5 of the Best Kenya Safaris from Nairobi

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated June 28, 2021

Teeming with rich and mesmerising wildlife, Kenya is one of Africa’s finest safari destinations – with a diverse selection of organised tours on offer.


From its seemingly endless Savannah plains to its rugged mountains and hills, Kenya offers all who come here a magical experience and memories to last a lifetime. What’s more, with almost 8% of Kenya made up of protected areas specifically for wildlife conservation, your safari fee will contribute to the preservation of a hugely important ecosystem. The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is a hugely popular base from which to embark on a safari. Here’s our pick of the 5 best Kenya safaris starting in Nairobi.

7 Days Wildlife Adventure Safari in Kenya

This 7-day adventure transports you to some of Kenya’s most acclaimed national parks and reserves, including Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Amboseli. Starting and ending with a complimentary airport transfer from and to Nairobi, during the trip you’ll enjoy the scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, see a great variety of birdlife, and experience amazing game viewing. All park entrance fees are included, as well as 6 nights’ accommodation, and daily meals. From £730 per person.

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3 Days Best of Amboseli National Park Luxury Wildlife Safari, Kenya


Another fine option for those who aren’t blessed with time or a large budget, this 4-day safari takes you into the heart of Amboseli National Park, a breathtaking park with contrasting landscapes and a huge variety of wildlife and plain game. As part of a group limited to just 7 people, you’ll have ample opportunity to bend the ear of your experienced guide – be sure to ask them to point out the 47 different types of raptors that can be found in the park! As for accommodation, you’ll stay in Kibo Safari Camp, a tented camp at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Daily meals and airport transfers are also included. From £247 per person.

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3 Days Flying to Masai Mara Safari , Kenya


This is also a whistle-stop safari tour – but with a difference. Taking place during the season when the rains return the trees and flowers to their vivid best, you and your tour group will take to the skies aboard a light aircraft to delight in some of Kenya’s beautiful landscape. Back on terra firma, you’ll go on several game drives and bird walks, plus a camp walk along the scenic Talek River path. Meals are all on a full-board basis and two nights’ accommodation are included in the price too, along with flight transfers. From £672 per person.

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8 Days Guided Group Budget Safari in Tanzania and Kenya


This 8-day adventure invites you to visit some of the best and most diverse safari spots in Kenya and Tanzania. During the tour you’ll get to experience five thrilling game drives where you can spot lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, and plenty more. Other highlights include a safari at Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and a chance to explore Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The tour price includes airport transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, and daily meals. From £790 per person.

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13 Days Masai Mara, Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorogoro, and Serengeti Safari in Kenya and Tanzania


Perfect for those seeking a more extended aventure, this 13-day safari odyssey takes in some of the region’s best wildlife spotting destinations. Available for groups of up to 8, the intimate tour starts and ends in Nairobi and includes 14 exhilarating game drives, a crater tour around the forest areas of Ngorongoro Crater, and extensive looks around Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire, Serengeti. Transport between destinations will be aboard a safari van in Kenya and a Land Cruiser in Tanzania. The tour price includes 12 nights’ accommodation and all park fees. From £1,537 per person.

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