2021 Kenya Safari: The Big 5

Aug. 21 – 31, 2021
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Price: From $5,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 11 days
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It’s likely you’ve come across the iconic image of a lone acacia stoically poised in a distant savannah sunset. Here is your opportunity to visit that breathtaking terrain and admire all East Africa has to offer.  This 11-day journey of a lifetime provides exclusive access to reserves and national parks The Big 5—endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion­—call home.

Accompanied by local guides and a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader, set out on game drives in comfortable 4×4 vehicles to spot for endless wildlife including cheetahs, impalas, zebras, primates, a myriad of bird species, plus The Big 5.  Each evening, relax and rejuvenate amidst luxurious accommodations—each offering exceptional hospitality and superior amenities.

With an optional post-tour to experience Amboseli, see why Amboseli National Park is known as the best place in the world to see free-ranging elephants in ultra-close proximity. The park also offers magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Nairobi
  • Day 3 : Nairobi
  • Day 4 : Nairobi/Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Day 5 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Day 6 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy/Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 7 : Lake Nakuru National Park/Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 8 : Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 9 : Maasai Mara National Reserve/Flight to Nairobi/Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour. 

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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