Kenyan Wildlife Safari: Samburu
Why take this trip?
- Enjoy the famous Animal Orphanage and get a chance to pat the elephants
- Search for the infamous Big Five as well as the Samburu Big Five
- Get the chance to experience the Samburu lifestyle
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Arrival and Samburu National Reserve (B,L,D)
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, you'll be received by your guide and driven to the Samburu national reserve. This drive takes about 5 hours. When you arrive at the Samburu national reserve head out for game watching or head directly to your lodge for a late afternoon siesta.
Day 2: Samburu Wilderness (B,L,D)
This morning's Samburu adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Samburu national reserve. Spot the grevy's Zebra, also known as the imperial zebra, the largest species of zebra. Compared to other zebras, it is taller, has larger ears, and its stripes are narrower. The grevy's are endangered partly due to hunting for its skin and habitat destruction. If you're lucky you can also spot the Gerenuk, a long necked species of antelope found in dry bushy shrub and steppe in East Africa. The word 'gerenuk' comes from Somali language meaning 'giraffe - necked'. In the afternoon you will return to your lodge for lunch and an optional afternoon siesta before heading back to the Samburu wilderness. Diner will be served in the evening, at this time you can try spotting a leopard across the river from the balcony of your lodge!
Day 3: Samburu Continued (B,L,D)
This is another full day of Samburu. On this day you may opt to take a cultural tour in one of the nearby Samburu villages to learn about the culture and heritage of the Samburu people, who are closely related to the Masai.
Day 4: Farewell (B)
Your guide will take you for an early morning game drive before driving you back to Nairobi. You'll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.
- This price is based on a minimum on 4 people
- All hotel bookings on a twin or double occupancy basis. Please note that there is an extra charge for those staying on a single room basis
- All included accommodation
- All activities as mentioned above
- All transfers during the trip in private cars
- All meals as per the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Experienced English speaking guides
- All national park admission/entrance & rescue fees
- Emergency Medical Evacuation
- Safari equipped vans
- Government Taxes
- International Flight to and from Nairobi
- Entry visas
- International Airport tax
- Personal expenditures such as laundry, drinks during meal, etc.
- Single supplement charges
- Your travel and health insurance
- Kenya Visa fee ($50 upon arrival at the airport)
- Discretionary tip to Safari driver (general guideline if your satisfied with the service is 50 USD per person)
- International Flight to and from Nairobi