Overview

The Big Five—- the Lion, the Cape buffalo, the African elephant, the black Rhino, and the elusive Leopard, refers to the most challenging animals to hunt on foot during the dark era of hunting. One of the most-picked itineraries to experience the vast land of Masai Mara for the best game viewing. As you witness the flourishing wildlife of Mara set off to Lake Nakuru National Park to tick off the final fifth — black rhinos along with the rare breed of giraffes — Rothschild Giraffe. The Park is set in the Great Rift Valley offering vast variety of wildlife & birdlife.

This itinerary will provide a complete experience, starting from the Nairobi airport and ending there, and includes a road trip to the Masai Mara where you will spend three nights in a lodge stay, located in an optimal spot for wildlife viewing, and with unlimited private game drives. After taking in the savannah, you will continue to the Great Rift Valley’s Lake Nakuru National Park for an additional night, where you can spot the rare Black Rhino and Rothschild Giraffe. With this itinerary, you can expect to check off 98% of your Big Five sightings list.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Expert Guide
  • Park Fees

Highlights

  • Stay in perfect Masai Mara setting
  • Premium stay in Mara & Lake Nakuru for best game-viewing
  • Unlimited game drives, cultural tours
  • Best suited for big 5 sighting
  • Optional Hot-air ballooning & boat safari
  • Immense opportunity for ornithologists
  • Best time to go:
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  • Mixed
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Location

Accommodation Visited

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Maasai Mara

Mara Sopa Lodge

Itinerary

Day 1

Begin your African adventure by arriving early morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) after a comfortable overnight flight. A member of our team will meet and greet you, ready to escort you to a nearby café for a well-deserved breakfast and a cup of coffee.

After fueling up, your captain will give you a brief overview of your itinerary, ensuring that you’re well-prepared for your journey. Then it’s off to the Mara Sopa Lodge, located in the heart of the Mara plains.

Upon arrival, take some time to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah.

After a satisfying meal and a chance to recharge, head out for a late afternoon game drive, exploring the vast park and its diverse wildlife. With a private safari, you have the flexibility to plan your activities according to your own schedule and preferences, within the guidelines set by the reserve authorities.

Day 2

Experience the ultimate game drive adventure in Maasai Mara with our comprehensive plan. As you have the flexibility to plan your game drive at your leisure, it’s best to plan ahead for an unforgettable experience.

Take in the stunning savannah views and witness breathtaking sunsets over the horizon. If you’re looking to spot the magnificent lions, we recommend starting your day early at dawn before they retreat into the bushes. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the heart of the wilderness for a truly unique experience.

Embrace the wild and discover the rich wildlife in Mara, including the famous lion pride and their territories. Your guide will provide expert knowledge and fascinating insights into the behavior of different species and the history of the Maasai. The more you engage with your guide, the more you’ll learn and deepen your understanding of this incredible place.

Day 3

Awaken to a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the third day with an optional hot-air balloon safari. Before the sun rises, you’ll head to the launch site, where the crew will get ready for take-off. As the balloon fills with hot air and rises into the sky, you’ll be able to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Mara from a unique perspective.

Gaze upon the wildlife as the sun’s rays illuminate the plains below, capturing unforgettable moments of elephants and giraffes in their natural habitat. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility of soaring above the ground, listening to the gentle sound of the burners and taking in the magnificent views. After landing, you’ll be treated to a delicious champagne breakfast, prepared right on the spot.

For those who prefer to stay grounded, a game drive is also available, offering a closer look at the magnificent wildlife and breathtaking scenery of the Mara. End the day with a relaxing lunch and more game viewing, followed by exchanging memorable stories around the campfire. Regardless of your choice, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in the Mara.

Day 4

The Great Rift Valley’s Lake Nakuru National Park awaits you for your next adventure. This stunning park offers more than just game drives, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a sanctuary for both birds and rhinos. In addition, visitors have the chance to spot lions and leopards. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge before embarking on an afternoon game drive. This scenic park is filled with stunning viewpoints that offer unbeatable photo opportunities. As the day comes to an end, return to the lodge to soak in the breathtaking views of Lake Nakuru at sunset. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this remarkable park.

Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to venture out of the national park and head to Nairobi. Take a short game drive and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the wild in its natural habitat.

Be on the lookout for a protective black rhino mother with her cub or the majestic giraffes, posing for one last perfect shot. Don’t forget to capture these memories in both your mind and camera, as these experiences will be stories to inspire your family and friends to embark on an African safari adventure.

It is with a heavy heart that this adventure comes to an end. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, take one final picture and say goodbye to your guide. These knowledgeable and dedicated individuals make the African safari experience truly unforgettable.

Detailed Tour Price
No. Of Pax Price
Upto 2 pax $1,708
2 to 4 pax $1,443
4+ pax $1,346

Above mentioned rates are per person rates on sharing basis. These are indicative prices & not actuals.

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  • Single supplements & charges for kids may vary
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