16 Days: Kenyan Safari and Beach
Travel through the wild safari lands of Mara,
Samburu, Amboseli and Tsavo with a visit to the
Flamingo paradise and beautiful Mt. Kenya.
Finish by relaxing on the white beaches of the
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your
Thereafter depart for the Masai Mara Game
Reserve with stops at the viewpoint of the Great
Rift Valley and Narok town for lunch and
refuelling. Arrive in time for a late afternoon
/ early evening game drive enroute to the lodge
/ campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early breakfast then proceed for a full day of
game viewing in the reserve. The day will be
taken up tracking game with your guide though
there will be a break for a picnic lunch at the
hippo pool. The abundance and variety of game in
this reserve is nothing short of amazing.
Practically every mammal can be seen in the Mara
with a few exceptions. Various antelopes,
scavengers like hyena and vulture are common.
The reserve contains all the cats that are;
lion, cheetah and leopard; sighting leopard
needs luck more than just being there but lions
are abundant and there are excellent chances for
spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular
spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may
catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants,
buffalo, the Masai giraffe, wildebeest and the
common zebra abound. Return to the lodge
/campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast proceed on another game-viewing
session. After lunch you will have the option to
go for a game drive or at extra cost, visit a
nearby Masai village to see their nomadic
lifestyle. Both activities will end at the lodge
or campsite in the mid evening where you will
retire for the night after dinner.
Day 4: Masai Mara - Nakuru
After breakfast, depart the Mara region for
Nakuru. The drive offers panoramic views of Mt.
Longonot and Lake Naivasha from afar; this means
that you will see them from the main highway.
Arrive Nakuru in time for dinner and overnight
at the lodge / campsite.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru / Samburu
Wake up to an early morning game drive in Lake
Nakuru National Park. Flamingos and other water
birds that thrive in a salt-water environment
can be seen. With luck you may track the white
rhino and the Rothschild’s giraffe which both
have endangered species status. The park is 188
km and is home to cats (both lion and leopard),
various antelopes, grazers like warthog and the
waterbuck and Cape buffalo that breed near the
shoreline. After the game run, depart Nakuru for
Samburu via the Thompson falls, which are named
after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European
explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake
Victoria in the 1880’s. Lunch will be at Nanyuki,
which is at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Arrive
Samburu in the evening, which a game drive
enroute to the lodge / campsite where you will
retire for the night after dinner.
Day 6: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu
with a lunch and leisure break in the mid
afternoon. The reserve is home to rare drought
resistant animals that are peculiar to the
semi-arid region north of the equator. These
include the reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra,
the Beisa Oryx, gerenuk and the blue-shanked
Somali ostrich. Samburu is dry most of the year
but is watered by the Ewaso Nyiro River, which
rises in the Aberdare’s and drains in the Lorian
swamp north of Shaba National Reserve.
All meals and overnight at the lodge / campsite.
Day 07: Samburu/Mt. Kenya
Morning breakfast at Samburu and another game
drive enroute. Leave for Mount Kenya (Nanyuki )
to arrive intime for lunch. After lunch, proceed
for a visit to the Mau Mau caves (where freedom
fighters could hide from The British Troops
during the struggle for independence). Dinner
and overnight at the lodge / campsite.
Day 08: Mt. Kenya/Amboseli
After breakfast drive south via the biggest
open-air market in Eastern and Central Africa (Karatina)
and via Namanga border town with a brief stop
for lunch. Proceed on to Amboseli arriving in
time for a late afternoon game drive . In clear
weather, you may see Mt. Kilimanjaro’s peak.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge /campsite.
Day 09: Amboseli
After breakfast, proceed on a game drive in this
park, which lies in a dried-up lakebed. There
are swamps and springs fed by underground rivers
from the melting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which
give permanent water to the wildlife. The
animals seen here include lion, elephant,
cheetah, buffalo, plains game and the rare Taita
weaver and the gerenuk. The animals are mainly
found around the Ol Kenya swamp. If the weather
is clear and there is no low cloud cover, you
may see the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which forms
a beautiful backdrop to the park. The
observation hill offers a view of the entire
park and beyond. An afternoon game drive will
follow after lunch.
Rest of meals and overnight at the lodge /
Day 10: Amboseli - Tsavo West
After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Tsavo West
National Park, lunch enroute. You will visit the
Shaitani Lava flows as the area where the park
lies is of volcanic origin. The Mzima Springs
which contain 20 million tonnes of crystal -
clear water from the underground streams of the
nearby Chyullu Hills are an additional
attraction; various aspects of marine life
including hippos, crocodile and fish can be seen
from the specially constructed underground glass
tank. The animal species seen at Tsavo are
hippo, crocodiles, elephant, gazelle, zebra,
giraffe, various birds, buffalo, and kudu in a
thick acacia setting.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge / campsite.
Day 11: Tsavo West - Tsavo East
A morning game drive will follow after breakfast
and probably view the rock hyrax, squirrels and
mongooses as the park contains a large
population of these. Depart for Tsavo East
National Park, lunch enroute. Here, only the
section south of the Galana River is open to the
public for game drives; the rest of the park
serves as a wilderness for the animals to
retreat into. Here the dried up Aruba dam can be
seen plus crocodiles at the crocodile point
below the Lugard falls. Dinner and overnight at
the lodge / campsite.
Day 12: Tsavo East - Nairobi
After breakfast, your final game drive will
follow during which you may see plains game,
zebra, antelope, lesser kudu, ostrich and large
herds of elephant. Lunch will be taken enroute.
Arrive in Nairobi in the evening.
NB: You may travel to Mombasa by Flight, Train
or by Bus.
Day 13 – 16 : Reef beach hotel
** Entrances to all parks and other places where
entry fees fees is applied
** Transport to all the places in safari
mini-bus with a pop up roof for easy photography
and viewing of animals while in the park
** Three meals a day namely (breakfast, lunch and
** Accommodation in campsites and in budget
hotels where camping is not applicable
** All camping equipments except sleeping bags
** Services of the knowledgeable driver guide
and the safari cook
** Water and alcoholic beverages
** Items of personal use
** Sleeping bags