NAIROBI, SAMBURU, LAKE NAKURU, MASAI MARA
Take a walk on the wild side with this small-group Kenya tour! Begin your adventure in Nairobi, before venturing out to explore captivating scenery and spot exotic animals. Visit the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, and have the amazing opportunity to feed and admire giraffes. Then, witness exciting wildlife on safari in the Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara National Reserve. Game drives flourish with animals, both fierce and docile—from noble lions and fleet-footed cheetahs to strong, but peaceful elephants. At Lake Nakuru National Park, you’ll also find a rhino sanctuary and pink flamingos huddling around the lake. Enjoy the chance to unwind with tranquil surroundings after adventurous game drives during the day.
Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our 17-day Kenya Wildlife Safari with Tanzania & the Serengeti tour which includes visits to three game reserves in Tanzania and two nights in Serengeti National Park.
Itinerary at a Glance
- 2 nights in Nairobi
- 2 nights Samburu – Buffalo Springs
- 2 nights in Lake Nakuru
- 3 nights in Masai Mara
- Safari game drives at all National Parks
- Afew Giraffe Centre to feed rare Rothschild's giraffes
- Sandstorm Kenya, family-owned leather goods maker
- Visit home of Karen Blixen, famed author of "Out of Africa"
- Mt. Kenya
- Samburu–Buffalo Springs
- Nanyuki Weavers & Spinners, Women's Self-Help Project
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Masai Mara National Reserve
- Masai Village
- Opportunity to see The Big 5
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Airfare taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges
- Accommodations at first class hotels & safari lodges
- 26 meals: 9 buffet breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours and game-viewing drives
- Guaranteed window seat and access to pop-up roof hatch, 4 X 4 Vehicles, maximum 6 guests per safari vehicle
- Experienced English-speaking safari driver-guide/game spotter
Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi (Kenya)
Day 2: Nairobi
Day 3: Nairobi – Mt. Kenya – Samburu-Buffalo Springs
Day 4: Samburu-Buffalo Springs
Day 5: Samburu-Buffalo Springs – Lake Nakuru
Day 6: Lake Nakuru
Day 7: Lake Nakuru –Masai Mara
Day 8: Masai Mara
Day 9: Masai Mara
Day 10: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Depart Kenya
Guided Tour Pricing
Explore savings of up to $800 per person to dream destinations! Book by Mar. 1st.
Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.
Wed–SunAug 28–Sep 8
|Flights not available
Thu–SatAug 29–Sep 7
|Flights not available
Thu–SatSep 26–Oct 5
|Flights not available
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 125 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast
2.5.4 Ole Sereni
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mara Sopa Lodge
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 17 travelers
Activity Level: Level 1
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More
Pacing Level: Moderate
Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More
Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.
Travel point to point in safari vehicles and on bumpy and uneven roads. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. As this is a driving program, the average safari drives are 4-5 hours long per day. Generally, the drives depart in the morning and arrive at the next destination for lunch, before continuing on the afternoon game drive. The Driver-Guides may suggest switching to full-day game drives to maximize game viewing.
On safari, many lodges are powered by generators or solar panels. These are often turned off during parts of the day and night to reduce noise and fuel consumption.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.
It was the trip of a lifetime!