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Journey Highlight:

  • Encounter the “Samburu Special Five” – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk, and Beisa oryx.
  • Discover the legendary Masai Mara with its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes.
  • Exciting game drives to witness the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos.
  • Engage with the Maasai community and learn about their traditional way of life and customs.

Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdare’s Solio Ranch

Your thrilling 9-day Big Five Safari with Nature Expeditions begins as you depart Nairobi and head towards Aberdare’s Solio Ranch. This day is dedicated to fostering rhino conservation as you embark on an exciting game drive within the ranch’s boundaries. Witness the majestic rhinos and other remarkable wildlife in their natural habitat while taking in the stunning landscapes. Capture the beauty through your lens and engage in discussions about the vital conservation efforts in this region. Your first night of the safari will be spent at Solio Ranch, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa’s wildlife.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge/ Camp 

Day 2: Aberdare to Samburu.

Leaving Solio Ranch behind, your journey continues towards the captivating Samburu Game Reserve. This land is not only rich in unique wildlife but also vibrant Samburu culture. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the exceptional birdlife, diverse landscapes, and captivating wildlife during a game drive. As you traverse this extraordinary land, you’ll begin to understand the enchanting connection between the wildlife and the indigenous Samburu people. Your night will be spent in the heart of the Samburu Game Reserve, where the magic of Africa truly comes alive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge/ Camp 

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve.

Your second day in Samburu offers even deeper exploration. Delve into the reserve’s remarkable birdlife, unique wildlife, and the colorful culture of the Samburu people. Game drives provide opportunities to encounter Africa’s iconic animals and capture the extraordinary landscapes through your lens. The day will be a testament to the diverse beauty that Kenya’s landscapes and wildlife offer. In the evening, relax and recount the day’s experiences in the enchanting surroundings of the Samburu Game Reserve.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge/ Camp

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara.

After breakfast, leave Lake Nakuru behind and set out on a scenic drive to the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at the reserve in time for a tasty lunch at your camp, where you’ll be staying for the next two nights. In the afternoon, embark on your first game drive in the Masai Mara. This vast and diverse reserve is known for its high concentration of wildlife, including the famous Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. Capture the beauty of the Mara’s landscapes and encounter a wide range of animals during your game drive. Return to your camp as the sun sets, and enjoy a well-prepared dinner before retiring to your comfortable accommodations for the night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp 

Day 5: Full Day in Masai Mara.

Embark on a full day of exploration in the Masai Mara. With both morning and afternoon game drives, you’ll have the chance to witness the diverse array of animals that call the Mara home. If your visit coincides with the Great Migration, you might witness the dramatic river crossings. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beauty of the reserve, and take this opportunity to learn from your guide about the intricate ecosystems and behaviors of the animals. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp

Day 6: Extended Masai Mara Exploration.

Continue your Mara adventure with another full day of game drives. Your guide will tailor the experience to your interests, seeking out specific wildlife sightings or unique moments. Explore different areas of the reserve, each offering its own surprises. Capture the essence of the African wilderness in your photographs and memories. Return to your lodge for your final night in the Mara. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp

Day 7: Masai Mara to Nairobi.

On your final day, wake up early and embark on a last game drive in the Masai Mara to make the most of your remaining time in this wildlife haven. After your game drive, return to your camp for a satisfying breakfast and check out. Bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you start your journey back to Nairobi, reminiscing about the incredible wildlife encounters and stunning landscapes you’ve experienced over the past few days. Arrive in Nairobi by late afternoon, marking the end of your safari adventure. Reflect on the memories and photographs you’ve collected as you head home or continue your travels. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast

What’s Included?

  • Comfortable and reliable transportation throughout the safari, including the drive from Nairobi to the various destinations and game drives within the national parks and reserves.
  • All accommodations as specified in the itinerary.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a variety of delicious dishes, often with local flavors.
  • Multiple game drives as outlined in the itinerary, led by experienced and knowledgeable safari guides.
  • All Park fees.

What’s Excluded?

  • Flights: Airfare to and from Nairobi is not included in the package.
  • Visa Fees: Any visa fees required for entry into Kenya are not included.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unexpected events or emergencies.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, personal purchases, and any optional activities not specified in the itinerary are not included.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and other staff are not included and are at your discretion.
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