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Highlights
  • Amboseli National Park: Three game drives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush breakfast
  • Samburu National Reserve: Three game drives; sundowner drinks
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Two game drives; visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite chimp sanctuary
  • Lake Elmenteita: Game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and Soysambu Conservancy; sundowner drinks
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: Three game drives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell bush dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Maasai dance performance

On this magnificent safari to Kenya, visit some remarkable places in an effort to see giraffe, cheetah, zebra, leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, gazelle, hyena, Cape buffalo, and more—all in their native environments. Imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic animals as they sunbathe on grassy land and roam across the vast savannah grassland. Along the way, stay in unique tented camps, which enhances the experience by helping you feel closer to nature and at one with the landscape.

Trip Description

Your safari adventure starts in Amboseli National Park, known for its large elephant population and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. In Samburu National Reserve, you’ll have the chance to see rare animals not spotted in other parts of Kenya. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” they include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk—a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet. Lion, cheetah, elephant, and Nile crocodile are also commonly spotted here. You’ll also spend two nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. In addition to several game drives here, you will also enjoy a traditional Maasai dance performance and special farewell dinner in the bush—a unique experience offered by Globus!

Other highlights include Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and Lake Elmenteita, where you’ll enjoy sundowner drinks from a scenic hilltop. All of this and more await you on this amazing Africa safari!

 
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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

DAY 2: Nairobi–Amboseli National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Depart Nairobi for AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Enjoy lunch at your safari camp, followed by an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

DAY 3: Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in the national park. Amboseli is best known for views of spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, and wild dog. Afterward, an exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Enjoy some free time and lunch at your camp before an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

DAY 4: Amboseli–Nanyuki–Samburu National Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, fly to Nanyuki (via Nairobi), then continue north by road past Mount Kenya to SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE, known for its arid landscape and unique wildlife. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. Meanwhile, the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders the reserve, provides a year-round water supply. These conditions make for a great game-viewing experience. After lunch at your safari camp, enjoy an afternoon GAME DRIVE, where you have the chance to see rare animals you will not see in other parts of the country. Commonly referred to as the Samburu “Special 5,” this includes Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk, a long-necked antelope that feeds while standing on its hind feet.

DAY 5: Samburu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In addition to the Samburu “Special 5,” the reserve is home to an abundance of other species. Large numbers of elephant and Nile crocodile can be seen, as well as waterbuck, Kirk’s dik-dik, and Grant’s gazelle. Where there is prey, predators can be found, so lion, cheetah, and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. This evening, sip on SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this stunning landscape.

DAY 6: Samburu–Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, travel to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.

DAY 7: Ol Pejeta–Lake Elmenteita

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise early this morning for a final GAME DRIVE in the conservancy. After breakfast, a bit of free time before departing Ol Pejeta for your camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita. En route, stop at the Aberdare Country Club for lunch.

DAY 8: Lake Elmenteita. Lake Nakuru National Park Excursion

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, travel to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, famous for its population of pink flamingos that feeds in the alkaline water of the lake. Other animals you may see on your GAME DRIVE include waterbuck, giraffe, impala, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see a white rhinoceros, commonly spotted here. Return to your camp for lunch, followed by time at leisure. Later this afternoon, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in SOYSAMBU CONSERVANCY, home to over 450 species of birds, elegant Rothschild giraffe, eland, zebra, and more. If you are lucky, you may even spot the elusive leopard! End the day with SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush!

DAY 9: Lake Elmenteita–Maasai Mara National Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. The Maasai Mara is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest arrives, typically in early August, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo, too. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE this afternoon.

DAY 10: Maasai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Further explore this magical place on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Tonight, join your traveling companions for a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FAREWELL BUSH DINNER and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE!

DAY 11: Maasai Mara–Nairobi–Homebound Flight

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, fly back to Nairobi, where your tour ends with lunch at the famed Carnivore Restaurant. We have secured a day room for you at the Ole Sereni Hotel before a transfer to the airport for your late-evening flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,055

Price Per Day:

$ 369 per person
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Transportation: 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of six passengers, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat. They also feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.
  •  Meals: American breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 9 dinners including a special farewell bush dinner in the Maasai Mara
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses
Meals Included:

10 Lunches and 9 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Accomodations

 

 

Nairobi: Nairobi Serena Hotel

Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.

Amboseli National Park Area: Kilima Safari Camp

Kilima Safari Camp is shaded by mature black-barked acacia trees with uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp features an elegant bar, shop, outdoor pool, massage room, dining room, and an outdoor area for campfires. Electricity is provided during limited hours: 5:00 am - 9:00 am, 12:30pm - 3:00pm & 6:30 pm - midnight.

Samburu National Reserve Area: Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. Enjoy the quiet serenity of the African wilderness and first-class accommodations in this remarkable place. Electricity is provided during limited hours: 5 am to 10:30 am, 12 pm to 4 pm & 6 pm to midnight. 24-hour power may be requested for breathing machines.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy:  Sweetwaters Serena Camp

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.

Lake Nakuru National Park Area: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp offers traditional safari luxury with 24 spacious tents. It is an oasis of comfort and excellent service situated strategically on a cliff near Lake Elmenteita in Soysambu Conservancy. The conservancy has been identified as a Ramsar Site, a wetland of international importance. The lake is an important stop for over 350 bird species including lesser flamingos. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Maasai Mara National Reserve: Ashnil Mara Camp

The Ashnil Mara Camp property is comprised of 40 luxury tents overlooking the plains of the Maasai Mara and includes luxury ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and a sun deck for relaxation while watching game. Electricity is provided during limited hours: 5 am to 10:30 am, 12 pm to 4 pm & 6 pm to midnight. 24-hour power may be requested for breathing machines.

Start City
Nairobi
End City
Nairobi
Additional Information:

NOTES:

  • Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some roads and game park trails in Kenya.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

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