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Itinerary: Kenya Wildlife and Beach Combination Safari

Kenya Wildlife and Beach Combination Safari

Best of Kenya's Wildlife Safari with time for relaxation and rest at the beach in Mombasa. Visiting Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli and Tsavo National parks

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Kenya Wildlife and Beach Combination Safari

Summary
This is a 14 day Safari that combines the best of Kenya's Wildlife Safari itinerary with a deserving relaxation and rest at the beach resort town of Mombasa. You will visit Maasai Mara game reserve, Amboseli National park, Taita Hills game sanctuary and the Tsavo National park before driving to the beach Resort. Transportation is based on safari vehicle.

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met representative and transferred to Sarova Stanley Hotel for overnight. If you arrive in the morning, we cannot guarantee access to the room until 1200 hours. Rest of the day at your disposal. At 1800 hours, pick up and transfer to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Drive to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You arrive in time for lunch at Mara Simba Lodge. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge or similar.

Day 3: Day in Maasai Mara
Early morning game drive starting at 0630 hours. Then return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge till lunch. At 1630 hours, early afternoon game run till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge.

Day 4: Drive from Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru
Early morning game drive is followed by breakfast. After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National park to arrive in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo's and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here. Later in the evening transfer to Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge for overnight.

Day 5: Drive from Lake Nakuru to Amboseli
Early morning game drive in the park is followed by breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, leave Lake Nakuru National park, driving slowly to arrive Nairobi in time for early lunch at Tamambo Restaurant. After lunch, proceed on to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a game drive on your way to the lodge. Amboseli National park is one of the smaller game parks in Kenya and the vegetation ensures that the animals are easy to spot. Lions can easily be found and can occasionally be watched stalking their prey. Buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game are plentiful in the park and hippos live in the open waters and swamp channels. The elephants found here are surprisingly relaxed around safari vehicles; they were largely unaffected by ivory poaching and have some of the largest tusks. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar.

Day 6: Day in Amboseli
Early morning game drive in Tsavo West National park. Breakfast at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Relax at the lodge till sunset. At 1630 hours, proceed on an game drive in the park till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar.

Day 7: Drive from Amboseli to Tsavo West
After the early morning game drive and breakfast, you will leave Amboseli National Park and drive to Tsavo West National park. You expect to arrive Kilaguni Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge.

Day 8: Day in Tsavo West
All day game activities at Tsavo West National Park. You will visit Chyulu hills. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge or similar. Tsavo West National Park is a 9,000 sq km game park in southern Kenya, located about 200 km south-east of Nairobi. Separated only by the Mombasa/Nairobi road from Tsavo East, Tsavo West is part of the entire Tsavo eco-system. Famous for the Mzima Springs, with its unique underwater hippo observatory, and for the Shaitani lava flows and Chaimu volcanic crater, the park offers plenty of opportunity to explore on foot. In addition the park has recorded over 600 species of birds. The park also holds an important rhino sanctuary and is famous for elephant.

Day 9: Drive from Tsavo West to Taita Hills
After your breakfast, depart for Taita Hills game sanctuary. On your way, you will visit Mzima Springs. You arrive Sarova Saltlick Lodge in time for lunch.Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is spectacularly located at the foot of the Taita Hills adjacent to Tsavo National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves. The Sanctuary, established in 1972, is privately owned and managed and covers a protected area of 28,000 acres (approximately 110 sq. kms or 44 sq. miles) rising to an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level (3,600 ft.). It consists mainly of plains and woodlands, with typical riverbank vegetation along the water course. Flanked by the eye-catching and craggy Taita Hills, the park offers a safe-haven to a wide variety of animals and birds in a compact area of natural beauty. More than 50 pecies of mammals are found in this area and over 300 species of birds have been recorded within its boundaries. The vegetation within the Sanctuary shows a north-south, as well as east-west gradient from bush to wooded savanna and grassland. Browsing species such as waterbuck, impala, bushbuck and reedbuck are normally encountered in riverine or marshy vegetation and are preyed on by leopard. An electric fence along our northern boundary prevents elephant and buffalo from venturing into the neighboring villages and damaging crops. This is part of the commitment to supporting local communities. The best times for viewing wildlife are early morning and mid to late afternoon. Light conditions at these times are also optimal for photography. Afternoon game drive in the sanctuary till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge.

Day 10: Drive Taita Hills to Mombasa
Breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, leave Taita Hills and to Tsavo East National park for a game drive in the expansive Tsavo East National park known for its huge population of red elephants. Lunch at Voi Wildlife Lodge. Further game drive in the park till 1600 hours. Leave the park and drive on to Mombasa. On arrival Mombasa, transfer to Sarova Whitesands Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel.

Day 11: Day in Mombasa - Beach Activities
All day relaxation and own activities at the Beach. Dinner and overnght at Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel – Mombasa undoubtedly has one of the best white sandy beaches in Africa. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean cater to all types of tourists: those looking for a quiet swim, a place for kids to play, deep-sea fishing, and water sports activities such as scuba diving and sailing. When coupled with its large selection of beachfront hotels, Mombasa becomes an ideal place for a vacation.
In addition to its beautiful beaches, Mombasa offers a diverse cultural history. The city traces many of its cultural traditions to former Portuguese, Arab and British settlers – all of which have left a lasting influence on the city’s food, architecture, and people.

Day 12: Day in Mombasa – Beach Activities
All day relaxation and own activities at the Beach. Dinner and overnght at Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel - Mombasa

Day 13: Day in Mombasa – Beach activities
All day relaxation and own activities at the Beach. Dinner and overnght at Sarova Whitesands Beach Hotel – Mombasa

Day 14: Fly Mombasa to Nairobi - Depart
You will then be transferred to Moi International Airport for flight back to Nairobi. On arrival Nairobi, connect your homebound flight.

PRICE
US $5,261per person sharing (minimum 2pax)

Price includes:
Arrival and departure transfers to and from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi.
Bed and breakfast accommodation on the first day where applicable.
Use of customized safari vehicle with Pop up roof for game viewing and photography
Guaranteed window seats for every participants.
All entry fees where applicable in the parks, reserves and sanctuary
Full board meal plan while on Safari – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bottled water – 1 per person per day
Services of an experienced English - Speaking driver guide (other languages on request)
Game drives as per the program
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
Half board Accommodation at the Beach Resort in Mombasa
One way flight from Mombasa to Nairobi
All government taxes applicable
Dinner/lunch at Carnivore restaurant.

Price above does not include:
Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara or Amboseli - can be paid for separately
Extras at the lodges –tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
International flight into/out off Kenya
Entry Visa to Kenya
Departure tax

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