Kenya Unmatched – Safari Mystique Under African Skies

Price Starting at $4,995.00

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Imagine waking to the sounds of a trumpeting elephant and feeling the roar of a lion coursing through your body… forget to breathe while watching a leopard stalking prey… delight in the delicate treetop munching of a giraffe. You don’t have to imagine when you’re on safari! Experience Kenya, the original safari destination and home to beautiful landscapes and vibrant wildlife. Explore the amazing wildlife of Sweetwaters at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and look for water birds at the shores of Lake Nakuru. Watch an endless parade of animals come to the waterhole at your ‘tree hotel’ and spend three days roaming the rolling hills of the Maasai Mara in search of wildebeest, zebra, impala, gazelle, cheetah and rhino. Each evening, share the day’s events while relaxing in luxurious lodges and tented camps underneath the starlit skies of Africa.

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Board your flight to Kenya, arriving the next day in Nairobi. You will be escorted to your hotel, located within a pleasant forested area in the leafy suburb of Karen, overlooking the second hole of a golf course. Next day, start your day at the Karen Blixen House, the former home of the Danish Baronness, author of the book Out of Africa. Continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at the edge of Nairobi National Park, a nursery and rehab center for infant elephants that have lost their families, as well as rhino and occasionally zebras and other wildlife. Hand-feed the rare Rothschild’s giraffes at the AFEW Nature Center near Giraffe Manor and shop at the Kazuri Bead Factory, founded by Lady Wood, widow of the founder of the Flying Doctor Society Michael Wood. Your welcome dinner will be at the Carnivore Restaurant for a delicious Kenyan nyama choma. THE RESIDENCES AT KAREN.

(Meals Aloft; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Jan 2-Mar 31; Jun; Nov 1-Dec 22
    $5,495
  • Apr 1-May 31
    $4,995
  • Jul 1-Oct 31
    $6,395

2020

  • Jan 2-Mar 31; Jun; Nov 1-Dec 22
    $5,895
  • Apr 1-May 31
    $5,395
  • Jul 1-Oct 31
    $6,895

Maximum group size:Although larger groups can be accommodated, we recommend 24 travelers (4 minibuses).

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • American breakfast in Nairobi and all meals on safari.
  • All wildlife viewing by private minibus driven by a naturalist driver/guide.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and with meals.
  • Professional naturalist with a minimum of 10 travelers
  • All applicable hotel/lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All park entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.

Kenya is located on the Equator. The temperature, therefore, does not vary too much. During our summer months – their winter (June through August) it is about 10 degrees cooler, but days will be warm and can reach 80’s and evenings can be cool and can drop to the 40’s in the higher elevations. The rainy season is in April/May (long rains) and November (short rains). However, it does not rain every day, or all day, and rainstorms are quickly followed by brilliant sunshine which makes for incredible photographic opportunities. Wildlife viewing is good year-round; however, the migration of zebra and wildebeest follow this cycle:

  • January-March – southern sector of the Serengeti in Tanzania
  • April-June – central Serengeti in Tanzania
  • July – western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania
  • August-October – northern Serengeti and mostly into Maasai Mara in Kenya
  • November-December – returning back to Serengeti in Tanzania and making their way to the southern sector