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Best of Kenya

Enjoy an affordable luxury Kenyan Safari visiting the highlights of Maasai Mara, Shaba Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru.

Trip Highlights

Nairobi | Shaba | Lake Nakuru | Maasai Mara


Wildlife galore on Africa’s vast plains
Rare and unique animal species in the Shaba Game Reserve


Maasai Mara's expansive plains
Lake Nakuru with its Black and White Rhinos
The dry and arid Shaba Game Reserve


African cuisine
Delicious buffets to tempt every palate


At additional cost:

Discover unique customs at a Maasai village
Enjoy incredible views hot air ballooning over the Mara

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in Kenya, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.

Day 1 - Nairobi (Thursday)

On arrival in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital, you will be warmly welcomed! You will be met at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a local Lion World Travel representative and transferred to the deluxe Stanley Hotel. The 5-star Sarova Stanley Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group and offers luxurious amenities in the heart of Nairobi.

The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi
The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi

Apart from sophisticated facilities it provides exceptional standards of service. You will be able to enjoy all the luxurious facilities that the hotel has to offer.

Accommodation: The Stanley Hotel - Standard Room

Day 2 - Nairobi/Aberdare National Park (Friday)

After breakfast drive from Nairobi to Aberdare National Park, where the iconic and quirky Ark Hotel is set, with a stop enroute for lunch at the Aberdares Country Club. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modelled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!

So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole! Elephants dominantly rule the waterholes and salt licks. There are other animals that come to drink water such as hyenas, which have to contend with elephants chasing them off at great speed. Some animals such as leopards are shy. However, the leopards are often seen in the morning and evening during safari drives.

Elephants at The Ark
Elephants at The Ark

While on game drives or walks through the forest, you may chance upon various monkeys, such as the Colobus and Vervet monkeys, for whom the Aberdare National Park is an ideal habitat. Many birds are also found here.

Accommodation: The Ark - Standard Room (B , L, D)

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Gorilla Trekking

Silverback Gorilla in Rwanda
Silverback Gorilla in Rwanda, photo from Bisate Lodge

We suggest you enhance this once in a lifetime trip with a moving and poignant visit with endangered Mountain Gorillas. A 4-night extension to Rwanda to participate in gorilla trekking is highly recommended. See our Gorillas of Rwanda itinerary for more details.

Azure Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari beach destination, with its white sandy beaches, azure waters and alluring culture. Check out our Azure Zanzibar itinerary or speak to one of our Africa Specialists for more information.

Zanzibar Addon for Tanzania Safaris - Beautiful Beaches and Water Adventures
Matemwe Beach, Zanzibar. Enjoy an Island addon and Relax after your East Africa Safari


Maasai Village

A visit to a local Maasai village is always an interesting cultural experience as you meet this pastoral tribe and learn about their day-to-day lives.

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Ride in East Africa - Soar Above the Animals
Hot Air Balloon Safari in East Africa, photo by Newmark Hotels

Enhance your safari with a peaceful and scenic view over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon.

Contact one of our Lion World Travel Africa specialist will advise you on additional costs for these extra activities.

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Single supplement pricing available on request.

Note: This trip only departs on Thursdays.

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  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a shared chaffeur-driven safari vehicle with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • All meet and greet services
  • Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle


  • International flights and associated fuel surcharges and taxes
  • All items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc., and any other items not specified in our itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, campe staff and driver-guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any local or international flight(s) and departures/other taxes
  • Concession fees (in case of any new fees introduced bt parks without our knowledge)
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Flying doctors coverage (optional at US$20 per person)
  • Any item not specified above
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.


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Baggage allowance: Baggage is restricted to 15kg/33lb per person including hand luggage (this includes camera equipment) on safari vehicles as well as on any domestic flights, as space is limited. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and on aircraft used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24" x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly recommended).
*Prices in USD, based on double occupancy, restrictions apply

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