Kenya Classic Safari

Daily Tour 8 Days
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Samburu National Reserve Kenya, Ol Pejeta, Kenya, Africa

Kenya Classic Safari

Kenya Classic Safari. This safari takes you to the best wildlife viewing areas in Kenya. The safari starts off in Samburu Game Reserve which is home to wildlife species that can only be found here including the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and the Beisa Oryx. These animals can’t be seen in the other big parks making Samburu special. You will head to Olpejeta Conservancy right at the Equator! Here, you have a chance to see Chimpanzees and the endangered Northern White Rhinos with the 2 remaining rhinos hosted here. Head on to Kenya’s pink lake, Lake Nakuru National Park. Though famous for its flamingo population, Lake Nakuru is also home to species like the black and white rhinos and the endangered Rothschild Giraffes. Crown off your safari in Masai Mara National Reserve where wildlife roams all over the savannah and makes a fitting end to your Kenya Classic Safari.


Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at J.K.I Airport, you will be met by an Explorer Kenya guide who will transfer you from the airport to your Nairobi hotel. Overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve (FB)

Pick up at 7:00 AM after an early breakfast and proceed to the Northern frontier district via Isiolo to Samburu National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drives. The reserve is rich in wildlife with fame for an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah are important attractions. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve Full Day (BLD)

Early morning and afternoon game viewing around a peaceful Samburu reserve with a variety of wildlife e.g., Gerenuk, Oryx, and reticulated giraffe one can also see the famous lioness – Kamunyak known for adopting Oryx calves, an option of a full day game drive with lunch can be organized. Note the best way to do game drives in Samburu is to leave with packed breaks at 6:30 AM and have the game drive until 11:00 AM. As the sun gets too hot return to the lodge for rest and a dive in the pool. Have lunch then head out for an afternoon game drive from 3:30 – 6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve – Olpejeta Conservancy (BLD)

After breakfast, depart and drive past Mt Kenya towards Nanyuki. Enter Ol Pejeta Conservancy and have a game drive en-route towards the Sweetwaters Camp arriving in time for lunch. The conservancy safeguards vulnerable species and extends far beyond black rhinos and chimpanzees. Other vulnerable or endangered species that live here include elephants, African wild dogs, cheetah, lion, leopard, hippo, Grevy’s zebra, and the locally threatened Jackson’s hartebeest. Afternoon game drive with a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Olpejeta Conservancy – Lake Nakuru National Park (FB)

Have early breakfast and enjoy a game drive en route towards the exit gate. Drive towards Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point to see the escarpment’s sheer drop. Drive on with an optional stop over at Thompson Falls (entry fee not in cost) arriving in time for lunch, later in the afternoon on a game drive. Notable game within the lake includes hippo and clawless otters. On the shores roam waterbuck, Bohor’s Reedbuck, and zebra. The woodlands and forest are now home to both black and white rhinos. buffalo, leopard, lions, and, Rothschild’s Giraffes. When the water level is low the lake also hosts thousands of lesser flamingoes turning the lake shore pink. Later in the evening return for dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara Game Reserve(FB)

Have breakfast and a morning game drive as you leave Lake Nakuru National Park. Leave for Maasai Mara with a bathroom stop over at Narok town arriving at Maasai Mara in time for lunch at the camp. Later in the afternoon proceed for game drives.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in the Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension of the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest, breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains, and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape comprises rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Full Day (FB)

After breakfast, check out for a full-day game drive and carry with you a picnic lunch box. Wildlife is abundant in the Reserve with the gentle grasslands ensuring that animals are never out of sight. Birds are prolific including immigrants. Over 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. Every year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle; The Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. The big cats – lion, leopard, and cheetah. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Nairobi (BLD)

Have an early morning game drive and late breakfast. Check out and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your scheduled international night flight home or your next destination.


Optional Activities

Masai Village Visit – US$ 25 per person
Balloon Safari – US$ 450 per person

Price Includes

-All park entrance fees
-Accommodation at all lodges and tented camps on full board.
-1 liter per person per day of bottled water for use during the safari
-Services of an English-speaking experienced driver/guide
-Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with a pop-up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the trip
– Meals as in itinerary
– All government taxes and levies
– Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
– Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box, and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio

Price Excludes

– Driver tips
– Balloon safari
– Masai village visit
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas etc
– Any other expenses not noted above