This 5-Day lodge Kenya safari is one of our top selling packages among our Nairobi safari tours. The safari package starts and ends at Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya and it is one of the tours that one can start straight away on arrival into Nairobi if you arrive early enough.

The Five days safari in Kenya is a mixture of active and Wildlife safari that includes a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park for wildlife safari, which will be followed by a visit to Lake Naivasha where you can do a boat safari or visit Hell’s gate. At Hell’s Gate there is an array of activities that you can do including game viewing car and by foot, hiking, cycling, rock climbing as well as birdwatching. The 5 days package then ends with a visit to the Masai Mara National Park the best-known wildlife area in Kenya and Africa.

5 Days Lodge Safari in Kenya – Day to day Itinerary

Below is the day to day outline program for our 5 days lodge safari in Kenya touring Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Reserve;

Day 1 – Leave Nairobi, drive to Nakuru National Park

Day 2 – Nakuru to Lake Naivasha / Hells Gate

Day 3 – Naivasha to Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4 – Full day safari in Masai Mara

Day 5 –  Masai Mara, Transfer to Nairobi

5 Days Lodge Safari in Kenya experience

five days lodge safari Kenya
Zebras at Masai Mara Plains

This tour is primarily a wildlife safari tour with game viewing in the Nakuru National Park and Masai Village which together gives the safari lovers a chance to spot the Big Five in those 5 days that you will be touring the Great Rift Valley and Mara region. You will be driven in a safari customized van or a 4×4 safari land cruiser jeep depending on your preference and budget.

This will be a private 5 days Safari in Kenya so it will only be you and your travel companion/s, guided by a private English-Speaking safari guide who is trained and experienced in leading safari tours in East Africa. In case you need a guide that speaks a language other than English please let us know and we will provide a guide that speaks your language.

We have guides that speak, Italian, Spanish, German and even Russian and Chinese Speaking guides.  Depending on the availability we can offer those extra language guides for free or at extra cost depending on which language you need.

Apart from game viewing by car, other extra activities will be arranged on request at extra cost.

Accommodation for the 5 Days Lodge Kenya Safari

Just as per the name this is a lodge safari so you will be staying in lodges and tented camps if you wish to stay in a tented camp especially in the Masai Mara. We have included standard luxury lodges in this package but we can also revise the same package for you to stay in the midrange accommodation incase you want to stay at cheaper accommodations.

We can also upgrade the accommodation further in case you wish to stay at even more luxurious accommodation.

If you want to fly out at the end of this 5 days Kenya safari, please let us know and we will give you a quote for the flight from Masai Mara back to Nairobi.

The program starts and ends at Nairobi and like other tours we can also arrange your accommodation in Nairobi and Airport Transfers if you so wish. Just let us know.

Additional information

Duration5 Days
LocationNakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara National Reserve
DeparturesDaily / Any Day (Private tour)
Day 1

Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

At around 8.00 in the morning you are collected in Nairobi from your pick up point and we head to Lake Nakuru National Park. As usual we have a stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint for some nice views of the valley and the mountains that can be seen from afar like Mount Susswa and Mount Longonot. We then drive via Naivasha town to Lake Nakuru National Park. We arrive at Nakuru mid morning and after registration at the parks gate we continue with game drives on our way to the lodge for lunch. After a sumptuous lunch served at the lodge we will go for an afternoon game drive in the park and at the Lake side to see the glamorous flamingos. Overnight and dinner at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.

Day 2

Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha / Hell’s Gate National Park

After breakfast at your lodge/camp at Nakuru we check out and head out (with game viewing on the way), then drive towards Lake Naivasha where we arrive in time for lunch at the lodge by the lakeside. After lunch you have options (ate extra cost) such as heading by boat to Crescent island where you can do a walking safari, or a one hour simple boat ride at the lake starting from the lodge. Please discuss the options with your Safari Desire private safari guide. 

Afternoon we will go to the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park. We will spend the rest of the afternoon doing game drives and if you wish; you can hire a bicycle and go for a cycling tour. You may also choose to do a walking safari. The extra activities outside the safari jeep are at an extra cost.  Later on we will drive to Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. All meals included.

Day 3

Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

A morning game drive is an optional activity if you wish then after breakfast we will go out for a full day of game drives in the Masai Mara plains. We will leave out with a lunch box to stay the full day in the wilderness for game drives. Masai Mara is famous for abundance in wildlife and birds species. Animals that can be spotted in Masai Mara include zebras, giraffes, hippos, impalas, hartebeests and many more. With a little luck we will spot the big five including the Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, leopards and Buffalos. Between the months of July and October Masai Mara is famous for the Wildebeests Migration that sees more than a million and a half wildebeests Migrate from Serengeti in Tanzania. Late in the afternoon we will drive to lodge / Camp for dinner and overnight. At Masai Mara we also have an option of visiting a Masai Village if you so wish. Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Basecamp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 4

Masai Mara Safari full day

Spend this day at Masai Mara national reserve the home of the Big five and the staging site for the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world; The wildebeests Migration. Apart from the annual Migration that sees millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles cross from Serengeti in to Masai Mara, this game reserve is famous for an unparalleled concentration of small and large animals as well as an abundance birdlife. Animals include the giraffes, hartebeests, warthogs, zebras, dik diks, and the list is endless. Dinner and overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Basecamp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 5

Drive back to Nairobi - Departure

After breakfast at the lodge /camp at Masai Mara we check out and start driving out of the national reserve with some game viewing on our way out. We drive again via Narok town and connect with the same way we started on at Mai Mahiu. We arrive in the afternoon at Nairobi where you will be dropped at the Airport if you are flying out early.

End of our 5 Days lodge safari in Kenya to Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate, and Masai Mara National Reserve.

This tour can also be combined with a Beach Extension to Lamu island in Kenya, Malindi , Diani , Mombasa or even to Zanzibar Island in Tanzania. 

The tour is an active safari in Kenya whereby you will get involved in some activities besides the traditional wildlife viewing game drives on a safari jeep. If you are planning to visit Kenya for a safari tour, our experts can offer free advice and customization of our 5 Days Kenya lodge safari.

5 Days Kenya Lodge Safari Prices

The below prices for the 5 Days  Kenya lodge safari are quoted for the Peak Safari Season that starts from 1st July upto 31st September 2022. We can however always provide prices for your safari depending on which season of the year you wish to travel, but also how many people are travelling with you. 

If children are also included in your group, please provide their details; number for kids and their respective ages, ad our experts will get back to you with the most precise cost of tour. 

Peak Season (1st Jul – 31st Sep 2022)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 1624 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 1366 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 1279 per person sharing

The pricing is based on using a 4×4 safari jeep for Kenya safaris same safari package can be done in a normal safari van if you wish to lower the cost just a little bit. If you are interested please request for that pricing.

Prices Include

Transport in a customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

English or other language speaking driver/guide.


Game viewing drives

Park entrance fees

All meals on safari.

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Other bottled drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Packing items on safari

Tips or gratuities

Boat ride at Lake Naivasha.

Extra activities at Hell’s Gate National Park.

International Air fare

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