Epic 7 Day Kenya Safari Tour from Diani Beach


Tsavo East/Amboseli/Lakes Naivasha & Nakuru/Hell’s Gate/Masai Mara

Starting from/returning to your Diani Beach or other coastal resort.

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

And then we’ll fly you back to the coast.

Map of route for a 1 week Kenya safari tour of 6 national parks

A full week of Africa safari action – all the best parks, the biggest wildlife, the grand spectacle of lions, leopards, and thousands of herding wildebeests in the Great Migration. This is one of our most complete safaris from Diani Beach and the coast.

You’ll begin at Kenya’s largest park, Tsavo East National Park, home to lions, elephants, and vast, rugged plains. Then onto the perfect vista of world-famous Mt. Kilimanjaro standing over Amboseli National Park, with its great population of free-ranging elephants marching about.

The high-elevation rift valley lakes of Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park are alive with ostrich, cormorant, heron, eagles and even pink flamingoes. Plus rhinos! And we’ll take a walking or biking safari at Hell’s Gate National Park past grazing antelope, buffalo, and giraffe.

Then we wrap up at exotic, iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, where numerous prides of lions prowl and the rolling savannas hold every type of African wildlife. This seven-day animal adventure winds up in Nairobi where you’ll hop a plane for stunning views as we wing back to the coast.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Ever see an elephant makeover? In legendary Tsavo East the big guys like to roll in the red-oxide soil and give themselves a rosy coat. You’ll love the look as they come marching by. Amboseli is a smaller park which makes the wildlife spotting easier – all the large animals are here, under the gaze of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Pelicans and pink flamingoes will color our days at Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha, plus a dreamy sailing safari past hippos and antelope grazing nearby on the shore. We’ll visit rhinos and trek past grazing giraffe, zebra, antelope, and buffalo.

Lions, leopards, cheetahs, and so many other cats prowl the rolling hills and savannahs of the Masai Mara. This is an amazingly dense ecosystem of grazers and predators. It’s also home of the Great Migration – the largest movement of animals on the planet. You’ll witness uncountable wildebeests flowing across the Mara.

Bird seen on safari

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, airfare, 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

Diani – Tsavo East

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

4:30 Let’s begin our week-long safari with an early rise. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will usher you into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep to begin your journey. We’ll head to Mombasa via the Likoni Ferry and travel down the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway as the dawning light welcomes the start of our Africa safari.

Arriving at the park, we’ll stop at the gate to refresh and take in the vast terrain stretching out before us. This is a great way to begin our adventure, tracking for the Tsavo lions – the park supports over 700 of the famous big cats.

But we’ll also be exploring for elephant, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, gazelle, and so much more.

We’ll freshen up, enjoy lunch, and set out for more safari action. Toward late afternoon, the land will begin to cool, bringing out more wildlife.  We’ll take all this in as well as a Tsavo sunset.

Then, back to our lodge or tented camp for dinner and relaxation.

Day 2

Tsavo East – Amboseli

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The safari life means an early rise to enjoy the sun breaking upon the plains and the wildlife as it emerges into the new day. We’ll take a morning game drive and then head for Amboseli.

Look for the iconic form of Mt. Kilimanjaro as we near the park. We’ll stop for lunch and then set out on an easy ride through this compact but vibrant park. We’ll easily spot Amboseli’s treasure of free-ranging elephants – they are so populous you are guaranteed to see them.

Toward evening look toward Kilimanjaro – the daytime’s clouds obscuring its snow-capped peak may part revealing one of Africa’s natural wonders.

Dinner will be served at our Amboseli accommodation.

Day 3

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

7 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ve got a big day with lots of ground to cover – let’s get up with the sun and enjoy the early morning light as we breakfast in this perfect setting. Then, a final game drive through the park and we head for the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha.

We’ll make a lunch stop in the capital of Nairobi and continue toward Naivasha.

Ever go on a water safari? Here at this high Rift Valley Lake, we’ll take an easy sail past curious hippos, viewing grazing zebra and antelope on the nearby shore.

Then it’s on to dinner and rest at our Naivasha safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate - Lake Nakuru

1 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll rise early to go to Hell’s Gate Park! Steaming vents and lots of geothermal activity give this park its unique name. At Hell’s Gate we can take a walking or biking safari through the canyons, past zebra, giraffe, impala, and buffalo.

We can also embark on a quick side trip to nearby Crescent Island Sanctuary – a small gem of a private reserve, alive with grazing animals and birdlife.

An easy one-hour drive brings us to Lake Nakuru, a wonderful blend of waterfalls, acacia woods, wildlife and fascinating birdlife like pelicans and pink flamingoes.

Besides lion, zebra, giraffe, and baboon, the park also presents a rhino sanctuary where we may see these shy and gentle creatures.

Let’s talk about all we’ve seen so far over dinner at our Lake Nakuru accommodation.

Day 5

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a big day with lots of big game ahead of us. We’ll enjoy one more drive around the park, looking for any wildlife we have missed and then it’s on to the Masai Mara.

We’ll get to the Mara in the afternoon with plenty of time for our first exploration here. You’ll appreciate the park’s rolling hills and signature acacia trees, made famous in so many photos of Africa.

The reserve is famous for having the densest concentration of wildlife in the region and perhaps most of the continent. We’ll be looking for the big cats, plus hyena, jackal, gazelle, buffalo and lots of zebra and wildebeest.

This is just the beginning of our three-day adventure in the Mara.

It’s been a long day so let’s relax and enjoy dinner at our Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 6

Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lots of big game viewing awaits us today. You can go for as many game drives as you please. Or not. The choice is yours. Discuss your preferences with your guide.

But whatever your choice this will be a very rich day of natural world experiences.

We’ll take our lunch down by the Mara River, site of wildebeests and zebra flowing into the park from the Serengeti during the Great Migration (July – October). Prepare yourself to witness an astounding influx of herding wildlife into the reserve… and the crocodiles and big cats awaiting their arrival.

This can be a scene of nature at its most dramatic… and primal.

If you’d like to view this spectacle from above, take the optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari. You’ll rise with the sun as the light breaks across the fields and the wildlife flows to the horizon. Simply unforgettable.

Another optional fun activity is a cultural tour of a nearby Maasai village. Get a chance to meet the people, view their homes and learn about their ancient lifestyle.

We’ll enjoy another Mara sunset as we head back to our accommodation for relaxation and dinner.

Day 7

Masai Mara – Nairobi – Diani Beach

6 Hour Drive / 1 Hour Flight

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s day seven of our week-long safari and you’ve most certainly aligned with nature’s rhythms… so it’s an early rise for a pre-breakfast game drive to catch any wildlife we might have missed.

After breakfast, we’ll head out of the park and journey to Nairobi.

We’ll get to Nairobi in the afternoon and have a choice of flying back to the coast or taking the modern Madaraka Express.

The flight departs at 18:30 hrs. (6:30 pm) and arrives at Mombasa approximately an hour later.

There, we’ll pick you up and bring you to your Diani or other resort.

Wow – 7 days of safari action in 6 parks across Kenya. You’ve seen more than most ever will. Hope we filled you with wonderful memories and we thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris – Asante!

Train schedule

11:24 am. Depart Mtito Andei for Mombasa

14:18 (2:18 pm) Arrive at Mombasa train station.

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. 

You did it! Six active safari days full of discovery, adventure, and lots of wildlife. We hope you stored lots of memories and took plenty of pictures. Thank you so much for placing your trust in us. We at Africa Kenya Safaris, offer you our deepest thanks!

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

– Tsavo East National Park
  • Multiple game viewing drives
  • Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, baboon, ostrich, and much more
  • Herds of red-dust elephants rolling, & showing off their red coats
  • Aruba dam on the north bank of the Voi River attracts 1000’s of animals for wonderful game viewing
  • Mudanda Rock – this signature whale-shaped rock towers above a natural dam, drawing thousands of elephants
– 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 Naivasha
  • Boat safari
  • Visit to Hell’s Gate National Park
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Bird watching
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery
– Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve
  • 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


Tasvo East

Double bed in a luxury safari lodge in Tsavo East
Lodge/tented Camp options

Satao Camp, Ashnil Aruba Tents

View of safari park and elephant from a room in comfort rated safari accommodation
Lodge/tented camp options

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Ngutuni Safari Lodge, Sentrim Tsavo Camp, Voi Wildlife Lodge

Aerial view of economy safari accommodation with swimming pool and holiday apartments
Lodge/tented camp options

Voi Safari 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

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

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

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.


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

*Single Room Supplement

*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)
  • Pick up and drop off at your Diani resort/South Coast locations
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driverr
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • Air fare Nairobi – Diani
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Breakfast
– 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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