5-Day Mountains & Lakes Kenya Safari

5 Day Kenya Safaris From Your Nairobi Pickup Point

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Map of route for a 5 day Kenya safari tour

This safari is a discovery of Kenya’s colorful ecosystems – sprawling savannahs, world-class mountains, high-altitude lakes, and deep canyons. Awaiting in each zone are the wildlife and birdlife that inhabit these distinct regions – lion, leopard, elephant, hippos, ostrich, cormorant, and eagle to name a few.

Your first stop, Amboseli National Park is like a page from a colorful calendar with the massive form of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro towering above. Filling out the scene, great numbers of free-ranging elephants stride about, creating photos and memories for your Africa Safari.

Then, Lake Naivasha beckons with an easy sailing safari past hippos and wildlife like antelope and giraffe grazing nearby on the shore. We’ll take a quick trip to nearby Crescent Island Sanctuary for more close-up game viewing on a guided walking tour.

Our final park is the big one and we’ll spend most of our safari here, exploring its hills, plains, and rivers, a focal point for wildlife. The Masai Mara National Reserve is an unforgettable mix of big cats, buffalo, elephants, and the hordes of wildebeests and zebras comprising the Great Migration of streaming animals into the park on their yearly trek.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

The snow-capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s scenic wonders and possibly a highlight of your safari in Kenya. Nestled not far from the base of Africa’s tallest mountain, Amboseli Park gives visitors the joy of connecting with lots of big-tusked elephants marching about the plains.

Lake Naivasha and its surrounding parks are an easy safari of gently grazing animals. You may be interested in an optional visit to nearby Hell’s Gate National Park offering walking and bicycling safaris past grazing buffalo, antelope, and giraffe.

If you’re at the Masai Mara during the Great Migration season (July – October), you’ll find yourself, witness, to tens of thousands of herding wildlife crossing the Mara River, evading hungry crocodiles and equally hungry lions. This spectacle is an explosion of nature’s power.

Elephants seen on an East African safari with Africa Kenya Safaris

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

Mara Sopa Swimming Pool

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Front of a safari jeep

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Nairobi – Amboseli

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am – Look for your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide to swing by your hotel, residence, or Nairobi airport in your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Jump aboard and we’ll begin our safari down the Nairobi/Mombasa Highway.

We’re heading through Masai country and in the distance, you’ll see the rising tower of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a sign we’re approaching Amboseli Park.

We’ll arrive at the park late morning and freshen up at our accommodation – your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.

Then it’s safari time – we’ll take the 4 x 4 through the park looking for elephants and other big game like lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and the birdlife that fill the park.

Toward evening we’ll head back to our accommodation for dinner and to rest up from our busy first day on our African safari.

Day 2

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

5 – 6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Safari means “journey” but it can also mean an early rise with the sun to see the animals in the morning light. We’ll explore the park tracking for elephants, big cats, and more.

Amidst this natural splendor, we’ll enjoy breakfast and then a final game drive through the park as we look upon Kilimanjaro in the morning light.

We’re now headed for Lake Naivasha journeying through the scenic vistas of the Great Rift Valley. We’ll pass through Nairobi and stop there for a memorable lunch at an iconic restaurant.

Late afternoon we’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha and perhaps take a relaxing sailing safari across the lake, floating past bathing hippos as we dwell on the amazing natural world in which we find ourselves. Look for cormorant, pelican, and grazing antelope nearby on the shore.

We’ll settle in for dinner at our Naivasha accommodation.

Day 3

Naivasha – Masai Mara

4 – 5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll rise with the sounds of the birds and go for a game drive through the park.

A big feature of this area is the number of nearby parks that nature has evolved for your enjoyment. We’ll head to nearby Crescent Island Sanctuary, a private reserve teeming with grazing wildlife and shorebirds.

Neighboring Hell’s Gate National Park offers a different perspective with its towering cliffs and active steam vents. The optional visit here will have you on a walking or biking safari past antelope, giraffe, zebra, and buffalo.

But soon we’re on the road toward the big park, the Masai Mara.

We’ll be at the park in time for an afternoon game drive and take in the grandeur of this world-famous reserve, home to prides of lions and all the big cats.

Dinner awaits at our Mara accommodation, where we’ll relax and get ready for a full day of safari at the park.

Day 4

Full Day Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Here’s an idea: Let’s get up early for a morning game drive over the Mara’s golden hills and savannahs. The reserve is a wonderland of wildlife, the most in the region. With your expert guide, you won’t have to travel long before spotting the park’s big game.

Come lunchtime, we’ll head down to the Mara River for a picnic, looking for the hippos and crocodiles who make the river their home.

This is also the crossing site for the Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle – a spectacle of wildlife you won’t find anywhere else. 

You can also view this immense movement of animals from high above. Take an optional early morning hot air balloon safari over the park. You’ll rise at dawn as the park comes alive with light and the streaming wildlife, sometimes stretching out to the horizon. It’s an unforgettable vision.

We also offer another optional experience, closer to the ground. Visit the Maasai people in one of their local villages. You’ll learn about their culture and lifestyle close up and get a new perspective on these indigenous people. Just ask your guide to make the arrangements.

As evening falls, we’ll head back to our Mara accommodation for dinner and conversation about this busy day.

Day 5

Masai Mara – Nairobi

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Our last safari morning on this five-day trek so let’s explore for more big game over the ever brightening hills and plains.

We’ll dig into a final breakfast and enjoy the park one last time as we exit, headed back to Nairobi.

We should arrive at the capital city at about 4:30 pm and bring you back to your hotel, residence, or airport.

We promised you lakes, mountains, forests, savannahs, and all the wildlife they hold. We hope you took it all in and saved it as photos and precious memories. From everyone at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big thanks for your interest and your adventurous spirit.

Tour Highlights

– Amboseli National Park
  • Large Elephant herds – guaranteed sighting
  • Snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant
  • Marshlands host many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowl like –pelican and Egyptian goose
  • Observation Hill – view the entire park, especially the marshlands with the elephants
– Lake Naivasha
  • Boat safariguaranteed sighting
  • Visit to the grazers and birdlife at Crescent Island Sanctuary
  • Optional visit to Hell’s Gate National Park – $35 per person.

– Masai Mara National Reserve

  • Unlimited game drives in your own comfortable Safari pop-up top vehicle
  • The Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo & leopard… plus zebra, cheetah and much more
  • Experience the Masai Mara, home to an ancient culture
  • Your choice of accommodations – from budget to luxury – stay in lodges or tented camps
  • Optional Masai village – Please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask us about this unique opportunity – $460 per person
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide



Elerai Camp Amboseli - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented Camp options

Oltukai lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli Serena lodge, Kilima Safari Camp – Milima Tents, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp, Elerai Camp*, Tawi lodge*, Tortilis Camp*, Porini Amboseli camp*

Amboseli Sopa Lodge - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Amboseli Lodge

AA Lodge Amboseli - Amboseli National park, Kenya
Lodge/tented camp options

Amboseli Sopa

Lake Naivasha

Luxury safari accommodation with outdoor swimming pool in Lake Naivasha in Kenya
Lodge/tented Camp options

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Mid-range safari accommodation in Kenya's Lake Naivasha

Lodge/tented camp

Elsamere Lodge

Crescent camp

Aeriel view of Lake Naivasha budget safari accommodation
Lodge/tented camp options

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Masai Mara

Room with double bed in a Masai Mara safari lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Engai Lodge
Tipilikwani Mara Camp
Matira Camp
Wilderness Camp
Keekorok Lodge
Ashnil Mara Camp**
Mara Eden Safari Camp**
Sarova Mara Game Camp**
Ilkeliani Camp**
Mara River Camp**

Bedroom in Masai Mara safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara
Osero Camp
Enkorok Mara Camp
Mara Sopa Lodge
Emayian Luxury Camp **
Olengoti Eco Safari Camp **
Basecamp Masai Mara**
Losokwan Luxury Camp**

View into national park from a Kenya safari tented camp
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara Chui Camp,
Orng’atuny Mara King Camp,
Elangata Olerai Camp
Jambo Mara Safari Lodge*

Accommodations with a * attract a supplement. Your tour consultant shall advice on the supplement value.


Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

High Season (3rd Jan-31st Mar) & (16th Oct-22nd Dec).

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

Peak Season (1st Jul-15th Oct.) & (23rd Dec-2nd Jan)
Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

Low Season (1st Apr – 30th June Excluding Easter Weekend)

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury

*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

NOTE: Masai Mara Reserve & Conservancies

  • Visitors staying in safari lodges and tented camps within the Mara Triangle, Mara Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve shall pay an extra USD 100 per person per day From 1st July – 31st December.

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Nairobi airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

Book This Tour

Personal Information

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required

Tour Information

Help us create your perfect Safari! Tell us about your travel choices, any unique experiences you desire, and upcoming special occasions.

Book This Tour

Personal Information

All fields with an asterisk (*) are required

Tour Information

Help us create your perfect Safari! Tell us about your travel choices, any unique experiences you desire, and upcoming special occasions.