7 Day Safari Itinerary

Kenya Classic Safari - Deluxe

The greatest show on Earth

The Kenya Classic is one of our most popular tours, and a fantastic introduction to the world of safaris, as it takes in many of Kenya's best-known national parks.

Your tour will begin on the expansive plains of the Masai Mara before taking in Lake Nakuru's spectacular pink waters, the swamps of Amboseli and the magnificent sight of Mount Kilimanjaro. Look out for the Big Five –  lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo – as well as impala, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffe, zebras and wildebeest.

Enjoy a getaway of contrasts by adding a relaxing beach stay after your safari. The nearby Kenyan coast, or Zanzibar or Pemba Island off Tanzania offer plenty of appealing options – call our Destination Specialists and they'll  tailor make your dream holiday. 

Departure dates
– Departs from Nairobi every Sunday.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Nairobi

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
7 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar lodges may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals included as detailed.
  • Non air conditioned transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • One bottle of water per person per day on game drives.
  • International flights
Not included
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the driver/guide.

Itinerary Breakdown

Transfer to your overnight accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend you book an optional excursion to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or the Karen Blixen Museum with Giraffe Manor. Please call for details.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, before travelling across acres of wheat and barley, arriving in the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, you will embark on an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Today you will enjoy a morning visit to a Masai Mara village and an afternoon game drive in the reserve. We highly recommend you pre-book an early morning hot air balloon safari for a truly unforgettable experience. Please call for details.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Mara Serena Lodge or similar

After breakfast, depart by road for Lake Nakuru, arriving at your lodge where you will have lunch. After eating you will take an afternoon game drive in the Nakuru National Park. Water birds are the major attractions of the area, with flamingos being in the main attraction, though their numbers have dwindled. White rhino and buffalo are also a great sight to behold, in addition to the 56 different species of mammals.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Lake Elementaita Serena Camp or similar

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, collect a picnic lunch and then head south towards Amboseli arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Depart the lodge after breakfast for a full day of game drives, including a picnic lunch. Here under Mount Kilimanjaro, a wide range of animals can be seen.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. You arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi by lunchtime. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at the airport for your ongoing travel arrangements.

  • Masai Mara

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of the best game reserves in the world
    • The Great Wildebeest Migration
    • Hot air balloon safari available.
  • Nakuru National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Lake Nakuru.
    • The Great Rift Valley.
  • Amboseli

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Great views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    • Amboseli National Park.
    • Large elephant herds.