The Safari Collection Exclusive Luxury Kenya Safari

Nairobi •Samburu National Reserve •Masai Mara

The Safari Collection Exclusive Luxury Kenya Safari

Spend 2 Nights in Nairobi at the world-famous Giraffe Manor, followed by 2 Nights of Luxury Safari at Sasaab Lodge in Samburu ending with 2 nights of indulgent safari at Salas Camp in the Maasai Mara

7 Days / 6 Nights

Reference No: KENLUX01

Group Size: Minimum 2 PAX

High Season (1 June – 30 September/23 December – 4 January 2025)

Price Per Adult Sharing: U$D 12,095

 

Low Season (5 January – 31 May/1 October – 22 December)

Price Per Adult Sharing: U$D 9,550

Included

Full Board Accommodation at The Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Full Board Accommodation at Saasab Lodge, Samburu

Full Board Accommodation at Salas Camp, Maasai Mara

Scheduled Local Flights Nairobi-Samburu-Maasai Mara-Nairobi

Airport Transfers

Airstrip Transfers

Park Entrance and Conservation Fees

Daily Shared Day Game Drives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Samburu

House wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits

Safari Activities and Nairobi Activities as per Detailed Itinerary

VAT and Taxes

Amref Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation Cover

Excluded

International Flights

Premium and Luxury Wines, Spirits and Champagne

Extra Activities e.g. Hot Air Balloon Safari

Personal Travel & Health Insurance

Tips and Gratuities

Journey Details

DAY 1-3: NAIROBI

Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to be. There are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience.

Where you will stay: Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in a peaceful suburb of Nairobi. This elegant hotel is famous for its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat. It is the only place in the world where you can enjoy the breath taking experience of hand feeding and photographing giraffes over the breakfast table and at afternoon tea.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x BETTY SUPERIOR ROOM

DAY 1 : Giraffe Manor

Arrival in Nairobi, meet and greet at the Airport followed by transfer to the Giraffe Manor. Upon arrival, check0in before enjoying this famous Nairobi hotel. overnight at Giraffe Manor.

DAY 2: The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust & Giraffe Centre

Breakfast with the Giraffes followed by a morning visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. After, return for lunch and an afternoon visit to the nearby Giraffe Centre. Dinner and overnight at Giraffe Manor.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and it’s wilderness, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

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Giraffe Centre

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W. Kenya) also known as the Giraffe Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, which was founded by Betty and Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979. This was in a bid to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, which had lost its natural habitat in Western Kenya to agriculture and there were only 130 left in the wild. Funds were raised and 4 herds of the Rothschild giraffes were moved to 4 parks namely Lake Nakuru National Park, Mwea Game Reserve, Ruma National Park and Nasalot Game Reserve.

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Samburu National Reserve

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbouring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is characterised by a spectacular landscape of rugged hills, undulating plains and riverine forests. The park is home to abundant wildlife including a variety of rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, and Beisa Oryx. Visitors can also enjoy spotting over 900 elephants, a variety of predators, and over 450 bird species. The ancient culture of the Samburu people is still alive here, and it is possible to see two unique customs firsthand. In the first, watch as herds of cattle respond to each man’s individual voice as they call. In the second, see the tribesmen perform incredible dances that go back hundreds of years.

Where you will stay: Sasaab

Overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro river in the heart of Samburu land, Sasaab is a spectacular lodge which blends wildlife, adventure, relaxation and culture for the ultimate safari experience in northern Kenya. The lodge commands breathtaking views across the arid landscape towards the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. Sasaab’s design is Moroccan in style – each room boasts enormous open air bathrooms, expansive views and private plunge pools.

An exceptional safari experience is offered with sightings of the ‘Samburu Special Five’ (Grevy’s zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and beisa oryx), as well as authentic experiences with the fiercely proud and colourful Samburu people.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Luxury Suite

DAY 3

Early breakfast followed by check-out, and transfer to Wilson Airport for your morning flight to Samburu. Upon arrival at the Airstrip, you will be met by the camp guide who will transfer you to Saasab Lodge with a short safari drive on the way. Check in to your suite at Sasaab and enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon-sunset game drive with sundowners

DAY 4

Early morning game drive and bush breakfast, return to Sasaab to relax and lounge before lunch. After, enjoy an afternoon-sunset game drive or guided walking safari before enjoying sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Sasaab.

DAY 5-7: Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Where you will stay: Sala's Camp

Sala’s Camp is a tented camp that combines tradition with comfort and is a model of understated, intimate luxury. It is situated in the southern, wilder corner of Kenya’s mighty Masai Mara game reserve close to the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers – an idyllic geographical feature that attracts teeming wildlife. Sala’s Camp’s location is a big draw, close to Tanzania with wonderful views of the Serengeti National Park, it is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual migration of wildebeest, which thunders by from June to September each year. Sala’s Camp also offers the best of the Masai Mara’s wildlife and birdlife year round. Having first hosted guests in 2004, it has become renowned for combining an authentic safari experience with hospitality and fine dining. Sala’s Camp is owned and operated by The Safari Collection, and can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Double Tent with pool (Tent 4)

DAY 5

Early morning Game drive followed by bush breakfast, check-out and transfer to Airstrip for your 1 Hour 30 Minute morning flight to the Maasai Mara. Upon arrival at the Airstrip, you will be met by the camp guide who will welcome you and transfer you to Salas Camp. Check-in is followed by lunch and an afternoon-sunset game drive with sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Salas Camp.

DAY 6

Early morning game drive and bush breakfast, return to Salas Camp to relax and lounge before lunch. After, enjoy an afternoon-sunset game drive or guided walking safari before enjoying sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Salas Camp.

DAY 7

Early morning Game drive followed by bush breakfast, check-out and transfer to Airstrip for your 1 Hour morning flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival at the Airstrip, you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to JKIA for your return flight home. End of Safari

Trip Summary

START DATE
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATION
BASIS
NIGHTS
Day 1 Giraffe Manor Nairobi FB 2 Nights
Day 3 Sasaab Samburu National Reserve FB 2 Nights
Day 5 Sala’s Camp Masai Mara FB 2 Nights
Key

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Flights

DATE
FLIGHT
DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL
Day 3 Scheduled Flight Wilson Airport [WIL] Sasaab Airstrip
Day 5 Scheduled Flight Sasaab Airstrip Keekorok Airstrip
Day 7 Scheduled Flight Keekorok Airstrip Wilson Airport [WIL]

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO] Giraffe Manor
Day 3 Transfer Giraffe Manor Wilson Airport [WIL]
Day 3 Transfer Sasaab Airstrip Sasaab
Day 5 Transfer Sasaab Sasaab Airstrip
Day 5 Transfer Keekorok Airstrip Sala’s Camp
Day 7 Transfer Sala’s Camp Keekorok Airstrip
Day 7 Transfer Wilson Airport [WIL] Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

1.Booking
In order to make your booking, please make sure that you have the correct names, nationalities and date of birth of all travellers as per their passports. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will hold an option of 7 days from the time we have confirmed a tour before the cancellation rules apply. If our service or a tour is booked less than 7 days prior to the date when the service is rendered or the tour commences, cancellation rules will apply immediately. If you need more time please let us know. If a hotel is fully booked Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will try to offer you an alternative property of a similar standard and location. .
A booking is binding for both the customer and travel agency once the deposit has been paid.

 

2.Conditions of payment
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.
At the time of booking, a deposit on 30% of the total tour price per person, though no less than USD 1,000 must be paid. The remaining payment must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to departure. If the deadline for the remaining payment is exceeded, Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will be unable to confirm the booking for the client. Please note that some tours have different conditions of payment which may entail stricter conditions for cancellation, e.g. tours utilising luxury trains, flights and certain safari camps and lodges and Group Tours.

 

3.Cancellation
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or the practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.

Cancellation by the customer
If the customer cancels a tour up to 61 days prior to departure the deposit will be lost. If cancellation is made within 60-31 days prior to departure, a penalty fee of 65% of the total price of the tour will be levied. For any cancellation made within 30-16 days before departure, a penalty fee of 85% will apply. In the case of cancellations made less than 16 days before the start of the tour we are unable to offer any reimbursement. No refunds will be given by Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. for no-shows.
The payment of bank fees for credit card payments and/or bank transfers are the responsibility of the customer and are strictly non- refundable.
The trip may be cancelled with no penalty charge should war, a life-threatening epidemic, or any other natural catastrophe or similar event occur within 14 days prior to departure. This will however be on the condition that your government advises against travelling to the specific area, and that the situation in question has arisen after the booking of the tour was made.
Cancellations must be made in writing and delivered either by hand, post, fax or electronic mail.
In the case of death or serious illness, special cancellation terms can be negotiated if Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. is presented with an officially-approved death/sickness certificate.

Cancellation by the travel agency
In the unlikely event that Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. has to cancel a tour or a service for any reason, we will try to offer the choice of an alternative arrangement; otherwise you will receive a full refund. We will do our utmost to inform you about any cancellations at the earliest possible convenience and at the latest 14 days before the commencement of the tour.
The tour may also be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and which neither our partners nor we could have foreseen (force majeure). In such cases customers will be refunded the price of the trip but will not be able to claim any extra expenses. Should one of the aforementioned emergency situations arise Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will always try to offer an acceptable alternative to the customer.

 

4. Travel documents
If travel documents other than an invoice are required, these will be emailed or posted to the booking party upon receipt of the full payment.
Additional travel documents could include detailed flight schedules (if included in the purchase), vouchers and an itinerary that includes pre-booked services for your destination. If you are participating in a tour with a guide or in an event described in the programme, you will not normally be given a voucher beforehand.

 

5. Passports and visas
Unless otherwise specified, obtaining a passport and visa for entry to the country/countries in which the tour takes place is the responsibility of the traveller.
The traveller must ensure that he/she has a valid passport and visa and has given the travel agency the correct information regarding his /her name and nationality, etc. We draw your attention to the fact that the processing of visas may take several weeks. The travel agency cannot be held responsible for travellers who for whatever reason may be denied entry at a border. Some countries require the traveller to be in possession of a suitable amount of currency, as well as a valid return ticket.

Please be aware that rules and regulations may change between the time of booking and the time of departure.

Also, please note that there may be visa requirements when in transit. Your passport must normally be valid for a period of at least six months after returning from your destination.

We are always happy to supply you with any relevant travel documents that may be needed to apply for a visa if you need one. Each country has different requirements that need to be met so please contact your local embassy or go to the following website to find out exactly what visa requirements and processes are applicable: www.projectvisa.com

 

6. Changes in prices
In accordance with legislation, tour operators may raise the agreed-upon price as a result of increased transportation costs (including increased fuel prices), altered taxes, tariffs and fees, as well as fluctuating exchange rates. Unfortunately, many sudden price increases occur as a result of fuel surcharges, and increased taxes and tariffs. Price increases will take place according to the following principles: All prices are based on costs at the time of publication. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. reserves the right to change the prices at any time before your booking is made. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will confirm price changes, if any, together with the confirmation of your booking. Some service prices, such as (but not limited to) park fees, government levies and airport taxes are not in the control of Designer Tours and Travel Ltd.. In the event of these prices being changed at any date Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will charge the supplement to the client at cost.

 

7. Credit and Debit Card Payments
All Credit and Debit Card payments will be charged a 3.5% Surcharge which is the card processing fee charged by the card processing company.

What our clients say

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4.9 Over 27 Reviews
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Each step of the trip planned in detail for a seamless premium experience. Clear communication before and during our journey.
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Excellent Safari organized by Alex at Designer Safari, everything was taken care of including fantastic lodge and camp selections and our great guide David. Would highly recommend
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I booked a 3 day flying package to the masai mara with designer safari. Everything went according to my itinerary
trustpilot
We went to Masai Mara safari with Mr Julius Ngure which is a man with extremely high social competence,and a none nonsence approach. Mr Ngure is a high educated person with a long experience of wild life and an network that showes his competence and the respect from his friends . We can only say that we highly recommend him as a guide in the national parks of Kenya.
Thank you very much to Alex who organised the whole trip to the Masai Mara including a comfortable stay at the Deerpark Luxury Hotel. Everything went smoothly! Fam.Karlsson from Sweden
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Mutuma and the team at Designer Safari could not have made the planning of this safari easier for us. The pricing and included aspects of the trip were clear and presented upfront; the communication was transparent and continous; and the chosen safari spot, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo was perfect. I couldn't recommend this team enough!
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Everything was handled, the overnight lodging was great, food fantastic, pace was our own and the locals made the trip, both human and animal kingdom

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