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Defining the Classic African Experience

Magical Sights Safaris

Classic Kenya Safari                                              From just US$ 1,445

Elephants in Samburu

Safari Overview

This 7 night, 8 day Safari provides a selection of the very best of Kenya mainly in Sarova camps / lodges / hotels.



Accommodation is in five hotels/lodges/camps; staying first at Sarova Stanley in Nairobi, followed by Sarova Shaba, then Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park, Sarova Lionhill Lodge in Nakuru and finally at Mara Sarova Camp in the Masai Mara.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Nairobi)

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our customer care representative and transferred to your hotel. Before checking in at hotel, he will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the Driver Guide who will be with you throughout the safari.

Overnight: Sorova Stanley - Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast


Day 2 - Nairobi / Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast and being briefed drive north to 'Born Free' country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve which along with Buffalo Springs is part of the area known as 'Samburu'. Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious Sarova Shaba Lodge, which is built around natural springs and offers an oasis of green in the midst of this beautiful but harshly arid landscape. The Sarova Shaba Lodge is located high above the Shaba Game Reserve, and it cleverly incorporates the beautiful natural springs as one of its special features, also offering itself as the perfect base from which to explore The Shaba Reserve.

Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions. Return to the lodge in time to relax before dinner in the restaurant which is raised on timbered stilts overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Overnight: Sarova Shaba Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3 - Samburu National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve. Irrigated by the river, which is home to numerous hippo and crocodiles, Shaba offers sanctuary to large herds of elephant, healthy numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffe, rare Beisa Oryx, kudu and gerenuk. It is also one of the few reserves in which you can see the Grevy’s zebra (rather than the more common Burchell's zebra found elsewhere) and the critically endangered wild dog. Offering 100 species of birds, the reserve is also home to the rare blue-shanked Somali ostrich. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be at the lodge.

Overnight: Sorova Shaba Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Samburu National Reserve / Mount Kenya National Park

After breakfast drive to Serena Mountain Lodge, which is situated at 7,200 feet on the slopes of Mount Kenya, your unique quarters are ringed by a dense rain forest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds emitted by creatures of all sizes. The lodge is regarded by many as having the most consistently high record of animal “visits” and sightings in the area. All rooms are en-suite with spacious verandahs and the main areas of the lodge overlook an illuminated waterhole. Your room is rustic and comfortable, and overlooks a water hole frequented by a variety of wildlife. Wildlife viewing throughout the day and night include elephant, buffalo, rhino, giant forest hog, waterbuck, and maybe leopard and lion. In the evenings, listen for the rolling call of the Green Ibis. A specially constructed bunker affords close-up views at the waterhole and is connected to the lodge by a short tunnel. While relaxing on your verandah, keep an eye out for curious and bold Sykes monkey looking for an opportunity to steal your food!

Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5 - Mount Kenya National Park / Lake Nakuru

After breakfast drive south to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, which enjoys sweeping views across the lake. Lion Hill Lodge impresses every guest with its panoramic view of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Lake Nakuru. The Lodge is situated within the Lake Nakuru National Park Rift Valley Province and is surrounded by natural flora and fauna in its beautiful grounds.

Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes; lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds.

Overnight: Sarova Lionhill Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6 - Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to 'the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth', the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Sarova Camp, a luxury tented camp. Sarova Mara is set in the African bush but the luxurious tents all have permanent roofs, zip-up fronts, and electricity and en-suite facilities. Relaxing outside your own tent listening to the orchestra of rasping Cicadas, croaking Tree Frogs and the intermittent call of birds and monkeys is a memorable symphony.

Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. Arrive back in camp in time for a swim, a hot shower, campfire cocktails and dinner in the luxurious central restaurant.

Overnight: Mara Sarova Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 7 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Spend the whole day on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena; while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles.

Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds. Spend the evening in camp where colourful Masai dance and cultural performances are offered nightly.

Overnight: Mara Sarova Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast at the Camp, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and lakes Elementeita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon. Spend time doing last minute shopping. Lunch is your own arrangements.

Transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time!



“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

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Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

Number in party

2

3

4

5

6

2nd Jan to 31st Mar






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,106

US$ 1,904

US$ 1,803

US$ 1,742

US$ 1,702

Single Room Supplement

US$ 515

US$ 515

US$ 515

US$ 515

US$ 515







1st Apr to 30th Jun






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 1,848

US$ 1,646

US$ 1,546

US$ 1,484

US$ 1,445

Single Room Supplement

US$ 90

US$ 90

US$ 90

US$ 90

US$ 90







1st Jul to 31st Oct






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,442

US$ 2,240

US$ 2,139

US$ 2,083

US$ 2,038

Single Room Supplement

US$ 745

US$ 745

US$ 745

US$ 745

US$ 745







1st Nov to 21st Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,094

US$ 1,893

US$ 1,792

US$ 1,730

US$ 1,691

Single Room Supplement

US$ 504

US$ 504

US$ 504

US$ 504

US$ 504







22nd Dec to 31st Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,582

US$ 2,380

US$ 2,279

US$ 2,223

US$ 2,178

Single Room Supplement

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756

Safari Price Guide (2016) for a minibus with pop-up roof