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Explore some of the richest and most diverse wildlife areas in the world. Famed for the annual Great Migration, which can involve herds of up to 1.5 million wildebeest, the Maasai Mara is home to a vast number of resident wildlife, including the Big Five. Discover the sweeping beaches of the Indian Ocean that invite sun worshippers to their white sands snorkelers in search of colorful tropical fish, exciting nightlife and colorful bazaars.

 

Days 1,2,3 and 4: Diani, South Coast

On arrival at the Moi International Mombasa, we are met 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 four 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 5: Kasigau Ranch, Tsavo West

Today, you?ll be picked up from your beach resort for a 2-3 hours drive to the community owned 52,000 acre Kasigau Ranch bordering Tsavo West National park checking in at the Kiwanjani eco lodge Enjoy the exclusivity and serenity of the African bush from the comfort of Kiwanjani eco lodge. We could opt to engage in casual informative walks with local naturalist, day and night game viewing or simply relax at the lounge and enjoy the amazing sight of elephants, buffaloes, baboons amongst other animals as they come for a drink at the lodge?s waterhole. Better still we can be can be escorted on a walk to the village to get an insight into the fascinating culture and way of life of the local Taita people. Overnight Kiwanjani eco lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6: Tsavo East National Park

We begin our day with a hearty breakfast then drive to the neighboring Tsavo East National park. Tsavo is famous for its man-eating, mane less lions and large herds of elephants. We spend the day days delving into this pristine wilderness in search of the beasts and a wide variety of brightly painted birds against a scenic backdrop of the shapely Taita hills and the Nyika plateau. Lunch at Voi Safari lodge with a panoramic view of the park then an afternoon game drive enroute to the Man Eaters camp, our base for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Amboseli National Park

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the African bush. After breakfast, 4 hours drive gets us to the world?s renowned Amboseli National Park, nestled on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern border of Kenya and Tanzania. Lunch at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge and an early afternoon to relax. At 4PM, we?ll have an evening game drive. During our evening game drive expect to see huge herds of elephants wallowing in the swamp, giraffes, buffaloes, lions among others against the spectacular backdrop of the snow capped roof of Africa; Mt. Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Amboseli National Park

Today, we enjoy a full day exploration of the Amboseli National Park in the company of our crew who will delightfully share with us the intrigues of the Amboseli. During our morning and evening game drive expect to see huge herds of elephants wallowing in the swamp, giraffes, buffaloes, lions among others against the spectacular backdrop of the snow capped roof of Africa; Mt. Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight Amboseli Sopa lodge (B, L, D)    

Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park

6.30AM, breakfast and check out for a game drive in Amboseli enroute Nairobi. Lunch at a city restaurant then continue on a 2.5hr drive down the scenic Great Rift Valley that gets us to Lake Nakuru where we have the chance to see the greatest bird spectacle in the world. A million or so flamingoes, beside pelicans and cormorants make Lake Nakuru a bird lover?s paradise. An evening game drive through the various habitats of the park will certainly reveal why the park earned its status as a RAMSAR site as well as one of the best performing Rhino sanctuaries in Africa. Buffalo, zebra, waterbucks, warthogs, the rare Rothschild giraffe and if lucky the tree climbing lions will all feature in our sightings list. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru lodge with a panoramic view of the lake (B, L, D)

Day 10: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Today after breakfast, a 4-5 hours drive gets us to the world-renowned Maasai Mara game reserve. We check in at the Sarova Mara game camp in time for lunch. Afternoon at lesire for a siesta or cool off the mid day sun in the swimming pool. At 4PM, we set out for an evening game drive for a glimpse of what the Mara has to offer. Return to the camp for a refreshing shower, dinner and overnight stay. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We wake up to the natural sounds of Mara's birdlife. At 6.30AM we set off for a morning game drive visiting some of the most coveted scenic sites with award-winning photographic opportunities; from the game studded plains to the little hills and sentry termite mounds down to the rumbling Mara River all in hunt of wildlife! This is where you can see elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard, zebra, giraffe, hippo, crocodile and a whole ark-full of other animals. Return to the camp for breakfast and a morning at leisure. After lunch, we visit a nearby local Maasai village for an insight into the way of life of this legendary community. On showcase are dances, folklore, fire making techniques, souvenirs, and lots of cultural activities. Evening game drive before returning to the lodge for an excellent cuisine and overnight at the Sarova Mara game camp (B, L, D)

Day 12: Nairobi

An optional early morning farewell game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. At 9AM, check out for drive back to Nairobi with enroute Lunch. Check in at the Fairview hotel for a relaxed afternoon .Dinner and overnight stay. (B,L)

Day 13: Departure Day

A free day to relax, explore the bustling city of Nairobi before flying out in the evening. At 10.30AM, we visit the visit to the David Sheldrick Trust elephant orphanage for an up-close encounter with baby elephants as they prepare to get back to the wild. Lunch is followed by an afternoon visit to the giraffe centre for a chance to hand feed giraffe and possibly get a kiss from the giraffe. A brief visit to the Utamadini shopping centre to pick some souvenirs. A farewell dinner at the Carnivore restaurant . Thereafter, we must say ?kwaheri? (farewell) to our hosts and transfer back to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your evening back home marking the end of a memorable family safari experience. (B, L, D)
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
Safari Cost Includes:
  • 4 nights Indian Ocean Beach club
  • 1 night Kiwanjani eco lodge
  • 1 night Man-Eaters camp
  • 2 nights Amboseli Sopa lodge
  • 1 night Lake Nakuru lodge
  • 2 nights Sarova Mara camp
Not Included
  • Visa fees
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Vaccination for trip to Kenya
  • All International airfares and airline taxes
  • Tips
  • Extras
Others
  • Ground transport and game viewing in private safari mini van.
  • Airport transfers
  • Entry fee to the Tsavo East, Amboseli, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National parks, David Sheldrick orphanage and the Giraffe centre
  • Visit to a Maasai cultural village in Maasai Mara
  • Bottled water during drives
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking safari guide
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
 

Featured Properties

 

Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the lodge sits on the foot hills of Africa?s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants, from thorn trees and acacias, to fragrant frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea and giant cactus plants thrive in these surroundings. Different species of birds build their nests while monkeys with babies clinging under their bellies and squirrels dart through the gardens. http://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli/home.html

 

Sarova Mara Game Camp

A combination of luxury and adventure, Sarova Mara is inviting and captures the thrills and excitement of Maasai Mara. The Game Camp's 75 comfortably furnished permanent and modern tents are spaciously sited within the camps woodlands and all equipped with an en suite shower room, electricity and mosquito nets. The meals are excellent, superb free-form swimming pool and the Maasai morans crowns the day with dances just before bedtime. www.sarovahotels.com

 

Kiwanjani eco-lodge, Kasigau, Tsavo West

Kiwanjani sits elegantly in the middle of the two Tsavo's evoking an incredible sense of familiarity - a true home in the wilderness. The secluded and spacious thatched cottages are a reflection of contemporary Africa combining the traditional African building style with the modern luxuries to create a true eco lodge in all aspects. Guest cottages are tastefully designed using traditional local knowledge and materials and are all interconnected with a boardwalk that leads to the restaurant, the lounge and bar. All the bedrooms are complete with en-suite bathroom and private veranda all overlooking an animal waterhole where elephant and buffaloes jostle for watering rights with kudu, zebra, dikdik, hyenas and even the cats. The bathrooms are large, spacious with proper overhead showers, flush toilets and wash basins with running water. This small exclusive lodge can only accommodate 12 guests at any one time. www.kiwanjani.com

Indian Ocean Beach Club, Diani

The Indian Ocean Beach Club is located 40 Kms in clear power white sandy beaches and surrounded by swaying coconut palm gloves and magnificent old stoic baobabs. The resort, south of Kenya?s old Arab Seaport - Mombasa is adjacent to the site of the 16th century Kongo Mosque. It's set to recreate the bygone opulence of the rich Sultans of Zanzibar surrounding the grand Moorish style arches of the main building are scattered smaller, white washed, 'makuti' roofed structures of our 100 airy deluxe clubrooms. The 19 square 'village styled' clubrooms all face the half kilometer beach bordering the warm turquoise-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. www.jacarandahotels.com

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Situated in the south east ecological niche of the park is the Lake Nakuru Lodge, an oasis of comfort and excellent service, with commanding views of the flamingoes for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. There is accommodation for 120 people, either in family rooms, cottages, or suites. The service is unmatched anywhere in Kenya, a country renowned for hospitality. The main restaurant is a comfortable setting that radiates a warm African atmosphere, to provide the perfect environment for guests to enjoy a meal, chat or to relax. The restaurant overlooks the park, providing an opportunity to spot more wildlife and exotic birdlife. www.lakenakurulodge.com

Fairview Hotel, Nairobi

A comfortable hotel that hasn't decked itself out in feathers of up market gloss and tasteless luxury. The hotel's leafy five acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and scattered buildings are laid out on Nairobi Hill, a world away from the overheated bustle. All rooms are extremely spacious, tremendously large bathrooms (both a shower and a bath), comfortable and offer every modern facility, including personal electronic safes, electronic door locks, direct dial phones and internet access etc. Additionally, a number of these rooms have their own private garden access. (www.fairviewkenya.com)