dinner in the middle of a 'nowhere full of everything'.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Samburu



    Day 3

    Morning walk, learning to recognize the famous raptors of Samburu as well as tracks left by animals during the night. During this walk, we'll discover Samburu rock art in nearby caves, returning to the lodge for breakfast.

    Later on as the day cools, an evening game drive takes you into remote areas where the semi-nomadic Samburu people live, with the opportunity to visit one of their traditional Rare Grevy zebras in Kalama Conservancy The newly refurbished Photographer’s suite at Saruni Mara settlements before returning to the lodge for dinner and star-gazing later that night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Samburu



    Day 4

    We game drive to Kalama airstrip for a direct flight to the Maasai Mara, with one more chance to admire the harsh beauty of the Samburu landscape and spot kudu, Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe and ostrich. After an hour and a half's flight, we land in the Mara, normally green, lush and full of herbivores.

    We have the option of going on a game drive with a picnic lunch under an acacia tree; alternatively we can head to Saruni Mara for some rest, and a game drive later in the afternoon. In the evening, a roaring fire awaits in the cool climate of the hills in which Saruni Mara is found.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Mara



    Day 5

    We encourage an early morning game drive to look for the predators of the Mara, returning to camp for lunch, and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space. In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the biggest herds of giraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge and an optional night game drive.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Mara



    Day 6

    We offer a walk in the forests that surround Saruni or a game drive up the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem: both exhilarating experiences when we feel nature through the eyes and the skills and the knowledge of our Maasai guides. in the afternoon we go on a game drive to look for the lions and other predators that make the Maasai Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world; we are back home for a gourmet dinner and stories around the fire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Saruni Mara



    Day 7

    Game drive transfer to airstrip for scheduled Safarilink flight to Nairobi Wilson at 11.10 a.m. (55 minutes flight). On the way, the possibility to visit the rhino sanctuary, and of course to admire one more time the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River. Depending on your international flights, our vehicle is waiting for you to take you to the international airport or to sightseeing excursion of Nairobi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast


     

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


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