6 day safari tour in Kenya is a good duration to spend on a wildlife adventure if you are visiting for the first time. This package is a 6-day wildlife viewing safari, arrival day is not included, but you can start even on arrival, provided that you arrive early enough.

The best 6-day Safari in Kenya includes a visit to Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and The Masai Mara National Reserve. These three are the most famous and arguably the best wildlife conservation areas in Kenya.

6-Day Kenya Safari Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Pick up from Nairobi, Transfer to Amboseli National Park for safari
Day 2: Full Day safari in the Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park for a safari
Day 4: Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve for safari
Day 5: Full-day safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 6: Morning safari in Masai Mara, transfer back to Nairobi.

End of your six-day Kenyan adventure.

6-Day safari Kenya, Where to Visit?

Amboseli National Park

Ever seen a photo of massive elephants with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro on the background? That was definitely taken in the Amboseli National Park. The park offers the most magnificent views of the Highest Mountain in Africa which is also the highest free-standing mountain of the world.
Apart from the elephants. Amboseli boasts of many other animals and an impressive number of birdlife. More than 420 species of birds have been recorded in the Amboseli making the park a great place to see birds, including colorful flamingos that flock the lake.

Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park comprises plains and woodlands as well as the actual lake which is home to thousands of both lesser and greater flamingos. Despite the recent decline in numbers due to rising water levels at Lake Nakuru, the park is still a great place to spot rare animals like the white rhinos, reticulated giraffes, Rothschild giraffes, and many other animals that are inhabitants of the park.

Masai Mara National Park

6 day safari Kenya
Lioness spotted during a 6 day safari in Kenya

Masai Mara needs no introduction to many travel enthusiasts. The world-famous game reserve is located approximately 5 hours’ drive away from Nairobi; the capital city of Kenya. Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve is just unforgettable. Expect magical sightings in the Masai Mara. From large herds of wildebeests, prides of lions, cheetahs, elusive leopards, gigantic elephant bulls, running zebras, warthogs kneeling while grazing, and many other sightings that never leaves one’s mind.

This 6-day Kenya safari starts with a visit to Amboseli National Park for 2 nights, after which you will transfer to Nakuru where you will stay for a night. Your Kenyan adventure then ends with a 2 night adventure before returning back to the Kenya’s capital; Nairobi city.

Where to stay on the 6-Day safari in Kenya?

It is a 6 days Kenya lodge safari, so your accommodation will be in nice and safe lodges and tented camps that are hand-picked by our Kenya safari experts, after a series of familiarization trips and site inspections, that we do regularly.

The sample package is a ‘6-day midrange lodge Kenya safari’, but we can revise the same tour to be a Luxury Kenya safari, by upgrading the accommodation to include more posh accommodations. Please let us know if you need any changes and we will be happy to revise the tour for you.

6 days Kenya Safari Accommodation Options

Some of the lodges and tented camps that you can stay in while at Masai Mara Game Reserve include the following lodges and camps.

Midrange Standard Luxury
Zebra Plains Masai Mara Camp Masai Mara Serena Lodge
Enkakenya Camp Sarova Masai Mara Game Camp
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Naboisho Camp
Sentrim Masai Mara Camp Saruni Mara Camp
Mara Enkorok Camp Elephant Pepper Camp
Base Camp Masai Mara Sand River Camp


Check out our 7 Days safari in Kenya, if you have a week to spend. This one includes Ol Pejeta , Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara.

We can work with tens of lodges and tented camps in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli that we have not listed here. If you are ready to book your 6-day safari in Kenya,  our able safari experts will help you in choosing your best accommodations according to your taste and budget. 

Additional information

Duration6 Days
Start / FinishNairobi
LocationAmboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara National Reserve

6-day safari Kenya detailed itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi – Drive to Amboseli National Park

First day of your safari in Kenya! You will be picked up from your hotel lobby where you your Safari Desire guide will help you load your luggage into a modified safari van or land cruiser, and off you hit the road south of Nairobi towards Amboseli. On arrival at Amboseli you will make a brief stop at the parks’ gate for registration and head towards your camp or lodge with game viewing on the way.

You will have a hot lunch at your lodge or camp on arrival and after checking in. After taking a rest at your lodge or camp, you will head out in your safari car for an afternoon/sunset game drive that will go on from around 4.00 Pm to 6:00 pm when you will check back into the lodge for refreshments and later dinner and overnight. You may be interested in sitting around the campfire as you drink your favorite local beer or wine, while sharing stories with other safari enthusiasts. Overnight at Kibo Safari Camp. All meals included. 

Day 2

Explore Amboseli National Park

Not worried by waking up early? You can go out for an early morning game drive at dawn in order to try your luck in spotting the nocturnal predators as they retire back from a night hunt out. Most animals are at their most active in the morning before the African sun is too hot for them. Lunch can be at the lodge or at a picnic site if going on a full-day safari.  The day will be spent doing private safari game drives, exploring the different corners of the Amboseli in search or wildlife, and bird life, and if you wish, you may also participate in visiting the Masai Villages that border the national park.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp. All meals included.

Day 3

Amboseli - Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Your 6-day Kenya Safari takes you to the next magnificent location today! Say goodbye to your hosts of the last two nights in Amboseli, as you check out after breakfast, then hit the road, this time towards Lake Nakuru National Park which is located at the base of the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive by mid-day in time for your hot lunch at your lodge or camp. You will relax for a couple of hours after lunch, then head for your afternoon game drives until early evening when you check back at your lodge for dinner.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for colorful flamingo flocks, Rhinos, and rare animals like the Rothschild giraffe, as well as many other animals and an abundance of birdlife.  Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included. 

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning breakfast at your lodge or camp in Nakuru, then you will check out and head through Naivasha and Narok towns towards the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Your first safari game drive in the Masai Mara starts straight from the gate, as you drive towards your safari lodge or camp for lunch.

After lunch at your lodge, you will relax or take an afternoon siesta if you wish, after which you will go on your afternoon safari game drives until late afternoon. After refreshment at your lodge or camp, you may enjoy sitting at the campfire area. Every evening weather permitting the fire pit is lit and you can enjoy one of your favorite drinks in the warm glow of its flames, under the beautiful African sky illuminated by the stars. Dinner and overnight will be at Zebra Plains Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 5

Full Day safari in Masai Mara National Reserve

An early safari game drive at dawn is an option if you are okay with waking up early. You have a full day at Masai Mara Game Reserve, so you have an option of doing a morning and afternoon safari game drive with a break for lunch and relaxation at the lodge or camp or go on a full-day safari with a packed lunch.

Spend the day with game drives in Masai Mara or other optional activities in Masai Mara like the bush walks accompanied by Masai Warriors, or a visit to the Masai Villages. It is also possible to arrange extras at the lodges or camps, like bush breakfast, lunch or bush dinner. Hot Air balloon safaris in Masai Mara is another at dawn is another way to better your safari experience in this iconic bucket list destination.

The vast plains in Masai Mara are home to many animals such as Masai giraffes, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyenas, topis, impalas, hartebeests, and wildebeest, Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers.

It is also very common to spot many big cats; lions either basking after a heavy meal or surveying the wild plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common. Dinner and overnight at Zebra Plains Masai Mara Camp. All meals included.

Day 6

Masai Mara – Drive back to Nairobi, Kenya

Breakfast at your lodge or camp then we will depart with a last safari game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve as we leave the park. We will drive back to Nairobi city, arriving around 2 Pm, when you will be dropped at your hotel or at the airport if departing this afternoon. End of your unforgettable 6-day Masai Mara Lodge safari. Breakfast and lunch are included.

This tour is scheduled as a midrange lodging safari but the same package can be offered as a standard luxury lodging safari. Please contact one of our safari experts for free advice and customization of your tour if you need any changes. If you are short of time and would like to do a similar tour then you may be interested in our 5 day safari in Kenya that includes Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara

6-Day safari Kenya Prices 

This safari while staying at these Standard luxury lodges and tented camps (or their equivalent), will cost as below depending on which type of vehicles you are using. You can use a regular safari van or a 4×4 safari land cruiser at a supplement as per below prices.

6 Days Safari in Kenya prices – for using a safari van

2 Persons travelling together: USD 1,927 
4 Persons travelling together: USD 1,669 
6 Persons travelling together: USD 1,582

6 Days Kenya safari prices – for using a 4×4 Safari Land cruiser

2 Persons travelling together: USD 2,031 
4 Persons travelling together: USD 1,720 
6 Persons travelling together: USD 1,617 

Prices Include

5 days Private safari for your group or solo

Transport in a customized safari van (or 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep at an extra cost as per above prices)

English or other language speaking driver/guide.

Accommodation as per itinerary.

Game viewing drives as indicated 

Park and game reserve entrance fees

All meals on safari.

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Boat ride at Lake Naivasha.

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Accommodation on arrival in Nairobi (can be arranged at extra cost)

Other bottled drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Packing items on safari

Tips or gratuities

International Air fare

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