The Overview of 5 days Kenya luxury safari
These 5 days Kenya safari begins and ends in Nairobi and includes visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a private sanctuary, Lake Nakuru National Park, a birder’s paradise, and a great time to see black and white rhinos, and Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s and Africa’s most popular wildlife destination known for the Big Five and the Great Annual Wildebeest Migration.
Safari highlights of 5 days Kenya safari
- Big five viewing
- Game drives
- Cultural tour of the Masai community
- Bird watching
- Chimpanzee sanctuary exploration
- Scenic drives through local villages
Detailed Itinerary of 5 days Kenya safari
Day 1 of 5 days Kenya safari: Transfer from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, afternoon Game Drive and Visit to the Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
After an early breakfast, you will go on a 210km drive for 4 to 5 hours to Ol Pejeta, north of Nairobi, where you will check into your booked accommodation for lunch. This massive 362 km2 non-profit animal refuge is set on the Laikipia Plateau, just at the base of Africa’s second-tallest mountain, Mount Kenya. It is home to the last two northern white rhinos left on the earth, as well as over 140 critically endangered black rhinos, the largest black rhino population in East Africa.
You’ll go on a game drive in the afternoon to look for the Big Five and other African species. You’ll also see the Sweetwater Chimpanzee Sanctuary which houses the neglected, orphaned, and rehomed chimps. Sweetwater’s is Kenya’s sole area to witness these incredibly clever apes, who share 98.6% of human genetic DNA and are consequently considered our closest hereditary cousins. Spend a few engrossing hours observing the great apes go about their daily activities, and you might be astonished at how similar their behavior is to that of humans. After that, return to your hotel for supper and an overnight stay.
All meals are included in the meal plan.
Day 2 of 5 days Kenya safari: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and do an afternoon game drive
After having an early breakfast, you embark on a five-hour trip to the south with breathtaking vistas of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the soda lakes on the valley bottom. Lake Nakuru National Park is around 150 kilometers from Ol Pejeta. Check into the lodge upon arrival for a nice lunch and some rest.
After lunch, you will go on a game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru area in search of the area’s many birds and variety of species. With over 400 bird species found here, this Kenyan game park has maintained its distinction as an ornithologist’s paradise. Among the many bird species are the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingos, and Long-crested Eagle. The park’s massive herds of buffalo, as well as the presence of both black and white rhinoceros, have made it more well-known than its once-famous flamingo population. On your game drive, keep an eye out for the game park’s lions, waterbuck, buffalo, leopard, and baboons. You return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 3: Drive to Masai mara national reserve and do afternoon gam drive
After breakfast, depart Lake Nakuru and drive for around 4 hours via the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most famous game reserves. You’ll be in Masai Mara in time for lunch. Check into the lodge for a quick shower and a hot lunch.
Go on an exhilarating afternoon wildlife drive in Masai Mara, which is teeming with predators such as Big Cats, Hyenas, and Nile Crocodiles, in the late afternoon. Large dark-maned lions, estimated to number around 3000 in the greater Mara ecosystem, are the most well-known denizens of the Masai Mara. You will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay after the wildlife drive.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 4: Whole day game drive in Masai Mara reserve and Masai community tour
After breakfast, you will go on a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch beside the Mara River, where you will see crocodiles lazing on the brown-muddy river banks. The Maasai Mara’s vast grasslands provide excellent possibilities for wildlife viewing and photography, and the fields of grass are broken up by rocky outcrops that serve as popular midday resting spots for Lions. The migration of millions of wildebeest from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Game Reserve is the main attraction in Masai Mara, which you may be able to watch if you’re lucky. As a result, the Mara has evolved into a haven for “wildlife activities,” drawing hundreds of pastoral game and predators. You return to the lodge for some rest and refreshments.
In the late afternoon, you will visit a typical Maasai village to learn more about the fascinating Maasai culture and way of life. The Maasai were nomadic cattle farmers who migrated to this area from what is now South Sudan in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. With the exception of ritually killing a lion as one of the tests of age, they rarely hunted. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Early morning game drive and transfer back to Nairobi
After breakfast, go to the reserve for an early game drive to explore the park further and watch for predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and African wild dogs as they return from hunting.
Following lunch, you will return to Nairobi and be dropped off at your hotel or airport, depending on the time of your flight, putting this safari to a close.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch