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10-Day The Extreme Big 5 Tour- Mid Range

Duration

10 Days | 9 Nights

Tour Location

Kenya

Price

From $3,000

Overview

The tour takes us through South Rift Valley and creates a knowledgeable experience of seeing different types of wildlife animals. Come enjoy the scenic pleasure of knowing more about the wildlife. Our journey starts at Amboseli National Park, then heads to Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters, later to Samburu National Reserve and then to Lake Naivasha. Afterwards, visit Lake Nakuru and then the epic of any safari in Kenya, the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Not Included

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Day by Day Activities.

Day 1: Travelling to Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, you will meet with your driver, have a short introduction then start your journey to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival at the Sentrim Amboseli, you will check in and enjoy a delicious lunch. Later in the day, you will go out on an afternoon game drive to view the giant elephants on the slopes of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, wildebeests, and other animals.

Later in the evening, you will return to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Note: It is possible to upgrade your accommodation to a more luxurious option (at an extra cost) or downgrade to economic options (price reduction).

Day 2. Fascinating Experience.

This day can be customizable. You have the option of going on a full-day game drive with your packed picnic lunch, then you will return to your lodge in the evening.

The alternative choice is to go for an early morning game drive, come back for breakfast, and then relax until 4:00 pm in the afternoon when you’ll go on another game drive.
Dinner and your overnight stay are at your camp/lodge.
Note: It is possible to upgrade your accommodation to a more luxurious option (at an extra cost) or downgrade to economic options (price reduction).

Day 3. Touring Sweetwater.

After an early morning breakfast, You will drive Northwest to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Along the route, you will pass through Central Kenya, where the climate in the central area is a lot cooler than the rest of Kenya due to its higher altitude. Having fertile volcanic soils and plenty of rainfall, the central highlands is the most populated and cultivated regions. You’ll be arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch, you will have a short rest then proceed for your afternoon game drive in search of the Big Five as well as the unique resident wildlife species like the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx, without forgetting the human closest relative, “the chimpanzees”.

The highlight here is that this is home to hundreds of both black and white rhinos, and other wildlife. It is also home to the last two of the Northern white rhinos that remain in the world.
Return back to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 4. Tour Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, you will drive to Samburu National Reserve. Samburu as its famous for its unique landscape and the presence of familiar faces such as leopards, lions, antelopes, and giraffes. The park’s real claim to fame it’s own “Special Six”, a collection of animals found nowhere else in Kenya. These include the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk, and the oryx. You’ll enjoy an afternoon game drive through this unique park.

Dinner and your overnight stay are at the camp/lodge.
Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 5. Samburu National Reserve.

You’ll have a full day to explore the park in search of its rarer inhabitants as well as the likes of leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes, and more. While Samburu is smaller than other Kenyan parks and reserves, its diverse wildlife tends to cluster closer together near the life-giving Ewaso Ny’iro River. This makes it an ideal place to set up camp and do some game-viewing.

Alternatively, you can take breakfast and head to the reserve for a half-day game drive. Return for lunch and later have an evening game drive.

Dinner and your overnight stay are at the camp/lodge.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 6. Head to Lake Naivasha

After a full breakfast, you will check out and leave Samburu National Reserve. Thereafter, have a long and easy drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for a hot lunch at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. Later, you will enjoy a boat ride and a walking safari in the animal sanctuary.

You’ll then return to the camp/lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 7. Adventuring Lake Nakuru National Park

You’ll set off after breakfast for your trek to Lake Nakuru National Park in the Great Rift Valley. Formerly famous for its flamingos, the park is now better known for its large herds of buffalo and the presence of both black and white rhinos. You’ll enjoy a hot lunch at your lodge before taking an afternoon game drive along the shores of the lake to spot baboons, buffalo, lions, leopards, elands, waterbucks, and more.

Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge/camp.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 8: Transiting to Masai Mara National Reserve

You’ll depart from Lake Nakuru after breakfast to Masai Mara. Part of the vast Serengeti plains, the Masai Mara plays host to a chapter of the famous wildebeest migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeests and more than 500,000 zebras and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Masai Mara’s sweeping plains. Even when the wildebeest migration is not occurring, you’ll still have the chance to see the entire Big Five as well as Kenya’s largest variety of animal life. After lunch at your camp, you’ll head out for an afternoon and sunset game drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.

Later, we will head back to the camp/lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 9: Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

This is a flexible day. Wake before dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Masai Mara sunrise. After breakfast, you will carry your packed picnic lunch. You’ll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal. You will spend a day-long exploration of the Masai Mara.

You may also opt to have a morning game drive and then head back to the lodge to relax and use the amenities provided. Enjoy lunch on-site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.

Dinner and your overnight stay are at the camp/lodge.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

Day 10: Returning to Nairobi

Depending on your flight details, you will organize with your guide your departure from Masai Mara National Reserve.
You will be transferred to your Nairobi location or to the airport for your homebound flight.

End of your tour.

Note: It is possible to downgrade to an economical option (price reduction) or to upgrade to more luxurious options (price increment).

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