Samburu Rhino Tracking Experience in Kenya – 5 Days.

5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour Overview

This 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour in Samburu will get you up close and personal with Kenya’s majestic wildlife.

From exploring Samburu National Reserve to visiting the elephant and rhino sanctuaries, you’ll witness incredible animals like elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, and leopards. Take in the stunning views of the African wilderness while enjoying bush dinners under the stars.

You will also get to enjoy cultural encounters with the Samburu pastoralists looking after and singing to their livestock.

Take a look at the detailed 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour to get a better feel of how such a safari would work for you. Keep in mind that all our safari are customizable and our team of experts will gladly help you personalize any safari to your specific needs.

Detailed 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour

Here is the full day-by-day of 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport – Transfer to Samburu

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where our 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour guide will transfer you to your overnight hotel, or to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu.

Leave Nairobi in the morning, arriving at Samburu an hour later, where your Saruni Samburu guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive with a bush picnic lunch.

Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view. Communal or private in-room dinner of delicious Italian-inspired dishes back at the lodge before heading to bed early in preparation for your early start.

Day 2:Wildlife game drive in Samburu National Reserve

Early morning game drive and bush picnic breakfast in Samburu National Reserve to seek out the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich, and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well-known larger wildlife including elephants, lion, and leopard.

Head back to the lodge for a light three-course lunch and to relax for the afternoon, enjoying a dip in our infinity pools and a complimentary half-hour Back & Neck massage at the Samburu Wellbeing Space.

The evening game drive in Kalama Conservancy ends with a bush dinner under the stars in the middle of the wilderness and a night drive back to the lodge.

The Samburu warriors dancing, candles, and fire under the vast African skies, make this a truly magical experience, and one of the highlights of your stay.

  • Accommodation: Saruni Rhino
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:Visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

Following a lie-in and a hearty breakfast, depart Saruni Samburu accompanied by our 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour guides, driving two hours northwest to visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in nearby Namunyak Conservancy (visit payable & bookable in advance).

Arrive in time for the midday feeding session of the elephants and other animals in residence. Learn all about their special milk formulas, ask the elephant keepers your questions and watch with joy as the hungry elephants come racing out for their bottles!

After some further observation time as the elephants play, bathe, and go about their day, head towards Saruni Rhino, a 2-hour drive away in Sera Conservancy, stopping in a picturesque spot for a picnic lunch on the way.

Arrive in camp, or, head straight to the Rhino Sanctuary to start your exhilarating on-foot tracking adventure taking place late afternoon as the temperature lowers.

Drive to within a short distance of the endangered black rhino, leaving the vehicle on foot to track the rhino in the safety of a 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour guide and a ranger. Communication between rangers allows you to track as many rhinos as possible in the allotted time.

After an exhilarating, up close, and personal experience, game drive back to camp where a lantern-lit bush dinner awaits you in the idyllic setting of the dry river bed, as the night sounds reverberate around you.

  • Accommodation: Saruni Rhino
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Morning Game drive

Leave early morning with a picnic breakfast on a game drive to the nearby Fifty Wells (Kisima Hamsini) or the Singing Wells, where you will witness Samburu pastoralists watering and singing their uniquely recognized songs to their livestock at a series of natural wells, bringing water up from the depths as they have done for centuries. The Wells are seasonal.

Birders and non-birders alike will delight in the incredible spectacle that is thousands upon thousands of sand grouse dipping to take water in the natural wells and waterholes throughout Sera Conservancy, a truly astounding sight, and sound show.

Return to camp and enjoy a refreshing dip in the cooling waters of the natural rock infinity pool overlooking the dry river bed surrounded by swaying doum palms as monkeys chirrup and play along.

Enjoy lunch in the shade of Swara House, with breathtaking views of a waterhole frequently visited by herds of elephants and other wildlife and birdlife. Relax after lunch in the cool of your stone cottage (‘banda)’ reclining on your very own beach club-style, sandy verandah watching the waterhole.

For the adventurous thrill-seekers embark on the 2nd round of Black Rhino Tracking Experience by returning to the Sanctuary to re-live the experience.

Bush ‘lugga’ dinner under the starlit African skies before heading to bed for your last night in the remote wilderness of Kenya’s northern frontier.

  • Accommodation: Saruni Rhino
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Game drive, Departure

Following breakfast in camp, or equipped with a picnic breakfast, leave early morning** from Saruni Rhino for your departing onward flight to the Mara or back to Nairobi.

On the drive back to Kalama, enjoy one last time the incredible wildlife which calls this immense community-owned and run conservancy home. This will mark the end of your 5 Days Black Rhino Tracking Experience Tour .

  • Accommodation: None
  • Meal plan: Breakfast

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 2 Pax

  • Trip Duration: 5 days, 4 nights.
  • Starting Point: Nairobi, Kenya.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Kenya
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)