Best of Kenya

  • CAD $2,930

  • 7 days / 6 nights

This 7-day road safari, which features both traditional safari lodges and a luxury tented camp experience, contrasts the Afro-Alpine scenery of the world-famous Aberdare National Park with the starkly arid beauty of the northern Samburu district. It also showcases the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve and the glory of Lake Nakuru National Park, home to over one million flamingoes.

Itinerary

The slopes of Mount Kenya

After being collected from your Nairobi hotel (or the airport), you will be driven to the famous Aberdare National Park. Aptly dubbed ‘Scotland with Lions’, this charismatic Afro-Alpine realm showcases the wild beauty of the Aberdare mountain range where elephants roam through lichen-hung forests and spectacular waterfalls plunge into churning pools. Arriving in time for lunch at The Aberdares Country Club you will later be transported into the exclusive sanctuary that surrounds The Ark. A secluded lodge designed to resemble Noah’s Ark, this timbered lodge is unique, not least because of the splendour of the game-watching experience around its private waterhole, which attracts large herds of elephants.

Note: kindly note only an overnight bag is allowed at Ark. Rest of luggage will be locked up at the Aberdare Country club at no extra cost
Accommodation: The Ark
Meal: B, L, D

North to Samburu

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to The Aberdare Country Club, where you will reconnect with your drive guide. Drive north to ‘Born Free’ country where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild and beautiful Shaba National Reserve.

Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants, lions and gerenuks.

Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Activities: Afternoon game drive
Meal: B, L, D

On Safari in Shaba

Spend all day on safari in the reserve, which offers sanctuary to large herds of elephants, healthy number of lions, leopards, cheetahs, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffes, rare Beisa oryx, kudus and gerenuks.

Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Activities: Early-morning, morning, and afternoon game drive
Meal: B, L, D

To Lake Nakuru

After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru, the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingoes. Arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s first and largest rhino sanctuary.

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Activities: Morning game drive
Meal: B, L, D

On Safari in Shaba

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 Sarova Mara Game Camp, a luxury tented camp, before spending the afternoon on safari in Kenya’s most popular reserve.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Camp
Activities: Morning game drive
Meal: B, L, D

On safari in the Mara

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. Spend the evening in campwhere Masai dance performances are offered nightly.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Camp
Activities: Early-morning, morning, and afternoon game drive
Meal: B, L, D

Up the Rift Valley to Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi. Alternatively fly back to Nairobi (at additional cost).

Activities: Early-morning game drive

Dates & Prices

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* Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for departure dates and full pricing
# Children’s rates are offered on the basis of the child being under 12 years of age and sharing with an adult.

Accommodations

The Ark

The Ark is world-famous and features as one of Kenya’s ‘must do’ experiences. Built to resemble Noah’s Ark it floats amid the forests of the Aberdare National Park, joined to the world by its own wooden drawbridge. It’s private waterhole, meanwhile, attracts animals from all over the park – notably large herds of elephant. No private vehicles are allowed within the confines of the Ark’s sanctuary and an expectant hush pervades its quaintly timbered corridors. There is an early wake-up call – to catch both the wildlife and the first glimpse of the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya. It is the Ark’s spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities, however, that deliver its utterly unique appeal – allowing guests to see the wildlife from three different levels, inside and out; and to be literally feet away from large herds of elephants.

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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Set in ‘Born Free’ country were Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, this beautifully presented lodge stands in the centre of the arid but gloriously atmospheric northern Shaba National Reserve. Set
within extensive gardens, the lodge features the cascades of the Ewaso Nyiro River, which provides a sanctuary for crocodiles. There are 80 luxury-thatched chalets in the grounds, all with ensuite bathrooms and stone terraces. The lodge also offers a riverside game viewing deck, two bars and a restaurant overlooking the river where evening performances of Samburu dance are staged. Activities include twice-daily game drives and guided nature walks around the grounds.

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Sarova Lion HIll Game Lodge

The Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge stands on a wooded hill commanding glorious views over the flamingo-fringed waters of Lake Nakuru, Kenya’s premier black rhino sanctuary. Set in extensive tropical gardens, it offers 64 tastefully decorated ensuite chalets each with its own balcony and view of the lake. There is also a spacious central dining room, a charming pool deck, a spa and gift shop.

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Sarova Mara Game Camp

Raised above the rolling plains of the world’s most famous wilderness, the camp stands in extensive tropical gardens watered by crystal-clear streams. There are 75 luxury tents, each with electricity and ensuite bathrooms. The central Isokon Restaurant is styled to reflect the iconic Maasai heritage while evening barbeques are held around the sumptuous swimming pool. The Oloip Bar features a roaring fire and is the venue for performances of Maasai dance and music. Activities include guided walks, twice-daily game drives and talks on the Maasai culture, which are presented by members of the local community. Spa services are also offered.

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