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Kenya Private Safari

Explore three major big game parks in Kenya staying at Sarova luxury accommodation

Holiday Details

The footprints of your next getaway

  • Return flights from London Heathrow.
  • 1 night in Nairobi at 5-star Sarova Stanley Hotel.
  • 2 nights in Shaba at 4-star Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
  • 1 night in Lake Nakuru at 4-star Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
  • 2 nights in Maasai Mara at 4-star Sarova Mara Game Camp.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners.
  • 3 game drives at Shaba National Reserve.
  • 1 game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • 3 game drives at Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • 4WD with a pop-up roof during game drives.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives.
  • Arrival and departure private airport transfers.
  • All transportation throughout the tour on a private basis.
  • Operated with bilingual local driver-guide throughout the tour.
  • Meet & greet service.
  • Inclusive of hand & hold luggage allowance.
  • Low deposit available from £99pp with flexible payment plans.
  • Prices are based on per person double sharing basis.
  • Call us for single occupancy charges.
  • Valid to travel on selected dates between 2022 - 2023.
  • Flights may include stopovers between 2 & 4 hours.
  • Supplementary charges may apply for alternative flights.
  • Booking amendments are offered if your holiday is cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
  • Subject to availability; please book early to secure your preferred dates.
  • Prices and taxes are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protected.
Sarova Stanley, Nairobi
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1643 Reviews

The Sarova Stanley is Luxury hotel connected to the convention center in Nairobi with 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a health club, and a poolside bar. All 214 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. In addition to upscale touches like private pools and deep soaking tubs, guests will find LED TVs with satellite channels and premium bedding. The Sarova Stanley offers 214 air-conditioned accommodations with private pools and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Nairobi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. The Stanley Health Club includes a fitness area, a sauna, and a steam bath. Yoga and aerobics lessons are also available upon request. Kenyatta International Conference Centre is just 400 m away, while Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 18 km away. The Nairobi National Park is 35 minutes away by car.

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
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844 Reviews

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in Shaba National Reserve and offers complete serenity amidst wild and beautiful surroundings. It is a unique safari experience that will fill your every sense with the sights and sounds of nature all around you. The lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience, providing comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting near the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. This unique safari lodge stands out for its pioneering spirit and innovative design. The 85 woody rooms all have terraces and all rooms and the restaurant and bar overlook the river. Relax by our pool or beneath star-studded skies, dine in our restaurant or revel in our Boma or bush dining experiences. The lodge also provides safari vehicles that are available with excellent guides.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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1490 Reviews

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is set along "the Lion Hill" in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. Concealing its remote location amidst Kenya's Great Rift Valley, the safari lodge offers the most scenic and spectacular views of the Lake and the National Park from its 67 chalet style rooms, all with terraces and a sense of calm and relaxation provided by its classic aesthetic and timeless design. Beyond the stunning views and amazing wildlife, Lion Hill offers great food, a Panoramic Bar Terrace, organic gardens, a swimming pool and a spa.

Sarova Mara Game Camp
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1724 Reviews

Sarova Mara Game Camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in South West Kenya. It is 260 km from Nairobi, a 1-hour flight from Nairobi, 20-minute drive from the airstrip and a 5 1/2-hours drive from Nairobi on the new tarmac road. It is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the Camp. The Camp includes 20 club tents, 51 standard tents, 2 family tents, a main restaurant, bar and many bush dining options. The free form swimming pool has its own pool bar. In addition, it has its own fleet of well equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. There are meeting rooms and numerous outdoor venues for dining and leisure. The entire Camp is surrounded by a 24 hour electric fence. The climate is very pleasant with clear warm days and cool nights Temperatures average from 26ْ C during the day to 12ْ C at night. There are sporadic rains in March, April, November & December.

  • Speak to an expert for Business Class upgrade.
  • Other departure airports available at an extra supplementary cost.

Tour Itinerary

The story of your holiday!


    After landing at Nairobi Airport, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel or similar. This legendary establishment traces its origins all the way back to 1902 when its late Victorian splendour made it Kenya’s first luxury hotel. The Stanley soon became a byword for opulence and sophistication, attracting big game enthusiasts and colonial administrators. Its immortal status was cemented by the experiences here of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway, whose short story, ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’, did so much to popularize safaris. Hemingway would gather with fellow adventurers at the Thorn Tree Café – named after the tree on which travellers would pin messages – to plan safaris or regale them with tales of ones just completed. The Stanley has long since been modernized but the spirit of the past is still palpable in every corner.


    Leave Nairobi early after breakfast and travel northwards to Samburu, passing near Thika. Continue through breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and plantations of tea and coffee in the shadows of Mount Kenya, the country’s highest mountain and second in Africa. Circumventing Mount Kenya, pass through the town of Nanyuki before reaching the dusty outpost of Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey to the remote northern frontier district. From here, it’s a fairly short hop to Shaba National Reserve. It earned worldwide fame in the 1960s as the setting of the popular movie, "Born Free". Arrive at Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch and then head off for an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Surrounded by trees and located on a rocky bend of the River Ewaso Ngiro, the Sarova Shaba offers a luxury seldom found in a large African bush lodge. There are 80 chalet rooms and four luxurious junior suites as well as one honeymoon suite. The tranquil flow of sparkling spring waters throughout the grounds creates an atmosphere of peace and serenity as they collect and cascade, attracting a great variety of birds. Crocodile feeding demonstrations and evening entertainment are provided by local Samburu villagers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


    Breakfast follows an early morning game drive in the lush and verdant Shaba National Reserve, which was also the setting for the multiple Oscar-winning classics, "Out of Africa". There is a large pride of lions as well as elephants, leopards, gerenuks, and elands while rare species such as the reticulated giraffe also make this habitat their stomping ground. For the remainder of the morning, you can relax by the pool, which features an island reached by a bridge from the bar, or the terrace, which overlooks the river. After lunch, there will be another game drive, returning to the lodge for sunset.


    Bid farewell to Shaba National Reserve after breakfast and travel south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, passing through Nanyuki, and continuing to Nyahururu, still known by many as Thomson’s Falls because of its 75-metre waterfall, which can be spotted in the distance. Your next stop is the spectacular Lake Nakuru; enjoy a game drive en route to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. The waters of the lake are often shimmering pink, from the thousands of flamingos that line the shores. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Like all the beautiful flamingos, both black and white rhinos are being carefully protected and given a new lease of life in this fully fenced 188-square-kilometre park. The rhino population numbers more than 50 and continues to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity that can be seen here, and the park has its fair share of buffaloes, leopards, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is situated in the heart of what is Kenya's most densely populated wetland national park, which is one of six internationally protected marsh areas, known as Ramsar sites, in the country. The lodge boasts commanding views of the lake and what seems like millions of flamingos, pelicans and marabou storks. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottage, and there is an exciting programme of activities and evening entertainment. Here the ornithological landscape appears to bloom as if it were natural foliage. The lodge has 65 modern en-suite bedrooms, and meals are served inside the lodge, by the pool or under a forest of towering acacia trees. The Rift Valley bar on the ground floor has great views of the lake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


    Wake up to breakfast before leaving the flamingo-fringed Lake Nakuru to continue the adventure at the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Drive to the town of Njoro, where you begin your ascent over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then, heading south, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, towards Narok, the gateway to the Maasai Mara. Check-in at Sarova Mara Game Camp and enjoy lunch before departing for an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge as the sun sets. The camp is located inside the eastern section of the Maasai Mara and hidden in a wonderful little-forested valley. During the annual Great Migration, the camp is teeming with wildebeests, gazelles and zebras as it situated right in the centre of their migration path. The 75 tents have a permanent roof and floor, zip-up fronts, attached bathroom, running hot water supply and electricity. Wooden walkways, built over wide lily ponds, link the tents and manicured lawns with the main dining and bar areas. Birdlife is abundant, with kingfishers particularly common. There is also a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


    Enjoy an early breakfast before departing on a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five of lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and black rhinos. There are also antelopes, gazelles, wildebeests, and many others. Return to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive and a visit to a Maasai village. Return to the camp as the sun sets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


    Say goodbye to Maasai Mara before passing through acres of rolling wheat and barley farms, heading to Narok. From here, cross the vast plains on the floor of the Great Rift Valley while keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. Head up the rift escarpment and arrive in Kenya’s bustling capital at around midday. Once in the city, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for you to continue with your ongoing travel arrangements.


A glimpse into your next trip!

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