The five days are fairly enough to take you to some of Kenya’s most unique and beautiful gems. On this safari you will visit the famous Maasai Mara national reserve, popularly known for its wildebeest migration and Africa’s big five. The trip also takes you to Lake Nakuru national park for the pink lake and thousands of flamingos. Finally visit lake Naivasha and travel back to Nairobi, and that will be the end of the five days awesome Kenya wildlife safari.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Maasai Mara national reserve

Day 2: Full day game drive

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Nakuru national park

Day 4: Drive to Lake Naivasha

Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi

TRIP DETAILS

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Maasai Mara national reserve

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi, be received by the company staff and the driver guide. They will brief you about the whole trip and immediately start the journey to Maasai Mara national reserve. The journey roughly takes about five hours, taking you through the rift valley escarpments and having stunning views of the green lush that lies alongside the highway. Arrival will be in the evening just for checking in, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Budget: Jambo Mara camp

Standard: Mara sopa lodge

Luxury: Mara Serena safari lodge

Day 2: Full day game drive

In the morning, wake up to a delicious breakfast and embark on a full day game drive in Maasai Mara national park. Game drives here immediately expose you to various wildlife species, spotting the big five is a guarantee. You will not only spot, but also have close encounters with the lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, warthogs and many other amazing wildlife species. Lunch will be in the wild for more authentic experiences. Returning at the lodge will be in the evening for just relaxation and dinner.

Accommodation:

Budget: Jambo Mara camp

Standard: Mara sopa lodge

Luxury: Mara Serena safari lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Nakuru national park

On this day, the safari takes you to Lake Nakuru national park. The park has probably the world’s largest concentration of flamingos. They even usually turn the lake pink. Enjoy an amazing journey with beautiful sceneries and people along the way. A lunch stop over will be at Narok and then proceed with the journey to the park. You will reach in the evening to check in at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Budget: Chester hotel

Standard: Lake Nakuru lodge

Luxury option: Sarova Lion Hill

Day 4: Drive to Lake Naivasha

In the morning after breakfast, have a morning game drive through Lake Nakuru national park to visit the unique sanctuary that is taking care of several rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffes. The game drive also exposes you to waterbucks, lions, leopards as well as a variety of bird species with flamingos the most popular that fly in hundreds. In the afternoon after lunch, drive to Lake Naivasha reaching in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: 

Budget: Camp Carnalleys

Standard: Lake Naivasha sopa resort

Luxury: Enashipai resort and spa

Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi

Early morning have breakfast and head to the park headquarters. Here you can drive, cycle, walk or even rock climb in the wild. It’s one of the safest national parks with no or just a few wild predators.  With just a variety, you will choose what to do, have lunch and then drive to Nairobi for your onward flight.