Touch down in Northern Kenya and the goosebumps will rise as the thrill of the wild is quick to showcase its presence. A giraffe can be spotted from the airstrip, ambling along in the distance while Samburu warriors stand guard to your luxury villa to welcome you in their iconic headwear as the untouched African plains roll beneath vast clear skies. You will be greeted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transferred to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for the local flight to Samburu. Cruising in the small plane is part of the safari experience, and it is possible to spot mammal herds on the plains beneath the wingtips.
A luxury villa at Saruni Samburu provides a dramatic view, with your living area gazing out on unspoiled Northern Kenya. One glance and the goosebumps will return. Open and spacious, the villa includes access to an infinity pool and spa, along with a Warrior Academy with tailored activities for the children. Located in the private Kalama Conservancy, it's an ideal place to start your journey. After a 30-minute back and neck massage to relax you after your day of travel, you will enjoy your first game drive to take in the inspiring encounters with Samburu's residents. Elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe, hippo will all abound as your first game drive is all about finding the famous mammals in their natural habitat. As with all days on this itinerary, all meals are included, and there are options for private bush dining or eating in the main lodge. Saruni Samburu has an excellent kitchen that combines African flavors with an Italian influence.