Safari Overview

5 Day Kenya Lodge Safari Maasai Mara & the Lakes

Day 1: Nairobi-Masai Mara

Your adventure safari with Budget Holiday Safaris will begin with a pick-up from your hotel . Then a short briefing of the safari; we will start our journey to Masai Mara National Park. Our first stop-over is at the Great Rift Valley Point, to view the breath-taking landscape that has been formed on its own over years. Proceed to Masai Mara via the Narok town and on to the Masai Mara National Park, famous worldwide for its sensational wildlife safari experience. Thousands of species can be found here traversing the expansive plains of Masai Mara. We arrive in time for our afternoon game drive in search of zebra herds, elephants, lions, warthogs, giraffes, among many others. The game viewing will continue till the sun goes down and the shadows of the animals cast themselves against it, creating a perfect moment for your wildlife photography. Later we will go back to the lodge, for dinner and overnight at Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

Day 2:Full day in the Masai Mara National Park

(You have an option to start the day with a balloon safari, at an extra cost, available on pre-arrangement)
You leave the lodge with picnic lunches in the morning and head to the park for a full day of exploring the stunning wild plains of Masai Mara. The extensive road networks in Masai Mara enable you to get a close encounter of wildlife throughout your game viewing during the day. Hyenas can be seen scavenging for a meal, while a lion chases its prey, zebras huddle together in numbers for safety. Large herds of elephants can be seen roaming on the plains, while the elusive leopard tries to hide on top of a tree; a buffalo fights a lion pride trying to make it their food for the day. These are just some of the surreal safari experience moments found in Masai Mara. In the months of July- October, you may witness the annual stunning spectacle in this reserve, watching the Wildebeest Migration, whereby millions of wildebeest and zebras, cross over from the neighboring Serengeti to Masai Mara, looking for greener pastures. You will have your lunch beside a hippo pool as you watch out for the hippos and crocodiles. Later your adventure will continue with a long game drive-in of the expansive Masai Mara plains. After the game drive,  Later we will go back to the lodge, for dinner and overnight mara chui resort

Day 3: Masai Mara National Park- Lake Nakuru National Park

The day starts with a brakfast then depart  for the masai village for a cultural expeience , interact and dance with the masai as you listen to their beautiful stories. Later we exit the park and depart for Lake Nakuru. You can see Mt Longonot from afar on your way, as you take in the beauty of the Rift Valley Landscape. Upon arrival, you will check-in to your hotel, for resting from the long drive. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha (Hell’s Gate National Park)

After your breakfast, your guide will pick you from the hotel and head to the Lake Nakuru National Park for an extensive game drive. This park is a bird lover’s paradise; over 400 species of birds have been recorded here. The pink flamingos paint the lake shores a vivid pink color, contrasting the black and white stripes of the zebras grazing around the lake. Tree climbing lions can be seen on the tree branches, staring at your safari vehicle. The endangered white and black rhinos pass by your safari van before they walk on. Looking closely in the trees, you will spot the antelopes, giraffes, and gazelles. Later we will exit the park and head to Naivasha with lunch en-route. Arriving in the late afternoon, we will check-in to our hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Buraha zenoni

Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi

Early breakfast, then proceed to the Hell’s Gate National Park. This is the only park where you can take a bicycle ride as you see the animals. You can hire a bicycle and follow the zebra trails as you see other animals. You can also do rock climbing here and hiking around the Hell’s Gate Gorges. At the end of the game drive, you can cap off your safari experience with a boat ride at Lake Naivasha as you marvel at the Hippos. Later we will leave Lake Naivasha and head back to Nairobi, with lunch en-route. You will be dropped off at your hotel/residence or the airport.


Tour Details

Prices according to accommodation options

N/BThe rates do not include the Easter, Christmas and new year supplements


  • Transport in safari van with hatch roof
  • Pick up from the Airport
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals (B L D)
  • Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
  • All park entrance fees
  • All game drives
  • Statutory taxes


  • Travel/Personal Insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic & Soft drinks like Sodas
  • Balloon safari 420 $ p.p
  • Maasai Village 10$ p.p
  • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha- 25$ p.p
  • Visa
  • Tips