A captivating 6-day Kenya Photographic Safari, where the captivating landscapes and abundant wildlife create the perfect canvas for your photography passion. Embark on a thrilling journey through some of Kenya’s most iconic national parks and reserves, capturing moments that will forever preserve the essence of Africa’s natural beauty. From the majestic elephants of Amboseli to the picturesque Lake Naivasha, the vibrant flamingoes of Lake Nakuru, and the iconic Maasai Mara with its magnificent wildlife spectacles, each day promises new opportunities to frame breathtaking images.

This safari in Africa is intended to provide you a chance to see large species like lions and leopards as well as grazing animals like gazelles, antelope, giraffes, and zebras up close. We’ll give you a rich flavor of the natural environment in all its marvelous variety via vehicle, boat, foot, and even bicycle.

No one departs Amboseli National Park without having captured images of the large, wild elephants that rule this area near the base of the fabled Mount Kilimanjaro.

A calm celebration of birdlife, hippos, and grazing antelope on the shorelines may be seen at Lake Naivasha. After a leisurely sailing safari around the lake, we’ll continue to the close-by Lake Nakuru National Park, which is home to pink flamingos, rhinos, and leopards.

We’ll also see the neighboring Hell’s Gate National Park’s canyons and scorching vents by foot or by bicycle.

Then, we’ll travel to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous park. The reserve, which is considered to have the richest environment in the area, if not all of Africa, comes alive with species during the Great Migration. Unmatched on the earth is the herding animal display.

Join us on this photographic adventure, where your lens will capture the essence of Kenya’s rich wildlife and stunning scenery in all its glory.

Day-by-Day Itinerary: 6-Day Kenya Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli

  • Drive to Amboseli with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Afternoon game drive to spot elephants and wildlife
  • Overnight at Amboseli accommodation

Day 2: Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

  • Sunrise game drive in Amboseli
  • Drive to Lake Naivasha through the Great Rift Valley
  • Optional bicycle safari at Hell’s Gate Park
  • Relax and overnight at Naivasha accommodation

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

  • Sailing safari on Lake Naivasha
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island Sanctuary
  • Drive to Lake Nakuru with bird and wildlife viewing
  • Overnight at Lake Nakuru accommodation

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

  • Morning wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru
  • Journey to Masai Mara, home to prides of lions
  • Rest and overnight at Mara accommodation

Day 5: Full Day at the Masai Mara

  • Full-day game drives in Masai Mara Reserve
  • Picnic lunch by the Mara River
  • Optional hot air balloon safari (seasonal) for a bird’s-eye view
  • Optional Maasai village visit to learn about their culture
  • Dinner and relaxation at Mara accommodation

Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi

  • Early morning game drive in Masai Mara
  • Breakfast at the accommodation and final game viewing
  • Return to Nairobi, arriving around 4:30 pm
  • End of an unforgettable safari experience with Africa Kenya Safaris

6 Day Kenya Safari Highlights

Highlights of the 6-day Kenya Safari:

  • Amboseli National Park: Spotting elephants and wildlife with Mount Kilimanjaro as a stunning backdrop.
  • Lake Naivasha: Sailing safari with hippos and a walking safari at Crescent Island Sanctuary.
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: Birdwatching, views of pink flamingoes, and a rhino sanctuary.
  • Masai Mara Reserve: Abundant wildlife, including the “Big Five” and witnessing the Great Migration (seasonal).
  • Optional hot air balloon safari for a breathtaking aerial view of Masai Mara.
  • Cultural experiences: Optional visit to a Maasai village to learn about their culture and lifestyle.

Day 1

Nairobi – Amboseli

  • Depart Nairobi in a private 4×4 Land Cruiser Jeep: Your highly-experienced driver/guide from Africa Kenya Safaris will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel, residence, or the Nairobi airport. You’ll be traveling in comfort and style in a private 4×4 Land Cruiser Jeep, specially equipped for safari adventures.
  • Enjoy scenic views of passing farms and Masai herdsmen: As you leave Nairobi, you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes of Kenya’s central highlands. You’ll have the chance to admire the beautiful farms and may even catch a glimpse of the Masai herdsmen tending to their cattle in the open fields.
  • Witness the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance: As you approach Amboseli National Park, the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, will gradually come into view. Its snow-capped summit provides a stunning backdrop to the park’s wildlife-rich plains.
  • Explore Amboseli Park on a thrilling game drive: Once inside Amboseli National Park, you’ll embark on your first game drive, eagerly searching for the park’s famous elephants, along with other incredible wildlife like lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffes, and zebras. Your experienced guide will lead the way, ensuring you get the most out of this unforgettable experience.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli accommodation: After an exciting day of wildlife sightings, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at your Amboseli accommodation, which may be a comfortable lodge or a cozy tented camp nestled within the wilderness of the park. You’ll have the opportunity to relax and rest, surrounded by the sounds of the African night.

Day 2

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

  • Start the day with a sunrise game drive: Rise early to catch the first light of the day and set out on a sunrise game drive. The early morning is an excellent time to spot wildlife as they are most active during this time.
  • Track lions, cheetahs, hyenas, foxes, and elephants: During your game drive, keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife. Amboseli is known for its large elephant herds and offers opportunities to spot other predators and fascinating mammals.
  • Visit Observation Hill for more wildlife and birdwatching: Climb up to Observation Hill, an elevated vantage point that provides panoramic views of the park. From here, you can observe a diverse array of birdlife and perhaps spot more wildlife in the surrounding savannah.
  • Journey through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha: Leaving Amboseli behind, you’ll embark on a scenic journey through the Great Rift Valley, an impressive geological feature that stretches across East Africa. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you approach Lake Naivasha.
  • Settle in at the lake and enjoy lunch: Arriving at Lake Naivasha, you’ll settle into your accommodation, which may be a charming lodge with lake views. Lunch will be served, offering you a chance to relax and savor the tranquility of the area.
  • Optional bicycle safari at Hell’s Gate Park: For the adventurous, an optional bicycle safari at Hell’s Gate National Park awaits. Pedal past grazing zebra, buffalo, antelope, and giraffe as you explore the park’s stunning canyons and cliffs.
  • Rest up and head back to your Naivasha safari lodge or tented camp: After a thrilling day of exploration, you’ll have the opportunity to rest and unwind at your Naivasha accommodation, ready for another exciting day ahead.

Day 3

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

  • Sailing safari on Lake Naivasha: Today begins with an exciting sailing safari across Lake Naivasha, offering a unique perspective of the lake’s ecosystem. Glide past hippos basking in the water and observe various bird species taking flight from the shoreline.
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary: After the sailing adventure, you’ll embark on a guided walking safari at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. This serene sanctuary is a haven for birdlife and features gentle wildlife like waterbuck, zebra, and gazelle. Stroll through the savannah and observe these animals up close in their natural habitat.
  • Short drive to Lake Nakuru: Leaving Lake Naivasha behind, a short drive will take you to Lake Nakuru National Park. Despite its compact size, the park boasts an array of stunning landscapes, including waterfalls, acacia forests, and the picturesque high-altitude lake.
  • Birdwatching at Lake Nakuru: Lake Nakuru is renowned for its dazzling pink flamingoes, creating a breathtaking spectacle along the lake’s shores. As you explore the park, keep an eye out for a rich diversity of bird species, including herons, pelicans, and eagles.
  • Encounter diverse wildlife: Lake Nakuru’s rich forests provide a habitat for an impressive variety of wildlife. Giraffes gracefully roam the savannah, baboons play in the treetops, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of elusive leopards in their natural habitat.
  • Visit the rhino sanctuary: Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a dedicated rhino sanctuary, where you can witness the conservation efforts to protect these endangered creatures. Spot the endangered black and white rhinos as they roam freely within the sanctuary.
  • Dinner at your Lake Nakuru accommodation: After a rewarding day of wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at your Lake Nakuru accommodation, where you can unwind and relish the memories of the day’s adventures.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

  • Early birdwatching and wildlife viewing: Rise early for another birdwatching and wildlife viewing session in Lake Nakuru National Park. The early morning hours offer the best opportunities to spot various animals, including large snakes that have been spotted hanging from trees in the wooded areas.
  • Depart for the Masai Mara: Bid farewell to Lake Nakuru as you head back to the captivating Masai Mara, one of Kenya’s most renowned wildlife reserves. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, and your guide will provide insights into the wildlife and culture of the region.
  • Arrival at the Masai Mara: Arriving at the Masai Mara, you’ll be greeted by its rolling hills and expansive savannahs, creating a sense of anticipation for the incredible wildlife sightings that await.
  • Thrilling wildlife encounters: As you enter the Masai Mara, your guide will share stories of the park’s many prides of lions and other bountiful wildlife that call this ecosystem home. Keep your camera ready as you are likely to spot the famous Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and countless wildebeests and zebras that migrate through the park during the Great Migration (July to October).
  • Settle into your Mara accommodation: After a day of travel and wildlife viewing, you’ll settle into your Mara accommodation, whether it’s a comfortable safari lodge or a rustic tented camp, providing a perfect base for your Masai Mara adventure.
  • Rest and prepare for a full day of game drives: Rest up for an exciting day ahead, as you have a full day of game drives planned to explore the diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife of the Masai Mara.

Day 5

Full Day at the Masai Mara

  • Tailor-made game drives: Today, the day is yours to craft as you please. Discuss your preferences with your experienced guide, and they will tailor the game drives to your interests and desired areas to explore within the Masai Mara.
  • Spot the rich wildlife: With the Masai Mara being one of the richest ecosystems in the region, you’re in for a treat with numerous wildlife sightings. Keep your eyes peeled for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and a myriad of other fascinating animals.
  • Picnic-style lunch at the Mara River: During the day’s adventures, you’ll enjoy a picnic-style lunch down by the Mara River. This location serves as the crossing site for the Great Migration, where thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and other grazers migrate in search of fresh grazing lands. Witnessing this breathtaking natural phenomenon is an unforgettable experience.
  • Optional hot air balloon safari: For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, consider taking an optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara. As the sun rises, you’ll float above the vast savannah, observing the incredible wildlife below in their natural habitat.
  • Optional Maasai village visit: Another optional activity is a visit to one of the local Maasai villages. Engage with the indigenous Maasai people, learn about their unique culture, traditions, and herding lifestyle, and perhaps purchase some of their traditional beaded handicrafts.
  • Evening relaxation at your Mara accommodation: As the sun begins to set over the savannah, return to your Mara accommodation to relax and unwind after an exhilarating day of wildlife encounters and cultural experiences.

Day 6

Masai Mara – Nairobi

  • Early morning game drive: On the last day of your Kenyan photographic safari, wake up early to make the most of your time in the Masai Mara. Embark on a final game drive to capture any last wildlife sightings and photographs before leaving the park.
  • Hearty breakfast at the accommodation: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your Mara accommodation, savoring the flavors of the African wilderness one last time.
  • Departure for Nairobi: Bid farewell to the magnificent Masai Mara as you begin your journey back to Nairobi. As you traverse the scenic landscapes, take in the memories of the diverse wildlife and stunning vistas you’ve encountered during your safari.
  • Arrival in Nairobi: Arrive in Nairobi around 4:30 pm, where your adventure first began. Your guide will drop you off at your residence, hotel, or airport, concluding your unforgettable Kenya photographic safari.

Lakes, mountains, woods, and savannah have all been a part of your extraordinary journey through Kenya’s diverse landscapes. With abundant wildlife encounters and unique cultural experiences, this safari has offered you a taste of the wonders of Africa. We at Tranquil Kilimanjaro express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing us to host your safari and for sharing this incredible experience with us. Thank you for your trust, interest, and time. Until we meet again, we wish you safe travels and many more unforgettable adventures in the future. Asante sana (thank you very much) from the entire team at Tranquil Kilimanjaro!

The cost for the whole 6 Days Kenya  safari  includes and excludes the following items

Kenya Tanzania Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour



Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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