5 Days Taste of Kenya Safari

5 days Taste of Kenya Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$999 - $1750
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Romantic safaris Romantic Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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One of the best short Kenyan safaris to indulge in,taking in the top Kenya's hotspots for wildlife viewing,from the rain forests of the Aberdares, flamingos and rhinos of Lake Nakuru to the big cats of Masai Mara National Reserve winding up with a game dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi. By the end of this safari you will have experienced the true taste of Kenya.

Day 1- Nairobi to Aberdare National Park

You will be picked by our guide from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast and drive through the spectacular central highlands arriving on time for lunch at the Out Span Hotel which is a base serving for the Treetops Lodge. If time permits you will have a brief stopover at the equator where you will have a chance to stand on the 2 hemispheres at the same time as well as experiencing the "Coriolis effect". Proceed to be welcomed for lunch at the Out span Hotel. Afternoon transfer to the tree lodge where you will spend the rest of your day watching animals coming to drink water and lick salts at the floodlit waterhole. The Treetops lodge is famous for its historical royal connection. One afternoon in February of 1952, a young English girl climbed the fig tree as a Princess. The following morning, she descended as Queen Elizabeth II - her father, King George VI, had died in the night. The park is mostly covered with thicket forest and game viewing drives is minimal and can only be organized by the Lodge at an extra cost. Different Varieties of wildlife come to take water at the flood lit waterhole. Dinner and overnight at the Treetops Lodge
Day 02 Aberdare National Park– Thompson Falls -Lake Nakuru National Park

Have an early breakfast and depart Aberdares National Park for Lake Nakuru National Park driving through the scenic Great Rift Valley. Have a stop-over at Nyahururu and head to Thomson Falls one of the stunning waterfalls in Kenya and proceed to Rift Valley view point at Subukia where you get incredible views of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive on time for lunch at a lodge in the park and later proceed for a late afternoon game drive. Here you will have a chance to see thousands of pink flamingos that color the lake pink, buffalos, pelicans, water bucks and endangered white and black rhino. Return to your lodge after the game drive for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 Lake Nakuru National Park- Maasai Mara National Reserve

Depart from your lodge after an early breakfast and drive through the scenic Rift Valley to Masai Mara. You will have breathtaking views of hills, grasslands, extinct volcanoes and wheat plantations. Arrive on world’s famous game reserve on time for lunch in a lodge or tented camp and relax getting ready for a late afternoon game drive. Your game drive will definitely make you understand why Masai Mara is the most famous national reserve in the world. You will be surprised by the concentration of wildlife in this reserve. Return to your lodge or tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 Maasai Mara National Reserve

Spend the entire day exploring this world famous game reserve. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1510 sq km of open grassland waters by the Mara River and Talek which is a tributary of the former. Here it is very common to see the big cats hunting; they are also in their numbers. The leopard is the hardest to spot of the famous Big Five, but in Mara it not as hard to see it relaxing on a tree. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes also exist in large numbers. Return to the camp for overnight (NB: You may opt to forego one of your game drive for a visit to a Masai village for an amazing cultural experience. Balloon Safaris over the reserve are also available at an extra cost) 

Day 05 Masai Mara Game Reserve- Nairobi

Rise up early for your last morning game drive before returning to your camp for breakfast. Later leave this great game reserve and drive back to Nairobi with picnic lunch en-route. Arrive in Nairobi at around 1600hrs. Should there be time before your home flight you might be interested in city tour.  If not you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight bringing to an end what we hope is a safari of your lifetime.

Included in the price of the Safari

Airport transfers in Nairobi

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Days 02-04.

Breakfast and lunch on Day 05

Transport in our 4*4 safari vehicles

Seasoned English speaking driver/guide

Unlimited game drives in the above mentioned parks and reserves (No night game drives)

Park entry fees to the above mentioned national parks and game reserves

Mineral water while on game drive

Not included in the price of the safari

International flights and visa fees or any domestic flight

Laundry, souvenirs and telephone calls


Change in itinerary

 Additional food / beverage such as liquor whiskey or gin

Medical, travel or cancellation insurance

Maasai Village Visit,

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Maasai Mara

Important Note

Your home flight from Nairobi should be booked so that it doesn’t depart earlier than 6pm 18hrs on your last day. Don’t forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellant, sun glasses, enough clothes and other personal belonging. You may carry up to 25 kilos of luggage per person

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • The Ark Lodge
  • Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
  • Lion Hill Lodge
  • Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Keekorok Lodge

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African buffalo
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