13 nights

Contrasting Cultures In Kenya

Samburu – Laikipia – Maasai Mara
From USD $61,199 – based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (6-17 years old)

Stay Itinerary

3 nights – Kalepo Camp
3 nights – Ol Malo Lodge
3 nights – Mara Plains Camp
4 nights – Msambweni Beach House

Safari Highlights

Experience Samburu’s Warrior Games
Visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary by helicopter
Explore the home of the endangered Grevy’s zebra and patas monkeys
Gather wild honey in bee suits
Follow clues walking with tracker dogs
Meet with East Africa’s first all-female ranger teams and talk with inspiring women from the SATUBO beading collective
Visit a Samburu manyatta enclosure and experience rural life
Meet the Maasai warriors of the Mara

What’s Included

Thirteen nights of luxury accommodation
All safari and adventure activities
Internal flights, private transfers and conservation fees

Travel with purpose. Low-volume, high-impact.

Safaris that directly contribute to CONSERVATION, COMMUNITY, CULTURE and COMMERCE. Working to help the travel industry take responsibility, and to help to protect wildlife and wild spaces that we all want to enjoy.

Contrasting Cultures In Kenya

Safari Breakdown

To discover the day to day of this safari, select the points on the map

Contrasting Cultures In Kenya
Days 1-4 Days 4-7 Day 7-10 Days 7-14 Day 14

Days 1-4

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and escorted to a private charter flight from Nairobi’s domestic Wilson Airport on to Kalepo Camp.

Located on a dry river with sweeping views of the majestic Matthews mountain range, Kalepo Camp is a private, luxury tented camp which enjoys the exclusive use of 390,000 acres straddling both sides of those peaks. Very family-friendly, it is nestled in the heart of Samburuland, in northern Kenya, an area where people and wildlife still co-exist as they have done for centuries.

Days 4-7

Fly from Kalepo Camp onto Ol Malo via a visit to the wonderful Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

Ol Malo was designed in a luxury ranch style, built by hand using local materials to become one of the north’s original bush homes. Its spacious rooms are safari-inspired with added flair provided by local Samburu beads. The lodge lies in the heart of Samburuland and its owners have spent decades fondly working hand-in-hand with the Samburu tribe to benefit them and the local land and wildlife.

Day 7-10

Fly from Ol Malo to the Masai Mara, landing at the Olkiombo Airstrip. Doubling as a game drive, a short transfer will ferry you to Mara Plains Camp, your home for the next three nights.

Swathed by the thick forest on a bend of the Ntiakitiak River, Mara Plains enjoys a pole position inside the private, 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, bordering Maasai Mara National Reserve itself. The conservancy is a stunning and intimate experience in its own right, amid one of the planet’s most iconic wildlife destinations.

This Relais & Châteaux-member property’s design and decor carries the essence of East Africa: its Swahili heritage is reflected by large wooden doors from the island of Lamu, while red accents honour great Maasai chiefs or warriors. Thanks to the rich leathers, copper and brass present in campaign-style furniture, an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere pervades – one which complements the surrounding wilderness. Above all, this property speaks to the intersection of cultures, and serves as a meeting place in which to talk, swap ideas or share the day’s experiences.

Days 7-14

Your safari bush experience comes to an end as you swap bush for beach, and travel towards sand, sea and relaxation. You’ll be transferred from Mara Plains back to Olkiombo ready for a charter flight to another airstrip near the beach town of Diani. From there, Msambweni Beach House is about a 25-minute drive.

The perfect place to relax and rejuvenate by the Indian Ocean, this serene property combines perfectly with an exciting safari. Boasting its own private beach, the chic, charming house is situated in Msambweni itself, a small fishing town and constituency in southeastern Kenya. Rooms in the main house share a 14-metre infinity pool; three private villas each have their own pool and gardens.

Day 14

After breakfast, you’ll leave Msambweni and be transferred back to Diani’s airstrip for a charter flight back to Wilson Airport. Upon arrival in Nairobi, You’ll be met by a Cottar’s Safari Services representative and taken to a nice restaurant of your choice for lunch (at cost). Afterwards comes the opportunity to explore some of the city’s highlights, before dinner (also at cost) and a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.

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