Elephant Pepper Camp

Classic Safari


10 Days Driving Safari in Kenya's Best Parks

Samburu Intrepids

DAY I - Samburu Intrepids Camp, Samburu National Reserve

You will be met on arrival at the International Airport and briefed by your Professional Safari Guide on the safari ahead. The journey by road in a customized safari 4 wheel drive Land Rover takes you through dramatically different scenery, through the lush rainforest area at the foot of the Aberdare Mountain Range, dominated by Mount Kenya, into the high, dry land area of Kenya known as the Northern Frontier District. Lunch is a short stopover at a small restaurant just outside Nanyuki. Arrive at Samburu Intrepids lin time for tea or a cool drink, hot shower and to relax before dinner.


DAY 2 - Samburu Intrepids Camp, Samburu National Reserve

After an early wakeup call spend we spend the day exploring Shaba National Reserve, location of the new Survivor series. This hot, dry reserve has beautiful scenery, is renowned for its Elephant herds, big cats and plains game. Lunch is a picnic in the shade of thorn trees, then a leisurely afternoon game drive before returning to Samburu Intrepids in time for hot showers, drinks and dinner.


DAY 3 - Sabuk Lodge, North Laikipia, Northern Frontier District

Depart from camp early in the morning for a 5 hour drive through wonderful semi-desert countryside, past the strange flat-topped 'Lolokwe' mountain and the distant Mathews Range, heading for northern Laikipia, arriving at Sabuk, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in time for lunch. Unpack, relax, maybe swim in the river or just enjoy the uninterrupted view across the Laikipia plains towards the distant mountains. Enjoy an early evening bush sundowner a short walk from camp, high on rocky crags watching the sun set behind the hills.


DAY 4 - Sabuk Lodge, North Laikipia, Northern Frontier District

Set off in the cool early morning for a morning's walk with camels. Or you can ride a camel if you feel tired or want an even better view! Led by a professional safari guide and his team of trained Laikipiak Maasai warriors, the walk takes you across the hills with glimpses of the Ewaso river as it twists and tumbles its way across the highland plains. A picnic brunch under the thorn trees is a treat or picnic lunch on the river banks and a swim as the waters tumble into a natural rock pool. Laze by the river or in the airy mess or your own cottage for the afternoon before campfire sundowners and dinner at the Lodge.


DAY5 - Sabuk Fly - Camp

The day will be spent walking with and / or riding a camel assisted safari. Your guide and professional crew of Samburu warriors will accompany you and set up a fly camp for 1 night along the dramatic gorges of the tumbling Ewaso Nyiro River. The trek is easy and great for inquisitive family groups wishing to learn more about bushcraft and its natural inhabitants at close quarters.


DAY 6- Lion Hill, Lake Nakuru

Returning back to the Sabuk lodge just after sunrise and a hearty bush breakfast we then depart and drive down the escarpments and across to the Rift Valley, arriving at Lion Hill in time for lunch. World famous for its millions of shimmering pink flamingoes; Lake Nakuru is an ornithologists’ mecca. Flotillas of Pelicans swimming by, hundreds of storks, herons and egrets add to this natural menagerie of colour. The park is also one of the few reserves left where one can see both Black & White Rhinos in the wild. Together with lurking Lions, Giraffes and Leopards, Lake Nakuru provides excellent game viewing amongst the yellow–barked acacia forests.


DAY 7 - Elephant Pepper Camp, Maasai Mara

After an early start from Lion Hill, we drive slowly up the other side of the Rift Valley onto the Mau Escarpment and through the verdant tea growing zones of Kericho. We make a gentle descent down to the Masai Mara, arriving in camp for lunch. Elephant Pepper camp is at a specially chosen site, away from the busy tourist circuit. This secluded camp offers you the traditional safari experience in one of Kenya’s most famous wildlife havens.


DAY 8 and 9 - Elephant Pepper Camp, Maasai Mara

TEnjoy the spectacular game viewing experience with full days exploring this vast reserve. Your hosts in camp serve delicious home cooked north Italian cuisine based on the Cheli family recipes. Game drives, bush breakfasts, sundowners and bush walks makes this an unforgettable safari. The Mara is famous for its prolific big game, predatory cats and vast antelope herds.


DAY 10 - Depart

Transfer to the airstrip for your Air Kenya scheduled flight back to Nairobi departing at 11h00. On arrival at 12h15 approximately, a Cheli & Peacock representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel or the international airport.

Price and Terms

Price, per person sharing

Peak Season US$ 5,066.00

High Season US$ 4,955.00


Departs on request with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10.
6 - 10 people will have exclusive use of camp.



Professional safari guide, park and conservaton fees
Safari Transport in specially equipped 4WD vehicles, max 6 per vehicle 
6 nights in tented camps, 3 nights in hosted lodges, all full board 

At Samburu Intrepids: 

Game Drives in Samburu National Reserve 
Day trip to Shaba National Reserve 

At Sabuk Lodge: 

Guided bush walks 
Game drive 
Morning camel/walking excursion 
Bushcraft & tracking skill demonstration 
Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks   

At Longonot Ranch House: 

Day and night game drives 
Guided Walks

At Cheli & Peacock Mara Camp: 

Day & Night Game Drives 
All Drinks (excluding champagne) 
Guided walks 
Bush Breakfast & Sundowners 



International air fares & visas 
Personal Travel insurance (compulsory) 
Nairobi hotel accommodation (bookable on request) 
Drinks & extras at Samburu Intrepids & Longonot Ranch 
Horseriding at Longonot Ranch House 
Personal expenses 
Optional activities not mentioned above 
Staff gratuities (optional) 
All statutory increases beyond our control