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7 Days Best of Kenya Safari – Big 5 Migration Safari 2025

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7-Days Best of Kenya Safari – Big 5 Migration Safari 2025

7 Days Best of Kenya Safari tour will take you through prime national parks and game reserves here in Kenya. This tour enables you to witness the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara game reserve, white rhinos in lake Nakuru, Big Elephants in Amboseli and various wildlife  like red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.  in Tsavo west and east National Park. The order of the tour can be customized to meet your own interest.

Here’s what you can expect from each destination:

Maasai Mara National Reserve:
  • Key Attraction: The Great Wildebeest Migration is the most famous event in Maasai Mara. Witnessing the vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Mara River is a breathtaking experience.
  • Wildlife: Maasai Mara is home to the “Big Five” and offers excellent opportunities to spot lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. It also boasts an impressive diversity of other wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, and various antelope species.
  • Maasai Culture: Interact with the Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life and unique customs.
Lake Nakuru National Park:
  • Key Attraction: Lake Nakuru is famous for its large population of pink flamingos that gather along its shores, creating a breathtaking pink spectacle. The park is also home to both black and white rhinos.
  • Wildlife: Besides flamingos and rhinos, you can spot various other bird species and wildlife, including lions, leopards, buffalos, and giraffes.
Amboseli National Park:
  • Key Attraction: Amboseli is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. The backdrop of the snow-capped mountain provides an incredible setting for wildlife photography.
  • Wildlife: Amboseli is famous for its large herds of elephants, and you can also see lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, and numerous bird species.
Tsavo East National Park:
  • Landscape: Tsavo East is characterized by vast savannah plains, open grasslands, and iconic red soil, creating a picturesque African wilderness setting.
  • Wildlife: The park is home to an array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, leopards, and various antelope species. It is also a renowned destination for birdwatchers due to its abundant birdlife.
  • Galana River: The Galana River is the largest river in the park, attracting wildlife, especially during the dry season when it becomes a vital water source.
  • Mudanda Rock: This prominent rock outcrop offers excellent panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and is a popular spot for wildlife sightings, particularly elephants.
Tsavo West National Park:
  • Landscape: Tsavo West is characterized by rugged terrain, volcanic hills, and diverse landscapes, including open plains, lava fields, and acacia woodlands.
  • Wildlife: The park is known for its diverse wildlife, including the “Big Five,” as well as hippos, crocodiles, gazelles, zebras, and a rich variety of birdlife.
  • Mzima Springs: This oasis in the park provides a unique opportunity to see underwater life through an underwater observatory. Hippos and crocodiles can often be seen in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Shetani Lava Flows: These black lava flows are remnants of ancient volcanic activity and offer a striking contrast to the surrounding landscapes.
  • Chaimu Crater: The Chaimu Crater is a volcanic crater with steep sides, offering a challenging but rewarding hike to the summit, where you can enjoy stunning views of the park.

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Tsavo East National Park

The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East is guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatter Plateau and is patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds.

Our safari leaves Mombasa or Nairobi at 6:45 am and drives north towards the vast wilderness of Tsavo East,7Day Best of Kenya Safari Kenya’s oldest and largest park. You’ll be arriving at the lodge in good time for an early lunch after an introductory game in this park.

Spend the afternoon at leisure,7Day Best of Kenya Safari then late in the afternoon at 4:30 pm, enjoy game viewing / exploring the park in search of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, kudu, zebra and hartebeest. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the Aruba Lodge or one of similar standards.

Main Destination: Tsavo East National Park

 Accommodation:

Ashnil Aruba

Mid-range lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West National Park

After your Break first, you’ll leave for Tsavo West National Park for lunch at Kilaguni Serena Lodge. The most iconic attraction in the park is Mzima Springs. The crystal-clear water of this chain of lakes is filtered through the volcanic rocks of the Chyulu Hills just to the north. Shaded by majestic fig and acacia trees, the lakes swarm with fish, large crocodiles and some big pods of hippos.

The experience of being on safari in Tsavo West is very different from a safari in Tsavo East or a Maasai Mara safari, where you often have views across the wide-open country.  Thus Tsavo West safaris are more about unexpected sights as you turn a bend on a wooded track.

The birdlife in the park is outstanding. If you’re on a bird watching safari you’ll be knocked out by the number of sightings you have. The white-headed buffalo weaver is a particularly noticeable species, with its prominent bright red rump, and there are at least eight recorded hornbill types here.

Main Destination: Tsavo West National Park

Accommodation option:

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Luxury lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park to Amboseli National Park

After Break first, you’ll have a game drive in the park including a visit to Mzima Springs where hippos, crocodiles and various species of fish can be seen in the crystal-clear waters. You’ll then proceed to Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch en route. You’ll be arriving in good time for afternoon and evening game viewing in this park.

Dinner and your overnight stay will be at the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp. Amboseli is the plains below Mount Kilimanjaro. The waters from melted snow drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here animals such as  hippo, elephant and bird life can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain.

Main Destination: Amboseli National Park

 Accommodation option:

Kibo Safari Camp

Mid-range tented camp

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 4: Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park

After your Break first, we will depart Amboseli for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch will be served en route. The tour will then continue to Lake Nakuru National park only to arrive late in the afternoon. Check-in and relax by cooling your body in the swimming pool, if you wish at no extra cost.

Late in the evening at around 4:00 pm, proceed for a game viewing drive in this park which is 188sq km. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.

The park has more than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest masses in the country. There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffes, 7Day Best of Kenya Safari relocated for safety from western Kenya from 1977. Waterbucks are very common and Kenyan sub-types are found here. Among the predators are lions, cheetahs, and leopards, the latter  seen much more frequently in recent times.  Later, the rest of the evening shall end at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation option:

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Luxury lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve

After your Break first, depart Lake Nakuru for Maasai Mara National Reserve with lunch en -route. Meanwhile ,on arrival in Maasai Mara, you’ll relax and after the sun has cooled down, proceed for a game drive in search of black-manned lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, and other plains game. Later, you’ll return to Enkorok Lodge late in the evening for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve

 Accommodation option:

Enkorok Lodge

Mid-range lodge

Meals plan;

Break first(lunch and dinner excluded)

Water and fruits throughout

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today you’ll have a full day set aside for game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Much game is coming to your doorstep when you are in the park. Furthermore, You only have the option of counting the blessings that nature holds for you as you view animals in their natural habitat.

Wherever you go in the vast Mara, you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffes, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyenas, topis, impalas, hartebeests and wildebeests.

Elephants, buffalos, zebras, and hippos  also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is without a doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration,7Day Best of Kenya Safari in July and August when millions of these grazers move north from the Serengeti. Your overnight stay is at the same lodge inside the park.

Main Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation option:

Enkorok Lodge

Mid-range lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 7: Nairobi End of Safari

You’ll have an early morning game viewing sunrise in the savannah, followed by a late Break first. Thereafter, leisurely depart Maasai Mara for Nairobi where this safari shall end in good time for your next holiday destination. Thus the end of tour.

Note: This program is flexible and we can commence with the Maasai Mara National Reserve and end in Mombasa if you opt to end your trip in the coastal region of Kenya at no extra cost.

Main Destination: Nairobi (City)

Accommodation option: No accommodation(end of tour)

Meals plan;

Break first(lunch and dinner not included)

Water and fruits throughout

Furthermore, the additional accommodation arranged for an extra cost.

The package price includes:

Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)

Private transport for 7 days in a well-modified safari land-cruiser (4WD, air-conditioned and pop-up roof)

Flue  for 7 days

English safari guide for 7ndays

Private mid-range accommodation for 7 nights on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour

All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes

The package price excludes;

International and domestic flights

Country entry visa

Personal travel insurance

Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges

Souvenirs and gifts

Tips

Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines

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