Kenya Rhino safari 8 Days

Kenya Rhino safari 8 Days is an enriching journey that perfectly combines serenity and thrill, luxury and adventure, amazing wildlife and unique landscapes, giving you the opportunity to protect endangered species in Kenya’s most exciting and wildlife-rich wildernesses. Experience hidden-gem property in the Wild North, Saruni Rhino and the elegant, luxurious Saruni Samburu & Saruni Mara. Your luxury air safari starts in Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. Our Top priority is to adhere to all Covid-19 health and safety measures first to staff and guests especially this challenging times of this pandemic.

Encounter Africa most unusual wildlife up close in their natural habitat: the ‘Samburu Special Five’, rare endemic species present only in the arid North, the famously large herds of Samburu elephants and the endangered black rhino, reintroduced to Northern Kenya after 30 years.

Delight in unending views of pristine, untouched wilderness in complete seclusion and exclusivity, in three of the most iconic private wildlife reserves of Kenya, with a hundreds of thousands of hectares at your disposal.

Discover two of Africa’s most authentic and fascinating tribes – the Maasai and the Samburu– learning first-hand about their cultures, ancient customs and local knowledge of the wildlife and wilderness as they guide you throughout your safari.

Kenya Rhino safari 8 Days, brief Itinerary

ARRIVAL NAIROBI –  SAMBURU GAME RESERVE – Day 1 – 1 night  

SAMBURU GAME RESERVE  – DAY 2 – 1 night

RHINO SANCTUARY – DAY 3 & 4 – 2 nights

MASAI MARA  – DAY 5, 6 & 7 – 3 nights

LAST DAY – NAIROBI, KENYA – DAY 8 – Departure

Kenya Rhino safari 8 Days, relevant information

Safari, includes;
ll-inclusive accommodation (full-board accommodation including soft drinks, beers, house wines and select non-luxury spirits), one complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay at our Wellbeing Space (excluding Saruni Rhino), limited laundry service, shared day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles, guided bush walks, bush meals, sundowner & picnic excursions, Warriors Academy (where available and upon request in advance), local cultural visits transfers, all internal flights and return airstrip transfers (or pick up/drop off at Saruni Samburu), airport assistance, Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance, daily conservation fees and one Rhino Tracking Experience fee per day, VAT & taxes.

Safari Departures: Departures are guaranteed with Minimum of 2 guests travelling together.

Visitors safari accommodate – Holiday travelers, friends, couples, honeymooners, colleagues, senior citizens, corporate, students, small and also large private groups.

Travelers holiday extension – Visitors may extend Mombasa safari and beach holiday -Kenya’s Indian Ocean sandy beaches in Mombasa, Diani, Watamu, Malindi and also Lamu.

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Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve

Meet and greet services on arrival in the morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or transfer from your Nairobi Hotel to Wilson Airport, Nairobi to connect your flight to Samburu. Depart Nairobi in the morning*, arriving Samburu one hour later, transfer to your lodge, or take on game drive. Afternoon game drive is taken on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view. Overnight stay at Saruni Samburu lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well known larger wildlife including elephants, lion and leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon. Enjoy a complimentary half hour Back & Neck massage upon arriving back at the lodge at the Samburu Wellbeing Space. Overnight stay at Saruni Samburu lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: Rhino Sanctuary

Following a lie-in and a hearty breakfast, depart Saruni Samburu accompanied by our Samburu guides, driving two hours north west to visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in nearby Namunyak Conservancy (visit payable extra & bookable in advance). Arrive in time for the noon time feeding session of the elephants and other animals in residence. Learn all about their special milk formulas; ask the elephant keepers your questions and watch with joy as the hungry ellies come racing out for their bottles! After some further observation time as the ellies play, bathe and go about their day, head towards Saruni Rhino, a 2-hour’s drive away in Sera Conservancy, stopping in a picturesque spot for a picnic lunch on the way. Arrive in camp, or, head straight to the Rhino Sanctuary to start your exhilarating on-foot tracking adventure taking place late afternoon as the temperature lowers. Drive to within a short distance of the endangered black rhino, leaving the vehicle on foot to track the rhino in the safety of a guide and a ranger. Communication between rangers allow you to track as many rhinos as possible in the allotted time. After an exhilarating, ‘up close and personal’ experience, game drive back to camp where a lantern-lit bush dinner awaits you in the idyllic setting of the dry river bed, as the night sounds reverberate around you. Overnight stay at Saruni Rhino lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: Rhino Sanctuary

Leave early morning with a picnic breakfast on a game drive to the nearby Fifty Wells (Kisima Hamsini) or the Singing Wells, where you will witness Samburu pastoralists watering and singing their uniquely recognised songs to their livestock at a series of natural wells, bringing water up from the depths as they have done for centuries. (Wells are seasonal). Birders and non-birders alike will delight in the incredible spectacle that is thousands upon thousands of sand grouse dipping to take water in the natural wells and waterholes throughout Sera Conservancy, a truly astounding sight and sound show. Return to camp and enjoy a refreshing dip in the cooling waters of the natural rock infinity pool overlooking the dry river bed surrounded by swaying doum palms as monkeys chirrup and play along. Enjoy lunch in the shade of Swara House, with breathtaking views of a waterhole frequently visited by herds of elephants and other wildlife and birdlife. Relax after lunch in the cool of your stone cottage (‘banda)’ reclining on your very own beach club-style, sandy verandah watching the waterhole. For the adventurous thrill-seekers embark on a 2nd round of rhino tracking by returning to the Sanctuary to re-live the experience.Bush ‘lugga’ dinner under the star-lit African skies before heading to bed for your last night in the remote wilderness of Kenya’s northern frontier. Overnight stay at Saruni Rhino.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Saruni Rhino - Masai Mara

Following breakfast in camp, or equipped with a picnic breakfast, leave early morning** from Saruni Rhino for your departing onward flight to the Mara, arriving in the Masai Mara an hour and a half after take-off. Game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree or by the river next to a pod of hippos. Or head to Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy –over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara ecosystem in total privacy, brimming with wildlife. Overnight stay at Saruni Mara/Saruni Wild.

**Exact time dependent on time of departing flight from Kalama or Oryx airstrip.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 6: Masai Mara

Early morning game drive to look for the Big Cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to the camp or lodge for lunch and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space. In the afternoon, game drive will take you to a special area where the largest tower of giraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge or camp and an optional night game drive. Overnight stay at Saruni Mara/Saruni Wild.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 7: Masai Mara

Walk through the valleys and plains surrounding Saruni Mara, accompanied by a vehicle, or a game drive up to the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem – led by your skillful and knowledgeable Maasai guides. In the afternoon you will discover more of Mara North and its neighboring conservancies and experience first-hand what makes the Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world. Experience a bush dinner, weather permitting, in the middle of nature under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire. Overnight stay at Saruni Mara/Saruni Wild.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi

Visit the Rhino Sanctuary on the way to the Airstrip and once again admire the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River. The flight back to Nairobi leaves the Mara at 11:00 AM and arrives in Nairobi at 12:20 PM. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depending on the time of your international flight, stop at the Nairobi Restaurant for dinner.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

*Flight times and durations may vary depending on airline and routing, and are subject to change

Low Season: March, April, May and November 2021 – US$ 5, 775 Per Person

Mid Season: 3rd Jan – end Feb, June, October and 1st -19th December 2021 – US$ 6,775 Per Person

High Season: July, August and September 2021 – US$ 7,895 Per Person

Accommodation Type: Luxury Wilderness Camps

Safari price includes:
• Nairobi Hotel/Airport/Airstrip transfers
• All internal domestic flights (or pick up/drop off at Saruni Samburu)
• Full board accommodation – All-inclusive accommodation including soft drinks, beers, house wines and selected non-luxury spirits
• One complimentary Back & Neck massage (30 min) per room per stay at our Wellbeing Space
• Limited laundry service
• Shared Day & Night game drives in 4×4 vehicles
• Services of knowledgeable, English speaking professional free Covi-19 tour driver-guide
• Daily Conservation fees and one Rhino Tracking Experience fee per day
• Guided Bush walks and bush meals, Sundowners & picnic excursions
• Warriors Academy (where available and upon request in advance)
• Local cultural visits transfers
• Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
• Government taxes and local levies
• Start and ends in Nairobi

Safari price includes:
• International Air transportation to and from Nairobi
• Visas and International Airport Taxes
• All personal Travel Insurances and expenses of personal nature
• Exclusive use of vehicle
• Premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines – available upon request in advance at Saruni Rhino)
• Additional Wellbeing Space treatments
• Additional Rhino Tracking Experiences
• Any payable extra activities
• Entry fees to local cultural visits
• Childcare
• Transport & entry fees to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu (bookable in advance)
• Transport & entry fees to the Masai Mara National Reserve in the Mara
• Gratuities to staff & guides
• Own private guides & drivers
• Any payable extra services, anything of a personal nature
• Late departure fees
• All statutory increases beyond our control

Kenya Rhino safari 8 Days
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