11 day Classic Safari Itinerary in Kenya

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One of our premium tours, the Classic is another one of our Kenya Safari & Beach Safaris, starting with a fascinating wildlife tour of Kenya's best parks, ending with a leisurely beach holiday along the Swahili coast north of Mombasa, well away from the city itself. One of the attractions of this trip is the sheer diversity of Kenya that the traveler will experience.


-Visit Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, Aberdare National Park, Samburu Reserve and the Beaches of north coast Mombasa.
- Stay at Safari Properties which offer luxurious accommodation and a range of amenities, as well as a boutique ~ like Beach hotel on Shanzu beach.
- Embark on 10 Private Safari game drives with our Professional Driver-Guide, dedicated to making your trip a success.
- Capture the amazing scenery at brief photo stops in the Mount Kenya highlands, the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, a visit to the Mara River and a drive to a cliff top overlooking Lake Nakuru.
- Opt for a Savannah Picnic Lunch in Masai Mara ( at no additional cost).
- Observe animals at a salt lick from the balcony of your lodge.
- Meet the most prolific tribe in East Africa - the Maasai, during a visit to a traditional Maasai village.
- Swim in the Indian ocean, reef-lined and swimmer friendly ~ relax on the sandy white beaches.
- Tour departs daily, subject to availability, Starting and Ending in Nairobi.
- Option of adding several activities such as a Nature walks, Mombasa City tours and enjoying a relaxing massage during your trip { optional activities are at additional cost}
- An overnight in Nairobi allows you to recover from your flight into Kenya.


Day 1
You will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay in preparation for the start of the Safari. Evening Safari briefing. Overnight at the 4 star Four Points Sheraton Nairobi airport or equivalent.

Day 2
The safari starts after breakfast at 8.30am, with a scenic drive into the Great Rift Valley, where you stop briefly at the Valley viewpoint offering stunning views of the largest valley in the world. Proceed onwards to Masai Mara, the finest game reserve in the world. Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Your afternoon Safari game drive begins at 3.30pm ~ this 3 hour Safari game drive shows you the beauty and wildlife of the Mara.
Return to your lodge by 6.30pm for dinner and overnight.
Overnight Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.

Day 3
Enjoy a full day in Masai Mara, with early morning and mid afternoon safari game drives. Your meals will be relaxed and offer you a variety of cuisine choices. Rest of the day will be at leisure - you may relax by the pool or choose to enjoy the pristine natural surroundings. Today you may also opt to enjoy the romantic adventure of a full day outing in the reserve, with a packed Picnic Lunch to be had at a scenic, designated location on the Masai Mara savannah plains. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.

Day 4
Depart after breakfast for Lake Nakuru park, a bird and Rhino sanctuary. This scenic lake is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes, along with other wildlife. Evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, which offers a luxury camp experience.

Day 5
After early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer northwards to the lush central highlands near Mount Kenya. Arrive at the colonial era Aberdare Country Club for lunch, after which you will be transferred to the Aberdare National Park, checking into The Ark. a historic lodge that is located in the park. Spend afternoon watching the forest animals from the viewing deck / balcony of the lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge..

Day 6
The safari moves northwards, to the scenic Samburu Game Reserve, the semi arid region of the nomadic Samburu people. Game drive after lunch allows viewing of the rare local species of Zebra and Giraffe. Return to the lodge by 6.30pm. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 7
Full day at Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. Rest of day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 8
After an early but relaxed breakfast and a gamedrive enroute on exiting the reserve, you depart for Nairobi, arriving by 1pm, in time for your short, one hour, mid afternoon flight to Mombasa. ( You will be able to enjoy a quick pre-flight lunch meal at the airport which has an excellent cafe). Arrive in Mombasa. Welcome to the beach ! You will be met at the airport by our representative for an onward transfer to the exclusive Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort on the north coast, only about 30 mins drive from the airport in moderate traffic. Beautiful white beaches and numerous activities await you, and the hotel offers a range of water-sports. Overnight at the hotel. You are booked on a Half Board meal plan ( Breakfast and Dinner included ).

Day 9
Full day at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort. Enjoy the excellent cuisine at this club, which is designed in Swahili style.

Day 10
Full day at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort. You may want to spend a few hours exploring parts of Mombasa town - this excursion can be arranged with then hotel directly at additional costs, payable direct at the hotel.

Day 11
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by most of the morning at the resort. At midday or early afternoon, depending on flight availability, you will be transferred to the nearby airport for your return 1 hour flight back to Nairobi. Your flight lands at the JKIA airport, the same airport from where your return flight will depart. All you need to do is walk across to the international unit which is typically less than a 10 minute walk. End of the Safari.

Accomodation during the Safari

Day 1 : Four Points Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Nairobi

Day 2 : Mara Sopa Lodge, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 3 : Mara Sopa Lodge, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 4 : Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru

Day 5 : The Ark Lodge, Aberdare National Park

Day 6 : Samburu Sopa, Samburu National Reserve

Day 7 : Samburu Sopa, Samburu National Reserve

Day 8 : Whitesands Beach Hotel, North Coast

Day 9 : Whitesands Beach Hotel, North Coast

Day 10 : Whitesands Beach Hotel, North Coast


baby elephant masai mara
flamingo hill tents lake nakuru
lake nakuru flamingoes
mombasa honeymoon
samburu sopa bedroom
safari vans kenya
lion in tsavo
mombasa serena beach
wildebeest in masai mara
masai mara scenery
serena mountain lodge view
curio craft shops masai mara

price & dates

Rates are per person sharing in US Dollars. Pax stands for "passenger".
Rates depend on number of people travelling together in one vehicle hence 2 [two people] , 4 and 6 pax.

Travel Dates Per Person Sharing (US $)
Number of People Travelling >>> 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6 pax
03 Jan - 31 Mar 2023 2970 2665 2560
01 Apr - 30 Jun 2023 2670 2365 2260
01 July - 31 Aug 2023 3150 2845 2740
01 Sept - 30 Sept 2022 3035 2730 2625
01 Oct - 31 Oct 2022 2870 2565 2460
01 Nov - 15 Dec 2022 2810 2505 2400
16 Dec - 02 Jan 2023 3605 3300 3195

Tour Price Includes:
-Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Fullboard* basis in the lodges, on Bed & Breakfast basis in Nairobi and on Half Board Basis** at the Beach hotel [ Breakfast & Dinner included only].
- Exclusive transport in a Safari Tour Van with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
- 10 Private Safari gamedrives for the tour.
- Local flights in Kenya ie Nairobi - Mombasa - Nairobi on Economy class, including taxes.
- Services of a professional, English speaking Driver-guide including all his expenses/allowances.
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver's allowance.
- All park entry fees for clients, driver cum guide and vehicle.
- 24 hour Back Up support if required.

* Full Board basis includes 3 meals per full day starting with Lunch , ending with Breakfast.

** HalfBoard Basis includes 2 meals per full day which are specified as Breakfast and Dinner:

Tour Price Excludes:
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 5 to 7% will apply or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.

To Enquire about this Safari, tell us How many you are [ Adults / Children], required Room Plan, and your Dates of Travel - we shall reply promptly, usually before 12 hours: In case of Children please state the age at the time of Travel: