5 Days Meru Samburu

Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy's zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds.

5 Days Meru Samburu | Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1 | Nairobi - Meru National Park


You will be picked up from your hotel or airport and depart with a scenic drive across the Equator via the central Kenya highlands to Meru National Park. Arrive at Meru in time for check in, lunch and some rest. Later proceed for afternoon game drives, the park is ideal for wildlife and birding watching safari. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.

Day 2 | Meru National Park


Early morning breakfast, then leave with a picnic lunch for extensive game drives in Meru National Park which was made famous through the story of Elsa the lioness of Born Free fame. Joy & George Adamson used to live here and it is here they raised and released Elsa the lioness to the wild. Explore the area, enjoying memorable wildlife encounters on your guided game drives. Wildlife here includes; Grevys zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds. The park has Rhino sanctuary for Black and White Rhinos. Enjoy the lush riverine forests, coursing rivers and in contrast the vast dry open plains dotted with baobabs. Meru is a totally unspoilt part of Kenya, revel in the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.

Day 3 | Samburu


Enjoy early morning game drives before breakfast in the park to see the sunrise and another number of wildlife then return to the camp/lodge for a full breakfast, check out and leave for Samburu. Arrive in time for check in, lunch and some rest. Later you will depart for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.

Day 4 | Samburu


Today, the full day is dedicated enjoying the unique beauty of the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. It is the home to the unique rare species only found north of equator that include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, giraffe necked gazelle (gerenuk), and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich and it is also home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Endangered Wild Dog and others. After exploring the park visit the Samburu village. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.

Day 5 | Departure - Nairobi


Rise early, enjoy your breakfast, and then proceed for a morning game drive. Later leave Samburu and drive back to Nairobi with lunch enroute arriving late afternoon and dropped off at your hotel or at the airport.

5 Days Meru Samburu
Tour Inclusions

  • Nairobi airport or hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Transport in a spacious 4 x 4 WD safari land cruiser jeep with pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Stay in your preferred Budget/Midrange/Luxury tented camps/lodges
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Game viewing drives
  • All game drives as specified in the itinerary
  • One liter of mineral drinking water in a day while on safari only
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • The flying doctors emergency medical evacuation / rescue insurance cover

5 Days Meru Samburu
Tour Exclusions

  • International and local flights
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Camping approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides. For hotels/lodges/tented camps, please do not tip individual staff members, but instead use the ‘Tip Box’, which you should find at the reception of your accommodation.
  • Hot-air balloon safari (Per Adult - US$ 450, Per Child - US$ 330)
  • Easter and Christmas holiday Supplements
  • Visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Day room use to relax and freshen up before your return flight
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. telephone, drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
  • Optional Masai village visit - arrange with your safari driver guide ($15-$20 per person)
  • Drinks and any other item not specified above.

  • This safari tour departs daily-you may set and book according to your own scheduled safari dates
  • Indicated driving time between national parks / places are estimates and may vary due to prevailing road conditions, weather and traffic density
  • Safari tour price is indicated in US$ -you may also request estimates in other currencies.
  • If you are not keen on driving safari, you can opt for a flying option so that you can minimize on driving time (extra cost)
  • This safari tour is private for your party and in own safari van and dedicated tour driver/ guide- (for both road travel & game viewing drives)
  • You are free to choose your specific camp/lodge in Camping, Budget, Midrange, luxury accommodation options provided - (this is subject to availability). We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • This amazing Kenya safari can also include a hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara (extra cost).
  • Government taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

This safari package can be tailored around the below mentioned accommodation options depending on your budget and travel preferences. Our experienced tour consultants will assist provide various pricing options to aid you make an informed choice.


////////////// Meru////////////////////////////////

Budget - Ikweta Safari Camp

Midrange - Ikweta Safari Camp

Luxury - Elsa Kopje


////////////// Samburu////////////////////////////////

Budget - Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Midrange - Samburu Sopa Lodge

Luxury - Samburu Game Lodge / Samburu Simba Lodge / Sarova Shaba Game Lodge / Ashnil Samburu Camp