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10 Day Kenya Big Game 5 Star

Featured Parks: Amboseli National Park > Samburu National Reserve > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Also available: 10 Day Big Game Kenya Safari 
3 Stars and 4 Stars

Explore Kenya’s best on this refined big game safari. Immersing yourself in the land of the lion and the reticulated giraffe, the acacias and vast, open plains is an experience like no other!

  • This program is 100% customizable.
  • Departing from Nairobi daily with two or more people (no singles).
  • International flight to Nairobi is not included.

Click on the applicable rate below or click here to request a quote.

Day 1: Arrive at the airport; met and greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel.


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Accommodation: The Boma Nairobi
   [Alt: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel]
Activity: Arrive at the airport where your host will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Your host will be on hand when you arrive at the airport and will take you to the luxurious Boma Nairobi hotel. This property elegant property is one of Nairobi’s finest and conveniently located near the airport which means you’ll be resting and relaxing in your room shortly after arrival.

Day 2: Fly to Amboseli National Park before an afternoon game drive.


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Accommodation: Tortilis Camp
   [Alt: Tawi Lodge]
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Fly to Amboseli before an afternoon game drive.

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel and a short 45 minutes’ flight, you will start to taste the real Africa at the Amboseli National Park.  This park, located on the Tanzanian border, is considered the best place to see free-ranging elephants in all of Africa.  You will also see plenty of giraffes, lions, and cheetahs in a variety of habitats including marshes, plains, woodlands and more.  Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, watches over this national treasure.  The afternoon game drive will show all these wonders to you and more.  It will be hard to tear yourself away from the park, but it will be well worth it to stay at the Tortilis Camp, a truly authentic African luxurious camp with elegant furnishings featuring unrivalled views of the Kilimanjaro.  After a relaxing dinner enjoying the incredible mountain views, you will sleep well in the spacious tents that offer the ultimate in comfort.

Day 3: Morning and afternoon game drives at Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Tortilis Camp
   [Alt: Tawi Lodge]
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives

The day starts with breakfast and a morning game drive where you’ll see white rhinos, wildebeests, zebras and many other species. Undoubtedly, you will also see many of the more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the park. Amazingly, the sites you see in the morning will be quite different from those you’ll see on the afternoon game drive as the various creatures respond to their unique biological clocks.

Depending on the time of year, the terrain will vary – from Ernest Hemingway’s “Snows of Kilimanjaro” to the hot dry summer to the life-giving rainy season – but it will always be beautiful. The routes taken will depend on weather conditions but they all offer unforgettable scenery, so keep your camera ready.

Day 4: Third full day enjoying Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Tortilis Camp
   [Alt: Tawi Lodge]
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and afternoon game drives

Once again you will be able to experience game-drives in the morning and in the afternoon. Both drives will give you great wildlife viewing opportunities. You will see large herds of local grazing animals going by, and also have a good chance of seeing some of the big five. You will also have the chance to take a “walking safari” for a close up view of Kenya, along with an optional visit to an authentic tribal village. When you need a break, take a dip in the camp’s pool or take a nap in your cool, comfortable tent.  After all these adventures, you will be more than ready for a mid-day nap, a dip in the pool or laze on the veranda to escape the heat of the day.

Day 5: Fly to Samburu National Park before an afternoon game drive.


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Accommodation: Larsens Camp
   [Alt: Samburu Intrepids]
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Activity: Fly to Samburu before an afternoon game drive

After hearty breakfast at Tortilis Camp, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nairobi then on to Samburu. On arrival, you will be chauffeured to the exclusive Larsens Camp. This luxurious tented camp situated on the banks of Uaso Nyiro river offers spacious tents discreetly sited along the west bank of the river with the result that the tents are bathed with light at sunrise.  During your stay here you can take a dip in the freeform pool, and after a day of safari activities enjoy sundowners while watching traditional Samburu warrior dances. In the afternoon, enjoy an afternoon game drive, accompanied by your expert guides, in search of a wide range of animals.

Samburu is home to large herds of elephants, and the reserve is well known for providing the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya. Be on the lookout for gerenuks - these odd, yet distinguished looking, gazelle have long necks, and stand on their hind legs to feed. For the birders, around 365 species have been recorded and the river area is particularly rewarding.

Day 6: Second day at the Samburu National Park.


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Accommodation: Larsens Camp 
   [Alt: Samburu Intrepids]
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Activity: Private morning and afternoon game-drives.
Optional: Visit to tribal village, walking safari, camel ride.

Several species including the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe can be seen on private game-drives that take place in the morning and afternoon. Since the area has very little grass cover, you may be able to see some cheetahs and lions near the river banks. Mount Ololokwe, a tabletop mountain, can be seen across the red plains and scrub that make up the desert scenery in the area. This desert area is home to the Ewaso Ngiro River, which is an important watering hole for the many species in the area and is a large part of what makes Kenyan safaris enjoyable for wildlife enthusiasts. For those wanting to experience something a little different today, a walking safari, camel ride or a visit to a local tribal village are optional extras.

Day 7: Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.


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Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
[Alt: Governor's Camp]  
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity:
Short flight to the amazing Maasai Mara before an afternoon game drive.

When those of us in the west hear the term “African Safari” the picture that comes to mind is the Maasai Mara Reserve, which is where you are going today.  Here is where you’ll find the grasslands, the lions, the jackals, the wildebeests and more.  This will also be your opportunity to get to know the Maasai, the semi-nomadic natives of Kenya.  These cattle-herding people have managed to preserve their way of life through the centuries; visiting them is an enriching experience. Tonight you’ll stay at the exquisite Karen Blixen Camp set on the bank of the Mara River on a truly spectacular location. Throughout the day elephants, giraffes, zebras and impalas come for a drink while a large hippo pod rest lazily in the river. The Camp evokes a feeling of the early 1920’s era with beautiful and comfortable furniture.  Guests find Karen Blixen Camp a throw back  in style with the luxurious of today.

Day 8: Second day exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

       
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Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
[Alt: Governor's Camp]  
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and afternoon game drives.

You will be glad to have a second day to explore the Maasai Mara Reserve and to stay at the Karen Blixen Camp.  Today you’ll have both a morning and an afternoon game drive and you’ll marvel at how completely different they are. You will be able to see Kenya's famed wildlife up close; including cheetahs, zebras, buffalo, wildebeests, hyenas, antelope, giraffes and lions. These drives will certainly provide a number of outstanding photo opportunities. The well-appointed accommodations at the Karen Blixen Camp include private verandas and restrooms located en suite. You can easily catch a quick nap in your room, or visit the pool and bar area while you're waiting for your next game-drive. You can also go on a walking tour with one of the rangers from the reserve, or stop by the Maasai village to experience their hospitality and culture.

Day 9: Third day exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve


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Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
[Alt: Governor's Camp]  
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and afternoon game drives.

Once again you will be able to experience game-drives in the morning and in the afternoon. Both drives will give you great wildlife viewing opportunities. You will see large herds of local grazing animals going by, and also have a good chance of seeing some of the big cats. If you’re able to visit between July and October, you may be able to witness the Great Migration, when huge herds of Thomson’s gazelles, wildebeests and zebras travel in mass from the Serengeti.  It is an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed.  No matter when you visit, you will also have a chance to take a “walking safari”, or visit a local tribal village if you wish.  You will learn about the Maasai way of life and how they have managed to retain their semi-nomadic customs even in today’s modern world, when so much of their world is at risk.  After all these adventures, you will be more than ready for a mid-day nap, a dip in the pool or laze on the veranda to escape the heat of the day.

Day 10: Midmorning flight to Nairobi. Afternoon at leisure.


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Meal Plan: Breakfast & Complimentary Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: The Boma Nairobi (Dayroom)
Activity: Fly to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel to rest and relax. Airport departure transfer.

A day that seemed a long way off has come much too soon.  Business, work and home await and it is time to return to that other world and bid your travel companions goodbye.  After you enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your camp, you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your flight to Nairobi where you check-in to your hotel to rest and relax. A complimentary farewell dinner awaits you before you depart. You later transfer to the airport in Nairobi and connect with your outbound flight home, carrying a lifetime of memories from your African Safari with you.


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Rates from April 01 To May 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 5731 5695 5677 5667 5660
Single room supplement (US$) 1688 1688 1688 1688 1688
Rates from June 01 To June 30
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 6236 6200 6182 6172 6166
Single room supplement (US$) 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Rates from July 01 To October 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 7332 7296 7279 7268 7261
Single room supplement (US$) 2459 2459 2459 2459 2459
Rates from November 01 To December 15
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 6322 6287 6269 6258 6251
Single room supplement (US$) 1812 1812 1812 1812 1812
Rates from December 16 To March 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 7332 7296 7279 7268 7261
Single room supplement (US$) 2459 2459 2459 2459 2459

5 Stars Plus safaris package costs include:

  • Our 5 Stars Plus safaris properties as detailed in itinerary.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary excursions to Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Nairobi.
  • Domestic flights between parks as indicated in itinerary.
  • Transportation in chauffeur driven 4x4 safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle.
  • Services of our highest caliber guides.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each  4x4 landcruiser.
  • On safari accessories in the vehicles: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars per vehicle, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicle during game drives.
  • Complimentary dayroom in Nairobi on last day prior to international departure.
  • Flying Doctor Service providing air ambulance and evacuation services in case of a medical emergency.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.

5 Stars Plus safaris package costs exclude:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks
  • Any international flights and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Holiday supplements: Christmas, New Year and Easter.
  • Visa fees/application
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item(s) or events not included in our itinerary.

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