11-Day Best of Kenya Classic Safari

This safari tour takes you to Kenya’s most beautiful national parks. Travel the vast open plains and rolling hills of this beautiful country as you search for the “big five”. You will experience full-service camping under the big African sky, which gets you off the beaten path and closer to the region’s wildlife.
Things to Consider
Mid-range tour Private tour Can depart any day Can be customized Suitable for solo travelers Min age of 12 years
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals
Day: 1
Sarova Stanley Hotel Luxury hotel in or near Nairobi
Breakfast Included
Day: 2-3
Kibo Safari Camp Mid-range tented camp just outside Amboseli NP
All Meals Included
Day: 4
Treetops Lodge Luxury lodge inside Aberdare NP
All Meals Included
Day: 5-6
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Mid-range lodge inside Shaba NR
All Meals Included
Day: 7
Lake Nakuru Lodge Mid-range lodge inside Lake Nakuru NP
All Meals Included
Day: 8
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Mid-range hotel in or near Lake Naivasha
All Meals Included
Day: 9-10
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Mid-range lodge inside Masai Mara NR
All Meals Included
Day: 11
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Nairobi

You will be met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a Seven By Far Travel representative. You will then be briefed on your upcoming safari and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel for your overnight stay. If you arrive early enough we can take you on a complimentary city tour.

Main Destination:
Nairobi
Accommodation:
Sarova Stanley Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Nairobi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Nairobi – Amboseli

After breakfast you will make your way south to Amboseli National Park, which is famous for its spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). You will arrive at the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp in time for lunch and then go on an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the camp.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Amboseli National Park

Leave on a full day game drive (0630 to 1600hrs) within Amobseli National Park. Amboseli sits at the foot of Africia’s highest mountain, Kiimanjaro, and is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It lies 150 miles southeast of Nairobi and is very close to the Tanzanian border. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro rises above the clouds and dominates every aspect of this landscape. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the camp.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Amboseli – Aberdare National Park

Leave Amboseli after breakfast and make your way north to the Outspan Hotel. This hotel is the base for your tree hotel, the Treetops Lodge. Eat lunch in the club and then make your way to the lodge, which is in Aberdare National Park. The lodge has various decks and balconies for easy viewing and wildlife photography. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Aberdare National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September (Dry season)
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather Jun to Sep and Dec to Feb (Less rain)
Accommodation:
Treetops Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Aberdare NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Aberdare – Samburu Game Reserve

Leave after breakfast and drive north through the lush Kikuyu farmlands and coffee planations to the cool Kenyan highlands, where the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located. You will eat lunch and then go on an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather June and December (Cool and fresh after rain)
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Shaba NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Samburu National Reserve

Spend the full day (0630 to 1600hrs) in the reserve on a game drive. Samburu is famous for its rare mammals that only survive north of the equator. These include the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beira oryx and Grevy’s zebra. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Shaba NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Samburu – Lake Nakuru

Depart after breakfast and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Enjoy some free time relaxing at the lodge and then go on a game drive at 1600 hrs. You will visit the shores of the lake, where the flamingos that live here create an incredible pink hue on the lake’s surface. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park
Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast you will make your way to Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. At 1600hrs you can go on an optional boat ride to visit Crescent Island. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha
Accommodation:
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Leave Lake Naivasha after breakfast and then drive across the Great Rift Valley floor to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving at the Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. At 1600hrs you will go on an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the full day (0630 to 1600hrs) on a game drive with the reserve. The Masai Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti. Its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game and the predators that feed on them. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Masai Mara – Nairobi

After an early morning game drive you will depart for Nairobi, arriving around midday in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant. Carnivore has been (quite justifiably) referred to as Africa’ greatest dining experience, having twice been voted among the world’s 50 best restaurants by a UK based restaurant magazine. You will be dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Nairobi
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)
 

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • We can book your international flights help
  • Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room2 people 1 room3 people 2 rooms4 people 2 rooms5 people 3 rooms6 people 3 rooms7+ people 
Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019$4,300$3,100$2,950$2,850$2,750$2,600Get Quote
Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020$4,300$3,100$2,950$2,850$2,750$2,600Get Quote
Rating:
4.2/5