7 Days Safari From Nairobi Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city and the starting point of your safari adventure. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will transfer you to your accommodation.

Take some time to relax and acclimate to the African atmosphere, or explore the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

Day 2: Nairobi to Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart Nairobi and head southwest towards the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through picturesque landscapes and rural villages. Upon reaching Masai Mara, check-in at your lodge or camp and indulge in a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, set out on your first game drive, where you’ll have the chance to encounter the abundant wildlife that calls this region home, including lions, elephants, cheetahs, and wildebeests.

After an exciting day of wildlife spotting, return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening and overnight stay in Masai Mara.

Day 3: Full Day in Masai Mara

Prepare for an exhilarating day of exploration in Masai Mara. Rise early and embark on a morning game drive, when the wildlife is most active and the savannah is bathed in golden light.

Marvel at the spectacular scenery and keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo. The reserve is also famous for its annual wildebeest migration, a breathtaking natural phenomenon you won’t want to miss if it aligns with your visit.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the wilderness before continuing your game drive in the afternoon. As the sun begins to set, return to your accommodation and relish a sumptuous dinner.

Overnight stay in Masai Mara.

Day 4: Masai Mara to Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, bid farewell to Masai Mara and depart for Nakuru National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley. The journey will treat you to stunning vistas and glimpses of local life.

Upon arrival at Nakuru, check-in at your lodge or camp and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive in Nakuru National Park, known for its diverse bird species, including flamingos that create a vibrant pink carpet around the lake.

Keep your camera ready as you search for white and black rhinos, lions, leopards, and giraffes. As the day comes to a close, savor a delicious dinner and spend the night in Nakuru.

Day 5: Nakuru National Park to Amboseli National Park

Today, you’ll leave Nakuru behind and journey to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive as you travel through the beautiful Kenyan countryside, passing by local villages and picturesque landscapes. Upon reaching Amboseli, check-in at your lodge or camp and savor a delectable lunch.

In the afternoon, set out on a game drive in Amboseli, known for its large elephant herds and breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Explore the diverse ecosystems of the park, which include swamps, savannahs, and woodlands, and spot other wildlife such as lions, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo.

After an exciting day of wildlife encounters, return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay in Amboseli.

Day 6: Amboseli to Nairobi

On this day, bid farewell to Amboseli and embark on the final leg of your safari journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving back to Nairobi, where you can spend the afternoon exploring the city’s attractions or indulging in some souvenir shopping.

Visit landmarks like the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Center, or the Nairobi National Museum to delve deeper into Kenya’s rich cultural heritage. You can also take this opportunity to relax at a local café and reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes you’ve experienced during your safari.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant, celebrating the end of your remarkable journey through Kenya’s wilderness. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

Day 7:
Departure After a fulfilling breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to Kenya as your safari adventure comes to an end. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Nairobi further or relax at your accommodation.

Our guide will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, taking with you memories of an unforgettable safari experience and a deep appreciation for the incredible natural wonders of Kenya.

Please note that the itinerary can be customized to your preferences, and activities may vary based on the time of year and specific lodge or camp availability.

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    Luis Eduardo Torres R.
    12:29 27 Dec 19
    Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
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    21:27 17 Oct 19
    Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
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    Robert Schlag
    21:43 14 Oct 19
    Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
    Malou Carlos
    Malou Carlos
    20:46 10 Oct 19
    We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
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    Rob Lovemore
    09:55 07 Oct 19
    our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
    02:36 03 Sep 19
    We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
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    A Google User
    14:20 29 Aug 19
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
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    12:12 10 Dec 18
    I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more
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