11 Days Kenya Big 5 Safari
Day 1 Arrive Nairobi
Upon arrival at Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport transfer to city Hotel. Relax depending on your arrival time, have a city tour. Dinner in the hotel on your own.
Overnight at Eka Hotel BB
Day 2 Nairobi Amboseli National Park – 2 hrs:30min
Have your breakfast in leisure. Check out the hotel and drive to Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceeds for afternoon game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. During your game drive, you will be searching for the big herds of the African Elephants, the cheetahs, Lions, the gazelles, and the Elusive Eland. Weather permitting you will be able to have a magnificent view of the Kilimanjaro.
Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge Full board
Day 3 Full day exploring Amboseli National Park
Full day exploration of the park. After breakfast depart to morning game drive. Transferred to your lodge for lunch at leisure. Embark to an afternoon game drive. Later you will return to the lodge for dinner. You will be able to see the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, Big 5’s, and more than 400 bird species.
Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge Full board
Day 4 Amboseli National Park – Mt Kenya National Park – 4 hrs. 30 min
After breakfast departs, to Mt Kenya, Mt Kenya the second highest mountain in Africa, with the tropical rain forest weather, its neighbor Aberdare National Park is where Queen Elizabeth was declared as Queen. While she was on vacation. Endless Fall, varieties of animals, and birdlife. Lunch at Serena sweet water camp. Afternoon game drive at the Sweetwater conservancy. In the park, you will be able to see White rhino and Chimpanzees, not forgetting other big animals. Dinner at Overnight at Naromoru River Lodge Full board
Day 5 Mt Kenya National Park – Samburu National reserve 4 hrs: 30 min
After breakfast drive to Samburu arriving in time for check-in and lunch. You will have some rest before you embark on the afternoon game drive in the famous Samburu game reserve, which is known for its “special 5”. If lucky you will be able to see them as they include; Reticulated Giraffe, gravy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Baisa Oryx. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge Full board
Day 6 Samburu National Reserve
Wake up call at 06:00 hrs., tea/coffee, and cookies at the lobby. Set off for the early morning game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast at the lodge and thereafter, the rest of the morning will be at leisure. Lunch will be served at the lodge, and in the evening, set off for the late evening game drive.
The landscape of the Samburu area is beautiful – arid and scrubby with magnificent mountains in the background. An unusual forked palm; the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes several species, which are unique to the area such as; gerenuk gravy’s zebra, beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich. Not to be overlooked are the hundreds of species of birds to be found here. This is home to the Samburu people, “cousins” to the Maasai and the young warriors’ colorful dress and ornamentation distinguish them from other members of the tribe.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge Full board
Day 7 Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
Waken by marching elephant and sounds of birds. Have breakfast at your lodge. Check out and drive through the cool Rift Valley environment towards Nakuru. Drive through the park and arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
L. Nakuru is a small park with over 50% of its area covered by the Lake. Located in the middle of the Rift valley, L. Nakuru has a wide variety of animals which includes the Rothschild Giraffe, Lions, White, and Black rhinos as well as the Leopard. All these can be spotted depending on your luck. The park is also considered by birdwatchers as an ornithological paradise! A myriad of both Greater and lesser flamingoes has made this lake their home.
Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp Full board
Day 8 Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara National Reserve 4 hrs:20 min
After breakfast at the lodge, head southwards to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch, relax. Have an afternoon game drive in the reserve.
An exploratory drive around the 1,792 sq. km game park with its low hills and savannah type rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River, and its tributaries. Get introduced to the herbivores; elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the variety of antelopes, the Masai giraffe, and the Burchell zebra. The carnivores are the black mane lion, cheetah, and leopard also, to be seen are the largest bird, the Masai ostrich, the Secretary bird, the crested crane, and saddle-bill stork. Crocodiles and hippos share the river. Return to your lodge by sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Olmorani Tented Camp Full board)
Day 9 – 10 Full day exploring Maasai Mara National Reserve
Optional Early Morning balloon safari ride across the Maasai Mara plain. Breakfast at the lodge then enjoys morning and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Game abounds here; The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. See the Great Migration where over 1.5 million wildebeest and other antelopes crossing the mighty Mara River. Experience the battle between survival and hunger. You are also likely to see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film/tapes, and enjoy yourselves! In the evening visit Maasai village.
Dinner and overnight at Olmorani tented camp Full board
Day 11 Maasai Mara – Nairobi – Departure
You will have your breakfast at the Camp. leave to Nairobi, upon arrival you will be transferred to the carnivore restaurant for game meat. After lunch in leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your home flight.
Transportation in a 4X4 safari van
Park entrance fees
1 Night Accommodation and Meals at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
2 nights’ Accommodation and Meals at Samburu Sopa Lodge
1Night Accommodation and Meals at Eka hotel
3 Nights’ Accommodation and Meals at Olmorani Tented Camp
1 Nights’ Accommodation and Meals at Naromoru River Lodge
2 Nights’ Accommodation and Meals at Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Complimentary bottled Mineral water during safari 1 lit bottle per person
Safari / tour guide services
Lunch on day 11
Tips, visas, telephone calls, Laundry, beverages, alcohol, items of a personal nature, optional activities, and any other not mentioned in itinerary