10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari

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  • 10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari

10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari is a premium safari which takes you to five different parks. Our main highlight of this safari will be the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve followed by the Great Rift Valley’s Lake Nakuru National Park, home of the rhinos and flamingoes. We will then proceed to Aberdare National Park and Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a chance to interact with the endangered rhinos. Crown your safari with Samburu National Park which is home to the Special Five animals that can’t be found in any other park.


Group Joining Rates

Departure Dates Adult Sharing Adult Single Child Sharing Child Single
18 Jan 24 $1,984 $2,264 $1,169 $1,606
15 Feb 24 $1,984 $2,264 $1,169 $1,606
14 Mar 24 $1,984 $2,264 $1,169 $1,606
18 Apr 24 $1,924 $2,021 $1,139 $1,423
16 May 24 $1,924 $2,021 $1,139 $1,423
13 Jun 24 $2,142 $2,508 $1,248 $1,789
18 Jul 24 $2,682 $3,116 $1,432 $2,087
15 Aug 24 $2,682 $3,116 $1,432 $2,087
12 Sep 24 $2,624 $3,058 $1,374 $2,029
17 Oct 24 $2,624 $3,058 $1,374 $2,029
14 Nov 24 $2,346 $2,701 $1,235 $1,761
19 Dec 24 $2,717 $3,150 $1,450 $2,112

Private Safari Rates

Season 2-3 Pax 4-5 Pax 6-7 Pax
Adult Sharing Adult Sharing Adult Sharing
2nd Jan – 31st Mar $2,674 $2,157 $1,984
1st Apr – 31st May $2,614 $2,097 $1,924
1st Jun – 30th Jun $2,832 $2,315 $2,142
1st Jul – 31st Aug $3,487 $2,889 $2,682
1st Sep – 31st Oct $3,314 $2,797 $2,624
1st Nov – 21st Dec $3,036 $2,519 $2,346
22nd Dec – 1st Jan $3,522 $2,924 $2,717

Important to Know

  • Rates are Based on 6-8 People for Group Joining Option and Private Vehicle for Private Safari Option
  • Rates do Not Include International Flights & Visas
  • Rates May Vary Due to Government Imposed Taxes, Inflation or Increased Park Fees
  • 3-11 Year (Child) | 12 Years & Above Pay Adult Rate
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari can be arranged at extra cost of $450 Per Person

Included in this Tour Package

  • All Park Entry Fees as Per Itinerary
  • Game Drive in a 4*4 Open Roof Safari Land Cruiser
  • 9 Nights Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels with Full Board Meals
  • Pick Up & Drop Off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Services of a Professional Tour Guide / Driver

Note: Tipping Guideline is $10 Per Person Per Day

10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari Highlight

Day Destination Highlights Accommodation Meals
Day 1 Nairobi Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya Westwood Hotel L, D
Day 2 Nairobi – Masai Mara Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara Sopa Lodge B, L, D
Day 3 Masai Mara Masai Mara NR & Maasai Village Visit Masai Mara Sopa Lodge B, L, D
Day 4 Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge B, L, D
Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Aberdare Aberdare National Park The Ark Lodge B, L, D
Day 6 Aberdare – Ol Pejeta Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sweet Waters Serena Camp B, L, D
Day 7 Ol Pejeta – Samburu Samburu National Reserve Samburu Sopa Lodge B, L, D
Day 8 Samburu Samburu National Reserve Samburu Sopa Lodge B, L, D
Day 9 Samburu – Nairobi Nairobi National Museum Westwood Hotel B, L, D
Day 10 Nairobi Departure  – B

10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. On arrival meet and greet by our representative followed with a transfer to the Hotel and do check In. Depending on your arrival time breakfast can be arranged followed with 2-3 hours of freshening up and resting. You will later depart for Giraffe Centre where you will interact with giraffes and also learn about the sanctuary for approximately one hour.

The Giraffe Center was first opened in response to the endangered status of the Rothschild giraffe, the population of which had declined, reaching a low of 130 animals in the wild as a result of agricultural practices in their native habitat. Successful fundraising efforts secured money to move four herds of these graceful animals to Lake Nakuru National Park, Nasalot Game Reserve, Mwea Game Reserve and Ruma National Park, and the success of these efforts has increased the population to over 500 individual giraffes in Kenya alone.

At around noon you will leave the Giraffe Center for Karen Blixen Coffee where you will enjoy your lunch until 2 pm. After lunch you will proceed to the nearby Bomas of Kenya for an afternoon filled with traditional Kenyan cultural performances. The site was founded in 1971 by the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation to preserve the ancient traditions of the Kenyan people by building local and international awareness and advocacy.

Bomas of Kenya is a cultural tour of Kenya’s major ethnic groups, such as Mijikenda, Luo, Taita, Embu, Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kisii, Kuria to name just a few of the native peoples that are represented at the venue. Daily performances include a selection of more than 30 traditional dances of the different ethnic groups in Kenya, and one of the most impressive performances is the Samburu and Maasai warriors. Hosted events may also include music, theater, fashion show, poetry readings, sports, seminars and many other activities.

Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: West Wood Hotel or Similar

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

On this day your safari starts at 07:00hrs with pick up from your hotel as you head to Masai Mara National Reserve. 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 or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

You can opt to start your day with an early Hot Air Balloon (at an extra cost of $450 Per Person) which usually starts with pick from your lodge or camp at 04:30hrs and ends at 08:00hrs with a champaign bush breakfast. Those not taking park in the hot air balloon will be picked up from hotel at 08:00hrs after breakfast and proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve for a full day game drive.

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: Hot Air Balloon Safari ($450 Per Person)

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

Rise up for an early morning authentic Maasai Village visit before breakfast at 06:00hrs to experience how the Maasai community live. Considered the most iconic tribal group in all of Africa, the Maasai are the dominant ethnic group surrounding the Masai Mara National Reserve. The community as managed to retain many of their traditions as they live largely untouched by modern day civilization. The Maasai Village is made structures known as ‘Manyatta’, which are low height dwellings, essentially huts, made of mud, cow dung and wood, with a single entrance and minimal side windows.

Return to your hotel at 07:30hrs for breakfast and later on check out and embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park 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 or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Aberdare National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Aberdare where you will arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Aberdare National Park has mountain ranges, which rise up to 4,300m high with rivers descending on scarps forming beautiful waterfalls. The Solio sanctuary’s rare black and white rhinos, plenty bird species and overnight animal seeing will make your trip memorable. You may see from your lodge’s deck Elephants, Rhinos, Leopard, Bushbucks and Forest Hogs, drinking water from the near-by waterhole. More than 250 species of birds are evident in the park as well.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Aberdare – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Rise up early for breakfast and embark on an early morning game drive as you head to Ol Pejeta Conservancy traveling through Mt. Kenya area, passing numerous farms along the way. Our route takes you directly across the equator. You will arrive just in time for an early lunch there after embark on an afternoon game drive. There are variety of activities that visitors can choose such as lion tracking, visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary or visiting Baraka, the blind black rhino.

Accommodation: Sweet Waters Serena Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Ol Pejeta – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, start your day with a morning game drive as you leave for Samburu National Reserve. The scenic drive is 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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Full Day in Samburu National Reserve

You will have an early breakfast then proceed for a full day game drive 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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Samburu – Nairobi

Pre-breakfast game viewing drive before sunrise to enjoy watching wildlife in cool early morning. This increases chances of spotting the big cats while they are hunting. Thereafter head back to your lodge or camp for breakfast before checking out and driving back to Nairobi. You will arrive in time for lunch followed with an afternoon excursion at Nairobi’s National Museum. The Nairobi National Museum is a very nice historical site with information of art, animals, the evolution of humans, music instruments, general information on Kenya throughout the days, a bird collection with all the birds of Kenya and more. Some of the most notable attractions in Nairobi National Museum of Natural History include the tree of life, Lolong the skeleton of Philippine’s largest crocodile in captivity, Rainforest Diorama, Mangrove Diorama and many more. The National Museums of Kenya holds more than 350,000 fossils in its collection, about 700 of which belong to ancient humans. Proconsul Africans lived about 25 million years ago.

Accommodation: Westwood Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Nairobi

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 homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

End of 10 Days Big Five Kenya Safari.


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