15 DAYS KENYA WILDLIFE AND BEACH SAFARI

SUMMARY

This safari starts in Aberdare National Park with its picturesque, steep forested ravines, the rugged Samburu, to Lake Nakuru which is a bird watchers paradise, Masai Mara regarded as world cup of wildlife in Africa, Lake Naivasha hugged by grassy banks and tranquil environment, Amboseli National Park crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest peak, Tsavo West and Tsavo East National parks home to the red elephants and the man eaters. The safari ends in Diani beach one of the best in Africa.

DAY1:ARRIVAL –NAIROBI

Distance 17 KM Time 30 minutes

Upon arrival ,you will be met by the company representative at the airport.You will be transferred to Meridian hotel for the night.

Overnight at Meridian Hotel Nairobi

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

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DAY 2:NAIROBI- THE ARK ABERDARE

Distance 154 km  Time 3hrs

Leave Nairobi in the morning and drive to Aberdare National Park.You will arrive at the base hotel, the Aberdare Country Club. Aberdare country club is located on the slopes of Mweiga Hill just, 190 kilometers from Nairobi in Mweiga.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ark  in the Aberdare National Park located  17 Kilometers inside the forest. Here you will watch wildlife from the comfort of the lodgel.The Aberdare National Park animals include the Lion, Leopard, African elephant, African Hunting Dog,

Giant Forest Hog, Bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Waterbuck, Cape Buffalo, Suni, Side-Striped Jackal, Eland, Duikers Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey and Sykes Monkey.Rarer sightings include those of the Golden Cat and

the Bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.

Dinner and overnight stay: The Ark

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 3 :SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Distance 200 km time 4hrs

After breakfast leave for Samburu National Park arriving in time for lunch.After  lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive.

Samburu National Reserve  is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya. This means plenty of water, trees and shade to attract wildlife like elephant, lion, leopard giraffe and zebra from the surrounding savannah plains. Cheetahs are also regularly spotted.

Dinner and overnight at  Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 4 : SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Have full day game drive in this wild and rugged, Samburu which is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, Gerenuk gazelle and Greater and lesser kudu.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 5: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE -LAKE NAKURU

Distance 328 km time  6hrs

After early breakfast you will leave for Nakuru. On the way you will have a brief stop at Thomson falls. You will arrive in time for lunch. Have lunch at the hotel. After lunch and rest proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park which is also known as a bird watchers paradise. Millions of flamingos are found on lake Nakuru turning the lake pink. It is also home to the endangered black rhino, big cats and other wild life.

Back to the hotel in the evening.

Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru  Lodge     

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

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DAY 6:LAKE NAKURU-MASAI MARA

Distance 198 km 4 hrs

Depart Lake Nakuru early in the morning  and drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Upon arrival you will check in the lodge have lunch and relax and thereafter you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your first foray into Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Dinner and Overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge     

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 7: MASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES.

Have breakfast and then proceed for a full day tour  game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common. You will also be taken for a cultural visit to a masai village.

Back to the lodge in the evening .

Dinner and Overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge   

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnersentrim11

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DAY 8: MASAI MARA – LAKE NAIVASHA

Distance 213 km 4 hrs

Depart  Masai Mara in the morning for Lake Naivasha where you will arrive in time for lunch.Check in and relax. After lunch you will enjoy boat rides while watching hippos.You will also disembark at the crescent Island were you will have guided walking tour of the Island.

Back to the hotel in the evening

Dinner and overnight at Fish eagle inn  

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DAY 9: LAKE NAIVASHA-AMBOSELI

Distance 310 km time 5hrs 30 minutes
Pick up from your Naivasha hotel in the morning drive to Amboseli National Park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arriving in time for lunch, check in at the lodge, have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon games drive at the park .

Dinner and overnight at  Amboseli Sopa

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 10:AMBOSELI-TSAVO WEST

Distance 90km time 1hr 45 minutes

After breakfast, depart driving leisurely to Tsavo West National Park. The Park is a vast expansion of African savannah with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. It’s famous for the Red Elephants, Oryx, and Gerenuk among other mammal’s species and bird life. Other notable features include Mzima Springs which are water source for Mombasa Town, Shetani Lava Flow and Ash cones, which is an example of recent volcanic eruption. The Movie Ghost and the Darkness was shot here. Have a lunch break at Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge. After lunch you will continue with game drives Exit the park in the evening and drive to Tsavo East checking in at voi wild life lodge for the night.

 Dinner and overnight at Voi wildlife Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 11:  TSAVO EAST

After  breakfast  tour  Tsavo East National Park which is renowned for its large numbers of elephants , the famous man eating lions and other physical attractions like Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 km2, Mdanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River and Aruba Dam. You have also a chance to see animals like red elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and giraffes among other wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at Voi wildlife Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 12, 13 &14   TSAVO EAST- DIANI SOUTH COAST

Distnace 224 km 4 hrs 30 minutes

Depart Voi for Diani with lunch enroute.You will arrive in the  afternoon and check in at the Diani reef beach resort.The rest of the days will be spend at leisure with an option of water activities at your own cost.

Dinner and overnight at Diani reef beach resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 15:DEPATURE

After breakfast you will drive to Mombasa mainland  with sight seeing enroute.You will have lunch and then be transferred to Mombasa International Airport for your flight to Nairobi.On arrival in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport we will pick you and show you around Nairobi with an option of shopping .In the evening we will host you for dinner at the famous carnivore restaurant and later drop you at the airport for your International flight .

End of safari

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Safari van with pop up roof.

 Cost of per  person sharing is  from $3331

Minimum 2 persons              

                     

COST INCLUDES

City accommodation

Emergency air ambulance cover

Full board accommodation

2 Double rooms

Transport in  luxury safari van with pop up roof

One way flight from Mombasa

Scheduled Game drives

Cultural visit

Park fees

Vehicle Park entry fees

Service of an English speaking tour guide

Local transfers

Bottle of water during the safari

Government taxes

Cost Excludes

Tips & gratitude

Laundry

Personal effects

International airfares

Soft and alcoholic drinks

Optional activities:

  • Balloon Safari@ $400 per Adult