Kenya Safari Tours - Globus® Travel

Kenya: A Timeless Safari (QK)

10 Day Tour from Nairobi to Nairobi

2017 Tour Details

On this magnificent Kenya safari, visit remarkable national parks and wildlife reserves in search of 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. And with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total in each group you’ll experience distinguished service by your professional Tour Director and experienced Driver/Guide.

Your safari adventure starts in Samburu National Reserve, where 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 an exclusive bush breakfast—a unique experience offered by Globus!

Explore Amboseli National Park, known for its large elephant population and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and Lake Nakuru, a small but diverse park known for its alkaline lake. All of this and more await you on this amazing Africa safari!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives; sundowner drinks
OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
Game drives; visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite chimp sanctuary
NYAHURURU FALLS
Visit the falls
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Game drive
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favoritebush breakfast
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives; sundowner drinks; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Maasai dance performanceBottled Water Included on all game drives and with all meals

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Lake Nakuru

Transportation:

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat..

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners including a special farewell bush dinner in the Maasai Mara

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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–Mount Kenya–Samburu National Reserve

Today, depart Nairobi to begin your search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. First, stop at the famed Mount Kenya Safari Club for lunch and stunning views of Mount Kenya. After lunch, continue 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 two factors make for a great game-viewing experience. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, 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.

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Day 3 Samburu

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 and leopard are often spotted. The reserve is also a great place for bird watching, with over 300 species. Between game drives, there’s time to relax at your lodge. This evening, relish SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this stunning landscape!

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Day 4 Samburu–Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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.

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Day 5 Ol Pejeta–Nyahururu Falls–Lake Nakuru National Park

Leave Ol Pejeta and journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop at NYAHURURU FALLS, also known as Thompson’s Falls, and then on to LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. During your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE, you may see waterbuck, giraffe, impala, flamingo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here.

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Day 6 Lake Nakuru–Maasai Mara National Reserve

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. The “Mara,” as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

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Day 7 Maasai Mara

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Afterward, a special BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

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Day 8 Maasai Mara–Nairobi–Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, board a plane for the quick flight to Nairobi. After a short break, drive to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, best known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. Embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE before settling in at your lodge.

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Day 9 Amboseli

MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES are included today. Amboseli affords you a great opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and more. This evening, as the sun sets with “Kili” as the backdrop, savor SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE.

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Day 10 Amboseli–Nairobi–Homebound Flight

Today, drive back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANDREW MWENDA NDUNGUQ

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique country. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of our national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why Kenya is one of the most popular destinations in Africa. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you my passion about Kenya, and I'm delighted to guide you through such a spectacular destination!

Tour Director - ANDREW MWENDA NDUNGUQ

 Accommodations

Nairobi
Samburu National Reserve Area
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area
Amboseli National Park Area

Nairobi

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Superior First-Class

Nairobi Serena Hotel Kenyatta Ave., Nairobi,  Kenya

Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi, Kenya

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Samburu National Reserve Area

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

First-Class

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Shaba National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve Area,  Kenya

Shaba National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve Area, Kenya

In the heart of Kenya's arid north lies Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Built in an oasis around the natural terrain of this breathtaking volcanic desert, the Lodge is attractively laid out with chalet style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Natural spring water has been harnessed to ribbon its way in and out all around the property creating a beautiful landscape. Coupled with the large free-form swimming pool that flows around the lush gardens and tall trees, all this refreshing water lends an almost magical feel to this natural oasis.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Superior First-Class

Sweetwaters Serena Camp , Ol Pejeta Conservancy,  Kenya


Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Lake Nakuru National Park Area

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge , Lake Nakuru National Park,  Kenya


Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of Lake Nakuru. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens

Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Sarova Mara Camp

First-Class

Sarova Mara Camp , Maasai Mara National Reserve,  Kenya


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Sarova Mara Camp is situated in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, offering a front seat to the rolling plains of East Africa. The camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from tented living to bird-watching to a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village. The large grounds are beautifully laid out with exotic trees and indigenous shrubs.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls

Amboseli National Park Area

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park Area,  Kenya

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park Area, Kenya

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. At the center of ""Maasailand"", the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

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