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 at 0800hrs. After 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. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Simba Safari Lodge/ Mara Serena 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, An optional local Masai Village visit can be arranged at the end of the day at an extra cost. Later we will go back to the lodge, for dinner and overnight. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

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

You will have an early breakfast so that your early morning game drive will start on time. The early morning game drive gives you a chance to catch the big cats hunting as you take in the unique sights for the last glimpse. The guide will give you an in-depth understanding of the wildlife. 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. Lake Nakuru Lodge/Sarova Lion Hill 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 the lodge. Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Sawela Lodge, etc.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

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

Comfort Level
Accommodation Option
Price (from)
Minimum No.of Persons
Standard Budget Lodge Masai Mara- Enkorok Mara Camp

Lake Nakuru- Bontana Hotel/Legacy Hotel

Lake Naivasha- Panorama Hotel

USD$ 1110 per person  2 pax
Mid-range lodge Masai Mara- Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru- Sarova Woodlands Hotel

Lake Naivasha- Sawela Lodge

USD$ 1770 per person  2 pax

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