Big Five Trails
This trip gives you a chance to experience a great variation of animal environments. The scattered acacia shrubs and vegetation of the Samburu is a stark contrast from the arid open plains of the Mara. These destinations are also a bird watcher’s dream, with hundreds of species of birds and incredible photo opportunities, including the chance to catch a glimpse of the rare and wonderful Somali ostrich.
Day 1: Nairobi/Samburu
Leave Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Samburu. This journey takes you to the north, passing near Thika and continuing through some breathtaking scenery spotted with tea and coffee plantations and rushing mountain streams. After passing Nanyuki and Isiolo towns, you arrive at Samburu in time for lunch. Then, an afternoon game drive and back to camp/lodge, just as the sun sets.
Day 2: Samburu
A morning game drive, after breakfast. Then, it’s back to accommodation for lunch and some afternoon relaxation and leisure time. This will be followed by another late-afternoon gamedrive. Return as the sunsets for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Samburu/Nakuru
Depart from Samburu very early (6.30am) to begin the journey to Nakuru. This takes you via Mount Kenya and Thomson Falls, two of the most spectacular natural wonders of Kenya. We will stop in Thomson Falls for a chance for you to take photographs, and if there is time, you will have the opportunity to walk to the bottom of the falls. We will arrive in Nakuru for lunch, followed by a full afternoon game drive before sunset. Dinner and overnight.
Early departure via Naivasha, which is known for its beautiful lake and also for numerous flower farm plantations, which supply flowers to countries all over Europe. Arrive in Maasai Mara in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Return to your accommodation as the sun is setting.
Full day game drive in the Masai Mara. Packed lunch will be served by the hippo pool of the famous Mara river.
Pre breakfast game drive and depart to Nairobi. (NB: If you wish to continue to Mombasa for a beach holiday after this point, please enquire with us if you would like help in arranging your transfer).
Disclaimer: Pins in map may not be accurate if Google Maps cannot find the exact address. In this case an approximation is made.
This tour is not suitable for children below the age of 7.
Please pack light for the safari (one day pack and one light backpack is ideal).