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Itinerary: 19 Days East Africa Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

19 Days East Africa Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

Experience game viewing like no other in the famed Kenyan game parks, and venture along the Swahili coast of both Kenya and Tanzania enjoying the natural and cultural diversity of this historic region.

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19 Days East Africa Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

Highlights include: Entrances and game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Shimba Hills Reserve, and Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo West, and Saadani National Parks

Dhow sailboat and snorkelling tour in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Reserve. Snorkelling and boating tour in Maziwe National Marine Reserve

Private Safari:
We do not place groups together. This way you are ensured the full attention of our guide, but with the added knowledge of our guides’ experiences. It also means that we can start the tour on the day you prefer.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi Jomo Kemyatta International Airport. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Jamiat Hotel for overnight. Accommodation is based on bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Masai Mara
Depart from Nairobi city to the spectacular Maasai Mara with a stop over at the viewpoint to have a panoramic view of the gorgeous sceneries weather permitting and a stop over at Narok town for lunch. Meet the pastorolist Maasai herding their cattle and have a game drive en route, in this land of breath taking where every thing is big including the big five. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here! Spend time game viewing with excellent chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Full day Masai Mara
Full day game viewing with a picnic lunch in the rolling grass of Mara with a visit to Mara river in search of the crocodiles, Hippo, black rhino, lion, cheetah, elephant, and other plain game where they are abundant. (Optional balloon Safari at request at an extra cost). Overnight Mara Simba Lodge or similar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 4 – 5: Nakuru
Descend into the Great Rift Valley and travel to Nakuru. Named for the shallow soda lake within its boundaries, Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned for its millions of resident flamingos. Spend a full day viewing a vast array of wildlife through the park's woodlands and grasslands. Overnight at Sarova Lion.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Amboseli National Park
Depart early from Nakuru, venturing south to the famed Amboseli National Park. With the snow-capped "Kili" providing the ultimate photo backdrop, view diverse wildlife and take photos to your heart's content. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 7: Full day Amboseli
06:30 hrs: Proceed for an early morning pre-breakfast game drive. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for further game drive, Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 8: Tsavo West National Park
With its spectacular red elephants, zebras, hippos and leopards, Tsavo West is part of Kenya's largest national park, with nearly 22,000 sq km. Spend the afternoon capturing the beauty and diversity of this immense territory. Overnight at Kilanguni Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 9 – 10: Mombasa
Descend from the dry Tsavo savannah to the Swahili coast. Mombasa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is East Africa's oldest city. Visit the old town, cruise on a dhow, and test the seafood while soaking up the Swahili culture. Overnight at Severin Sea Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – 12: Shimba Hills/Diani Beach
Enjoy a half-day tour searching for the rare and endemic wildlife of the Shimba Hills National Reserve, in the lush zones above the coastal plain. Continue on to Diani Beach, where you can spend you time at leisure, enjoying the white sand beaches, adventurous water sports, or visiting the unique Colobus Monkey Trust. Overnight at Shimba Hills Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 13: Shimoni
Board a traditional Dhow and sail across to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park where you can snorkel among colourful coral and tropical fish. Feast on a Swahili lunch on Wasini Island, and spend some free time visiting the village or seeing the fascinating coral gardens. Overnight at Shimoni Beach Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 – 15: Pangani
Cross the border into Tanzania, and step back in time visiting this old Arab slave trading centre. For a bit of sun, swimming or snorkelling, head across to tiny Maziwe, a truly magnificent Indian Ocean island. Overnight at Tingatinga Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Saadani National Park
Continue on through this unique and less-visited park where the bush, river, and sea meet. Enjoy a game drive and learn about the slave rebellions of the region. Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront, it possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands so popular with European sun-worshippers. Yet it is also the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or a lion coming to drink at the nearby waterhole!

Today, a surprisingly wide range of grazers and primates is seen on game drives and walks, among them giraffe, buffalo, warthog, common waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, red duiker, greater kudu, eland, sable antelope, yellow baboon and vervet monkey.

Herds of up to 30 elephants are encountered with increasing frequency, and several lion prides are resident, together with leopard, spotted hyena and black-backed jackal. Boat trips on the mangrove-lined Wami River come with a high chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo, while the beaches form one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.
Dinner and overnight at Saadani Safari Camp
Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Bagamoyo
After a morning game drive in Saadani, continue south to the town of Bagamoyo. Stroll through this relaxed, colourful town, with German-era colonial buildings, Swahili architecture, and bustling local markets combining to create a truly unique experience. Overnight at Millinium Sea Breeze.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 18: Dar es Salaam
Take a short trip south to Tanzania's largest city, Dar Es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid 19th century before becoming an important port and trading centre. Overnight at Heritage Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 19: Depart Dar es Salaam
Pick up from the hotel in Dar es Salaam and transfer to Dar es Salaam Airport for your departure flight.

Price Include:
- Accommodations and meals as indicated, including bottled water
- Guaranteed window seat and access to photographic roof hatch in specially-equipped custom built four-wheel-drive safari, driven by accomplished driver-guides
- Sightseeing and game viewing as shown
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All gratuities, except to safari driver-guide

Price Exclude:
- International flights
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Items of personal nature/use
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above

Notes
May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy

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