Kenya: A Classic Safari


  • 9 days

  • Kenya

  • Active pace

Tour : QK

Save £160 on 2019 dates

From

£2,943 pp

Tour only

Based on 9th Oct 2019

From

£3,561 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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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!

Highlights

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

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Nairobi, Kenya

Day
1

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

Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Samburu National Reserve

Day
2

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
3

Today, enjoy MORNING AND 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
4

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
5

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
6

Today, embark on MORNING AND 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
7

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
8

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

Day
9

Today, fly back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. If you are extending your stay in Maasai Mara you will remain in your hotel for 2 more nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+2 days Nairobi tour extension

Total meals included:

  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Nairobi

Day
1

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

Day
2

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

Post tour

+3 days Amboseli National Park extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Day
1

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

Day
2

Today features MORNING AND 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

Day
3

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
+3 days Maasai Mara extended stay tour.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Maasai Mara

Days
1-2

Further explore this magical place during MORNING AND 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

Day
3

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.

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,943 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

From

£3,561 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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