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9 Days Kenya Classic Safari

9 Days Kenya Classic Safari is designed to give you the best safari experience in Kenya. It covers Samburu National Reserve home to the Special Five. Ol Pejeta Conservancy sanctuary for endangered rhinos. Aberdare National Park with beautiful sceneries and magnificent waterfalls. Lake Nakuru National Park, home of the rhinos and flamingoes. Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island home to over 1,500 hippos and plenty of bird life. Our main highlight of the safari will be the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve and the exciting Wildebeest Migration.

Rates Per Person Sharing

Dates2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2nd Jan – 31st Mar$2,780$2,430$2,260$2,150$2,080
1st Apr – 31st May$2,570$2,230$2,050$1,940$1,880
1st Jun – 30th Jun$2,780$2,430$2,260$2,150$2,080
1st Jul – 31st Oct$3,490$3,090$2,890$2,760$2,680
1st Nov – 21st Dec$2,990$2,630$2,470$2,360$2,290
22nd Dec – 1st Jan$3,490$3,090$2,890$2,760$2,680

9 Days Kenya Classic Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

Early morning drive to Samburu via the Kenya highlands with views of tea, coffee and subsistence farmlands. You will arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Samburu National Reserve is one of East Africa’s popular destinations located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. The area is gently low lying due to lava flow that resulted from volcanic activities. Acacia trees are dominant in the region while animals such as zebra, buffalo, lions, leopards and others are in large numbers.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located inside Samburu National Reserve)

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Full Day in Samburu National Reserve

Enjoy full day game drive with parked lunch in search of the Northern special 5. The rare species animals include the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and the Besia Oryx. The rocky habitat makes it one of the most conducive environments for spotting a Leopard. Elephants are also in plenty along the Ewasonyiro River. The famous Kamunyak lioness that adapted a baby Oryx is a resident of the reserve. Due to aridity conditions in the region, animals find water from oases within the park. The climate here is hot and semi-arid.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located inside Samburu National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Samburu – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Start with an early morning game drive after breakfast as you exit Samburu National Reserve for Ol Pejeta. Our route takes you directly across the equator while traveling through Mt. Kenya area, passing numerous farms along the way. You will arrive Ol Pejeta Conservancy just in time for lunch there after embark on an afternoon game drive. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah, and chimpanzee. Ol Pejeta was established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.

Accommodation: Sweet Waters Serena Camp (4 Star camp located with Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Ol Pejeta – Aberdare National Park

Enjoy an early morning drive through the scenic central Kenya highlands with sights of tea and coffee plantations. There will be a brief stop at Karatina town to see and experience the largest open-air market in East Africa. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Aberdare National Park has mountain ranges, which rise up to 4,300m high with rivers descending on scarps forming beautiful waterfalls. The Solio sanctuary’s rare black and white rhinos, plenty bird species and overnight animal seeing will make your trip memorable. You may see from your lodge’s deck Elephants, Rhinos, Leopard, Bushbucks and Forest Hogs, drinking water from the near-by waterhole. More than 250 species of birds are evident in the park as well.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge (4 Star lodge located inside the park)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Aberdare – Lake Nakuru National Park

Rise up for an early breakfast and later on embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is a standpoint and harbor for watching more than 400 species of birds in rift valley. As you visit the lake, game animals are in large numbers. Hippos, buffalos and many species of birds are unstoppable. Flamingos are prominently notable just like in Lake Naivasha. Nakuru National Park is home to few remaining Rhinos in Kenya. The Park also offers great sightseeing of larger predators like the lions and Leopards.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located close to the park)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara National Reserve in the morning. For approximately 5-6 hours you will be skirting around Mount Suswa and Narok town. First highlight of the journey is the glimpse of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Covering approximately 7000kms, the valley runs from Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in South East Asia. You will arrive at your camp in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive to explore the Masai Mara.

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge bordering Masai Mara National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

You’ll have an early morning breakfast then proceed to the park for a full day game drive with packed lunch in search of wildlife. Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for The Big Five animals (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinos and Buffalo). What amazes travelers in this reserve is the annual migration of wildebeests. The animals shift on July and return on November and is among the seventh wonder of the world. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Bird life is in plenty as wildlife at the Mara, which boasts over 400 different bird species.

Optional Extra Activities: Hot Air Balloon Safari ($450 Per Person), Authentic Maasai Village & Community Visit ($25 Per Person)

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge bordering Masai Mara National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha Crescent Island

After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha Crescent Island for an approximate of 1 hour. Upon arrival you will embark on a mid morning boat ride and guided walk at the Crescent Island. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake found in the great rift valley of Kenya. It has a dense population of animals such as hippos and several species of birds. Crescent Island is home to a number of bird species, which include the fish eagle, herons, crakes, cranes and more. The Island is also home to a number of wildlife that includes zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, Impalas, Kongoni among other animals.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort (A lovely 3 Star resort located near Lake Naivasha)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi

After breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving later in the afternoon. Depending on your flight details, you can organize with your guide for a Nairobi City Tour there after a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

9 Days Kenya Classic Safari Package Include

  • Accommodation & Meals as Per Itinerary in Entry Level Hotel Rooms
  • Transport in 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser with Pop Up Roof for Easy Game Viewing
  • Extensive Game Drives with a Professional English Speaking Tour Guide / Driver
  • All Park Entry Fees as Per Itinerary
  • Enough Bottled Drinking Water


  • International Flights
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees


  • This Safari Starts and Ends in Nairobi
  • Recommended Flights (Arrival 05-08 hrs EAT, Departure 20-24 hrs EAT)
  • This Safari Itinerary is Fully Customizable. Go to Plan My Safari to Plan Your Own Itinerary)