8 Day Discovery Safari Tour of 6 Stunning National Parks

8 Day Kenya Safari Tours From Your Chosen Nairobi Pickup Point

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

Route for an 8 day safari tour around Kenya's national parks

Discover six incredible parks in 8 full days on this complete Africa safari – plenty of time to soak up the variety of landforms and wildlife… and we can’t wait to show you it all. 

Great mountains, lakes, acacia woods, and savannahs are home to the best of Africa’s big game – where should we begin? How about Amboseli National Park a compact but picturesque spot offering great views of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro and families of tall, majestic elephants.

Then we move on to lake country – the Great Rift Valley’s Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park – hippos, rhinos, monkeys, baboons, giraffes, and great swaths of birdlife. You’ll walk, ride and sail by ostrich, cormorant, pelican, and even pink flamingoes. We can even go on a bike safari past peacefully grazing buffalo and zebra at Hell’s Gate National Park.

Then, over the final four days of our grand tour, we’ll immerse ourselves in Kenya’s most popular park, the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, home to all of Africa’s “Big Five” – rhino, elephant, buffalo, and the big cats – lion and leopard. Eight days of grand parks and magnificent wildlife – plenty of time to become seasoned safari-goers.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Not too many parks can make an absolute game-sighting guarantee but Amboseli comes with a promise to see lots of great free-ranging big-tusked elephants. This may be the best spot in Africa to view these wonderful creatures.

Rhino spotting is always a special moment on safari as these curious creatures are a bit shy. But at Lake Nakuru, you may see both white and black rhinos, especially at the unique sanctuary offering safe harbor to over 80 of these endangered species.

Nothing prepares first-time viewers for the drama of the Great Migration at the Masai Mara. Get ready to witness uncountable wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and more pouring into the Mara from the neighboring Serengeti on their yearly trek in search of water and sustenance. The drama in their numbers and the predators awaiting their arrival is an unforgettable display of nature’s raw power.

Elephants kneeling in grass at Amboseli National Park

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

7:30 am  This is how our grand tour begins – your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will come by your hotel, residence, or other place of your choosing in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Hop aboard and we’ll proceed down the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway past open fields of small farms and perhaps Masai tribespeople herding their cattle.

We should be at Amboseli in time for lunch at your accommodation. Take in the wonder of this park, framed by the majesty of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa.

We’re certain to spot herds of great elephants but also keep an eye out for lots of other game in this busy park.

Toward evening, if the clouds hovering around Kilimanjaro’s summit disperse, we may get a view of its snow-capped peak, an unforgettable sight.

We’ll head back to our safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 2

Full Day at Amboseli Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is our first full day of game drives – enjoy as many as you please. But you can also reserve time for relaxation at your accommodation. Just tell your driver/guide how you’d like to plan your day.

We’ll start with a pre-breakfast game drive – then after watching the wildlife get their breakfast, we’ll head back for ours.

A mid-morning safari drive will follow and then lunch.

Besides being known for its generous population of elephants, Amboseli features a great variety of wildlife and birdlife along its marshes.

The park’s Observation Hill lives up to its name and we’ll drive up here to view the variety of wildlife and enjoy more vistas of the environs.

Come late afternoon, we’ll head back to our safari lodge or tented camp for a relaxing evening.

Day 3

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Let’s go for one more early game drive and take in Kilimanjaro as we exit Amboseli, headed for Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley.

The park is a treat of small game and varied birdlife, like ostrich, pelican, heron, eagle, and more.

Ever go on a sailing safari? We will – a peaceful sail across the lake, gliding by hippos in their natural habitat, while nearby on the shore antelope, zebra, giraffe and others watch us, watching them.

Another little jewel is the private sanctuary of nearby Crescent Island. We’ll take a guided walking safari past buffalo, antelope, and lots of shorebirds on this pastoral and peaceful little haven.

We’ll spend the night at our Lake Naivasha accommodation.

Day 4

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

1 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This Rift Valley region is filled with nearby parks featuring all sorts of safari opportunities. This morning, we can take a walking or bicycle safari in neighboring Hell’s Gate Park, exploring the canyons and meadows, as we pedal by grazing antelope, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, and more.

Now we’ll pile back into the 4 x 4 Jeep for the quick trip to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to rhinos, leopards, and even pink flamingos. The park is a pretty respite, blessed with waterfalls, acacia forests, and towering cliffs.

Besides the flamingos, expect to see pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, and ostriches along the lake’s shoreline. Delightful in its color and variety, the park also offers surprises like rare Rothschild’s giraffes ambling through its acacia woods and black and white rhinos.

We’ll wind up this colorful day at our Lake Nakuru safari lodge or tented camp with dinner and plans for tomorrow’s journey to the great Masai Mara.

Day 5

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The early morning is a perfect time to see the day’s early light play upon the lake and the acacia woods – a time to enjoy the exotic birdlife gathered about the still waters.

But now it’s time to push ahead on our Africa safari to the great Masai Mara Reserve.

We should arrive in the mid-afternoon, with plenty of time for our first game drive in the park. For the next four days, we’ll explore the park, its rolling hills, golden savannahs, and signature acacia trees.

The great park is a refuge for wildlife large and small – over 95 mammals inhabit its famous expanse.

Be prepared for some impressive sunsets. Come this time of day, we’ll head to our Mara accommodation, our home for the next three nights.

Day 6

Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Let’s rise early to see the park in its full early morning splendor. You’ll soon realize you’re in a special place – the Masai Mara is easily the richest ecosystem in the region, alive with an overflowing abundance of wildlife.

Be on the lookout for the many prides of lions inhabiting the reserve as well as leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas.

We’ll enjoy our lunch down at the Mara River – here you’ll see crocodiles and hippos in their natural habitat. Here too, you’ll witness the wonder of the Great Migration, (July – October) an unending train of wildebeests and zebras crossing over the river from the Serengeti, in search of taller grasses. It’s an astonishing sight of nature’s profusion on display.

Toward evening we’ll head back to our Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 7

Second Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a rare opportunity – two full days spent at the Maisa Mara! Talk with your guide about any special areas you’d like to revisit or perhaps explore some new aspects of the park.

We offer two optional activities to enhance your safari experience:

Visit with the local Maasai people in their nearby village and get to see their lifestyle closeup. Learn about their herding way of life and perhaps pick up some souvenir beadwork.

For a different perspective on the Great Migration, take the optional early morning hot air balloon safari over the park. Rising with the sun, you’ll look down upon the park coming to life in the morning light and the great trains of herding wildlife stretching out to the horizon. This might be the peak of your safari week.

As we wrap up another day on the great Mara plains, we’ll retire to our accommodation for our final safari evening.

Day 8

Masai Mara – Nairobi

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day eight and we still have time for more game drives. Let’s take a pre-breakfast safari through the park to our favorites spots.

Then back to our safari lodge or tented camp for breakfast and perhaps reminiscences about all that we have seen.

Now it’s time to hit the road and journey back to Nairobi. We should get to town in the late afternoon, about 4:30 pm. We’ll bring you back to your hotel, residence, or other place of your choosing.

More than a week on safari, and you have seen so much – landscapes, wildlife, cultures… You can easily say you have seen it all. Congratulations! And thanks for your serious commitment to learning about nature, wildlife, and our very precious natural world. From Africa Kenya Safaris – Asante!

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 safari – glide by hippos
  • Visit to the grazers and birdlife at Crescent Island Sanctuary
  • Optional visit to Hell’s Gate National Park – $35 per person.
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Flamingos and other birds
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Rothschild’s giraffes
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery

– 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

Lake Nakuru

Restaurant in luxury safari accommodation in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp accommodation

Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Double bed in mid-range safari accommodation in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Budget safari accommodation with pool in Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation

Lake Nakuru 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

SRS: Single Room Supplement

*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*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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