7 Days Kenya Big Five safari
7 Days Kenya Big Five safari is a must pick Kenya safari for game viewing safaris, this safari is specifically tailored to offer sights of the big five that is lions, African leopards, rhinos and cape buffaloes. Big five animals in Kenya are found in various Kenya’s safari destinations and 7 days Kenya Big Five safari takes you on a Kenya tour to 3 top big five destinations in Kenya that is Samburu national park, Lake Nakuru national park and the amazing Masai Mara national reserve.
Apart from the big five, you will also have an opportunity to spot other animals such as wildebeests, zebras, elands, hartebeests, reticulated giraffes and many bird species most especially hundreds of flamingoes which are the most notable bird species in Lake Nakuru national park and Kenya at large. 7 days Kenya Big Five safari starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi.
Highlights of 7 Days Kenya Big Five safari
- Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Samburu national park
- Day 2: full day in Samburu national park
- Day 3: Transfer from Samburu national park to Lake Nakuru national park
- Day 4: Transfer from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara national reserve
- Day 5 and 6: full day in Masai Mara
- Day 7: return to Nairobi
Detailed itinerary of 7 days Kenya Big Five safari
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Samburu national park
After morning breakfast, you will meet your safari driver and depart for Samburu national park, on your drive you will pass through the equator and on your way you will have en-route lunch. Upon your arrival in the park you will check into your lodge, rest for a while and in then go for a late afternoon game drive for viewing of many animals such as lions, giraffes, leopards, Grevy’s zebras and many more. After the experience you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from Samburu Sopa lodge
Day 2: full day in Samburu national park
After morning breakfast you will head to the park for a morning game drive, Samburu national park comprises of magnificent scenic views and host many animals which you will enjoy seeing on a game drive. These animals include Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, beisa Oryx, lions, leopards, cheetahs and many more. At lunch you will head back to lodge and in the late afternoon, you will return for another game drive giving you, more ample time to explore the park. You will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Transfer from Samburu national park to Lake Nakuru national park
After morning breakfast at your lodge, you will checkout and embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru national park passing through the rift valley floor, on your way you will have a brief stopover at Nyahururu Thomson falls and you will also have en-route lunch. When you arrive in the park you will have lunch after checking into your lodge then head for a game drive in the plains of Lake Nakuru national park. On the game drive lookout for animals like Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, water buck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many more. You will also enjoy viewing thousands of flamingoes when you visit Lake Nakuru, in the evening you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 4: Transfer from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara national reserve
After morning breakfast at your lodge, you will check out and head on an en-route game drive while exiting Lake Nakuru national park heading to Masai Mara national reserve, your journey to Masai mara national reserve passes through the rift valley where you will enjoy amazing views of the escarpments. When you arrive in the reserve you will check into your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a game drive for viewing animals like lions, zebras, giraffes and many more. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.
Day 5 and 6: full day in Masai Mara
Day 5 and 6 you are to spend full days exploring Masai mara national reserve, after morning breakfast at your lodge you will head to the reserve for the adventurous game viewing experience on which you will have an opportunity to watch many animals living in the endless plains of Masai Mara national reserve. On the game drive expect to see the big five that are lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and many other animals such as zebras, wildebeests, hartebeests and many more. At lunch time you have an option of either driving back to your lodge for lunch or have picnic lunch which requires you to carry your packed lunch. After the lunch you will embark on another game drive visiting more regions of Masai Mara national reserve. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 7: return to Nairobi
After morning breakfast at your lodge you will checkout and exit Maasai Mara national reserve embarking on a drive back to Nairobi, on your way you will have en-route lunch and when you arrive in Nairobi you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure flight back home.
End of the
- All entrance fees.
- Full board accommodation on Safari
- Service of an English speaking driver-guide
- Transport based on an excellent Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Complimentary bottle of water daily on safari
- Government taxes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
- Items not included in the itinerary