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From our offices in Nairobi, we plan and execute Kenya safari tours from Nairobi, starting and ending in the Kenyan capital Nairobi City; the hub for safari tours in Kenya and East Africa at large. With an endless list of flight options that fly internationally from all over the world, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is the best airport to fly into if you are planning to tour Kenya and visit the famous Masai Mara or any other of the magnificent parks and wildlife areas that we have to offer at Safari Desire.

Our Nairobi Safari tours in Kenya takes you to the most interesting wildlife areas in the country including the Amboseli National Park for great views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife viewing, the Lake Nakuru National Park for the white rhinos and flamingos, to the Samburu Game Reserve in the Northern Kenya. Visit the Lake Bogoria our birds paradise or visit the lion’s jungle in the Tsavo West or Tsavo East starting and finishing back at Nairobi, Kenya.

All our safari tours can be customized to your liking or your budget. The safari options from Nairobi below can be tailored to meet your needs and ideas. Get in touch with one of our experienced Kenya safari experts for free advice, costing and planning.

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8 best safari tours starting from Nairobi, Kenya

3 Days Kenya safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara

One of the best sellers; our 3 days Masai Mara safari starts and ends from Nairobi. This tour can be done as a road safari or a fly in / fly out safari depending on your preference and budget. You can stay in budget, or midrange lodging or luxury lodging packages. If you visit between July and September, you might be luck to witness the annual wildebeests migration.  Get in touch for more information.

3 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

3 Days Kenya safari from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park.

This is the second most famous 3 days tour  when it comes to Kenya safaris from Nairobi. It is a drive in / drive out safari that can start right from the airport or pick up from your hotel in Nairobi. Enjoy great wildlife viewing and nice views of the highest mountain in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro.

3 Days Affordable Kenya Safari to Amboseli

4 Days Kenya safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara

Similar to the 3 days package, our 4 days Masai Mara safari starts and ends at Nairobi. This package included 3 nights in the most famous game reserve in Africa. Best time to do this 4 days safari is from July to October during the annual wildebeests migration.

4-Day Safari Kenya | 4 Days Masai Mara Safari

4 Days Nairobi safari to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park

This 4 days taste of Kenya safari includes a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Lake Nakuru is famous for the colorful flamingos as well as rare animal species including the White Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe and many other animals.

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru

4 Days safari from Nairobi to Amboseli & Tsavo West National Park

Think of the postcard photos of grazing elephants with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as the background? This package takes you to Amboseli National Park for such sightings and more. You will also visit the famous Tsavo west for more animal viewing including the Big Five.

4 Days Kenya Safari to Amboseli & Tsavo West

5 Days Kenya safari from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara

This is a classic Kenya safari that starts and ends at Nairobi. The tour takes you to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara for wildlife viewing as well as an interesting stop at the Lake Naivasha where you will engage in activities outside the safari jeep. Take a boat safari or walking safari in the Crescent Island at Naivasha.

5-Day Safari Kenya | 5 days Amboseli, Naivasha & Masai Mara

6 Days Safari in Kenya starting from Nairobi

Our 6 days Kenya safari starts and ends at Nairobi. This is a classic Kenya safari with a visit to Lake Nakuru, Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara. These are the three most famous parks that can be visited in a great pace for 6 days / 5 nights.

6-day Safari Kenya | 6 days Kenya Safari from Nairobi

9 Days Best of Kenya Safari from Nairobi

The best of Kenya safari for 9 days takes you not only to the famous places; Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru but also to the less visited northern game reserves of Samburu and Shaba, as well as the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It is a great 9 days package includes both private conservancy and public national parks and reserves.

9 days Best of Kenya Safari, Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Masai Mara

Kenya Safaris starting from Nairobi at a Glance

Pick up your safari boots, pick up you pair of binoculars and your camera, as you prepare for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Our Kenya safari tours from Nairobi, come both as short safaris from Nairobi and  long safari packages. Our Short safaris from Nairobi include packages like our 3 days Masai Mara Safari, our 3 days Amboseli National Park safari, our  4 Days Safari to Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks. Longer options include our 5 days Safari visiting Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru, and the 9 days best of Kenya safari among others.

All the safari packages starting from Nairobi can be customized to end in Mombasa by road or in some cases by flight, so that you can combine the excitement of a wildlife safari in Kenya with a relaxed beach vacation in the Kenya Coast where you can spend time in Diani Beach, Mombasa beaches, or in Malindi or Watamu beach. In case you are looking for a more unique beach destination with rich history and cultural heritage then you will not be disappointed if you combined our Nairobi Safari tours with a visit to the Lamu Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Safari is never complete without throwing in some activities and cultural encounters. That is why we offer safari tours from Nairobi that include a visit to the local tribes like the Masai tribe experience but also walking safari in the Masai land, or why not try the thrilling experience of floating in a Hot air balloon safari in the Masai Mara which ends with a full breakfast in the middle of the bush.

Get Inspired to Explore Kenya from Nairobi

Nairobi Quick Facts Sheet

  • Kenya is is home to the Africa’s second tallest mountain, Mount. Kenya, which rises to an altitude of 5,199 m asl approx. 17,057 feet.
  • The population of Kenya stands at approx 48 Million ( with 43 tribes – ethnic groups) according to 2019 Census
  • Among exports from Kenya include coffee and oil (recently started), and Horticultural goods including flowers .
  • Kenya is the home to Masai Mara Game Reserve where the Great Wildebeests Migration happens every year.
  • Most safari tours in Kenya starts and ends at Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Kenya Safari tours from Nairobi can be combined with Tanzania safari or beach stay at Mombasa , Diani, Malindi or Watamu in Kenya or with Zanzibar beach stay. 

Top 10 Best Kenya Safaris from Nairobi

3 days Masai Mara safari wildebeests

3 Days Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi


3 Days Amboseli Safari from Nairobi

6 days Kenya safari

6 Days Kenya Safari from Nairobi

4 Day Masai safari from Nairobi

4 Days Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi

4 days Kenya safari Amboseli Tsavo West

4 Days Safari from Nairobi to Amboseli & Tsavo West

Diani Beach Kenya Safari 10 Days

10 Days Masai Mara Safari & Beach

4 days Kenya safari leopard

4 Days safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara & Nakuru

5 day safari Kenya

5 Days Nairobi safari to Masai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha

14 days Kenya safari and beach Diani

14 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Vacation

Safari from Nairobi - What to See? Where to Stay?

Safari Camps
Base Camp Masai Mara – Located just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve , Base Camp Masai Mara is an eco friendly camp perfect for your stay during your safari to Masai Mara. With only 16 ensuite camps the camp offers great privacy and peace of mind.

Masai Mara Serena Lodge – One of the few lodges and camps located in the wildlife rich Mara Triangle. Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge is a standard luxury lodge that offers a front row seat to the annual wildebeests migration, with the ‘Serena Crossing’ being very close to the lodge. You are almost assured of seeing the river crossing of the wildebeests if  are lucky to travel in the right time.

Elephant Bedroom Camp – Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the Elephant’s Bedroom Lodge is located inside the Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is in a perfect location therefore giving you perfect opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing in style. The lodge consists of only 12 luxury tents in a serene location of the park. The camp is perfect for a honeymoon safari in Kenya, or anyone looking for a peaceful experience out there in the African wilderness.

Lion Hill’s Lodge – Lion’s Hill Lodge is situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley with great views over the Lake Nakuru and the hills that surround the lodge. The lodge features 64 chalet style rooms, one honeymoon suites and two other luxury suites. Lake Nakuru is famous for its Rhino population and colorful flamingos among other birds.

Masai Mara: Buffaloes, hyenas, wilds, elephants, Cheetahs, lions, Black rhinos, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, lions, giraffes, leopards, Thomson’s gazelles, hippos, Crocodiles. 

Samburu: Grevy Zebras, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuks, Lions, Leopards, Buffalo, hippo, Giraffes, hyenas, Cheetah, Masai Giraffes, Reticulated Giraffes, Elephants.

Lake Nakuru : Black Rhino, White Rhino, Masai Giraffes, Rothschild Giraffes, Olive Baboons, Burchell’s Zebras, Waterbucks, hippos, zebras, buffalo, lions, leopards.

Ol Pejeta: African Wild Dogs, Cheetahs, Lions, Black Rhinos, White Rhinos, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Grevy’s Zebra, hippo, hyena, wildebeests, buffalos, giraffes, Chimpanzees.

Kenya in general is a good safari destination that you can visit throughout the year, but the peak season for the safaris from Nairobi is starting July to October. The Wildebeests Migration in the Masai Mara is at its peak during that time. From Mid-December, January  February too are considered as peak season.

The months of June, November to Mid-December with short rains being experienced at that time as well as the month of March are considered shoulder season.

The Months of April and May are our long rains season and therefore the Low or Green Season. This time there are less crowds in the parks and the hotels, lodges and tented camps offer the special green season rates thus giving you an opportunity to travel ‘luxury’ at very competitive prices.

Tailor made safari tours from Nairobi Kenya

Safari tours from Nairobi Kenya

Kenya offers her visitors a magical experience and memories that will last their whole lifetimes. Kenya has set aside more than 8% of its surface area as protected areas for conservation of flora and fauna. Kenya offers endless rolling savannah plains to rugged mountains, white pristine beaches and thrilling adventure activities. You will be spoilt for choice when you visit the Magical Kenya!

Our safaris starting from Nairobi city can be done as drive in safaris to the national parks or fly in safaris which we operate with domestic flights from Wilson Nairobi. Wilson Airport has bush flights (both Scheduled and chartered flights) to Masai Mara, Amboseli as well as the far-flung locations as Samburu, Laikipia and Turkana.

Get in touch with our Kenya safari experts for free advice on how best to plan your next Kenya Safari tour from Nairobi!