5 Days masai mara and amboseli safari

5 Days masai mara and amboseli safari– Amboseli safari offers you a visit to two prominent destinations of Kenya that is masai mara national reserve and Amboseli national park, masai mara national reserve is found in south western Kenya and it is a lovely destination where you get to view many animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos. Hippos, Giraffes, Wildebeests, Zebras, Warthogs, Hyenas, Jackals, Wild dogs and many kinds of Antelopes and many more.

Amboseli national park is another thrilling destination you are to visit on this safari, this national park is famed for being a home to a large population of elephants. Amboseli national park is also crowned by a magnificent view of mountain Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa.

This safari begins from Nairobi and stops in the same city

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: depart from Nairobi city for Amboseli national park
  • Day 2: full day game drive in Amboseli national park
  • Day 3: transfer from Amboseli national park to masai mara national reserve
  • Day 4: full day game drive in masai mara national reserve
  • Day 5: drive from masai mara national reserve back to Nairobi

Detailed itinerary for the safari

Day 1: depart from Nairobi city for Amboseli national park

On the first day of your 5 days Masai mara – Amboseli safari starts from Nairobi and on this day you will be picked from your hotel in Nairobi, after early morning breakfast you will be picked up by your safari guide who will brief you about the safari then embark on your journey to Amboseli national park. From Nairobi town it is a drive of 222 kilometers driving through Namanga town at Kenya-Tanzania border, you get to Amboseli national park in time for lunch. After lunch you will go for an afternoon game drive in the plains of Amboseli, while driving through the park you get to view many animals such as African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, Burchell’s zebra and many more. Animals in Amboseli national park are best spotted at the observation hill, after the game drive you will drive back to your lodge, freshen up, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation in Amboseli national park is got from

Luxury: Amboseli Serena safari

Mid-range: kilima safari camp

Budget:  Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 2: full day game drive in Amboseli national park

This second day of your safari is the most adventurous day offering you the best of Amboseli national park for the whole day, on this day you will wake up early for morning game drive. Early morning game drive is a great chance for you to view many animals such as African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, Burchell’s zebra before they disperse in the park. After the morning game drive you will turn to your lodge for breakfast, after breakfast you will chill at the lodge up to afternoon or opt for a nature walk in the park. In the afternoon you go for an afternoon game drive where you will watch animals you might have missed on the morning game drive. After the game drive you will drive back to your lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Amboseli national park is got from

Luxury: Amboseli Serena safari

Mid-range: kilima safari camp

Budget:  Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 3: transfer from Amboseli national park to Masai mara national reserve

The third day of the safari is typically a day of travel/ transferring from Amboseli national park to Masai mara national reserve, you wake up in the morning for breakfast and after breakfast you checkout of your lodge and embark on your drive to Masai mara national reserve. From Amboseli national park it is a distance 517 kilometers take approximately 9-10 hours of drive, on your way you have a stopover for lunch Narok town for lunch then proceed to the park. You are to arrive inn Masai mara national reserve late in the afternoon and you will not do anything other than checking in to your lodge, freshen up, relax, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 4: full day game drive in Masai mara national reserve

On this 4 day of your safari you are to have a full day game drive in the park, you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and after you will drive to masai mara national reserve for a game drive. Masai mara national park is a great habitant for many animals which are easily spotted while driving through the park such as lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes, elephants and many more. After the game drive you will have lunch at your lodge as you rest for an afternoon activity, in the afternoon you will go for hot air balloon safari. Hot air balloon used in safari are stationed at little governor’s camp where the safari begins, this safari offers you one hour of viewing the park and its animals from the sky. After the hot air balloon safari you will drive back to your lodge, freshen up have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation in Masai mara national reserve is got from

Luxury: Mara Siria tented camp

Mid-range: Kichwa Tembo

Budget: Mara Engai lodge

Day 5: drive from Masai mara national reserve back to Nairobi

On this fifth last day of your safari you wake up early in the morning for breakfast, after breakfast checkout of your lodge and depart from Masai mara national reserve for Nairobi, from Nairobi to Masai mara it is a drive of 5-6 hours and on your way you will have a stopover in Narok town for lunch. You are expected to reach Nairobi in the evening and when you reach, you will have a drop of either at your hotel or at the airport marking the end of your safari.

Safari inclusions

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation in double, twin or triple room according to your choice
  • Park Fees including government taxes
  • Game drives as detailed by the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4X4 wheel vehicle
  • Entry/Admission in Amboseli National Park
  • Entry/Admission in Masai mara national park

Safari exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Drinks
  • Personnel expenditure