9 Days African Wildlife Safari in Kenya

  • Nairobi - Amboseli National Park - Aberdare National Park - Samburu National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Stylish Kenya Safaris

If you’ve decided that your next big adventure ought to be a wildlife safari tour, then Kenya is probably one of the best African safari destinations there is. Let Africa Safari Classics take you to various delightful locations to experience stunning wildlife views. Witness rare species of animals and visit a range of the country's finest attractions. Explore everything this world-famous safari destination has to offer, and take wonderful and lasting memories home with you.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Explore Kenya in style
  • Wildlife and elephant spotting
  • Superb guides and ground transportation
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All daily meals
  • 9 activity days
  • English
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Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Set against the magnificent backdrop of the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, this lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of Amboseli National Park, a world-famous game reserve. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savanna plains with uninterrupted views of the mountain. Its decor reflects brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes that are representative of the area's legendary warriors.

At the center of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool, to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single-story building opening directly onto the grounds. The lodge features a central dining area reached through a timbered bridge over a meltwater stream. The lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

Ilkeliani Camp

Nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the area is a favorite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek river. The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 17 tents and each has commanding views of the plains and wildlife action throughout the day. It is a permanent camp designed along eco-friendly principles. The ethos is to leave minimum footprint on nature.

Its well-equipped tents are stylish with en-suite bathrooms. They are situated under the camp's own cluster of shady indigenous trees, where you can truly feel that you are out in the wilderness. The interiors are spacious and comfortable, featuring a front veranda with a day bed and canvas safari chairs. Home-cooked meals, combined with personal service, contribute to an unforgettable safari experience.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

This lodge is situated in the southeastern ecological niche of the Lake Nakuru National Park. It is an oasis of comfort and excellent service, with commanding views of the lesser flamingo interspersed with the greater flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. It is another world where one easily forgets the city's hustle and bustle. The lodge blends in well with its surroundings and the animals often browse peacefully close to it and its environs, much to the fascination of visitors.

There is accommodation for 120 people either in family rooms, cottages, or suites. The service is unmatched anywhere in Kenya, a country renowned for hospitality. Above all, the staff are friendly and competent. There is excellent cuisine as well, which includes outside catering, bush barbecues, African nights, and sun downers.

Samburu Sopa Lodge

Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya, this lodge is built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu's shrub land and the hills beyond. It is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose people make up a majority of the lodge's work force. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms, are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole, but also leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

Treetops Lodge

Located in the Aberdare National Park, this lodge is famous as the place where Queen Elizabeth II visited as a princess and left as queen. Originally built in 1932, it lies in the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mount Kenya National Park, and is strategically situated right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick, making it the perfect place to view game.

Day 1 - Nairobi and Amboseli National Park

You will depart Nairobi, also known as the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language, by road and have lunch at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights. This lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of the world-famous Amboseli National Park, a national reserve providing very clear and uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Later in the afternoon, you will head out for a game drive and then return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 2 - Amboseli National Park

For this day, you will get to enjoy early morning, mid-morning, and afternoon game drives in this magnificent reserve located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is comprised of groves of acacia trees and golden savanna plains. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, providing sources of water to huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffaloes, and plains game.

Day 3 - Amboseli National Park and Aberdare Range

After an early breakfast, you will drive back towards Nairobi and head to the Aberdare Range. You will have a hot lunch at the Outspan Hotel and transfer later in the afternoon to Treetops Lodge for an overnight stay and game viewing at Aberdare National Park. The forest is home to many wildlife species that include the elephant, rhino, warthog, bushpig, giant forest hog, waterbuck, duiker, bongo, and reedbuck.

Day 4 - Aberdare National Park and Samburu National Reserve

After early morning tea or coffee, you will head back to the Outspan Hotel for a delightful English breakfast. Afterwards, you will head north to Samburu National Reserve which is located in the Northern Frontier District, also known as North Eastern Province. You will have lunch upon arrival at Samburu Sopa Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights. Later in the afternoon, you will proceed for an afternoon game drive in the expansive reserve.

Day 5 - Samburu National Reserve

You will spend the whole day with game drives at the reserve. Samburu plays host to large herds of elephants. Other unique wildlife species are also very common sightings in this part of the wilderness. The Uaso Nyiro River, also known as Ewaso Ng'iro, is a great point of concentration and interest for both visitors and wildlife. It forms the lifeline of this great reserve and most animals cannot keep away from it as they come to quench their thirst with its waters.

Day 6 - Samburu National Reserve and Great Rift Valley

Enjoy an early morning tea or coffee before heading to the Great Rift Valley, arriving for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, your accommodation for the night. You will later proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, a world-famous wildlife habitat that offers wide ecological diversity, from lake shore, woodlands, and grassy plains to rocky escarpments and ridges.

Day 7 - Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve

Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind, you will head out to the Maasai Mara National Reserve which is Kenya's world-famous and premier game reserve. You will arrive at Ilkeliani Tented Camp, your accommodation for the last two nights. After a warm welcome and delightful lunch, you will embark on a game drive with your driver-guide in Maasai Mara, the ancestral home to the Maasai people.

Day 8 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

For this day, you will get to enjoy game drives in the reserve and a visit to the mighty Mara River, where thousands of wildebeest and zebra are attacked by crocodiles as they attempt to cross the river during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya. The annual migration sees over a million wild animals move from Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Day 9 - Nairobi

After breakfast, you will drive back to Nairobi and arrive in the afternoon. You will be dropped off either at your hotel in Nairobi or at the airport of your departure flight.

  • Game drives to discover Africa's wildlife
  • Visit to Mara River in Maasai Mara land

Aberdare National Park

The park is located about 100 kilometers north of Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains. Established in May 1950, this park covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Animals easily observed in this reserve include the leopard, elephant, East African wild dog, giant forest hog, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, Cape buffalo, suni, side-striped jackal, eland, duiker, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, and Sykes' monkey.

Amboseli National Park

Formerly known as the Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, this is a world-famous national reserve that is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, hence providing very clear and uninterrupted views. This magnificent park is comprised of groves of acacia trees and golden savanna plains. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, providing sources of water to huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffaloes, and plains game.

Great Rift Valley

This is the name given to the continuous geographic trench, approximately 6,000 kilometers in length, that runs from Asia to Africa. In Kenya, the valley is deepest to the north of Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru National Park

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies this beautiful game park. It is a world-famous wildlife habitat that offers wide ecological diversity, from lake shore, woodlands, and grassy plains to rocky escarpments and ridges. It is also ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnics, and game drives.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

This is a large game reserve that is contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area. It is globally famous for the Great Migration, an annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti between July and October. Crocodiles attack these migrating animals as they attempt to cross the mighty Mara River.

Samburu National Reserve

This is located in the Northern Frontier District, also known as North Eastern Province, in Kenya. Samburu is 165 square kilometers in size and is situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It plays host to large herds of elephants. Other unique wildlife species are also very common sightings in this part of the wilderness. The Uaso Nyiro River, also known as Ewaso Ng'iro, is a great point of concentration and interest for both visitors and wildlife. It forms the lifeline of this great reserve and most animals cannot keep away from it as they come to quench their thirst with its waters.

All three daily meals are included in the price of this retreat.

  • 3 daily meals
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All game drives within the national parks and reserves
  • All game park entrance fees
  • Hotel taxes
  • Private ground transportation
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Transfers from and to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Visit to Mara River
  • Airfare costs
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Any additional activities, services, or trips
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa costs

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Africa Safari Classics will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Kit Man Chan and Ka Yan Lau from Hong Kong

    "We have been back to the reality world and started our work as well. Everything is fine. It was a very memorable time for me and my wife with Maurice and Boniface when we were in Kenya. We have inquired from several travel agents in the Kenya tourism official website and this company is the fastest one to give us feedback. Also, the price is reasonable when compared to the other agents. We very much appreciate that your company gave a lot of advice to us by emails, which made us have more information in our mind. The safari is good and Sunbird Lodge is a very good accommodation with lovely scenes, delicious food, and good facilities. The room is also very nice as we can look at the lake when we woke up. If we had more time, we would have walked around the grounds and enjoyed sunbathing and swimming. I would like to give Boniface a thumbs up. He always keeps the car clean, as well as himself. We want to give big thanks to Boniface for taking us to the places he did. He is very good at spotting the animals and he drove us to see many. We were very lucky to have seen the Big Five in the first two days of the trip. Boniface gave us a lot of information like animal features and how to distinguish the male and female carnivores and herbivores. He is a very on-time, patient person who took care of us very well. He reminded us every time to safeguard our camera when we crossed some lakes and roads. When we started our first game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Boniface brought us to an area where a dead Thomson gazelle was on a tree. Suddenly, he told us that a leopard was heading towards the tree and so he drove on the underbrush to let us see more clearly. The leopard climbed on the tree and started its meal, a very precious moment as the leopard is hard to find. We watched the whole process from climbing to eating. Overall, our Kenya trip was a very good experience and memory for me and my wife and we will never forget the scenes we saw during the safari. As we went back to work, we still do not have enough time to sit down and share the nice photos with our friends but we are very sure that we will highly recommend the company and the tour guide to our friends. We hope we can go back to Africa and see these guys again in the coming future. Cheers!"

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  • Review by Evelien Verbaenen and Erik Frans Gilberte van Buggenhout from Brussels, Belgium

    "We just got back from our holiday in Kenya and are still smiling from the wonderful experience it was. We contacted several companies to arrange a safari but had the best feeling with Maurice from Africa Safari Classics. Every question or demand that we had, he answered and gave suggestions ending in a nine-day safari which was completely adapted to our needs. Especially his professionalism and speed of answering, as well as his competitive price, got us to choose his company. Arriving in Nairobi, we got the sad news that one of our bags had not made it with us on the plane. When Maurice heard about this, he took over all the communication with the carrier and arranged for my luggage to be waiting for us in one of our lodges along the safari, which was great. Thanks again, Maurice! Our driver and guide Boniface had years of experience and that was very clear from day one. He knew the parks like the back of his hand and when an animal was spotted by one of his colleagues, he made sure we would be able to see it as well by finding the shortest route. He gave us information about the different animals along the way and tried to answer every possible question we had. We visited different parks on our trip and Boniface tried to spot as many different animals for us as he could. He also looked for the best angle to take our photos of all the wildlife. The accommodations during our safari were great, from a tent next to Maasai Mara to a fancy hotel room next to Lake Naivasha. We liked all of them as well as the very helpful staff there. It was such an overwhelming and beautiful holiday and we are very happy it was organized by Africa Safari Classics. We highly recommend contacting them if you are looking to go on a safari holiday."

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  • Review by Lynn and Andrew Girard, and Michael and Ann Weiss from Chicago, USA

    "When looking to book a safari in Kenya, I reached out to several safari companies. It became evident very quickly that Africa Safari Classics was in a different class. Not only was Maurice extremely responsive, he also understood exactly what I was looking for and catered the proposal to my request. Before we left, Maurice came to our apartment to give my family a run down of what to expect on the safari and answer any questions that we had. This was not something that I expected but it was much appreciated and showed a high level of customer service. The safari was amazing. We saw more animals than we thought we would, had a very knowledgeable guide, and stayed in really great camps. If I was to book another safari, I would absolutely book with Africa Safari Classics."

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  • Review by Jocelyn Goulet and Claude Lessard from Canada

    "We decided to contact Africa Safari Classics because their website was easily available, the client comments were most positive, and the company was based in Eastern Africa where we wanted to go. Maurice Nzwii, the very professional sales director of the company, recommended a custom-made safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and Lake Manyara National Parks just for the two of us. Maurice was efficient during the entire planning stage of our trip. His tact and expediency in responding to our emails are truly commendable. Because our excellent guide, Abdul, knew all the back trails and places to find hard-to-see wildlife such as leopards, cheetahs, and rhinos, we felt privy to the parks. We highly recommend Africa Safari Classics."

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  • Review by Tino Martin and Karen Bayer from Germany

    "We did a seven-day safari with Africa Safari Classics and had a great time. We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro. The game drives have been really good and we had enough time for observing all the different kinds of wildlife. We never had the feeling that we are in a hurry and also took ways offsite the crowds of jeeps. Our driver-guide, Athman, told us many things about the animals and also about the cultural background of the people of Tanzania. All accommodations have been clean, in good condition, and with friendly staff. We stayed in Lake Burunge Tented Camp, Manyara Wildlife Camp, Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp, Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, and Migunga Tented Camp. The only thing we would change is to spend more time in Ngorongoro crater. We just had half a day there and would recommend to stay there for at least a full day."

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  • Review by Jonathan Obee from Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Traveling with my parents and a friend to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday, I wanted to make sure the Tanzania safari part of the trip was perfect. Africa Safari Classics ensured that every detail was fantastic, that our trip went smoothly, and that everyone had an epic trip of a lifetime. They surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend the company for anyone looking for a safari adventure. From my first outreach to the company, the sales director, Maurice, was very professional and quick with replies to tailor-make the trip to the parks in Tanzania we wanted to visit. When the airline lost my friend's luggage on the way to Tanzania, we assumed we would never see it again. Imagine our surprise while on a game drive in the middle of the Serengeti, another vehicle popped up and handed over the bag. This is the kind of customer service that made Africa Safari Classics stand out. Our driver-guide, Athman, was exceptionally knowledgeable and professional. He went out of his way to make sure that we had an amazing experience and anticipated our needs before we even needed to ask for anything. He's also a really good and kind person, with a great sense of humor, which is really important when you spend a week with someone. He knew the parks like the back of his hand and where to spot all the animals we were searching for. His knowledge of the animals and information about the parks was extensive, and he also told us a lot of interesting information about the people and towns that we drove through between the parks. We saw the Big Five. We visited Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire parks, which are all filled with so much wildlife. Highlights include a cheetah playing with her four baby cubs, hippos wrestling, and a herd of buffalo standing down a pride of lions. Tanzania has some really beautiful national parks and, having visited the parks in Kenya before, I highly recommend visiting the parks of both countries. The accommodations we stayed at in each of the parks exceeded expectations with beautiful views, incredible wildlife, and amazing customer service. We particularly enjoyed the tented camp that has no fences in the middle of the Serengeti. Scoring 10 out of 10, I highly recommend Africa Safari Classics to organize your safari!"

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Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Safari Classics is a leading provider of wildlife safaris and beach holidays in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Botswana, and Seychelles.

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  • April 1 - June 30

 

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  • November 1 - December 15

 

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  • January 1 - March 31

 

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  • December 16 - December 31

 

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  • July 1 - October 31

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