5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha & Amboseli Safari Tour


Tour the Masai Mara, Naivasha & Amboseli From Any Nairobi Pickup Point

Finishing up by luxury train to Mombasa on the Kenya Coast. You can also request drop-off at Diani Beach, Malindi, or Watamu.

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

What an amazing way to get to the beach – by way of Kenya’s greatest wildlife parks and reserves. You’ll love these safari stops with their feast of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and grazers like gazelle and impala.

Be ready to safari big time as our first stop is Kenya’s most popular park, the world-famous Masai Mara, home to the big cats and the Great Migration. Acre for acre there is more active wildlife here than most parks in the region.

We’ll kick back a little at Lake Naivasha, a lovely fresh-water retreat where we’ll enjoy a sailing safari, getting close-up views of the resident hippos. From there, we’ll hop over to neighboring Crescent Island Game Sanctuary to discover the pelicans and cormorants lining the shore and stroll by giraffe and zebra.

You’ve seen the wildlife by foot, 4 x 4 Jeep, and boat… how about pedaling by the animals as they graze? If you wish, at our next stop, Hell’s Gate National Park, you can hop aboard a bicycle for a self-propelled safari past grazing buffalo, impala, giraffe, and baboon.

Rounding out this Nairobi-to-Beach safari, we’ll make an important stop at Amboseli National Park to visit an enchanting world of big-tusker elephants. These massive and regal creatures dominate the park with their free-ranging comings and goings. And you are guaranteed to spot them as they march before the snow-capped majesty of Mt Kilimanjaro – what a thrilling way to cap our safari.

From there it’s a scenic train ride to the Kenya Coast, or if you prefer, continue on with your driver/guide in your 4 x 4 Jeep to the beach town of your choice.

What’s Cool about These Parks?

The Masai Mara is dense with wildlife and if you’re here during the Great Migration from July through October, expect to be overwhelmed by the hordes of uncountable wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles storming into the park. No one who witnesses this spectacle ever forgets it.

Ever seen photographs of great elephants standing before a towering snow-capped mountain? It’s one of Africa’s most iconic scenes – great Mt. Kilimanjaro standing watch over the herds of free-ranging elephants at Amboseli Park. You’ll reach for your camera too at the sight of these magnificent “giants”. This popular reserve is a visual feast.

Herd of elephants on a plain in 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!

Elerai Camp Amboseli - Amboseli National park, Kenya

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.

Watching elephants from an open top safari jeep while on a safari tour with Africa Kenya Safaris

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 Reserve

5-6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

5:00 am – This is the safari hour – up early to make the most of the day. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will come to your hotel, residence, airport, or the place of your choice to begin your road trip. Step into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep and we’ll head down the highway, stopping in the charming town of Narok to breakfast and take in the dawn.  

Traveling on to the great Masai Mara Reserve, we will enter Maasai country so keep an eye out for the herders tending to their flocks as you enjoy the sights of the Great Rift Valley.

Late morning will find us arriving at the rolling hills and deep savannahs of the world-famous park. We’ll settle into our accommodation or perhaps just take off on the first of many game drives over our three-day span in the park.

The Mara is well-known for a reason: it is one of the densest ecosystems in the region, alive with big cats, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and dozens of other hunter and grazer species filling its fields and forests.

Toward evening you may get to view one of the park’s spectacular sunsets as you head back to your safari lodge or tented camp for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We have a full day of game drives before us. Talk with your guide about what wildlife you’d like to see and which areas of the park will make that happen. But no matter where your game drives take you, you won’t go long without making some exciting animal sightings.

The Mara River can be an especially exciting spot to visit. This is where the wildebeests and zebras cross over from the Serengeti, and from July through October, their numbers swell during the Great Migration. Expect to see thousands of frenzied animals make the crossing, trying to escape the clutches of the crocodiles waiting for them.

We offer several optional activities to enhance your time in the park. For a fascinating cultural moment, visit a nearby Maasai village. There, you’ll get to meet the local people, view their homes, and learn about their ancient lifestyle, raising their goats and cattle.  

If you’d like to see the park from above with its great trains of wildlife, we suggest an optional early morning balloon safari. You’ll rise into the new day, sailing with the wind as the sun lights up the park and its inhabitants. A beautiful moment in time, never to be forgotten.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha Area

Approx. 4 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Good morning to our third day in the park. We’ll take another game drive, perhaps going to a favorite spot, before heading out for the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha.

This unusual freshwater lake will see us on a sailing safari, smiling at the nearby hippos and waving to the wildlife on the shore.

Next, we’ll take a guided walking safari at neighboring Crescent Island Game Sanctuary, taking in the shore birds and getting close to the preserve’s buffalo, antelope, and zebra.

Rounding out this day of unusual safaris, a trip to nearby Hell’s Gate National Park will land us on bicycles if we wish, pedaling past the park’s impala, gazelle, and giraffe. What a varied and different type of safari day!

We will spend the evening at our Lake Naivasha accommodation.

Day 4

Lake Naivasha – Amboseli Park

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We’ll bid goodbye to the Naivasha area as we move on to Amboseli Park. You’ll know you’re getting close to the reserve when you see the iconic snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Arriving at the park, you can’t miss spotting the many herds of free-ranging elephants that are a signature of this popular reserve. Get ready for lots of picture taking – between the elephants, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the park’s bountiful wildlife and birdlife, you’ll have no shortage of subjects.

As evening approaches, the mists hovering around Kilimanjaro’s peak may disperse, providing us with a stunning view of Africa’s tallest summit.

Dinner and rest tonight will be at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 5

Amboseli – Mombasa and the Coast

Approx. 4 ½ Hours by train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Our final day on safari and we’ll take just one more drive around the park for any last-minute sightings.

Then, it’s on to the Emali train station for a smooth, air-conditioned ride to the coast. And here’s another bonus: your train will be traveling through two more legendary parks Tsavo West and Tsavo East.

At the Emali train station, your guide will make sure you are ticketed and comfortably seated on the state-of-the-art Madaraka Express, the high-speed train to the coast. Of course, your first-class seat is included with your tour.

The train’s right-of-way is elevated, so you’ll have big picture-window views of the parks as you take in their vast landscapes.

The train also offers a buffet car for drinks and snacks. In just 4 ½ hours you’ll arrive at the modern train station in Mombasa.

Going on to Diani, Watamu, or Malindi? No problem. Meeting you at the station, an Africa Kenya Safaris driver will bring you to the hotel or resort of your choice.

Note: You can also choose to continue your journey from Amboseli to the coast with your driver/guide in your 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. You’ll arrive at the coast at approximately 17:00 hrs. (5:00 pm).

From the Masai Mara to the coast, it’s been five days of sights, sounds, and wildlife. Is this the best beach trip you’ve ever had? We hope you enjoyed our bountiful natural world. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris, thank you for your time and your interest. 

Train schedule

Nairobi to Mombasa Schedule (InterCounty)

Nairobi (Intercounty)Emali (Near Amboseli)Mtito Andei (Tsavo West)Voi (Tsavo East)Mombasa

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

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.

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


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

  • 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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