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Situated in northern Kenya, covers an area of 870 square kilometers. It straddles the equator about 370 kilometers northeast of Nairobi. Thirteen permanent rivers originate from the high hills fringing the western boundary of the Park. Such an abundance of water flowing through a predominantly arid part of Kenya creates a mosaic of different habitats making Meru one of the most diverse Parks in the whole Africa. Meru National Park is home to species typical of northern Kenya such as reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Oryx, lesser kudu, which are not to be found in many other National Parks or areas in Kenya. Not to mention the classic African icons such as lion, cheetah, elephant, and hippo. Birdlife is particularly abundant with more than 400 different species recorded. A specific mention has to be made for the Rhino Sanctuary which is at the doorstep of Rhino River Camp. The area devoted to the protection and population increase of rhinos is today about 50 square kilometers and is located on the Western boundary of the Park. Here 40 white and 20 black rhinos roam freely.

Is one of the most exciting in East Africa and is made of several national reserves, private ranches and communally-owned group ranches that are more and more interconnected. Famous for its large population of elephants, Samburu stands out for the abundance of northern species that cannot be found in other areas of Kenya.

Kalama Conservation area, the wildlife sanctuary bordering with Samburu National Reserve where we are located, has an abundance of other rare species, like the leopard, the striped hyena, the civet. We'd love to take you to our secret spots, especially for bush dinner, or to the river for a picnic lunch that allows us to be with elephants, waterbuck, lion, impala, giraffe and all the Samburu species that go and drink water. If you are passionate about birds, Samburu is your preferred park: not only the species are abundant, but the birds are very tame and can be easily spotted and photographed.

The Maasai Mara is a 5,000 square km ecosystem made of a national reserve and several private conservancies. The national reserve covers 1,672 square kilometres (more than 400,000 acres) and is situated between 1,500 and 2,100 meters above sea level. It is part of the Serengeti ecosystem that extends from northern Tanzania into southern Kenya. Of the conservancies, in one (where Saruni is located) is the Mara North Conservancy, 74,000 acres of amazing wilderness, where the most of the wildlife is concentrated most of the year.

The Maasai Mara region is considered the jewel of African wildlife and nowhere on the continent can you find the same abundance and variety of wild animals. Millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, buffalo, impala, topi, hartebeest, giraffe, eland, elephant, dik-dik, hippo and warthog live their natural lifecycle alongside the largest population of lions in Kenya.

For our safaris we use comfortable, fully-open Land Rovers, specially designed to give you maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals. On our foot safaris we walk, on the plains and in the mountains that surround Saruni.


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07 days great safari to Kenya’s northern frontier

This a voyage into spectacular Meru National Park, Samburu and Maasai Mara staying at three small lodges praised for their design, intimacy, atmosphere, and, not least, their cuisine.


Safari Highlights

2 Nights Meru National Park, 2 Nights Samburu & 2 Nights Mara

Scheduled Air Kenya flight: 09.15 a.m. Nairobi Wilson - Meru (50 minutes). Picked up at airstrip and transferred to Rhino River Camp (by a 30 minutes game drive or as long as you wish). After lunch afternoon game drive or any other activity (bush walking, hiking, biking, fishing, guided bird-watching, bush meals, sundowners, visit villages, massages, or just relax at swimming pool). Dinner and overnight at Rhino River Lodge, Meru National Park. Overnight at Rhino River Camp.
Morning and afternoon game drives discovering the lush rivers of Meru and its dry areas, among large populations of elephant and other species. Overnight at Rhino River Camp.
Morning game drive transfer to airstrip (30 minutes) and scheduled Air Kenya flight to Samburu at 10.35 a.m. (25 minutes flight). In some cases this transfer is done with a closed special vehicle by road, along a scenic recently opened road between Meru and Samburu.

With the flight option, guests are collected at the Kalama airstrip and transferred to Saruni Samburu by either a full day game drive with exciting picnic lunch by the Uaso Niro River, or by a shorter 1 and half hour game drive across several conservancies. After lunch, afternoon game drive or any other activity. In the evening, scenic sun downer on Milima Moshi, overlooking Mt Kenya and the Northern Kenya landscape. Saruni also do night game drives and very often do bush dinners in the dry river beds of Kalama Conservancy. Without mentioning the excellent treatments available at the Samburu Wellbeing Space. Overnight at Samburu Saruni.

Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, with picnic lunch, discovering the Special Five of Samburu: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the Oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country; in the evening game drive in Kalama conservancy, a 200,000 acres private conservancy, ending with bush dinner in the middle of a “nowhere full of everything”. Overnight at Samburu Saruni.
Morning game drive transfer to airstrip and scheduled Safarilink flight to Maasai Mara at 08.30 a.m. (70 minutes flight). Arrival Mara approx. 11.00 and game drive through the vast herds of herbivores that made the Maasai Mara so special, depending on the day picnic lunch and new game drive in the afternoon, arrival at Saruni Mara for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Mara Saruni.
A full day game drives across the most spectacular areas of the Maasai Mara with a bush lunch under an acacia tree; back to Saruni for dinner, after drinks around a roaring fire. Overnight at Mara Saruni.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson at 10.15 a.m. (45 minutes flight). .


Departing From:
07 Days/ 06 Nights
Throughout the Year

• Accommodation
• Soft drinks, beer and house wine
• Conservation / park fees
• Game drives in 4x4 vehicles
• Domestic scheduled flights
• Airport / airstrip transfers and/or road transfers
• All domestic flight departure taxes
• Limited laundry
• One massage of 30 minutes at Saruni Samburu and Saruni Mara per room.

• Additional massages and spa treatments
• Champagne, spirits and luxury wines at all properties
• Optional activities (visit to traditional Samburu village: US$10 per person)
• All statutory increases beyond our control
• International airfares
• Visa fees
• Tips and gratuities.

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