Like the name suggests, this is our 5 days Classic lodge safari that offers you a chance to explore the Highlights of Kenyan safari in only 5 Days. The safari takes you to the Rift Valley for a tour of Lake Nakuru National Park as well as the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve but also gives you a rare chance to visit the Aberdares National Park and the Treetop Hotel, exactly where Queen Elizabeth II spent the night before she ascended to power after the death of her father. If you are lucky you could get the exact room she slept!

5 days classic lodge safari Kenya
Luxury Tented Camp Masai Mara

This 5 days Classic Kenya Lodge safari package is one of our popular tours done by one time visitors who would like to experience the Classic African Wildlife Safari in Kenya. The tour starts and ends at Nairobi the Capital city or Kenya where we can also arrange your accommodation for the first night as well as airport transfers incase you need that.

5 Days Kenya Classic Safari; Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Leave Nairobi, drive to Aberdares National Park

Day 2: Aberdares National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4: Full day safari at Masai Mara

Day 5: Masai Mara – Transfer back to Nairobi

5 Days Kenya Classic Safari; Accommodation

This 5 Days Kenya Classic Safari is a midrange to standard luxury package which includes accommodation in nice lodges & tented camps. If you have the budget to upgrade to more deluxe accommodations, we can always do that for you. Just request for customization of your tour and we will gladly upgrade your tour to a luxury tour.

If you are staying at a beach hotel in Diani or Mombasa and have shortage of time you may be interested in our 4 days Mombasa Safari that takes you to Tsavo East, Tsavo West & Amboseli National Park.

The same way we can also revise the 5 days Kenya Classic safari to a budget lodging tour if you wish to spend less than what this tour costs.

Additional information

Duration5 days
LocationAberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara
DeparturesDaily / Any Day (Private Safari)

5 Days Classic Lodge Kenya Safari – Detailed itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi - Aberdares National Park

Depart in Nairobi in the morning we drive on the Nyeri Nairobi highway through the beautiful Kikuyu farmlands and countryside market towns on the Mount Kenya slopes. We arrive in Nyeri in time for an early lunch at the Aberdare Country Club a hotel which acts as the base for The Ark Hotel where you will be staying tonight. After a delicious lunch at the the country club, the driver will stay behind as you are collected by the lodge safari guide who will then transfer you to the The Ark Hotel in the Aberdare Ranges. You will do the afternoon game drives in Aberdares and then retire to the lodge for game viewing from the hotel decks. Animals throng the Watering hole and salt lick that is laminated by flood lights so that you may enjoy nice views from the comfort of the lodge. Other activities in Aberdares Mountains is a visit to the Mau Mau caves where the freedom fighters used to hide while rebelling against the British colonial rule in Kenya and East Africa. Overnight at The Ark. Lunch and dinner included. Pls note that children under 7 years old are not permitted in The Ark.

Day 2

Aberdares - Lake Nakuru National Park

A hearty breakfast at Aberdares then off we take off via Nyahururu towns and Thomson’s falls to Lake Nakuru National Park. We will also have a brief stop at the Equator line at the Rift Valleys escarpment view point. We arrive in Nakuru in time for lunch at the lodge then move out to the park for an afternoon game drive. We are most likely to spot the white rhino, the rare Rothschild giraffes, the buffalos, zebras and many other animals but one thing we are sure of is the glamorous flamingos at the lake. Later in the afternoon we will retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Staying overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.

Day 3

Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

After breakfast at the lodge we check out and drive out of the park with some game viewing en route as we head to Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Rift Valley towns of Naivasha and Mai Mahiu. We have a brief stop at the town of Narok in the Masai Land then enter the Masai Mara via the Main Gate of Sekenani and head to the lodge or Camp for a hot lunch. After lunch we go out on our first game drive in Masai Mara to look out for the big Cats; lions, leopards and cheetahs as they go about their daily predating. Others animals include the giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, buffalos, dik diks, warthogs, and many birds’ species that have been recorded in the Masai Mara. Late afternoon we drive back for dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp. Overnight at Base Camp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 4

Masai Mara Safari

We have an option to do the early morning game drive today if you wish, then after breakfast we leave with lunch boxes so that we can drive as far as we wish during the day in search of the animals of Masai Mara. Masai Mara is famous for the annual wildebeests Migration that has since been classified as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Apart from the Wildebeests herds Masai Mara is unmatched in terms of animal and birdlife concentration. You may also choose to do a Masai Village visit in the afternoon and or a walking safari guided by armed rangers of a Masai Warrior. Late afternoon we drive to the Camp/lodge and spend some time around the campfire as we relax under the beautiful stars of the African sky. Dinner and overnight at Base Camp Masai Mara. All meals included.

Day 5

Back to Nairobi

A hearty breakfast at the lodge/Camp then we check out and start on our way out of the Masai Mara with some game watching en route. We then drive back to Nairobi where you will be dropped at the Airport in case you are flying out early.

End of our Classic Safari Kenya.

Flying back to Nairobi is also an option if you do not wish to drive back by road. Please contact our safari experts and you will be given the flying option

5 Days Classic Lodge Kenya Safari – Prices

The below prices for the 5 Days Classic Kenya safari package 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 1604 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 1346 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 1259 per person sharing

The pricing is based on using a 4×4 safari land cruiser for Kenya wildlife safari 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

International Air fare

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