11 Days Kenya Big Five Safari

Explore the wild Kenya. This safari will take you to several famous national parks in Kenya, Samburu, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and end in Maasai Mara National reserve, home to all of the Big Five: Lion, Rhinoceros, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant. 

Day 01. Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrive in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,  Meet and greet by African paradise Safaris Guides. You will be transferred to city hotel. Relax depending on your arrival time, have a city tour. Dinner in the hotel on your own.

Overnight at Eka hotel  (meals plan, bed and breakfast)


Day 02. Nairobi – Amboseli National Park  -2 hrs 30min

Have your breakfast in leisure. Check out the hotel and drive to Amboseli National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for afternoon game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. During your game drive you will be searching for the big herds of the African Elephants, the cheetahs, Lions, the gazelles and the Elusive Eland. Weather permitting you will be able to have a magnificent view of the Kilimanjaro.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge (meals plan. Full board)


Day 03.  Full day exploration of Amboseli National Park

Full day exploration of the park. After breakfast depart to morning game drive. Transferred to your lodge for lunchat leisure. Embark to an afternoon game drive. Later you will return to the lodge for dinner. You will be able to see the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, Big 5’s and more than 400 birds species.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli sopa lodge (meals plan. Full board)


Day 04. Amboseli National Park – Mt Kenya National Park – 4 hrs 30 min

Afterbreak fast depart, to Mt Kenya, Mt Kenya the second highest mountain in Africa,with the tropical rain forest weather, It neighbor Aberdare National Park, is where  the Queen Elizabeth was declaired as Queen. While she was at vacation. Endless Fall, varieties of animals and birdlife. Lunch at serena sweet water camp. Afternoon game drive at the sweetwater conservancy. In the park you will be able to see White rhino and Chimpanzees, not for getting other big animals.

Dinner at Overnight at Naromoru river lodge  (meals plan. Full board)


Day 05.  Mt Kenya National Park – Samburu National reserve 4 hrs 30 min

After breakfast drive to Samburu arriving in time for check in and lunch. You will have some rest before you embark on the afternoon game drive in the famous Samburu game reserve, which is known for its “special 5”. If lucky you will be able to see them as they include; Reticulated Giraffe, gravy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Baisa Oryx. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu sopa  lodge  (meals plan. Full board)


Day 06. Samburu National reserve

Wake up call at 0600 hrs, tea / coffee and cookies at the lobby. Set off for the early morning game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast at the lodge and thereafter, rest of the morning will be at leisure. Lunch will be served at the lodge, and in the evening, set off for the late evening game drive.

The landscape of the Samburu area is beautiful - arid and scrubby with magnificent mountains in the background. An unusual forked palm; the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes several species, which are unique to the area such as; gerenuk gravy’s zebra, beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich. Not to be overlooked are the hundreds of species of birds to be found here. This is home to the Samburu people, “cousins” to the Maasai and the young warriors’ colorful dress and ornamentation distinguishes them from other members of the tribe.

Meals and overnight at Samburu sopa  lodge  (meals plan. Full board)


Day 07. Samburu National reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

Waken by marching elephant and sounds of birds. Have breakfast at your lodge. Check out and drive through the cool Rift Valley environment towards Nakuru. Drive through the park and arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
L. Nakuru is a small park with over 50% of its area covered by the Lake.  Located in the middle of the Rift valley, L. Nakuru has a wide variety of animals which includes the Rothschild Giraffe, Lions, White and Black rhinos as well as the Leopard.  All these can be spotted depending on your luck.  The park is also considered by birdwatchers as an ornithological paradise! A myriad of both Greater and lesser flamingoes has made this lake their home.

Overnight in Flamingo hill tented camp (full board)


Day 08. Lake Nakuru National Park- Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast at the lodge, head southwards  to Maasai Mara National Reserve.  Arrive in time for lunch, relax. Have an afternoon game drive in the reserve. An exploratory drive around the 1,792 sq. km game park with its low hills and savannah type rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. Get introduced to the herbivores; elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the variety of antelopes, the Masai giraffe and the Burchell zebra.

The carnivores are the black mane lion, cheetah and leopard. Also to be seen are the largest bird, the Masai ostrich, the Secretary bird, the crested crane and saddle-bill stork. Crocodiles and hippos share the river. Return to your lodge by sunset.

Meals and overnight at Olmorani tented camp ( full board)


Day 09-10. Full day exploration of Maasai Mara National Reserve

.Breakfast at the lodge then enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Game abounds here; The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. See the great Migraton where over 1.5 million wildebeest and other antelopes  crossing the mighty Mara River. Experience the battle between survival and hunger. You are also likely to see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if   you're lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents.  You're sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film/tapes and enjoy yourselves! In the evening visit a maasai village.

Optional Early Morning balloon safari rideus (US$450.00 per person ) across the Maasai Mara plain. 

Meals and overnight at Olmorani tented camp ( full board)


Day 11:  Maasai mara  – Nairobi - depart.

You will have your breakfast at the Camp.  leave to Nairobi,upon arrival your will be transferred to the carnivore restaurant for a game meat. After lunch in leisure you will be transferred to the Airport for your home flight.