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11 Days Laikipia, Samburu, Masai Mara

Explore Kenya away from the herd 

This unique itinerary is a combination of safari classics with the new breed of conservation minded experiences available. Flying into Nairobi you will head up to Laikipia; home of breathtaking scenery, unique wildlife interactions and extraordinarily hard-working conservationists working tirelessly to preserve the future of the Kenyan bush.

Next stop will be Samburuland and a chance to interact with one of Africa's most colourful and charismatic tribes. Watch the landscape change as you drive up towards Sera Conservancy in the North of the country, home to a brand new rhino tracking experience. Finally, you fly south to the Masai Mara and go in search of the 'big 5' in Africa's most iconic safari destination. 

What’s included:

  • Light aircraft flights
  • Shared safari activities
  • Your choice of accommodation styles
  • National Park & Conservancy fees
  • Meals & drinks as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Private airport transfers

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Your Holiday at a Glance

Day 1

Nairobi > Laikipia

Day 2

Camel safari experience

Day 3

Camel safari experience

Day 4

Laikipia > Samburu

Day 5

On safari in Samburu

Day 6

Samburu > Sera

Day 7

Rhino tracking

Day 8

Sera > Masai Mara

Day 9

On safari in the Mara

Day 10

On safari in the Mara

Day 11

International Inbound Flight

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3: Laikipia

Day 1 - Nairobi > Laikipia
Day 1 - Nairobi > Laikipia Listing Image

Upon arrival into Nairobi you will be met by a Wayfairer representative and driven to the domestic airport in time to board a light aircraft flight to Nanyuki. Your light aircraft flight is an experience in itself and you will have amazing views as you fly up towards the Laikipia Plateau. You will be met by your guide and driven to your first campsite to start your camel trekking safari.

This three day camel experience is a fantastic introduction to the Kenyan bush and a chance to get up front and personal with a huge variety of wildlife. You will dine and sleep under the stars in what is one of Africa's most unique safari experiences.

Day 2 - Camel safari experience

Each day is different on this walking safari experience and you will be amazed by how much more you see when on foot. Your guides are extremely professional and will ensure that you are safe and well informed throughout. The camels will carry your bags ahead with some staff in order to set up your camp for the night but one will always be help back in case someone wants a break from walking!

Day 3 -Camel safari experience

Walking through rich Acacia bushland, stopping off at rocky pools and climbing kopjes for the ultimate sundowner are the norm. If you are lucky you will get the chance to see the unique wildlife of the region. Not only are the crowd favourites ever present, elephant, lion, leopard and giraffe, but also honey badgers, wild dog, oryx and a stunning array of birdlife can be seen.

Days 4-5: Samburuland

Day 4 - Laikipia > Samburu
Day 4 - Laikipia > Samburu Listing Image

Today you will wave goodbye to your guides and the camels before being driven north. You will watch the landscape change around you as you enter the driest region of the country. This is the home of the Samburu tribe AKA 'the butterfly people' due to the fantastic colours in their dress. You stay in stunning accommodation in big game country. Leopard are common sighting in the rocky outcrops surrounding the lodges and the Ewaso Nyiro river is home to arguably Africa's most approachable elephants.

Day 5 - On safari in Samburu

You will rise early to get a glimpse of the beautiful Mt Ololokwe at sunrise before an early morning game drive and picnic breakfast. Returning for a bit of relaxing by the pool or in your stunning villa before a lovely lunch prepared by extremely well trained chefs. The afternoon can be spent relaxing or out for another safari activity. Night drives are also possible from the lodges.

Days 6-7: Sera Conservancy

Day 6 - Samburu > Sera
Day 6 - Samburu > Sera Listing Image

This morning you will be driven by your guide North to Sera Conservancy which is home to Kenya's hottest new property - Saruni Rhino. Sera has only just opened up to tourists due to some amazing work by NRT and Saruni Lodges. Rhino have been moved into the conservancy in a huge relocation project and the only 'rhino tracking' experience in East Africa is now possible with Saruni. A truly incredible experience.

Day 7 - Rhino tracking

The accommodation is spectacular and extremely exclusive. Stunning food and service along with elegant lounge areas plus a lovely suite with a view of the bush makes for the perfect stay.

Days 8-10: Masai Mara

Day 8 - Sera > Masai Mara
Day 8 - Sera > Masai Mara Listing Image

This morning you will enjoy a final breakfast and fly to the world famous Masai Mara. We have chosen this accommodation because it is a chance to sleep under canvas and fully immerse yourself in the bush whilst also being very comfortable. On arrival you will be transferred to the camp in time for lunch before relaxing and soaking in the views over the plains. You will have the chance to head out on an afternoon game drive before returning for drinks around a campfire and a sumptuous dinner.

Day 9 - On safari in the Mara

Enjoy your first full day on safari in the Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is one of the best 'Big 5' safari areas in Africa and also sports some of the best scenery. Wide rolling plains are dotted with acacia trees and wildlife making for the perfect destination to finish your safari.

Day 10 - On safari in the Mara

Another full day on safari in the incomparable Masai Mara. You can enjoy shared game drives and nature walks as standard safari activities. At some camps you are also able to go out on night drives, where you can search for the nocturnal animals such as genets, servals and aardvarks. You can also book hot air balloon safaris in the Mara or book private use of safari vehicles, so ask us about these additional extra to add further touches to your experience.

Day 11: Fly home

Day 11 - Fly home

This morning you will enjoy a final sunrise in the Mara before breakfast and your flight back to Nairobi's domestic airport. You are then transferred across town to the International Airport in time for your flight home. We can arrange for you to be transferred to our favourite restaurant if you have some time to wait before flying home.

Accommodation

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Why Wayfairer

We feel obligated to ensure you not only stay in first class accommodation but that our itineraries include properties that are in line with our values. 

In Northern Kenya, we have chosen to work with the Northern Rangelands Trust. NRT have changed the future of Kenya's tourism by creating wildlife corridors, community driven conservancies and by regulating tourism's impact in the area. 

We promote the private conservancies outside the main Masai Mara Reserve as they have been a huge success story in terms of working with the local Maasai, providing a more personal safari experience and in managing human/wildlife conflict.

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website.

Why Wayfairer Kenya: Off The Beaten Track

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