Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari

Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari

Short Overview

The perfect safari itinerary with those wanting to see the highlights of Kenya in less than a week, our Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari combines Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, and the Maasai Mara into one remarkable five day package.

You'll track the Big Five and the Wildebeest Migration on the Maasai Mara, take a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, walk with giraffes and zebra on Crescent Island, and take in the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip


Details of Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari


You'll depart from Nairobi after breakfast and begin the long drive south to the Maasai Mara.

Stopping along the way to take in the stunning view of the Great Rift Valley, you'll arrive at the park in time for lunch at your lodge before enjoying an afternoon game drive through the iconic park. Home to the entirety of the Big Five, the Maasai Mara also plays host to the Wildebeest Migration each year and makes for a stunning backdrop for your first day of safari.


Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you'll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.

Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.

You'll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.


You'll start your day with an early breakfast ahead of the long drive across to Lake Naivasha.

You'll arrive on the shores of this picturesque lake in time for lunch at your lodge, and will then have the opportunity to take a guided boat tour out onto the lake to see the abundance of wildlife that calls it shores home.

A visit to Crescent Island to walk among the herbivores who call it home will round out your day, giving you the chance to see giraffes, zebras, and other animals up close without fear of predators.


You will depart Lake Naivasha after breakfast and drive to Amboseli National Park.

Sometimes called the Royal Court of Kilimanjaro, this stunning park lies at the foot of Africa's highest mountain and affords visitors the best views of the mountain to be found anywhere in Kenya or Tanzania.

Photographers will revel at the chance to photograph the park's vast herds of elephants against the backdrop of the towering mountain, and the park is also home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and much more.


Depending on your travel plans, you'll depart after breakfast for either Nairobi or for the Namanga border crossing with Tanzania.

For those driving on to Tanzania, you can enjoy a game drive en route to the border crossing.


Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA Game drive. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. Optional balloon safari. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - MAASAI MARA - LAKE NAIVASHA Boat safari. Crescent Island walking tour. (B,L,D)



B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • See the Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five on the Maasai Mara.

  • Witness Kilimanjaro at dawn from Amboseli National Park.

  • Huge elephant herds in Amboseli.

  • Boat safari on Lake Naivasha to see hippos and water birds.

  • Walk with giraffes, zebras, and antelope on Crescent Island.

  • Can be combined with a Tanzanian itinerary.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.