9 Days / 8 Nights Kenya Big Five  Safari

Arrive/Aberdare National Park – Lake Bogoria National Park – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Nairobi/Depart


Accommodation preview Destination Start End Basis  Duration
The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park Day 1 Day 2 FB    1 Night
Lake Bogoria Spa Resort Lake Bogoria National Park Day 2 Day 3 FB 1 Night
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lake Naivasha Day 3 Day 4 FB    1 Night
Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 6 FB  2 Nights
Mara Serena Safari Lodge Masai Mara, Mara Triangle Day 6 Day 9 FB  3 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 9 Day 9 Bfast Not Incl

B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bed.


Aberdare National Park

Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930metres. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day Itinerary

Morning flight into Nairobi and on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport clear with customs and immigration, thereafter you will be greeted by your friendly tour manager / local representative outside the baggage hall and depart for Aberdare National park arriving for late lunch at Aberdare country lodge. Afternoon transfer to The Ark Hotel set in the heart of the Aberdares National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The late afternoon and rest of the evening at leisure with optional activities at extra cost. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah’s Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you! Meals and Overnight at the lodge.


Overnight: The Ark Lodge  

The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity at the waterhole and saltlick. There is also a ground level hide – the perfect spot for the discerning photographer. From this vantage point, photos of animals can be taken at eye-level.

As described in the book, Haven Under the Hill, Monty Brown says, In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all.” So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole!

The sister property to The Ark the Aberdare Country Club, is a short distance away and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Activities include a game walk on our 1300 acres, golf, tennis, horseback riding, relaxing at our health club or swimming pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous gardens.


Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Lake Bogoria National Park

Situated in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Lake Bogoria National Park is made up of the magnificent Lake Bogoria and its beautiful surrounds. The landscape features vast grasslands, acacia-ficus woodlands and papyrus swamps. The rich blue-green algae which grow in the saline waters of Lake Bogoria attract the thousands of Lesser Flamingos. While the small national park has numerous hot springs along its western shore and is host to a variety of other creatures, visitors flock here to view the thousands of pink flamingoes fringing the blue water’s edge. This spectacle is a wildlife photographer’s dream.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out. 0900hrs: Depart for Lake Bogoria arriving in time for Lunch, followed with a visit to the hot springs or game drives at Lake Bogoria National reserve or just relax in the heated swimming pool

Dinner and Overnight: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

Located 266 kilometres from Nairobi, Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is one of the only resorts in Kenya with a naturally heated pool. The resort’s accommodation consists of 6 executive rooms, 30 junior suites, 38 cottage rooms, 21 standard rooms, and 20 camping tents with beds and extensive spaces for personal camping. Each room is equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, a telephone, a minibar, a TV with satellite channels and an en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a variety of tasty local and international cuisines at the on-site restaurant. Other amenities offered are bars, a massage parlour, a pool table, table tennis, a spa pool, a children playground and an outdoor swimming pool.


Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet; it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, boat excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha via Nakuru, this is a freshwater Lake. Lake Naivasha is on the floor of the East African Great Rift Valley. Birdlife is particularly abundant (over 460 species). It is a breeding ground for cormorants all year round. You might see pelicans and spoonbills perched on the dead trees and almost certainly the fish eagle. There are two species of fish breeding in this fresh water lake, black bass and tilapia. The tilapias are ‘mouth breeders’, the various species of fresh water mouth breeders are known as “tilapia”. Large and small frogs are abundant, from the bull frog to the tiny tree toad. Lunch is at the resort. Afternoon you will have a will have a boat ride along the lake. Later return to the lodge for your overnight.


Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort     

Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake. 21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totaling 80 standard rooms and two suites.  Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged.  Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor.

Rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, which give a beautiful contrast to the greenery of the well-manicured lawns.  Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees.  Pathways wind between the open lawns and frangipanis, with aloes and proteas growing in abundance.  The acacia trees are plentiful in this area and provide welcome shade.  The stone exterior walls of the cottages are carried into the rooms.  Ground-floor rooms have two queen-size beds and a sunken living room at the front, which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.



Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara Game Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge. 0730hrs – Drive to the Masai Mara Game 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 at your hotel for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Meals at the lodge and Overnight: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara.


Keekorok is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland. Keekorok means abundance in the local Maasai language, and the area is often teeming with wildlife. Accommodation comprises stone built, en-suite bungalows with private balconies. Most rooms overlook the Reserve and others look into the large garden. With spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and a rich history as the oldest game lodge in the Maasai Mara, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Maasai Mara.


Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Day Itinerary

(0500hrs. Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast at an extra cost.)

Full day spent in Masai Mara National Reserve with scheduled morning and afternoon game drives.


Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Masai Mara

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Morning game drives enroute to Mara Serena arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives. Meals and

Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge       

Secreted deep within the Masai Mara, Mara Triangle, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on Earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest. Drawing its inspiration from the traditional Maasai cultural motif of a cluster of domed, mud-colored huts encircled by a “Boma” of brushwood, the Mara Serena offers a rare blend of raw African splendour and sumptuous sophistication. The essentially ethnic décor also draws on a vibrant colour-palette of sun-burst colours, embellished by a unique selection of Maasai art to create the look and feel of a traditional bush encampment. The lodge features individual rooms, each with their own balcony and view of eternity, a sky-blue swimming pool and a spectacular restaurant, overlooking a water hole where a fantasia of creatures collect to drink.


Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Day Itinerary

Spend a full days in Mara Triangle with morning & afternoon game drives or a full days game drives with picnic lunch. All meals and overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp, LDBB


We awaken to the sounds of Africa and begin our day with a morning game drive, affording an intimate and profoundly personal bond to the world of the wild. Our expert driver guide is hard at work, pointing our each individual miracle of the land that we are now part of.

An extensive afternoon game drives run explores the depths of the deep Masai mara. Everywhere there are animals, including monkeys and yes birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the huge jungles cats- Lions, Leopards and cheetahs just watching the earth go by. And go by it does: rhino, gazelles, antelopes and massive elephants by the herds. There are animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and streams.



Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Day Itinerary

This morning, we leave behind the legendary African savannah, seen so many times in films and documentaries; the endless extensions of grassland gives way to bush land, and slowly, to the rich green vegetation around Nairobi, Kenya’s colourful capital city. Rest of day free. Lunch on own arrangement.

Transfer Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your arrangements. ***End of Services***






All quotes featured in the tour program are expressed in US Dollars.  US Dollars are freely accepted in most EAST AFRICAN places and are also freely exchangeable (legally) at foreign exchange bureau.  Most hotels and lodges also have facilities for foreign currency exchange.

Number of PAX 03 Jan – 31 March, June & Nov – 15 Dec  2021 01 July  – 31 Oct  &         16 Dec  – 02 Jan 2022 01 April – 31 May 2021
1 person  Per Person US$3,923.00 US$4,545.00 US$3,582.00
2 persons Per Person US$2,993.00 US$3,614.00 US$2,654.00
3 persons Per Person US$2,682.00 US$3,303.00 US$2,342.00
4 persons Per Person US$2.526.00 US$3,148.00 US$2.184.00
5 persons Per Person US$2,434.00 US$3,055.00 US$2,093.00
6 persons Per Person US$2.372.00 US$2.993.00 US$2,032.00

These rates are NET

Optional Services while on Safari

  • Visit to a Maasai village at: US$35.00 Per Person in Masai Mara
  • Lake Naivasha Boat Ride + Visit to the Crescent Island subject to weather conditions at US$ 60.00 Per Person.
  • Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast at US$450.00 per person in Masai Mara, with price subject to change.
  • Carnivore restaurant Dinner on First /Last Day if required;   US$55.00 per person including return transfers.

Above safari tour costs INCLUDE;

  • Per person rate (P/Pax): This is the cost of one client sharing in a twin or double room with another
  • Pick up and drop off at JKIA– Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Full board on safari
  • All transport in designed Safari JEEP 4X4 LANDROVER or JEEP 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER (Non A/C – private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Meet & greet services by our staff at JKI Airport.

Complimentary from SIENTE AFRICA:

  • Mineral Water in the safari vehicles during the safari, (2 bottles per person per day during the safari)
  • AMREF Emergency evacuation service only – no medical bills – full passport details required.

Our price does Not INCLUDE; 

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for US$50 – no photos required
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Any internal flights and departure taxes (within East African Countries)
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges – please consult us for the details.
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in ‘our price includes’.

Please note; 

  • Non A/C Vehicles are used for transfers in cities and on Safari in Kenya
  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Kenya. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles.
  • Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and aircrafts used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).
  • The rate includes accommodation based on the hotels and lodges mentioned in the program using standard rooms. Please be advised that the maximum singles the lodges can give is 4. The rest are charged as doubles.
  • ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION: In the case of a confirmed booking being re-routed for whatever reason we will endeavour to move guests to an equivalent level property subject to availability and with prior agreement with the operator/agent and we reserve the right to do so in the best interests of all concerned


Contract variations

The contractual costs mentioned above in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, SIENTE AFRICA has the right to pass on any increases to our Partners or Clients.

Payment Policy

A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking.  The balance of 65% is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program.  If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Children Policy:

Children between the age of 3 and 12 years

  • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
  • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another children
  • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
  • No discount on Holiday and other supplements

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges:

  • 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35days prior to arrival
  • 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24hours prior to arrival

Itinerary Changes:

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in East Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions.

Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. SIENTE AFRICA will communicate with you for such tour itinerary/tour program or accommodation changes

NOTE: – Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons. Making the below seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

We thank you for the opportunity to present this program and trust that you will find it creative and exciting!!
Looking forward to organizing a memorable incentive for you!

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