11 day trip

The Mara and Northern Kenya Safari

From 11515 PP


An unforgettable experience in Kenya

Explore three contrasting regions of Kenya from the iconic Maasai Mara to the unseen north, staying at luxury lodges and camps that are each making a substantial impact on local communities and conservation efforts.

On a Maasai owned concession, enjoy the timeless safari spectacle of the Mara with the added freedom to explore on foot and at night, encountering Kenya’s most iconic species. Then on a ranch in Laikipia, learn how cattle and wildlife can exist in harmony while you enjoy an exciting range of adventure activities.

End at Sarara, surrounded by green mountains in the remote Samburu region. Here, learn about local traditions, climb peaks, track black rhinos and visit the famous Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.


Trip highlights

  • Walking safaris and night drives in the Mara Conservancies

  • Epic adventure activities at Sosian

  • Visiting the Samburu ‘singing wells’

  • A visit to the community-owned Reteti Elephant Sanctuary


What's included

  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights, private transfers and conservation fees

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Balloon over the Mara
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    Riding from Sosian
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    Elephants on the Mara
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    Walking with the Maasai
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    Wild dogs at Sosian
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    Electric game drives at Emboo River Camp
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    Sosian Lodge

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Overnight in Nairobi

Begin your discovery of Kenya with a night at a charming guesthouse in a green suburb of Nairobi.

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AFEW Giraffe Centre

Days 2 — 5

Safari in the Mara

Discover one of Africa’s most important conservation and wilderness areas. The Maasai Mara hosts an astounding diversity and density of wildlife year-round, especially lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants. Between July and October, millions of wildebeests and zebras cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania to create awe-inspiring natural spectacle known as the Great Migration.

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Days 5 — 8

Adventure in Laikipia

Sosian, in the rolling hills of Laikipia, was once an overgrazed ranch devoid of wildlife. Today, its ecology has been restored in a way that works in harmony with cattle rearing, creating a haven for endangered species such as wild dogs, reticulated giraffes and Grevy’s zebras.

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Days 8 — 11

Northern Kenyan conservation

Your lodge for the next three nights is the wonderful Sarara, situated on the edge of the enormous Namunyak Conservancy with views out across the rugged Mathews Range in Kenya’s remote north. The owners care deeply about conservation and the local Samburu community, and a stay here is an inspiring experience of traditional lifestyle of the region and its wildlife.

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Keith Ladzinski Niarra Travel Reteti elephant sanctuary
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The Mara and Northern Kenya Safari
11515 PP
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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

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