This is among the awesome Kenya safari tours. It lets you experience the country’s twin attraction – safari and beach at a great price. You get to experience 7 days on safari and 4 days at the coast at the beautiful Diani beach regularly voted one of the ‘finest beaches in the world’ by the global tourism press.
Destinations: Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park and Diani
Your safari in Kenya starts in Nairobi, you’re are welcomed by your guide and briefed about the trip. You can take the time on the first day to explore Nairobi with its many hidden treasures including many restaurants, hotels, malls, curios and rich history brought to life by excellent museums like the National Museum of Kenya and the Karen Blixen Museum.
Masai Mara National Reserve
On the second day head out to Masai Mara National Reserve, a 5 hours drive stopping to take in the views of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in time for lunch and in the afternoon go out for a Kenya safari in Kenya’s most popular wildlife protected area.
In the Mara you’ll be able to see numerous wildlife and you’ll be able to tick almost all African safari animals on your list, including plain game, predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and throngs of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the Mara River.
Brid life is abundant with more than 560 species recorded including Marabou stork, White-fronted bee-eaters, Secretary bird and Southern ground hornbill.
The park is also one of the best place to take a balloon safari which can be booked separately. Masai tribal village visits can also be arranged to get to experience their way of life which has remained unchanged for centuries.
Between the months of July and October you’ll be able to see the great wildebeest migration as over a million wildebeests and zebras migrate in search of water and pasture.
Depart for Lake Naivasha on day 4 of your Kenya safari. Lake Naivasha lies at the highest point of the Great Rift Valley and is a bird watchers paradise. Together with being able to see many aquatic birds including pick flamingoes and pelicans, you’ll be able to spot African fish eagles, jacanas and several species of kingfishers.
When on a Kenya safari in Lake Naivasha, one of the best ways to view the wildlife is by boat. Hippopotami slosh in the water, Masai giraffes, plain zebras, buffaloes, waterbucks and elands graze around the lake. Keep a lookout for colobus monkeys that can be spotted in the canopies.
Amboseli National Park
Depart for Amboseli National Park on day 5 arriving in time for lunch. The park is home to all the Big Five and is one of the best places in Africa to see free-ranging elephants up-close. In the afternoon embark on a Kenya safari, other wildlife that can be seen include wild dogs, cheetahs, lesser kudu, mongoose, hyrax and more than 600 bird species. The park also offers spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Explore diverse habitats ranging from wetlands with sulphur springs, savanna, dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli and Acacia woodlands. You can also visit the Maasai community on a cultural safari to experience their way of life.
Tsavo West National Park
Depart Amboseli National Park for Tsavo West National park where you’ll spend day 6 and 7 of your Kenya safari. The park is part of Tsavo National Park the biggest in Kenya that’s divided into Tsavo East- and Tsavo West National Park. The park features major geophysical attractions including Mzima Springs, a series of natural springs with large populations of hippos and crocodiles; Chaimu Crater, a great spot for seeing birds of prey; and volcanic arena featuring molten lava that form Shetani lava spewed from the ground just about 200 years ago.
Tsavo West National Park offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in Africa and attractions include elephants, rhino, hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, African buffalos, diverse plant and more than 600 bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
Day 8, 9 and 10 of your Kenya safari will be spent in Diani beach, constantly voted Africa’s leading beach destination. Your post-safari retreat will be at the Amani Tiwi Beach Resort. The beach resort offers a private white-sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, lash landscaped gardens, five restaurants, four bars, thematic kids club, Onsite Diving Padi Course Diving School, Floodlit tennis courts, Separate vegetarian Kitchen and a 168 meter swimming pool with 3 islands. Other activities available in Diani include kitesurfing, skydiving, snorkeling and jet skiing. Day 11 marks the end of your Kenya safari and beach holiday. Check out in the afternoon for your flight back to Nairobi.