Designed for those who want to see the best Kenya has to offer in just a few days, our four day Kenya Express safari takes you to both the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park.
You’ll have the chance to spot the entire Big Five alongside other iconic African animals such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, antelope, baboons, and much more. If the time of year is right, you might also catch a glimpse of the Wildebeest Migration.
DAY 1 – NAIROBI – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
You’ll depart from Nairobi in the morning for the drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Along the way you’ll stop at the Escarpment View Point for a stunning view of the Great Rift Valley with its lakes and volcanic terrain.
From here, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley for your visit to Lake Nakuru National Park. While the park’s flamingos have since moved on, you’ll find that this is one of the best places in Kenya to spot buffalo and rhinoceros.
You’ll arrive in time for lunch and then set out on a game drive. Not only will you see the park’s huge variety of birds, but you’ll also get to spot lions, leopards, zebras, baboons, waterbuck, and more. The park is also home to both the white and the black rhinoceros, making it a real treat.
DAY 2 – LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA
It wouldn’t be a safari in Kenya without a visit to its most famous park, and you’ll depart for the world-renowned Masai Mara immediately after breakfast.
Part of the vast Serengeti plains, the Maasai Mara plays host to a chapter of the famous Wildebeest Migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeest and more than 500,000 zebras and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Masai Mara’s sweeping plains. Even when the Wildebeest Migration is not occuring, you’ll still have the chance to see the entire Big Five as well as Kenya’s largest variety of animal life.
After lunch at your lodge, you’ll head out for an afternoon and sunset game drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.
DAY 3 – MAASAI MARA
Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you’ll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.
Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.
You’ll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.
DAY 4 – MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
You’ll bid farewell to the Masai Mara and set off after breakfast for Nairobi.
- Big 5 and Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara.
- Buffalo and rhino at Lake Manyara National Park.
- Visit two of Kenya’s most popular parks.
- Perfect safari for those with limited time.