Our Detailed 6 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary, Cost, and More

Our clients during a 6 Day Kenya safari in Masai Mara
Clients taking photos on a 6 Day safari with Masaimarasafari.in team

Welcome to our top-rated, 6 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary that takes you to the best destinations in Kenya for Big 5 and big cats safari. These include the Lake Nakuru National Park, Hell’s Gate National Park, and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. 

Besides the phenomenal wildlife, these destinations boast a diverse bird  population, rich cultural heritage, hospitable people, breathtaking landscapes, and first-class ‘Kenya safari lodges and camps. 

Some of the Kenyan wildlife you can expect to see on this 6 Day safari Kenya itinerary includes the pride of lions, herds of elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and buffalos. You will also see rhinos,  wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, topis, monkeys, flamingoes, and many other animals. 

The package is all-inclusive, which means everything from airport picks up to airport return, park fees, accommodations, and meals are covered in the cost. All that is left is for you to book the trip and start enjoying one of the best adventures in Kenya.

How to Book Your 6 Days Safari to L. Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, & Masai Mara

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 6-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 Nights, 6 Days Kenya Safari Itinerary

Trip DetailsHighlights
Day 1

Pickup from JKIA & Transfer to Lake Nakuru

Overnight at Various hotels – Half-Board Basis

Day 2

Game Drive at Lake Nakuru National Park & Transfer to Naivasha 

Overnight at Various Hotels – Full-Board Basis

Day 3

Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park 

Overnight at Various Hotels – Full-Board Basis 

Day 4

Transfer to Masai Mara & Visit a Maasai Village 

Overnight at Various Hotel – Full-Board Basis 

Day 5

Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara with Packed Lunch 

Overnight at Various Hotels – Full-Board Basis 

Day 6Transfer to Nairobi and JKIA
Items includedAirport Pickup, Game Drives, Park Fees, Full-Board Accommodation, Shared Use of Land Cruiser, Bike Hire Cost, and Many More
Items excludedHot Air Balloon Safari, Personal Expenses, Money Transfer Charges, & Tips and Gratuities
Safari Price

Price Per Person Sharing from Based on 6 Pax from USD 1123 for 2023

Price Per Person Sharing Based on 6 Pax from USD 795 for 2022

The Detailed 6-Day Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, & Masai Mara  Itinerary

Hot tip: Should you wish to spend an extra day in Kenya, consider booking our 7-day Kenya safari package as detailed here.  Here is a detailed walk-through of our 6-day safari itinerary, from when you arrive in Kenya to the end of your trip.

Day 1: Pickup from JKIA & Transfer to Nakuru

Our Kenya itinerary 6 day tour begins with your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), where you will find our driver earnestly awaiting you. We recommend that you take a flight that arrives in Kenya before noon. That way, we get to welcome and start the safari right away.

After introductions and welcoming you to Kenya, you shall embark on the most amazing Kenya itinerary 6-day tour. You will start with a scenic journey to Nakuru aboard a comfortable 4×4 Land Cruiser.

On the way, your driver shall point out and explain various attractions, such as the Great Rift Valley. To appreciate the magnitude of this enormous gorge, a stop at the Rift Valley point will be in order. 

The Rift Valley is a deep intra- continental gorge from Lebanon in the Middle East, right through North and East Africa, down to Mozambique. Its deepest point is a whopping 3 miles deep!

While at the viewpoint, you can peek at the vast crater below and may also check out some of the handicrafts made by skilled traditional artisans at nearby shops. You shall proceed to Nakuru town, where you may pick up some personal items and check in at the hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. 

Hint: The trip from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru shall start in the afternoon for group tours. Those who catch a flight that lands in the morning get an optional Giraffe Center visit for USD 30 per person. 

  • Half-board accommodation – Dinner & Breakfast 

Day 2. Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park and Transfer to Lake Naivasha

The second day of your 6 days in Kenya shall be mostly comprised of game drives. You shall begin early after a  hearty breakfast, followed by a morning game drive at Lake Nakuru

You can expect to see flocks of flamingos at the lake, as well as a myriad of animals such as hippos, rhinos, buffaloes, hyenas, antelopes, and more. Lake Nakuru also has a landed portion with plenty of zebra, lion, cheetah, monkey, giraffe, warthogs, baboons, and wildebeest. 

Our game drive shall be punctuated by a picnic lunch at the heart of the park, followed by an afternoon game drive around the rest. The game drives end at around 4:00 pm, after which we transfer you to Naivasha.

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

Day 3. Walking Safaris and Bike Rides in Hell’s Gate National Park

Today, you shall take breakfast and head out for a full day at Hells Gate National park in Naivasha. It is a place with few animals and wide open grasslands. You will enjoy walking alongside the few zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests here.

Enjoy taking stunning photos with a giraffe or zebra behind you in the wild. We shall also take you on a tour of the gorges at the park, which has been a natural attraction for visitors for decades.

Your day in Hell’s gate national park will see you take photos you will remember forever. It is the only park in Kenya where you can get out of the safari land cruiser or safari van and walk or ride a bike. It is also one of the most scenic parks in Kenya.

6 Days Kenya Safari - Cycling
Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Full-board accommodation – Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast 

Day 4: Transfer to Masai Mara & Cultural Tour

Today, the climax of your  6 days in Kenya starts with a visit to the Masai Mara. On the morning of the fourth day, we plan on traveling to the Mara from Naivasha, a road trip of approximately 4-5 hours.

If all goes well, we shall have you checked in at the hotel around noon, after which our driver shall leave you for two hours to rest and get acclimated to the place.  He shall take you on a cultural tour in the afternoon, including a Maasai village visit.

The Masai Mara is named after the Maasai people, who have called the place home for years. They are nomads who coexist with the most savage of beasts within the park and whose culture has resisted western influence for centuries.

You will enjoy interacting with them and learning about their culture and way of life.  You will also jump and dance, and learn why they drink blood, why the women are the ones who built huts, and how they make fire without matchboxes.

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

Day 5: Full-Day Game Drive in Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

Today, the plan is a full-day game drive around the impressive and award-winning Masai Mara game reserve.  Should you travel between July and October, the Masai Mara has a special treat for you, the annual wildebeest migration.

It is one of the most breathtaking natural phenomena in the world. Your day shall begin after breakfast, with our guide picking you up from the hotel for the game drive.

He shall come fully loaded with a packed picnic lunch to ensure there are no disruptions to the fun day that is about to unfold. During the game drive, you will see the Big Five, Big Cats, and many other impressive wildlife species.

The Mara is home to more than 90 animal species, and this will be a perfect opportunity for you to witness them up close.

Day 6: Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi – JKIA

A Kenya itinerary 6 day tour never feels quite enough to experience the country’s wonders. Nevertheless, it leaves you with enduring lifelong memories and invaluable experiences.

On this trip, your 6 days in Kenya will wind down with a trip back to Nairobi from the Mara. Depending on your departure time from Nairobi, we could visit the Nairobi National Museum and the adjacent snake park within the city.

Here, you get one final interaction with Kenya’s amazing wildlife, culture, and history.  We shall then transfer you to the airport for the flight back home.

Items included in the 6 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary Price – Nakuru, Hell’s Gate & Masai Mara

  • 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)
  • Full-board accommodation on day 5 (Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast)
  • Full-day game drive at Lake Nakuru on day 2
  • Cycling at Hell’s Gate National Park on day 3
  • Bike hire charges
  • Visit a Maasai village on day 4
  • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara on day 5 with Packed lunch
  • Transfer to Nairobi (JKIA) on day 6

Items Excluded from the Price of the 6 Days Safari Kenya 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 3 at USD 50 Per Person
  • Optional Lunch on day 1 at USD 30 Per Person
  • Optional Lunch & Dinner on day 6 at USD 60 Per Person
  • Optional Animal Orphanage and Safari Walk visit on day 6 at USD 70 Per Person
  • Easter, Christmas, & New Supplements of USD 50 Per Person Per Night

2023 6 Days Safari Kenya Itienrary Group Joining Safari 2023 Using a Van – COOMING SOON

Hotel Category Month December Price
1 Budget USD USD 
2 Mid-Luxury USD USD 

6 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary Group Joining Safari for 2023 Using a Land Cruiser – COOMING SOOM

Hotel Category Month December Price
1 Budget  USD USD
2 Mid-Luxury USD USD 
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.

6 Day Safari Kenya Itinerary Price Per Person for Established Groups 

Dates/Month 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
1st Jan – 31st Mar 2023 USD 1445 USD 1424 USD 1372 USD 1259
1st Apr – 30th Jun 2023 USD 1283 USD 1267 USD 1220 USD 1123
1st Jul – 15th Oct 2023 USD 1890 USD 1891 USD 1814 USD 1702
16th Oct – 21st Dec 2023 USD 1445 USD 1424 USD 1371 USD 1259
22nd Dec 2023 – 2nd Jan 2024 USD 1830 USD 1814 USD 1748 USD 1625

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 accommodations are Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Lake Naivasha Country Club, & Zebra Plain Masai Mara.