Nairobi Safari Tours - Best Safari Destinations in Nairobi, Packages, and Cost
Kenya’s capital breathes and lives wildlife, and it is possible to start your Nairobi Kenya safari within the city itself. Top Nairobi holiday destinations that you can visit within boundaries of Nairobi city include Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Other beautiful national parks and places to visit in Nairobi include the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, the Safari Walk, and the National Museums of Kenya.
If you are looking for a 1-day safari from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, as well as Lake Nakuru National Parks are great choices. Lake Naivasha is located about one hour from Nairobi by road. It is a popular Kenya safari destination with lots of hippos, waterbucks, and a variety of aquatic birds. While in Naivasha, you can go on walking safaris in the nearby Crescent Island or horse safaris in the Sanctuary Farm. Combine these three Nairobi adventures in one day trip and you have yourself the best Kenya safari from Nairobi.
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Our Most Booked Nairobi Kenya Safaris - Kenya Safari Tour Packages from Nairobi
|Our Top Safari Packages for 2023||Price Per Person From||View the Itinerary|
|3-Day Aberdare National Park Safari||From GBP 941||Detailed Itinerary|
|3-Day Jambo Masai Mara Safari||From GBP 887||Detailed Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi||From GBP 798||Detailed Itinerary|
|3-Day Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari||From GBP 864||Detailed Itinerary|
|3-Day Samburu National Reserve Tour||From GBP 815||Detailed Itinerary|
|4-Day Basecamp Masai Mara Safari||From GBP 1233||Detailed Itinerary|
|4-Day Masai Mara Safari||From GBP 1022||Detailed Itinerary|
|5-Day Masai Mara Honeymoon Experience||From GBP 1248||Detailed Itinerary|
|7-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari||From GBP 1945||Detailed Itinerary|
|8-Day Honeymoon Experience in Kenya||From GBP 1948||Detailed Itinerary|
|8-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari||From GBP 2078||Detailed Itinerary|
|9-Day Helicopter & Wildlife Tour in Kenya||From GBP 7685||Detailed Itinerary|
|10-Day Family Safari in Kenya||From GBP 2495 Per Adult From GBP 1310 Per Child||Detailed Itinerary|
|13-Day Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari||From GBP 4183 Per Adult From GBP 1997 Per Child||Detailed Itinerary|
|14-Day Kenya Honeymoon Safari||From GBP 6317||Detailed Itinerary|
On a one-day Kenya tour from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha, you can also explore Hell’s Gate National Park. The park is about 40 minutes away and it is the only Kenya National Park where you are allowed to get out of your safari vehicle, walk and take photos with animals. Boat safaris in lake Naivasha introduces to flamingoes, hippos, as well as pelicans that call the lake home.
If you have a night or two to spend on a safari from Nairobi, you can visit Maasai Mara National Reserve or the Amboseli National Park. You can also opt to visit the Tsavo National Park, Serengeti National Park, Buffalo Springs National Parks, Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary, or Meru National Park. All these parks are home to the big 5 african safari animals.
Safari Near Nairobi - 5 Best Overnight Nairobi Safari Packages
Next, we will look at the best Kenya National Parks that you can visit during your short visit to the capital of Kenya.
1. Masai Mara National Reserve - Minimum 3 Days, 2 Nights
The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, and for good reason. The reserve is home to an incredible diversity of African wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Game viewing in Masai Mara is best done from a safari vehicle, and there are many tour operators offering both private and group tours to Masai Mara from Nairobi.
The Mara River runs through the reserve and is a popular spot for spotting hippos and crocodiles. The best time to visit Masai Mara national reserve is between July and October when the Great Migration takes place. This is an annual event where millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of new grazing grounds.
Every aspect of Masai Mara is an adventure waiting to happen. Notable being its over 90 species of mammals, 450 bird species, and an ambiance that delivers without fail.
How Many Days Do You Need For a Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi
A 3-day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi or a 4-day Maasai mara packages from Nairobi is the most popular package for tourists coming to Kenya and want to explore the wonders of Masai Mara. The package offers an opportunity to see the big five animals in their natural habitat.
Click here to see our 3 Days Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi. The safari lets you spend a blissful 3 days in the delightful company of the Big Five, giraffes, rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, warthogs, wild dogs, hyenas, and buffaloes. As part of the safari, you can choose to stay in luxury tented camps such as the Angama Mara, Basecamp Masai Mara, Keekorok Lodge, Masai Serena Lodge, or any other tented camp, turning your dreams into a surreal reality. Maasai Mara fly-in safaris are possible from Wilson airport in Nairobi. We recommend them for guests with limited time in Kenya.
Things to Do on a Masai Mara Safari from Nairobi
- Game viewing
- Nature walks/ hikes
- Masai village visits
- Masai Mara Hot air balloon safaris
- Bush lunches/ dinners
2. Amboseli National Park - Minimum 3 Days, 2 Nights
Amboseli National Park offers the perfect combination of verdant grasslands, wildlife, and posh accommodations to make it irresistible. It nestles south of Kenya in an area that features breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro, swamps, plains, and a total of 157 mammal species.
You will, without a doubt, be enamored by the vast number of elephants that roam these vast plains. There are 1600 individuals, a surreal sight combined with its gorgeous savannah, woodlands, Sulphur Springs, and the striking view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Other notable mentions within Amboseli Park include the Sinet Delta, a treasure trove for birders on a Kenya safari from Nairobi, and the Observation Hill, which gives a bird’s eye view of the park.
Things to Do in Amboseli National Park
- Game drives
- Maasai village visits
- Bird watching
3. Samburu Game Reserve Minimum - 3 Days, 2 Nights
Samburu Game Reserve oozes tranquillity with excellent dining and accommodation facilities, gorgeous sceneries, and a wildlife selection that you shouldn’t miss.
Nestled in an area of pristine aridity, this park speaks to every manner of wanderlust, case in point its palm groves and riverine forests known for hosting over 60 wildlife species.
Be sure to indulge in a by-foot exploration of the Samburu Game Reserve, discovering first-hand the prolific Samburu Five (Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk, and Reticulated Giraffe).
Soak up the reserve’s opulence in one of its many luxury hotels. A meal at Sarova Shaba’s Surpelei Restaurant with the spectacular Ewaso Nyiro as your background is necessary if you wish to experience decadence.
Things to Do During Nairobi Tours to Samburu
- Game drives
- Horseback riding
- Nature walks
- Birding safaris
4. Tsavo National Park - Minimum 3 Days and 2 Nights
Tsavo is so spectacular it had to happen twice – the Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.
Located an arm’s throw away from Voi Town, Tsavo East is a beauty set apart by its dust-red elephants, wild Galana River, and the distinctive Yatta Plateau.
The reserve is perfect, with hundreds of wildlife speckling its grasslands and thousands of birds in its skies.
Keep an eye out for hippos, gerenuks, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, leopards and over 500 bird species while at Tsavo East.
On the flip side, Tsavo West is the closest to perfect Kenya holidays from Nairobi, thanks to the iconic Mzima Springs and the visually stunning Shetani lava flow.
It is filled with wildlife, open grasslands, scrublands, and woodlands thriving with cheetahs, hippos, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, and zebras.
Each of these reserves offers awe-inducing views, almost perfect weather, and accommodations tailored to immerse you in untold luxury.
Things to Do at Tsavo West National Park
- The Mzima Springs- a gorgeous intersection of wildlife, birds, lush greenery, and fish
- Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary- an alien-like place that artfully combines gorgeous mountain views, stunning landscapes, and wildlife
- LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary
- Shetani Larva Flow- Shetani means ‘devil’ in Swahili, but it’s all good vibes, wildlife, and striking landscapes here.
Things to Do at Tsavo National Park
- Game Drives using 4 by 4 safari vehicles.
- Walking/ biking tours
5. Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Minimum 3 Days, 2 Nights
The Ol Pejeta is the ultimate Nairobi tour destination for those with a strong liking for striking mountain views and wildlife.
Rustic, lush, and sophisticated, this 364sq km land sits at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare, a position that has made it a Nairobi tours favourite.
Over 10,000 mammals, the Big Five, and chimpanzees meander through this beauty, as well as 2 of the world’s only remaining northern white rhinos.
The endangered black rhino also thrives here, their population nearing the 80s, a massive improvement from their little numbers 10 years back.
The Ol Pejeta’s culinary scene is insane, the accommodations unrivalled, and the ambience one of the most tranquil you’ll encounter in Kenya tour packages from Nairobi.
Things to Do at Ol Pejeta Widlife Sanctuary:
- Game viewing using open safari vehicles.
- Lion tracking
- Bird watching
- Seeing the last remaining Northern White Rhinos.
- Horse ride amongst the rhinos
- Junior ranger program for the kiddos
6. Diani Beach - Minimum 3 Days, 2 Night
Diani is a voyage into a surreal world of velvety white sands, arresting turquoise waters, state-of-the-art accommodations, and tall, lush palm trees.
It’s easy to see why this exotic destination has won the WTA Africa’s Leading Beach Destination for 6 years in a row.
Nestled 30km south of Mombasa, the beach strikes a balance between exoticness and luxury to create a Nairobi safaris destination you will love.
For out-of-the-ordinary nights, grace the Forty Thieves Beach Bar, where it’s all about delicious cocktails, music, dance, bar games, and water sports.
The beaches’ shores are also undefeated, both in beauty and variety. Try some sunbathing, snorkelling, surfing, and dolphin swimming while at Diani.
Things to Do on a Kenya Safari to Diani Beach
- The Colobus Conservation- some colobus monkey action, shall we? Watch the naughty creatures swing from tree to tree, learn a thing or two about the lovelies and, if you’re feeling generous, adopt one.
- Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest is the perfect spot for those who don’t mind gorgeous scenery and wildlife.
- Diani Beach Art Gallery- some art for your soul? Visit the Diani Beach Art Gallery
- Ocean Bliss Spa- your body will thank you.
Nairobi Safaris- 5 Best Day Trip Destinations from Nairobi
Kenya’s national parks are home to some of the most diverse African wildlife. A private tour from Nairobi can take you to see the great Rift Valley lakes, or on a boat safari in Lake Naivasha or Lake Nakuru to see the animals up close. Things to do in Nairobi for a day include visiting the Nairobi Elephant Orphanage and taking a walk through the city. Here are the best day trips you can try while in Nairobi:
1. Nairobi National Park
The Nairobi National Park is an absolute gem. The backgrounding city scrapers blend seamlessly with the sunburned open plains, scattered acacias, and wildlife.
It is charming, broad, and verdant, and a more than deserving day trip destination for your Nairobi tour packages.
Over 400 bird species and a vast wildlife population, including black rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, lions, and buffaloes, call it home.
Similarly, striking is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which lies inside the park.
Watch as injured lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and jackals are nursed back to life and feel inspired to adopt a wild one or two.
If gorgeous panorama and up-close encounters with wildlife speak to your kind of wanderlust, stop by the Safari Walk.
An enthralling 7km boardwalk offers awe-inducing views of the beautiful variety scattered over the Nairobi National Park.
Exciting Nairobi Adventure Offered at Nairobi National Park Include:
- Nature walks
- Game viewing
- Bird Watching
2. Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most popular Kenya National Parks. The park is home to a large number of animals, including black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Lake Nakuru National Parks offers excellent game viewing opportunities. Visitors can take safari tours or hire a tour guide to help them spot the wildlife. Lake Nakuru is located just outside of Nairobi, making it easy to reach by car or bus. Lake Nakuru National Park is about 4 hours by froad from Masai Mara, another popular game reserve.
Things to Do at Lake Nakuru National Park Include:
- Enjoy magnificent views of the park from the Lion Hill, Baboon Cliff and Out of Africa viewpoints.
- Indulge in some rewarding photography from the Enasoit, Honeymoon, and Lion Ridge hill
- Game viewing using a safari vehicle.
- Swimming at the Makalia falls
3. Mt. Longonot National Park
Few hikes are as rewarding or scenic as hikes up the Mt. Longonot National Park during your Kenya safari from Nairobi.
The hike begins in the early morning when the weather is right, and the ambiance is quiet and cathartic.
The 2776m hike is no easy feat, especially for the unfit.
However, those who take up this challenge are in turn rewarded with unfathomable beauty; the thick forest, mountain crater, and aerial views of Lake Naivasha.
Other noteworthy attractions include wildlife like hyenas, leopards, bushbucks, gazelles, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, and elands.
What to Expect
- A steep climb that can get slippery
- A fine dusted terrain with scattered bits of loose gravel
- Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed through the exceptional views more than compensate
- The hike up and down the mountain takes not less than two hours
Pro tip: Bring comfortable hiking shoes, snacks, light clothing, and drinking water.
Things to Do
- Rock climbing
- Game viewing
- Bird watching
- Enjoying Bush dinner or breakfast provided by tented camps
4. Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre offers raised feeding platforms, warthogs frolicking in the mud, and a walk down its lush and scenic Gogo River Bird Sanctuary. It is a private reserve deeply rooted in wildlife conservation. The Giraffe Center provides a safe place for the Rothchild Giraffe to thrive. Find joy in feeding, petting, and kissing these lovelies, and fulfillment by adopting one or ten.
You can also purchase souvenirs from the conservancy’s gift shop or enjoy some fresh sceneries at the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary. Pro Tip: Nairobi holidays to the giraffe are best combined with a morning game drive at the Nairobi National Park.
5. Hell’s Gate National Park
Some of the attractions found at Hell’s Gate National Park include soaring cliffs, stunning gorges, rock towers, scrubby volcanoes, and raging plumes of geothermal steam.
The park is stunning, to be modest, a fact that has seen it inspire movies as iconic as the Lion King and Tomb Raider.
Nairobi tours at Hell’s gate set you on a discovery path of some of the most awe-inspiring sceneries, and even better is wildlife that roams this terrain.
Take a walk around the quaint yet jaw-dropping scenery and marvel at the hartebeests, baboons, gazelles, buffaloes, elands, zebras, antelopes, and reedbucks. Enjoy some biking, rock climbing, and walks.
You can combine Hell’s gate tour with a visti to the nearly Crescent Island for walking safaris with zebras and giraffes.
Kenya Tour Packages from Nairobi - FAQ
Many UK travellers ask our team questions about Nairobi Safaris Tour Packages, and here are some of them.
1. What are the Best Places for Safaris in Nairobi?
Finding a safari destination rivaling Nairobi rustic yet contemporary vibes is next to impossible.
And indeed, the city is one of the most charming spots, and we dare say, in the world.
For the luxury side of things, head on to the Giraffe Manor, where the boutique hotel’s furnishings, ambiance, and amenities drench you in insurmountable luxury.
Stay for a day or two and enjoy feeding giraffes from your bedroom window or over breakfast.
Or head on to the nearby Giraffe Center for 2-3 hours of giraffe feeding, petting, and kissing.
For something aesthetically pleasing, we recommend the Nairobi National Park.
It is a park that marries modernity (has the city at its background) and natural wonders to create an effortless Nairobi tour destination.
Discover its plentiful wildlife and the Nairobi Safari Walk, a by-foot exploration of the park’s pomp.
Love water bodies and spectacular sceneries? How about the Lake Nakuru National Park?
The park is only four hours away by car and is the most ecologically diverse there is in the region.
For a quiet time and some wildlife rarities, visit the Samburu National Park and the Mara for the Wildebeest Migration and sceneries.
2. How Much Does Safari from Nairobi Cost?
Many factors come into play when determining the total cost of safari from Nairobi.
The following factors determine how high or low your safari cost will be:
- Your accommodation of choice – is it luxury, mid-budget, or budget?
- Your mode of travel – is it flight, safari land cruiser, or safari van?
- Type of safari – is it group or private safari?
- Time of travel – low/green, high, festive, or peak season.
- How many travellers are on our trip.
- Park entrance fees – park entrance fees varies from $40 to $100 depending on the park you visit.
What Safaris in Nairobi are taking additional safety precautions?
The capital city Nairobi is the gateway to some of the best Kenya safaris. It is often referred to as the “safari capital” because of its proximity to world-famous wildlife parks like the Maasai Mara. In recent years, Nairobi has seen a surge in the popularity of group safaris. These tours are typically led byi an experienced tour guide who with intimate knowledge of the local terrain and wildlife. As a result, they can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
In light of the current situation, many safari companies in Nairobi are taking additional safety precautions such as providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for all employees and guests, as well as implementing enhanced cleaning protocols. By taking these steps, safari companies in Nairobi are ensuring that their guests can enjoy a safe and memorable experience.
What are the best Safaris in Nairobi?
Nairobi is one of the best places in the world to go on safari. There are a variety of different safaris to choose from, each with its unique benefits. Most Nairobi Kenya safaris involve going for game drives in national parks. The most popular places for safaris from Nairobi include the Lake Nakuru National Park – home to a large number of flamingos. The Amboseli National Park is another popular choice, as it offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Masai Mara National Reserve is the most popular destination for safaris near Nairobi. It is well-known for its vast savannahs and abundance of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, and elephants. The reserve is also a great place to see the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.
Other great safaris near Nairobi include 1 night in Lake Nakuru National Park, 2 nights in Masai Mara National reserve, and 2 nights in Lake Naivasha. You can also opt for 2 nights in Tsavo National Park, 2 nights in Ol Pejeta wildlife sanctuary, 2 nights in Samburu Game Reserve, or 2 nights in Shaba National Reserve.
How to get to Nairobi Kenya for a Safari from UK
When traveling to Nairobi for a safari from the United Kingdom, it is important to book a flight that arrives at the Nairobi Airport. The Jomo Kenyatta International airport is the main airport in Nairobi, and it is serviced by many different airlines, including British Airways, Kenya Airways, and Emirates.
Once you have arrived in Nairobi, you will need airport transfers to your hotel or safari lodge. This can be done by arranging an airport transfer with your tour company or by taxi. It is important to note that the traffic in Nairobi can be quite congested, so allow plenty of time for your transfer.
If you are interested in going on a group safari, several different companies offer tours from Nairobi. These tours are typically led by experienced tour guides who have intimate knowledge of the local terrain and wildlife. As a result, they can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Best Nairobi Safaris Lodges and Hotels
There are a number of Nairobi accommodation options available for those planning a safari in Nairobi. Tented camps and luxury lodges are both popular choices, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Tented camps offer the chance to sleep under the stars and experience the African bush firsthand, while luxury lodges provide all the comforts of home, including en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. Whichever option you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable safari experience.
Which are the best Nairobi Safari Lodges and Tented Camps
If you’re looking for the best Nairobi safari lodges, look no further! The Giraffe Manor is one of the most popular lodges in the area, and for good reason. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the giraffes that call the Manor home. In addition, the lodge offers stunning views of the surrounding wildlife preserve. Another great option is the Great Rift Valley Lodge. This lodge is situated on the edge of a volcanic crater, offering guests an incredible vantage point for viewing wildlife.
This Nairobi hotel also has its own private game reserve, which is home to a variety of animals including lions, elephants, and rhinos. For those looking for a more luxurious experience, the Emakoko Lodge is a top choice. This lodge features elegant accommodations and personalized service. Guests can also enjoy game drives and walking safaris through the nearby national park. No matter what type of Nairobi safari tour lodge or Nairobi hotel you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect option for your Nairobi vacation at one of these top lodges.
How much Do Safaris in Nairobi National Park Cost
Entry fees to the Nairobi National Park are necessary to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the park. Park fees also help to fund ranger salaries, which in turn helps to keep poaching at bay. Park entry fees for foreigners are 100 shillings for adults and 50 shillings for children under the age of 16. The game viewing costs 500 shillings per person, and the elephant orphanage charges an additional 1000 shillings.
The whole tour, including entry fees, game drives, and the elephant orphanage visit, costs 2000 shillings per person. Nairobi National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya, and Park fees help to ensure that the park remains a beautiful and safe place for all to enjoy.