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Overview

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.

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 a few highlights!

Highlights of Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi

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Travelers Notes

The Great Migration is a natural event, and the movements of the migrating herds are difficult to predict year to year. The herds are typically seen in the Maasai Mara Reserve from August to early November. River crossings are more of a challenge, and we’ll adjust game viewing if there is a chance to witness this rare and extraordinary sight!

Small Group

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

•Price includes all National Park fees.

Related Option Title

With Nairobi

Notes

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

This tour explores game areas with rough roads and is not recommended for guests suffering from back problems or other physical issues.

Product Group

Kenya: A Classic Safari

UNESCO Sites

Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

Inclusions

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!

Meals

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA Jambo, Kenya!
Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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Day 2

NAIROBI Conservation Matters
Guided sightseeing starts with a morning game drive in Nairobi National Park. Continue to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about and witness elephant conservation in action. After lunch, visit the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of the 1937 autobiography Out of Africa (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her time living and operating a coffee farm in Kenya. A visit to the [LF] Giraffe Centre is followed by free time this evening.

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LOCAL FAVORITE
WILDLIFE WARRIORS The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, founded by Dame Daphne Sheldrick. 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. Also visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi—a non-profit organization operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, learn about this giraffe sub-species, meet them up close and feed them. Get closer to these regal beauties on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!


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Day 3

NAIROBI–SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE Shaba Special
Drive north out of the city to Shaba National Reserve, home to the “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.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Listen for a symphony of bird calls at the Shaba National Reserve. More than 400 recorded species including the vibrant vulturine guinea fowl and gray crowned crane reside in Shaba. Look low for the Kori bustard, the largest flying bird native to Africa.


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Day 4

SHABA Arid Awakening
Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time at your lodge. Due to the dry climate, the grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. The Ewaso Ng’iro River borders the reserve, providing 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.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, enjoy the legendary tradition of safaris with a memorable happy hour in the bush, complete with sunset views over the Ewaso Ng’iro River!



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Day 5

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.

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LOCAL FAVORITE
CONSERVATION HEROES 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 HIGHLIGHT
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT INTO THE WILD A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests enjoy tents situated directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night from a vantage point directly from your private verandah!


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Day 6

OL PEJETA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Natural Highs
Morning 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 into your lodge prior to dinner and gaze at the lush landscape from your private patio or open-air lounge.

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Day 7

LAKE NAKURU At the Water’s Edge
Your 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.

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LOCAL FAVORITE
BREAKFAST 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 revel in this memorable experience in the wild.


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Day 8

LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE Jewel of Kenya
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, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million, providing a bountiful food source for predators such as lions, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.

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Day 9

MAASAI MARA Magical Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time to relax at your camp. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Tonight, a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush features a traditional Maasai dance performance.

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LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEMS The Maasai people bring a history of rich 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!


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Day 10

MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI So Long, Farewell
Embark on a final game drive before flying back to Nairobi, where a day room is reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-07-01 2024-07-02 2024-07-11 $5929 $0 $6209 QKQ40702 Please Call
2 2024-07-15 2024-07-16 2024-07-25 $5929 $0 $6209 QKQ40716 Not Available
3 2024-08-05 2024-08-06 2024-08-15 $5929 $0 $6209 QKQ40806 Please Call
4 2024-08-19 2024-08-20 2024-08-29 $5929 $0 $6209 QKQ40820 Not Available
5 2024-08-26 2024-08-27 2024-09-05 $5929 $0 $6209 QKQ40827 Not Available
6 2024-09-09 2024-09-10 2024-09-19 $5579 $0 $5859 QKQ40910 Not Available
7 2024-09-16 2024-09-17 2024-09-26 $5489 $0 $5769 QKQ40917 Available
8 2024-09-30 2024-10-01 2024-10-10 $5489 $0 $5769 QKQ41001 Not Available
9 2024-10-14 2024-10-15 2024-10-24 $5489 $0 $5769 QKQ41015 Not Available
10 2025-01-13 2025-01-14 2025-01-23 $5779 $0 $6094 QKQ50114K Available
11 2025-01-13 2025-01-14 2025-01-23 $5539 $0 $5839 QKQ50114 Not Available
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22 2025-06-30 2025-07-01 2025-07-10 $6729 $0 $7044 QKQ50701K Available
23 2025-06-30 2025-07-01 2025-07-10 $6309 $0 $6609 QKQ50701 Not Available
24 2025-07-14 2025-07-15 2025-07-24 $6729 $0 $7044 QKQ50715K Available
25 2025-07-14 2025-07-15 2025-07-24 $6309 $0 $6609 QKQ50715 Not Available
26 2025-08-04 2025-08-05 2025-08-14 $6729 $0 $7044 QKQ50805K Available
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37 2025-09-29 2025-09-30 2025-10-09 $5839 $0 $6139 QKQ50930 Not Available
38 2025-10-13 2025-10-14 2025-10-23 $6259 $0 $6574 QKQ51014K Available
39 2025-10-13 2025-10-14 2025-10-23 $5839 $0 $6139 QKQ51014 Not Available
40 2026-01-12 2026-01-13 2026-01-22 $6369 $0 $6709 QKQ60113K Available
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54 2026-10-12 2026-10-13 2026-10-22 $6859 $0 $7199 QKQ61013K Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
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
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