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Aberdare, Mt.Kenya, Samburu, Mara Safari

8 Days Big Five Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1600 - $3000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: February - March, May - October
Countries visited Kenya Kenya
Parks visited Masai Mara, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Nairobi National Park
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
This safari takes you Kenya’s best national parks and reserves. It is a tour that highlights Kenya's wild side. The itinerary includes Aberdare National Park situated in the central highlands of the country, Samburu National Reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals including the long necked Gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx, Mt Kenya National Park known for its herds of elephants and of course Kenya’s highest mountain and the world most famous Masai Mara National Reserve with its highest concentration of wildlife and the great wildebeest migration. You will spend your nights in luxurious lodges or tented camps in the parks and reserves. You will be accompanied by our seasoned guides to ensure that you safari is not only memorable but comfortable as well.

Day 01, Arrival Nairobi
Met by our representative on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to Norfolk Hotel or similar in Nairobi for overnight. Our company representative will brief you on the safari and the general conditions during your stay in Kenya. Have an overnight stay at the Norfolk Hotel or similar on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 02, Aberdare National Park
Depart after breakfast for the mountainous Aberdare National Park arriving in time for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club (180 kms). You will be check-in at the Aberdare Country Club for overnight. After lunch you will be transferred by lodge vehicle with an overnight bag to the Ark or similar. Game viewing is from the lodge balcony. Dinner and overnight at the Ark. (Main safari luggage will be stored at the Aberdare Country Club to be collected on departure)

Day 03,  Aberdare National Park- Samburu National Reserve
Early morning transfer by lodge vehicle to Aberdare Country Club for breakfast. After breakfast and collecting your stored luggage depart for the semi-arid and rugged landscape of Samburu National Reserve driving North (220kms). You will arrive in time for lunch at the Samburu Intrepids Camp or Similar. After lunch proceed on an afternoon game drive returning to the Camp by late evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04, Samburu National Reserve
An early morning game drive before breakfast, breakfast served after the game drive. Enjoy the lodge facilities the rest of the morning. Lunch at the Camp is followed by a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Intrepids Camp or Similar

Day 05, Samburu National Reserve– Mount Kenya National Park
Leave Samburu after breakfast driving to the slopes of Mount Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch (170kms) at the Mount Kenya Safari Club. Rest while you enjoy the lodge facilities in the afternoon at the Club. Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Safari Club

Day 06, Mount Kenya National Park- Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast you will be transferred to Nanyuki airstrip for a scheduled flight by light aircraft to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve (approx 1½ hrs). Met on arrival at the Mara airstrip by lodge vehicle and driver guide and transferred to the Mara Safari Club. After lunch at the Mara Safari Club proceed for an afternoon game drive. Have dinner and overnight at the Mara Safari Club. (Baggage Allowance maximum of 15 kgs per person preferable in soft bags)

Day 07, Masai Mara Game Reserve
An early morning game drive is followed by breakfast. (Optional Balloon Safari with bubbly bush breakfast-extra charge) Rest after the game drive at the lodge enjoying the lodge facilities. Lunch at the Club is followed by a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Safari Club.

Day 08,  Masai Mara Game Reserve --Nairobi
After breakfast transferred to the Mara airstrip for flight by light aircraft to Nairobi. Met on arrival at the Wilson Airport, Nairobi and transferred for your chosen option or for flight return home.

Included in the price of the Safari

·         Airport transfers in Nairobi

·         Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Days 02-06.

·         Breakfast and lunch on Day 07

·         Transport in our 4*4 safari vehicles

·         Seasoned English speaking driver/guide

·         Unlimited game drives in the above mentioned parks and reserves (No night game drives)

·         Park entry fees to the above mentioned national parks and game reserves

·         Mineral water while on game drive

Not included in the price of the safari

·         International flights and visa fees or any domestic flight

·         Laundry, souvenirs and telephone calls

·         Tips

·         Change in itinerary

·         Additional food / beverage such as liquor whiskey or gin

·         Medical, travel or cancellation insurance

·         Maasai Village Visit,

·         Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

Important Note:

Your home flight from Nairobi should be booked so that it doesn’t depart earlier than 6pm 18hrs on your last day (day 10). Don’t forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellant, sun glasses, enough clothes and other personal belonging. You may carry up to 25 kilos of luggage per person.

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