5 Days Group Safari in Kenya - The Best 5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary for Groups

5 Day Kenya safari itinerary with Masaimarasafari.in

This 5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary is the best gateway to the most breathtaking Kenya wildlife safari. It starts with our professional safari guide picking you up at JKIA and transferring you to Naivasha.  

If you arrive early, you can experience a boat ride at the lake and visit Crescent Island at an additional USD 50 Per Person. Crescent Island lets you walk among wildlife like zebras, antelopes, wildebeests, giraffes, and hundreds of birds. Lake Naivasha also offers an excellent bird viewing experience and has hippos and waterbucks.

For this safari, the guide will take you to the hotels and let you rest as you awaut the next day’s adventure at Hell’s Gate National Park. It is the only park in Kenya where you get out of your safari vehicle, walk or cycle, and maybe come across animals like zebras and giraffes.

The 4 Days of the 5 Days, 4 Nights group tours will see you explore the Masai Mara National Reserve.  The park is home to a staggering population of elephants, lions, wildebeests, Buffaloes, African wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, Rhinos, hyenas, and over 450 bird species. 

The Mara is the best destination in Africa for wildlife safaris. A trip to Hell’s Gate National Park and Masai Mara is hands down the best 5 Days Kenya Itinerary for families, couples, birders, adventurists, and nature lovers.

Contact Us to Book Our 5 Days Group Safari in Kenya Tours 

To bring your African dream safari to life, please contact us via call or WhatsApp at +254-748-258-880. You may also reach us via email at james@ajkenyasafaris.com or safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com

Should you prefer that we contact you about your Kenya itinerary 5 day tour, kindly visit our website and ‘request a complete our book a safari form,’ and we shall get back to you immediately.

Kindly note these safaris should be booked as provided and are not customizable. 

The Summarized, 5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary for Group Tours 

Trip DetailsHighlights
Day 1

Pickup from JKIA & Transfer to Naivasha

Overnight at Various Hotels – Half-Board Basis 

Day 2

Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park

Overnight at Various Hotels – Full-Board Basis 

Day 3

Transfer to Mara & Visit a Maasai Village

Overnight at Various Camps/Lodges – Full-Board Basis 

Day 4

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara National Reserve with Packed Lunch 

Overnight at Various Camps/Lodges – Full-Board Basis 

Day 5Check-Out, Transfer to Nairobi, & Transfer to JKIA 
Items includedJKIA Pickup, Cycling at Hell’s Gate, Game Drive at Masai Mara, Visit a Maasai Village, Shared 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser, Professional Safari Guide, Bottled Mineral Drinking Water, and More
Items excludedVisas, Flights, Hot Air Balloon, Money Transfer Fee, Tips, Gratuities, and Laundry Service 
Safari Price

Per Person Sharing for the Group Safari from USD 854

The Detailed, 4 Nights,  5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary for Group Adventures 

Next, we look at what you should expect during the 5 Days group safari in Kenya. 

Day 1: Pickup from JKIA & Transfer to Naivasha 

Your Kenya itinerary 5 day  tour starts with your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Our driver shall be at the airport at least an hour before your scheduled arrival time to welcome you to the country.

Should you find yourself landing in the morning or mid-morning, we shall include a mid-morning visit to the Giraffe center in Nairobi at an additional cost of $30 per person. You will pet, feed, and take photos with the giraffes here. 

However, flights from India typically land in Nairobi in the afternoon, so you shall immediately embark on your road trip to Naivasha. The journey is likely to take one and a half hours. 

On the way, enjoy views of the astonishing Rift Valley. The great rift valley is an  enormous trench into the earth’s crust that runs from the Middle East, through East Africa, right down to Mozambique.

Upon arrival at Naivasha, we shall take you to your hotel for some rest dinner. If you still feel like visiting Lake Naivasha, we can add this at an additional USD 50 Per Person. This will include the visit to Crescent Island

  • Half-board accommodation – Dinner and Breakfast

Day 2: Full-Day Walking and Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park

After a wholesome breakfast, you begin day two of your 5 days in Kenya with a bike safari around Hell’s Gate National Park. The park is not known for wildlife, but you might come across a few zebras, warthogs, hartebeest, elands, gazelle, giraffes, and antelopes.

Take selfies and let these incredible creatures lurking in the background photo bomb your photos. Walking safaris are also an option while at the park, and nothing enables you to feel at one with nature like walking among the wildlife.

Later, we shall take you on an exploration of the cavernous and picturesque gorges at the park.

  • Full-board accommodation – Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast

Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara, Check-in, & Afternoon Cultural Tour 

The third day of your Kenya itinerary 5 day tour shall be dedicated to traveling from Naivasha to Masai Mara and sampling some of its fantastic offerings. The journey takes about 6 hours, arriving at your hotel around 12:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will check you in and leave you to have lunch and rest for an hour or two. 

Later in the afternoon, around 3:30 pm, you shall tour a Maasai village, where you meet one of Kenya’s culturally rich tribes. Get enthralled by this community’s nomadic heritage, which has co-existed with wildlife for centuries. 

Everything about the Masai is interesting. From their red-robed dressing to their elaborate beaded jewelry and real bravery.  You will learn how they make fire the traditional way, dance, and jump with them. 

5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary - Maasai Dance
A Maasai Dance at Masai Mara - Aduma Jump
  • Full-board accommodation – Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast

Day 4: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

Our fourth day shall be spent exploring the rest of the Masai Mara and shall begin after breakfast for there is still plenty to see.  At this point, please note that you can also take an hour-long hot air balloon ride across the savannah. 

The balloon safari comes at an added cost, but it allows you to witness as the sunrise stirs the park into life. Easy to spot are the predators as they hunt for breakfast right beneath your feet.

The balloon ride is typically followed by a wholesome breakfast and a full-day game drive.  Should your 5 days in Kenya coincide with the annual wildebeest migration season, you shall be treated to one of the most astonishing natural phenomena in the world.

During the migration, herds of millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and other herbivores cross the crocodile-infested Mara River. They migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara plains, spurred by their quest for greener pastures of the Mara.

Our game drive shall be punctuated by a picnic lunch which the driver shall have carried along for the trip.

  • Full-board accommodation – Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast

Day 5: Check-Out & Transfer to Nairobi (JKIA)

We have come to the close of the best 5 day safari Kenya itinerary, and on this last day, we shall have breakfast, check out with our bag, and transfer you from the Masai Mara back to Nairobi.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, and subject to your scheduled departure time, we could visit the animal orphanage in the city or a safari walk for some additional thrills

This trip is phenomenal, with guaranteed up-close sightings of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and buffaloes. You also get to take incredible safari photos along the Nairobi Safari walk. 

This part is only possible for those with an evening or late-night flight back home. 

Items included in the price of this 5-Day Hell’s Gate & Masai Mara Itinerary

  • Airport pick up on day 1
  • Service of a professional safari guide
  • Bottled mineral drinking water 
  • Shared 4×4 safari land cruiser with openable top 
  • Half-board accommodation on day 1 (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Full-board accommodation on day 2 (Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast)
  • Full-board accommodation on day 3 (Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast
  • Full-board accommodation on day 4 (Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast
  • Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park on day 2
  • Bike hire charges 
  • Visit a Maasai village on day 3
  • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara on day 4 with Packed lunch
  • Transfer to Nairobi (JKIA) on day 5

Items Excluded from the price of this 5-Day Hell’s Gate & Masai Mara Safari Itinerary 

  • International flights
  • Gratuities to local guides, drivers, and camp staff
  • Personal medical cover
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional hot air balloon safari at USD 450 Per Person
  • Optional Giraffe center visit on day 1 at USD 30 Per Person 
  • Optional Boat ride & Walking Safari at Crescent Island on day 1 at USD 50 Per Person 
  • Optional Lunch on day 1 at USD 30 Per Person 
  • Optional Lunch & Dinner on day 5 at USD 60 Per Person 
  • Optional Animal Orphanage and Safari Walk visit on day 4 at USD 70 Per Person 
  • Easter, Christmas, & New Supplements of USD 50 Per Person Per Night 

5 Days Price Per Person Group Joining Safaris Using a Safari Van – 2023

Travel Month/Safari Option Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
June 2023 USD 541 USD 678  USD 721
July 2023 USD 605 USD 911 USD 1078

5 Days Price Per Person for Group Joining Safaris Using a Land Cruiser – 2023

Travel Month/Safari Option Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
June 2023 USD 613 USD 750 USD 793
July 2023 USD 677 USD 983  USD 1150

Kindly note that the group joining safari is set for the specified dates, and anyone can participate; from the solo traveler to people traveling as a group. The accommodations are as follows:

1. Option 1: Sweet Lake Resort Crocodile Camp

2. Option 2: Lake Naivasha Country Club & Mtito Safari Camp

3. Option 3: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort & Mara Maisha Camp

The safaris are based on 5-7 Pax on a sharing basis. Single room supplements are as follow:

1. Option 1: USD 75 for June & USD 85 for July 

2. Option 2: USD 206 for June & USD 300 for July

3. Option 3: USD 106 for June & USD 200 for July

5 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary Price Per Person for Established Groups – 2023

Dates/Month 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
1 st Jan – 31 st Mar USD 1216 USD 1138 USD 1069 USD 1045
1 st Apr – 30 th Jun USD 1009 USD 942 USD 880 USD 854
1 st Jul – 30 th Sep USD 1753 USD 1695 USD 1598 USD 1587
1 st Oct – 21 st Dec USD 1296 USD 1218 USD 1149 USD 1125
22 nd Dec – 2 nd Jan 2024 USD 1699 USD 1625 USD 1570 USD 1517

Kindly note that the group safaris apply to travelers who already come as a group; they are not joining safaris. They are based on sharing double and triple rooms. The hotels for the group safari are Lake Naivasha Country Club  and Zebra Plain Masai Mara.