North & South Of The Equator By Air

8 Days

Overview

Your adventure begins with a journey into Nairobi the only national park that borders a capital city in the city’s southern suburbs. Samburu National Park is home to the rare northern six bringing you in sight of such memorable species as Grevy’s Zebra, the Reticulated giraffe, the Beisa onyx, the Somali Ostrich, long necked Gerenuk and Dik Dik. And this is one of the few parks where you have a good chance of spotting African wild dogs with over 450 bird species record.

Naboisho Conservancy is renowned for its bountiful biodiversity and breathtaking beauty, where guests enjoy exceptional day and night wildlife encounters. This is home to the big cats the largest pride in the Greater Mara region, herds of elephants, giraffe, wildebeest and the Kenya rare wild dog. 

The conservancy ensures the migratory circles and patterns are not disturbed or forced to change.  The quality of game viewing is high cause of the size (20,000hec/50,000acres) and limited number of guests.

Trip Highlights

  • An excellent location, as the lodge overlooks a vast private wildlife sanctuary called Kalama Conservancy, and has exclusive access to the surrounding 200,000 acres of pristine, protected wilderness.
  • Saruni Samburu is teeming with wildlife, giant herds of Samburu elephant, leopard, home to rare endemic species, the Samburu Five: Grevy’s zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich and Gerenuk.
  • Unique opportunity to witness, interact with and learn from one of the oldest remaining tribes in Africa.
  • Saruni Samburu is the first and most exclusive design lodge of its kind in Kenya.
  • Unique Activities such as Game drives and Night drives, guided bush walks, visits to the local caves, lounging at the infinity pools, a massage at the Samburu Wellbeing Space, picnic breakfasts by the Ewaso Niro River, bush dinners in a dry river bed with firelight, Samburu dancers, star-gazing, visiting the local village and visit the Saruni shop.
  • Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, and the sole source of income for the communities found in the area, making it a community focused lodge.

Itinerary

Met on arrival at JKIA- International Airport by one of our representatives, and transferred to one of our partner hotels in Nairobi Emara Ole Sereni or similar, check-in, and have lunch (own account), afternoon relax after long flight.

Activities available within Karen area you may choose breakfast and lunch with the giraffes, Guided walks through the surrounding forests, Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and Spa treatments.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight Emara Ole Sereni or similar.

Depart Nairobi on a light aircraft flight from Wilson Airport to Samburu Kalama Airstrip in the Samburu National Reserve, you will be met by a guide from one of our Luxury Lodge/Camp partners (Saruni Camp or similar) and drive you to Saruni Samburu set in the mountains of the Kalama Conservancy that adjoins with the Samburu National Reserve. Various activities available to keep you busy in the park, overnight

Meals: Lunch/dinner/breakfast. Overnight Saruni Camp or similar.

Enjoy your stay at Saruni Samburu set in the mountains of the Kalama Conservancy that adjoins with the Samburu National Reserve.

Various activities available to keep you busy in the park, overnight

Meals: Lunch/dinner/breakfast. Overnight Saruni Camp or similar.

Enjoy your stay at Saruni Samburu set in the mountains of the Kalama Conservancy that adjoins with the Samburu National Reserve.

Various activities available to keep you busy in the park, overnight

Meals: Lunch/dinner/breakfast. Overnight Saruni Camp or similar.

After breakfast, transferred to Kalama Airstrip and catch a light aircraft flight (1hr 15min) to the beautiful Naboisho Conservancy, part of the Greater Masai Mara region.

A guide from the Camp will meet you here, and drive you to the Camp, with a game drive en-route enjoy any wildlife sightings on the way and arriving in time to enjoy lunch in your new surroundings.

Morning and afternoon shared activities are available for you to enjoy during your stay including: Game drives, walking safaris and cultural visits to the local Maasai community, Night drives, Guided bush walks, Swimming pool, Photographic Safaris in our photographic vehicle, fly camping, Cultural and community visits, Hot Air Ballooning, Visit local research projects. Dinner and overnight at Naboisho Camp or similar.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight Naboisho Camp or similar.

Morning and afternoon shared activities are available for you to enjoy during your stay including: Game drives, walking safaris and cultural visits to the local Maasai community, Night drives, Guided bush walks, Swimming pool, Photographic Safaris in our photographic vehicle, fly camping, Cultural and community visits, Hot Air Ballooning, Visit local research projects. Dinner and overnight at Naboisho Camp or similar.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight Naboisho Camp or similar.

After breakfast, pack your bags and meet your guide for a 45-minute transfer with short game drive enroute to Mara Ol Seki Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport where representative will meet you and transfer you to your City Hotel for dinner and overnight. Option of dinner at the Carnivore restaurant for your last night in Kenya.

Meals: Breakfast at Naboisho Camp, Dinner at Carnivore restaurant.

After breakfast the day to relax, you can go for shopping within the area of the hotel, check with what’s available at the time of booking. You will be transferred to the international airport – approximately an hour’s drive depending on traffic. Your safari ends here, as you check in for your international flight home. If your flight is later in the night, day rooms can be organized at the point of confirming your booking close to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast. (You can opt for lunch or dinner at Airport Hotel on own account).

Accommodation Options

Activities Available

  • Guided Day & Night Game drive
  • Swimming pool
  • Picnics, bush meals & sundowners
  • Photographic hide & waterhole
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
  • Warrior Academy
  • Guided bush walks & Hiking
  • Walk to Cave & Samburu Rock Art
  • Scorpion Safari
  • Yoga
  • Occasional Cultural performances.
  • Samburu Wellbeing space
  • Gift shop
  • Seed balls throwing
  • An excursion to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
  • The Sacred Mountain Trek
  • Cultural Visit to local village & community.
  • Helicopter Excursions & Scenic flights.
  • Wedding Traditional Ceremonies & Blessings

Trip Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Arrival & Departure meet and greet service at JKIA and Wilson Airport to Emara Ole Sereni or similar.
  • Flight package of 8 days/7 nights as per programme.
  • 4 x 4-wheel vehicle used on shared basis. Private basis at additional charge not included here.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Park fees & Conservancies fees as specified.
  • Use of scheduled light aircrafts twice daily from Wilson Airport Nairobi total baggage allowance for each passenger (exclusive infants who are not entitled to baggage allowance), inclusive of hand baggage and camera, is 15kgs soft bags.
  • Charter flights are available upon request and at extra charge.
  • Airport transfers to and from the Camps & Lodges on the itinerary.

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight tickets & visa costs.
  • Airport taxes as clients will pay direct.
  • Flying Doctors services in Kenya.
  • All drinks at the Camp or lodge except indicated on the itinerary.
  • Driver Guide, Camp & Lodge Staff and Porterage gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, Laundry (except when indicated on itinerary), and all other items of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel, Medical & Baggage Insurance.

FAQs

How many hours flight from Nairobi to Samburu & Masai Mara?

Wilson to Samburu Kalama airstrip is approx. 1 – 1 ½ hours
From Kalama airstrip to Lodge is an hour’s drive.
Wilson to Ol Seki airstrip is 45 mins.
Ol Seki airstrip to Naboisho Camp is 45 mins.

Do I need to book any experience in advance?

For those on photographic safari, there is need for this as a private vehicle will be required at extra charge.
Hot Air Balloon safari both in Samburu & Maasai Mara, requires an advance booking and additional charge.
Fly camping requires advance booking and at an additional charge.

What should be carry on safari to East Africa?

Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colors.
Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes.
T-shirts, Shorts or a light skirt.
Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days.
Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives.
A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rainy season.
Swim wear where lodges and camps have a pool.
Comfortable walking shoes.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip salve.
Binoculars and camera equipment.
Travel Adapters, Laptop if needed, and other personal effects.
Medication (if you are on any earlier prescribed).

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North & South Of The Equator By Air

About Us

Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …