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5-Day Kenya Safari: Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru - Pita Safaris


Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru
Budget | Lower Mid-range | Mid-range | Semi-luxury | Luxury |


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our friendly representative will warmly welcome you to Nairobi, the vibrant capital city of Kenya. You will be transferred to your carefully selected hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your journey. Take the opportunity to explore Nairobi at your leisure, discovering its bustling markets, vibrant culture, and rich history.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Ibis Styles Westlands, Lower Mid-Range: Muthu Silver Springs Hotel, Mid-Range: Prideinn Azure Hotel Nairobi, Semi-Luxury: Panafric Hotel, Luxury: Hamingways Nairobi

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve

After a delicious breakfast, depart from Nairobi and embark on an exciting journey to the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve. As you traverse the stunning landscapes, anticipate the adventure that awaits you. Upon arrival at the reserve, experience your first game drive, immersing yourself in the vastness of the Mara. Marvel at the abundance of wildlife, from majestic lions and graceful cheetahs to massive herds of wildebeest and zebras. Your skilled guide will share their extensive knowledge, providing insights into the behaviors and habitats of the animals you encounter. As the day draws to a close, relax in the comfort of your tented camp or lodge, relishing the sounds of nature surrounding you.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Sentrim Mara Camp, Lower Mid-Range: Zebra Plains Camp, Mid-Range:  Mara Maisha Camp, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Mara Camp, Luxury: Elewana Sand River Camp

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Wake up to the symphony of the wild and prepare for another exhilarating day in the Masai Mara. The reserve is renowned for hosting the Great Migration, a natural spectacle as millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing lands. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon as the animals cross rivers, braving the jaws of crocodiles and the watchful eyes of predators. Capture photographs that encapsulate the sheer magnitude and drama of the migration, creating memories that will be treasured forever. In between game drives, take a moment to visit a traditional Maasai village, where you can learn about their ancient customs, vibrant culture, and close connection with the land.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to your Masai Mara accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Masai Mara wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

Today, bid farewell to Masai Mara and venture towards Lake Nakuru National Park, a haven for bird enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. En route, enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley, a geological wonder that stretches across East Africa. Upon arrival at Lake Nakuru, be greeted by a mesmerizing sight: thousands of pink flamingos gracefully wading in the shallow waters of the lake. Explore the park's diverse ecosystems, from the lush acacia forests to the open grasslands, in search of the park's resident rhinos, elusive leopards, and other captivating wildlife. Your experienced guide will share their expertise, revealing the park's hidden gems and ensuring you have the best opportunities for wildlife sightings. As the sun sets, relish a magical evening in the heart of the wilderness, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Flamingo Hill Camp, Mid-Range: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Luxury: The Cliff

Day 5: Departure from Nairobi

On the final day of your Kenya Safari, savor a leisurely breakfast amidst the serene ambiance of Lake Nakuru National Park. Take in the last glimpses of the wildlife and bid farewell to this captivating sanctuary. Depart from the park and journey back to Nairobi, where your safari adventure began. Reflect on the incredible experiences, cherished memories, and newfound appreciation for Kenya's natural wonders. Our representative will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, ensuring a seamless and comfortable end to your safari journey.


- All accommodation as detailed in a double occupancy room, with private facilities.

- All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by expert chefs.

- Park fees and conservation charges for all national parks and reserves visited.

- Expert safari drivers/guides who will accompany you throughout your journey.

- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara with a bush breakfast experience.

- Beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff.

Important to Know:

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults