7 Days Big Five Kenya Safari

7 Days Big Five Kenya Safari covers Masai Mara National Reserve popularly known for wildebeest migration. Lake Nakuru National Park, the “Pink Lake” with plenty if bird species and home of flamingos. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and and Samburu National Reserve’s rare five species.

Rates Per Person Sharing

Dates2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2nd Jan – 31st Mar$2,130$1,860$1,730$1,640$1,590
1st Apr – 31st May$1,950$1,680$1,550$1,460$1,410
1st Jun – 30th Jun$2,130$1,860$1,730$1,640$1,590
1st Jul – 31st Oct$2,730$2,410$2,260$2,160$2,100
1st Nov – 21st Dec$2,350$2,080$1,950$1,860$1,810
22nd Dec – 1st Jan$2,730$2,410$2,260$2,160$2,100

7 Days Big Five Kenya Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve


Early morning drive to Samburu via the Kenya highlands with views of tea, coffee and subsistence farmlands. You will arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Samburu National Reserve is one of East Africa’s popular destinations located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. The area is gently low lying due to lava flow that resulted from volcanic activities. Acacia trees are dominant in the region while animals such as zebra, buffalo, lions, leopards and others are in large numbers.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located inside Samburu National Reserve)

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Full Day in Samburu National Reserve


Enjoy full day game drive with parked lunch in search of the Northern special 5. The rare species animals include the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and the Besia Oryx. The rocky habitat makes it one of the most conducive environments for spotting a Leopard. Elephants are also in plenty along the Ewasonyiro River. The famous Kamunyak lioness that adapted a baby Oryx is a resident of the reserve. Due to aridity conditions in the region, animals find water from oases within the park. The climate here is hot and semi-arid.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located inside Samburu National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Samburu – Ol Pejeta Conservancy


Start with an early morning game drive after breakfast as you exit Samburu National Reserve for Ol Pejeta. Our route takes you directly across the equator while traveling through Mt. Kenya area, passing numerous farms along the way. You will arrive Ol Pejeta Conservancy just in time for lunch there after embark on an afternoon game drive. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah, and chimpanzee. Ol Pejeta was established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.

Accommodation: Sweet Waters Serena Camp (4 Star camp located with Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru National Park


Rise up for an early breakfast and later on embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is a standpoint and harbor for watching more than 400 species of birds in rift valley. As you visit the lake, game animals are in large numbers. Hippos, buffalos and many species of birds are unstoppable. Flamingos are prominently notable just like in Lake Naivasha. Nakuru National Park is home to few remaining Rhinos in Kenya. The Park also offers great sightseeing of larger predators like the lions and Leopards.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge located close to the park)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National Reserve


Depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara National Reserve in the morning. For approximately 5-6 hours you will be skirting around Mount Suswa and Narok town. First highlight of the journey is the glimpse of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Covering approximately 7000kms, the valley runs from Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in South East Asia. You will arrive at your camp in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive to explore the Masai Mara.

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge bordering Masai Mara National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve


You’ll have an early morning breakfast then proceed to the park for a full day game drive with packed lunch in search of wildlife. Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for The Big Five animals (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinos and Buffalo). What amazes travelers in this reserve is the annual migration of wildebeests. The animals shift on July and return on November and is among the seventh wonder of the world. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Bird life is in plenty as wildlife at the Mara, which boasts over 400 different bird species.

Optional Extra Activities: Hot Air Balloon Safari ($450 Per Person), Authentic Maasai Village & Community Visit ($25 Per Person)

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge (4 Star Lodge bordering Masai Mara National Reserve)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi


After breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving later in the afternoon. Depending on your flight details, you can organize with your guide for a Nairobi City Tour there after a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

7 Days Big Five Kenya Safari Package Include

  • Accommodation & Meals as Per Itinerary in Entry Level Hotel Rooms
  • Transport in 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser with Pop Up Roof for Easy Game Viewing
  • Extensive Game Drives with a Professional English Speaking Tour Guide / Driver
  • All Park Entry Fees as Per Itinerary
  • Enough Bottled Drinking Water

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Notes

  • This Safari Starts and Ends in Nairobi
  • Recommended Flights (Arrival 05-08 hrs EAT, Departure 20-24 hrs EAT)
  • This Safari Itinerary is Fully Customizable. Go to Plan My Safari to Plan Your Own Itinerary)