Kenya: A Classic Safari with Amboseli ( QKE)

11 Day Tour from Nairobi to Nairobi

2024 Tour Details

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.

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.

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Notes:

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 & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

 Itinerary

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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Day 2

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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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Day 3

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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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Day 4

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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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Day 5

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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Day 6

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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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Day 7

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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Day 8

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.


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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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Day 9

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.


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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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Day 10

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.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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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Day 11

AMBOSELI–NAIROBI Return to Nairobi where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.


Breakfast Breakfast

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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 20 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

BENSON WANJOHI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Born and raised in Kenya, my passion is wildlife and environmental conservation. I love to share my passion and knowledge of wildlife with guests. Join me for an adventure with surprises around every corner!"

Tour Director -  BENSON WANJOHI

ROBERT MARKS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" Living my dream...I am a member of the Maasai tribe and was raised by a missionary family near my native Ngorongoro. As a child I remember seeing safari vehicles with the red Globus sign and vowed that one day I would guide those safaris. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as I share with you my love of wildlife and insights on my unique culture and traditions."

Tour Director -  ROBERT MARKS

STEPHEN NDUNGU

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Join me as we embark on a journey through this unique part of the world. From the bustle of Nairobi to the wilderness and bush of the national parks and reserves, there are many reasons why East Africa is such a popular destination. 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 -  STEPHEN NDUNGU

 Accommodations

NAIROBI

SAROVA PANAFRIC

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE

SAROVA SHABA GAME LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AREA

SAROVA LION HILL LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

SAROVA MARA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK AREA

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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