Samburu National Reserve
Transfer this morning from Nairobi to the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya by light aircraft. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Sassab, a lavish Moroccan-inspired tented camp located in the neighbouring Westgate Community Conservancy. The 9 glorious tents are spread out across a ridge line with sensational views over the Ewaso Nyiro River. Each boast enormous open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools.
While you are here, enjoy guided game drives in both the Westgate Conservancy and the Samburu National Reserve, searching for iconic desert-adapted species such as gerenuk, blue-legged Somali ostrich, Beisa Oryx and Grevy’s zebra. A range of other activities are also possible including cultural interactions with the local Samburu community, camel-back safaris, exploring by quad bike or fly-camping. D (day 1 only) B L D (days 2 and 3)
Solio Game Reserve
This morning, if time permits, enjoy one last game drive at Sassab, before transferring by light aircraft to Solio Game Reserve. Transfer by vehicle to nearby Solio Lodge – the only property in this 19,000 acre conservancy. With just 5 contemporary cottages, it’s a truly intimate safari experience. Rhino are a highlight here, as the reserve is internationally recognised as a private rhino breeding sanctuary. Aside from game drives, activities also include cycling or walking across Solio Ranch or perhaps visiting a local flower or coffee farm. Alternatively, get a view of the landscape from a birds-eye view, on a helicopter excursion (additional cost). B L D
Masai Mara National Reserve
Transfer by light aircraft today to Sala’s Camp, located on the banks of the Sand River in the southern tip of the reserve. Just 2 kilometres for the Tanzanian border, Sala’s is one of the first camps (and one of the best) to witness the annual wildebeest and zebra migration, which generally arrives in the Masai Mara each year from mid-June to mid-October. It is also home to a variety of other fantastic game year-round.
Other than productive game drives exploring the magical landscape, guests can enjoy classical African sunsets sipping their sundowners, as well as spectacular star-gazing opportunities at night. Bush breakfasts are also a favourite amongst guests. When not out on safari, make the most of the camp’s facilities, including the gym, day spa or onsite games such as bocce. Alternatively, relax on your private outdoor deck and plunge pool. B L D
Please note: The Masai Mara is Kenya’s premier safari destination, we highly recommend adding additional nights here and slowing down your itinerary. A 6+ night stay is highly recommended! To speak to one of our Destination Specialists, please contact us on 1300 363 302.
Nairobi, Giraffe Manor
Enjoy a final morning activity in the Masai Mara, before transferring to Nairobi by air. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Giraffe Manor – a Nairobi icon that offers one of the most unique experiences in the world: the opportunity to feed and walk with rare Rothschild’s giraffe. B D
The property accommodates guests in 12 beautiful guest rooms that feature charming antiques, canopied beds and classic Baroque furniture. Whilst here you can relax and walk amongst the gardens. Guests can also visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (the world’s leading orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme) as well as author Karen Blixen’s former home – which is now a museum.
Nairobi, Tour Ends
This morning, enjoy a memorable breakfast, perhaps meeting some of the local residents who might poke their head in through a window or door.
Afterward, transfer to the airport where your tour ends. B