Kenya Solo Safari (9n) – Classic

Kenya Solo Safari (9n) – Classic

  • Day 1 : Nairobi
  • Days 2–4 : Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Days 5–6 : Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Days 7–9 : Greater Mara Conservancies
  • Guide Price : $9,496 per person
  • Duration : 9 nights
  • Best Months : Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Countries : Kenya

Get ready to explore some of Kenya’s famous safari areas! This good-value solo trip includes the Lewa region and the predator-rich Maasai Mara. A wealth of wildlife is guaranteed, and the Great Migration moves through the Mara from July to October.

The adventure begins with a stopover at Karen Gables, a luxurious guesthouse in a serene suburb to the south-west of Nairobi. Your safari kicks off once you’ve travelled to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, specifically to Borana Lodge. This is a comfortable eco-lodge, situated on a hillside and within its own ranch. After three nights here, you’ll continue on to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, to Naibor Camp. This property provides a superb base from which to head out into the reserve. Finally, you’ll stay at Kicheche Bush Camp, an authentic and deluxe offering in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which borders the MMNR.

Karen Gables is an excellent option for refreshing following your arrival into Nairobi, with its peaceful gardens complete with heated swimming pool. At Borana Lodge, you can enjoy expertly guided vehicle and walking safaris, as well as horse riding, mountain biking, and helicopter trips! Both Naibor and Kicheche Bush camps also offer classic safari activities, cultural experiences, and hot air balloon safaris.

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The prices below are based on one adult travelling solo and please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $9,496 per person in low season

From approx $11,429 per person in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation, and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

Get ready to explore some of Kenya’s famous safari areas! This good-value solo trip includes the Lewa region and the predator-rich Maasai Mara. A wealth of wildlife is guaranteed, and the Great Migration moves through the Mara from July to October.

The adventure begins with a stopover at Karen Gables, a luxurious guesthouse in a serene suburb to the south-west of Nairobi. Your safari kicks off once you’ve travelled to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, specifically to Borana Lodge. This is a comfortable eco-lodge, situated on a hillside and within its own ranch. After three nights here, you’ll continue on to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, to Naibor Camp. This property provides a superb base from which to head out into the reserve. Finally, you’ll stay at Kicheche Bush Camp, an authentic and deluxe offering in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which borders the MMNR.

Karen Gables is an excellent option for refreshing following your arrival into Nairobi, with its peaceful gardens complete with heated swimming pool. At Borana Lodge, you can enjoy expertly guided vehicle and walking safaris, as well as horse riding, mountain biking, and helicopter trips! Both Naibor and Kicheche Bush camps also offer classic safari activities, cultural experiences, and hot air balloon safaris.

Day 1 Nairobi

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On Day 1 of your trip, you’ll touch down at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, receiving a VIP Meet and Greet. From here, you’ll have a private transfer to Karen Gables, a Cape Dutch-style guesthouse with gorgeous grounds. You can relax in the house’s elegant drawing room or in its less formal lounge, tucking in to delicious food and drink in the main dining area. The bar is located next to the swimming pool, creating a pleasant setting in which to socialise! You’ll stay in a standard room, which features four-poster double bed and en-suite full bathroom. Wi-Fi is available too.

Board basis and activities:
B&B accommodation.

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Days 2–4 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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After your night at Karen Gables, you’ll transfer privately to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and fly out to Lewa Downs Airstrip (1 hr), before a shared transfer to Borana Lodge. Family owned and hosted, this is a friendly ranch property on the wildlife-rich Laikipia plateau. Its communal spaces occupy two separate sites, one on each side of a hill, with one site overlooking a busy waterhole! You’ll find the lodge’s swimming pool here too, in addition to rustic lounge and dining areas. The other site is English country meets authentic Africa, with a very homely vibe. Your sleeping quarters during your stay will be one of eight charming cottages, set well apart from its neighbours within Borana’s grounds and offering en-suite full bathroom plus veranda with spectacular views. There’s a great range of activities, and while exploring the area you can look out for such species as lion, cheetah, elephant, zebra, and black rhino – birdlife is prolific too.

Board basis and activities:
All-inclusive accommodation, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, sundowner excursions, shared game drives (day and night), guided bush walks, horseback riding, mountain biking, transfers between the lodge and Lewa Downs Airstrip, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service.

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Days 5–6 Maasai Mara National Reserve

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The next stop on your tour is the Maasai Mara National Reserve. On Day 5, you’ll return to Lewa Downs Airstrip via shared transfer and fly to Maasai Mara Ol Kiombo (1 hr 45 mins), before another shared transfer to Naibor Camp. This is a luxurious property, with a super-comfortable mess tent for its communal lounge and dining areas. One highlight of spending time in the mess tent is looking out for hippo in a nearby pod! There’s a spa tent too. You’ll stay in one of seven tents, which boasts a smart en-suite shower room and a nicely shaded private veranda. Activities from Naibor focus on wildlife viewing, especially during the months from July to October – this is when the huge herds of the Great Migration push up into the Mara region from Tanzania in their search for food. Just 2 kilometres from camp, the Talek river meets the River Mara, renowned for dramatic crossings! But the reserve is a dream destination for safarists all year round, with all Big Five in residence as well as numerous smaller mammals and ample birdlife. Cultural experiences are also offered here.

Board basis and activities:
Game-package accommodation, including all meals, all house beverages, bush meals (if possible, booked in advance), sundowners (no bush meals available in the reserve), private meals in all rooms, guided game drives in a shared vehicle (max. 6 guests), transfers between the camp and Ol Kiombo airstrip, park fees (quoted separately but mandatory), and a laundry service.

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Days 7–9 Greater Mara Conservancies

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For the last part of your trip, you’ll have a shared transfer from Naibor Camp to Kicheche Bush Camp, in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. This is a smashing little camp, providing a traditional safari. The mess tent has a classic feel, and dining furniture is often set up outside, around the welcoming campfire. Each of the six guest tents is classic too, with comfy wood-framed bed, separate seating area, and en-suite washroom featuring bucket shower! Your final days in the Mara region will be spent enjoying expertly guided game drives, game walks, and perhaps a hot air balloon ride (at extra cost). And if you’re interested in culture, you could visit the local Maa Trust, to meet local women and learn about their beautiful beadwork.

Board basis and activities:
Game-package basis, including all food, drinks, and shared scheduled safari activities. Days are designed by the guides when you arrive in the camp, with standard game drives and guided walks included in the price.

On Day 9, you’ll have a shared transfer to Olare Orok Airstrip, from where you’ll fly back to Wilson Airport (1 hr 15 mins). From here, you’ll transfer privately to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in time for your flight/s home.


On Day 10, you will fly out of the Mara North Conservancy to Nairobi Airport, to connect on to your international flight home.

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