4 Day Kenya Safari

See Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, Hell’s Gate & the Masai Mara


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

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

Map showing route of Africa Kenya Safaris 4 day safari from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara

Safari means to journey and over this 4-day, 4-park adventure you’ll have opportunities to explore Africa’s wildlife 5 different ways. You’ll see Kenya’s active reserves in your own private 4 x 4 Jeep on unlimited game drives, but you’ll also take a sailing safari across Lake Naivasha, a guided walking safari on private Crescent Island Game Sanctuary, and if you choose, a bicycle safari to Hell’s Gate National Park.

Plus, at the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, you can climb aboard an optional once-in-a-lifetime balloon safari, sailing over the heavily populated park, alive with wildebeests, big cats, and crocodiles.

For pure variety of wildlife, landscapes, and eco-experiences this African safari will keep you active, engaged, and fully immersed in the wonders of our natural world. You’ll sail by hippos, stroll past grazing giraffe and gazelle, and travel the savannah to encounter limitless herds of migrating wildlife.

Lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, elephant, and so much more will fill your days on this Africa Kenya Safaris’ 4-day exploration of the continent’s finest animal reserves. Let’s dig a little deeper into the parks.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

The Rift Valley country of Lake Naivasha and surrounding parks – Crescent Island and Hell’s Gate Park – offer lots of close-up viewing opportunities to appreciate the rich birdlife and grazing antelope, gazelle, buffalo, giraffe, and more. We’ll take a guided walk through the private sanctuary of Crescent Island, and bicycle, if you choose, over to the nearby dramatic geothermal landscapes of Hell’s Gate Park.

The Masai Mara Reserve is sometimes called the crown jewel of Kenya’s wildlife parks. This incredibly rich eco-system offers the densest concentration of lions and other animals in the region. Sightings of Africa’s “Big Five” game are common, and you’ll appreciate the park’s rolling savannahs and signature flat-topped acacia trees punctuating the landscape.

While at this special park, you may want to fully experience the cultural aspects of the Mara with an optional visit to a local Maasai village. Meet the original inhabitants of this land and learn about their lifestyle, history, and artistic endeavors.

And for a final safari adventure, indulge in an optional early morning hot air balloon safari over the reserve as the dawn breaks over the golden savannah and the herds of animals emerge into the new day.

A bird landed on the back of a hippo in the middle of Lake Naivasha

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 traditional dancing, custom menus, outdoor dining, massage, bush barbecues/breakfast/lunch/dinner, picnic lunches, sundowners, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

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 - Lake Naivasha - Crescent Island - Hell’s Gate National Park

2-Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:00 am – We’ll pick you up from your hotel, the airport, or another place of your choosing.

Hop into your private 4 x 4 Safari Jeep for the easy ride through the scenic Great Rift Valley with its vistas of dramatic escarpments.

We will arrive at freshwater Lake Naivasha and embark on a water safari, keeping an eye out for hippos and the colorful birdlife such as pelicans and cormorants. Don’t be surprised to see antelope or buffalo grazing nearby on the shore.

The private reserve of Crescent Island is a short trip away, and we will take a walking tour, strolling past giraffe, impala, gazelle, and buffalo. Hippos also roam this small island and we’ll spot shorebirds as well.

Then we can bicycle or take our 4 x 4 over to Hell’s Gate Park, to view towering escarpments, active steam vents, and hot springs punctuating this unusual spot. We’ll drive or bicycle by giraffe, buffalo, antelope, and other grazers.

As evening rolls in we’ll retire to our safari lodge or tented camp near Lake Naivasha.

Day 2

Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Reserve

5-6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When it comes to safaris, earlier is better for fully getting your fill of the wildlife. So, we’ll be up with the birds for game drives through the forest and by the lake to see who we can spot.

Then we’ll head out to the Masai Mara, traveling through the Great Rift Valley with its rising escarpments and variegated landforms.

We’re entering Masai country and after taking rest stops to appreciate the views, we enter the great reserve itself.

The park is pleasing to the eye with its gently rolling hills and delightful acacia trees, so familiar in photos, especially around the orange sunsets.

We’ll have the first of many game drives over this far-stretching savannah, tracking lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and many of the 95 mammals that inhabit this most popular of parks.

Come late afternoon, we’ll head to our safari lodge or tented camp to enjoy the first of our evenings in the Mara.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’re up early again for a full day of game drives over the ever-inviting expanse of the park. While here at the Mara you can go on as many drives as you desire… or take some time to relax at your accommodation – the choice is always yours. Just let your driver/guide know your preferences.

Depending on what season you visit you may be greeted by the sight of thousands of wildebeests and zebras flooding through the park. This is the Great Migration (June – October) when up to two million animals cross into the reserve over the Mara River.

Patiently awaiting their arrival are crocodiles, lions, cheetahs, and many other predators playing out the timeless cycle of life and survival. You just might find yourself in the middle of all this natural drama.

For another kind of drama, take advantage of our optional early morning hot air balloon safari over the Mara. As the dawn light breaks, you’ll be witness to the park coming alive below. It’s a fantastic experience and one your guide will be happy to arrange.

To round out your Mara safari, enjoy a cultural encounter with the local Maasai people. This optional visit is always a special moment as you meet the villagers, learn about their customs and ceremonies, and perhaps pick up a colorful piece of their beaded handiwork.

You’ll spend your final evening at the Masai Mara at your lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Masai Mara - Nairobi

6-Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s our last day on safari so let’s enjoy a final sunrise as we welcome the natural world coming to life. Perhaps there’s some spot in the park you’d like to revisit – this would be a good time.

We’ll return to our accommodation for a big safari breakfast amidst the beautiful setting of the park.

Then, we’re off for a final safari as we exit the reserve on our way back to Nairobi. We may even get some more great sightings on this last game drive.

On the drive back, we’ll take breaks to enjoy the Rift Valley views and stop for lunch as well.

We’ll have you back in Nairobi in the late afternoon and bring you to your hotel, the airport, or another place of your choosing.

As promised, we’ve seen four parks and their startling diversity of lakes, forests, savannahs, and rivers… and all the teeming wildlife they hold within their borders. We love the variety of this safari and hope you had a fantastic adventure.

From the entire team at Africa Kenya Safaris, we thank you for spending your safari holiday with us. And please let us know when you’re next ready to safari!

Tour Highlights

– Lake Naivasha
  • Sailing safari
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
  • Bird watching
  • Bicycle safari at Hell’s Gate Park
– Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Experience the Big Five
  • World-famous Mara – rolling grassland, acacia trees & immense herds of zebras, and wildebeest
  • Exciting and colorful Maasai culture
– 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



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

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

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/ drop off 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
  • Pick up/drop off at Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotel or residence
  • 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.

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.

Superior comfort rated safari accommodation in the Masai Mara
Superior Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

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,  Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

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