5-Day Masai Mara & Amboseli Safari Tour


Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

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

These are Kenya’s two most popular parks… because it’s where all the popular animals go – lion, leopard, cheetah, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. You’ll find them and so many other species across the sun-dappled tracts of these two great parks.

As the lion is considered the king of the wildlife, the Masai Mara National Reserve is considered the king of Kenya’s parks. It’s hard to think of an Africa safari without a stop at the Mara. It’s a land of numerous prides of lions and other big cats, including all the famous “Big Five” wildlife.

Amboseli National Park is a dreamy place of soaring peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro, which frames this vibrant reserve filled with stately parades of big-tusked elephants. Though the reserve doesn’t contain the vast swaths of terrain like the Mara, it is still alive with bountiful displays of big game all set in a picturesque setting.

Join us for five days of Kenya safari fun with your hosts and guides from Africa Kenya Safaris.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

The Masa Mara never fails to impress with its golden rolling hills, iconic acacia trees, and never-ending wildlife.  It’s also home to the Great Migration, an onslaught of wildlife – thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles pouring into the Mara on their search for food and water.

Amboseli may look familiar – that’s because you’ve probably seen its likeness in photos with the immense, snow-capped mass of Mt. Kilimanjaro standing sentinel over the park. This is the home of great-tusked elephants marching along the plains to their favorite watering holes. And the rich birdlife here is surprising as well – look for kingfisher, heron, pelican, eagle, and Egyptian goose.

Giraffes seen on a safari holiday

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 – Masai Mara National Park

5 – 6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

5:00 am.  Get ready to safari! Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pick you up early to get on the road. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep and watch the African sunrise light up the new day.

We’ll stop in the small town of Narok for breakfast and continue on the road to the Masai Mara. We should arrive around mid-morning.

Displayed before you, the park’s rolling hills and iconic acacia trees present an invitation for exploration. This is the richest ecosystem in the region, filled with large and small wildlife.

Your guide knows these lands well and will take you to the best areas to look for lions, leopards, cheetahs, and all the big game.

We’ll break for a picnic lunch and relax amidst the sweeping savannah and bright Mara sky.

Then we’re off for more game drives and discovery. Toward evening, look for a colorful sunset as we head back to our safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and rest.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Time for an early morning game drive to take in the new day – the soft light plays on the fields and trees as the wildlife emerges from the night.

This is a day to explore as much as you wish but you can also take time to relax at your accommodation. Just discuss with your guide – he’ll always have suggestions.

If you’re here from July – October, you’ll get to witness the vast animal movement of the Great Migration, a yearly event when uncountable herds of wildebeests, zebra, and gazelle cross into the Mara from the neighboring Serengeti searching for water and grasses.

We’ll head down to the Mara River, site of the animal crossing to view the hippos and crocodiles who make their home here. Also waiting for the migrating herds are large numbers of predators like lions and cheetahs. Sometimes the drama of nature plays out right before us in all its explosive emotion.

Adding to the drama of your Africa safari, take advantage of an optional hot air balloon safari over the dawning park. Rise with the sun until the splendor of the Mara is in full display below. An unforgettable moment.

Add a cultural dimension to your safari – we offer an optional visit to a local village. Here, you can meet the Maasai people and learn about their indigenous lifestyle and perhaps enjoy their handicrafts and colorful beadwork.

We’ll head back to our accommodation for dinner and perhaps an evening at the boma.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Amboseli

9 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a big journey day so we’ll be up with the sun for an early departure from the Masai Mara. Today, we’re headed for Amboseli Park.

But we’ll break up the trip with stops to admire the fields, the farmland, and Kenya’s arresting natural scenery. We’ll also enjoy a lunch stop to rest, stretch, and relax.

You’ll know we’re nearing Amboseli when you spot the towering spire of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. We should arrive at the park in the afternoon, in time for an exploratory game drive.

You won’t have to look far or long to find the park’s famous free-ranging elephants often marching in stately processions.

Toward evening the characteristic clouds hovering around Kilimanjaro’s summit may part revealing the famous snow-capped peak.

Dinner and rest will be at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Full Day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The day is all ours to do as we wish – go game driving or spend some relaxation time at your accommodation. The choice is yours.

But let’s get our safari on with an early morning drive through the park, tracking for elephants, lions, cheetah, buffalo, and the rest of the big game this park is known for.

We’ll settle in for breakfast as we enjoy the air, the sights, and the sounds of the park all around us.

More explorations follow as we discover new areas of the park such as Observation Hill, a wonderful spot to observe the wildlife and marshes with all their birdlife.

Lunch follows and we’ll plan out our afternoon’s activities – rest or maybe check out the park’s lakes or woodlands.

When evening approaches keep an eye on Kilimanjaro – its snowy peak may just appear through the clouds. Our fourth safari night will be at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 5

Amboseli – Nairobi

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Our last day, so let’s be up and ready to see more wildlife on an easy pre-breakfast drive.

We’ll enjoy breakfast at our accommodation, surrounded by nature’s wonders. And then another final game drive looking for any special last sights and memories.

Soon, we’re off to Nairobi and we’ll stop for lunch to break up the journey.

We should arrive at about 4:30 pm and bring you to your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing.  

Five full days – Kenya’s busiest parks and lots of wildlife. Thanks so much for spending this special time with us. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big Asante!

Tour Highlights

– 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 – $420 per person
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide
– 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


Masai Mara

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

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

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

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Osero Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Losokwan Luxury Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Elangata Olerai 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,Jambo Mara Safari Lodge


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


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.

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