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Kenya: A Classic Safari with Nairobi & Amboseli 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

When’s the last time you laughed like a hyena? Pack your khakis, greys, and greens and get ready for the ride of your life—or rides, rather! This classic African safari vacation packs in 13 game drives to see lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, and countless other creatures of Kenya’s most famous national parks and wildlife reserves.Come face to face with adventure in custom-made 6-person 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles staffed by expert safari guides. Take in the best views of the “Big 5,” the Samburu “Special 5,” and every impala, ostrich, and gazelle in between—all in their natural habitats. Need to slow down and put on the brakes? Sumptuous safari lodges and comfortable tented camps, breakfast in the bush, and late day sundowner drinks present the perfect opportunities to rest near the rhinos, raise a mimosa to the monkeys, and say cheers to the cheetahs. Explore more on your tour of Africa in Nairobi and Amboseli National Park. In Nairobi, feed endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Center, see the rare white rhino on a Safari Walk. Get ready for big game, grand views, and even grander memories in Amboseli National Park. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, this massive elephant stomping ground is one of Africa’s best places to get close to large herds in a variety of habitats.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA
    Jambo, Kenya!
    Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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  2. Day 2
    NAIROBI
    Conservation Matters
    Guided sightseeing starts at the Nairobi Safari Walk for an elevated adventure on raised boardwalks offering uninterrupted views of the endangered pygmy hippos, albino zebras, white rhinos, and more. Learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s diverse wildlife and habitat protection at this animal orphanage. After lunch, visit the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of the 1937 autobiography Out of Africa (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her time living and operating a coffee farm in Kenya. A visit to the [LF] Giraffe Centre is followed by free time this evening.

    (B,L)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    TALL ORDERS Visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi—a non-profit organization operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, learn about this giraffe sub-species, meet them up close and feed them. Get closer on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    NAIROBI–SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE
    Shaba Special
    Drive north out of the city to Shaba National Reserve, home to the “Special 5,” a collection of unique animals, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk. Start your safari adventure with an afternoon game drive.

    (B,L,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Listen for a symphony of bird calls at the Shaba National Reserve. More than 400 recorded species including the vibrant vulturine guinea fowl and gray crowned crane reside in Shaba. Look low for the Kori bustard, the largest flying bird native to Africa.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SHABA
    Arid Awakening
    Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time at your lodge. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. The Ewaso Ng’iro River borders the reserve, providing a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game viewing experience! Sundowner drinks in the bush are served prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.

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    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, enjoy the legendary tradition of safaris with a memorable happy hour in the bush, complete with sunset views over the Ewaso Ng’iro River!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    SHABA–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
    Wonderful Weavers & Wildlife Sanctuaries
    Depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. En route, stop at Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a project aimed at building sustainable livelihoods for local women through social and economic activities. After lunch, visit the [LF] Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, then set out for an afternoon game drive.

    (B,L,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CONSERVATION HEROES Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees—a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT INTO THE WILD A guest favorite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests enjoy tents situated directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night for a vantage point directly from your private verandah!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    OL PEJETA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
    High & Mighty
    Morning game drive in Ol Pejeta. Then, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa to Lake Nakuru National Park. Settle in to your lodge prior to dinner and gaze at the lush landscape from your private patio or open-air lounge.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    LAKE NAKURU
    At the Water’s Edge
    Your morning game drive includes an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Keep your eyes out for giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water’s edge. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive.

    (B,L,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa’s unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa’s early explorers. Sip mimosas as you revel in this memorable experience in the wild.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    LAKE NAKURU–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
    Jewel of Kenya
    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, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million, providing a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive.

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    MAASAI MARA
    Magical Mara
    Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time to relax at your camp. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Tonight, a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush features a traditional Maasai dance performance.

    (B,L,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURAL GEMS The Maasai people bring a history of rich culture tied to this wilderness known as the Cradle of Life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    MAASAI MARA–AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    In the Shadows of “Kili”
    After breakfast, fly to Amboseli National Park (via Nairobi). Arrive in Amboseli, known for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro or “Kili” as the locals call it – the highest mountain in Africa. Embark on an afternoon game drive before settling in at your lodge.

    (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC SIGHTS While exploring Amboseli National Park, witness the commanding presence of Africa’s highest mountain. Actually, a dormant volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro stands high above the plains, offering majestic views above all those it surveys.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    AMBOSELI
    Adventure in Amboseli
    Morning and afternoon game drives today in Amboseli National Park. The [LF] mighty African elephant is a consistent star in the wildlife show and you may also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dogs, and more.

    (B,L,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    NATURAL WONDERS Two clear springs in the park are replenished by volcanic-rock filtered water from Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice caps, creating watering holes for a variety of animals including the large herds of resident African elephants.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    AMBOSELI–NAIROBI
    Return to Nairobi where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Each Globus Africa safari tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Safari Guide/Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery African safari vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

This tour explores game areas with rough roads and is not recommended for guests suffering from back problems or other physical issues.
Meals:
Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

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Accommodations

  • Park entrance fees of $695 per person are included.

Nairobi: Sarova Panafric
Rated one of the best hotels in Nairobi the Sarova Panafric has lots to offer. Located just a short drive from CBD and 18 km from the airport. You are minutes away from the start of your adventure.
Address:
Junction of Kenyatta Ave & Valley Road
Nairobi , Kenya
Shaba National Reserve: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
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.
Address:
Valley Road
Samburu National Reserve Area , Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Sweetwaters Serena Camp
A sheltered oasis clustered around a waterhole 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: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
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.
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area: Sarova Mara Camp
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.
Amboseli National Park Area: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
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.
Address:
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park Area , Kenya

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Questions & Answers

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