The Summarized, 5-Day Kenya Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Olpejeta sweet waters
Day 2: Olpejeta -Lake Naivasha
Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara
Day 4: Full day Masai Mara
Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Ol Pejeta – Sweetwater’s 🙁 Approx. 4 hours)
Our driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi area hotel, Nairobi airport or Nairobi area residence and we’ll head out for Ol Pejeta Sanctuary. The drive is via scenic agricultural zones of central Kenya. There shall be stop over to visit the largest open air market in East Africa at Karatina.
Arrive in for Lunch
Later Afternoon game viewing drives at the Olpejeta / Sweetwater’s conservancy
Overnight at your lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Ol Pejeta – Lake Naivasha & Great Rift valley (Approx. 4 hrs.)
There’s so much wildlife in Ol Pejeta – we’ll take an early morning game drive to see who we can spot before departing this lovely preserve.
We’re now headed through the Rift Valley on a scenic drive to Lake Naivasha. Along the way, we’ll stop Thompson’s fall to admire its dramatic cascades.
Continuing, we’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha in time for an afternoon boat safari across the lake. This is an easy, relaxing ride, sailing past hippos and exotic birdlife dotting the lake and its shores.
Nearby, we may spot antelope, zebra, buffalo, eland, and impala perhaps grazing on the shore.
We should also have time for a guided walking safari to nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. It’s a quick walk to this small park where we’ll spot impala, gazelle and other grazers at a close range..
Let’s rise with the sun for one more game drive before departing for world-famous Masai Mara Reserve.
Our drive will take us past the dramatic rises and gorges of the Great Rift Valley, passing through Masai country.
The Masai Mara impresses visitors with its vast spaces but also with its amazing displays of wildlife, said to contain the greatest density of lions in the world.
We’ll arrive at the great park with plenty of time for an afternoon game drive. Over its rolling green hills and golden savannahs, we’ll be looking for the big cats, elephant, giraffe, ostrich, warthog, plus buffalo and more.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Masai Mara – full day
We’re at the greatest wildlife park in the world so let’s get up early to enjoy it! We’ll see the light breaking over the reserve, with fresh tracks of wildlife impressed on the morning dew.
The sun’s rays breaking through the park’s many iconic acacia trees signal new beginnings and great possibilities.
This is a day of unlimited game drives and fulfilling exploration. Sightings of lion are common on these plains and we will track the mighty creatures.
The park is also known as the place where the greatest movement of animals on the planet occurs – the Great Migration. If you are here during the migrating season (July – October) you’ll be witness to thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra pouring into the park over the Mara River.
We’ll enjoy lunch by the river and if in season, watch the torrent of wildlife flood into the park. Also, nearby, we’ll look for hippos and crocodiles in their river habitat.
Rounding out your first-hand experience here, we offer several optional activities: Visit the local Maasai tribe at their village. See their lifestyle and culture up close and take in their colorful ceremonies.
For the ultimate safari, hop aboard a hot air balloon for a pre-dawn ride over the park. You’ll see the sun light up the savannah while the park comes alive below. This is an inspiring and unforgettable moment you’ll be talking about for years. It’s optional and chargeable at an extra fee.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Maasai Mara – Nairobi (Approx. 6 hrs.)
Let’s make your final safari morning special with an early game drive to see who we can add to our list.
Have breakfast as we depart for Nairobi.
Arrive late evening and drop off at hotel or airport
Choose your safari accommodation category depending on your safari budget or style
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