Itinerary Highlights

  • Search for big cats and an abundance of other wildlife in the world renowned Masai Mara
  • Seek dry-country wildlife best sought in Samburu
  • Enjoy intimate bush camps with a relaxed safari ambience and exceptional service

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
10 nights from £4,750 - £5,695 per person

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

This smashing Big Cat Safari visits both the Masai Mara and Samburu National Reserve . With its undulating grasslands and abundant wildlife, the Mara ecosytem is an incomparable setting for a safari, while the more arid landscape of Samburu is home to various rare species confined to northern Kenya - Grevy's zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and Gerenuk are all there, along with healthy populations of African savannah elephant, Cape buffalo and a variety of other antelope. And with all these ungulates about, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are never too far away...

As with all of our sample itineraries, this itinerary can be tailored to suit individual requirements.


Depart from London on your overnight flight to Nairobi. ** If you prefer the BA daytime flight instead, let us know and we'll amend itinerary accordingly.
On arrival this morning you will be taken to your early morning flight to Samburu On arrival you will be met and transferred to Elephant Bedroom Camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Your luxury tent reflects the Arabic influence on this part of Africa and provides the opportunity for private game watching from your own veranda. Your 3-night stay includes morning and afternoon game drives, escorted walks and delicious meals.
Partake in well organised game-related activities in the Samburu, where you can seek out a variety of species which frequent a drier habitat than what one sees in the Mara. Game viewing is excellent and birding prolific. Large mammals present include 4 of the so-called 'Big 5' (so, all except Rhino) and some dry-country species of interest, notably Oryx and the endangered Grevy's zebra. As with the Mara, big cat sightings are generally good.
Savour another day in the Samburu area, seeking the wonderful wildlife protected here while enjoying top-notch hospitality. Aside from enjoying observing the resident mammals, birders will find plenty of interest: keep an eye open for the likes of massive Kori bustards; the fabulous Secretary-bird; Bateleur and the striking Vulturine guineafowl.
Game-drive transfer to the airstrip for the morning flight to the Mara, where you will be met for the game-drive transfer to Governors' Camp. Your 3-night stay includes three game drives per day, all meals and if desired, village and school visits.
Staying at   Governors' Camp
Max out on wildlife today on the world-renowned Masai Mara with Governors Camp as your very comfortable and well-located base. Epic mammal sightings aside, the Masai Mara ecosystem is also exceptionally rewarding for birding, with more than 500 species comprising the checklist. Indicators of a healthy ecosystem such as the spectacular Martial eagle, plus Critically Endangered vultures including Lappet-faced and White-backed vultures, thrive here and to observe them in their natural setting is a real privilege.
Staying at   Governors' Camp
Partake in more game-related activities today on the Masai Mara, one of the world's great wildlife hotspots. Aside from the so-called 'Big 5' (African elephant, African lion, Leopard, Cape buffalo, Black rhino), visitors come to see other notable large mammals, such as Cheetah, Masai giraffe, Plains zebra, Western white-bearded wildebeest, Topi and many more.
Staying at   Governors' Camp
An early morning game drive to catch up hopefully on previously missed-out species, will be followed by breakfast at camp and a transfer to the air strip for the flight back to Nairobi Wilson Airport. You'll be taken to a nearby hotel where you can have dinner if you wish (meal for own account). Transfer in the evening back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back to London Heathrow or selected other airports.
Arrive home after a wonderful African bush escape!

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

10 nights from £4,750 - £5,695 per person
Itinerary Dates

1st Jun 2023 -
30th Jun 2023
1st Jul 2023 -
31st Oct 2023
1st Nov 2023 -
30th Nov 2023
1st Dec 2023 -
31st Jan 2024
1st Jan 2024 -
31st Mar 2024
1st Jan 2023 -
31st May 2023

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
International return flights from London or selected other UK airports to Nairobi (economy class seating) Internal flights to the Masai Mara and Samburu Accommodation as per itinerary with all meals and local drinks as indicated Safari activities and park fees

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Visa fees, items of a personal nature (travel insurance, phone calls, gratuities)

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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