13 Days Kenya Wildlife & Beach

Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. From the wildlife to the coast you will experience the land, the sky and the ocean. You will be at one with all animals.  Tours like this come but once in a life time and shall be remembered for all of it. From the beautiful beaches to the lava flows and all the wildness in-between.

 

Explore the terrain, watch the animals in their local habitat, Travel under the waves and meet all that their is. Learn the culture and the history. Become one with Kenya.  This is a photographers dream.

Location

Day 1
Destination: Nairobi
Meals included: None


Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your adventure begins with a welcome reception at the airport. Once through with the airport formalities, check out and be transferred to the hotel for check in. Depending on the time of arrival, rest of the day at leisure.

Arrival Transfer

  • Included

Optional Activities
  • Kiambethu tea farm – USD55(minimum of 4 pax)
  • Karen Blixen museum - USD14
  • Kazuri beads - USD10
  • Carnivore Restaurant - KES3600
  • Nairobi - Langata Giraffe Sanctuary - USD12
  • Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – USD 45 (Minimum 2 pax)
  • Half day Nairobi city tour – USD 55
Accommodation

Hemingways Hotel  or similar                            
www.hemingways-collection.com/nairobi/

Day 2
Destination: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter check out and drive to Amboseli National Park. Time permitting on arrival in Amboseli, there will be an afternoon game drive en route to your camp. Your accommodation for the next two nights is a comfortable lodge located inside  Amboseli National Park with stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which looms dramatically on the skyline. The name Amboseli comes from the Maa word for ‘salty, dusty place’, a reference to the salty volcanic ash that spewed from the volcano tens of thousands of years ago. The park is one of the most fascinatingly diverse on the continent, with five distinct habitats – open grasslands, acacia woods, scrub steppe, swamps and marshland.

Included Activities
  • Afternoon game drive

Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge or similar                                    
www.serenahotels.com
                       
Day 3 
Destination: Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Venture into Amboseli National park for a full day's game drive. A game drive through Amboseli takes you across this vast lakebed ‑ often dry, but still very swampy in areas.  Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant ‑ you'll often find many of them standing knee-deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool.  But there's a lot of other game here too ‑ cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of gazelle and other plains game ‑ and it's all set against the amazing backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro showing all its glory.
       
Included Activities
  • Full day game drives in Amboseli

Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge or similar                                    
www.serenahotels.com


Day 4
Destination: Nairobi – Tsavo East N. Park
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner


Breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter, check out and drive to Tsavo East N. Park arriving in time for check in and lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the park.
Tsavo is Kenya's largest National Park (20,000 sq. Kms.) and is split into two: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.  The scenery is spectacular, and so is the wildlife ‑ Tsavo is particularly known for its 'red elephants', coloured that way because of the red soil.  The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilometer long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The lodge offers a variety of activities for families, including a children’s outdoor recreation area, swimming pool and jacuzzi, two badminton courts, a volleyball court as well as table tennis court and a pool table. Voi wildlife Lodge can arrange morning and afternoon game drives into the parks; guided walks are led by a Professional Safari Guide and accompanied by a Ranger. Other activities including bush breakfasts, sundowners and visits to Voi Town can be organized with prior notice. The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred ibis.

Included Activities
  • Game drive

Accommodation

Ashnil Aruba Lodge or similar                            
www.ashnilhotels.com/aruba/voiwildlifelodge.com

Day 5 
Destination: Tsavo East N. Park – Tsavo West National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Breakfast at your lodge. Thereafter, check out and with an enroute game drive, proceed to Tsavo West National Park. Proceed to your lodge for check in. Lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive.
From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal-clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs  to the Shetani  lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher's Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

Included Activities
  • Tsavo West game drive

Accommodation

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or similar                         
www.serenahotels.com

Day 6 
Destination: Tsavo West National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the lodge. Enjoy a full day game drive in Tsavo West. Tsavo is Kenya’s largest national park and is actually split into two: Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The scenery is spectacular, and so is the wildlife. Tsavo is particularly known for its ‘red elephants’ – colored that way because of the red soil of Tsavo. If lucky you’ll be able to see rhino, lion, and a variety of plains game. Tsavo West of National Park is famous with its diverse scenery. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Included Activities
  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon game drive

Accommodation

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or similar                         
www.serenahotels.com

Day 7               
Destination: Tsavo West National Park – Lumo Wildlife Sanctuary                                 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter, check out and drive past Taita Hills and on to Lumo Sanctuary. Proceed to your lodge for check in and lunch.
Situated in the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary amidst peace and quiet, Lions Bluff lodge is located in the Sanctuary that preserves a unique eco system rich with wildlife, encompassing one of Africa’s most ancient elephant migratory corridors and an important breeding site for lions. Afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary. Lions Bluff offers optimum game-driving experiences with 4 of the big 5 (no Rhino) and a wide variety of the plains game from the giants of Tsavo the “Red Elephant” to the small Dik Dik antelope. There is an option to have sundowners in the Sanctuary at one of the several stunning view points.

Included Activities
  • Game drive in Lumo Conservancy

Optional Activities
  • Bush breakfast – USD $ 30
  • Guided bush walk – USD $ 40(1.5 hrs.)
  • Nature walk near lodge – USD $ 20(1 hr.)
  • Cultural trip – USD $ 70(2.5hrs)

Accommodation

Lions Bluff Lodge or similar                                           
www.lionsblufflodge.com

Day 8
Destination: Lumo Wildlife Sanctuary – Diani, South Coast, Mombasa
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, check out and with game drive en-route, drive to Mombasa with drop off at your beach hotel for check in, dinner and overnight. Rest of the day at leisure with optional activities. Located on the world famous Diani Beach, Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity and serenity, the resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms, the resort stretches over 700 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday. Guest rooms have been designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all our clients. Guests may utilise leisure facilities across the resort including 3 swimming pools, dining
areas and much more.

Optional Activities
  • Wasini dhow tour with lunch - USD145
  • Half day Mombasa city tour - USD 65
  • Evening Dhow/Light & Sound/Dinner at Fort Jesus – USD 125
  • Dolphin dhow – USD 150
  • City tour lunch & visit Bamburi haller park – USD 175

Accommodation

Baobab Beach Resort or similar                                    
www.baobab-beach-resort.com

Day 9 - 12 
Destination: Diani, South Coast, Mombasa
Meals included: All Inclusive

Breakfast at the resort. Rest of the days at leisure with optional visit to Wasini Island dhow. Dhow excursion from Shimoni with snorkelling in the Marine park, sailing Arabic dhows of between 9 to 10 metres in length, with lunch on an island, Wasini excursion begins early in the morning with a departure for the tranquil fishing village of Shimoni close to the Tanzanian border. Board traditional authentic motorized dhow, which cruise and sail you through an enriching seascape of islands to the underwater splendour of the Kisite Marine Park where snorkelers marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite park. Divers have a chance to explore a number of excellent dive sites, also teeming with an astounding variety of marine life which inhabit the magnificent coral reefs in and around the park. Other activities available include scuba diving with trainers and coaches. Take time looking at marine-life from a glass-bottomed boat, enjoy an excellent seafood lunch, and then a historical tour around Wasini fishing village and the Shimoni Slave Caves where slaves were "stored" before being shipped off to Arabia in the early 18th century.

Optional Activities
  • Wasini dhow tour with lunch - USD145
  • Half day Mombasa city tour - USD 65
  • Evening Dhow/Light & Sound/Dinner at Fort Jesus – USD 125
  • Dolphin dhow – USD 150
  • City tour lunch & visit Bamburi haller park – USD 180

Accommodation

Baobab Beach Resort or similar                                    
www.baobab-beach-resort.com

Day 13 
Destination: Diani, South Coast, Mombasa – Nairobi - Depart
Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, check out and be transferred to Ukunda airstrip for your flight to Nairobi to connect to your homebound flight depending on the flight timings.

Departure Transfer
  • Included