Kenya | 9 Days Bush and Beach Safari
Join our safari team in this magnificent Nine Days passage through fabled Kenya lands. You will delight in the contrasting scenery, spectacular wildlife and the civilized charms of this great land. From the astonishing biodiversity of the African savanna, the coastal lands to the proud native people living in harmony with wildlife. Your accommodation is in comfortable and friendly hotels and safari lodges at each stop.
Days 1, 2 and 3: Diani, South CoastEarly morning arrival at the Moi International Mombasa where you will be met by a uniformed representative for a transfer through the coastal town of Mombasa and onto the South Coast via a ferry crossing at Likoni checking in at the Indian Ocean beach club. For the next three days, relax and recover from the jet lag, unwind, and explore the white sandy beaches of Diani. Swim in the warm waters, snorkel, scuba dive, water ski and also get to indulge in the night life of this tourist resort town. Overnight Indian Ocean Beach Club (B, L or D)
Day 4: Kasigau RanchToday, after breakfast, we set off for a 2.5 hr drive drive to Kasigau ranch on the Southern tip of Tsavo West National park. Kasigau Ranch hosts a wide variety of wild plants and animals. Plant life includes Acacia woodlands and open bush grasslands. Animals commonly sighted include the African elephant, Maasai giraffe, lesser kudu, spotted hyena, Burchells zebra, and impala. Birdlife is spectacular with over 250species recorded, three of them being endemic to the Kasigau area. We arrive in time for lunch Kiwanjani eco lodge. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy 15000 acres of exclusive wilderness on game drive or simply relax by the lounge overlooking the waterhole where the beasts gather for a drink. Better still, we could take a visit to the villages to interact with the local Taita community and visit some of the community projects that Kiwanjani eco lodge has been supporting. Sundowner at a scenic rock outcrop overlooking the vast wilderness. Overnight Kiwanjani eco lodge (B, L, D
Days 5: Tsavo East National ParkWe begin our day with a hearty breakfast then drive to Tsavo East National park. Tsavo is famous for its man-eating, mane less lions and large herds of dust-red elephants. We spend the day delving into this pristine wilderness in search of the beats; buffalo, lion, leopard, waterbucks, Lesser Kudu and gerenuk and a and a wide variety of brightly painted birds against a scenic backdrop of the shapely Taita hills and the Nyika plateau. Meals and overnight stay will be at the exquisite Aruba Ashnil lodge (B , L ,D)
Days 6, 7 and 8: Bamburi BeachCapping off more than a week of breath-taking safari, we embark on a 2.5 hour drive back to the coastal town of Mombasa and onto the North Coast and checking in at the Severin Sea Lodge. After all the bush and game, you ought to slow down, shake off the safari dust and just relax. You may swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, bask on the white sandy beach, jet ski, scuba dive, windsurf, and cruise to the reef in a glass-bottom boat for a fascinating glimpse of the coral gardens and other marine life. You could also opt for a tour of the coastal town of Mombasa visiting the historical Fort Jesus or the nearby Bamburi nature trail. Overnight Severin Sea Lodge.(B, L or D)
Day 9: Departure DayGreet your last day in Bamburi with a hearty breakfast followed by any last minute shopping or beach combing. Evening transfer back to the airport to catch your departing international flight marking the end of a memorable safari. (B)
Conditions Apply Safari Cost Includes:
- 3 nights Indian Ocean beach club, Diani
- 3 night Severin sea lodge, Bamburi
- 1 night Kiwanjani eco lodge, Tsavo West
- 1 night Ashnil Aruba lodge, Tsavo East
- Ground transport and game viewing in private safari mini van.
- All airport transfers
- Entry fee to the Tsavo East national park
- Bottled water during drives.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
- Emergency medical evacuation cover
- Visa fees
- Travel and personal insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Vaccination for trip to Kenya
- All International airfares and airline taxes