Zakale Expeditions


Day 1 Nairobi Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel BB
Day 2 Meru National Park Elsa’s Kopje FB
Day 3 Meru National Park Elsa’s Kopje FB
Day 4 Samburu Saruni Samburu FB
Day 5 Samburu Saruni Samburu FB
Day 6 Samburu Saruni Samburu FB
Day 7 Masai Mara Saruni Mara FB
Day 8 Masai Mara Saruni Mara FB
Day 9 Masai Mara Saruni Mara FB
Day 10 Departure

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at the airport, meet our experienced guide. You will be transferred to Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel for the night. Overnight at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel.

Day 2 & 3: Meru National Park

You will be collected at 07h30 from Norfolk Hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport to catch the Air Kenya scheduled flight to Meru which departs at 09h15.  On arrival into Meru you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Elsa’s Kopje.  Accommodation is booked for 2 nights on a full board basis

Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film “Born Free”. Elsa’s Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, with one of the most spectacular settings. Invisible as you approach its home on Mughwango Hill, Elsa’s Kopje blends into the rocky crags of the “kopje” (small hill), built above the site of George Adamson’s original campsite. Every cottage is the ultimate ‘room-with-a-view’, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals, sundowners, Tana river excursions, line fishing and massage.
Overnight at Elsa’s Kopje (B, L, D)

Day 4, 5 & 6: Samburu Game Reserve

This morning a scenic road transfer takes you to Samburu in a comfortable 4x4 land cruiser, arriving at Saruni Samburu for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a complimentary massage or head out on a nature walk discovering plants and caves in the local area. In the afternoon embark on game viewing drive at the 200,000 acres Kalama conservancy. Spend the next two days with all meals and overnight at the lodge.

Perched on the top of the Kalama Mountains with an all-round view of Northern Kenya all the way to snow-covered Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu is a design lodge that is introducing a fresh concept to a well-known safari destination. Built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in 240,000 acres-large Gir Gir Group Ranch, it is only seven kilometers - and 20 minutes of exciting game drive - away from the Northern border of Samburu National Reserve, a celebrated elephant sanctuary. The lodge offers first-class safari experience in a totally un-spoilt environment, far from the beaten tracks but very close to the wildlife.
Overnight at Saruni Samburu (B, L, D)

Day 7, 8 & 9: Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy)

This morning fly to Maasai Mara, normally green, lush and full of herbivores. Upon arrival at the airstrip your Saruni guide will be there to welcome you and drive you to the lodge whilst enjoying a short game drive en route. At the lodge you will have some time for leisure, lunch and afternoon tea. Then you will set off for your afternoon game drive followed by evening sundowner drinks overlooking the plains… arrive back in lodge in time for showers and drinks around the camp fire.

Day 10: Nairobi – Departure

After breakfast, you will take your final scheduled flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. From here you will follow through with your post trip plans or take your flight back home (B)


High Season @ USD 4,970 per person

Peak Season @ USD 6,400 per person

  • All airport transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for briefing and debriefing
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park fees
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Game drives at Meru National Park
  • Soft drinks, beer, non-premium wine
  • Guided walks
  • Bush picnics
  • Laundry
  • Road Transfer from Meru – Samburu
  • Full board accommodation
  • Exclusive use of vehicle
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Soft drinks, beer, house wine & non luxury spirits
  • Laundry
  • Shared Day & Night Game-drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bush Meals
  • One complimentary massage per cottage
  • Conservancy fees
  • Sundowner & picnic excursions
  • Nairobi – Meru
  • Samburu – Mara
  • Mara – Nairobi
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Premium drinks
  • Tipping
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions section
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