8 Days
Duration
Mombasa
Destination

Starting in Nairobi and ending on the shores of the delightful Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas. From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the Mara to the undulating hills of Tsavo, this is a great start to a safari and beach holiday.

Safari Route

>> Nairobi: 1 night >> Masai Mara: 2 nights >> Lake Nakuru: 1 night >> Amboseli: 1 night >> Taita Hills: 1 night >> Tsavo East: 1 night >> Mombasa: 4 nights – Fly out

Accommodation on Tour

This safari uses 4 star lodges. On occasion it may be necessary to use alternative accommodation due to local availability and road conditions.

Meals on Tour

Prices include breakfast in Nairobi; breakfast, lunch and dinner on safari; breakfast and dinner in Mombasa or all inclusive if you are booked on an all-inclusive package.

Tour Guide

Escorted by an English speaking driver/guide from departure from Nairobi to Mombasa. Extensions are not escorted but assistance is provided by our local representative.

SEASONS

Contract rates are subject to change by season with the seasons for 2016 being:

  1. Peak Season – 1 July to 31 October, 22 December to 1 January 2017
  2. High Season – 2 January to 31 March, 16 June to 30 Jun, 1 November to 21 December 2016.
  3. Low Season – 1 April to 15 June 2016.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nairobi – Mombasa Kenya
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hour before the depature.
INCLUDED Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a modern safari van (with seven window seats) with an English speaking driver-guide on private basis.
All Transfers in Nairobi and Mombasa
Domestic Flight from Mombasa to Nairobi.
Extra lunch at Kilaguni Serena.
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
2 bottles of Half litre mineral water per person per day on game drives
NOT INCLUDED Visas, international flights and Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Additional remarks
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
Passenger Information
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.

Please Note

  • The quotes are in US Dollars and applicable all year round
  • Minimum Number of Guests is two
  • Extra days in the beach kindly request quote
  • Child rate 3 to 11 years is 50% of the Adult Rate
  • Holiday Surcharge (Easter 25, 26, 27 & 28 March 2016 | Christmas 24, 25, 26, 31 December, 2016 and 1 January, 2017) is not included but can be provided on request.

Additional information

LocationKenya
Age10+
Groupsize1, 2, 4, 6
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Day 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival at JKIA airport you will met by African Adventure Specialists’ staff and transferred to the Eka hotel for check in and remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at Eka hotel on bed and breakfast basis
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Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you’ll travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You’ll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara and your lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Sarova Mara luxury Tented Camp on a full board basis.
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Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Early morning game drive game drive in the reserve returning back to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast Full day spend in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara river. In the late afternoon on your way back to the camp, a visit to a Masai village and a school at No Extra Cost. In the evening spend a few hours enjoying the camps recreational facilities such as the swimming pool or you may take a walk with the resident camp naturalist. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara camp.
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Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you’ll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasai land. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, depart for an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park before continuing to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge on a full board basis.

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli

After an early breakfast you will depart with a picnic lunch, leaving Lake Nakuru behind, you continue towards Nairobi and then head south towards Amboseli. There will be an afternoon Game drive in the park returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at OlTukai Lodge on a full board basis.
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Day 6: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Taita Hills Game Reserve

An early departure after breakfast takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zigzagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Spotting game as you go, especially gerenuk, Lunch at Kilaguni Lodge, after lunch there will be a game drive in the park and a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes and arrive at your lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Saltlick Lodge on a full board basis.

Saltlick Lodge

Salt Lick Lodge is located in the heart of a private Wildlife Sanctuary which lies adjacent to Tsavo National Park, therefore playing an increasingly important role in the protection and conservation of Kenya’s wildlife heritage. All rooms are built in two storey blocks from a central pod and linked together by elevated platforms – overlooking a salt slick and small waterhole. Rooms are spacious and have all the necessary modern conveniences. The restaurant, bar and main balconies have views over the water hole and salt lick, which is constantly in use by local park residents. There is also an underground hide for closer encounters.

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Day 7: Taita Hills – Tsavo East

After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, lunch is at Taita Hills Game Sanctuary before continuing your journey to Tsavo East National Park with game drive enroute arriving at your lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge on a full board basis.

Aruba Lodge – Tsavo East

The 40 deluxe rooms each have a terrace overlooking the plains or the Aruba dam. Each room is designed to provide utmost comfort ensuring a pleasant stay. The rooms also contain an ensuite toilet and shower facility with bathroom accessories. A variety of room types are available double rooms, triple rooms, rooms for the physically challenged and adjoining rooms, making it family-friendly. The new Aruba Lodge lies on the northern bank overlooking the Aruba Dam that was originally constructed across the Voi River in 1952. This and other nearby watering holes are favourites for large mammals especially the herds of elephants that are often dramatically coloured red from the soil, and are quite a spectacle as they majestically traverse back and forth across the Plains. Also to be found are the Burchells zebra, the Maasai giraffe, and impala, Grants Gazelle, Lesser Kudu and the reserved but somewhat bad tempered cape buffalo. Other mammals include waterbuck, the fringe eared Oryx, the long necked and graceful gerenuk and if you are lucky the rare Hirola or Hunter’s hartebeest can be spotted. Lions, cheetah and the occasional leopards and a myriad species of birds are also residents of the park. This particular eco-region is noted for the pancake tortoise (Malacochersustornieri) among other reptiles and lizards.

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Day 8: Tsavo East – Mombasa

After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive returning to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel late afternoon.

Overnight at Voyager beach resort on All inclusive basis.

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Day 9 to Day 11: Mombasa

Days spend at your beach hotel with very many optional excursions available at your hotels’ tour desk/reception (Payable direct). Overnights and Meals at Voyager Beach Resort on All inclusive basis.
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Day 12: Mombasa – Nairobi – Fly out

Spend the day in your beach hotel. In the afternoon, pick up from your hotel and transfer to Moi international Airport for your flight to Nairobi leaving for Nairobi at 1655hrs. On arrival, connect to your homebound Flight.
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