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RHINO TRACKING SAFARI

Created with Sketch. Samburu, Sera & Masai Mara
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Duration

9 nights / 10 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

4 - 6 persons

Languages

English

Overview

OVERVIEW

Visit three of Kenya’s most iconic private wildlife reserves, enjoying the pristine wilderness areas in comparative seclusion and exclusivity. Your guides belong to two of Africa’s most authentic and fascinating tribes, the Maasai and the Samburu. With their first-hand knowledge of the wildlife and the wilderness areas, as well their unique cultures & customs, this safari is guaranteed to tick all the right boxes.

Engage in activities like rhino tracking, visiting and engaging with orphaned elephants, as well as sunset lugga walks, bush meals, visiting the Singing Wells and day & night game drives in 4WD vehicles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tracking for the endangered black rhino on foot
  • Support the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the first community owned/run Sanctuary for abandoned elephants and other wildlife.
  • A visit to the Singing Wells, a uniquely exclusive cultural experience
  • Engagement with your Samburu guides to learn about one of the oldest remaining tribes in East Africa
  • Explore 200,000 acres of untouched wilderness that constitutes the Kalama Conservancy, in the form of game drives, guided walks, picnic breakfasts by the river, dinners in a dry river bed lit by firelight, or visiting the local caves
  • Wildlife encounters in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, guided by Maasai warriors sharing their knowledge and customs
  • Support the Mara North Conservancy, which provides jobs, incomes, training and guidance for the local Maasai people

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Nairobi and explore this cosmopolitan city
Day 01: Arrival Nairobi and explore this cosmopolitan city

Nairobi, the safari capital of Kenya where your adventure begins, is a vibrant, energetic city and today it’s all about exploring this metropolis. Visit quaint cafes, fabulous restaurants, the National Museum filled with historic artifacts, and enjoy a meal at any one of the plethora of superb restaurants in the city. Your overnight is at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 02: Flight to the Kalama Conservancy
Day 02: Flight to the Kalama Conservancy

Kalama Conservancy located in the northern part of the country, consists of 200,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness. Look out for giant herds of elephants at the waterholes, as well as leopards who have their lairs on rocky outcrops nearby. Being the only property in the Conservancy, Saruni Samburu guarantees you an exclusive experience, as well as style and comfort in their chic, ecofriendly villas that are open and spacious. Engage with the local Samburu at the lodge and learn about their culture.

Day 03: Activities in Kalama Conservancy
Day 03: Activities in Kalama Conservancy

Game drive in the Samburu National Reserve, having the opportunity to spot the rare animals endemic to the north – Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and long necked gerenuk. A picnic lunch by the river, returning to the lodge for some relaxation. Evening drive in the Conservancy, ending with a magical bush dinner under the stars.

Day 04: R.E.S.C.U.E. time
Day 04: R.E.S.C.U.E. time

Head north west to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, where orphaned elephants are being cared for. Watch the noontime feeding session where the hungry ellie babies come running for their bottles, after which they head out to play again. Our final destination is the Saruni Rhino Camp, located in the wild, undiscovered northern frontier areas. Enjoy a sunset lugga walk, or a torch-lit bush dinner in the lugga.

Day 05: Rhino tracking in Sera Conservancy
Day 05: Rhino tracking in Sera Conservancy

It’s a cultural morning with a visit to the Singing Wells where Samburu pastoralists sing and water their livestock using the series of wells in the area. The afternoon is reserved for the unique activity of rhino tracking. This exhilarating adventure tracking the endangered black rhino takes place on foot, in the late afternoon. The rangers will communicate with one another to ensure you track as many rhinos as possible.

Day 06: Off to the Mara North Conservancy
Day 06: Off to the Mara North Conservancy

Our home for the next 2 nights in the Mara North Conservancy, 30,000 acres of protected land adjacent to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy game drives during the day and late evening hours, as well as guided walks, bush meals and birdwatching.

Day 07: Learn from your Maasai guides
Day 07: Learn from your Maasai guides

Maasai warriors will guide you throughout your stay, sharing their ancient wisdom and local knowledge of the area and the animals, their way of life and their secret corners of the most loved wildlife reserve in Kenya.

Day 08: Game drives, walks and more
Day 08: Game drives, walks and more

Discover more of the Mara North and surrounding conservancies on game drives and/or
guided walks. The conservancies practice low density tourism with environmental
practices & Ecosystem management. They partner with the local communities
contributing to their livelihoods through a strong tourism partnership.

Day 09: Return to Nairobi
Day 09: Return to Nairobi

After breakfast, a morning flight takes you back to Nairobi, where you have the
rest of the day to continue exploring the city. Tonight you will overnight at the
Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 10: Departure flight home

You are leaving for home today, hopefully to be back soon to create more
memories.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport and road transfers
  • All internal flights
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation in Nairobi
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Soft drinks, house wines, beers, select non-luxury spirits on safari
  • Limited Laundry on safari
  • Day & night game drives on a shared basis
  • Daily conservancy fees
  • Guided bush walks
  • One complimentary Back & Neck massage per room per stay, in Samburu & Mara
  • Bush meals, sundowners and picnic excursions
  • Temporary Flying Doctor cover, on safari
  • One Rhino tracking experience fee per day
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities

Languages

English

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