7 Day Kenya Safari

Masai Mara, Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha, Hell’s Gate, And Amboseli 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.

Map of safari tour route visiting 5 Kenya safari parks over 7 days

Imagine being on the safari road for an entire week! That’s a full seven days of lions, leopards, rhinos, hippos, crocs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and so much more exploring five of our finest parks. And the fun continues as you’re whisked off to the cool waters and warm sands of the Kenya Coast.

This is our Nairobi to the coast Full Week Safari, starting at the outstanding Masai Mara National Reserve, home to the fullest density of big game in the region. It’s a land of profuse lions and millions of herding wildebeests.

The higher-elevation Rift Valley lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha will bring a cooling and serene change with their exotic birdlife, acacia forests, waterfalls, and surprises like rhinos, monkeys, and baboons.

Amboseli Park is always a people pleaser with its postcard vistas and great herds of free-ranging elephants. This is where the elephants go to pose in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Be ready with your camera.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Great prides of lions at the Masai Mara, along with leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and other predators. And the grazers in this park with their uncountable numbers will astonish you.

Water safaris, exotic birdlife, and two of the prettiest parks you may ever see – Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha are the perfect blend of lakes, forest, and towering escarpments mixed in with some beautiful grazing antelope lining the shores. And Amboseli Park, always one of Kenya’s most popular, is a compact reserve blessed with elephants but also Africa’s famous “Big Five” wildlife.

Flamingos stood in Lake Bogoria

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  We’re embarking on a big trip so let’s get moving. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will swing by your hotel, residence, or location of your choosing. Step into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep to begin your journey. We’ll head down the road, moving through farmland, passing small homesteads and toward the dramatic cliffs of the Great Rift Vally escarpment.

We’ll get to the park around lunchtime. Settle into your safari lodge or tented camp and get ready for your first real game drive.

You can plan with your guide where you’d like to explore and he’ll have plenty of ideas depending on your preferences. During the next week, discuss how active or not you’d like your safari to be. You can go for unlimited game drives or enjoy downtime at your accommodation. It’s your safari – you get to choose.

The Masai Mara is world-famous for its big cats, big herds, and big vistas. The park is dense with wildlife, the most of any reserve in this part of Africa.

After an afternoon, tracking for predators and grazers you’ll have your first taste of the safari life.

We’ll head back to your accommodation for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 2

Full-Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’re on safari so let’s rise with the birds and wildlife, eager to take on a day filled with possibilities.

As you’ve seen, the park is an attractive mix of rolling hills and golden savannahs where you never know what animal will suddenly pop into view.

Perhaps the Masai Mara is best known for its Great Migration (July – October) when at the Mara River a storm of wildebeests and zebras flood into the park on their yearly trek.

Crossing the river is risky for these grazers as large numbers of crocodiles are lying in wait. And of course, the park is filled with predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, and more. You’ll witness this dramatic interchange of hunter and prey as it has played out for eons.

Add another unforgettable adventure to your African safari – we offer an optional hot air balloon ride over the great tracts of the park. You’ll rise with the sun as the new day breaks below and the wildlife come into view. Just ask your guide to make all the arrangements.

Care to meet the region’s human inhabitants? We can arrange an optional visit to a local Maasai village. Here you’ll meet these fascinating indigenous people, see and learn how they live and survive in this modern age, tending to their crops and their cattle.

It’s been a busy day so we’ll head back to our accommodation, have dinner and perhaps sit by a fire to recall our adventures.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

6 – 7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We shall enjoy breakfast at the Masai Mara. Now we’re on our way to Lake Nakuru and we’ll make rest stops to stretch, eat and admire the great landforms filling the vistas.

Lake Nakuru is a high elevation Rift Valley lake, populated with all sorts of exotic birdlife such as pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks, and eagles. But of particular note, the bright pink flamingoes here are certain to catch your eye. Their numbers vary but at times they’ve dazzled en masse when their population has swelled.

Though not large, the park is a stunner with its wooded hills, acacia forests, waterfalls, and tall succulent euphorbia trees along the lake.

And this variety is reflected by the park’s wildlife – rare Rothschild’s giraffes, white rhinos, and a sanctuary to protect Kenya’s endangered black rhinos. Everything about Nakuru is unique and quite special.

We’ll settle in for the evening at Lake Nakuru safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

One of the great things about this area is the wonderful assortment of natural parks  within easy reach of each other.

It’s a quick drive to neighboring Lake Naivasha, home to a freshwater lake with hippos and all sorts of birds and grazing wildlife on its shores.

We’ll enjoy a different sort of safari today – a sailing safari across the lake. As we gently float past swimming hippos, we’ll keep an eye out for pelicans, cormorants, and fire finches.

Over by the shore, we may spot giraffe, antelope, buffalo, and zebra grazing and perhaps looking back at us.

Another nearby chill spot is Crescent Island Game Sanctuary, a small private reserve filled with active wildlife. We’ll take a guided walking safari and stroll past buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and lots of birdlife.

We also offer an optional bicycle safari to nearby Hell’s Gate Park. You’ll find lots of busy grazing animals here like impala and eland. But the landscape is unusual – reflective of its name, the park shows off active steam vents and bubbling hot pools, in addition to dramatic canyons and cliffs.

This has been a full day. Time to retreat to our Naivasha lodge or tented camp for dinner and rest.

Day 5

Lake Naivasha – Amboseli

5 – 6 Hour Drive

5 – 6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a long but easy drive and we’ll make stops to relax and take in views of the Great Rift Valley escarpment along the way.

Heading to Amboseli we’ll see the great rise of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance, like the heading on a compass, directing our way to the park.

Africa’s tallest peak and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is a signature feature of Amboseli, standing guard over its southern flank.

We’ll arrive at the park in time for a game drive and to watch a welcoming committee of Amboseli’s famous elephants parade back from their favorite watering hole.

Then we’ll settle in at our Amboseli accommodation for a relaxing dinner.

Day 6

Full day at Amboseli

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Though known for its populous herds of free-ranging elephants, the park features all the larger wildlife, so look for lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, and smaller game like hyena, monkey, and baboon.

We may also head up to Observation Hill, a noted lookout point – from here you’ll see views of the park’s marshes with their assortment of unique birdlife. Plus, great views in all directions, especially Kilimanjaro.

In the evening, the cloud cover that often obscures the mountain’s snowy peak disperses leaving one of Africa’s most iconic views.

We’ll spend our second evening at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 7

Amboseli – Kenya Coast/Diani Beach

4.5 Hours by train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We’ll depart Amboseli after an early breakfast and head to the Emali Train Station.  Take a last look (and pictures) of the elephants and Kilimanjaro.

And here’s a bonus: your train trip 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.

You’ve been on safari a full week… and have relaxed into the rhythms of the natural world. So many parks, landscapes, and even more kinds of wildlife have presented themselves to you day after day. We hope the memories and the moments stay with you for a long time to come. We at Africa Kenya Safaris, thank you for your time and commitment. Asante!

PS: Game viewing drives sequence may vary due to 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

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
– Lake Naivasha
  • Boat safari past hippos & wildlife
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island Sanctuary
  • Exotic bird watching
– 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
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Bird watching
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery


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,  

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

Mara Chui Camp,Orng’atuny Mara King Camp,Jambo Mara Safari 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

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

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • 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
  • First class train tickets to the coast
  • 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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