This is a 5 days luxury safari in Kenya. This 5 days African luxury safari in Kenya goes to 3 parks. They include Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Masai Mara.
About the 5 day Luxury Safari in Kenya
The 5 days luxury safari in Kenya starts and ends in Nairobi. This luxury safari in Kenya gives you an opportunity to see Kenya from the air and the ground.
You will be accommodated in 5* safari lodges while on this Kenya luxury safari. The 5 days luxury safari in Kenya is meant for those with few days but want to sample the best.
5 Day Luxury Safari in Kenya Highlights
Find the highlights of the 5 day Luxury safari in Kenya below:
- Great Scenery
- Great Views from the air and on land
- Big game tracking
- Track the big cats
- Find the Big Five
- Superb accommodation
Detailed 5 Day Luxury Safari in Kenya
Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Our rep will meet you on arrival at JKIA or from your Nairobi hotel. This will at 0530 hrs in the morning. You will be briefed on this 5-day Luxury Safari in Kenya.
You will then enjoy a transfer to Wilson Airport. This is in time for your 0730 hrs flight to Amboseli National Park.
Our driver guide will be at hand to pick you upon arrival. Embark on a morning game drive that will introduce you to the park’s wildlife. Later you will be transferred to Amboseli Serena Lodge for check in and lunch.
A short rest will be essential for relaxation. At 1600 hrs you will go for the evening game drive. Return back to your safari lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is a huge attraction for inclusion in a Kenya safari holiday. The whole park is overlooked by the world-famous views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly best seen at dusk or dawn. This is when low hanging clouds thin out to reveal the iced summit. Remember that this is Africa’s highest mountain.
This backdrop has contributed to this park being amongst the most visited in Kenya. This is also what has brought its own drawbacks.
Years of tourism and off-road excursions have affected on the park. This making it appear rather dusty, overused and eroded. There is a program to improve access with new roads. There are much tougher stance taken against off-roading are remedying the situation.
The park is named after Lake Amboseli. This is Kenyan National Park is named, is usually an empty expanse of volcanic soil. Even during the wettest years its depth rarely exceeds two feet.
This creates a mirage of a shimmering lake making the horizon appear fluid. The parched dry lake bed is offset by the contrasting lush green vegetation in the marsh and swamp areas.
This has created by underground springs rising to the surface through the porous soil.
High doses of toxic salts from a raised water table are responsible for the decline in the number of acacias. That used to tower around the marsh area. The decline had been blamed fully on Elephants stripping the bark for food.
Day 2: Amboseli – Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
Enjoy a morning on this 5-day Luxury Safari in Kenya on an early breakfast. This is to be followed by a transfer to the Airstrip. You will be on the 0730 hrs flight to Wilson Airstrip.
On arrival our safari driver guide will be at hand to receive you. This will be followed by departure driving west. Enjoy a scenic 2 hours drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park.
You will enjoy a short game drive as you proceed to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Arrival will be in time for lunch and a short rest. This is to be followed by an evening game drive.
The drive takes you to the shores of flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Return for dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park, next to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity.
Now it has been extended to include a large part of the savannahs. It has unusual but beautiful vegetation. The forest vegetation is covered with Euphorbia, tall cactus-like trees and acacia woodland. The forest region is a host to over 400 migratory bird species from around the world.
The park’s lake is internationally known for its lesser and Greater Flamingos. Ornithologists often describe Lake Nakuru as “the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world”.
The Lesser flamingo can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage. The greater flamingo has a bill with a black tip.
The Lesser flamingos are ones that are commonly pictured in documentaries. This is because they are large in number.
The flamingos feed on algae, created from their droppings. This mixes in the warm alkaline waters, and plankton. Lake Nakuru National Park is also shared with the white pelicans. There are also the ever-snorting hippos.
Other wildlife in the Lake Nakuru National Park include Black and White rhinos. The Black rhinos have been slowly multiplying over the years, and are well-protected.
Thanks to the government of South Africa. Lake Nakuru National Park also boasts an increase in white rhinos. There are plenty of waterbuck, impalas, dik-diks, grants gazelles, lions, and leopards.
In 1977, the Rothschild giraffe was introduced to the Park. The park also has large sized python snakes. They inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Masai Mara National Park
You will wake up to an early morning game drive before breakfast. With check out done, leave for Nairobi. On arrival you will stop for early lunch at the carnivore.
A transfer to Wilson Airport will follow. This will be in time for the 1500hrs flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve. This is a 45 minutes scenic flight that lets you see a lot while airborne. You will be picked up by our safari guide upon arrival at Keekorok Airstrip.
Enjoy an evening game drive as an introduction to Masai Mara’s flora and fauna. Later in the evening you will drive to Sarova Mara Tented Camp in time for dinner and overnight.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara is a complex but intriguing ecosystem. It offers one of the world’s most important habitat areas for a great variety of wild African animals.
Masai Mara Ecosystem covers an area of 2,500km2 in the south of Kenya. The entire area is under protection by the Kenyan Government and the local landowners.
The Masai Mara Ecosystem is part of the great Lake Victoria basin. It is dominated in the eastern part by the Ngama Hills. This was formed by volcanic activity and has granites rocks and quartz.
The impressive wall like Oloololo or Siria escarpment forms the western boundary. The Lemek hills and Mount Kileleoni are the unmistakable conspicuous features. This is in the north and provides the home area to the few wild dogs that are slowly recuperating.
Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
This is a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch in Masai Mara Game Reserve. You have a chance to see the great herds of plain’s game. This includes the black manned lion, leopard, cheetah and many elephants.
There is virtually every type of African wildlife to be found in Kenya in Masai Mara. All your meals, dinner and Overnight will be at Sarova Mara Tented Camp.
Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Wake up to a cup of coffee or tea. This will be followed by your early morning game drive. You will then return back to the lodge for breakfast and check out.
Complete your wildlife viewing with a game drive as you drive to the airstrip. You will be in time for the 1100hrs to Wilson Airstrip. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Carnivore Restaurant.
Here you will enjoy world class lunch. Drop off at your Nairobi hotel or JKIA in time for your flight back home.
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5 Day Luxury Safari in Kenya Costs:
What is included in the 5 Day Luxury Safari in Kenya cost?
- Accommodation on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on safari
- All Local flight as per program
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
5 Days Luxury Safari in Kenya Price excludes:
- International flight
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 5 Day Luxury Safari in Kenya Package
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Sun Hat
- Comfortable shoes