Embark on an exciting 6-day Big 5 safari in Kenya, offering you the chance to witness Africa’s iconic wildlife in their natural habitat. This midrange safari takes you to some of Kenya’s finest national parks and reserves, ensuring unforgettable encounters with the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other remarkable wildlife species.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
Throughout your 6-day Big 5 safari, you will be comfortably accommodated in midrange lodges and tented camps located within or near the national parks and reserves. Options may include accommodations like the Mara Sopa Lodge in the Maasai Mara, the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in Lake Nakuru, and the Ashnil Samburu Camp in Samburu National Reserve, known for its convenience and comfortable amenities.
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and Transfer to Maasai Mara
Your safari adventure commences with your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Our experienced guide will be there to welcome you and provide a brief orientation. From Nairobi, we embark on a scenic drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. After arriving at your chosen lodge or camp, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before venturing into the reserve for an exhilarating afternoon game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for lions, elephants, and other wildlife. As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for dinner and a restful night’s sleep.
Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara
Today is dedicated to exploring the Maasai Mara’s incredible biodiversity. After an early breakfast, embark on a full-day game drive, allowing ample time to witness the Mara’s wildlife, including the Big Five. Enjoy a packed lunch in the reserve to maximize your time in the wilderness. In the afternoon, continue your exploration, with opportunities to observe predators stalking their prey amidst the savannah. As the day concludes, return to your lodge or camp for dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Lake Nakuru
Begin your day with an early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara, capturing the wildlife at its most active. Witness the animals’ interactions and take advantage of fantastic photographic opportunities. After the game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and to prepare for your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Arrive at Lake Nakuru and check in at your chosen lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive around the lake, where you can spot the famous pink flamingos, along with rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. As the sun sets, return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 4: Transfer to Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, depart from Lake Nakuru and travel north to Samburu National Reserve. Arrive at your accommodation for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in Samburu, renowned for its unique wildlife, including the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich. Return to your lodge or camp for dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Samburu
Today offers a full day to explore the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Samburu National Reserve. After breakfast, embark on a game drive, tracking the Big Five and other exotic species unique to this region. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the reserve, allowing you to maximize your time in the wilderness. In the afternoon, continue your wildlife encounters and capture the essence of Samburu’s natural beauty. As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for dinner and relaxation.
Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Departure to Nairobi
Start your day with a sunrise game drive in Samburu, witnessing the wildlife awakening to a new day. Capture the beauty of the savannah and observe the animals’ morning activities. After the game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and to pack your belongings.
Our guide will then transfer you to Nairobi, where you can explore the city or proceed to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your departure flight, marking the end of your 6-day Big 5 safari filled with remarkable wildlife encounters.
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Game drives with experienced guides
– All park fees
– Meals as per itinerary
– Bottled water during game drives
– Transportation between destinations
– International airfare
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
6-day Big 5 safari in Kenya
How to Get There:
To begin your 6-day Big 5 safari, book an international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, Kenya. Multiple airlines operate flights to Nairobi from major international destinations. Upon arrival, our team will be ready to welcome you and guide you through this thrilling journey, showcasing Kenya’s remarkable wildlife and scenic beauty.