Cultural Excursion

Kenya Savannah and Beach Safari

Nairobi, Kenya

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Prices From: $2,680 per person

Amboseli and Tsavo are superb wildlife safari destinations. In the expansive Amboseli plains, watch and photograph large herds of elephants and plains game against an impressive backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Immerse yourself in the pure wilderness of Tsavo for a bush experience of a lifetime. See something different every day; for this is the real African safari. And after all the adventures in the bush, wash off the dust and sweat in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and relax on the sandy beaches at the Kenyan Coast.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi - Amboseli

From Nairobi, drive for 3-4 hours to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Early afternoon at leisure then proceed for game drive at 4:00pm in the park. With its backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro 5895m (Africa's highest mountain) and the abundant wildlife, Amboseli is a real spectacle. This is where you can see large herds of elephants and plains game, giraffes, gazelles, lions, leopards among others roaming the plains.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 2 - Amboseli

Embark on a whole day on game drives in the park. With its backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain) and the abundant wildlife, Amboseli provides a breathtaking spectacle. Large herds of elephants and plain’s game, giraffes, gazelles, lions, leopards etc roaming the plains are a common feature.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 3 - Amboseli - Tsavo West

Morning game drives as we exit Amboseli National Park. Then continue through dry shrub land and across the great lava flow of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills to Tsavo West National Park. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive which includes a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary.

Overnight: Ngulia Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 4 - Tsavo West

Whole day of game drives at Tsavo West. Tsavo is Kenya’s largest park and is famous for its large herds of elephants. Visit Mzima Springs where from an underwater observation tank it is possible to see submerged hippo, crocodiles and fish on the floor of the springs.

‘Mzima’ which is Swahili translation for ‘Life’ is a phenomenal fresh water springs which gush suddenly from the underground rocks in the midst of dry patchy woodland to provide much needed life in one of the most arid parks in Kenya. Tsavo West also known for its unique volcanic features including ‘Five Sisters’ these are five cone shapes hills nestled in one area and exactly resembles; Chaumu and Shetani Lava flows are also major highlights; the Whistling Rock is a rocky hill that produces whistling sound on strong wind. Wild animals will spice up your date with the Tsavo including elephants, Masai Giraffes, lesser kudus, zebras, dik diks, lions, leopards, cheetahs among others.

You will be able to take a break to return to the lodge for lunch and early afternoon at leisure before proceeding for further game viewing drives at 4pm.

Overnight: Ngulia Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 5 - Tsavo West - Mombasa

Leave after breakfast for transfer to Mombasa arriving at Pinewood Village Resort in the afternoon.

Overnight: Pinewood Village Beach Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 6 - Mombasa

Full day spent at leisure, relaxing on the sandy beaches of the South Coast as you enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean; a nice way to wash off the dust after an exciting bush safari.

Overnight: Pinewood Village Beach Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 7 - Mombasa

Enjoy a full day relaxing on the beach at your leisure.

Overnight: Pinewood Village Beach Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 8 - Mombasa - Nairobi Departure

Leave after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi.

Accommodation Information

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. At the center of ‘Maasailand', the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colours and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single storey building opening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Maasai manyatta theme: each with its own hand-painted wall frescos. The central dining area is reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream, while the lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

Ngulia Safari Lodge

Ngulia Safari Lodge, built in 1969, is located in Tsavo West National Park which a home to a big host of wild animals. It can be accessed from Nairobi (260 km away), through Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250km away) through Tsavo River Gate. The Lodge is perched on the Ndawe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary surrounded by Scenic Hills. Ngulia Safari Lodge no doubt has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. Guests take guided expeditions to Mzima Springs ( a living Oasis inhabited with fish, crocodiles and hippos), Hippo Point ( inhabited with hippos and crocodiles), Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava flows, Kichwa Tembo and Roaring Rocks among others.

Pinewood Village Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach is a multi award-winning boutique hotel, where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create the perfect romantic destination. Situated on the unspoiled shores of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean, this intimate and stylish beach resort prides itself on exceptional personal service and attention.Savor fine food prepared using fresh local ingredients from the property's very own vegetable garden or straight from the bountiful ocean. Indulge your appetite during their daily changing delectable evening theme dinner feasts, or be pampered in their suites with your very own personal chef who caters to your every whim.

Location

Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Address:
Nairobi
Kenya

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

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Wildlife Wildlife

General Information

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in charming lodges and safari tented camps
  • All meals for duration of safari
  • Professional English-speaking guide: all guides are local experts and have also taken several language and wildlife courses
  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees
  • Private vehicle during safari
  • Full support before, during & after your trip

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation before and after the safari in Nairobi
  • Taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Expenditure on all drinks
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature