Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Amboseli National Parks

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

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 6 day Kenya safari visiting 3 national parks

Big cats, elephants, flamingoes, and rhinos – from Nairobi to Diani Beach – this six-day journey will bring you a world of color, wildlife, vistas, and safari bliss. In large and small parks, over savannahs, lakes, rivers, and by great mountains, you’ll become an experienced safari-goer with the stories and photos to prove it.

The Masai Mara is a place of legend with its multiple prides of lions, leopards overhead in the trees, and streaming herds of wildebeests and zebras, flowing into the park on their yearly Great Migration.

Then we’ll switch gears and head to Lake Nakuru, a jewel of a park with acacia forests, waterfalls, colorful birdlife, and a rhino sanctuary to protect these gentle and endangered species.

You’ve surely heard of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, with its distinctive snow-capped summit. We’ll travel to Amboseli Park resting near the base of the great mountain and visit the park’s famous and very populous families of elephants. The noble creatures are so numerous here you’re guaranteed sightings as they go about their day.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

The Masai Mara is known throughout the world for having the greatest density of wildlife in the region. All of Africa’s “Big Five” are here as well as countless wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. And the sunsets… just have your camera ready.

Amboseli is like a postcard, with the iconic form of 19,000-foot Kilimanjaro keeping watch and serving as the perfect backdrop for the populous wildlife, especially the elephants.

Besides a stunning array of landscapes like waterfalls and great rocky towers, Lake Nakuru Park offers sightings of pink flamingoes but also giraffes and even lions and leopards. And then there’s the black and white rhinos – truly a different sort of park.

A rare brown spotted zebra seen on safari in Lake Nakuru

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, and meals. 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

5 – 6 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am  Let’s start our adventure in style – a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing.

We’ll head to the Masai Mara passing fields and homesteads, traveling over the floor of the Great Rift Valley and coming upon its towering escarpments.

This is Masai country, and you just might see the herders in their colorful shukas, shepherding their cattle.

Arriving at the park, take some time to settle into your safari lodge or tented camp and enjoy lunch.

Then, it’s time to pack into your 4 x 4 and head out to explore this vast and busy park.

During your six-day adventure look to your guide to share his expertise about the parks, the land, and the wildlife. He’s sure to have great ideas and fun stories to share.

The Mara is a land of over 95 animal species so be on the lookout for lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and so much more.

Toward evening we’ll return to our accommodation for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early to enjoy a Mara sunrise and the first stirrings of the park’s many denizens. This is a day of unlimited game drives. Or you can also choose some relaxing time. It’s up to you.

Either way, there’s so much to see in the hills, savannahs, and woods of this awesome park.

Have you heard of the Great Migration? It’s the largest movement of animals on the planet and it happens right here. Every year (July – October) millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles head across the Mara River from the Serengeti into the Mara, searching for more abundant vegetation.

Welcoming them are crocodiles in the river and predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and more. We will visit the Mara, site of this crossing, and witness this timeless cycle of nature play out before us.

To fully round out your Masai Mara experience, you can take an optional trip to a local village. There, you’ll meet the Maasai people and learn firsthand about their culture and ancient herding lifestyle.

Want to really up your African safari? Your guide can arrange for an optional early morning balloon safari over the park. Imagine rising with the sun as the Mara comes to life, the golden light spreading over the rich plains as the wildlife fills the fields. Not to be missed!

We’ll spend our second safari evening at your Masai Mara accommodation.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru Park

6 – 7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Along our route, we’ll be making stops to stretch, eat, and enjoy the scenery.

Lake Nakuru Park is a compact but very pretty and active place. The lake itself shows off all sorts of birdlife like pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostrich, stork, eagles, and sometimes great pink flourishes of flamingoes.

You’ll also see endangered species like Rothschild’s Giraffe and white rhinos. Look for them gently grazing along the lake’s shoreline.

Nakuru also boasts a special sanctuary for the threatened black rhino. In fact, the herd here is one of the largest in Kenya. Not everyone gets to see rhinos on their safari – good thing you came to Nakuru.

We’ll spend the evening at your Nakuru lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National Park

7–8 - hour drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early for a game/bird-watching drive through the park before heading out for Amboseli.

This is a healthy but easy drive. On our way, we’ll view the impressive escarpments of the Rift Valley. We’ll make stops to gawk, take pictures, stretch and eat.

As we approach Amboseli, look for the rising spire of Mt. Kilimanjaro beckoning you toward the park.

We’ll get to Amboseli in the afternoon, plenty of time for a game drive before dinner. We might get lucky and see the mountain’s snow-capped peak if the high-altitude cloud covering disperses.

We’re at our third accommodation and we’ll relax with a safari dinner.

Day 5

Full day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a day to be as busy or as relaxing as you desire. Just discuss with your guide how to plan your day and your game drives.

Besides a wealth of great marching elephants, Amboseli is home to all the big game and we’ll be tracking for lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffe, and zebra. And in the mid-sized category, we’ll look for impala, hyena, jackal, monkey, and baboon.

You may notice a pyramid-shaped formation rising from the plain. This is Observation Hill, an excellent spot to get out, stretch and view the park. You’ll spot lots of birdlife below in the marshes like kingfisher, pelican, Egyptian goose, and egret. And of course, you’ll be spotting for elephants as well.

Come evening we’ll return to our accommodation to spend our last safari evening.

Day 6

Amboseli – Kenya Coast/Diani Beach

4.5 hours by train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s our final safari day so let’s get ready for our last game drive in the park. Have you spotted zebra, buffalo, or gazelle yet?

Don’t worry, on our train trip to the coast we’ll be traveling through the great plains of Tsavo West and Tsavo East Parks with the possibility of viewing more wildlife. So enjoy your final views of Kilimanjaro as we head to the train station at Emali.

At the 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.

It was the best of times, and it was the best of Kenya. Three spectacular parks with all the wildlife we could provide. We hope you loved it and all the safari memories you’ll take along with you to share. Thanks, from all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris!

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 Wildlife Reserve
  • 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
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Bird watching
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery
– Amboseli 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,  Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

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

Mara Chui Camp,Orng’atuny Mara King Camp

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


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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