Safari Highlights

Our safari will show case Kenya like never before highlighting the very best destinations with a touch of both jungle experience and laid-back holiday at our sun-kissed beaches. We will start off the Safari with a tour of Central Kenya, revealing the Great Rift Valley endowed with unique waterfalls and hot springs. We will also introduce you to the famous Masai tribe with their rich cultural heritage, and not to be missed is the famous Masai Mara. We will then proceed to the Islands of Malindi visiting some of the world’s most amazing marine parks. And then tone-down the safari with a beach holiday at the Coastal Town of Mombasa. 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Met on arrival by our representative at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and driven to your hotel (budget or luxury). After check-in, you will be briefed on your safari itinerary and left to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities till time for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Nairobi Excursion

Early breakfast followed by a visit to the National Museum where you will see original fossils found nowhere else in the world. Next to the National Museum is the Snake Park. The park has most of the snake species found in Kenya, enclosed in glass cages or in open pits. Also to be seen in this parkare the crocodiles and tortoises.

After the snake park you will be transferred to Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame.  Next to the museum is the Giraffe Centre. The park has a small herd of Rothschild's Giraffe which visitors will get a chance to hand-feed.

You will then break off for lunch and relax. After this you will visit the Bomas of Kenya. A Boma is a traditional homestead and in this area there 16 Bomas representing the 16 different ethnic groups of Kenya. You will take a guided tour of the different Bomas (huts) within the compound. And then enjoy the rich traditional music accompanied by dances at this cultural centre within the Bomas. 

You will then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Mount Kenya (3hrs)

After breakfast you will checkout and journey North with fascinating stopovers including the Equator and lunch before proceeding to Mount Kenya reserve arriving in the afternoon. Check-in will be at the luxurious Mount Kenya Safari Club, or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you will relax, while enjoying the club’s facilities. In the evening you can enjoy some of these activities: Golf, Tennis, Horseback trekking, William Holden Animal orphanage, heated swimming pool, Trout fishing, Jogging circuits and Bird watching.

On a clear day you may view Mount Kenya very clearly as it shows off her snow-peaked crown (only clearly seen at dawn).

Day 4:  Transfer Aberdare Ranges (1-2hrs)the enornous herds of elephants

The forests of the Aberdares ranges are renowned for their botanical riches and torrential waterfalls. After breakfast you will checkout and we drive to Aberdare Reserve checking-in at the famous Tree-Tops Hotel Aberdare or accommodation of choice (budget or luxury).

After check-in you will set off on a scenic tour of this reserve, with packed lunch. Among the fascinations are the Gura Waterfall, the most precipitous fall in Kenya cascading 300m into an impenetrable ravine, the spectacularly lovely Karura Falls , the Chania Falls, the Magura Fall and Queen's Cave. Also of great interest are two peaks of Kinangop and Oldongo Leisitima, and the twin Hills – Elephant hills and Table Mountains. Bird viewing is also very rewarding in this park with over 250 species of birds, including the endangered Aberdare Cristicola, sparry hawk, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

After this exciting day you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight, and if you chose Treetop hotel or the Ark hotel you may be in for night time game viewing right from your hotel room balcony. It is estimated that 2000 elephants roam the clouded hills; also the park has the second highest population of black rhinos.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Nakuru (5-6hrs)

Early in the morning after breakfast we head south to Nakuru via Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda lake with beautiful scenery and is also home to a sizeable number of flamingos and other species of birds.

The highlights; however, are the boiling hot springs and geysers which also contribute to the beauty of the lake scenery. After lunch we proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park checking in at the Lake Nakuru Lodge /or accommodation of your choice (budget or luxury)

Day 6: Full Day Lake Nakuru National Park

Wake up early and have a warm-up cup of coffee before setting off for a Sunrise game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is the second most visited park in Kenya. Game viewing in this park is rewarding, the park boasts of abundant wildlife and Rhino sanctuary.  After the game drive you will return to your hotel for an elaborate breakfast then relax till lunch.

In the afternoon you will visit Lake Nakuru another shallow soda lake which has been described as arthologists’ paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights." Here one has the opportunity to see up to two million flamingoes as well as tens of thousands of other birds.

After that you will return to the hotel for dinner and over night.

Day 7: Transfer to Masai Mara (5-6hrs) 

Checkout after breakfast and drive to the Southern town of Naivasha, stopping over at Hell’s Gate (named after a narrow break in the cliffs), to see ancient archeological and historical land forms, hot steaming geysers, gorges and birdlife. Proceed to Masai Mara, with packed lunch from Naivasha. Check-in at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you will relax at your room balcony with spectacular view spotting occasional animals. 

Day 8 – Masai Mara Experience – Full Day

The Mara is a resting place for the “Big 5” and remains the location for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Big Cat Diary wildlife series. 

You will wake up early and be driven to the take off point for an early morning balloon safari; the hot air balloon gracefully and silently  fly over parts of the vast Maasai Mara plain, exposing you to the magnificent wildlife below, spread over several square kilometres of the reserve. And it is only in Masai Mara and Serengeti in Tanzania where you will have this evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa. A champagne breakfast awaits you on landing, a perfect way to share in the experiences with colleagues. You will then return to the lodge, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities till lunch time.

After lunch you will explore the reserve’s amazingly high concentration of game with a 4x4 safari vehicle during a Sunset game drives from the comfortable base of the lodge travelling deep into the park. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary recording well over 450 species including migrants from Serengeti plains in Tanzania. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Cultural Excursion at the Mara/ Transfer to Nairobi

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast followed by a visit to the famous Masai villages. The lifestyle of these pastoralists tribe gravitates around the cattle. Your guided tour around these villages will give you a unique experience and insight into this authentic and undiluted African culture. You will learn how the Masai build their Manyatta (hut) with cow-dung, how they beautify themselves with cow products, how they make beads worn mostly by women and also the food they eat. During the village tour you can buy Masai’s handcrafted souvenirs.  

You will return to the lodge for an early lunch followed by checkout and a drive to Nairobi for overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice

Day 10: Transfer to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK 

The Amboseli National park is the third most visited park in Kenya and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free ranging elephants. Other attractio ns in the park include spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.

You will hav e an early breakfast followed by checkout then drive to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check-in will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you relax and enjoy the lodge’s facilities.

In the afternoon you will journey to the Mt. Kilimanjaro viewing point (on a clear day you will be able to see the snow capped peak). Thereafter conclude your evening with a sunset game drive. The Kilimanjaro forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife including the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, creating Kenya's. After the game drive you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Transfer to Mombasa via Tsavo West National Park 

After a relaxed breakfast you will checkout and transfer to Tsavo West National Park National Park for an unforgettable experience of Mazima springs at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to this scenic allure, over 500 bird species have been recorded in this area, such as ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, king Fishers, horn bills, secretary birds and Herons. After this awesome experience you will proceed to Voi Safari Lodge or Kalanguni Serena lodge for lunch before proceeding to Mombasa arriving in the evening. Check-in, dinner and overnight will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury).

Day 12: Full Day Relaxation in Mombasa

Mombasa is a hub for holiday adventures most especially beach vacations on the magical sandy beaches. The city is ancient with remnants of historical and rich cultural attractions from centuries ago.

You will have a relaxed breakfast overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches. After breakfast just take it easy and enjoy the hotel facilities, experiencing the fresh breezes from the Oceans as you cool off from the previous journey.

After lunch you may swim, or go for a relaxing spa, or simply bask in the afternoon Sun as you enjoy a relaxing day. Later you will have dinner by the pool, and retire to your room for the night.

Day 13: Wasini Island & Kisite Sea Adventure - Full Day 

On this day you will experience a day of ultimate pleasure in the richest Mari ne Park at the Kenyan Coast!

Pick up after breakfast and a drive to Shimoni in time for the motorized Lamu dhow and cruise through an enchanting seascape of the Islands to the underwater splendours of the Kisite Marine Park. Here snorkelers will marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite Island. 

Scuba divers will be escorted to explore a number of excellent diving sites, also teeming with an a stound ing variety of Marine life which inhabits the magnificent coral reefs in and around the park.

You will then sail to Wasini Island Restaurant, where a sumptuous seafood lunch, Swahili style will be serv ed. There after you will take a ride back to your hotel arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 14: Mombasa Excursions

Morning: City Tour

After breakfast you will explore the old Swahili town of Mombasa. The tour will take you to the 16th Century Fort Jesus (the Island’s premier lure) built by the Portuguese in 1593. From here you will be driven to the "Ngomongo Village", a collection of 9 diverse rural Kenya tribal homesteads. Each village has tribe-specific activities for you to engage in. After this you will cool off at the Mamba Village, for lunch (among the items on the menu is crocodile meat).

After lunch you will return to the hotel relax and freshen up for a surprise evening!

Evening: Tamarind Dhow Cruise

You will be picked up at 5.30pm and swept off on a Romantic Cruise aboard an authentic Arab Dhow around Mombasa, a city breathing with living history.  Once on board, you will be shown to your table on the dhow by a traditionally dressed waiter, and served a delightful cocktail to enjoy with the melting Sun.

A picturesque setting as the dhow sails off into the Sunset with a live band entertaining the guests keeping you lively and excited.

The cruise takes you around Tudor Creek with a panoramic view of Mombasa’s Old Town and Fort Jesus.  A four course sumptuous meal is served and dessert is the delicious Arabic Coffee served in an original brass pot. You are then returned safely to your hotel for overnight.

Day 15: Departure

Today marks the end of your safari, after breakfast we will take you to the airport in time for your flight back to Nairobi or a direct flight home, or you will transfer to Nairobi (8-9hrs) by road before proceeding to your next destination. We hope that you have had an awesome experience.

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