The Summarized, 5-Day Kenya Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
Day 2: Aberdare -Lake Nakuru
Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Day 4: Full day Masai Mara
Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi- Aberdare National Park: (Approx. 3hours)
You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel or Airport by our representative and drive north to Aberdare National Park. The drive is scenic via the central Kenya highlands with stops to view tea and coffee plantations.
There shall be a further stop to see and experience the largest open air market in East Africa at Karatina
You will arrive at the Aberdare National Park in time for check-in for lunch at the Lodge. The accommodations inside aberdare offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo, golden cat, serval cat and blue duiker.
Afternoon and evening will be spent game viewing from the balconies of your Tree lodge
Wildlife can be observed from the balcony or inside your rooms where you can see, hear and smell the nature at its best. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or Lion might put in an appearance. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge
Overnight at a Tree hotel-note only overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotel
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Aberdares- Lake Nakuru National Park: (Approx. 4 Hrs.)
After early morning game drive, we leave the lodge soon after breakfast and Proceed to the lake Nakuru national park.
There shall be a stop to view the majestic scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu.
The drive via farming country and local homesteads via the Great Rift Valley escarpment floor is scenic.
Lake Nakuru Park will bring us up close to a bright assortment of birdlife, including flamingoes, cormorants, pelicans, and kingfishers.
But this park offers so much more – a large population of black rhino, endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, plus zebra, hippo, baboon, waterbuck, hyena, and sometimes lion and cheetah.
You will enjoy the diverse ecology and varied habitats that range from the Lake itself to the surrounding areas.
Overnight at your lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara: (Appx 5.5 Hrs.)
Depart Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving at the lodge/camp in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve. While at the Mara, you will have plenty of time to track its seemingly endless array of wildlife – keep an eye out for lion as sightings are not uncommon.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Full Day – Maasai Mara
Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!
Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.
The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.
We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.
Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October) or under the tree.
Overnight and dinner at the Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Maasai Mara – Nairobi (Appr 5 hrs.)
A morning game viewing drive at the Masai Mara after breakfast as you depart the reserve and proceed to Nairobi
Arrive Nairobi in the late afternoon.
Drop off at your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.
- Government imposed park fees and/or taxes
- Entry Park fees (for non-residents)
- All Meals (as specified in the full itinerary section)
- 4 Nights’ accommodation
- Roundtrip airport transfers
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation in open roof tour van
- Bottled water on Safari
- Accommodation on the day before the tour Start
- Accommodation on the last day of tour
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Additional Drinks and beverages
- Anything else not mentioned above