A Week with the Big 5 Safari

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Daily Tour 7 days
Kenya Kenya

For many people, visiting Africa and taking a safari means seeing the “Big 5”. Although not the biggest animals roaming the lands of Africa, they are the most sought-after, famous, and requested animals of visitors to this great land. This tour is designed to take you to the parks with the greatest chances of seeing:

  • Buffalo
  • Lions
  • Elephants
  • Leopards
  • Rhinos

We will take you across a range of landscapes and ecosystems in Kenya, from the riverine wetlands of Samburu to Lake Nakuru – a wildlife haven in the Great African Rift Valley – to the iconic savanna of the Masai Mara. Each landscape offers something different, and your chances of encounters with each of the big five are exceptionally high.

You will be accompanied on your tour by an expert African safari guide who will be dedicated to you and your group only. The tour you take is private and has an element of customisation, with additional days in parks of your choice and some flights between locations available. Amendments to the schedule may incur extra costs.

Included in your African safari tour is:

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser with an open roof
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • Personalized private service

Not included in your African safari tour is

  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
  • A visit to a Masai Village, US$20 per person
  • A Balloon Safari, US$425 per person
Price Information & Seasons

Prices are Per Person Sharing. Travelling is in a pop-up safari vehicle, and accommodation is in a Double/Twin Room/Tent.

Display Rates In USD EUR GBP
Standard Package
High Season
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Mid Season
Jan 02- March 31 | April 19- April 22
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
Low Season
April 01- June 15
1 peopleUS$ 3740US$ 3385US$ 2930
2 peopleUS$ 2465US$ 2195US$ 2010
4 peopleUS$ 2080US$ 1810US$ 1625
6 peopleUS$ 1955US$ 1685US$ 1505
Luxury Package
High Season
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Mid Season
Jan 02- March 31 | April 19- April 22
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
Low Season
April 01- June 15
1 peopleUS$ 4425US$ 3675US$ 2975
2 peopleUS$ 2845US$ 2395US$ 2175
4 peopleUS$ 2460US$ 2010US$ 1790
6 peopleUS$ 2335US$ 1885US$ 1665


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   All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 75% of the adult rates
  Children between 3 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult rate
  Children Below 3 years is FREE
 Easter, Christmas and New Year Supplement of $35 per person per night!


Day 1 Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve (327 km – 5 to 6 hrs)

To start your safari adventure, we will come to the airport, or your hotel or residence in Nairobi to collect you and make an early start. Your heading in northwards, skirting around the edge of Mount Kenya, the country’s highest peak, and past some of the most productive farmland in the country.

Upon arrival at Samburu, you will experience a quick game drive through the park as you make your way to the accommodation that you’ve chosen for your stay. Here, you will be served a well-deserved lunch and then be whisked off on your first proper game drive. You’ll range through Samburu; with so many different environments in one park you can be sure each journey will be different to the next.

With plenty of scenery to take in on your way, and then the initial chances to spot the animals that you’ve travelled so far for, it’s time for dinner with nature surrounding you. Whichever camo or lodge that you choose to stay in, there will be a stunning dining room with vistas across the park. The first day of your Kenyan safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Samburu National Reserve
  • Lunch and dinner, no breakfast
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 2 Full Day in Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserve

You will be served breakfast at your camp or lodge and then begin your first complete day out in the plains of Samburu that you began discovering yesterday, and also take a trip to the adjacent Buffalo Springs National Reserve. These parks offer a contrast, with Samburu taking water and growing greenery from the flow of the Ewaso Ng’iro River, whilst Buffalo Springs is dry and arid.

Across the parks, you will have plenty of chances to find and photograph the big five of African safari, along with:

  • Zebras
  • Baboons
  • Gazelles
  • Giraffes
  • Cheetahs

And plenty more besides.

Along with the forested areas of Samburu, you will traverse the ancient lava flows and striking geology of Buffalo Springs. Your guide will know which times are best to experience each park, and there will be stop for lunch back at your accommodation to make sure you have the energy for an afternoon out in the plains.

After a long day spent watching the glorious animals of Samburu and Buffalo Springs, it’s time to return to your home for the night, eat dinner, and rest up. This day of your Kenyan safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Samburu National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 3 Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park (338 km – 6 to 7 hrs)

After breakfast, your will travel in your safari vehicle south and west towards Lake Nakuru. A stop will be made on the way, giving you a chance to experience the 74-metre cascade of Nyahururu waterfall.

The brief interlude will be followed by the final leg of the journey to Lake Nakuru, where you will be served lunch at your accommodation. The body of water is one of the alkaline lakes of the Great African Rift Valley and teeming with life. Here, you can spot over 400 species of bird, both migratory and native. Some of the avian species on show include:

  • Fish eagles
  • Goliath herons
  • Pied kingfishers
  • Hamerkop

And so many more, of which your guide will be on hand to able assist you identify. There are also plenty of rhinos in the area, giving you ample opportunity to see one of the more elusive of the big five.

Upon your afternoon arrival you will explore the shores of the lake and return to your camp or lodge in time to have dinner. Take time to rest, indulge in the extra facilities on offer, and rest ahead of another enthralling day.

Day three of your Kenyan safari experience includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 4 Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve (300 km – 5 to 6 hours)

Lake Nakuru is also famed for its large flamingo population, and after breakfast you will have a final chance to see them as they dance and display whilst turning the surface of the lake seemingly pink with their vibrant hues. Upon leaving the national park, your journey will take you all the way to the southern edge of Kenya and into the Masai Mara.

The lands you cross are fertile and productive; filled with farmland and scenes of countryside life in Kenya unfold before you. Once inside Masai Mara National Reserve, you will head to your camp or lodge to have lunch and take a moment to catch your breath after a long drive.

With the intense travel, you will be given the afternoon as your own.

You can choose to relax in the comfort of your room, spend time in the common areas and terraces of your accommodation, or avail yourself of extra facilities such as massages and spa treatments, which may come at an extra cost. Dinner is the last scheduled item for the day, after which you can get an early night and ready yourself for the wonders of the Masai Mara come morning.

This fourth day of your African safari adventure includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 5 Full Day in Masai Mara

Awake early, have breakfast, and jump in the vehicle ready to go and spot the big five in this most iconic of parks in Africa. The massive space, covered in grass flats, pocked with acacia trees, and inhabited by millions of animals, is yours to explore and understand. All of the big five of African safari can be found here, and your guide will do their best to locate them, including using the vehicle two-way radio to contact other guides and rangers in the area to confirm sightings.

Lunch is taken back at your accommodation and from here you will again go on a game drive. This time yours is the opportunity to watch the sun hit the horizon and illuminate the sky myriad colours. The winding down of the day across the grasses is an extraordinary time, with restless adults and playful babies of all species ending another day.

Your turn to take a rest comes after your dinner, knowing that there is another day within the sanctuary of the Masai Mara coming tomorrow. On the fifth day of your safari in Kenya you have included:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 6 Full Day in Masai Mara

The penultimate day of your special safari experience will be spent once again ranging through the park, once you’ve had breakfast. By this time, you’ve hopefully had sightings of all of the animals you travelled to Kenya to see, and this will just be a bonus day for you to take even more photos and make even more memories. If there’s not been chance to see any animal, your expert guide will do all they can to show you the creatures you desire.

The afternoon gives you a chance to visit a village of the people who have made this land home for millennia, once you’ve had dinner of course. The Masai people have lived here since time immemorial and have a rich cultural tradition that you’re invited to share in. for a nominal fee of $20. You will be welcomed with singing and dancing, as is the tradition, before being guided around the village and allowed to visit inside of the homes.

After an enthralling and educational afternoon, it’s time to bring your final full day on African safari to a close. You will be served dinner and then have time to rest and recuperate before the long journey ahead the next day. The penultimate day of your Kenyan safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
Game Drive in a Kenya Safari

Day 7 Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi (265 km – 5 to 6 hrs)

You’ll make an early start to get breakfast and head out of the Masai Mara and track up towards Nairobi. As you exit the park, there will be one last chance to take in the scenery and hopefully get some final photos of the animals that you’ve spent so much time with over the last week.

Arrival in Nairobi will be timed to coincide with lunch. We will take you to one of the most famous restaurants in the city, Carnivore, where you can feast on exotic animals served in traditional ways. From this point you can request that we transfer you directly to the airport, or take you to a hotel or residence, depending on your onwards plans.

The final day of your safari in Africa has included:

  • No accommodation, this is the final day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra


You can choose from the following accommodation options

  • Standard lodges and tented camps
  • Luxury lodges and tented camps

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Total: $1,655 From $1,655 /person
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