The Best of Kenya Safari

This 8 day camping safari includes visits to the best wildlife areas in East Africa – offering a diverse variety of species including all the well known big game animals. Travel between the parks is by air to avoid long road journeys and accommodation is in eco-friendly small tented camps. All game drives are in shared 4×4 safari vehicles (not vans) with the option to upgrade to a private vehicle (at a supplement). There is also the opportunity to experience a Balloon Safari.

The tour includes a night at Nairobi Tented Camp with a game drive in Nairobi National Park. Then transport by road from Nairobi to Porini Amboseli Camp and then flights from Amboseli to Ashnil Samburu Camp, then  Porini Mara Camp and back to Nairobi. Daily departures are from Nairobi.

Locations visited:

Nairobi National Park

Amboseli National Park

Selenkay Conservancy Area

Samburu National Reserve

Masai Mara National Park


7 nights / 8 days:

Day 1

Pick up from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp for one night (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis with afternoon game drive, sundowner and drinks – beer, wine, gin & tonics, soft drinks and bottled water). If arriving before lunch then pre-book our specially priced upgrade (just $30 per person) for Full Board, adding lunch and extra game activities.

This unique camp is the only camp within the Nairobi National Park which is home to a broad range of wildlife.

Day 2

Depart Nairobi and drive south to Selenkay Conservancy (a 5 hour journey of 128 miles), arriving at Porini Amboseli Camp before lunch. (Optional flight upgrade at a supplement). Afternoon tea, followed by an escorted walk with Maasai warriors to a village to get an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Return to camp for a shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 3

After an early breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park for a morning game drive within the Park to see the elephants at close quarters, followed by a picnic lunch. In the afternoon you will return to Porini Camp for a rest and then an evening game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, ending with a sundowner at a scenic spot. Return to Porini Amboseli Camp for dinner after which there will be a night game drive using a spotlight to seek out some of the nocturnal animals such as aardvarks (antbears), serval cats, bat-eared foxes and possibly even the elusive leopard. Overnight Porini Camp.

Day 4

Early breakfast and then drive into Amboseli park and on to the airstrip to fly to Samburu, arriving by 1 pm for lunch at the Ashnil Samburu Camp, where you will stay for 2 nights. Afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve.

Day 5

Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 6

Early morning game drive and than after breakfast you will fly from Samburu to the Mara to stay the next 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp. In the evening you will take a game drive to explore the area around the camp and to seek out the wildlife for which the Mara is famous.

Day 7

*Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.

A full day in the Mara with a picnic lunch when you can expect to find lions as well as many of the other species found in the Mara which include leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, rhino, topi, eland, wildebeest, zebra, hippo and buffalo.

Day 8

Transfer to the airstrip for the 11am flight back to Nairobi, arriving around 12.15pm.


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Prices include: Pick up JKI Airport and transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp in Nairobi National Park for 1 night on half board basis. After breakfast check out and start your safari by road to Amboseli, 2 nights in Porini Amboseli Camp with daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, Maasai village visit then afterwards check out and fly to Wilson Airport where you will connect to another schedule flight to Samburu, met and transferred to Ashnil Samburu Camp for 2 nights with daily Samburu park fees, check out and fly to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 2 nights with daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport and transferred to JKI airport for your departure flight. Nairobi Tented Camp includes half board basis, two airport transfers, one shared game drive or a visit to Elephant Orphanage, sundowner, soft drinks, mineral water, free alcoholic drinks like beer, wine, gin & tonic while Porini camps are based on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors then Ashnil Samburu Camp includes airstrip transfers, shared game drives and full board basis.

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20-Dec-22 02-Jan-23 6,180 950 USD 3,930
03-Jan-23 31-Mar-23 4,520 820 USD 2,910
01-Apr-23 14-Apr-23 4,190 660 USD 2,680
15-Apr-23 31-May-23 PORINI CAMPS CLOSED
01-Jun-23 14-Jun-23 4,190 810 USD 2,680
15-Jun-23 30-Jun-23 4,300 810 USD 2,780
01-Jul-23 14-Jul-23 5,830 890 USD 3,700
15-Jul-23 21-Jul-23 5,960 950 USD 3,810
22-Jul-23 30-Sep-23 6,360 1,010 4,050
01-Oct-23 31-Oct-23 5,710 850 USD 3,620
01-Nov-23 15-Dec-23 4,300 850 USD 2,780

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Child rates applicable for 08 – 12 year olds:

  • 1 child sharing with 2 adults, child pays child package price above while the 2 adults pay per adult sharing rate.
  • 1 child sharing with 1 adult, child pays child package price above while the 1 adult pays single adult rate.
  • 2 or 3 children sharing in own tent, each child pays 75% of per adult rate. Child under 8 years not recommended.

Exclusive vehicle use at Porini camps:

Sole use of the open sided 4×4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.

Late afternoon departure at Porini camps:

Late departure after 10h00 US$ 150 per person minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).

Flight supplements:

Schedule flight: For flying from Nairobi to Amboseli US$ 84 per adult one way & US$ 59 per child (02 – 12 years) one way.

Charter flight: From 20th December to 31st March & from 01st July to 31st October we will offer daily charter flights with minimum 2 pax between Nairobi, Wilson Airport and Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to Porini Amboseli Camp & Selenkay Adventure Camp. The supplement will be the same as if using schedule flight as provided above. The charter flight is only 35 minutes departing Nairobi, Wilson Airport at 08h00 and arriving Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip at 08h35. (Camp’s vehicle transfer to Porini Amboseli Camp or Selenkay Adventure Camp for free). The fare will be the same as if using schedule flight fare upto Selenkay Airstrip however if clients fly to or from Amboseli Airstrip within the dates specified above then there is a supplement of US$ 50 per person one way for pick up or drop off.

Mombasa: For flying from Masai Mara to Diani/Ukunda/Moi Airport instead of flying to Nairobi US$ 430 per adult & US$ 285 per child 08 – 11 years (one way flight). Includes late departure charge & mandatory US$100 park fee.

Extra night rate:

For every 2 or 3 night stay one visit into Masai Mara National Reserve is included. Any extra visit into the reserve must pay US$ 80 per person per day on top of above rates.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

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USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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