The Best of Kenya

Explore the highlights of Kenya, including the Shaba Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara on this week-long small group safari.

The Best of Kenya

This small group itinerary provides an overview of Kenya’s diverse safari territories, making it perfect for those who want to see as much of the country as possible on a flying visit. Covering the Shaba Game Reserve, the Rift Valley Lakes, and of course the world-famous Masai Mara, you'll experience some of the best game-viewing that East Africa has to offer in the company of a knowledgeable guide, making this week-long safari a fantastic introduction to East Africa.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

    You will be met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel for one night (B&B basis). Dinner this evening to own account.

  2. Day 2: Shaba Game Reserve

    Departing Nairobi after an early breakfast, you’ll journey north towards Samburu County. The journey takes you through the Kenyan countryside, and past tea and coffee plantations to arrive at Nanyuki town, from where you continue north until reaching Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into Kenya’s northern frontier. From Isiolo, it's a fairly short drive to Shaba Game Reserve.

  3. Day 3: Shaba Game Reserve

    Wake early for a morning game drive, followed by breakfast on your return to the lodge. The rest of the morning is free for you to relax at Sarova Shaba Lodge and to enjoy the pool, before embarking on another game drive in the afternoon.

  4. Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

    Departing Shaba after an early breakfast, you’ll make the return journey to Nanyuki via Isiolo, and then on to Nyahururu, a small town notable for its beautiful waterfall. From Nyahururu, travel in a southerly direction to arrive at the spectacular Lake Nakuru. You’ll see the lake from a distance, coloured a shimmering pink on account of the huge flocks of flamingo that line its shores.

  5. Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve

    After an early morning breakfast, leave the flamingo-fringed Lake Nakuru behind and drive to Njoro town, where you begin your ascent over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then, heading due south, travel towards Narok, the gateway to the Masai Mara and the district headquarters of this region of Maasailand. You'll travel through acres of wheat and barley fields before reaching the Mara in time for lunch.

  6. Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Explore the Masai Mara on early morning and afternoon game drives.

  7. Day 7: Return Nairobi; international departure

    After breakfast, depart the Masai Mara and drive to Narok, the district headquarters of this region of Masailand. The savannah plains will give way to wheat farms and plantations as you return to civilisation.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in twin/double accommodation and travel on selected dates. Please see full itinerary (via "download itinerary") for seasonal rates.

7 days from £1462pp


7 days from £1462pp

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