The Ultimate 7 Days Kenya Safari Itinerary (Updated 2024)
An Absolutely Perfect 7 Days Kenya Safari Itinerary takes to Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara. The 7 Days Kenya Safari prepares for a magical experience as you wind through Kenya’s top national parks, with spectacular views and incredible wildlife so exotic that it may take you a while to realize you’re not dreaming! Consider the endless golden savanna under a vast and dramatic sky, with a herd of elephants ambling in front of Kilimanjaro’s mighty snowcapped peak, and a team of lionesses teaching their cubs how to hunt. Imagine a million wildebeest navigating the Mara River while dodging the jaws of hulking crocodiles. These spectacles are only the tip of Kenya’s iceberg.
Places to Visit: Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara
Safari Highlights: 7 Days Kenya Safari Package
Safari by day Itinerary: 7 Days Kenya Safari Package
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to Aberdare
Amazing Hike to Ol Donyo Lesatima | Aberdare National Park | Kenya
When you arrive at JKIA, your driver/guide will meet you and take you to the lush foothills of the Aberdares ranges. Arrive at the Aberdares Country Club for lunch, an elegant baronial-style country home set in sprawling superbly landscaped gardens. Later, transfer to Aberdares National Park via the Ark gate. The Ark provides the first opportunity for wildlife viewing in a truly unique setting. The Ark was built to resemble the biblical Ark, and you will be able to see animals as they come to drink along a natural waterhole while staying overnight. Elephants, rhinos, bongos (rare nocturnal antelopes with black on tan stripes), and other species may be seen here.
Dinner and Overnight at ARK LODGE on full board.
Day 2: Aberdares – Samburu National Reserve
Drive further north of Kenya this morning to Samburu Game Reserve, which is home to the colorful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and is home to a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator. It has spectacular views of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. A diverse range of animal and birdlife can be found in the mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp. Lunch is served at the Lodge before departing on a game viewing drive until sunset.
Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge (full board).
Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru
Kenya Safari VLOG – First time in Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast and check-out, drive down to Lake Nakuru, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species of black and white rhinos, as well as leopards and lions. After a late lunch at the camp, go on an afternoon game drive until sunset.
Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp (full board).
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast and departure to Masai Mara Game Reserve, which translates to “spotted plains” in Maa. This has the highest density of large mammals and is widely regarded as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is well-known for its annual wildebeest migration. Transfer to the lodge, stop for a game drive en-route, and enjoy a hot lunch after checking in. Later in the evening, take a game viewing drive in this breathtaking location with breathtaking scenery, never-ending plains, and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape consists of rolling savannahs interspersed with patchy shrubs and bush thickets.
All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Dy 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara | The Safari of a LIFETIME!
During your stay, you will have the opportunity to thoroughly explore this vast reserve. Elephant, giraffe, lion prides, and thousands of impala, topi, grants, and Thomson’s gazelle may be seen. Birds, including immigrants, are prolific; 450 bird species have been recorded, including 57 birds of prey. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses takes place in the Mara. You will have the opportunity to visit a Maasai tribal village and be entertained by Maasai dancers. You will have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in a hot air balloon while in Mara, followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast (Options at an extra cost).
All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi, stopping for a game drive along the way. Check into your hotel upon arrival and unwind.
Overnight Eka Hotel on Bed and Breakfast.
Day 7: Departure or Airport Transfer
After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.
No accommodation is included. Breakfast Included.
End of the 7 Days Kenya Safari
Safari Route of the 7 Days Kenya Safari
- Park fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Alcohol drinks