5 Day Amboseli & Masai Mara Safari Tour

Adventure to Kenya’s Two Most Popular Parks

5 Day Amboseli & Masai Mara Tour from Your Chosen Nairobi Pickup Point

Finishing up by luxury train to Diani Beach on the Kenya Coast.

You can also request drop-off at Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi & Watamu.

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

Map of the route for a 5 day safari to Amboseli and the Masai Mara

Guided Tour of the Maisai Mara & Amboseli

There’s a reason these two parks are so popular with safari-goers – it’s all about the density of wildlife. Acre for acre these iconic reserves are rich with large game like lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, leopards, and cheetahs. The great Masai Mara and Amboseli parks are where safari memories are made.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is the most active ecosystem in the region, a place thick with streaming wildebeest and zebra. The many prides of lions and other big cats flood the reserve’s vast savannahs in search of prey. There are over 95 species of mammals throughout the vast park so the game viewing is always busy and varied.

Want a guarantee to see tons of free-ranging elephants in perhaps one of the most picturesque settings ever? Amboseli National Park offers both – families of parading pachyderms, marching before the snow-capped grandeur of iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ll be reaching for your camera… a lot.

In your 4 x 4 safari Jeep, you’ll be rumbling over the hills and through the bush, in search of your next grand sighting. And then, after 5 days of fabulous adventuring, you’ll head to the Kenya coast to relax on the warms sands of Diani Beach. It’s the safari life.

What’s Cool about These Parks?

The Masai Mara – with its rolling hills, picture-perfect acacia trees, lions and leopards, and in season (July – October) the Great Migration. This incredible flow of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle is the largest the world has ever seen. Down at the Mara River, tens of thousands of animals flood into the park from the Serengeti creating a spectacle you’ll never forget.

When you want to see elephants and lots of them, come to Amboseli. Their numbers are so overwhelming you are guaranteed plenty of sightings of the great gentle creatures. The park also offers sightings of all of Africa’s “Big Five”, so you’ll be tracking for lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo as well as cheetah, jackal, and hyena.

Wildlife of the Masai Mara National Reserve

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, bush dinner, evening bonfires, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, babysitting, children’s pool, night game drives, and evening sundowners.

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, meals, first-class train tickets to the coast, and transfer to Diani and other resort beaches. Plus, we always offer economy, 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 – We’re starting this safari early so we’ll have lots of time at the park. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will swing by your hotel, residence, the airport, or the place of your choice for the pre-dawn departure. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep and we’ll head down the highway, stopping in the town of Narok to watch the dawning light as we enjoy breakfast.

Then it’s on to the Masai Mara. En route look for Maasai herders shepherding their flocks and view the Great Rift Vally scenery all about.

We should arrive at the park around mid-morning. You’ll settle into your safari lodge or tented camp and perhaps have a bite of lunch before going for your first game drive.

As your guide takes you over the park’s vast expanses, past its iconic acacia trees, you’ll know you’re in one of Africa’s premier wildlife habitats. The Mara is known throughout the world for its abundant sightings of big cats, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, and never-ending smaller game.

Toward evening, we’ll head back to our accommodation for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Over breakfast, we’ll make plans for the day. What areas of the park would you like to visit? Which wildlife are you looking for? Your guide will share his expertise to make the most of this busy day.

We may make our way to the Mara River, the site of the animal crossing during the Great Migration. During the season (July – October) prepare to witness thousands of wildebeests and zebras storming in. Waiting for them in the river are hordes of crocodiles and then welcoming them into the Mara – lions, leopards, cheetahs, and other smaller predators.

This is the natural world playing out in its endless cycles.

While at the Mara, you may want to enhance your holiday with a visit to the local Maasai people. An optional trip to their nearby village will bring you face to face with these indigenous people and their culture.

For a spectacular Mara adventure, go for the optional hot air balloon safari over the park. Imagine, literally rising with the sun as the reserve below comes alive with the golden light and wildlife. It’s an experience you won’t find elsewhere. Your guide can make all the arrangements.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Amboseli

Approx. 8-9 Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll have an early breakfast to fortify us for the big drive ahead. As we exit the Mara, we’ll enjoy one last game drive through the sumptuous park.

Approaching Amboseli, you’re certain to see the towering form of Mt. Kilimanjaro looming up ahead. We should get to the park in the late afternoon and take our first game drive here.

You won’t have to look hard or far to spot Amboseli’s signature free-ranging elephants. And wherever you go in the park, great Kilimanjaro will be there showing off its photographic flanks.

As evening approaches, we’ll head to our new accommodations. The cloud cover that often obscures Kilimanjaro’s summit may break, revealing its snow-capped peak.

Day 4

Full-Day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early to see this picturesque park come alive. Then we’ll head back for breakfast. This is a day of unlimited game drives but you can also kick back at your safari lodge or tented camp if you choose. Just discuss with your guide the kind of day you would prefer.

As we ramble about the park in our 4 x 4, keep an eye out for the big game – Amboseli is home to Africa’s “Big Five” – but also smaller fascinating species like hyena, fox, jackal, monkey, and baboon.

We may also visit a pyramid-shaped rise called Observation Hill. This is a great place to stretch and take in views of the park, its marshes, lakes, and the stunning form of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

We’ll spend our fourth safari night relaxing at your accommodation.

 

Day 5

Amboseli National Park – Kenya Coast

Approx. 4.5 hours by train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s our fifth and last day on safari, so let’s enjoy a final game drive through this scenic park (depending on the location of your safari lodge / Tented Camp) We’ll take in Kilimanjaro once more as we head to the train station at Emali.

And here’s another bonus: your train will take you through the great plains of Tsavo West and Tsavo East Parks with the possibility of viewing more wildlife.

At the train station, your guide will assist with your ticketing, ensuring you’re comfortably aboard. Settle into your air-conditioned first-class seat as you watch the parks fly by. In just a few hours you’ll arrive in Mombasa. This high-speed train is built for air-conditioned comfort with soft reclining seats. Your large picture windows will provide colorful vistas of the parks and their wildlife.

Should you be hungry or want to stretch your legs, visit the buffet car for drinks and snacks. You’ll soon arrive at the modern train station in Mombasa.

Five full days of non-stop safari action. From world-famous parks to world-famous beaches. We hope you had a blast and collected incredible moments and memories. Thanks for your time and your trust and when you’re next ready to safari just call Africa Kenya Safaris. Asante!

PS:Game viewing sequence may vary depending on the location of wildlife and your safari lodge / Tented Camp.

Train schedule

Nairobi to Mombasa Schedule (InterCounty)

Nairobi (Intercounty)Emali (Near Amboseli)Mtito Andei (Tsavo West)Voi (Tsavo East)Mombasa
8:00am9:27am/9:31am10:50am/10:51am12:02pm/12:08pm14:00pm

You’ll be met by an Africa Kenya Safaris representative for the transfer to your Diani Beach resort.

We can also bring you to your hotel in Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, or Watamu.

Jeep option to the coast

If instead of the train you wish to continue in your Jeep to the Kenya coast with your guide, you can choose to do so at no extra cost. You’ll arrive at your beach resort at approximately 5 pm.

Flight option to the coast

Here’s a fast, fun way to get to your coast resort while enjoying more time in the park – take advantage of our optional flight safari. You’ll be picked up mid-afternoon for your flight to Diani, Malindi, or Mombasa.

The flight is about 1 hour and costs an additional $330 per person. Just ask your Africa Kenya Safaris rep for details.

Tour Highlights

– Masai Mara
  • 3 action-filled days for wildlife sighting
  • 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 Park
  • Large Elephant herds – guaranteed sighting
  • The 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
  • Contemporary Masai culture and indigenous lifestyle

Accommodations

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
Camp
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.

Amboseli

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


Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Amboseli Lodge

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

Amboseli Sopa

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

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
1USD2110USD2220USD2650
2-3USD1420USD1500USD1750
4-5USD1140USD1220USD1470
6-7USD1050USD1130USD1375
SRS*USD80USD160USD260

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
1USD2480USD2650USD3300
2-3USD1600USD1780USD2150
4-5USD1300USD1470USD1840
6-7USD1190USD1370USD1740
SRS*USD100USD190USD400

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

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury
1USD1880USD1940USD2030
2-3USD1330USD1340USD1530
4-5USD1080USD1090USD1280
6-7USD1000USD1010USD1190
SRS*USD0USD0USD0

*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 other conservancies and wishing to visit the Mara Triangle, Mara Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve; Shall pay USD 100 per person per day from 1st January – 30th June and USD 200 per person per day from 1st July-31st December.

Your Tour Includes

  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up transfers
  • Transport in a customized 4×4 pop up top Land Cruiser jeep
  • Services of a experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Private game viewing drives in a 4×4 pop up top land Cruiser jeep
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • First class train tickets to the coast
  • Drop off at Diani Beach or other coastal resort
  • Government taxes and local levies
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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