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  • Contribute to rhino conservation in East Africa
  • Experience the Singing Wells cattle waterhole
  • Visit the Reteti Elephant Orphanage
  • Fascinating Samburu cultural interactions
  • Explore the iconic Masai Mara
  • Visit local villages & markets
  • Experience thrilling 4x4 game drives and walking safaris


Combining the vast, unspoilt, mountainous plains of northern Kenya, with the fabled, premier safari country of Masai Mara, this trip provides the ultimate excitement of an authentic safari with unique experiences to make it unforgettable. Get ready for meaningful cultural interactions, rewarding conservation programmes and a genuine opportunity for rest and invigoration.

Start off with a truly unique lodge set on a conservancy in the semi-arid tribal lands of northern Kenya. The remarkable Saruni Rhino offers exclusive encounters, including rhino tracking on foot, and the Singing Wells of the Samburu. Next stop, Saruni Samburu presents breath-taking views, understated luxury, fascinating cultural experiences, and thrilling bush walks. Saruni Mara takes you over the finish line with second to none game viewing and a sense of having found a home away from home.

This 10-day journey is ideal for anyone wanting to experience a classic Kenya Safari with some unique destinations and experiences added to the mix. The lodges included work well for any type of traveller, including families with younger children. Escape the grind of daily life and truly reconnect while uplifting the local communities and supporting the conservation of wildlife in each destination you visit.

Why is this a Trip With a Purpose?

  • Experience rhino tracking at Saruni Rhino, getting up close to these amazing, yet critically endangered creatures while on foot. Learn about the conservation journey to ensuring a safe and prosperous future for rhinos in East Africa.
  • Visit a local Maasai market and see how the locals have adapted to modern times, still with their traditions intact. The market sells locally produced goods and is also an important cattle market.
  • Meet the Masai ladies as they work on their famous beadwork and have the chance to support them by purchasing beautiful, authentic gifts for your friends and family back home.


  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

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Rhino tracking with Saruni Rhino guides in Kenya.

Day 1–3: Welcome to Kenya! Head to the Wild North First

Samburu, Kenya
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Day 1–3: Welcome to Kenya! Head to the Wild North First | 3 Nights

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Samburu, Kenya

On arrival in Nairobi, meet your driver for your road transfer to Wilson Airport. From here you will fly to Samburu Airstrip and transfer to Sera Community Conservancy's Saruni Rhino, your first stop on this 10-day safari. Set amongst swaying palm trees on the banks of a dry riverbed, surrounded by some 340,000 hectares of semi-arid wilderness, Saruni Rhino can make you feel whisked back in time to a desert oasis on your odyssey across the African plains. Truly extraordinary experiences await at this one-of-a-kind lodge.

The land belongs to the community and has a long, rich past woven into the culture of its people. Besides the usual exciting daily game drives on offer, guests have the exclusive opportunity to experience the Singing Wells where local pastoralists call their cattle to drink by singing songs recognisable only by their own herd. Guided by highly adept rangers, guests can get quite close to the rhinos on foot during the rhino tracking experience. The Reteti Elephant Orphanage is also located close by. This is a wonderful outing for guests to gain insight into the conservation effort of rescuing orphaned elephants and eventually rehabilitating them back into the wild.

When not out enjoying these many adventures, the lodge itself offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Whether taking a refreshing dip in the pool, lounging in your open-fronted Banda as a herd of elephants make their way past, or taking a leisurely meal in the main lodge area, Saruni Rhino exudes the perfect balance of authenticity and luxury for a truly enriching experience.

Rhino tracking with Saruni Rhino guides in Kenya.

Day 4–6: Discover the Secrets of Samburu | 3 Nights

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Samburu, Kenya

Without skipping a beat, you are on a road transfer to your next stop, Saruni Samburu. Elevated on a rocky outcrop with endless views of the dramatic and mountainous northern Kenya plains, Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in the semi-arid tribal lands of the Kalama Conservancy, adjoining Samburu National Reserve.

Samburu is known for its abundance of wildlife, especially elephant but particularly that of rare fauna, the Samburu Five. These are species adapted to the more arid and hillier conditions of the area and include Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. Daily bush walks and game drives allow you to explore the reserve and spot these species and much more. Led by professionally qualified Samburu warriors, eager to share their passion for the land and their culture with guests.

Your time at Saruni can be as peaceful or adventurous as you wish. Relax at the lodge in the heat of the day, get a rejuvenating a massage at the Wellness Space, soak in the views, sip on a drink of your choice, or take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool while gazing down over the Samburu plains below. Have a picnic at the Ewaso Niro River, and delight in a fire-lit bush dinner with Samburu dancers, and end the evening fireside, with a sky full of stars to gaze upon as you share stories and experiences of the day.

Saruni Samburu Lodge-Reticulate-giraffe

Day 7–9: Experience the Masai Mara | 3 Nights

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Time to bid farewell to Samburu and make your way to the airstrip for your flight to Mara North, via Nairobi. Your first game drive begins with a road transfer from the airstrip to Saruni Mara. Ideally set in a conservancy adjoining Masai Mara National Reserve, enjoy the flexibility of a private concession, but with direct access to the national park.

Saruni Mara is an excellent base from which to experience Kenya's top safari destination and flagship conservation area, Masai Mara. Famous for fantastic year-round game-viewing, vast seasonal herds of wildebeest and zebra, the generous hospitality of Maasai locals, and not to be missed, hot air balloon safaris to float quietly over the plains below.

Let the luxurious yet welcoming lodge envelope you with its tranquillity and charm. Where buffalo, antelope, and elephant might graze on the grassy slopes in front of camp, and where you can while away your afternoons in a cosy spot on the veranda, watching as nature goes about its day, in one of the wildest places on earth.


Day 10: Bid a Fond Farewell to Kenya

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Savour your last Kenyan sunrise and bid farewell to this special land. With bags packed and hearts full, a short flight returns you to Nairobi, Wilson Airport. From there, a driver will take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home or journey onwards.

Giraffe stand by an acacia tree as the sun sets in Africa.
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  • Specified scheduled air transfers
  • Specified airstrip road transfers
  • Daily scheduled activities
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 $10,260
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 $8,980
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 $7,270
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-19 $8,980
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-02 $10,260
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