Matira Safari

Big Five Safari

Big Five Safari

Year-round, 11 days

With this safari, we will first take you southwards to Amboseli National Park, known for its large elephant herds that move each day to the Amboseli swamp. We then continue north to the Solio Reserve, a small private park with gentle hills and wooded swampland. Early morning you can see groups of white rhinos together with buffalo, giraffes, and antelopes.

Only the black rhino is native in Kenya, the white rhinos were moved here from South Africa decades ago and are only seen in a few areas of Kenya.

We then continue to the legendary Maasai Mara. As the most fascinating nature reserve in Africa, the Maasai Mara has an enormous diversity of species that can be admired year-round: impressive large animals such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes, big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards, as well as countless antelopes and gazelles live in this intact ecosystem. A unique opportunity for every nature lover to see a fascinating wildlife.


Day 1

Our Matira driver will pick you up at JKIA International Airport or your hotel in Nairobi. We then head directly to Amboseli, arriving in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy your gamedrive and return to camp in the evening.

Day 2

We will leave early in the morning for a gamedrive. In addition to all the animal sightings, you’ll also have good views of Mount Kilimanjaro, weather permitting.

Day 3

After breakfast, we start our journey north to Solio.
We’ll arrive by early afternoon and hopefully enjoy views of Mount Kenya, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon, we’ll do our first gamedrive.

Day 4

Full day gamedrive in  Solio or Ol Pejeta.
At certain times of the year, we might even see wild dogs running across the park.

Day 5

After four impressive days, we start our long drive to the Maasai Mara, arriving in time for dinner. On the way to the camp, you’ll already get some initial impressions of wildlife in the Maasai Mara. You can enjoy your first night in the African bush at Matira Bush Camp. (A shorter trip could be arranged with a direct flight from Nairobi)

Day 6-10

The next few days are all about nature and animals.
We will leave early each morning for intensive gamedrive. During a bush breakfast in the open savannah, you’ll share your experiences and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Depending on animal activity, lunch will either be in camp or out in the bush.

Day 11

Today we leave the wilderness and take the plane  in the morning back to Nairobi.
Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be picked up and transferred to JKIA International Airport or your hotel. (Alternatively, you can return to Nairobi by road.)

All accommodation incl. full board
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International flights to Nairobi are organized individuallly. We will gladly coordinate your stay  in Nairobi incl. the hotel of your choice and transfers.

You can also opt to travel to Maasai Mara by road. We like to customise the details of your safari, from the length of stay to additional activities.