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Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

Three sister camps offer access to wonderfully remote regions across northern Kenya and the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Enjoy an exclusive safari experience focused on great wildlife, superb guiding and considerable comfort, with a range of activities.

Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari: Summary

Lanner Falcon Safari in a nutshell

This intimate fly-in safari features three sister camps across northern Kenya and the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Saruni Samburu, Saruni Rhino and Saruni Wild are all located within private conservancies, boasting remote wilderness and exclusive game viewing.

Beginning in Kalamara Conservancy, Saruni Samburu sits atop a rocky inselberg with spectacular views across the rolling plains from every angle. From this highly luxurious lodge guests can journey off road in search of northern varieties of plains game, or visit Samburu National Reserve.

Even greater intimacy is offered by the simpler Saruni Rhino and Saruni Wild, which have just three rooms each. Both feel wonderfully rustic and provide great adventure away from the beaten track. Saruni Rhino is the only lodge in East Africa that focuses specifically on tracking endangered black rhino on foot, a truly unforgettable encounter.

Finally, Saruni Wild, set within the game-rich Lemek Conservancy, boasts spectacular wildlife as well as access to many of the neighbouring conservancies and the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Through the combination of night drives, walking safaris and off-roading in less-travelled wilderness, guests stand a good chance of sighting varied and spectacular wildlife, including the "big five". This, coupled with the strong cultural presence of Samburu and Maasai people, makes for an exceptionally immersive safari, with long-stay discounts an added bonus.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
3 nights Saruni Samburu - Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Full Board & Activities
2 nights Saruni Rhino - Northern Kenya, Kenya Full Board & Activities
3 nights Saruni Wild - Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya Full Board & Activities
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Saruni Samburu

Days 1-4

Saruni Samburu is a luxury lodge perched atop a rocky inselberg in the exclusive, remote, Kalama Conservancy, north of the Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is in reach of the national reserve for game drives and has spectacular views overlooking this famous wildlife area and across to Mount Kenya on the southern horizon.

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Saruni Rhino

Days 4-6

Saruni Rhino is an intimate three-room lodge inside the remote Sera Community Conservancy in northern Kenya. Built between beautiful doum palms on the banks of the seasonal Kauro River, it opened in 2017 and is the first and only lodge in East Africa to offer safaris specifically focused on tracking the critically endangered black rhino on foot.

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Saruni Wild

Days 6-9

Saruni Wild is located in the Lemek Conservancy, on the border of neighbouring Mara North Conservancy, close to the Mara North airstrip. The location provides a wildlife-rich experience particularly between July – September when the wildebeest migration moves into the Mara. With just three simple tents, Saruni Wild is also one of the smallest and most intimate safari camps in Kenya.

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Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Saruni Rhino

Saruni Rhino

Northern Kenya, Kenya

Saruni Wild

Saruni Wild

Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari.

  • Getting up close with black rhino on foot
  • Enjoy spectacular views from Saruni Samburu
  • Observe the wonderful wildlife of the Mara
  • Enjoy intimate & personal camps with just three tents
  • Meet the Samburu and Maasai people on village visits

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Elephant encounter

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Gerenuk

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Oryx

85% chance

Leopard

40% chance

Cheetah

35% chance

Buffalo

18% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Hippo

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Striped Hyena

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Balloon flight over the Mara

Balloon flight over the Mara

3 hours in total - morning only

With the sun rising over the Loita Hills, you scramble into the balloon basket for the start of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re about to go drifting with the breeze above the trees and plains of one of the world’s greatest wildlife regions.

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Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

All day from sunrise to sunset

If you're not staying in the Maasai Mara National Reserve itself, the chances are you'll be in one of the outstandingly wildlife-rich Maasai-owned private conservancies just outside the reserve boundary. However, a full-day game drive in the reserve is usually included, to visit the Mara River and see some of the reserve's fabled wildlife locations.

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Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

One-and-a-half hours, plus transfers

Visit the community-run Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu, for an intimate experience meeting the orphaned baby elephants who have been rescued from the surrounding regions. They are hand-reared by Samburu keepers, until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

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