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Kenya: A Classic Safari

Offer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £3,215

Price based on
London Stansted
18th Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book before 31 October and secure your 2019 Long Haul holiday for just £99pp. 

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  • 11 days

  • Africa

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

On this magnificent Kenya safari, visit remarkable national parks and wildlife reserves in search of giraffe, cheetah, zebra, leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, gazelle, hyena, Cape buffalo, and more—all in their native environments. Imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic animals as they sunbathe on grassy land and roam across the vast savannah grassland. And with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total in each group you’ll experience distinguished service by your professional Tour Director and experienced Driver/Guide.

Your safari adventure starts in Samburu National Reserve, where you’ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk—a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. You’ll also spend two nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. In addition to several game drives here, you will also enjoy an exclusive bush breakfast—a unique experience offered by Globus!

Explore Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and Lake Nakuru, a small but diverse park known for its alkaline lake. All of this and more await you on this amazing Africa safari!

At a glance

  • Samburu National Reserve Three game drives
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy Two game drives; visit a chimp sanctuary
  • Lake Nakuru National Park Two game drives
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve Three game drives; sundowner drinks; traditional Maasai dance performance; bush breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 2 days: Nairobi pre tour extension

  • 3 days: Amboseli National Park post extension

  • 3 days: Maasai Mara extended stay tour.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

On this magnificent Kenya safari, visit remarkable national parks and wildlife reserves in search of giraffe, cheetah, zebra, leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, gazelle, hyena, Cape buffalo, and more—all in their native environments. Imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic animals as they sunbathe on grassy land and roam across the vast savannah grassland. And with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total in each group you’ll experience distinguished service by your professional Tour Director and experienced Driver/Guide.

Your safari adventure starts in Samburu National Reserve, where you’ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk—a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. You’ll also spend two nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. In addition to several game drives here, you will also enjoy an exclusive bush breakfast—a unique experience offered by Globus!

Explore Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and Lake Nakuru, a small but diverse park known for its alkaline lake. All of this and more await you on this amazing Africa safari!

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Depart the UK

Day
1

Arrive - Nairobi, Kenya

Day
2

Arrive in Nairobi where you will be transfered to your hotel.

Check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Samburu National Reserve

Day
3

Today, depart Nairobi to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. First, stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch and stunning views of Mount Kenya. After lunch, continue to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, known for its arid landscape and unique wildlife. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the country. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Samburu

Day
4

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” the reserve is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. Between game drives, there’s time to relax at your lodge. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Samburu - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Day
5

After breakfast, travel to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ol Pejeta - Nyahururu Falls - Lake Nakuru National Park

Day
6

A final GAME DRIVE in the conservancy before driving to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. The journey takes you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club en route.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Nakuru

Day
7

Today, embark on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, flamingo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge between game drives.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day
8

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. The “Mara,” as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, savour SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE.

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Maasai Mara

Day
9

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Afterward, a special BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savour every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Maasai Mara - Nairobi - UK

Day
10

Today, fly back to Nairobi, where your tour ends.

We have secured a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. In the afternoon transfer to the Aiport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home Landing in the UK

Day
11

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Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for midafternoon check-in.

Nairobi

Start your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING with a visit to the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. Here, you will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM, dedicated to the author of Out of Africa. Lastly, stop at the GIRAFFE CENTRE, a non-profit organisation focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe, where you will learn about this sub-species and have the opportunity to feed them.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Enjoy your first GAME DRIVE this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Amboseli

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Amboseli offers you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge or camp.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amboseli - Nairobi

Today, drive back to Nairobi, where tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Maasai Mara

Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES each day. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and much more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Maasai Mara - Nairobi

This morning, fly back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We do not recommend this holiday to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough driving on/off road in/between game parks. Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage. Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

For Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travellers on our Small-Group Discovery holidays, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

Bottled Water is Included on all game drives and with all meals

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'. Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya, the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.

  • Location

    Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool Fitness Centre Room Service Free Wifi

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve just east of Samburu, or one can say, in the "Born Free Country" that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years.

  • Location

    Valley Road, Shaba National Reserve 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool Spa Free Wifi Dry Cleaning

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Located in the renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the camp features great views of Mount Kenya and includes a spacious dining area, pool, bar, and comfortable lounge. Tents include ensuite bathroom, writing desk, Wi-Fi access, and private verandah overlooking a water hole where animals come to drink throughout the day.

  • Location

    Central Kenya near Nanyuki, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool Free Internet Dry Cleaning Bar/Lounge

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru national park is home to one of the most amazing ornithological spectacles in the world.

  • Location

    Lake Nakuru National Park | City Square, Lake Nakuru National Park 72493 - 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool Free Internet Dry Cleaning Spa

Savova Mara Camp

Sarova Mara Game Camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in South West Kenya.The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the Camp.

  • Location

    C14, Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve 00200, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Pool Free Internet Spa Laundry Service

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