10 Days Big 5 Adventure Safari

One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than manmade path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point. Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatisation there is a good chance of reaching the summit.

Day 1: Nairobi

Accommodation: Nairobi Safari Club

Arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met and greeted in our traditional style by our representatives, transfer to your city hotel. An hour after checking, we take you on a city orientation tour that takes you through the Central Business District viewing the shopping areas, parliament buildings, Conference Centre ( KICC) and the Railway station and many of Nairobi’s modern and historical buildings. Our city tour also takes you to places of interest such as the View Point to get a panaromic view of the city, National Museums of Kenya, the famous snake park and the colourful city market. Balance of the day is spent at leisure at your hotel. Dinner on own in your hotel. Overnight at Hotel, Nairobi Safari Club, Bed & Breakfast.


Day 2: Samburu National Reserve

Accommodation: Wilderness Samburu Lodge
    

Drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colourful game viewing in the country. Lunch en route at The Trout – Tree Restaurant. Afternoon game drive en route to the lodge. Meals and overnight at Wilderness Samburu Lodge (LDBB).


Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Accommodation: Wilderness Samburu Lodge
    

Full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Wilderness Samburu Lodge (LDBB).


DAY 4: Aberdare National Park.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Ark
    

After breakfast drive to the lush foothills of the Aberdares Mountain Range to the Fairmont Aberdares Country Club for lunch. After lunch transfer to The Fairmont Ark (children under 7yrs not permitted, light bags only) overlooking a waterhole and salt lick where the ‘Big Five’ occasionally gather for an exhilarating night of wild encounters. The Ark comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. Dinner and overnight at The Fairmont Ark (LDBB).



DAY 5: Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation: Flamingo Haven
    

After breakfast, drive via Nyahururu (Thompson) Falls to to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of greater and lesser flamingo. The park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard. Arrive for lunch in Nakuru. Afternoon game drive in the park, a home to millions of flamingos and more recently leopards, black rhino and white rhino. After lunch proceed on a game-viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill. Full Board


DAY 5: Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation: Flamingo Haven
    

After breakfast, drive via Nyahururu (Thompson) Falls to to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of greater and lesser flamingo. The park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard. Arrive for lunch in Nakuru. Afternoon game drive in the park, a home to millions of flamingos and more recently leopards, black rhino and white rhino. After lunch proceed on a game-viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill. Full Board



DAY 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
    

After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (LDBB)


DAY 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
    

Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast. Whole day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (LDBB).


DAY 8: Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
    

After breakfast, drive to Nairobi for lunch at a Nairobi restaurant. Afternoon proceed to the Amboseli National Park, lying below the most famous symbol of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive en-route to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge (LDBB).


DAY 9: Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
    

Day spent in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge ( LDBB).


DAY 10: Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

After breakfast drive to Nairobi, Kenya’s colourful capital city. Lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you have an excellent opportunity to sample African Dishes. Optionally and at a fee, we can have the lunch at famous Carnivore Restaurant. Carnivore Barbecue Experience is also described as ‘Meat Eaters Paradise’ and is the Africa’s Greatest Eating Experence! After lunch, transfer to your hotel or Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward arrangements. Real Adventures Africa! representative will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in. For any enquiries / changes regarding this safari, please Contact Our Sales Department. Tailor-made options to this safari are available on request