The Big Five

Price per person
from £2,413

Price based on
London Gatwick
4th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Kenya

  • Active pace

  • Small group tour

Join like-minded people on an unforgettable journey through the Kenyan highlands, across the equator and along the Great Rift Valley, in search of The Big Five at four unique game reserves.

At a glance


  • Samburu Reserve Look out for zebras, giraffes, lions and crocodiles on your game drives
  • Aberdare National Park Spot rare forest animals at this unique highland reserve
  • Lake Nakuru Explore the first national park to be declared an important bird area
  • Masai Mara Enjoy three game drives at Africa's oldest and largest nature reserve
The Big Five 2016

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

We did a river boat trip and saw hippos, zebra,...

14th October 2017
Mrs rosalyn Higgins

We did a river boat trip and saw hippos, zebra, giraffe and eagles from an exciting view point

Overview

An unforgettable journey through the Kenyan highlands, across the equator and along the Great Rift Valley, in search of The Big Five at four unique game reserves.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Nairobi - Nyeri

Day
2

On arrival in Nairobi, drive through rich farming land to Nyeri, and your hotel where you can enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nyeri - Samburu Game Reserve

Day
3

We head towards the Equator and the magnificent Samburu National Reserve, a hot, arid area on the edges of Kenya's northern frontier. After lunch, there's a game drive providing the chance to see Grevy's Zebra, reticulated Giraffe, lion, crocodile and the blue-legged Somali Ostrich.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Samburu Game Reserve

Day
4

We begin the day with an early morning game drive, arriving back at the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. After lunch enjoy another game drive. Dinner will be at the lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Samburu Game Reserve - Aberdare National Park

Day
5

After an early breakfast, head for the highlands and the Aberdare National Park, part of the Aberdare mountain range, with peaks rising to 14,000 feet. It is here that you may see the endangered Black Rhino, along with elephant and buffalo. Your luggage will be stored at the Aberdare Country Club where we will have lunch. Afterwards, continue with an overnight bag to Aberdare.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru

Day
6

After collecting your luggage from the Aberdare Country Club, travel to Lake Nakuru, the first national park to be declared an Important Bird Area. This beautiful lake measures 40 square kilometres and is set just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Teeming with birdlife, it is home to pink flamingos and in the surrounding wetlands, you may spot white and black rhinos, buffalo, leopards and zebra. In the late afternoon enjoy another game drive.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Day
7

Descend the Rift Valley into one of the most popular and renowned reserves, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a game drive around this amazing reserve, one of Africa's oldest, largest and most impressive. Comprising over 1,672 square kilometres of acacia-spotted savannah and rolling hill country, it is home to a splendid array of wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo and zebra. In the autumn, you may be lucky enough to witness one of the world's great natural spectacles, the migration of thousands of wildebeest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Masai Mara

Day
8

After another early morning game drive, you'll arrive back at the lodge for breakfast and have the rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. In the evening, enjoy another game drive before relaxing over dinner and perhaps sharing stories for the last time with your fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Masai Mara - Nairobi - UK

Day
9

Return to Nairobi for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

No meals included

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

 

Hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

You may only take one piece of luggage on safari, as there is insufficent room in vehicles to carry all luggage.

On our safaris there is a maximum of seven passengers per safari bus and the vehicle is specially designed so that you have the best possible view from each seat. Occasionally it may be necessary to accommodate guests in 'Tented Camps', which offer similar standards and facilities as the Safari Lodges. We recommend you take comfortable clothing and sensible shoes, binoculars and a good camera. It may occasionally be necessary to amend itineraries due to adverse weather conditions.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Nyeri: Aberdare Country Club
  • Samburu Game Reserve: Samburu Intrepids Camp
  • Aberdare National Park: The Ark Lodge
  • Lake Nakuru: Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Masai Mara: Keekorok Lodge

Why book with us?