5-Day Amboseli & Nakuru Expedition: Amboseli-Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Moderate
  • Hotels, lodges, tented camps
  • Instant Booking
  • All Seasons
  • Fully Guided
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on an extraordinary 5-Day Amboseli & Nakuru Expedition, a captivating journey through two of Kenya’s most iconic national parks. From the moment you arrive in Nairobi, you’ll be swept away on an adventure that promises to immerse you in the beauty of Kenya’s wildlife and landscapes.

As you journey towards Amboseli National Park, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro looms in the distance, setting the stage for an awe-inspiring experience. The park is renowned for its large elephant herds, and as you explore its vast plains, you’ll have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close, against the backdrop of Africa’s highest peak.

Your adventure continues as you make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park, a haven for both wildlife and birdlife. Here, the shores of the lake are painted pink by thousands of flamingos, creating a spectacle that is truly breathtaking. Keep your eyes peeled for the park’s resident rhinos, buffaloes, and giraffes as you explore its diverse habitats.

Throughout your expedition, you’ll be accompanied by expert guides who will share their knowledge and passion for the wildlife and landscapes of Kenya. You’ll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, and unforgettable moments that will stay with you long after your journey comes to an end.

This safari is not just a journey through Kenya’s national parks; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, to witness the wonders of the wild, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on this extraordinary expedition and experience the magic of Amboseli and Nakuru.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the majestic elephants of Amboseli National Park against the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.
  • Experience the breathtaking sight of thousands of flamingos painting the shores of Lake Nakuru pink, creating a mesmerizing natural spectacle.
  • Explore the diverse landscapes of Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino), accompanied by expert guides.
  • Engage with the local Maasai community and learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life, gaining a deeper understanding of Kenya's rich cultural heritage.
  • Journey through the Great Rift Valley and enjoy panoramic views of this geological wonder, providing a stunning backdrop for your safari adventure.
  • Stay in luxury lodges and tented camps, offering comfort and relaxation after a day of exciting safari activities.


Morning: Your expedition begins with your arrival in Nairobi. You’ll be greeted by your safari guide at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your hotel. After a brief introduction and overview of your itinerary, embark on a scenic drive to Amboseli National Park.

Midday: Enjoy a stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way, where you can taste traditional Kenyan dishes or opt for a picnic surrounded by nature.

Afternoon: Arrive at Amboseli National Park in the afternoon and check in to your chosen accommodation, which could be a luxury lodge or a tented camp. After settling in, head out for your first game drive in search of the park’s iconic wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and more.

Evening: As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for dinner. Relax and unwind, taking in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness before retiring for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Wake up to the stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Today, you’ll embark on a full-day safari adventure in Amboseli National Park. Your experienced guide will take you to various habitats within the park, providing opportunities to spot a wide range of wildlife.

Midday: Take a break for lunch at a scenic spot within the park, enjoying a picnic surrounded by nature. Use this time to rest and refuel before continuing your safari adventure.

Afternoon: Resume your game drive, exploring different areas of Amboseli and seeking out the park’s famous elephant herds and other wildlife species. Keep your camera ready for memorable sightings and incredible photo opportunities.

Evening: As darkness falls, return to your accommodation for dinner. Share stories of your wildlife encounters with fellow travelers and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the African night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: After breakfast, bid farewell to Amboseli as you embark on a scenic drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley and stop for photo opportunities.

Midday: Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch at your chosen accommodation. Take some time to relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings before your afternoon safari activities.

Afternoon: Head out for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled for the park’s resident rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, and the famous flamingos that flock to the shores of Lake Nakuru.

Evening: As the sun sets over the park, return to your accommodation for dinner. Reflect on the day’s sightings and enjoy the tranquility of the evening before retiring for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Wake up early for a sunrise game drive, giving you the opportunity to witness the park’s wildlife at its most active. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the morning as you search for elusive species and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Midday: Return to your accommodation for breakfast and some leisure time to relax. Take a dip in the pool or simply enjoy the views of Lake Nakuru from your lodge or camp.

Afternoon: Embark on a full-day game drive, exploring different parts of Lake Nakuru National Park and seeking out the diverse wildlife that inhabits the area. Your experienced guide will take you to prime viewing spots, ensuring unforgettable wildlife encounters.

Evening: As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset over Lake Nakuru before returning to your accommodation for dinner. Share stories of your safari adventures with fellow travelers and soak in the beauty of the African night sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and bid farewell to Lake Nakuru. Depart for Nairobi, enjoying a final game drive en route through the park.

Midday: Stop for lunch at a local restaurant or picnic spot along the way, savoring your last moments in the wilderness before returning to the city.

Afternoon: Arrive back in Nairobi by late afternoon, where your Amboseli & Nakuru Expedition concludes. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel or transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your safari adventure in Kenya.

Breakfast, Lunch



  • Accommodation: Hotels, lodge or tented camp, (depending on package)
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the weather like in Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks?

The weather can vary, but generally, Amboseli is hot and dry, while Lake Nakuru is cooler with more rainfall. It’s advisable to pack accordingly for both environments.

What should I pack for the safari?

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars for wildlife sightings!

What is the transportation like during the safari?

Transportation is provided in safari vehicles, which are specially designed for game viewing and are driven by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the parks and wildlife.

What wildlife can be seen in Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks?

Amboseli National Park is known for its large elephant herds, while Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its flamingos. Both parks are home to a variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes.

What type of accommodation is available in Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks?

Depending on your package, Accommodation options range from luxury lodges to tented camps, offering a variety of amenities and services to suit different preferences and budgets.

Are there any additional activities or excursions available in Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks?

Yes, both parks offer a variety of activities such as guided nature walks, bird watching, and cultural visits, which can be arranged at an additional cost.

Are there any restrictions or rules I should be aware of while visiting the national parks?

Yes, there are certain rules and regulations to follow, such as not feeding the wildlife, staying inside your vehicle during game drives, and respecting the natural environment and local communities.

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5-Day Amboseli & Nakuru Expedition: Amboseli-Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari
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