Wild North Kenya Safari

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Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met as you disembark from the aircraft by our meet and greet personnel and assisted through immigration, luggage collection and customs then accompanied to your hotel. Dinner will be on own arrangement and overnight will be at Tamarind Tree Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2: Nairobi – Laikipia

You will be picked from your hotel after breakfast and transferred to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your flight to Nanyuki, where you will be met by Warren and transferred to Laikipia Wilderness camp to arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will proceed with your first game drive in the conservancy, retiring to your camp for dinner and overnight at Laikipia Wilderness Camp (Full Board)

Day 3 – 4: At Laikipia

While at Laikipia wilderness camp you will search for and photograph the elusive and extremely rare Black Leopards, that are being seen there now on a regular basis. Only within the last year or so, Black Leopards are being observed and photographed from vehicles as they become more habituated. In the past, as with the rare and endangered snow leopards, the only way to get a picture of these Black leopards was by using remote camera traps. There will also be opportunities to track down packs of Wild dogs (Cape Hunting dogs, Painted Wolves), and to spend time observing these incredibly efficient hunters in the wild. The conservancy also hosts an abundance of Elephants that are seen frequenting the numerous waterholes to drink and bathe. Your meals and overnight will be catered for by Laikipia Wilderness Camp (Full Board)

Day 5: Laikipia – Samburu

After enjoying a hot breakfast at the camp, you will drive through Nanyuki, situated on the foothills of snowcapped Mt. Kenya, and head northwards to Samburu Game Reserve where you will arrive at Elephant bedroom camp in time for a late lunch. After a brief rest, you will head for your first game drive in the reserve and return at sunset for dinner and overnight at Elephant Bedroom Camp (Full Board)

Day 6 – 7: At Samburu Game Reserve

The next two days will be spent enjoying guided game drives in the reserve. In addition to hosting the ‘Big Five’, Samburu Game Reserve is also home to the ‘Special Five’ which include the gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx. Due to the arid nature of the reserve, animals in this area have adopted unique behavioral and physiological adaptations to surviving with limited resources available such as food and water.

At this time of the year, large families of Elephants gather on the beaches of the Ewaso Nyiro river to socialize and rekindle bonds with one another. The reserve is also well renowned for its leopard and lion, both seen regularly along the riverbanks. On occasion, Cheetahs are also spotted within the reserve. Meals and overnight at Elephant Bedroom Camp (Full Board)

Day 8: Samburu – Namunyak

You leave your camp early in the morning and head north to Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy to arrive at Sarara camp for lunch. After lunch you will have time to enjoy an afternoon game drive, sundowners and a night drive in the conservancy and then return for your dinner and overnight at Sarara Camp (Full Board)

Day 9: At Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

You will spend the day doing game drives in the conservancy and visiting a nearby Reteti Elephant sanctuary. This is the home of the elephant orphan babies and a visit to this sanctuary would give you the opportunity to really immerse yourselves into their lives and to see the amazing work that the local Samburu communities are doing to protect the baby elephants.

At Sarara there will be many opportunities for horse riding, walking and visits to cultural villages which is well worth doing. You then return to camp for lunch, followed by an afternoon visit to a traditional Samburu village and sundowners in the bush. Dinner and overnight at Sarara Camp (Full Board)

Day 10: At Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

You depart after breakfast and head south to Sirikoi camp in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to arrive in time for lunch. Your day will culminate in an afternoon game drive until sunset where you return for dinner and overnight at Sirikoi Camp (Full Board)

Day 11: At Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

You will spend this day doing day and night game drives in the conservancy. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to White Rhinos and the rare and endangered Black Rhinos.

The Conservancy boasts an abundance of wildlife including all the big cats, Elephants, and the rare and endangered Reticulated Giraffes, and Grevy’s Zebra and a wide range of semi desert dwelling species such as the rare and endangered Grevy’s Zebra (less than 3000 left), Reticulated Giraffes (less than 3000), Beisa Oryx, Grant’s Gazelle Somali Blue Ostrich among others. Gazelle Somali Blue Ostrich etc.

The big attraction at Lewa is not just the wildlife, but also having the opportunity to see how the conservancy runs. It is probably the most professional and well managed private wildlife sanctuaries on our planet today, and getting an insight into the high-tech security systems that they employ, is a revelation in itself. Working with the security tracker dogs and observing how well they track potential poachers, will certainly be one of the highlights of your stay. All meals and overnight will be at Sirikoi Camp (Full Board)

Day 12: Lewa – Nairobi

You will spend the first half of this day at your camp and in the afternoon head to the Lewa Downs airstrip for your flight to Nairobi where you will be met on arrival at Wilson Airport and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home

Price: USD 14,400

  • Per person sharing a double room (entire safari)
  • Based on min 6 guests
  • Quoted in US Dollars

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with the exception of premium wines and spirits in all hotels other than in Nairobi
  • Local flights as indicated in the itinerary
  • Guiding services provided by Warren Samuels
  • Flying Doctors membership
  • VIP meet and assist
  • Game drives in modified safari vehicles
  • Laundry
  • All Park Entrance Fees and conservancy fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Emergency medical evacuation services
  • Other services as indicated in the itinerary other than those that may be on own arrangement
  • All government taxes and surcharges

Unless where indicated otherwise, the cost excludes:

  • Dinner in Nairobi at the beginning of your safari
  • International flights
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Premium alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver-guide(s)
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made more than 90 days prior to the commencement of any safari or tour, deposits made will be refunded minus any administrative charges that may have been incurred. Other cancellation charges are as follows:

  • 90 – 76 days: 20% of total cost will be charged
  • 75 – 66 days: 50% of total cost will be charged
  • 65 – 46 days: 75% of total cost will be charged
  • After 45 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total cost will be charged.

We strongly recommend that you get full trip cancellation insurance. We can give the full terms and conditions upon request


Wild North Kenya Safari

Samburu is an arid region with hot days and cool nights. Wildlife gathers here to drink from the Ewaso Nyiro River and enjoy the lush vegetation growing along its banks.
12 days & 11 nights
in Kenya

Travel Dates:

From $14,400
per person sharing; party of 6 adults

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