Kenya Classic Safari

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

This 8 day road safari sees the highlights of Kenya, covering Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. Includes comfortable lodges and transport by 4×4 safari vehicle. Operates weekly starting in Nairobi on a Friday.

Safari Highlights:

Samburu Game Reserve – game viewing and culture; Aberdare and time at hide; Lake Nakuru famed for flamingos; Masai Mara and final chances for game driving and culture.

Main Attractions:

Kenya: Maasai Mara Reserve, Lake Nakuru

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Tribe the Village Market Hotel /Tribe Hotel
Day 2&3 Samburu Sopa Lodge Samburu National Park
Day 4 The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park
Day 5 Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Lake Nakuru
Day 6&7 Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara
Day 8 Return to Nairobi – end

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From US$ 3030
Countries Kenya
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Friday

Comfort Level:

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 The Tribe Hotel, Nairobi

You’ll have a meet and greet at the international airport and from here transfer to your hotel in Nairobi where the remainder of the day is free

Day 2&3 Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu National Park

Drive north to Samburu National Reserve and we spend our time enjoying morning and afternoon game drives exploring Samburu National Reserve making the most of our opportunities to see some of the wildlife on offer including elephants, Big Cats, and some of the more unusual species that Samburu is noted for including Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. This reserve offers breathtaking sun baked landscape surrounded by mountains – to the west, the sheer sided slopes of majestic Ol Olokwe Mountain form a perfect back drop to any photograph. Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, grevy zebras, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, oryx, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks. The reserve is also home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle–herding existence and a strict adherence to their age–old rites and customs

Day 4 The Ark, Aberdare National Park

Today we drive to Aberdare National Park, in the afternoon you will be transferred to The Ark Tree Lodge to spend the evening observing wildlife from the lodge as the animals come to the nearby saltlick and waterhole. Covering an area of 767sq km, the topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo– an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.

Day 5 Savova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Nakuru

Continue down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park with an en route game drive, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, we join an afternoon game drive in the park returning later for dinner. Lake Nakuru was crowned a national park in the sixties and – in addition to its attractive lakeland scenery – it offers opportunities to see lion, leopard, black rhino, hippos, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, hundreds of species of bird and much more

Day 6&7 Keekorok Lodge, Masai Mara

Our destination today takes us to Masai Mara National Game Reserve. We head out on an afternoon game drive and the following day is spent in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid–morning and afternoon game drives in a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, the reserve is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from the neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “Big Five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat–eared fox, jackal, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles

Day 8 Nairobi

After breakfast, we depart the Mara arriving back early/mid afternoon where you are dropped at the airport

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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08.00 – 17.00
08.00 – 13.00
Sunday & Public Holidays


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