A Family Trip
A trip of a lifetime that appeals to guests of all ages, this Kenyan exploration includes wildlife, culture and opportunities to reconnect with loved ones in the most breathtaking of landscapes. Begin with an overnight stay at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and share your breakfast with Rothschild giraffe. Then travel to Sasaab for three nights and learn the traditional skills of the Samburu. End the trip with four nights at Angama Mara to enjoy unrivalled safaris in the world-famous Maasai Mara, the memories made on this trip will be utterly unforgettable.
“ When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find out that it is the same in all her music”
Karen Blixen, Out of Africa
Travel Plans in Brief
HELLO EAST AFRICA
Private meet & assist at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Chauffeured Road Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi to Giraffe Manor
Chauffeured Road Transfer from Giraffe Manor to Wilson Airport
Local Flight from Wilson Airport to Sasaab Airfield, Samburu
Local Flight from Sasaab Airfield to Angama Mara Airfield, Maasai Mara
Local Flight from Angama Mara Airfield to Wilson Airport
Chauffeured Road Transfer from Wilson airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Departure with International Flight
FAREWELL EAST AFRICA
The capital and largest city in Kenya, Nairobi was founded as a depot on the Ugandan railway and named from the Maasai phrase for “cool water”. Now a bustling East African metropolis of more than 3 million citizens, it is the established gateway to the region, offering a diverse mix of experiences and services.
Angama Safaris services begin with a private meet & assist service off your international flight arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
Enjoy a chauffeured road transfer to Giraffe Manor.
ENJOY 1 NIGHT AT GIRAFFE MANOR
One of Nairobi’s most recognized hotels, Giraffe Manor is set within the leafy suburb of Karen, west of the bustling city centre, and characterized by the resident herd of endangered Rothschild giraffe who live on the property …
Sasaab is situated close to the Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. While arid, this region is home to a rich array of natural diversity, with all the Big Five found here along with the ‘Samburu Special Five’ – the beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich.
Enjoy a chauffeured road transfer from Giraffe Manor to Wilson Airport, in time to connect to a local flight to Sasaab private airfield, Samburu.
A Sasaab guide will greet you on arrival and drive you to the lodge (10 mins).
ENJOY 3 NIGHTS AT SASAAB
A perfect blend of Moroccan and Swahili style, Sasaab has been built into the hillside overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River and the herds of elephant that gather here to bathe and drink. The airy design of the nine rooms with open archways, private plunge pools and large verandas, keeps guests cool and comfortable and makes the most of the beautiful views over the Laikipia Plateau towards Mount Kenya.
A DAY AT
Offering a wonderful mix of tranquillity and adventure, Sasaab makes the most of its special location in the 35,000-hectare Westgate Community Conservancy, west of Samburu National Reserve.
Guests can opt to enjoy the panoramic views from their veranda or private plunge pool, or spend some time at SpaSaab indulging in a spa treatment or two, featuring therapeutic indigenous ingredients.
There are many activities to fill your days, including game drives led by Samburu guides, exploring the terrain of the Northern Frontier on a camel ride, or guided walks alongside the river. Another option is to spend a night under the stars on a special fly camping experience.
One of the highlights of a stay at Sasaab is spending time learning about the culture and traditions of the Samburu by interacting with the lodge staff, visiting a local village or perhaps a market. This can be even more rewarding for those travelling with children, who will learn some traditional skills, such as how to make a bow and arrow and a bush toothbrush.
Always flexible to the needs of their guests, Sasaab is a distinctive and remote retreat for those seeking wide-open spaces, a calm environment and a touch of adventure.
Hello the Maasai Mara
World renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah and herds-a- thousand-strong of buffalo, the Maasai Mara is also home to the rare black rhino, Thomson’s gazelle, topi, wildebeest and of course a thriving elephant population
Enjoy a local flight from Sasaab to Angama Mara’s private airfield, Maasai Mara.
Met by an Angama Mara guide upon arrival, take a leisurely ten minute stroll or a short drive to the lodge.
ENJOY 4 NIGHTS AT ANGAMA MARA
Perched high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’, Angama Mara overlooks the Maasai Mara. With two intimate camps of just 15 tented suites each, here you will find a place where everything is just as it ought to be –with tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.
A DAY AT
Guests staying at Angama Mara are faced with many choices of how they wish to spend their day. Sunrise hot-air balloon safaris, photographing Africa’s abundant wildlife, walking on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, or visiting a Maasai family in their home – these are just a few of the adventures on offer.
Wake up before the dawn and fly over the Mara in a hot air balloon, game viewing as you float gently past, or sleep in late and watch the sunrise with a steaming coffee, orange juice and a freshly-baked something delicious.
Spend the days out on safari: the Maasai Mara never fails to deliver extraordinary wildlife sightings – head out at sunrise with a picnic breakfast and be back for lunch; head out after breakfast with a picnic lunch; or a favourite, pack two picnics and spend the whole day exploring the Mara and its bountiful wildlife – this is one of the loveliest game drives of all
Or relax at the lodge: with a book by the pool, on a red rocking chair safari on your tent deck or a gentle walk up the kopje where many of the lovely scenes from the movie Out of Africa were filmed –complete with a romantic picnic on the rocks, just for you.
As the sun dips behind the escarpment, toast the end of the day with Maasai warriors at the Boma and dine on classic safari food – with not a buffet in sight.
Goodbye the Maasai Mara
Farewell East Africa
Board a local flight from Angama Mara’s private airfield to Wilson Airport.
Enjoy a chauffeured road transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time to connect with your departing international flight
“We’re better at Hello than Goodbye”
Karen Blixen (adapted)
Safari Cost-Request A Quote
- Private meet & assist at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- All mentioned road transfers & local flights
- 1 Night accommodation at Giraffe Manor
- All meals and house drinks
- 3 Nights accommodation at Sasaab
- All meals & house beverages included
- All safaris and included activities
- All park & conservancy fees
- 4 Nights accommodation at Angama Mara
- All safaris into the Mara Triangle
- All park & conservancy fees
- All meals & beverages (excluding reserve wines & champagne)
*Suggested itinerary – can be tailor made to guests specific needs