5 Days Kenya Culture and Wildlife Safari


5 days Kenya Culture and Wildlife Safari is a perfect safari package for wildlife and bird lovers offering excellent game viewing experiences (game drives) and birding in 3 of the most fascinating destinations in Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve is the first destination you will visit on this safari, the reserve is among the best wildlife destinations in Africa famously known for The Great Migration where millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras and gazelles are seen on their annual circular movement. Masai Mara national reserve is also home to abundance of wildlife such as lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, cheetahs among others. 

Lake Nakuru National Park is next destination to visit on this 5 days Kenya Safari, the park is a birder’s paradise endowed with beautiful flamingoes found on the rim of Lake Nakuru creating a pink coloring. 

The spectacular Samburu National Reserve is the last destination to visit, Samburu is a unique wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and Grey Zebras.

This safari starts and ends in Nairobi City

Nairobi National Park
Wildlife safari in Kenya

Safari Highlights of 5 Days Kenya Culture and Wildlife Safari 

  • Day 1: transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve 
  • Day 2: Full Day Game Viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve 
  • Day 3: transfer to Lake Nakuru and explore the lake 
  • Day 4: transfer to Samburu National park and afternoon game drive 
  • Day 5: Drive back to Nairobi 

Detailed itinerary of 5 Days Kenya Culture and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve 

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or after breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi City, you will be picked up by our guide and after a short briefing. You will embark on a journey to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve via the beautiful savannah grasslands and the Great Rift Valley where you will enjoy magnificent views of the escarpments and magnificent views of Mount Longonot and Mount Suswa. 

Masai Mara National Reserve is among the 9 wonders of the world and a renowned wildlife safari destination in Africa for the wildebeest migration with Mara River crossing happening along the Mara River. The reserve is home to abundance of wildlife including zebras, lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, gazelles, giraffes among others. 

You will arrive in time for lunch after check in at your lodge, then go for an afternoon game drive exploring the Masai plains. In the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve 

Accommodation: Nalepomora Lodge or Mara Serena Safari Lodge 

Meal plan: Half Board

Day 2: Full Day Game Viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve with evening Masai Cultural Tour

After breakfast at the lodge, you will head to the plains of Masai Mara national reserve for a full day game drives with a picnic lunch set at one of the picnic sites along Mara River. Enjoy your meals and scenic views of the endless plains of Masai Mara and animals like Nile crocodiles in the waters of Mara River. 

The rolling grasslands of Masai Mara offer fascinating game viewing experiences, during the full day game drive you will enjoy seeing many animals including lions, leopards, giraffes, gazelles, elands, cape buffaloes and many birds.  

In late afternoon, you will go for a visit to the Masai village for a cultural experience. On the visit you will be enlightened on the Masai Culture, traditions and norms. You will participate in their local dances, taste some of their meals and interact with the elders which will leave you more enlightened. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination:  Masai Mara National Reserve 

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 3: transfer to Lake Nakuru and explore the lake 

After breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on a drive to Lake Nakuru National Park a birder’s haven and rhino sanctuary. The park is famous for its flamingoes, the endangered Rothschild, black and white rhinos, leopards and many more. 

When you arrive in the park, you will have lunch at your lodge after check-in and then go for an afternoon game drive. Look out for huge populations of flamingoes on the shores of Lake Nakuru and many animals, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park 

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Meal plan: Full Board 

Day 4: transfer to Samburu National park and afternoon game drive 

After breakfast at your lodge, you will depart for Samburu National Reserve heading north via the Mount Kenya – the second –largest mountain in Africa. Arrive in time for lunch, then check in to your lodge. Freshen up and then head for an afternoon game drive to explore the wilderness of Samburu – famous for uncommon wildlife species which have adopted to the desert like conditions in the area. 

Lookout for uncommon Grevy’’s zebras, gerenuk antelopes seen standing on hind legs to feed, Somali Ostriches with distinct blue legs, shy Oryx, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, lions, hippos among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

Main Destination: Samburu National Reserve 

Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 5: Drive back to Nairobi

After breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and go for the last game drive. This is the best time for game viewing as animals are very active feeding, you will then exit the park and embark on a journey to Nairobi. Have en-route lunch and when you arrive in the city, you will be dropped off at the airport for your international flight back home. 

End of the 5 Days Kenya Culture and Wildlife Safari 


  • Entrance Fees to National Park and reserve specified in the Itinerary
  • Your Transportation in a 4X4 Safari Car with a Pop-up roof & AC
  • Tourist activities fees (for those mentioned in the Itinerary)
  • Your Full Board Safari Accommodation
  • All the Safari Journey Fuel
  • Your professional English Speaking driver guide. A guide speaking another foreign language can be arranged on request.
  • Bottled water while in the safari car


  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Beverages and drinks of personal desire
  • Your International & Domestic Flights
  • Your Visas
  • Fess For Optional activities
  • Any extras not included in your Itinerary
  • Your Nairobi Accommodation, but can be arranged upon request
  • Transfer From The Airport – can be arranged upon request

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
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Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
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Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
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George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
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astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
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Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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