Overview

The Ultimate Safari Experience: Encountering Africa's Majestic Big Five

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the heart of the African wilderness and immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Big Five. From the majestic elephants and awe-inspiring lions to the elusive leopards, rhinos, and buffalos, this ultimate safari experience promises to leave you in awe of nature's grandeur. With each encounter, you'll discover the true essence of Africa – its raw beauty, untamed wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Step into the land where dreams are made as you traverse vast savannahs, dense forests, and shimmering waterways. The Big Five, renowned for their power and grace, reveal themselves in their natural habitat, allowing you to witness their captivating behaviours up close. Capture the perfect photograph of a lion in its regal glory or watch a herd of elephants gracefully navigate through the wilderness. Every moment promises to be a visual feast for your senses.

The Big Five was traditionally used as a hunting term to describe the five most dangerous African animals to hunt. Their reputation has spilt over into the tourism industry and now elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino remain the most sought-after species on the continent.

Whether you're a seasoned safari-goer or embarking on your first African adventure, the Big Five will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime, as you encounter the extraordinary creatures that define Africa's untamed spirit. Buckle up, and let the journey begin.

 

5 Nights 6 Days 01 Mar, 01 Mar, 01 Mar, and more Aberdares, Maasai Mara
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • The Big Five (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard)
  • Endangered Rothschild Giraffe in Nairobi
  • Highlands of Kenya & the Forest Elephants
  • Flamingos and hot-springs of Lake Bogoria
  • Wildebeest Migration (July-October)

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI

Welcome to Kenya. You shall meet one of our representatives at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. You'll be briefed on the code of conduct and what is expected from your safari itinerary as you prepare to kick off your safari to Aberdares.

DAY 2: EXPLORE THE HIGHLANDS AND WILDLIFE IN ABERDARES

Kenyan Highlands, Forest Elephants, huge herds of buffalos and uninterrupted views of Mt. Kenya is what await you in the Aberdares. Subtly coined the Scotland of Kenya, this region shares similar climatic conditions to Scotland, with snow being the only exception. Game drives are rewarding and as an introductory destination to Kenya Safari, you'll get a glimpse of the history of Kenya's Safari. 

A typical game drive will give you an opportunity to spot the Forest Elephants, Bongo, Buffaloes and hyenas. The park is also home to a wide variety of bird life including Bulbul, Shrikes, and Sparrows among others.

Breakfast is included, with lunch always served at the lodge. Later in the evening, you'll be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 3: EXPLORE THE HOT SPRINGS OF LAKE BOGORIA & THE FLAMINGOS

Lake Bogoria is a saline-alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region, a little north of the equator. The lake is covered with endless swarms of bright, pink flamingoes. Dotting this lake and surrounding areas, steamy hot springs enhance the already dreamlike atmosphere. Now add in the sight of numerous bubbling geysers erupting along the banks and from within the lake itself.

Explore the lake on foot, glimpsing at the many geysers. The birdlife here is wonderful, so keep an eye on some rare species.

Breakfast is included, with lunch always served at the lodge. Later in the evening, you'll be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 4: HIKING/CYCLING AT HELL'S GATE NATIONAL PARK

The park was used as inspiration for the award-winning Lion King Animation. The landscape here is surreal and offers a safe haven for wildlife as there are no predators here, making it safe for one to walk or cycle around the park. Get up-close with giraffes, zebras and gazelles as you traverse through the park, either on foot, cycling or in your vehicle. Safari walks are always conducted with an armed ranger.

DAY 5: EXPLORE MAASAI MARA, HOME TO THE BIG FIVE & WILDEBEEST MIGRATION.

With its huge concentration of Wildlife, Maasai Mara is among the best parks for a truly remarkable African Safari. The biggest highlight of any Mara adventure is the annual wildebeest migration, crossing over from Serengeti into Mara for greener pastures.

Begin each day with a thrilling 4x4 game drive in the reserve. The pièce de résistance being top sightings include the river crossings when the wildebeest have to navigate their way past giant crocodiles lying in wait in the water. Such is the abundance of wildlife here that visitors can expect great game viewing at any time of year.

You can opt to have your lunch inside the park while on your game drive. You can also opt for a Maasai Village Visit to have a taste of their culture including participating in their dances, drinking milk mixed with blood, making fire from hardwood and softwood and while at it, having a chance to buy their artefacts.

DAY 6: CLOSE INTERACTION WITH THE ENDANGERED GIRAFFE IN NAIROBI

You will get an opportunity to see concerted efforts towards conservation projects undertaken in Kenya specifically, one toward saving the Rothschild Giraffe. You will have a small game drive in Mara as you depart to Nairobi, arriving sometime for lunch. Head to the Carnivore for lunch, a legendary setting for tourists who would wish to have a taste of the various culinary delight that Kenyans enjoy. After lunch you'll head to the Giraffe Centre to learn about the conservation efforts made towards this species and get up close with the residence giraffes, directly feeding them and taking photos.

Later on, you'll head back to the airport as you await your international departure flight.

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All Transfers

  • Transport in a comfortable 4*4 Safari Landcruiser

  • Full Board Meal Plan

  • All accommodation fees

  • Services of a Professional Safari Guide/Driver

  • Round Trip from Nairobi to the National Parks in your Safari

  • Drinking Water

  • Extensive Game Drives

  • Personalized, Private Service

  • AMREF Emergency Evacuation Fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International Flights and Taxes

  • Passports and Visa Applications and Processing

  • Travel Insurance

  • Park Fees

  • Tips and Gratitudes to drivers and Guides

  • Personal Laundry

  • Alcoholic Drinks

  • Maasai dances and art crafts.

  • Any other extra not detailed in the itinerary.

Pickup point
Starting Point
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya View on Map