Experience a bit of Maasai life on this trip to a Maasai village, accompanied by your local guide. Understand the relationship between these age-old warrior-pastoralists and their ancient land. Appreciate their natural conservation efforts in the way they live their lives alongside wild animals, plants and domesticated livestock. Explore a typical Masaai village with its traditional mud huts. Join in the vibrant songs and dances that the community may perform for you in all their ritual finery. You may also find excellent hand-made beaded jewellery crafted by village women on display. If you’re lucky enough, you could even catch the villagers celebrating a traditional rite of passage ritual.
Game Drives in Samburu National Reserve
Game drives in Samburu
Activities at Saruni Samburu
Shared game drives, night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, one complimentary massage per cottage, transfers to cultural visits, sundowner & picnic excursions
Activities at Kitich Camp
Guided bush walks, game tracking, river swimming, bird watching, bush picnics
Activities at Joys Camp
Day & night (pre-dinner) game drives, guided bush walks, sundowners, bush breakfasts along Ewaso Nyiro river & gorge
Activities at Elephant Bedroom Camp
Rhino Tracking at Saruni Rhino Camp
Saruni offers a scintillating, ‘thrill-of-a-lifetime’ experience: a walking safari tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied by an expert Saruni guide and a highly-trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger, equipped with a transmitter correlating to the GPS whereabouts of the 11 rhinos throughout the 54,000 hectares-large sanctuary. The vast rhino sanctuary has been fenced in what is one of the most advanced conservation projects in Kenya. Operational only throughout certain hours of the day for maximum protection, the use of the transmitter allows guests to game drive up to a tracking distance away from the nearest rhino, leaving the vehicle and continuing on foot (very lightly to not give away our presence) to meters from the grazing rhino. The tension is palpable as you come across the rhino in such close proximity for the first time; heart beating, pulse racing, curiosity and excitement mounting – it doesn’t get more thrilling than this! (Duration: 4 nights/5 days; Minimum age: 16 years; Fitness Level: Difficult; Please bring sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars & cameras).a
Be part of Elephant Conservation
Take this unique opportunity to learn all about elephant conservation efforts at the Elephant Watch Camp in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve. If you have ever despaired about the elephant poaching crisis in Africa, this is your chance to do something and spread awareness. For decades, the Elephant Watch Camp has remained connected with elephant conservation in Samburu, pioneering conservation work that also creates sustainable employment opportunities for the local community. Proceeds from your stay and wildlife activities at the Camp go to fund community building projects and the conservation charity, ‘Save the Elephants’ (STE). Be a part of the field team working to save Kenya’s pachyderms, learn how to collect data on elephant behavior, movements and rangelands. Experience STE’s unusual conservation tours at the Samburu National Reserve, and book your opportunities in advance. You could also donate to this world-renowned conservation charity. (Duration: 1.5 hrs, Time of Day: Afternoon; Fitness Level: Difficult; Please bring sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).