Highlights of Kenya Safari Vacation Holiday – 7 Days: Samburu Elephants

Highlights of Kenya Safari Vacation Holiday – 7 Days

Highlights of Kenya Safari Vacation Holiday – 7 Days experience some of the best destinations in Kenya from the Samburu Game Reserve with its unique wildlife and amazing landscapes to the renowned seventh wonder of the natural world the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Highlights of Kenya Safari Vacation Holiday – 7 Days Trip Highlights

  • Stay at one of Kenya's famous and oldest hotels The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel Nairobi City.
  • Discover Samburu's beautiful wilderness that depends on The Uaso Nyiro River for its existence.
  • Discover and see the special Samburu Five animals not found any where south of the equator.
  • Catch a glimpse of the large heard of Samburu Elephants that usually congregate by the river and the surround ponds to drink and swim.
  • Spot some of the over 400 bird species found in the Samburu Region.
  • Learn and experience the culture and way of life of the local Samburu People on a cultural village visit.
  • At the Maasai Mara visit a local Maasai village to learn the authentic Maasai Culture and get a feel of the Maasai pastoralist heritage.
  • Visit a site declared a Seventh Wonder of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Experience the all year round superb game viewing opportunities the Maasai Mara is renowned for.
  • See the big five, the big cats and other wildlife found in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Get inspired on an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari Excursion over the Maasai Mara at Dusk gliding over the Mara plains, watching the animals from above and the sun rise to the east followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush where you land.
  • Take an optional full day excursion to an Island on Lake Victoria the second largest fresh lake in the world to fish.
  • Follow and try to catch the Great Wildebeest Migration from July to October said to be the greatest show on earth.
  • Conduct a guided Nature walk with a naturalist to learn about plants, trees, and insects and even how to approach animals on foot, spot animal signs that are not easily noticed.
  • Enjoy a sundowner at a to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains at watch the beautiful sun set in the Maasai Mara
  • Enjoy a delicious elegant candle lit dinner in the bush at a private and secluded clearing in the middle of the wilderness.
  • Enjoy a camp fire indulging in wines, brandies and liqueurs while relaxing and absorbing the peace and beauty of an African night at the Maasai Mara.

The Detailed Highlights of Kenya Safari Vacation Holiday – 7 Days Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi City

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to our partner hotel, Fairmont the Norfolk, one of Kenya's most famous and oldest hotels. Set in mature gardens in the centre of the city, it has been a meeting place for generations of travelers to East Africa's spectacular game parks.

The Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel Nairobi was recently renovated and has 165 rooms. Despite being in the centre of downtown Nairobi, it has a wide variety of bird life. All rooms have en suite bathrooms & satellite television. There is a choice of four restaurants at the hotel. All have excellent food.

Meals Included: Dinner and Breakfast

Overnight: The Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi City - Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast, transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Samburu Game Reserve. Larsens Safari Camp is a luxurious tented camp on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River with just 20 tents, all with en suite bathrooms and a private verandah. Meals are served in the garden on the river bank or in the dining tent overlooking the river. There is a pool, and a massage area.

Samburu's beautiful wilderness depends on the steady flow of The Uaso Nyiro River for its existence. The river attracts a wide variety of animal species not found south of the Equator, including: the beisa Oryx and the giraffe-necked gerenuk antelope. This afternoon, venture out into the Reserve for a game drive; ending with sundowners at a specially-chosen viewpoint, before returning to camp for dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Larsens Camp, Samburu Game Reserve

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve

Today, spend the full day game viewing in the game reserve. Elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard can all be seen around the river and the 400-plus species of birds are spectacular. Together with neighboring Buffalo Springs and Shaba National reserves, Samburu comprises 833 square kilometers of protected semi-desert land. Return to camp in time to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Larsens Camp, Samburu Game Reserve

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, take a scheduled flight to the world-renowned Masai Mara for your stay at Sanctuary Olonana. On arrival, relax and freshen up in your tent before lunch.

At Sanctuary Olonana the main dining room and veranda commands a dramatic stretch of the Mara River, providing the perfect setting for breakfast, afternoon tea and after-dinner star gazing. In the afternoon, there is time to relax before enjoying one of the many activities on offer.

During your stay, there are a variety of activities that can be booked on request. Take a game drive to experience the phenomenal wildlife or visit the adjacent Maasai village to learn about the local Maasai culture. As the afternoon activity comes to an end, drive to a specially-chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast at the camp, venture out and be led by our expert guides to explore the Mara. The Mara is a magnificent place for seeing big cats and all of the Big Five, a variety of plains game and over 300 bird species. The plains offer a rich variety of food for the dominant predators: lion; leopard; hyena and cheetah.

You could walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees, insects and even how to approach animals on foot, as your guide shows you how to spot animal signs which are everywhere but not that easily noticed. Return to camp for lunch and then spend the afternoon at leisure. Relax by the pool or revitalize at our mini-spa - which offers a range of treatments from facials to body massages. Enjoy the delicious mid-afternoon high tea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Choose which activity you would like to do today. One possibility is a balloon safari. Float gently over the plains with a bird's eye view of the game below as the sun rises slowly over the horizon. After around one hour, the balloon lands, and nearby, a full breakfast is served in the middle of the bush with glasses of bubbly to toast your flight!

On your last evening, drive out into the bush, where a private and secluded clearing has been prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the wilderness. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden light onto the table, as smiling waiters serve an enjoyable dinner. After dinner, retire to the warmth of the campfire, where brandies and liqueurs are served.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi City

Spend your early morning game viewing in the Mara or just relaxing by the deck, after which your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. On arrival, a Sanctuary Retreats representative will meet you and drive you the short distance to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.

Rates Include

  • Fairmont the Norfolk:
    • Accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Breakfast  
    • Flight from Wilson Airport to Samburu
  • Larsens Camp:
    • Full board accommodation
    • Pre-dinner hot / cold canapés in the lounge
    • Mineral water in the tent
    • Soft drinks, beers, house wine and non-luxury spirits
    • Sundowners on first night
    • Two pieces of laundry per person per stay
    • Transfer to the cultural visits
    • Two game drives per day
    • All airport/ airstrip transfers
    • Flight from Samburu to Masai Mara
  • Sanctuary Olonana:
    • Accommodation
    • All meals (depending on arrival and departure times)
    • All airport/ airstrip transfers
    • Laundry
    • The following activities: shared game drives, nature walk, Maasai village visit, Sundowner cocktails and bush meals
    • New government VAT of 16%
    • Flight from Masai Mara to Wilson Airport
    • Inter-camp transfers
    • Scheduled or charter flights to/from Sanctuary Olonana
  • Park fees

Rates Exclude

  • Balloon flights and fishing excursions at Olonana (Booked on request)
  • Bank charges
  • International flights to and from Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta Airport (Service available on request)
  • Premium alcoholic brands
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Private game drives available as an optional upgrade supplement
  • All optional excursions or activities such as spa treatments at any of the camps (Booked on request)
  • Any items of a personal nature

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