Direct Kenya Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

5 / 5 from 15 Reviews




Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

SAVE USD 200 per person and visit the very best national parks and reserves in the Great Rift Valley; Lake Nakuru home to thousands of flamingos as well as the rare black and white rhino; the famous Masai Mara with its annual migration of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes and with the option to do an amazing hot air balloon flight over the reserve; Lake Naivasha where you can opt for a boat trip on the lake; Green Crater Lake where you can walk up close to wildlife such as giraffes and antelope.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Gerenuk, Topi, Eland, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog, Waterbuck
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise, Hot Air Balloon, Optional Activities
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Nairobi, end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

SPECIAL OFFER from USD 1,186 per person, two people travelling

SAVE USD 200 per person – normal price USD 1,386 per person, two people travelling

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transport in 4×4 Toyota Hiace safari minivan, with guaranteed window seat
  • English-speaking driver/guide with in-depth knowledge of flora, fauna & culture
  • Unlimited bottled mineral water during game drives
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as per itinerary
  • All government taxes, levies and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

What's Excluded

  • Flights & departures taxes
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Between meal snacks and events not included in your itinerary
  • Tips for your driver/guide
  • Personal expenses and laundry services
  • Balloon safari in Masai Mara (USD 475 per person)
  • Boat ride (USD 30 per person)
  • Masai village visit (USD 20 per person)


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Direct Kenya Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Direct Kenya Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast. Arrive in time for lunch at the hotel  and check in. Afternoon game drive takes you to the lake to view flamingos and pelicans as well as looking out for rhino, Rothschild giraffe, waterbuck and much more. The forest attracts a wide variety of birds.

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Wagon Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (other drinks not included)

Early morning game drive before breakfast then drive along the Great Rift Valley. Pass by the extinct volcano of Mount Long’onot en route to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive at the lodge for check in and lunch. Afternoon game viewing in this fascinating wildlife paradise with a chance to view giraffes, elephants, monkeys, leopards, lions, gazelles and many different bird species.

Overnight: Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (other drinks not included)

Spend a full day wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a chance to see the ‘Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as wildebeest, zebra, cheetah, various gazelle and much more.

Overnight: Explore Nature Mara
Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (other drinks not included)

Optional Activity

You might choose to do an amazing balloon ride – taking to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning when the winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air as slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. Then the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate and you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience!

After an early breakfast you will have a morning game drive before leaving the park later. You will head to Lake Naivasha, arriving in the afternoon. You will have an ample time to relax or you can opt to do a boat ride on the lake.

Overnight: Elsamere Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (other drinks not included)

After breakfast you will be picked up by a driver and set off on the road to the Green Crater Lake.  Leave Naivasha, pass by huge greenhouses where roses and other flowers are grown for the export market. Arrive at the Green Crater Lake, which was formed by volcanic activity, and begin your morning game walk. The group will walk in a reserve where its possible to get up close to giraffe and many varieties of antelope – a great opportunity for photos. The guides will answer questions about the animals, birds, landscapes and point out the rocks formed due to the volcanic activity. You will later drive to Nairobi arriving in the evening then be driven to the airport/your hotel.

Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (dinner and drinks not included)

Customer Reviews (2)

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Great vacation

Written by: Lynnet Golicz on 20 April 2021

We did a 5 day tour with Direct Kenya safaris and it was an exceptional experience. Our Contact, Nduso was always prompt and helpful. There are so many tour companies out there with different programs and prices, but after all, it all comes down to whether you'll have the good guides and DKS had just that.

We went to Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha, Our guide was David and he knows his stuff and was professional, friendly and fun!

I highly recommend Direct Kenya safaris!

Epic safari

Written by: Morton Broggle on 21 December 2020

My Father and I did a 5 day camping safari to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, The organization, communication and service from the team at Direct Kenya safaris was incredible. Paul our driver/guide was accommodating with over 20 years of safari guiding, we saw the big five in just a day which has been my dad's priority. We will book with them again in the future when we go.

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