Kenyan Safari with Airfare - Kenya

Nine-Day Kenyan Safari with Roundtrip Airfare, Accommodations, and Meals from Classic Escapes

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Spot Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, and Elephants on Safari Through Kenya

In the 1985 film version of Out of Africa, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford play a wealthy landowner and big-game hunter who fall into a complicated and ultimately doomed love affair amid eastern Africa’s gorgeous landscapes. The movie was filmed in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, an immense swath of protected land where lions roam and zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests migrate annually from July to October. During this nine-day guided Kenyan safari from Classic Escapes, you'll be immersed in this fascinating setting and have a chance to get up-close to cheetahs, leopards, hippos, and zebras.

View the itinerary for a trip overview and a list of optional excursions.

Days 1–4: The trip starts out with an overnight flight from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC, to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you'll be driven to Safari Park Hotel, a sprawling 4.5-star resort complex surrounded by landscaped gardens.

The next morning, you'll head about 200 miles north to Samburu National Reserve, a region of arid scrubland in northern Kenya. The reserve is home to a large population of antelope and several species found only north of the equator, including the Grévy’s zebra and the reticulated giraffe. Ashnil Samburu Camp will be your home for the next two nights. The 4-star tented camp sits near the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, where you can often watch elephants enjoying a cool drink of water.

Day 5: The next stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, which centers around a shallow alkaline lake where hundreds of thousands of brilliant pink flamingos gather. The park abounds with animals, including endangered Rothschild giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and leopards. Retire to the 4-star Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, where chalet-style rooms have private patios overlooking the flamingo-rimmed lake. The lodge’s landscapes—winding walkways, vast greens, and acacia trees—support more than 50 additional bird species. Each night ends with a continental dinner buffet and a traditional dance performance in an outdoor amphitheater.

Days 6–9: The final leg of the trip brings you to Kenya's famed Maasai Mara in the northern Serengeti Plain, a nature reserve often called the "Jewel of Africa.” People of the Maasai tribes tend their cattle on the plains as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and jackals stalk the grasslands. You'll ride along the plains in a minibus to get a good look at the animals, then head to the Ashnil Mara Camp for two nights. The tented camp is located along the banks of the Mara River, which serves as a natural habitat for hippos and crocodiles. More than one million wildebeests also cross through the river during the great annual migration. After two days in the Maasai Mara, you’ll head back to Nairobi to catch your return flight to Washington, DC.

What You Get

9-day/8-night Kenyan safari with airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). 11 departure dates available from April to October. Click here to view all options and departure dates. Additional departure cities can be viewed here.

All options priced per person and valid for Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

Included in all options:

  • Roundtrip airfare between Washington, DC (IAD), and Nairobi on Ethiopian Airlines, including fuel surcharges and airline taxes (subject to change)
  • Standard accommodations at Safari Park Hotel, Ashnil Samburu Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, and Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Breakfast in Nairobi, all meals while on safari, and other meals as indicated
  • Tour of wildlife by minibus driven by a naturalist guide, with guaranteed window seat
  • All park entry fees
  • All applicable hotel and lodge taxes
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles
  • Complimentary luggage tags

Book by: 3/1/13 (Option 1–Option 4) or 4/1/13 (Option 5–Option 11)

Single supplement fee:

  • $295 for April departures
  • $395 for May and June departures
  • $895 for July–October departures

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 3/1/13 or 4/1/13, depending on option purchased, or promo value expires
  • Limit 1/person, +multiple as gifts
  • Reservation req'd
  • Redemption occurs upon booking; no refunds processed by Groupon after redemption
  • Merchant responsible for refunds & fees once voucher is redeemed
  • 75+ day cancellation notice charged $250 handling fee & $500 non-refundable deposit; 60-75 days, fee up to half of Groupon price and any add-ons applies; less than 60 days price up to Groupon applies
  • Credit card req'd at booking/check-in
  • Other gateways available for fee paid to Classic Escapes: $260 for ATL, BOS, JFK, MIA; $360 for ORD, DFW, HOU; $350 for LAX, SFO
  • Fee to travel solo: $295 for options 1 & 2, $395 for 3-6, $895 for 7-11.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: roundtrip airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC, on Ethiopian Airlines included with this Getaway
  • By transit: all in-country transportation included with this Getaway

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • You can apply for a Kenyan visa upon arrival in Kenya for extra fees.

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