Vessel Africa Safaris
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5 Days Kenya Safari Mlima

NASMKS 04: 5 Days Kenya Safari Mlima

Highlights:Nairobi Kenya | Mount Kenya | Lake Nakuru/Naivasha Kenya | Masai Mara Kenya | Nairobi Kenya

Duration: 5 days / 4 Nights

Trip starts: Nairobi, Kenya

Trip ends: Nairobi, Kenya


A photographer's dream, the Kenya Discovery is the perfect tour for those adventurers who want awe-inspiring game drives, unparalleled wildlife and enchanting landscapes at an excellent price. Accompanied by private guide explore the misty mountains of Mount Kenya, the second highest snow topped mountain on the continent. Travel through the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park where you're most likely to see the great rhino, or visit Lake Naivasha where you'll see hippo, waterfowl and much more. Finish at the world's top game park, Masai Mara, famous for its plains of predator and prey, and the annual wildebeest migration. The small size of the park and ability to go off road allows you to seek out East Africa's best game. Return to Nairobi for some souvenir shopping or dinner before returning home from this unforgettable adventure!

Day 01:

Nairobi – Mount Kenya National Park [approximately 3 hours drive]

Meet greet and assist, drive to Mt. Kenya region. Lunch and siesta enjoy afternoon game viewing from hotel deck. Major attractions: Black Rhinos, Rare Bongo giant forest Hog.

Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 02:

Laikipia - Lake Nakuru National Park [approximately 4 hours drive]]

Visit lake Nakuru National Park with enroute game drive. Lunch followed by afternoon game drive till dusk. Major attractions: flamingoes Black and white Rhinos, birds and the baboon cliff Top.

*Optional Lake Naivasha –boat ride, for bird and game viewing or on foot to Crescent Island.

Lodge/ Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 03:

Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve [approximately 6 hours drive]

Breakfast drive to Masai Mara via Narok the capital of Masai People. Lunch and afternoon game drive till dusk –major attraction The Big 5.

*Optional – balloon safari and a visit to the Masai villages.

Lodge/ Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 04:

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day game drive in the park or morning and afternoon game drives. Major attraction is the Gerenuk. Major attraction –Big 5.

*Optional – balloon safari and a visit to the Masai villages.


Lodge/ Tented Camp. Meal plan FB
Day 05:

Masai Mara - Nairobi [approximately 5 hours drive]
Optional morning game drive. Drive back to Nairobi. Optional Dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Airport Transfer. Depart, end of itinerary

Day 1: Mount Kenya Region

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will complete the customs and immigrations formalities then met and assisted by Nitarudi Afrika Safaris Representative, a short Safari brief then commence drive through villages, towns, and up to the mountain's base. We arrive in time for lunch. Time permitting, there are many optional activities. Activities range from nature walks to cultural village visits. We enjoy game viewing from the hotel deck. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at a Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan Full board.

Day 2: See Flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart from Laikipia to Lake Nakuru National Park, through the Great Rift Valley via the Thompson's Falls named after Joseph Thompson who was the first European to walk from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880's. The drive illustrates the beautiful and unusual contrast between the Rift Valley's shallow soda lakes - populated by white pelicans, pink flamingos and other water birds - and the verdant woodlands. We arrive in time for lunch. Once in the park, embark on a short game drive en route to the Lake Nakuru Lodge, arriving in time for a delicious lunch. Enjoy afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National park famed for being home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingoes. This park also provides sanctuary of Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard. Latter we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB.

Alternatively you may visit Lake Naivasha for optional activities [not included in price]. Activities include Crescent Island boat tour in search for Hippos, hiking and day trip excursions to Mt Longonot and Hell's Gate, or simply walk along the lakeshore and relax at your lodge.

Day 3: Cross the Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today your driver guide will drive you from Lake Nakuru through Naivasha. Pass the impressive Longonot Earth Satellite Station as you head across the Valley to Narok the capital town for Masai people. This drive will take about five to six hours. Drive times may be longer in the rainy season (April to early May and November). Stop for refreshments and souvenir shopping in Narok or head straight to the park. Enjoy game viewing as you enter Masai Mara and drive to your Lodge / Tented camp.

Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you may experience the thrill of seeing thousands upon thousands of wildebeest migrating across these plains [Migration period is between June and September].

Following lunch and a siesta, your skilled driver guide will take you on an exciting game viewing drive as you will be searching for game. The leopard is difficult to see as it moves fast and is very shy. If you're lucky there is a good chance to spot them around water holes or up in a tree after a long, hot day. This reserve hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers, full of crocodiles and hippos. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives, enjoyed in open vehicles. For those interested in a more intimate encounter, we conduct a safe and exciting walking safari where you have the chance to come face to face with nature's beauty both in flora and fauna. Latter we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB.

Day 4: Marvel at Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today we spend a full day in this amazing reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game and recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the World brought about by the crossing of river Mara by the thousands and thousands of wildebeest, a site to behold. Search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals – it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.

Masai Mara is named after the traditional inhabitants (Masai) and the Mara River. At some point during your stay in the Mara, you'll drive by the river which is a great place to spot wildlife. This area is a photographer's delight where with any luck you'll be able to take amazing pictures of the hippos and elephants in the water. Full day at the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the ‘big 5’. Masai Mara is at the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife game reserves. Its home to the splendid black –manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffe, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. The small size funnels animals into a tight space, and park rules allow for off-road driving which means that guests can venture into plains covered with hundreds or even thousands of animal.

Latter we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight Lodge / Tented Camp. Meal plan FB.

OPTIONAL: (A visit to the Masai villages and hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over the vast plains of Africa? Witness an African sunrise as a plethora of wildlife roam the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains, in the midst of this enchanting savannah a champagne breakfast is laid out with the mouth watering aroma of sausages, eggs, and bacon, sizzling over a charcoal fire. Drive in a leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your Lodge / Tented camp).

Day 5: Departure

Time permitting you may enjoy a morning game viewing driving. Latter drive back to Nairobi via The Great Rift valley Viewing Point. A short stop over the great view and opportunity to visit local handicraft markets to shop for souvenirs. This drive will take approximately 6 to 6.5 hours. We arrive late in the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Optimal dinner at the carnivore will be a perfect way for winding up your safari. End of itinerary.

NAIROBI is the least expensive arrival city for flights with a full range of hotels and local attractions. Dubbed the “Safari Capital of the World” cool, clear and cosmopolitan Nairobi is the natural departure point for most safari itineraries. A city of contrasts, it is simultaneously the largest, the youngest, the most modern, the highest (1700m) and the fastest growing city in East Africa. High-altitude Nairobi enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round. There are ATMs and banks to stock up on cash, great restaurants, and malls where you can purchase any forgotten items. Depart from Nairobi international airport - end of itinerary.

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Safari Options

We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), add local flights, change a given routing, proceed to Kenya etc. Please contact our expert consultants for your preferred trip plan.

Beach Extensions: Note that you may connect a flight to one of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi or Zanzibar to unwind by the pristine beach. Please contact our expert consultant for your preferred trip plan.


Includes / Excludes


  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Ground transport in a custom made tour van with pop up roof for game drive and photography.
  • [a custom made 4x4 safari land cruiser is also available on request]
  • Game drives with a qualified private English speaking driver guide while on safari.
  • Your park entrance fees
  • Drivers and vehicle park entrance fees.
  • Drivers allowance
  • 1 litre of bottled drinking water per person per day
  • Specialised and personalised services


  • Travel insurance
  • Optional visit to Masai village $50 per prson
  • Optional Masai Mara hot air balloon safari $480
  • International flights.
  • Tips/gratuities.
  • Entry visas and fees.
  • Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above.
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