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4-day Kenya: Samburu Special – Platinum

A lot of animals in a relatively short time and a chance to see something special. That is this 4-day route to Samburu National Reserve.

This beautiful program is your chance to see the Samburu Special Five – five animals that you cannot find together anywhere else. Think the Grevy’s zebra with its beautiful narrow stripes and big ears, the Beisa oryx with its crafty fur and long horns and the gerenuk with its gracious long neck.

This is an exclusive, private safari that allows you to travel at your own pace. There are numerous advantages to such a trip. First of all: rejoicing in a private safari vehicle and a personal guide. This allows you to decide what time to leave in the morning and what time to come back, taking into account your guide’s advice. Secondly, once you are in a national park, you can observe specific animals or herds for as long as you like. No one will push you to move along. And lastly, your personal guide knows your wishes and will advise accordingly, turning your trip into an unforgettable experience… which begins tomorrow morning!

The hotels shown below are our Platinum Class. These are luxurious hotels with an excellent service. If you prefer even more luxury, you can also opt for our Diamond Class hotels.

Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

‘Jambo!’ As you walk out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your personal Africa Safari Trips guide greets you with a big smile on his face. ‘Karibu Kenya – welcome to Kenya!’

Our Africa Safari Trips guide takes you straight from the airport to your hotel, which gives you the first impressions of the vibrant city of Nairobi. You take in the skyscrapers, the traffic with the motortaxis and colourful matatu’s (local public transport), and the hussle and bussle of people living their every day life…

Ask your guide anything that comes to mind, because he knows all about Kenyan life and culture. But not only that; he also gladly tells you everything about the beautiful national parks you are about to visit. So ask whatever you want – he will do his utmost best to answer all your questions…!

Platinum hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Emara Ole Sereni

Day 2: Afternoon safari in Samburu National Reserve

With beautiful landscapes and hundreds of animals, Samburu National Reserve guarantees the sort of game viewing you otherwise would only experience watching National Geographic. At a seven hour drive from Nairobi, it has a semi-dry desert and savannah landscape which causes the wildlife to be easy to spot…!

This park is 165 square kilometers big and, with over nine hundred elephants roaming around in large families, this is a spectacular park to visit. Follow the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River for the best game viewing. It is is the only source of water for many animals, especially during dry seasons. Four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo) roam around, as well as the Samburu Special Five: Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich.

Platinum hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 3: Full day safari in Samburu National Reserve

In this full day in Samburu you get the chance to really search for the Big Five, and of course observe the elephants. During the day it can be hot, and game viewing is best done in the morning and afternoon. In between you can take a rest at your hotel, or visit the beautiful Samburu people.

This is a traditionally nomadic tribe related to the Masai. They live in secluded bomas: little villages with a circular wooden fence. Their huts have rounded roofs made out of cowdung, since they are pastoralists with mostly herds of cows, sheep or goats. Especially the Samburu women wear complicated and colourful necklaces and headwear, that they make themselves out of small beads.

As a break in between safaris, it’s possible to visit one of their bomas to get familiar with the traditional life of Samburu people. You will see their houses, learn about their way of life, how their necklaces are made and what the secret messages are inside.

Platinum hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 4: Ready for your flight back home...?

Take the time for some last game drives in the Samburu National Reserve, as in the afternoon of day 4 you drive back to Nairobi. Here your personal guide drops you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Feel like you want more? Instead of going home it is possible to add more national parks to this program, or to end your holiday on the beach!

Kenya has some amazing tropical beaches to help you unwind after your safari. We at Africa Safari Trips especially like the stunning stretches of beach in the south of Kenya, which are reachable by plane or train. There is the beautiful Diani Beach 20 kilometers south of Mombasa, and lively Bamburi Beach north of the city. Think crystal blue oceans, sandy white beaches, endless pools and colourful cocktails. As a plus, historical Mombasa is just around the corner…!

How to book this safari?

  1. Make your choice of Gold, Platinum or Diamond Class lodges at the top of this page.
  2. Click on the price button on the bottom of this page.
  3. Fill your departure date (approximately).
  4. Send…! We will respond with a personal travel offer as soon as possible.

Our prices

4-day Kenya: Samburu Special Platinum 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Low season
(March + April + May + November 1st - December 19th)
Mid Season
(the rest of the year)
High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)

* Prices mentioned above are per person.
* Minors (below 16 years of age) travel at a discount. This discount is calculated when you request a personal travel offer.

 

Prices above include:

 

  • Pickup from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to the lodge.
  • Transfer from the lodge to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport when departing.
  • All accommodations.
  • Game drives in the national parks.
  • Park fees for all national parks.
  • Luxurious, private 4×4 safari Jeep with pop-up roof and big windows, designed specifically for high-end safari game drives.
  • Private, English speaking guide for the duration of your safari.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your safari (Full Board).
  • Drinking water in our safari jeeps.
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Kenya.
  • Reservation costs.
  • Fully accredited and bonded under SGR.

 

Prices above exclude:

 

  • International flight tickets and visa.
  • Insurances such as a travel- or cancellation insurance or the Flying Doctors insurance.
from $783 p.p. *