7 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Images of Kenya Safari

Into nature's territory

The Images of Kenya safari provides a comfortable standard of luxury accommodation in Sarova camps and lodges, including stylish tents in the Masai Mara. Strategically located in the National Parks and Reserves, Sarova hotels offer a great range of activities and game drives to ensure fantastic game viewing with the chance to spot the 'Big Five' and more. You can add on a beach stay afterwards on the Kenyan Coast or on the nearby islands of Zanzibar & Pemba off Tanzania. Call our Destination Specialists for more information.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Nairobi
  • Shaba Game Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Take a balloon safari over the Masai Mara

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
7 days
Guide Price
€2,259 per person
Price based on
Based on April 2019 departure from Dublin flying with KLM Airlines, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals as stated.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • One bottle of water per person per day on game drives.
Not included
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide or driver.
  • Visa fees.

Itinerary Breakdown

Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay and the rest of the day is at leisure. Optional excursions to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or the Karen Blixen Museum with Giraffe Manor are available, please call for details.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Stanley Hotel or similar

Head north after an early breakfast, you pass near Thika and continue through some breathtaking scenery.

After Nanyuki town, you'll continue north, eventually reaching a dusty outpost known as Isiolo. From here it's a fairly short hop to Shaba National Reserve. Arrive at your lodge for your two night stay, in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or similar

This morning depart on an early game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Spend time relaxing before heading out for another game drive after lunch. Shaba Game Reserve was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa and is often referred to as 'Born Free Country'. The tranquil flow of sparkling spring water throughout the grounds of the Sarova Shaba Lodge creates an atmosphere of peace and serenity and attracts a great variety of birds. There is also a large pool to enjoy and evening entertainment by local Samburu dancers.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Travel south from Shaba crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya. Here you'll head west to Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson's Falls for its 237-foot cascade. Continue south to Lake Nakuru. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route. Following lunch, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for sunset.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or similar

After an early breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Njoro town, where you begin your ascent up over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then travel towards Narok, the gateway to the Masai Mara. You'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for sunset.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Mara Game Camp or similar

Early morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara. We highly recommend you pre-book our early morning hot air balloon safari. This gives you a unique, once in a lifetime 'birds eye' game viewing experience. Land in the middle of nowhere and enjoy a full bush style breakfast, complete with a table decked in silver cutlery, fresh Kenyan coffee, tea, fruits and champagne. Please call for details.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sarova Mara Game Camp or similar

After breakfast you'll depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment. You'll arrive into Kenya's bustling capital in the early afternoon. Once in the the city get dropped off at the drop off point or at the airport for your onwards travel arrangements.

Points of Interest

  • Nairobi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage
    • Karen Blixen Museum
    • Nairobi National Park
    • Carnivore restaurant
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy a ‘bubbly’ riverside breakfast, dining against the backdrop of the Ewaso Nyiro River and Shaba game reserve
    • Made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa
    • Evening entertainment by local Samburu dancers
    • Spot wildlife from the comfort of your room as all rooms face the Ewaso Nyiro river
  • Nakuru National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The Great Rift Valley
    • Sightings of black and white rhinos.
    • A chance to see the rare endangered Rothschild giraffe
    • Bird lovers paradise
  • Masai Mara

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of Africa's most famous wildlife reserves
    • The great wildebeest migration
    • Hot air balloon safari
    • Home to the 'Big Five'