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Amboseli | Naivasha | Hells Gate | Nakuru NP | Masai Mara NR




8 days

African Safari Overview

The 8-Day Amboseli, Naivasha, Hell's Gate, Nakuru, Masai Mara tour offers a captivating journey through some of Kenya's most iconic destinations. From the majestic Amboseli National Park, famous for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and abundant wildlife, to the tranquil shores of Lake Naivasha and the dramatic landscapes of Hell's Gate National Park, where visitors can hike, bike, and enjoy hot springs, this tour provides a diverse array of experiences. Moving on to Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its flamingos and rhino sanctuary, before culminating in the world-famous Masai Mara Reserve, where the legendary Great Migration unfolds, showcasing an unparalleled spectacle of wildlife. This comprehensive itinerary promises adventure, natural beauty, and unforgettable encounters with Kenya's rich biodiversity.


  • Its a 8Days 7 Nights Safari
  • Destinations:-Amboseli, Naivasha, Hell's Gate, Nakuru, and Masai Mara
  • Type of transport:- Road using a 4×4 comfortable 8 seater Tour van / Jeep (Land Cruiser).
  • Best Time to Visit: All year round for wildlife enthusiasts
  • Tour Type-Private
  • Trip Extensions available on request.
  • Accommodation:- Description on Pricing and season Information

Safari Itinerary Day By Day

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Exploring Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve

Discover the Spectacular Journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve

Embarking on a journey from Nairobi to the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve promises an adventure of a lifetime. As you traverse through the heart of Kenya, you'll encounter breathtaking landscapes, rich wildlife, and cultural treasures. Our guide is crafted to ensure you make the most of this remarkable expedition.

Navigating the Route: Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve

Best Routes and Transportation Options

When planning your journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara, explore various transportation options such as road travel, flights, or guided tours. Optimal routes and modes of transport depend on your preferences, budget, and time constraints. We provide insights into each option to help you make an informed decision.

Travel Tips for a Smooth Journey

To ensure a seamless travel experience, we offer valuable tips on packing essentials, necessary documents, and health precautions. Additionally, we highlight the importance of booking accommodations and safari tours in advance, especially during peak seasons.

En Route Attractions: Must-See Stops and Activities

Cultural Encounters in Nairobi

Before departing Nairobi, immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culture by visiting landmarks like the Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Indulge in local cuisine and interact with diverse communities to enrich your travel experience.

Scenic Wonders Along the Way

As you journey towards Masai Mara, be captivated by the natural wonders of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, and Narok. These scenic landscapes offer picturesque views and opportunities for photography, making your trip truly memorable.

Arrival at Masai Mara: Safari Adventures Await

Exploring Masai Mara National Reserve

Upon reaching Masai Mara, embark on exhilarating safari adventures to witness the Big Five and other iconic wildlife species. Our guide provides insights into the best safari routes, game viewing tips, and conservation efforts within the reserve.

Cultural Immersion with the Maasai Community

Enhance your safari experience by engaging with the indigenous Maasai community. Learn about their traditional way of life, participate in cultural ceremonies, and support local artisans by purchasing authentic handicrafts.


Embarking on a journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve unveils a tapestry of experiences, from cultural immersion to wildlife encounters. With our comprehensive guide, you're equipped to navigate the route seamlessly and create lasting memories in one of Africa's most iconic destinations.

Full Day Exploring Masai Mara National Reserve - Flexible Game Drive Options

Discover the flexibility of our safari itineraries, designed to align with your preferences for an unforgettable wildlife experience. Collaborate with your guide to craft the perfect day in the wild.

Option 1: Full-Day Game Drive

Kick off with a leisurely breakfast, then embark on a full-day game drive at 7:30 AM, including a picnic lunch by the Mara River, a hotspot for witnessing the majestic migration. Spend the day exploring and return to your lodge or camp in the late afternoon, rich with wildlife sightings.

Option 2: Morning and Afternoon Drives

Prefer an early start? Leave at 6 AM for a sunrise game drive, return for breakfast, and relax until a 4 PM afternoon drive, capturing the savannah's beauty as the day cools. Return at 6:30 PM for dinner and rest.

Choose your pace and let us tailor your safari for an unparalleled journey through nature's wonders.

Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Naivasha

The journey from Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Naivasha offers a fascinating transition from the iconic savannah landscapes of the Mara to the serene beauty of Lake Naivasha.

Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya, is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as the annual wildebeest migration. Visitors to the Mara can enjoy game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural interactions with the Maasai people.

As you travel from Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, you'll traverse varied landscapes, from open grasslands to lush forests and farmland. Lake Naivasha, one of Kenya's Great Rift Valley lakes, is a freshwater lake surrounded by volcanic hills and home to diverse bird species and wildlife such as hippos. Visitors can take boat safaris to explore the lake's islands, go birdwatching, or enjoy activities like hiking and cycling in the nearby Hell's Gate National Park.

Overall, the journey from Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha offers an enriching experience of Kenya's natural beauty and wildlife diversity, showcasing different facets of the country's captivating landscapes.

Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru

The journey from Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru offers a captivating exploration through the heart of Kenya's Rift Valley region. Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake known for its serene beauty, is nestled amidst lush landscapes and is a haven for diverse birdlife and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy boat rides, birdwatching, and even spot hippos grazing along the shores.

Transitioning from Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru, travelers embark on a scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley, passing through rolling hills and expansive savannah landscapes. Lake Nakuru, a soda lake renowned for its flamingo populations, attracts visitors with its stunning pink-hued shores and the opportunity to witness an array of wildlife, including rhinos, lions, and giraffes in the adjacent national park.

This journey offers a chance to experience the natural splendor and rich biodiversity that Kenya's Rift Valley has to offer, making it a memorable adventure for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park

Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park is a popular safari route in Kenya, offering travelers an opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes and wildlife of the country. Lake Nakuru, located in the Great Rift Valley, is renowned for its vast population of flamingos that flock to its shores, creating a stunning pink spectacle. The lake is also a sanctuary for endangered black and white rhinos, as well as other wildlife such as lions, leopards, and giraffes.

From Lake Nakuru, travelers typically journey southward to Amboseli National Park, situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya, near the Tanzanian border. Amboseli is famous for its iconic views of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, towering over the savannah landscape. The park is home to large herds of elephants, as well as a variety of other animals including zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, and numerous bird species.

The journey between Lake Nakuru and Amboseli offers a diverse range of landscapes, from the lush vegetation surrounding the lake to the vast open plains of Amboseli, providing travelers with an unforgettable safari experience and a chance to witness the beauty and diversity of Kenya's natural heritage.

Full Day Amboseli National Park

Today's schedule is designed with flexibility to enhance your safari experience. Engage with your guide to tailor your day's activities according to your preferences. Opt for a leisurely morning with breakfast followed by a departure at 7:30 am for an immersive full-day game drive, complete with a picnic lunch, and culminate your adventure with a late afternoon return to camp. Alternatively, embark on an early morning game drive at 6 am, allowing you to soak in the serene wildlife at dawn, then retreat to your accommodation for breakfast and spend a tranquil day at leisure. Our itinerary also includes an exhilarating afternoon game drive starting at 4 pm, leading to a scenic return at 6:30 pm, just in time for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay at the camp. Customize your safari day to balance adventure and relaxation, ensuring an unforgettable experience in the wild.

Amboseli National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve

Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve are two iconic wildlife destinations in Kenya, renowned for their diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife.

Amboseli National Park, located in the southern part of Kenya near the Tanzanian border, is famous for its vast savannah grasslands and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species. Visitors to Amboseli can enjoy game drives, guided nature walks, and cultural interactions with the local Maasai communities.

Masai Mara National Reserve, situated in southwestern Kenya, is perhaps the most famous wildlife reserve in Africa. It is known for its spectacular wildebeest migration, considered one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. The Mara is teeming with a wide array of wildlife, including the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos), as well as zebras, gazelles, hyenas, and crocodiles. Visitors to Masai Mara can experience unforgettable safari adventures, hot air balloon rides, and cultural encounters with the Maasai people.

The journey from Amboseli National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve offers travelers the opportunity to witness the diversity of Kenya's landscapes and wildlife, as they traverse from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to the expansive plains of the Mara. It's a journey filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and unforgettable wildlife encounters, making it a must-do for any safari enthusiast visiting Kenya.

Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi

The journey from Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Naivasha offers a diverse and captivating experience through the landscapes of Kenya. Starting from Masai Mara, renowned for its vast savannahs and abundant wildlife, visitors can witness the iconic African Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Mara. The reserve is also famous for the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests and zebras cross the Mara River.

As travelers leave Masai Mara, they embark on a picturesque drive towards Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake nestled in the Great Rift Valley. En route, the landscape transitions from savannah plains to lush greenery, offering glimpses of rural life and local communities. Lake Naivasha, with its tranquil waters and surrounding volcanic scenery, provides a serene escape and a haven for birdwatchers with its abundant avian species. Boat safaris on the lake offer opportunities to spot hippos, waterfowl, and other aquatic wildlife.

Overall, the journey from Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha showcases the diverse beauty of Kenya's natural landscapes, wildlife, and cultural richness, making it a memorable and enriching experience for travelers.

Safari Prices & Seasons

What’s Included/Excluded

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Services of our professional driver guide
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

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