Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi
When’s the last time you laughed like a hyena? Pack your khakis, greys, and greens and get ready for the ride of your life—or rides, rather! This classic African safari vacation packs in 10 game drives to see lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, and countless other creatures of Kenya’s most famous national parks and wildlife reserves.Come face to face with adventure in custom-made 6-person 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles staffed by expert safari guides. Take in the best views of the “Big 5,” the Samburu “Special 5,” and every impala, ostrich, and gazelle in between—all in their natural habitats. Need to slow down and put on the brakes? Sumptuous safari lodges and comfortable tented camps, breakfast in the bush, and late day sundowner drinks present the perfect opportunities to rest near the rhinos, raise a mimosa to the monkeys, and say cheers to the cheetahs. Just try to camouflage your excitement.Explore more on your Africa tour in Nairobi. Feeding endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center, meeting orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and visiting the former home of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen are just a few highlights!
Highlights of Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi
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The Great Migration is a natural event, and the movements of the migrating herds is difficult to predict year to year. Generally speaking, the herds are in the Maasai Mara from August to early November. During this time you’re likely to see the herds. River crossings are more of a challenge but we’ll adjust game viewing if there is a chance to witness this rare and extraordinary sight!
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on all Africa safari tours. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Price Details US
- Park entrance fees of $555 per person are included.
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All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We don’t recommend this tour to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.
Kenya: A Classic Safari
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
We’ve packed everything you need for an amazing adventure—from hand-selected safari lodges and tented camps to friendly Globus Tour Directors and expert Driver/Guides, and seamless transportation between destinations including intra-vacation flights. 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles come stocked with fresh, filtered water and equipped with a popup roof for unfettered game viewing and photography. Plus, each vehicle is limited to just six guests, so you’ll always have a window seat!
Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA Jambo, Kenya!Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
NAIROBI Conservation MattersGuided sightseeing starts at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about elephant conservation and see orphaned elephant calves. After lunch, visit Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of Out of Africa – a 1937 autobiographical account (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her time living and operating a coffee farm in Kenya. You’ll also visit the Giraffe Centre, followed by free time this evening. (B,L)TOUR HIGHLIGHTYOUNG & HUNGRY The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, founded by Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Here, guests will learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves, orphaned by poachers, before they are re-introduced to the wild. View the elephant calves from a distance during their feeding time.TOUR HIGHLIGHTTALL ORDERS Operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi is a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, you’ll learn about this giraffe sub-species and can meet them up close and feed them. Get closer on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!
NAIROBI–SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE Samburu SpecialDrive north out of the city to Shaba National Reserve, home to the Samburu “Special 5,” a collection of unique animals, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk. Start your safari adventure with an afternoon game drive.(B,L,D)
SHABA Arid AwakeningMorning and afternoon game drives with free time at your lodge in between. 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! Sundowner drinks in the bush are served prior to returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTSUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, savor an experience evoking the legendary traditions of safaris with a memorable happy hour in the bush, complete with sunset views over the Ewaso Ng’iro River!
SHABA–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY Wonderful Weavers & Wildlife Sanctuaries Depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. En route, stop at Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a project aimed at building sustainable livelihoods for local women through social and economic activities. After lunch, visit the [LF] Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, then set out for an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITETAKE SANCTUARY Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees—a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations.TOUR HIGHLIGHTACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests are always given tents directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night—see animals directly from your private verandah!
OL PEJETA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK High & MightyMorning game drive in Ol Pejeta. Then, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa to Lake Nakuru National Park. Settle in to your lodge prior to dinner.(B,L,D)
LAKE NAKURU At the Water’s EdgeYour morning game drive includes an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Keep your eyes out for giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water’s edge. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITEBREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa’s unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa’s early explorers. Sip mimosas as you savor this memorable experience in the wild.
LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE Jewel of KenyaThis 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, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million - a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.(B,L,D)
MAASAI MARA Magical MaraMorning and afternoon game drives with free time to relax at your camp in between. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Tonight, join a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.(B,L,D)LOCAL FAVORITEDINNER & DANCE The Maasai people bring a history of colorful culture tied to this wilderness known as the cradle of life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure.
MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI So Long, FarewellEmbark on a final game drive before flying back to Nairobi, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.(B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|1||Sarova Panafric||Rated one of the best hotels in Nairobi the Sarova Panafric has lots to offer. Located just a short drive from CBD and 18 km from the airport. You are minutes away from the start of your adventure.||Nairobi||Junction of Kenyatta Ave & Valley Road||First-Class|
|2||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.||Samburu National Reserve Area||Valley Road||First-Class|
|3||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 ambiance and safari luxury.||Ol Pejeta Conservancy||Superior First-Class|
|4||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.||Lake Nakuru National Park||First-Class|
|5||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.||Maasai Mara National Reserve||Superior First-Class|