Big 5 Safari – 8 Day Safari Exploring Game Reserves in Kenya
YOUR BIG 5 SAFARI ITINERARY
Upon arrival at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be received by a Home To Africa’s Kenya Representative who will welcome you to Kenya and transfer you to the booked accommodation. You will have dinner and the overnight rest. Optional (extra cost): In case you have arrived early and interested, you may choose to visit; the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Maasai Market, Karen Blixen Museum or the National Museum of Kenya among others.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus (nice budget) | Meals: Dinner | Drive time: 30-45 minutes.
Have breakfast and drive off to Masai Mara Game Reserve. The reserve is one of the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa and is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats. You will arrive in the afternoon for check-in at the accommodation and enjoy lunch. Thereafter, you can proceed out for the afternoon (evening) game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Siana Springs Tented Camp (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive time: Approx. 5 hours.
Have breakfast and proceed out to explore the Masai Mara. The morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big 5 and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunset view well-worth capturing on camera. Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Siana Springs Tented Camp (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Have breakfast and drive off to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies North-West of Nairobi. Although Lake Naivasha is not a national park, in its own right, the beautiful lake has become a staple of Kenyan safaris. With its serene surroundings and a variety of activities, Lake Naivasha is a great stop. You will arrive in time to proceed out and explore Lake Naivasha on a boat trip. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Resort (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive time: Approx. 4 hours.
Have breakfast and proceed to explore Hell’s Gate National Park. Located in Naivasha in Kenya, Hell’s Gate is home to a variety of wildlife, flora and over 100 species of birds. It was a belief that this was the outlet for the pre-historic freshwater lake that stretched from here to Nakuru. The breath-taking scenery, complete with towering cliffs, gorges, rock towers, volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam, make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa. You will spend a greater part of the day exploring this park. Depending on interest, activities may include; walking safari, game drive, hiking/gorge walk, rock climbing, abseiling, bike riding (cycling), hot springs tour.
Note: Some activities may require meeting extra cost. Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Resort (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive time: Approx. 45 Minutes to & from.
Have breakfast and drive off to Amboseli National Park. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with Sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. There is also a Masai community nearby that visitors can visit and experience their authentic culture. You will arrive and rest a bit, then take the afternoon (evening) game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: AA Amboseli (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive time: Approx. 6-7 hours.
Have breakfast and proceed out to explore the Amboseli NP. On the game drive, look out for wildlife including lions, elephants, buffalos and leopards, the zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, ostriches and many more. Depending on your interest, you may do afternoon game viewing or visit a Masai Community (at an additional cost on the ground). Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
Accommodation: AA Amboseli (nice budget) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Have breakfast then embark on a return to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport). You will have lunch at one of the nice spots around the city. After lunch and some rest, you will proceed to the airport to catch flight out. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
Accommodation: None | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Drive time: Approx. 4-5 hours.
BIG 5 SAFARI TOUR ROUTE
WHAT ARE THE BIG 5 SAFARI ANIMALS?
The “Big Five” safari animals are the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo.
Originally a hunting term that referred to the difficulty in stalking these dangerous African mammals, it was considered a trophy hunters’ feat to bring them home.
That’s not a view we share, and our team are passionate about their conservation. On our big 5 safari, you’ll get to see the magnificence of these animals in their natural habitat. Take a look at what’s in store on this incredible adventure.