8-Day Safari Exploring Game Reserves in Kenya – Big5 Safari

8 Days | 7 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day safari adventure through the diverse and awe-inspiring game reserves of Kenya, a journey that promises a remarkable Big 5 Safari experience. Your expedition will lead you through some of the country’s most renowned wildlife havens, where the majestic African landscapes come alive with an abundance of flora and fauna. From the iconic Masai Mara to the scenic Amboseli National Park, each day brings new opportunities to witness the Big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – in their natural habitats. Guided by experienced and knowledgeable safari experts, this immersive journey guarantees not only thrilling wildlife encounters but also a deep appreciation for the rich biodiversity and conservation efforts that make Kenya a top destination for safari enthusiasts. Get ready to be captivated by the untamed beauty of the Kenyan wilderness on this extraordinary 8-day expedition.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport) & overnight at the booked accommodation.

Upon arrival at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be received by a Private Trip Uganda representative who will welcome you to Kenya and transfer you to the booked accommodation. You will have dinner and overnight rest. Optional (extra cost): In case you have arrived early and are interested, you may choose to visit; the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Maasai Market, Karen Blixen Museum, or the National Museum of Kenya among others.


Lodge/Hotel: Best Western Plus  Budget-Level 
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve then enjoy some game viewing.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you transfer to the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, where the day begins with the thrill of game viewing. After indulging in a delectable early breakfast, immerse yourself in the enchanting landscape and diverse wildlife that defines this iconic reserve. As the sun sets, the adventure continues with an evening game drive, allowing you to witness the captivating beauty of the Masai Mara in a different light. This well-rounded experience promises an immersive encounter with nature, blending the tranquility of the morning with the excitement of an afternoon safari, ensuring a day filled with awe-inspiring moments and unforgettable memories.


Lodge/Hotel: Siana Springs Tented Camp  Budget-Level  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Explore the Masai Mara – morning and afternoon game viewing then relax.

Have breakfast and then proceed out to explore Masai Mara. The morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big5 and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. N clear days, the Masai Mara offers a fantastic orange-tinged sunset view well worth capturing on the camera. Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.


Lodge/Hotel: Siana Springs Tented Camp  Budget-Level  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Explore Connect to Naivasha and take the afternoon (evening) exploring Lake Naivasha.

Have breakfast and drive off to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies northwest of Nairobi. Although Lake Naivasha is not a National Park, in its own right, the beautiful lake has become a staple of Kenya safaris. With its serene surroundings and a variety of activities, Lake Naivasha is a great stop.  You will arrive in time to proceed out and explore Lake Naivasha on a boat trip. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.


Lodge/Hotel:  Lake Naivasha Resort   Budget-Level 
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Explore Hell’s Gate National Park on a full-day game viewing and later relax.

Embark on an exhilarating full-day adventure at Hell’s Gate National Park, starting your day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your exploration. As you enter the park, be prepared for a mesmerizing game-viewing experience, where you’ll encounter an array of wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and various species of antelope. The park’s unique feature allows you to explore on foot or by bicycle, providing an up-close and personal connection with the natural surroundings. Some activities within the park may incur additional costs, such as guided walks or bike rentals, but the immersive experience is well worth it. After an exciting day of wildlife encounters, take time to relax and unwind, perhaps enjoying a leisurely picnic amidst the picturesque landscapes or lounging at a designated relaxation area. Hell’s Gate National Park offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility for a memorable day in the heart of nature.


Lodge/Hotel:    Lake Naivasha Resort   Budget-Level 
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 6 : Transfer to Amboseli  National Park and enjoy afternoon/evening game viewing.

Have breakfast and drive off to Amboseli National Park. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, Wetlands with Sulphur springs, the savannah, and woodlands. There is also a Masai community nearby that visitors can visit and experience their authentic culture. You will arrive and rest a bit, then take the afternoon (evening) game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Lodge/Hotel:  AA Amboseli Lodge  Budget-Level  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Explore the Amboseli National Park on a full-day game viewing and later relax at the Lodge.

Have breakfast and proceed out to explore the Amboseli National Park. On the game drive, look out for wildlife including lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, ostriches, and many more. Depending on your interest, you may do afternoon game viewing or visit a Masai community (at extra cost on the ground). Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and the overnight stay.

Lodge/Hotel: AA Amboseli Lodge  Budget-Level   
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Exit Amboseli National Park and return to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Airport) to catch a flight out.

Have breakfast then embark on a return to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport). You will have lunch at one of the nice spots around the city. After lunch and some rest, you will proceed to the airport to catch a flight out. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit next, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda.


Lodge/Hotel: N/A
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

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1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
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