Trip Report

5 day safari in Kenya

This was my first trip to Africa, I planned the whole thing with a travel agency from Kenya directly and it was one of the best experiences of my life!

by cristinaAtlasGuru Contributor

AfricaKenya4 days / December 2019

Highs & Lows

Maasai Mara national reserve!

There's a chance you won't see all of the "big five" animals in the safaris.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would've stayed longer so i would've had the opportunity to visit Nairobi and also had more time at each location.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    No! Everything went according to plan.

  • How was the food?

    Our food was included in the tours so we ate at the hotels for every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the food was amazing at every place though!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Be prepared for changes in the weather! It can be very warm but if it starts raining it can get really cold.

  • Packing tips?

    Always bring an umbrella and comfy clothes!

  • Transportation Tips?

    We had the same driver throughout the whole trip, it was amazing cause he also was our guide and since we booked a private tour, he always adjusted our schedules to what worked best for us. We were given the choice of a minivan or a land cruiser. I highly recommend the land cruiser since its better equipped for all of the terrains you have to drive through.

  • Any surprises?

    I was pleasantly surprised by the food! It's honestly one of the best food I've ever tried and there was a lot of variety.

  • Booking details?

    Our agency was called Kichaka Tours, it's from Kenya and it was amazing. The attention and personnel was exceptional and we had a very good experience overall. I recommend you use a travel agency since mobility in Africa is not so easy if you're by yourself, specially in the natural reserves.

Lodging