9 Days Kenya Big Five Safari

9 Days Kenya Big Five Safari

Safari Overview 

Welcome to the amazing 9 Days Kenya Big Five Safari. This safari combines Kenya’s three most impressive nature sanctuaries; Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. It gives incredible opportunity to watch elephants trundle across the savanna below snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, scout for black rhinos making an impressive comeback at Lewa, and marvel at predators on hunt as game cross the Mara plains.

Day 1: Arrive in Kenya through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Upon arrival and after entry visa clearance, you will be welcomed by our experienced driver guide who will transfer you to Giraffe Manor, an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. You will be served to a welcome dinner where you will receive a full briefing of the entire safari before you retire to your comfortable bed.

Day 2: Transfer to Amboseli National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Wilson Airport for a chartered flight to Amboseli National Park, and be transferred to Tortilis Camp that is exquisitely built with natural materials and has magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will be checked in your room, on with views of Mount Kilimanjaro—the world’s highest freestanding peak. After lunch, you will settle into your tent and relax as you watch the sun color the beautiful Amboseli National Park.

Day 3: Game Drives in Amboseli National Park

Morning and evening game drives give you an opportunity to encounter cheetahs, lions, zebras, and other creatures scattered across the endless savanna. Escorted by your guide and tracker, you will explore the park a closer encounter with wildlife. Visit the nearby community for a Masai cultural experience. You will conclude the day with a complementarity sundowner as you watch wildlife roam around.

Day 4: Transfer to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a chartered flight to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. On arrival, you will be welcomed by the ever-smiling team of Lewa Safari Camp who will transfer you to the camp. They will check you in your luxury tent where you will spend two nights. Featuring large tented bedrooms with spacious verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari Camp will treat you to an authentic, unique and exclusive comfort.

Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy. It offers some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer including big cats, elephants and endangered black rhinos. Relax at your camp until lunch. In the afternoon, take a game drive that brings you closer to the indigenous resident species including reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and long-necked gerenuk. Look out for majestic leopards and lions, roam the vast landscape. As the sun goes down, return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Game Drives in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game drives in this pristine conservancy gives you intimate sightings for lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, oryx, and aquatic sitatungas — swamp-dwelling antelopes. You can choose to step out of the car and experience this unique wildland on foot. In the evening, you will be treated to a remote sundowner as you spend your last night at this Gold-rated Eco-lodge.

Day 6: Fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, your last meal at Lewa Safari Camp, take a chartered flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will be warmly welcomed by Sala’s Camp staff who will transfer you to the lodge and check you in. Sala’s Camp combines tradition with comfort and it is a model of understated, intimate luxury. Situated in the southern, wilder corner of Kenya’s mighty Masai Mara game reserve close to the confluence of the Sand and Keekorok Rivers, this tented camp is idyllic located in an area that attracts teeming wildlife and has wonderful views of the Serengeti National Park. This is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual migration of wildebeest, which thunders by from June to September each year. After checking in your room, return to the guest area for lunch and relax before an evening game drive.

Days 7 & 8:Game Drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend morning and evening on game drives exploring this vast savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara. From the elusive leopards retrieving kills from acacia branches, to elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions, hunting cheetahs and rich bird-list, you will be thrilled by Masai Mara. It is no doubt the most favored wildlife sighting area in the region.  If you plan your trip between July/August and November, you will be treated to the famous great migration

Day 9:Depart Masai Mara for Nairobi

After breakfast, check out of your tent and transfer to the nearby airfield for a chartered flight to Nairobi on time for your departing flight. If your flight is later in the day. This marks the end of your best 9 Days Kenya Big Five safari.

Safari Inclusions

Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof for excellent safari view.

All fuel for the tour.

English speaking driver-guide.

Accommodation as per the itinerary

All meals as per itinerary.

Park-entrance fees as per the itinerary

All activities described in the itinerary

Safari Exclusions

International airfares and entry visas

Meals that are not part of your accommodation.

Personal (medical/travel) insurance.

Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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