This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Uncover the beauty of Kenya's game parks, lakes and mountains on this 7-day classic safari.

Travel to the three most beautiful regions in Kenya while staying in romantic and classic safari camps. Discover the open plains of the Masai Mara, which are great for year-round game viewing and popular for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Explore the shores of Lake Nakuru - home to buffalo and hippo - before visiting Amboseli to explore its network of swamps and wetlands in search of the Big 5 and other wildlife.

  • Tour duration: 7 days
  • Start: Nairobi
  • End: Nairobi
  • Destinations:
       Lake Nakuru,
       Amboseli National Park,
       Masai Mara
  • Accommodation:
    1 night at Safari Park Hotel
    2 nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
    1 night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
    2 nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable
  • Type of Tour: Guided & Scheduled
  • Type of Accommodation: Mixed

Itinerary Highlights

  • Excellent value-for-money safari
  • Visit 3 beautiful Kenyan national parks
  • Spot the Big 5 
  • See Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli
  • Guaranteed window seat & pop-up roof
  • Professional driver-guide

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Explore Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are transferred to the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi where you spend the night. Depending on your flight arrival time, the remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the bustling city of Nairobi.

Day 2

Game driving in the Masai Mara

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment, keeping a lookout for the charming chapel built at its foot. Pass the impressive Longonot Earth Satellite Station as you head across the valley to Narok, before travelling across acres of wheat and barley fields.

You reach the picturesque Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch. Following a welcome post-lunch siesta, set off on an exciting afternoon game drive, returning to the Mara Sopa Lodge as the sun sets.

Day 3

Spot Big Game in the Masai Mara

Head off on an early morning game drive in the Masai Mara. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you may experience the thrill of seeing thousands upon thousands of wildebeest migrating across these green plains. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before setting out on an afternoon game drive. Experience a guided walking safari or simply relax beside the pool.

A highly recommended way to experience the Masai Mara is on a dawn hot-air balloon safari that culminates with a champagne breakfast in the bush after landing. In the evening, savour a delicious barbecue while enjoying an African-themed night.

Day 4

See flamingos at Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you travel across the 'bread basket' of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape. Continue north as you make your way to Narok.

Travel across the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle, as you head up the Mau Escarpment to Lake Nakuru. Once in the park, you enjoy an exciting game drive to spot rhino, lion, and buffalo en route to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Day 5

Game-spotting in Amboseli

Leave Lake Nakuru behind and continue your journey to Amboseli, stopping along the way for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Pass through Nairobi and the town of Emali before arriving at Amboseli Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy another game drive in Amboseli National Park, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Day 6

Explore the Amboseli National Park

Explore Amboseli on morning and afternoon game drives, and guided walking safaris. Lunch will be a delicious picnic at a safe site while out on your drive. Learn more about the Maasai culture and traditions at the in-house culture centre or head out on a memorable visit to a nearby Maasai village.

Day 7

Day of departure

Following an early morning game drive and delicious breakfast, catch your last clear early morning view of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you leave Amboseli behind. Stop at the town of Namanga where you can browse the colourful markets for souvenirs. Travel across the beautiful Athi Plains before arriving back in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi.


  • 1 Night at Safari Park Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • Meet and greet services
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • 2 Nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 Nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • 1 Night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • Airport transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

With effect 1st July 2015, the Kenya Classic C will stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge instead of Lake Nakuru Lodge. This change takes advantage of Sopa Lodges' latest addition to their collection now making this a full Sopa safari itinerary.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 15 Dec 2015 $2120
  • 16 Dec 2015 - 02 Jan 2016 $2140
  • 03 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 $2125
  • 01 Apr 2016 - 25 Jun 2016 $1980
  • 26 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $2175
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016 $2120

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"An affordable and popular choice to tick off all the major wildlife highlights of Kenya, although we recommend upgrading to a private vehicle to enhance your comfort and experience."



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