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11 Days Classic Kenya Safari and Beach Experience

Overview

This Classic Kenya Safari Package takes you to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, and Tsavo East, some of the top national parks and game reserves in Kenya. The wildlife safari part will take 8 days, after which you will go to the Kenyan coast for an unwinding beach holiday extension.

Itinerary (summary)

 Activities, Hotel & Meals
Day 1

Nairobi - Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • You will be collected from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Depart for Maasai Mara, by road
  • Afternoon game drive inside the national reserve
  • Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Luxury Camp on full board basis
Day 2

Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Morning game drive inside Maasai Mara
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast
  • Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the safari lodge
  • Evening game drive in the national reserve
  • Alternatively, instead of a morning and afternoon game drive, you can opt for a full day game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp on full board basis
Day 3
Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Game drive and nature walk along the lake shores
  • Meals and accommodation at Lake Nakuru Game Lodge
Day 4

Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

  • Drive to Amboseli National Park
  • Take lunch from the lodge in Lake Nakuru, alternatively, you can also stop for lunch in a restaurant in Nairobi
  • Arrival in Amboseli in time for an afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 5

Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Full day to spend in Amboseli
  • Have an early morning and a late afternoon game drive
  • All meals and accommodation at Kibo Safari Camp
Day 6

Amboseli - Tsavo West National Park

  • Early morning safari drive in Amboseli
  • Departing for Tsavo West
  • Lunch will be served at the lodge
  • Evening game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge
Day 7

Amboseli - Tsavo West National Park

  • Game viewing drives with a visit to the Mzima springs
  • Proceed to Tsavo East National Park
  • Overnight at Voi wildlife Lodge
  • Dinner and overnight at Voi Wildlife Lodge on full board basis
Day 8

Tsavo East - Mombasa

  • Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East National Park
  • Depart the park for the drive down to Mombasa
  • From Mombasa town, we proceed to the south coast beach resorts
  • Our next place of stay for three nights is Baobab Beach Resort and Spa
Day 9 - 10

Mombasa

  • Have two full days to spend at your own pleasure
  • Relax at the beach or enjoy a multitude of water sports and other activities
  • Guided tours to nearby attractions in Mombasa and surrounding areas can be arranged
  • Accommodation at Baobab beach resort and spa, all inclusive arrangement
Day 11

Mombasa - Nairobi

  • After breakfast transfer you to the airport in Mombasa
  • Scheduled flight arrives in Nairobi to connect with your international flight back home
  • (End of tour)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

We will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi early in the morning. We can also meet you at the airport (JKIA), if your international flight to Kenya arrives in the morning. After briefing you about the safari, you will depart for Masai Mara, by road, making a brief stop at the Rift Valley view point along the way.

Check in at the safari lodge upon arrival, followed by lunch and early afternoon relaxation, before going for your first game drive inside the national reserve. You will return to the lodge later in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp on full board basis.

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

You will wake up very early, take a cup of coffee, then set out on a morning game drive inside Maasai Mara. The morning game drive offers you a good chance of catching some great wildlife action because the animals are usually more active when the temperatures are cooler.

Return to the lodge for breakfast, then spend the rest of the morning relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the safari lodge. After lunch, you will have adequate time for a siesta, followed later by an evening game drive in the national reserve.

Alternatively, instead of a morning and afternoon game drive, you can opt for a full day game drive. This is especially recommended during the wildebeest migration season. In this case, you will take an early breakfast, then leave the lodge carrying parked lunch in picnic boxes. You will spend full day exploring the vast plains inhabited by a great variety of big game and plains animals.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp on full board basis.

Day 3: Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive to Lake Nakuru is quite long, taking about 6 hours. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.

Early afternoon at leisure, then proceed for a safari drive inside the national park from around 4PM till sunset.

Meals and accommodation at Lake Nakuru Game Lodge.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

Take an early breakfast at the lodge, then start the drive to Amboseli National Park. This will be another long drive, taking about 6 hours. You will carry parked lunch from the lodge in Lake Nakuru. Alternatively, you can also stop for lunch in a restaurant in Nairobi.

Arrival in Amboseli in time for an afternoon game drive, then later proceed to the lodge just before sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

Day 5: Amboseli

With a full day to spend in Amboseli, you will have an early morning and a late afternoon game drive, giving you an opportunity for great wildlife photography against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. On clear days, the views are breath taking.

All meals and accommodation at Kibo Safari Camp.

Day 6: Amboseli - Tsavo West National Park

Enjoy one last early morning safari drive in Amboseli, then take breakfast before departing for Tsavo West. At Tsavo West, you will be staying at the iconic Ngulia Safari Lodge. Lunch will be served at the lodge, upon your arrival, followed by early afternoon relaxation, then an evening game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Tsavo West - Tsavo East

Game viewing drives with a visit to the Mzima springs. Proceed to Tsavo East National Park with game spotting and scenery viewing en route. Overnight shall be Voi Wildlife Lodge is located in the Savannah grasslands of Tsavo East, Kenya, just 5km off the main highway connecting the Capital Nairobi to Mombasa.

Dinner and overnight at Voi Wildlife Lodge on full board basis.

Day 8: Tsavo East - Mombasa

Your last day of safari. Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East National Park. We depart the park for the drive down to Mombasa. From Mombasa town, we proceed to the south coast beach resorts.

Our next place of stay for three nights is Baobab Beach Resort and Spa.

Day 9 & 10: Mombasa

You have two full days to spend at your own pleasure. You can decide to simply relax at the beach or enjoy a multitude of water sports and other activities. If you would like, we can also arrange for guided tours to nearby attractions in Mombasa and surrounding areas at an extra cost.

Accommodation at Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, all inclusive arrangements.

Day 11: Mombasa - Nairobi

After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the Moi International Airport in Mombasa. We select flights out of Mombasa that connects your outbound flights in good time. This scheduled flight must arrives in Nairobi to connect with your international flight back home.

(End of tour).

Included in tour:

  • Accommodation as per the above safari description
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary above
  • All transfers and transport, park fees, hotel accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide

Not included in tour:

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratitudes to safari staff

Accommodation for this Safari

  • Mara Leisure Camp

    Mara Leisure Camp

    Mara Leisure Camp is located along the Talek River, at the confluence of the Masai Mara's four wildlife viewing areas of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

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  • Lake Nakuru Game Lodge

    Lake Nakuru Game Lodge

    Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famed for its abundance of white rhino, and for the wide variety of birdlife, notably flamingos and pelicans, found on the striking lake that lies in the centre of the park.

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  • Kibo Safari Camp

    Kibo Safari Camp

    Kibo Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp in Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

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  • Voi Wildlife Lodge

    Voi Wildlife Lodge

    Voi Wildlife Lodge is located in the savannah grasslands of Tsavo East. The lodge boasts a natural waterhole often attracting big game, including elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo as well as a rich variety of birdlife.

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  • Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

    Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

    The 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.

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Enquirie about this safari

Destinations

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli, Kenya

A luxury lodge at Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located in the south of Kenya, on the Tanzanian border, and is famous for its spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli has fantastic game viewing and is particularly well-known for its elephant population.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara, Kenya

The wildebeest migration at the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Africa, famed for the Flamingos that flock to its shores to feed on the Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis that live in its alkaline waters. It is a very important breeding ground and stop over for many species of birds, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West, Kenya

A herd of elephants at the Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is situated on Kenya's southern border with Tanzania, located about 200km south east of Nairobi. Combined with Tsavo East, this park forms one of the world's largest game sanctuaries. Tsavo West has a variety of landscapes, from swamps and natural springs to rocky peaks, extinct volcanic cones, to rolling plains and sharp reddish outcrops.

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Kenyan coastal destinations

Kenyan Coast

A tourist at hotel in Mombasa

The Kenyan Coast, with its capital Mombasa, is renowned for palm-fringed white sand beaches, boasting turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Many are tucked away from the tourist crowds and beach boys, and some are described as the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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