14 Days Kenya Bush & Beach Safari
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and spend the night at preferred hotel.
Day 2: Karen Blixen And Bomas Of Kenya
After breakfast drive towards the Ngon’g Hills and pass the Ngon’g village to the Karen Blixen Museum. Later to the Bomas of Kenya for a traditional cultural show in the afternoon.
Dinner at a Carnivore restaurant / Similar.
Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve
Our driver guide(s) report to your hotel for Start of the safari, with a 0800 hours departure for a scenic drive down into the Rift Valley, to Maasai Mara, Kenya's premier game reserve (Breakfast at Nairobi hotel). You will be in your own private safari van/land cruiser.
Stop briefly enroute at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for stunning views of what is the world's largest valley. Arrive at Maasai Mara for lunch at Mara Intrepids Camp. The afternoon game drive allows spotting of the unrivalled wildlife in the park.
Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. An early morning drive then enjoy a buffet breakfast. Lunch will be packed so as to enjoy at the river banks of Mara River. Continue with another afternoon game drive.
Optional hot air Balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara.
A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded.
Meals and Overnight at preferred hotel / lodge.
Day 5: Lake Elementaita
Breakfast at your lodge at the Mara. Drive to Lake Elementaita, check in at The Pelican Lodge. This lake has been profiled as a wetland of international importance, home to millions of lesser flamingos, and also an important stop-over for over 350 bird species. Upon arrival we will go for a bird walk to try and identify available species like the Feral lovebird, Avocet, Klaas' cuckoo, Glossy ibis, Black heron, Red billed Teal, Black tailed godwit among others followed by lunch at preferred hotel / lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at preferred hotel / lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast at The Pelican Lodge, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at preferred hotel / lodge. The park is also known as the greatest ornithological spectacle in the world because of its myriads of fuschia pink flamingoes whose numbers are legion, often more than a millionor more.
They feed on the abundant algae, which thrives in the warm waters. There are two types of flamingo species: the lesser flamingo can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage unlike the greater, which has a bill with a black tip. The Lesser flamingos are ones that are commonly pictured in documentaries mainly because they are large in number.
After lunch we will have an Afternoon game/bird viewing.
Day 7: Amboseli National Park
Depart southwards to Amboseli National Park famous for its spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting). Arrive at your hotel / lodge in time for lunch and at 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the park.
Dinner and overnight at lodge/hotel.
Day 8: Amboseli National Park
Spend the whole day exploring the park and its surroundings and relaxing at your lodge. You may choose to have an early morning drive (before breakfast) or after breakfast and a second one in the afternoon (after lunch). You could carry packed lunch to enjoy in between your game drives.
Amboseli National Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) at the Kenya- Tanzania border. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. The bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya.
Plentiful game includes: zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. Caracal and serval cat can be seen. Birdwatchers can see pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, African fish eagles, martial eagles and pygmy falcons. It is the most popular park in Kenya after the Maasai Mara, mainly because ele-phants grazing with a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro make what is probably the definitive Kenyan wildlife shot.
Meals and overnight at preferred hotel / lodge.
Day 9: Mombasa, North Coast
After breakfast we will have our scenic road transfer to Mombasa and check in at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort.
Have a Mombasa excursion to Historical sites; Fort Jesus and old town Mombasa.
Day 10: Mombasa Excursion, North Coast
Visit to the Mamba Village and Fort Jesus, now a Museum to see and learn history of this Castle (Fort) which the Portuguese built and fortified to keep away their enemies around 1400AD. It is also connected to the history of slave trade in East Africa. (Lunch at a restaurant of your choice).
Breakfast and Dinner at preferred hotel.
Day 11: Transfer To Mombasa South Coast
After breakfast, transfer to preferred hotel arriving there in time for Lunch. The rest of the day is at your disposal to relax or shop. Meal plan ( Breakfast & Dinner)