This tour offers you the opportunity to go on safaris in the most beautiful national parks of Kenya in search of the “big five”, combined with a beach holiday, the perfect way to conclude your African adventure.

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet and greet by our local representative
  • Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
  • 9 night accommodation
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • English speaking local driver-guide
  • Visits as per itinerary (groups of maximum 6 persons per vehicle)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges at the lodges

Not included
International airfare · Electronic visa for Kenya +/- $USD 88, must be obtain online prior departure at www.ecitizen.go.ke · Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers · Beverages · Optional excursions

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DAY 1 NAIROBI


Upon arrival at Nairobi Airport, our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a branded sign board. Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation: Nairobi for 1 night
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DAY 2 NAIROBI · MASAI MARA


Breakfast. Embark on your guided tour aboard your minibus. Drive from Nairobi to the Masai Mara. Skirting around Mount Suswa the road first heads north to Maai Mahiu, south of Lake Naivasha, before turning west to Narok and continuing west and south to the Masai Mara. A highlight of the journey is the first glimpse of the huge Rift Valley emptiness just past Limuru, at the top of the escarpments of the valley. Approximate journey time 4-5 hours. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions. Picnic lunch on route. Check in at the lodge and dinner there. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Masai Mara for 2 nights
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DAY 3 MASAI MARA


Morning safari in the Masai Mara national park. Return to the lodge and breakfast. Continuation of your game drive aboard your minibus. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to observe gnu, zebra and their predators (hyena, lion, leopard, wild dog), especially during the migration period between August and September. Lunch at the camp. Your afternoon game drive will begin late in the day and end just before darkness falls. This is the best time of day to view nocturnal hunters who prepare for their nightly expeditions. Watering holes are also usually busy just before sunset as animals such as hippos return to their resting spots while others congregate to drink before retiring for the night. Keep your camera handy to capture everything from elephants to gazelles and crocodiles to lions. Dinner at the lodge. (B/L/D)
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DAY 4 MASAI MARA · ELEMENTAITA


Breakfast. Drive from the Masai Mara to the Lake area. The road first heads north and east to Narok before turning east to Maai Mahiu, south of Lake Naivasha. Approximate journey time 4-9 hours. Route details and journey times may vary depending on road conditions. Picnic lunch. Half day guided walk on Crescent Island situated in the deepest part of Lake Naivasha. The shores of this beautiful piece of paradise host an abundance of bird life and have especially large numbers of pelicans, cormorant and fish eagles. Whi le the island is secure and private it is connected to the mainland and this allows animals to roam freely. See hippos grazing in the cool afternoon air or resting under acacia trees in the heat of day, while giraffe who were born on the island come back to birth their own young. The scenic beauty and sense of freedom in this little park has seen many film makers alight on its shores to film herds of wildebeest, waterbuck and zebra passing through the grassy savannah. Dinner at the lodge. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Elementaita for 1 night
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DAY 5 ELEMENTAITA · AMBOSELI


Breakfast. Depart from the region of the lakes and en route to Nairobi. The road linking the lakes leads south from Baringo and Bogoria to Nakuru before turning southeast to Elementaita and Naivasha. From Naivasha (1900m altitude), the road climbs the Rift Valley escarpment to Limuru (2500m), known for its tea plantations, and then descends to Nairobi (1661m). Travel time between 2 and 6 hours, depending on the starting point (details of the itinerary and travel time are subject to road conditions). Visit the Langata Giraffe Center. The orphanage for giraffes, which was to be only temporary, has become a real institution. You will be able, from the top of a platform, to feed the Rotschild giraffes of the place. This extremely endangered species was saved from extinction by Lady Leslie Melville, whose mansion can be seen nearby. Lunch at the Carnivore restaurant. Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli. Approximate journey time 4,5 hours. (Details of the itinerary and journey times may vary depending on road conditions). Dinner at the lodge. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Amboseli for 2 nights
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DAY 6 AMBOSELI


Breakfast. Take a seat in your vehicle and discover the Amboseli National Park. Located about 250 km from Nairobi and along the Tanzanian border, the park derives its name from the Masai word “Empusel”, meaning salty, dusty place. The ecosystem of this low rainfall region depends on water from Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m). A particular feature of Amboseli is the possibility to take picture postcard photos of elephants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. Lunch at Sentrim Amboseli. Afternoon safari to Amboseli and return to the lodge for dinner. (B/L/D)
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DAY 7 AMBOSELI · TSAVO EAST

Breakfast. Drive from Amboseli to Tsavo East. Approximate journey time 4,5 hours. Picnic lunch. Afternoon safari in Tsavo East aboard your vehicle. Part of Tsavo National Park (the largest park in Kenya, 20,812 km²), Tsavo East is separated from the western part of the park by the railway connecting Nairobi to Mombasa. There is currently no fence between the two parks, allowing animals to move freely from place to place. At the same distance from Nairobi and Mombasa, Tsavo East (11,747 km²) is the larger of the two parks making up the Tsavo. Its desert and flat landscapes, except for the Yatta plateau (one of the longest lava flows in the world coming from the extinct volcano Ol Donyo Sabuk), will allow you to discover richness of the fauna. You may observe Grant’s gazelles, zebras, impalas, Coke’s hartebeest, giraffes and even lions. Elephants and buffaloes are common and often grouped in large herds. Dinner at the lodge. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Tsavo for 1 nights
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DAY 8 TSAVO EAST · DIANI BEACH

Breakfast. Morning game drive looking for the wild animals. Before the main heat of the day, the animals are still alert and this is the best moment to photograph them in action. After your safari, drive from Tsavo East to Diani Beach (around 4 hours). Picnic lunch en route. Dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Diani Beach for 2 nights
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DAY 9 DIANI BEACH

Days at leisure. (B/D)
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DAY 10 DIANI BEACH

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Mombasa Airport. (B)

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