08 Days Big Five Adventure

Get optimum game-viewing options, and the opportunity to view ‘The Big Five’ up close and personal!

08 Days
  • Tour Package Itinerary

    Overview

    For those looking for a slightly different tour, which takes in the arid beauty of Samburu, stunning views of Mount Kenya, the glorious and world-renowned Masai Mara Reserve, the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Lake Naivasha with it's colourful selection of birds. This road safari makes the ideal choice. It offers optimum game-viewing options, and the opportunity to view ‘The Big Five’ against a vivid selection of exceptionally varied backdrops.
  • 08 Days Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Nairobi, Kenya

      Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5-star hotel The Boma. Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 2 - Nairobi to Samburu

      After an early breakfast, drive north of Nairobi up the Great Rift Valley to the Samburu/Buffalo Springs National Reserve arriving in time for a late lunch at the Ashnil Samburu Camp which features 24 tents. The tents are widely spaced along the banks of the Uwaso Nyiro River, surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees. The main guest area, also shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, offers a comfortable reception and lounge, a spacious dining room, atmospheric bar and a broad deck, which offers unparalleled game-viewing across the wide reaches of the Uwaso Nyiro River, which is the lifeblood of this otherwise arid northern region. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Samburu Game reserve, Kenya

      Enjoy a full day on safari in Samburu (morning and afternoon game drives). In the evening, there is an option of sundowners before dinner in the central dining room. A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq km landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Ololokwe.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Samburu to Ol Pejeta, Kenya

      Leave the camp after breakfast and travel south to Nanyuki and check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Ol Pejeta to Lake Naivasha, Kenya

      After breakfast, drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where guests can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360 degree views, which include Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys. Afternoon crescent Island walk.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara, Kenya

      Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Ashnil Mara Camp in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Masai Mara, Kenya

      Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the lodge. When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Safari Ends in Nairobi, Kenya

      After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Nairobi and take lunch at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant, rated among the top 500 restaurants in the world. Depart for your flight home.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Tour inclusions / Exclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • Pick Up and Drop Off Arrangements
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • All Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • All Road / Air Transfers as indicated in Itinerary
    • All game activities as indicated in itinerary
    • Park Entry fees to National parks and reserves
    All-Exclusive highlights
    • International Flights
    • Travel Insurance
    • Optional Activities
    • Visas
    • Vaccinations
    • Gratuities
    • Any Sudden Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges