The Best Top 8 - 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari in Kenya Itineraries

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Kenya is a spectacular country situated in East Africa. It has amazing wildlife, stunning beaches, awesome valleys, and tall mountains. Pack your bags and prepare for a spectacular experience on a safari in Kenya. 

Whichever direction you want to head to during your Kenya safari holidays, you will certainly not be short of things to do and places to visit. The coast will mesmerize you with its beautiful beaches and shimmering ocean, while the highlands will help you relax with their green scenery and mountains to scale.

Should you decide to head north, the Masai Mara and the game parks will make you hold your breath with its thrilling wildlife. The Great Rift Valley will also make you marvel at the meandering escarpments and sparkling blue lakes. 

Here are some tips on some of the best places to visit while on a Kenya safaris from Nairobi.

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Our Most Booked Kenya Safari Packages 2023Price Per Adult SharingThe Detailed Itinerary
1-Day Nairobi National Park & Giraffe Center TourFrom USD 119See the Itinerary
1-Day Nairobi National Park & Nairobi Animal Orphanage TourFrom USD 34See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Camp PackagesFrom USD 1015See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Christmas PackagesFrom USD 1010See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Easter PackagesFrom USD 985See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Festive PackagesFrom USD 1315See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Lodge SafariFrom USD 995See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara PackagesFrom USD 955See the Itinerary
3-Day Masai Mara Packages from NairobiFrom USD 995See the Itinerary
3-Day Ol Pejeta Easter SafariFrom USD 1175See the Itinerary
4-Day Africa Migration Masai Mara PackagesFrom USD 1360See the Itinerary
4-Day L. Naivasha & Masai Mara Easter SafariFrom USD 1249See the Itinerary
4-Day L. Naivasha & Masai Mara SafariFrom USD 1174See the Itinerary
4-Day L. Nakuru & Masai Mara SafariFrom USD 1162See the Itinerary
4-Day Masai Mara Camp PackagesFrom USD 1195See the Itinerary
4-Day Masai Mara Easter PackagesFrom USD 1235See the Itinerary
4-Day Masai Mara Migration PackagesFrom USD 1360See the Itinerary
4-Day Mombasa & Diani SafariFrom USD 937See the Itinerary
4-Day Mombasa & Diani Valentine SafariFrom USD 1405See the Itinerary
5-Day Flying Safari to Masai Mara & Ol Pejeta ConservancyFrom USD 3777See the Itinerary
6-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari from IndiaFrom USD 1730See the Itinerary
7-Day Kenya Christmas SafariFrom USD 3093See the Itinerary
7-Day Kenya Wildlife SafariFrom USD 1884See the Itinerary
8-Day Kenya Wildlife SafariFrom USD 4413See the Itinerary
8-Day Wildlife & Beach SafariFrom USD 1585See the Itinerary
12-Day Kenya Wildlife & Beach SafariFrom USD 4216See the Itinerary
18-Day Kenya Family SafariFrom USD 5849See the Itinerary

The Top 8 Safari in Kenya - 3 Days, 2 Nights Safari to Kenya Itineraries

Enjoy an exciting 3 days, 2 nights safari in Kenya tour from Nairobi using luxurious safari land cruisers and stay in luxury accommodations. Here are some of the best three days safaris you can book with us.

3 Days, 2 Nights Nairobi Safari

Kenya boasts of having the second-largest city in East Africa. A visit to Nairobi, its capital city, will leave you awed by its magnificent tourist sites and exciting activities to keep you busy. Not only is Nairobi beautiful by day, but its nightlife will equally excite you. 

Below are some of the attractions you cannot afford to miss while you are in Nairobi.

Day 1: Half-Day Tour of Nairobi National Park

Spend your first day in Kenya by touring the Nairobi National Park and getting your first glimpse of Kenya’s wildlife. Morning hours are the best times to catch the early risers foraging for food before the sun gets too hot.

Here you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful gazelles, graceful giraffes, the rhino, warthog, buffalo, and majestic lion. You will also be lucky to see the cunning leopard and some small game-like gazelles and wildebeest enjoying their food at this expansive park.

Get to tick the names of some rare birds, which you can easily spot in this park that has recorded over 400 bird species. Lunch at the carnivore restaurant would be a good idea to whet your appetite.

Here you get to savor traditional Kenyan dishes like Matoke (mashed plantains), Ugali (cornmeal), and the mouth-watering Nyama Choma (grilled meat). 

Day 2: Nairobi City Tour 

Start your second day with a short visit to the Kenya National archives. Here you will admire the preserved African weapons dating back many decades ago. The collected pictures and old publications will give you an insight into Kenya’s cultural and political history. 

Walk to the nearby KICC landmark, which is situated in the city center. For a small fee, get to the rooftop to admire the breathtaking view of the whole city below. It is worth noting that the Kenya National Archives is the most extensive pan African Art gallery in Africa.

In the afternoon, let us take you to the Bomas of Kenya for a peek into the traditional Kenyan villages, which depict the cultural diversity of the different Kenyan tribes. Watch the traditional dancers sway to the sound of African drumbeats and gyrate to the rhythmic tunes.

A shopping trip to one of the malls, like the village market and the triangle market, will give you the chance to purchase handmade curios and beaded jewelry as mementos of your Kenyan safari.

Day 3: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

You cannot conclude your Nairobi tour without kissing a graceful giraffe. Visit the Giraffe center and spend two hours walking, stroking, and kissing tall friends. This is a haven for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. 

You can’t have a safari in Nairobi and fail to visit David Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary. This center hosts orphaned baby rhinos and elephants before they can stand independently and be integrated into the wild. It is an awesome experience holding big milk bottles for these innocent animals.

Later pass by the Karen Blixen Museum and learn more about the life of the ‘Out Of Africa’ Danish author who lived on this plantation in the early ’90s. Wrap your Nairobi tour with a trip to the Nairobi National Museums.

Explore the Museum’s collection, including fossils of early human life collected from Lake Turkana, which dates back millions of years. Additionally, spend some time at the adjacent snake park, which houses crocodiles, turtles, puff adders, pythons, Iguanas, mambas, and other snakes.

A game of poker or roulette later at the affluent Westlands is a superb way to spend your evening. Spend the evening dancing at one of the entertainment clubs in the city or watching sports with a cold tusker at hand in one of Nairobi’s bar spots.

Hotels & Accommodations in Nairobi 

To get the most out of your Nairobi tour, we recommend choosing a hotel near the city’s main attractions. Hotels in the city center include the Sarova Stanley, Hilton Hotel, the Intercontinental, and The Norfolk Hotel, among others.

Hotels near the Nairobi National Museum include the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, which had the honor of hosting former American President Obama and Serena Hotel. Accommodation overlooking Nairobi National Park consists of The Ole Sereni, Boma Hotel, Emakoko Lodge, and Panari Hotel, among many others.

For more on hotels and lodges in Nairobi, visit our page on ‘Best Hotels and lodges in Nairobi.

3 Days, 2 Nights Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Hell’s Gate

Kenya is truly a wondrous country. Its plateaus and plains amaze you with their grassland, wildlife, and shrubs. The Great Rift Valley, which starts about 100 kilometers from Nairobi, will make you hold your breath at its contrasting beauty. 

Steep escarpments, deep valleys, and lakes are some features you will spot on a visit to Kenya’s rift valley, whether you are driving there or flying over it. As you plan your Kenya tour, some places you must visit include Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Hells gate. A three-day trip here will take you to: 

Day 1: Day Trip to Lake Naivasha 

Get to savor Kenya’s tilapia fish and Nile perch fresh from the lake when you visit Lake Naivasha. This is Kenya’s second-largest freshwater lake and the highest lake in Rift Valley.

Situated 100 kilometers from Nairobi, a drive here will take you through the Great Rift Valley viewpoint at Mai Mahiu, where you can see the awesome ridges below. It is home to over 200 species of birds and countless hippos.

Spend your morning horse riding among the giraffes and zebras at Sanctuary Farm. Take a game drive and watch the elands, impalas, wildebeest, buffaloes, waterbucks, and small game peacefully grazing on the bushy shores. 

Later relax at the Elsamere garden with a tusker beer at hand. This is the setting of Joy Adamson’s Born Free epic film where the Lioness Elsa was raised.

In the afternoon, take a boat ride in Lake Naivasha before proceeding for a sundowner at Crescent Island. Accommodation options include Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge, Great Rift Valley Lodge, and Golf Resort.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

Take a morning game drive and meet in the dense forest with giraffes, rhinos, waterbucks, hippos, leopards, lions, monkeys, and zebras. In the mid-morning, enjoy the beautiful view of hundreds of pink flamingoes basking in the sparkling blue Lake.

Spot the over 450 species of birds recorded here on the sunny lakeside. Later, picnic at the Makalia waterfalls site and marvel at the picturesque ridges and unbelievable escarpments. Accommodation here is at the luxurious Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or the Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 3: Hell’s Gate National Park

Get a guide to take you hiking through the Hell’s Gate Gorge for a small fee. You will spot more warthog, zebras, and giraffes after climbing  Fischer’s tower, a 25 meters high volcanic column discovered by a German explorer in 1882.

In the afternoon, get to cycle the 7 Kilometers from Elsa Gate to Hell’s Gate Gorge and the 14 Kilometers steep buffalo circuit that will give you a thrilling experience of encountering nature from close up.

Hell’s Gate is not known for wildlife, but you might come across several animals. These include Thomson’s gazelles, zebras, baboons, elands, hartebeest, and antelopes. Get also to spot the over 100 bird species circling over the park.

Tree Planting at Safari in Kenya Hells Gate
You Can Engage in Tree Planting at Hell’s Gate National Park

3 Days Masai Mara National Reserve Safari

Masai Mara is among Kenya’s biggest tourist destinations. It is also one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. Its abundance of wildlife is legendary, and you are guaranteed to meet Kenya’s big five on your best safari in Kenya.

Masai Mara has also put Kenya on the world map with the annual wildebeest migration, rated as the world’s eighth wonder. A visit to the Masai Mara will give you a memorable safari experience because of the exciting activities to do and the luxurious accommodation available in the Masai Mara.

The peak months to visit the Masai Mara are usually June to November, but there are also trips throughout the year. Our three days tours of the Masai Mara will encompass the following:

Day 1: Transfer to Masai Mara & Afternoon Game Drive 

The first part is to get a transfer from Nairobi to Masai Mara. You will arrive on time for lunch and then head for an afternoon game drive. Catch sight of night hunters heading out from their lairs, like the leopard and cheetah. 

After game drives and some pampering at the Spa, savor the mouth-watering Nyama Choma (grilled meat) and Ugali (cornmeal) or chapatti popular with the Kenyan people.

Day 2: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

Start the day with a hot air balloon safari at dawn. For only USD 500, you get to catch the amazing sight of the expansive Mara, its thrilling wildlife down below, and its green scenery supporting hundreds of herbivores.

The beautifully constructed lodges and the meandering Mara River also get to see you. Later breakfast before the morning drive will be a good idea. In the afternoon, catch the breathtaking spectacle of the migrating wildebeest crossing the dangerous Mara River under the hot pursuit of preying crocodiles and hungry predators.

In the evening, visit one of the nearby Maasai Community’s villages and learn more about the rich culture that they have earnestly preserved. 

Day 3: Morning game Drive and Transfer to Nairobi

Go on a game drive in the morning and meet a herd of elephants, giraffes, and zebras foraging for food from the wet shrubs. Also, spot the beautiful antelopes and gazelles peacefully grazing in the grassy plains. Do not forget to tick off the rare bird species in the Mara. 

Accommodation here will be at campsites, lodges, and luxury hotels. Some options include the Mahali Mzuri luxury lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Mara Intrepids, and Fairmont Mara Safari Club, among many others.

3 Days Ol Pejeta Conservancy Safari

The Ol Pejeta is famed for sheltering helpless rhinos and endangered animal species. It is a haven for the old blind rhino Baraka and was home to the recently departed old white rhino Sudan.

Get to the Ol Pejeta mid-morning and spend an hour meeting the chimpanzees munching on bananas. In the afternoon, take a guided safari walk and trail some of Kenya’s big five.

Enjoy a full-day game drive at the conservancy on day two as you look for the big 5. Finally, have a morning game drive on day three and then get a transfer to Nairobi. Before retiring for the day, go horse riding and meet more of the conservancy’s wildlife, like the lion, gazelles, and giraffes.

3 Days Aberdare National Park Safari or Mt. Kenya Climbing Safari

Kenya has often been described as a picturesque country. The Kenyan highlands are proof of this with their meandering ridges, green scenery, and tall hills and mountains. The Aberdares is home to countless wild animals, while Mount Kenya is also a tourist site with its snow-capped peaks, steep valleys, and indigenous trees. 

The stunning Aberdares boasts breathtaking waterfalls, steep ridges, and river valleys. It is home to wild animals such as the African Elephant, zebras, wild cats, giant forest hogs, black rhinos, and leopards.

Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. Every year many tourists attempt to scale its heights and reach its peaks. Located only 150 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, you cannot afford to miss the allure of this towering mountain that is the Genesis of the country’s name, ‘Kenya.’ 

It is best to visit Mount Kenya from December to March during the dry season. There are comfortable bunkhouses at the campsites, while the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is a good option for a luxurious stay here.

While scaling Mt. Kenya, the tour starts in the early morning in our effort to reach Point Lenana. This is the lowest peak that can be achieved without climbing, and it is a good start to warm up for the climbing adventure. 

You advance from Naromoru and proceed on the hiking trails. You stop for a picnic lunch midday before the sun gets too hot for hiking. Proceed with mountain climbing before making camp in the evening before nightfall.

A three-day tour of the Aberdare National Park is enough to show you the best of this game park. It is home to many animals: elephants, leopards, warthogs, buffaloes, hyenas, baboons, black rhinos, and Columbus monkeys, among many others.

Get to spot the Over 250 species of birds recorded in this park. Get a Picnic lunch by the falls at midday before trout fishing in the river. In the late afternoon, ride a horse in the park and later have a sundowner by the fire-lit camp.

We invite you to check out Mt. Kenya Helicopter tour here.

3 Days Mombasa Tour for Kenya Safari and Beach Safari

Mombasa is Kenya’s second-largest city after Nairobi. The locals fondly refer to it as ‘Mombasa Raha” (Raha is Swahili for ‘Pleasures’). It is aptly named so because of the wild fantasies and luxurious lifestyle the city boasts of.

Imagine the thrill of walking barefoot on the white sandy beach! Or riding a donkey in an ancient town, and the next moment finds your face down, staring at the beautiful coral gardens on the seabed.

Such is the richness of the experiences you can expect to find when you visit Mombasa. Let us explore Mombasa city on our three-day coast safari.

Visit the Landmark Fort Jesus in the morning and spend 2 hours learning about the thriving slave trade business carried many years ago. Explore the caves here to get an insight into what went on behind this fortress centuries ago.

Get to purchase beautiful Omani jewelry and other handmade souvenirs to return home. Spend the afternoon in Lamu touring the unique architecture and savoring the tasty Swahili Bhajias.

Go on a traditional dhow sailing in the isolated Kiwayu, Lamu beach before returning to the city. Spend the day at Haller park, viewing wildlife and bike riding on the amazing trails. Here the buffaloes, turtles, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, and elephants can be spotted going about their feeding routines.

Enjoy a picnic at the site before leaving in the afternoon. Visit Mamba village in Nyali to feed the crocodiles and purchase handmade art pieces in the Bombolulu workshop and cultural center.

Travel to Malindi and take photos near the Vasco Da Gama Pillar in the morning. The pillar was built in 1498, and it is a wonder that it is still intact. This is one of the oldest monuments in Africa. 

Spend the day at Malindi Marine National Park. Coral gardens, mangroves, and lush greenery are thriving. Tick off some of the over 300 fish species that are present here.

Head to Shimba Hills Natioanl Park, situated a few kilometers from Mombasa. The picturesque park is endowed with steep hills, hanging cliffs, grasslands, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. The sable antelope is one of the main attractions here.

Our trip starts at dawn when the wild animals are rousing from sleep. You will come face to face with stealthy leopards, cunning jackals, and the majestic lion. Also present are warthogs, hippos, elephants, and buffaloes. In the midmorning, go rock climbing and hiking at some of the lookout points on the park’s hills.

Enjoy the spectacular view of the rich vegetation, wildlife, Tsavo plains, Chale Island, and the Indian Ocean from Pengo Hill. Take lunch by the picnic site at the breathtaking Sheldrick’s Falls.

In the afternoon take a guided safari walk and follow animal trails. You also get to spot the almost 300 species of birds recorded here. This will give you a chance to enjoy feeling at one with nature.

You can spend your night at the Sheldrick Falls camping site or lodge at the Shimba Rainforest Lodges.

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Sheldrick Fall - Perfect for Hiking During a Mombasa Tour

3 Days Tour of Diani Beach

Diani Beach has been rightly named a leading beach destination in Africa. Don a brimmed hat and step barefoot on the soft white sand on the pristine Diani beach. Play with dolphins on Wasini Island and solemnly walk under ancient trees in the sacred Kaya Kinondo forest.

Alternatively, you can spend three days getting a suntan while resting under swaying palm branches outside your luxurious hotel room. Visit the nearby Columbus conservation, about 15 minutes from Diani, and meet some cute monkeys. 

Spend an hour touring the center and meeting more clever primates; the monkeys and baboons, before heading back to Diani.

Spend the mid-morning sky diving and Kite surfing at the Lantana Galu beach. In the afternoon, relax by the poolside with a glass of freshly mixed fruit cocktail or ‘madafu’ before a sundowner by the beach later on.

Spend the morning at Diani Shopping center viewing and purchasing the beautiful handmade African curios. Get your hair stylishly plaited and your body tattooed and hennaed in beautiful Swahili designs before heading for a spicy lunch at one of the beach restaurants.

Spend the afternoon swimming, diving, and snorkeling on the sparkling ocean. At night, visit the Forty thieves bar and Club to dance the night away.

Head to the Sacred Kaya Kinondo Forest to glimpse the ancient Swahili villages and learn about the Swahili people’s culture. Don or rent a loincloth and walk solemnly in the quiet forest to meditate on several issues.

Learn more about the indigenous trees and the medicinal herbs in this enchanting forest. In the afternoon, take an exciting glass-bottomed boat ride to one of the nearby islands. Later join a soccer or beach volleyball game before taking a dip in the warm ocean.

Accommodation options in Mombasa beaches include the Sands at Nomads, the Waterlovers Beach Resort and Spa, and Leisure Lodge Resort, among others.

Take a boat ride to one of Mombasa’s most serene islands. Here you will be awed by the sight of ancient coral gardens. Take a stroll on the coral footpaths and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

No motor cars on the island, and the clear air and quiet environment will help you relax. Spend the afternoon swimming with dolphins at the nearby Kisite Mpunguti National Park and snorkeling to catch sight of the beautiful sea creatures at work building more coral structures.

In the evening, head back to your luxurious hotel room for some pampering at the hotel’s spa.

3 Days Tsavo National Park Safari

Spend three days touring the largest National Park in Kenya and among the largest in the world, The Tsavo. Situated about 360 kilometers from Nairobi, the expansive park will amaze you with its abundance of wildlife.

The park is home to large herds of the Red Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion Warthog, Zebra, Waterbuck, Cheetah, Black rhino, Leopards, and other games.

Day 1: Transfer to Tsavo East National Park & Afternoon Game Drive

Arrive at the Tsavo East National Park in the afternoon. Located in Voi, it is the oldest and largest game park in Kenya. Take lunch at the hotel before proceeding for a game drive in the park.

Head to the Aruba dam site to catch a glimpse of the Red Elephants and hippos wallowing in the mud. While here, you will notice many bird species hovering about. Look out for the famous man-eaters of Tsavo, among other animals like elephants, giraffes, monkeys, and buffalos.

Hundreds of animals frequent the dam to quench their thirst, and this is the chance to espy them. View the amazing Tsavo River, Lugard’s Falls, and the Yatta plateau.

Lunch is at one of the camps before a final game drive later in the evening. Accommodation here will be a choice between the Ashnil Aruba Lodge, the Sentrim Tsavo East, Satao Luxury Tented Camp, and Tsavo Safari Camp, among others.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive at Tsavo East & Afternoon at Tsavo West National Park

Start the day at Tsavo East and then get to the scenic Tsavo West Park in the afternoon for a chance to spend more time with the wildlife here. Catch sight of the picturesque Lake Jipe and Mzima Springs swamps.

Go on a game drive and meet the black rhino, leopard, hippo, elephant, buffalo, Maasai giraffe, bush baby, and hartebeest, among other animals. Spot various bird species as you proceed to the Lions Bluff Sanctuary.

Here you will catch sight of more of the animals before breaking for lunch at the lodge. Go for a final game drive in the afternoon and dinner in the evening.

Accommodation here will include the Kilaguni Serena Safari Club and the Kitani Safari Lodge

Day 3: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Nairobi

Start the morning with hefty breakfast and then head to the park with your bags. You will enjoy the morning game drive and then get a transfer to Nairobi.

Kindly note that all our 3 Days, 2 Nights Kenya Safari Packages start and end in Nairobi. We provide all the transfers, accommodation, activities, and others at no extra cost.