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Delivering the perfect safari experience is what drives Odyssey Safaris. Whether you want to canoe down the Okavango Delta, encounter the Big Five in the Masai Mara, or learn about the African way of life — this is what they do best. With a deep knowledge of the African bush and more than 20 years’ experience of taking people on extraordinary adventures, no one does Africa better.

Offering both private and group experiences, Odyssey Safaris takes pride in its level of service from the minute you begin planning your trip to the day you return home. Each journey is accompanied by an expert driver and guide who are natural storytellers armed with local knowledge far beyond any guidebook.

Good to know

  • US-based Kenya specialists
  • TripAdvisor's 2022 Travelers' Choice
  • Flexible rebookings / refunds

Key information

Destinations Kenya
Activity Safari, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Odyssey Safaris Reviews

What people are saying about Odyssey Safaris

T Pippian

Odyssey Safari’s turned our “vacation” into a lifetime of memories. We handed them our wishlist and they made it happen. There were a few bumps in the road along the way because of the airline personnel shortage but Odyssey stepped in and sorted airline as well as safari schedules.

Our time with our guide Erastus will long be a favorite memory. His knowledge, patience, service and friendly demeanor enhanced the awe inspiring landscape of animals and adventure.

Odyssey was recommended to us by a friend and I will unreservedly recommend them to anyone.


This was the best vacations we have been on! Odyssey staff help us create the right safari experience for our family. Our guide was exceptional and accommodations were perfect.


We recently took a 10 day private safari to Kenya with Odyssey Safaris. There were 11 of us including family and friends on this safari. From the time we interacted with Mark and Lucy to set out the itinerary to the various conversations we had prior to the trip, we knew that Odyssey would provide the best services possible. The entire experience was amazing. The hotel and camp accommodations, food, transportation and game drives were superbly organized and top class. The guides, Simon and Jackson, were super knowledgeable and very accommodating of the requests. We were able to witness all the Big 5 and more animals, various bird species and the natural scenery in the Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and the Masaai Mara National Park. We would highly recommend Odyssey Safaris for anyone thinking of organizing such Safari trips.


Odyssey Safari and our guide, Stephen, provided us with a wonderful, informative and complete experience. Our travel, lodging and game drives were all expertly managed.All of our special requests, and all of the details, were taken care of and we were able to relax and enjoy our experience.

Donald B

Booked a last minute Safari to Kenya, to take advantage of terrific airfares from the States and to get ahead of the crowds, once people rush back to Africa to see the amazing wildlife, geography, and kind people. Odyssey navigated every detail - took the time to interview me and match what they learned to the type of accommodations and safari experience I was looking for. On a scale of 1-10, in multiple factors, they scored 10 each time - it was a flawless (and relaxing) trip.


What can I say! I definitely am blown away by Odyssey Safari. Before even arriving to Kenya Lucy was prompt in emailing us back and forth regarding the safari and what we would need for our visit. Everything was wonderful from the moment we were picked up from the airport by our tour guide Jackson who was on time at the airport and was waiting with a sign with our names on it. Jackson was great as our safari driver! We were able to see all big five animals up close and person. Jackson made sure that we had an incredible visit on our safari from the game rides to make sure we were comfortable in the lodges we stayed at. I will definitely be back again and will be requesting Jackson as my tour guide.

Kayl P

I would also highly recommend Odyssey Safaris for anyone looking to go to Africa. The hotels were clean, and considering that they had been closed for a year, they were in good order. The food was good and every member of the staff I encountered at each hotel, were kind and helpful. I will direct others who wish to go on a safari to your company. I have a few friends who are now looking to arrange a safari! Thank you for your exemplary organization of our safari and for having an amazing guide on staff.

Jon G

We just returned how from one of the most incredible journeys I have every experienced, and I have explored hundreds of cities around the globe. An African Safari has always been a lot the top of my “must do” list, but timing and the expense have always held me back.

My takeaways for those considering the trip: 1) Odyssey Safaris was a pleasure to work with, and we will book more trips through them 2) Take advantage of the upgrades and excursions — they only add to the experience and your ability to relax and truly envelop yourself, and 3) Have an open mind — Hakuna Matatta.

K Bohman

It was the trip of a lifetime! Odyssey made everything seamless and stress free. They provided such a list of extra things to do- the tours were top notch, hotel accommodations and food were above and beyond!!!

Odyssey Safaris tours

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See the very best of Kenya on this exclusive adventure

8 days From $2,950 Customisable Editor's Pick
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Activity Safari, Luxury, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Classic Kenya Safari

Discover the allure of Kenya

10 days From $2,699 Customisable
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Activity Safari, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Kenya & Tanzania Safari

Visit the gems of East Africa: the Masai Mara & the Serengeti

15 days From $3,999 Customisable
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Activity Safari, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Luxury Masai Mara Safari

Exclusive safari on the edge of Africa's Great Rift Valley

6 days From $5,999 Customisable
Destinations Kenya
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Wings Over Kenya Flying Safari

Kenya's most exclusive safari experience

8 days From $5,950 Customisable
Destinations Kenya
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Essential Kenya Safari

See the best of Kenya in one week

6 days From £1,589 Customisable
Destinations Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Odyssey Safaris's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget


Ashnil Mara Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp comprises 56 luxurious tents set overlooking the picturesque vast of Mara. Ashnil Mara Camp lies inside the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, along the confluence of the Mara Olkeju Rivers. It comprises of luxurious tents overlooking the picturesque vasts of Mara plains famous for the wildebeest migration feted as the seventh wonders of the word. Com catch the migration amid a raw blend of luxury and the wild.


Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Located next to the freshwater Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is surrounded by 150 acres of expansive grassland which is home to a variety of wildlife, including resident giraffes, colobus monkeys, hippos and waterbuck. Artistically designed, the 21 cottages snake their way between the trees, while guests can enjoy the two outdoor swimming pools, bar, snack kitchen, pizzeria, health spa, tennis court and stables.


Safari Park Hotel

Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi's famous resort and Africa's largest and most exciting conference destination An oasis of tranquillity in the heard of Nairobi, the Safari Park Hotel blends stylish elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants.


Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli

One of the first eco-lodges of its size and run on 100% solar power, Elewana's Tortilis Camp boasts sustainable accommodation in the heart of a private conservancy bordering the wildlife-rich Amboseli National park. Guests can enjoy fantastic views of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, from their spacious tents and enjoy the bar, dining area and outdoor pool.

What's included

All trips with Odyssey Safaris include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.


All nights in carefully-selected, quality assured lodges or tented camps including unique, independently-owned boutiques. All hotels can be upgraded or changed on request.

Guided excursions

All trips and excursions accompanied by a top-rated expert wildlife guide to give you an insider’s view of Kenya.

All park and game reserves fees, including conservation fees, are included.

Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel transfers and any other ground transfers in luxury 4x4 safari jeep.

Some meals

All meals that are included will be outlined in the final itinerary. Typically, these include breakfast, lunch, and dinner but are subject to the individual tour.

Internal flights

Domestic/internal flights are included.

International flights

International flights are not included but can be factored into any of the itineraries based on your preferred departing airport.

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