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.
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.