11 DAYS KENYA SAFARI & BEACH HOLIDAY

Kenya

From

$1270.00

Duration

11 days

Overview

This classic ‘beach and bush’ is ideal for both honeymooners and families. Game drives in the Mara plains and Lake Nakuru National park are combined with a boat safari in Lake Naivasha. Then it is off to the Indian Ocean coast and Kenya’s world-famous Diani Beach.

Highlights 

  • Game Drives in Lake Nakuru 
  • Nature walk in Masai Mara  
  • Boat Safari in Lake Naivasha 
  • Explore Mombasa City 
  • Relax at Diani Beach 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: To Lake Nakuru 

Day 3: To Masai Mara 

Day 4: Game Drives 

Day 5: Game Drives 

Day 6: Lake Naivasha 

Day 7: Mombasa City Tour

Day 8: To Diani Beach 

Day 9: Diani Beach 

Day 10: Diani Beach

Day 11: Departure 

Inclusions/Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees 
  • Lunch 
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Return Transport to Kampala/Entebbe 
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • Mountaineering Gear 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips or Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the Safari 
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice in Nairobi. 

Journey: +4 hrs Drive to Kigali & 45 mins flight to Kenya
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Wildebeest Eco-Camp Mid-range: Hotel Rudi Luxury: Karen Country Lodge 

Our representative will pick you up at the hotel today at 8 am, then head to Lake Nakuru National Park. This park lies on the floor of the great rift valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands. The drive en route is spectacular with scenic stops along the way at Thomson Falls and the Rift Valley viewpoint.

At the lodge, you can enjoy lunch and some relaxation before you head out on an afternoon safari when the temperatures are slightly cooler. Be on the lookout for lions, buffalos, antelopes, warthogs, and other wildlife. Lake Nakuru National Park is perfect for birding, game drives, and hikes.

We can add an extra day to the itinerary if you would love to visit the other attractions around. The Nakuru Tour is possible the next day.

Journey: +3 hrs 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Lake Nakuru Lodge Mid-range: Ziwa Bush Lodge  Luxury: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge 

After breakfast, we head to Masai Mara national reserve. The journey will take you through the vast landscape and nature of Kenya as you drive down the escarpment via Narok to Masai Mara. On arrival at your lodge, you will be warmly welcomed with a fresh glass of juice and have lunch. In the afternoon, head for an introductory evening game drive to Masai Mara. In the months of July-October it is also home to over two million Wildebeest making their yearly trek north from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

 Journey: + 6 hours or  flight time –  35 minutes
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Fisi Camp Mid-range: Amani Mara Camp Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge 

After Breakfast, prepare for a full day of game viewing in the famous Masai Mara National reserve across the savannah grassland and rolling hills. You will carry packed lunch from the lodge and then head out into the reserve for a whole day of spectacular game viewing. Look out for wildlife – big herds of lions, leopards, elephants, the elusive cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, buffaloes, impalas, topis, spotted hyenas, zebras, baboons, and the graceful giraffes. You return to the lodge later in the evening for dinner.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Fisi Camp Mid-range: Amani Mara Camp Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge 

Optional excursions today include the Hot air balloon safari and a nature walk. The hot air balloon safari begins just before sunrise and lasts for about an hour. However, its weather dependent and may need to be rescheduled due to poor weather.  In the afternoon, explore your new surroundings on foot. Led by a professional and highly knowledgeable guide, your nature walk will teach you the intricate workings of the micro-ecosystems of the bush, from exotic flora to the region's plentiful birdlife, and wildlife. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Fisi Camp Mid-range: Amani Mara Camp Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

After breakfast, we head east towards Lake Naivasha. This freshwater lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos and birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers. A boat ride on the lake awaits us this afternoon. 

Before the transfer to Moi International Airport, you can choose to add an additional day to the itinerary and do some optional excursions around Lake Naivasha such as the following. 

Elsamere Lodge located on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The lodge contains a museum housing an interesting collection of books, paintings and memorabilia from a couple that lived here in the 1930s.

Walk with the animals at Crescent Island. The island sanctuary isn't home to any predators, so you can safely trade the safari car for your own two feet as you wander alongside zebras, giraffes, and wildebeest!

Explore Hell's Gate National Park: With its volcanic landscape, Hell's Gate might put you in mind of paying a visit to another planet. Red earth, towering stone pillars and cliffs, and a sparse animal population make it something completely different to what you'll find elsewhere. Visitors to Hell's Gate National Park can cycle its dusty roads, hike its scenic canyons, climb its towering pillars, and more!

Climb Mt. Longonot: This is an opportunity to hike a dormant volcano. The five-hour ascent to the crater of Mount Longonot takes you through land inhabited by buffalo, antelopes, and even leopards.

Take a dip at Ol Karia Geothermal Spa: Located within Hell's Gate National Park, is the largest geothermal spa of its kind in Africa. Heated by the volcanic activity that gives Hell's Gate its name, the man-made pools of Ol Karia are a great place to soak in the warm waters and wash away the dust of the road.

Arrive at Moi International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice in the North Coast

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kahama Hotel Mid-range: Severin Sea Lodge Luxury: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 

Exploring Mombasa City and all the attractions around will not be possible in a day or two, kindly check out the Mombasa City Tour for more information.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Kahama Hotel Mid-range: Severin Sea Lodge Luxury: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 

Optional excursions at Diani Beach; 

Shimba Hills National Reserve: As one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, this reserve is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephants in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area are Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy-tailed mongoose, and other small mammals like fruit bats.

Skydiving Diani, Kenya’s only permanent Skydiving club. The club organizes tandem skydiving activities and quality equipment for safe jumping. Every March and November, Skydive Diani organizes the weekly boogies festivals.

The Kongo Mosque is one of the iconic tourist attraction sites in Diani. The mosque was built by Arab traders back in the 14th century and is the oldest mosque in East Africa.The mosque is surrounded by a beautiful garden with big baobab trees, which were planted by the Arabs. While outside the mosque, you can see the Kongo River and the Indian Ocean.

Chale Island: Right at the heart of Msambweni bay, 12 km south of Diani Beach, lies Chale Island. It has a spectacular white beach, beautifully fringed by coral reefs, making it a haven for tourists 

The Mijikenda Kaya Forests consist of 10 separate forest sites spread over some 200 km along the coast containing the remains of numerous fortified villages, known as kayas, of the Mijikenda people. 

Shimoni caves are located in Shimoni village, a sleepy fishing village about 75kms south of Mombasa near the Wasini Islands. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: PrideInn Express Diani Mid-range: Diani Sea Lodge Luxury: The Sands at Nomads

Still interested in some of the optional excursions mentioned earlier, today is a great opportunity to tick some activities off your list. Or just take a walk by the beach and enjoy the beautiful sunset. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: PrideInn Express Diani Mid-range: Diani Sea Lodge Luxury: The Sands at Nomads

if you are on a honeymoon, this is the best day for romantic excursions like dining at Ali Barbour`s Cave Restaurant, go to a spa, taking a sunset cruise on the ocean. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: PrideInn Express Diani Mid-range: Diani Sea Lodge Luxury: The Sands at Nomads

Today you say goodbye to Kenya. Depending on your time of flight, you can still explore optional excursions in Mombasa before departure.  

Journey:  + 2hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch  

Accommodation: Not Included

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Max Guests

6

Min Age

2+

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