6-DAYS FOUR PARKS
BIG FOUR SAFARI

Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, & Tsavo West 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 route for a 6 day safari tour of 4 National Parks in Kenya

You can see a lot in six days and this popular Africa safari tour will take you from lions to rhinos, elephants to crocodiles. You’ll encounter herds of wildebeests, flamingoes, monkeys, and baboons in savannahs, acacia woods, and deep green oases.

Join us as we head through Maasai country to the great Masai Mara Reserve, home to lion, leopard, cheetah, and uncountable wildlife. You can meet the local villagers and sail above the park in a hot air balloon safari.

We’ll switch gears at pretty little Lake Nakuru with its ornate birdlife, giraffes, and endangered rhinos waiting for your discovery. Want to see a family of elephants parade past the tallest massif in Africa? Our next stop is Amboseli Park, home to great herds of the majestic creatures, bordering the stunning backdrop of mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Our fourth park, Tsavo West, is also home to legendary lions, hippos, crocs, and rhinos. This is an unusual place adorned with bizarre baobab trees and great lava formations. The four parks present the greatest array of Kenya’s wildlife and landforms. And when we finish at Tsavo West, we’ll speed through the park on the way to the sunny coast at Diani Beach. What a way to end a safari and continue a holiday.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

If you’ve ever heard of the Great Migration (and even if you haven’t) you’ll be astonished at the volume of herding wildlife flooding into the Masai Mara. This is a yearly event (July – October) that will have you wildly snapping pictures… to prove it really happened.

Lake Nakuru is a little paradise filled with exotic birdlife like pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, herons, and sometimes dazzling fuchsia flamingoes. Besides being the easiest place to spot stately elephants, Amboseli Park hosts all of the big game. Being compact in size, you won’t have to travel far to find them.

Hippos, crocodiles, legendary lions, and rhinos – Tsavo West is a rolling mix of plains, hills, and, unexpected lush oases. The perfect finale to this rich and diverse safari.

Elephants seen on an East African safari with Africa Kenya Safaris

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: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

5:00 am  This is an early start to get you to the Masai Mara with plenty of time for game drives. Your Africa Kenya Safari driver/guide will swing by your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing to start your journey.

Board your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep to begin your trip to Maasai country. On the way, you’ll pass small farms as we head through the Great Rift Valley. We’ll make rest stops and take in the great landforms of the towering valley escarpments. And we might pass Maasai herdsmen tending to their cattle.

We’ll get to the park around lunchtime. So settle into your safari lodge or tented camp and refresh before heading out for the first of our many game drives over the next six days.

Congratulations – you’ve made it to one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. These lands are home to numerous prides of lions, plus leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and dozens of grazers like buffalo, zebra, and gazelle.

In the late afternoon, we’ll head back to our accommodation to relax, enjoy dinner, and refresh for the day ahead.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

There’s a reason the Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular reserve – it is blessed with the richest concentration of wildlife in the region. The big cats and all the other large wildlife grace these hills and golden savannahs.

You’ll appreciate this density of species as you travel the park in your 4 x 4.

And during the season of the Great Migration (July – October) prepare to witness the most dramatic movement of animals anywhere. Down at the Mara River, wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle by the thousands flood into the park in their yearly trek for vegetation.

Anticipating their arrival are great numbers of crocodiles in the river as well as every sort of predator in the hills – lions, leopards, cheetahs – all engaged in nature’s never-ending cycles.

We offer opportunities to view this natural spectacle from high above in a hot air balloon. This optional safari will have you rising with the sun as the park comes alive showing off its vibrant wildlife. Just ask your guide about this unforgettable option.

While at the park you can also take an optional visit to the local Maasai people. Travel to their nearby village to meet and learn about the traditional Maasai way for a different sort of cultural moment.

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

Day 3

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

6 – 7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll leave the Mara early in anticipation of our drive today.

Along the way to Lake Nakuru, we’ll make plenty of stops to stretch, eat, and enjoy the vistas our route offers us.

Nakuru is a small gem of a park with its striking variety of landscapes accompanied by a similar diversity of wildlife. On the lake, in the acacia woods, by the waterfalls and towering escarpments, you’ll make discoveries like Rothschild’s giraffe, zebra, hippo, waterbuck, monkey, and baboon.

The lake and its shores offer a gift of varied birdlife – everything from kingfishers, ostriches, and storks to dazzling pink flamingoes.

This is also one of the few parks where rhinos play a significant role because of the sanctuary here protecting a large population of black rhinos.

Nakuru is a respite of nature at its most colorful and varied – a spot where you can soak it all in and relax.

We’ll enjoy dinner at our safari lodge or tented camp.

 

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – Amboseli

7 – 8 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early for today’s dedicated trip to Amboseli Park. But we’ll divide the day into scenic and fun rest stops along the way. We’ll break to rest, admire the views of the Great Rift Valley with plenty of time to eat, and enjoy our adventure.

As we make our way to the park, you’ll notice the mighty form of world-famous Mt. Kilimanjaro rising in the distance, almost like a guide, drawing us to our next park.

Amboseli is a special place – where else can you be guaranteed plentiful sightings of free-ranging elephants? Their numbers are great here and you’ll enjoy watching the big, majestic families lumbering to their watering holes while Kilimanjaro serves as their scenic backdrop.

Besides all the large wildlife, Amboseli also holds signature marshes that afford viewings of birdlife like pelican and Egyptian goose.

Toward evening we’ll head to our Amboseli accommodation with the possibility of viewing Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped summit as the high-altitude clouds clear.

Day 5

Amboseli – Tsavo West

2-hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll take a last look at Amboseli, its elephant families, and great Mt. Kilimanjaro as we depart the park for the short drive to Tsavo West.

Tsavo’s green rolling hills are a welcoming sight and the curious lava formations that punctuate the park are an unusual curiosity. This is a large park that hosts all of Africa’s “Big Five”, so we’ll be tracking lion, leopard, elephant, and rhino.

And we’re certain to make a stop at the park’s lush oasis, Mzima Springs, a verdant spot fed by thousands of gallons of freshwater. You’ll see bathing hippos and crocodiles lazing about. Walk along the palm-fringed shores and look for exotic migratory birds and fish.

It’s also a favorite watering spot for thirsty elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, gazelles, and zebras.

We’ll spend one final safari evening at our Tsavo West accommodation.

Day 6

Tsavo West – Kenya Coast/Diani Beach

4.5-Hour Train Ride

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We’ll be up for another short game drive before departing for the train station at Mtito Andei or Voi (Depending with your accommodation at Tsavo West). But there will be more safari viewing from the train that takes us through Tsavo East Parks on the Madaraka Express as we head to the Kenya Coast.

At the train station, your guide will assist with your ticketing, ensuring you’re comfortably onboard. 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.

Six days, four great parks – you’ve experienced every sort of landscape hosting a world of colorful wildlife. We hope you took lots of pictures and memories to share your safari back home. From the team at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big thanks for your time and trust. Asante!

PS:Game viewing drive sequence may vary depending on the location of wildlife and your lodge / tented camp accommodation.

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 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 – $460 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
– Tsavo West National Park
  • Scenic green hills and valleys
  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Crocodile, hippo, exotic fish, and migratory birds at the Mzima springs
  • Lava flows
  • Recent volcanoes

Accommodations

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

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

Tsavo West

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented Camp options

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp, Severin Safari Camp, Salt Lick Safari Lodge.

Lounge area in Tsavo West luxury safari accommodation

Comfort / Luxury

Lodge/tented Camp options

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Ngulia Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park
Economy
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngulia Safari Lodge

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
1USD2490USD2630USD3060
2-3USD1690USD1790USD2020
4-5USD1360USD1460USD1690
6-7USD1250USD1350USD1580
SRS*USD105USD210USD300

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
1USD2940USD3110USD3900
2-3USD1910USD2080USD2530
4-5USD1550USD1720USD2170
6-7USD1420USD1590USD2050
SRS*USD160USD210USD490

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

No. of PersonsEconomyComfortLuxury
1USD2230USD2260USD2320
2-3USD1570USD1610USD1720
4-5USD1270USD1310USD1420
6-7USD1170USD1210USD1320
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 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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