5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Naivasha Safari


This 5 Day Kenya Safari to visit Lake Naivasha National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve is an adventure that promises awe-inspiring sights and an unforgettable safari experience. The trip starts at Lake Naivasha National Park, with its stunning scenery of towering cliffs, bubbling geysers, and an abundance of birdlife including pelicans and cormorants.

Next, Lake Nakuru National Park offers the chance to see thousands of pink flamingos gathered at the lake, along with other wildlife like rhinos, giraffes, and lions.

Finally, the Masai Mara National Reserve provides the quintessential safari experience, with vast plains filled with herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, and the chance to witness the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo. Along the way, travelers will have the opportunity to learn about the Maasai people and their traditional way of life, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Kenyan people.


Day 1 : Transfer to Lake Naivasha from Nairobi

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will pick you up at 7:00am from your hotel in Nairobi to transfer Naivasha. You will be briefed first upon our 6 – day trip then embark a drive through scenic views of the Nairobi suburbs with an en route stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photography. We then continue our journey to Naivasha through parallel scenic views of the Great Rift Valley to arrive to our booked accommodation in time for lunch and relaxation upon checking in. This afternoon we take on a boat safari on Lake Naivasha to visit Crescent Island for a guided walking safari. Crescent Island hosts grazers like the Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Grants Gazelle, Common Waterbuck and Buffalo. After the amazing experience we return to accommodation dinner and overnight stay

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2 : Explore Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Day Game Drives

Today we explore Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Day Game Drives. We wake up early with morning breakfast to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. We will arrive early enough at the park gate to start our morning game drive.

Lake Nakuru National Park encompasses the alkaline lake that is frequently visited by hundreds of thousands of greater and lesser flamingos, providing an amazing bird spectacle. More than 400 bird species in all have been recorded. Nakuru has been declared a black rhino sanctuary. Other wildlife includes lion, leopard, Rothschild’s giraffe (introduced), waterbuck, reedbuck, hippo, baboon, pelican, and cormorant. After a rewarding full day of game drives, we will retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 3 : Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, we say goodbye to Lake Nakuru to embark on a drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy yet another scenic drive through the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley before arriving to our accommodation to check in just in time for lunch and relaxation at camp. We later head out for our first evening game drive in the Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most celebrated wildlife reserve, and arguably its best. The park is dominated by open grassland, interspersed with rocky hills, acacia woodland, and riparian forest. Game viewing here is excellent and rewarding, from the big five to and a huge number of other various wildlife species are easily seen without much strain. At sun dawn we take advantage of the photographic moment then return to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 4 : Full Day Masai Mara Wildlife Activities (Game Drives)

The next 2 days are spent game viewing in Kenya’s leading Masai Mara National Reserve. We will embark on two game drives; in the morning game drive and the Evening game drive with an option to carry picnic breakfast to spend the entire morning out in the wild.

Alternatively, we can choose head out early to later return to accommodation for late breakfast and stay for the lunch shortly after which we head back to search for the big five and other wildlife species.

Wildlife species in Masai Mara include: the Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, Wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras, jackals, spotted hyenas, topi, impala, Hartebeests, nat eared foxes, the crocodiles and hippopotamus of the Mara and Talek Rivers among others

We will have a full day to track the resident wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve. After the thrilling day of magnificent game viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve, we retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 5 : Morning Masai Mara enroute Game Drive to Nairobi

We enjoy our last breakfast at Mara Simba Lodge before we pack up and depart for our last morning game drive in the Mara to catch our last glimpses of the resident wildlife. We exit the park and drive back to Nairobi with a lunch stop then continue to your booked Hotel in Nairobi or drop-off at the airport for your departure flight home

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