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Kenya: A Classic Safari

New for 2019

Price per person
from £3,169

Price based on
London Stansted
18th Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 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.

Make your own way

For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

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 UK

Day
1

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 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
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 airport 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.

Nairobi - Nairobi Serena Hotel

Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.

  • Location

    Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Samburu National Reserve Area - Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

In the heart of Kenya's arid north lies Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Built in an oasis around the natural terrain of this breathtaking volcanic desert, the Lodge is attractively laid out with chalet style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Natural spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and out all around the property creating a beautiful landscape. Coupled with the large free-form swimming pool that flows around the lush gardens and tall trees, all this refreshing water lends an almost magical feel to this natural oasis.

  • Location

    Valley Road, Samburu National Reserve Area, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Sweetwaters Serena Camp

A sheltered oasis clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambience and safari luxury.

  • Location

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Lake Nakuru National Park Area - Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of Lake Nakuru. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

  • Location

    Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area - Sarova Mara Camp

Sarova Mara Camp is situated in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, offering a front seat to the rolling plains of East Africa. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from tented living to bird-watching to a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village. The large grounds are beautifully laid out with exotic trees and indigenous shrubs.

  • Location

    Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

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