Pack your binoculars and your camera, as you head off for one of Kenya’s Classic Safaris regaled for sightings of the “Big “5” – buffalo, rhinoceros, elephants, lions and leopards. You will travel within four of Kenya’s most famous game parks; each with its own unique topography, wildlife and culture.
This will truly be an unforgettable safari experience as you begin your journey in Outspan and travel north through the rich farming lands of Africa. You will cross the equator to arrive at your first destination, Samburu Game Reserve. On your third day, game viewing will again be the focus as you drive into Aberdares National Park which sits near the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Your safari will then track to Lake Nakuru considered to be the “greatest ornithological spectacle on earth” as it proudly boasts over 400 species of birds and during migration, one may see millions of pink flamingoes flocking to the banks of Lake Nakuru. Your journey continues on to Lake Naivaisha, where your will relax in the tranquil settings of the lodge or you may want to take a boat ride to catch a glimpse of the resident hippos.
You will then descend into the Great Rift Valley and onto the Masai Mara. You will experience first-hand the grandeur of Kenya as told by Ernest Hemingway and as depicted in Karen Blixen’s, breath-taking film, “Out of Africa”.
Your African journey will be complete once you witness the customs of the Masai Mara tribe. Within their own habitat, you will have a first-hand opportunity to share their culture, or perhaps you may choose to sail above the Mara to observe their habitat and also observe wild game, maybe even lions, as this area is known for spectacular game viewing all year round.
- Discover Kenya as you explore Samburu, Aberdares and Masai Mara National Parks.
- “Big 5” Game Drives as you “hunt” with your camera for exotic game in the wilds of Africa.
- Visit Lake Nakuru, a geologic wonder, within the Great Rift Valley, a home to millions of birds and African animals.
- Pamper yourself in the spa at Lake Naivasha, or choose to rock climb, cycle or safari-by-horseback.
- Marvel at the “Mara” while on safari, while interacting with the Masai tribe or while “scouting” wildlife from your sun-deck.
Nairobi / Outspan (L/D)
Must arrive in Nairobi by 8:00 am.
Met and transferred to freshen up before departing for Aberdares National Park as you begin your journey in this unique African terrain known for its lush moorlands and mountains. Your stay at Outspan Hotel, will take you back in time, as this country hotel built in 1926, is nestled in Kenya’s tea and coffee-growing highlands. The hotel and surrounding landscape offers a setting rich in history, vivid landscapes and floral gardens; where peacocks roam free. Begin your Adventure after Lunch, exploring on your own or perhaps a nature walk with an expert guide (optional) or by playing golf near-by.
Dinner and Overnight: Outspan Hotel
Outspan / Samburu Game (B/L/D)
After Breakfast, drive north across the Equator, to Samburu Game National Reserve. Check-into your deluxe en-suite tent along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and enjoy Lunch at the Ashnil Samburu Lodge. Explore the Samburu Game Reserve on a late afternoon game drive or you may just want to relax with a massage beneath the acacia trees. As the sun sets, you will want to experience the spectacular African sunset as you enjoy your sundowners or “Happy Hour” beverages.
Dinner and Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Your second day in Samburu will include early morning and late afternoon game drives. This is the land depicted in Joy Adamson’s book, Born Free, featuring, Elsa the lioness. Be prepared to observe unique game indigent to this dry-country such as the Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, and more!! Bird watchers will marvel at more than 350 species of birds that inhabit the Samburu. You may even spot a Nile crocodile!
Dinner and Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp
Aberdares / Mt. Kenya (B/L/D)
Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check into the Serena Mountain Lodge, a vintage timbered tree hotel, which boasts its own watering hole and viewing decks for wild game sightings. You are sure to enjoy the “champagne-clear” air found in these foothills. For your enjoyment, you may go fishing for trout in the sparkling streams or enjoy a soothing walk through the forest. For those who don’t want to miss a single animal that visits your oasis, you may elect to have a wake-up call during the night, courtesy of Serena Mountain Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge.
Aberdares / Lake Naivasha (B/L/D)
After Breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley, the famous geographic trench, created over 20 million years ago, separating Kenya from East to West. This geologic phenomenon transformed the land into great volcanic mountains, desert, fertile farmland, flat plains and steep cliffs.
Lunch at Lake Nakuru, a “soda” lake, rich in salts and algae, which attracts millions of birds to its waters. Your afternoon game drive will allow you to explore the Great Rift Valley. Your day concludes at Lake Naivasha, a welcome respite after your day’s adventure. Giraffes, buffalo, monkeys and hippos will welcome you to your lodge. In neighboring, Hell’s Gate National Park, you may decide to rock climb the “great red cliffs”, go cycling or even horseback ride. In Naivasha, you may enhance your viewing of the “stunning sunset” from a boat cruise. This would be a great destination to enjoy a massage or a spa treatment.
Dinner and Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Lake Naivasha / Masai Mara (B/L/D)
Today you venture into the Masai Mara National Reserve also known as the “Mara”one of the largest game reserves in southwestern Kenya. The Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. The Mara is known for the “Big Cats” – namely lions, leopards and cheetahs! The “Great Migration” of wildlife thunders through the Masai Mara each year. The “Masai” people are your hosts to this magical land.
After Lunch, get out your binoculars and your safari hat and head-off into the Mara. Your luxury tent is located on the banks of the Mara River. You will be able to extend your game viewing from your sundeck! If you desire, you can schedule breakfast by the hippo pool or plan a private riverside dinner.
Dinner and Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp.
Masai Mara (B/L/D)
Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara, partake in a “bubbly” bush Breakfast (optional) or enjoy an early morning game drive. Following Lunch, relax by the pool or prepare for your last African game drive.
Dinner and Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp.
Masai Mara / Nairobi / Departure (B)
After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (approximately 5 hours) and proceed to the airport for your departure. Option to visit the local market and have dinner prior to your flight OR you may extend your visit in Africa with a visit to the Beach/Tanzania/Rwanda to see the Gorillas in the Mist!
Land cost per person on twin sharing basis.
Please call us for a customized quote.
Travel Protection is offered by us and is an additional cost.
- Accommodation at hotels mentioned or similar in category – subject to availability – travel must be on the day of one of our regular departures, where you will join a small group (options available for a private vehicle). Travel only (per this package) during mentioned period.
- Meals as mentioned (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
- Entrance Fees for sightseeing.
- International Airfare.
- Park Fees.
- Optional Sightseeing.
- Items of a Personal Nature (Phone Calls, Laundry, Beverages, etc.).
- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
- VISA & Passport Arrangements.
- Tips, Porterage, Service Charges.
- Car Rental fees (optional excursions).
Please note that this is only a proposal and space confirmation will be advised once we receive your booking confirmation.
Please be aware that it is the responsibility of each traveler to ensure his/her passport has 6 months of validity from the RETURN date to the USA.