Experience a starling 6 Nights/7 Days best of Kenya Safari – the Big 5 Adventure Tour visiting Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara game reserve where nature connects with Adventure. Feel the beat of the African bush while camping in the Great Rift Valley Lakes for the raw beauty of the Kenya Adventure experience. The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East national parks forms one of the largest national parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area.

Route


  • Start: Nairobi (Day 1)
  • Day 1: Tsavo East NP
  • Day 2: Tsavo West NP
  • Day 3: Amboseli NP
  • Day 4: Lake Nakuru NP
  • Day 5-6: Masai Mara NR
  • End: Nairobi (Day 7)

Tour Features


  • Budget tour: This budget tour uses tented camps.
  • Shared tour: On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 6 people per vehicle.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customized: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Suitable for single travelers: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Minimum age of 2 years: You can request changes to this tour.

Activities & Transportation


  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

 

Accommodation & Meals

 

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Arrival

You’ll be picked from the airport. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

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Day 1: Nairobi - Tsavo East National Park Safari tour

Pick up from the hotel at 7:30 am or Airport upon landing, short safari briefing by one of our travel experts, and later hit the road to Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks.

The two parks form the largest National park in the world and cover a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area.
Tsavo East is the largest of the two lies to the east of the Nairobi to Mombasa road, equidistant between the two, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River.

Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds.
We will be arriving at the lodge in good time for early lunch after an introductory game in this park. Afternoon at leisure, the late afternoon 4.30 p.m game viewing / exploring the park in such of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, kudu, zebra and hartebeest.

Main Destination

  • Tsavo East National Park

Accommodation

  • Ashnil Aruba
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Tsavo East NP

Meals & Drinks

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 2: Tsavo East National Park -Tsavo West Tour Discovery

When in Tsavo East, we rise with the birds, that is, before the sun. Our early morning game drive will afford us exquisite views of the park emerging in the dawning light.
Breakfast follows at our lodge or tented camp and then we’re off again on another game drive to discover buffalo, impala, eland, and some of the park’s 500 species of birds.
But soon it’s time to journey to Tsavo West. The short drive there will give us more opportunities to spot wildlife.

The look and feel of this park are different – more color, more foliage, and some very green surprises like Mzima Springs. The crystal waters feeding this haven and the palm-shrouded banks impart the feeling of a lush oasis. We’ll look for hippo, crocodile, exotic fish, and migratory birdlife.

The park also is home to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, protecting at least 80 of these endangered animals. We’ll drive through and perhaps spot some of the magnificent rhinos.

Main Destination

  • Tsavo West National Park

Accommodation

  • Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Tsavo West NP

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 3: Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli National Park Adventure

Early pre-breakfast game drive, exit for morning game drive listening to the birdsong sticking out your eyes for the first stirrings of the game as it emerges from the night, ready to explore. The park’s Mzima Springs is a lovely surprise of greenery, palm trees, and an unending flow of crystalline water. Mzima means “life” in Swahili and this lush spot is lifegiving for the hippos, crocodiles, and exotic fish that inhabit this special place. Other animals include; Elephant, zebra, and other wildlife that naturally flock to this Eden.

We will later exit and drive to Amboseli National Park. We will following the towering guide of Mt. Kilimanjaro to set our course. This smaller park lies at the foot of Africa’s tallest peak and together they create amazing vistas and perfect photos.
We’ll arrive at the park by mid-morning ready for lunch and then set out for a game drive. Amboseli is famous for its herds of elephants marching proudly before a backdrop of the iconic mountain.

Main Destination

  • Amboseli National Park

Accommodation

  • Kibo Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 4: Amboseli National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park Tour

Our early wake-up may again give us spectacular views of the mountain. Either way, it will afford us a beautiful morning game drive as we exit the park, on the way to Lake Nakuru. This will be an extended but beautiful drive, passing through Nairobi and the central highlands of Kenya.
You’ll see Masai herders, small farms, and homesteads along the way. As we enter the area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, we’ll take breaks to enjoy the drama of the sheer walls of this natural wonder.

We’ll also pass and take in views of several Rift Valley lakes – Naivasha and Elementeita.
But Lake Nakuru Park is our destination and we will arrive in time for a late afternoon drive along the lake to see birdlife and a short game drive as well.

Main Destination

  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation

  • Lanet Matfam Resort
  • Budget hotel located just outside Lake Nakuru NP

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 5: Lake Nakuru Park - Masai Mara National Reserve Tour

We’ll be up early to squeeze in every bit of viewing time at the park. At the lake, we’ll be looking for flamingo, pelican, cormorant, and kingfisher.
This wonderful park also features a rhino sanctuary where we’ll find these fascinating and rare creatures. Time permitting, we’ll see if we can spot lion, leopard, and the reserve’s baboons and monkeys.
But we’ve got a date with the world-famous Masa Mara Reserve and so it’s time to hit the road in our 4 x 4. We should arrive at the Mara in the late afternoon, in time for a game drive. You’ll enjoy your first sight of this attractive park with its deep savannahs, showing off their distinctive acacia trees. The landscape is rich and varied here – be ready to see all sorts of wildlife.

Main Destination

  • Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation

  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve Tours

There’s nothing more exciting than catching the dawn over the plains of the Masai Mara. The early morning light brings out the gold of the savannah and the first stirrings of the park’s hungry inhabitants. The park is famous for its great density of wildlife – plenty of lions here. During the months of the Great Migration (July – October) prepare to see the largest movement of animals on the planet – tens of thousands of zebra and wildebeest cross the Mara River following ancient cycles of survival.
We’ll enjoy our lunch down at the river where we’ll spot hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.

Optional activities – visit the local Maasai people to learn about their culture and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. A dawn hot air balloon ride over the park is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There’s nothing quite like watching the land and the wildlife come alive as you float above it all, taking in the immense horizon.

Main Destination

  • Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation

  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

It’s our last safari day so let’s make the most of it with an early game drive to view those lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, wildebeests, and zebras. Once you have seen the Masai Mara, you have seen Africa. We’ll breakfast and enjoy one last game drive in our 4 x 4 as we exit the park, heading back to Nairobi.

Main Destination

  • No major destination visited

Accommodation

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport

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Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older. Children under 3 are free.

Rates Per Person


INCLUDED
Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Directions

    This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • This operator can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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