This 13 day Big Five African Safari (Kenya) includes a vast list of adventures, including visits to Tsavo West National Park, Amboseli National Park, Aberdares National Park, Samburu National Game Reserve, OL Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Experience vast, game rich plains, encountering some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife on your adventure Tour to Kenya. The Big Five Safari has been a long time favorite with safari enthusiasts and covers all the main parks and reserves of this wild and wonderful country.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of our team, who will transfer you to the Fairview Hotel, for check in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. In the evening you are free to dine on your own, enjoying the hotel’s exceptional cuisine.
Day 2: Tsavo West National Park
Your safari begins this morning with a drive south to Tsavo West National Park. After lunch you will experience your first game drive and a visit to Mzima Springs frequented by hippos and crocodiles and maybe see them wallow and retreat around the crystal-clear waters. Stay overnight at the Kilaguni Serena Lodge.
Day 3 & 4: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, drive to one of the most popular parks in Kenya, Amboseli National Park, home to around 900 elephants. Located near Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, weather permitting you will be able to see the snowcapped peak. Amboseli National Park offers the chance to encounter magnificent herds of elephants. Be on the look out for lions, buffalo, zebras and a diverse range of birdlife. Following an exciting afternoon game drive, you will spend two nights at Ol Tukai Lodge.
Day 5: Aberdares National Park
Drive via Nairobi to the Aberdares National Park, with lunch en route in Nairobi. You will then check in at the Outspan hotel, then transfer to Treetops, your spectacular viewing perch for the night. Game is attracted by the saltlick and waterhole and with four spectacular viewing decks and a rooftop platform, it is the ideal place to capture incredible close-up photographs.
Day 6 & 7: Samburu National Game Reserve
Enjoy an early morning tea at Treetops then return to the Outspan hotel for breakfast. Drive north to Samburu National Reserve where you will spend the next two nights at Samburu Lodge situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River. Experience the African desert at its best and as a lesser known park it is less crowded, with game drives on both days giving you the opportunity to maybe spot leopard, lion and cheetah. This is the dry, north of Kenya, and the reserve attracts wildlife not often seen elsewhere, so be on the look out for gerenuks – a unique gazelle with a long neck that stands on its hind legs to feed.
Day 8: OL Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary
Drive south to the sweetwaters for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Visit the remarkable Chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuaries. Incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the sanctuary is the only place in Kenya where the highly endangered and remarkably intelligent chimpanzee can be seen and houses the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, experiencing the charming ambience of under-canvas living
Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park
Drive via Thomson’s Falls to Lake Nakuru National Park for lunch. Here, due to an abundance of algae in the lake, flamingoes line the shores. Sometimes (in season) all that can be seen is an incredible moving mass of pink! Enjoy an afternoon game drive possibly spotting beautiful flamingos on the lake and the resident rhino. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 10 to 12: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Drive to the awe-inspiring Maasai Mara and take an afternoon game drive. The most famous game reserve in the world, the Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of – rolling grasslands, wide open savannah and rich in African wildlife. Spot prides of lions basking in the shade, seek out an elusive solo leopard and have your camera at the ready for other spectacular wildlife including the cheetah and hyena. The Maasai Mara is also renowned for the incredible annual migration of zebra and wildebeest. Your accommodation for the next three nights will be at Keekorok Lodge. You can also take an optional balloon safari.
Day 13: Departure
Check out after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward journey.
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Accommodations in KILAGUNI SERENA LODGE, AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE, TRIBE HOTEL, SAMBURU SOPA LODGE, THE ARK LODGE, SAROVA LION HILL LODGE and KEEKOROK LODGE.
Meet and greet services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Shared minivan Nairobi transfer from airport to hotel then excursion and back to hotel. Shared road transport in a 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle from/to Nairobi city. Shared game drives in a 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle with a qualified KPSGA silver drive guide. Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the detailed itinerary. All daily park and reserve entrance fees. Game drives in Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. All Kenyan Government taxes and levies.
Local and International flights plus taxes and visa fees. Laundry, inoculations, tips, gratuities, porterage to lodges staff or driver- guide(s). All items of personal nature. Any other item(s) not included or mentioned above.
Children below 2 years sharing stay free of charge while child aged 3 – 11 years sharing a room with two adults pay above child rates.
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