6 Days 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 days wildlife viewing safari, arrival day not included, but you can start even on arrival, provided that you arrive early enough.
The best 6 days 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 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 back ground? 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 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 may other animals that are inhabitants of the park.
Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara needs no introduction to many travel enthusiast. 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 days 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 nights 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.
Zebra Plains Masai Mara Camp
Masai Mara Serena Lodge
Sarova Masai Mara Game Camp
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
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 days safari in Kenya, our able safari experts will help you in choosing your best accommodations according to your taste and budget.
Start / Finish
Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara National Reserve
6-day safari Kenya detailed itinerary
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 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 checkback in to the lodge for refreshment 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 enthusiast. Overnight at Kibo Safari Camp. All meals included.
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, 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.
Amboseli - Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
Your 6 Days 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, rare animals like the Rothschild giraffe, as well as many other animals and abundance of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. All meals included.
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 an overnight will be at Zebra Plains Tented Camp. All meals included.
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 packed lunch.
Spend the day with game drive sin 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 giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, 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.
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 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 days 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