Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari
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.
Details of Five Day Amazing Kenya Safari
DAY 1 – NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA
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.
DAY 2 – MAASAI MARA
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.
DAY 3 - MAASAI MARA - LAKE NAIVASHA
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.
DAY 4 – LAKE NAIVASHA - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
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.
DAY 5 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI/ARUSHA
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.