November 30, 2013  By: Gretchen

On safari in th Masai Mara, courtesy of Saruni Mara 9-day Flying Safari to Kenya’s Remote Parks and Reserves

Explore two of Kenya’s famous game areas, as well as the more remote Samburu National Reserve on this deluxe flying safari. View the Northern species—Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich—and the elephant of Amboseli. Explore the impressive Masai Mara Game Reserve, all based from deluxe tented camps with exceptional guides.

FREE extra night in Nairobi, a visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, plus a donation in your name to adopt a baby elephant with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Valued at $550!

Looking for other discounted Kenya safaris? Check out our Kenya Group Safari, or our Kenya Masai Mara Safari. For even more Kenya safari ideas and other sample itineraries, go to our Find a Safari  page and select “Kenya” under the Country pull-down menu.

DAY 1 – NAIROBI: Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met at the airport and transferred to The Emakoko. Overnight here.

DAYS 2 & 3 – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: Transfer to Wilson Aiport and fly to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, transfer to Satao Elerai Camp. Enjoy game drives and bush walks, all with unrivaled views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is, of course, famous for its huge elephant herds. Spend two nights at Satao Elerai Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)

Satao Elerai camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction, giving you the best location of any camp in Amboseli. The camp has 12 luxury mountain facing tents, and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. The facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco-friendly solar units.

DAYS 4 & 5 – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE: After breakfast, fly via Nairobi, to the Samburu airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to Saruni Samburu, game viewing en route. You will have a second full day to explore Samburu on twice-daily game activities. The reserve is enriched with extraordinary wildlife, including the northern species such as Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, generuk, reticulated giraffe, as well as lesser kudu, leopards, plenty of lion and herds of elephants. Meals and overnights Saruni Samburu. (B, L, D, Dr)

Saruni Samburu is just north of Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild north. Surrounded by 234,750 acres of private wildlife conservancy, and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its four large rooms and swimming pool overlook a breath taking vast landscape. Game drives include Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve and our own Kalama Conservancy. Here you will enjoy a new dimension of this rightfully popular region: the feeling of exclusivity, and a high level of comfort and tailor-made service.

DAYS 6, 7, & 8 – MASAI MARA: After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Saruni Mara, game driving en route. During certain months of the year, the Masai Mara is home to the wildebeest migration. Spend two more full days in the Mara, where throughout the year, wildlife is plentiful. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and bush dinners. Meals and overnights Saruni Masai Mara. (B, L, D, Dr)

Saruni is set in a private conservation area close to the Masai Mara Reserve. With only six cottages, it is set in a remote valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness of Kenya. Saruni offers a new concept of safari: a real African adventure experienced in harmony with Masai warriors while offering high standards of comfort. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, polished wooden floors and large bathrooms with canvas fronts that can be opened to offer you an amazing “shower with a view”. Décor is unique to each cottage and from the large verandas one can watch the wildlife at the nearby waterhole.

DAY 9 – DEPART: Depart the Masai Mara and return by air to Nairobi. A car and driver is at your disposal for the afternoon before your evening airport transfer and onward flights. (B)

9 days

2014 Departures

Deluxe tented camps

Fitness Rating

Game drives, walking, night drives

Land-only price*
Green Season
Mar 1 – May 31: $6,813

Mid Season
Jan 1 – Feb 28, June 1-30, Nov 1 – Dec 20:

High Season
Jul 1 – Sep 30, Dec 21-31:
Holiday supplement (Dec 24 – Jan 5, 2015): $130

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For more information and to book this safari, call us at 1-866-778-1089.

* All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, internal flights, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, Flying Doctors insurance, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see terms & conditions for details.

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