Private Tour - The Big Five

  • 10 Days

  • Kenya

Once you visit Africa it steals a little piece of your heart. Enjoy your own private safari in search of the Big Five and marvel at the fantastic wildlife, including the elusive leopard and rhino. Be escorted through the stunning Masai Mara, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park and the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Your guide will be on hand to answer your questions about local culture and wildlife and share their knowledge about the best places to search for the Big Five. This really is a not-to-be-missed experience for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 21st May 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

Once you visit Africa it steals a little piece of your heart. Enjoy your own private safari in search of the Big Five and marvel at the fantastic wildlife, including the elusive  leopard and rhino. Be escorted through the stunning Masai Mara, Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park and the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Your guide will be on hand to answer your questions about local culture and wildlife and share their knowledge about the best places to search for the Big Five. This really is a not-to-be-missed experience for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

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

Extensions

  • 7 night Mombasa beach extension - post tour
  • 7 night Zanzibar beach extension - post tour

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension.

Day 1

Depart UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Arrive Nairobi - Nyeri

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

Day 3

Nyeri - Samburu Game Reserve

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

Day 4

Samburu Game Reserve

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

Day 5

Samburu Game Reserve - Aberdare National Park

After an early breakfast, we 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

Day 6

Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru

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

Day 7

Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

After an early breakfast, we 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

Day 8

Masai Mara

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

Day 9

Masai Mara - Nairobi - UK

Return to Nairobi for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • 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. 

Notes

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.

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