The Ultimate Kenya Safari from Nairobi - Top 10 Destinations Review
Planning a Kenya tour from Nairobi? You’re in luck! Kenya safari from Nairobi is a selection of the most breathtaking destinations in Kenya. On the list of our Kenya safaris from Nairobi, you’ll find attractions such as Ol Pejeta, a conservancy known to house two of the world’s only remaining northern white rhinos, and the Giraffe Center, where you can feed giraffes.
There’s also the Samburu, a park famed for its pristineness, and Amboseli, an evergreen spot with soul-stirring views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We also highlight Kenya’s history and heritage by taking you to the National Museum of Kenya and the illegalities of poaching with the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Our Kenya safaris from Nairobi are suited for all appetites. Whether you’re a lone traveler looking for an escape, an anthropologist looking for a new muse, a family, a couple, or a group of friends simply looking to have a good time?
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Our Most Booked Kenya Tour Packages from Nairobi and Other Safaris
|The Best Kenya Safari from Nairobi||Detailed Itinerary||Price Per Person Sharing|
|6-Day Nairobi & Masai Mara Family Safari||View the Itinerary|
Adult From USD 2000
|6-Day Nairobi, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1795|
|3-Day African Safari in Kenya||View the Itinerary||From USD 880|
|3-Day Masai Mara Budget Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 880|
|4-Day Ashnil Mara Camp Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1190|
|4-Day Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1180|
|4-Day Mara Serena Safari Lodge Trip||View the Itinerary||From USD 1262|
|4-Day Masai Mara Flying Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1450|
|4-Day Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 750|
|4-Day Masai Mara Migration Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1430|
|5-Day Naivasha & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 854|
|6-Day Amboseli, L. Naivasha, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1764|
|6-Day Amboseli, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1186|
|6-Day Hell’s Gate, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1788|
|6-Day L. Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1123|
|7-Day Amboseli, Naivasha, & Masai Mara Group Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 1130|
|13-Day Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari||View the Itinerary||From USD 5258|
Our Top 10 Kenya Safari from Nairobi & Destinations
Below we look at the best places you can visit when you book our Kenya safaris from Nairobi and the day you should spend in each destination.
1. 3 Days, 2 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve Safari
You have to head to the Mara, where wildlife abounds and magical, sun-burned grasslands are the norm, to feel the heartbeat of Kenya. Masai Mara is spectacular, packed with over 90 different mammal species, 450 bird species, and staggering amounts of plant species.
The park also hosts the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration, a sensational one-of-its-kind spectacle graced by over 1 million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles. There’s also a large concentration of predators in the park, from over 600 lions to leopards, hyenas, and wild dogs.
Fun activities to engage in while at Masai Mara? There’s quite a variety, from game drives to nature walks, hot-air balloon safaris, sundowners, nature photography, and bush dining.
From Nairobi to Masai Mara Distance and how to Get There
The distance from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve is just over 322km, making it an ideal destination for Kenya safaris. While there are a number of ways to travel to Masai Mara, the most popular and convenient option is by road, which takes about 6 hours from or to Nairobi. Traveling from or to Nairobi by air takes about 45 minutes.
From Nairobi to Masai Mara by Air
Taking a flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve is the best way to get to the world-famous national reserve. The flight only takes around an hour, which means that you can be on your Masai Mara safari sooner.
Plus, flying means that you don’t have to deal with long road journeys of 6 hours, which can be tiring and uncomfortable. Once you land at the airstrip in the Masai Mara, you’ll be able to start your safari immediately.
The cost of flying from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve is quite affordable, and there are a number of different Kenya safari packages available to suit your needs. The price starts under USD100, making it an affordable and enjoyable experience for travelers of all budgets.
There are several airstrips at the Masai Mara, which makes it easy to get around and explore all of the park’s stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. And you board a flight at Wilson airport when getting from Nairobi to Masai Mara.
The only disadvantage of using a flight to travel to the Masai Mara is that you won’t be able to see the countryside and attractions such as the Great Rift valley. It is also impossible to do a flight if you wish to combine a Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru National Park or even a Masai-Mara-Lake-Nakuru-Lake-Naivasha safari.
From Nairobi to Masai Mara by Road
A Kenya safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve by safari land cruiser is one of the best ways to see the Kenyan countryside. The journey takes you through the Great Rift Valley, past fertile farmland and traditional Maasai villages.
The safari land cruiser is specially designed for off-road travel, so you can be sure to get the most out of your journey. And with plenty of space for luggage, you can pack everything you need for your stay in the Masai Mara.
One shortcoming of a Masai Mara safari by road is that the journey is significantly longer than by air. It takes around 6 hours to travel from Nairobi to Masai Mara, which can be quite tiring if you’re not heading to other destinations like Lake Nakuru National park. Thus, traveling by road using a 4×4 safari land cruiser is the ideal way to combine a Masai-Mara-Lake-Nakuru-National-Park-Lake-Naivasha safari in Kenya.
2. 3 Days, 2 Night Samburu Game Reserve Safari
Wander around Samburu and uncover the beautiful secrets its secluded savannah holds. The first, we believe, is the Samburu Five, an iconic quintet featuring the Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali Ostrich, and gerenuk.
And then there is the Ewaso Nyiro, a fascinating river whose banks shoulder staggering amounts of wildlife. Third and the show star are the over 900 elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, wild dogs, and over 450 bird species who call the park home.
Things to do in Samburu include camel trekking, bush meals, nature walks, horseback safaris, game drives, and sundowners.
3. 3 Days, 2 Nights Amboseli National Park Safari
Lush grasslands, charming resorts, tranquil ambiances, and unique wildlife varieties lend Amboseli National Park its status as one of the most breathtaking parks in the country. Mt. Kilimanjaro crowns the park, with a breathtaking view to catch, especially at sunset.
Drive around the Amboseli National Park and uncover staggering amounts of wildlife, including the Big five, over 1000 individual elephants, buffaloes, hippos, leopards, and cheetahs. Other animals at Amboseli National Park include giraffes, hyraxes, dik-dik, waterbucks, crocodiles, wild dogs, over 600 bird species, and much more.
Things to do in Amboseli National Park include game drives, camping, nature photography, bush dining, sundowner, and bird watching.
4. Nairobi National Park Half-Day Trip
Bet you wouldn’t have guessed Nairobi was hiding a park a short drive out of CBD, huh? Well, it does, and it is stunning! Nairobi National Park combines wide open grass plains with wildlife and backdrops of Nairobi’s skyscrapers to create an experience worth its weight in gold.
Spend half a day here marveling at its wide array of wildlife, including giraffes, black rhinos, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, baboons, wildebeests, and over 400 bird species.
Park’s activities include camping, game drives, picnics, nature walks, sundowners, and bush dining.
5. 2-Hour Nairobi Safari Walk Adventure
Nairobi Safari Walk is a raised wooden boardwalk that takes you past lush, unwinding grasslands, perpetually soggy wetlands, forests, River Mokoyet, and wide varieties of mammals, reptiles, and birds.
Looking to get closer to the wildlife? Nairobi Safari Walk is the place to be. The walk brings you closer to wildlife, such as white rhinos, the rare bongo, albino zebra, monkeys, cheetahs, leopards, lions, and the pygmy hippo.
There’s also an impressive variety of vegetation to spot, including over 150 species of local and grafted trees.
Safari walk activities include bird watching, game viewing, photography, picnicking, and walking.
6. 1-Hour David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Safari
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage sees quite a bit of traffic, and looking at those little adorable 221lb creatures, we see why. For an hour, from 11.00 a.m to midday, the orphanage opens its doors to the world, allowing guests to watch as the calves are fed and bathed.
You also watch as baby elephants wallow and spray each other with mud which is a legit aww moment. The best part? The entirety of your USD 15 entrance fee is channeled towards the orphanage’s conservation efforts, so you can sleep better at night knowing you helped save an elephant.
Even better? For USD50 a year, you can adopt an elephant. You don’t get to take it home with you, but knowing you’re part of something bigger (saving a whole species) is a reward.
7. 2-Hour Giraffe Center Tour
It certainly needs some getting used to, but feeding giraffes is on the list of some of the most exciting things to do. How do you do it? The first and obvious step is getting to the Giraffe Center.
The staff then hands you some molasses pellets, which, depending on how courageous you are, you can choose either of these feeding methods. We call the first method the ‘fraidy-cat.’ All you have to do is fill your hand up with pellets and nervously drop them onto the outstretched tongue of a giraffe.
The second and the most uncommon is the ‘lion’s heart.’ For this one, you place a pellet on your lips and wait patiently as a giraffe sweeps/ kisses it off you. Do this for as long as you want, and when you need to catch a break, head to the Giraffe Center’s teahouse for a refreshing cup of chai.
8. 4 Days, 3 Nights, Tsavo National Parks Safari
In a world where you can go anywhere, head to the Tsavo National Parks, a formidable duo made up of the Tsavo East and West National Parks. Combined, these two are the largest national parks in the country, with the largest population of African Elephants.
Tsavo East is the drier of the two. It features the Galana River, Yatta Plateau- the world’s most significant lava flow- and impressive amounts of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, leopards, lions, rhinos, waterbucks, buffaloes, lesser kudu, and over 500 bird species.
Tsavo West is the lusher and more mountainous counterpart. It features beauties such as Lake Jipe and Mzima Springs. It is home to a remarkable variety of wildlife, including leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, mongoose, dik-dik, wild dogs, zebras, buffaloes, hyraxes, and over 600 bird species.
Park activities include camping, nature photography, game viewing, game drives, sundowners, and bush dining.
9. 3 Days, 2 Nights Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari
Our Kenya safaris from Nairobi wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the Ol Pejeta. Ol Pejeta is full of surprises. On one end, the conservancy hosts two of the world’s only remaining northern white rhinos, Fatu and Najin.
On the other end are the chimpanzees, the protection being the only place in the country you can spot these. The conservancy also hosts the fastest-growing population of black rhinos, over 10,000 large mammals, including the Big five, southern white rhinos, and over 80 endangered black rhinos.
Park activities include lion tracking, game drives, horseback safaris, sundowners, bush dining, bird watching, and nature photography.
10. 3-Hour National Museum of Kenya Tour
Treats yourself to a trip down memory lane with a visit to the National Museum of Kenya. A preserve of Kenya’s history, culture, and tradition, the Museum is eye-opening and one of our most requested trips from Nairobi.
You’ll find galleries such as the Hall of Kenya, which beautifully showcases the country’s tangible and intangible heritage, think traditional guards, and research work and documentation.
There’s also the cycle of life, which shows the different stages of life in the Kenyan community, and the Bird of East Africa Gallery, which displays the country’s wide variety of birds. Other galleries include the Great Hall of Mammals, the Cradle of Mankind, and Historia ya Kenya (Kenya History).
How to Get to Nairobi From India
If you’re interested in visiting Nairobi from India, there are a few different ways to do so. One option for getting to Nairobi is by air, either flying directly to the city’s main airport or connecting through a major hub in another country.
Another option is by bus or train, which can take much longer but is a more affordable way to travel. You can also consider taking a road trip or booking a guided tour, which is a great way to visit other nearby attractions along the way.
Nairobi Safaris – Kenya Safari from Nairobi FAQs
Looking to plan a Kenya tour from Nairobi to Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, or even Lake Naivasha? Here are some frequently asked questions about these popular trips, including information on popular destinations, travel times and costs, recommended activities, and more.
1. Can you go on safari from Nairobi?
Yes, there are many Nairobi safaris that depart from the city and travel to some of Kenya’s most popular national parks and wildlife reserves. Some of the most popular Kenya safaris from Nairobi include a safari tour from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park Safari, a tour from Nairobi to the Masai Mara, and a Nairobi-National-Park-Lake-Naivasha safari.
Nairobi is also the perfect location to start a Kenya and Tanzania tour with a professional travel company like MasaiMaraSafari.in.
2. How much is safari in Nairobi?
The cost of a safari in Nairobi will depend on a number of factors, including the length and type of tour, the size of the group, your departure point, and more. On average, a 3-day Kenya safari tour from Nairobi can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per person, depending on the type of tour you choose and the activities included.
3. How do I book safari in Nairobi?
The best way to book a safari in Nairobi is through an experienced travel company like MasaiMaraSafari.in. You can browse our selection of Kenya and Tanzania tours on our website, choose the tour that best fits your travel needs and interests, and then contact us directly to book. We will be able to help you plan every aspect of your trip, including booking flights, hotel accommodations, and activities.
4. Which safari is best in Kenya?
There is no “best” safari to Nairobi or from Nairobi, as each tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience. However, some of the most popular safaris in Kenya include tours to Amboseli National Park, the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi-National-Park-Lake Nakuru, and other national parks.
However, most travelers often go for a Masai Mara Safari or a safari to Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara. The best thing about this safari is you also get to explore the Great Rift Valley.
5. How much should I budget for safari in Kenya?
When planning a safari to Kenya national parks, it is important to budget carefully and consider all the different costs involved. On average, you can expect to spend around $1,500 to $3,000 per person on a safari tour to Kenya, depending on the length of your trip and the type of accommodations you choose. However, this can vary significantly depending on your budget and travel preferences.
To get the best deals and prices on Kenya safari tours, we recommend booking your trip through a reputable travel company like MasaiMaraSafari.in.
6. What is the best time to go for Kenya safari?
There is no “best” time to visit Kenya for your safari, as different seasons offer unique experiences and activities. However, if you want to see the wildebeest migration, the right time to fly to Nairobi for the Masai Mara safari is July to September.
7. What are two popular day trips to go on from the capital city of Kenya?
If you are wondering about the popular day trips from the capital city, Nairobi, we recommend exploring Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Other attractions in Nairobi that will be of interest include the Karen Blixen Museum, Bomas of Kenya, and the Nairobi National Museum.
With that said, there are other safaris from the city as you can visit Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru & Hell’s Gate National Parks from Nairobi. Your safari to these national parks lets you make a stopover at the Great Rift Valley.
8. How can I spend 2 days in Nairobi?
This is a great question and there are many ways to spend 2 days in Nairobi. Some popular activities and attractions on a short visit to the city include touring the city’s iconic attractions, including the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. You can also take a day trip to the Mount Kenya Safari Club, Karen Blixen Museum, and Bomas of Kenya.
Alternatively, you can join a guided tour or safari to some of Kenya’s most popular national parks, including the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Hell’s Gate, and Amboseli National Parks.
9. How many days should I spend in Nairobi?
If you are planning your safari to Nairobi, we recommend staying for at least 3-5 days to have time to explore the city and its surrounding areas. This is enough time to have a memorable safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara and back to Nairobi.
5 days are also enough to have a great safari from Nairobi to Amboseli, and then take a flight to Masai Mara and then to Nairobi.
10. What does 3 days 2 nights mean?
3 days and 2 nights is generally the standard duration for a short safari from Nairobi to one of Kenya’s popular national parks. During this time, you can explore the park by a 4×4 safari land cruiser or on a walking tour and participate in other exciting activities like wildlife watching, camping under the stars, and guided bush walks.
11. Which is the best place to visit for 3 days?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the best place to visit for 3 days will depend on your personal travel preferences and budget. Some popular options include Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru, Hell’s Gate National Park, Nairobi National Park, and Amboseli National Park. However, a 3-day safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara is one of the most booked by travelers.
12. Which is the best place to visit for 2 days?
In a short 2 days, there is no time to visit all the incredible national parks in Kenya, but you can explore some top destinations. Some popular options for 2 days include Nairobi National Park in the capital, a flying safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara and a tour from Nairobi to Amboseli.