15-Day Wildlife Experience to the Beaches- Mid-Range Tour

15 Days

Trip Info

  • 5 Star Hotels, Lodges and Tented Camps
  • Nairobi
  • All Year Round
  • Mombasa
  • Guided
  • Available
  • All Meals
  • 4X4 Tour Van / Land Cruiser

Tour Overview

This 15-day experience from North to South of the Equator finishes at the Coastal beaches of Diani, Mombasa, or Malindi famous for their white sand beaches and blue ocean. It is popular with honeymooners, Familymoons and groups. Samburu is known for unique wildlife not usually seen elsewhere like the Beisa oryx, Grevys zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, and the reticulated giraffes. Nakuru is known for both the white and black rhinos, Masai Mara for the Big Five and Amboseli for Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trip Attractions

  • Nairobi
  • Samburu NP
  • Olpajeta Conservancy
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Amboseli
  • Tsavo East NP
  • Diani beach
  • Mombasa

Your Route

Your Itinerary

You will be picked up by our company representative from the airport or your accommodation facility for a scenic drive North through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood. You will pass through the equator at Nanyuki town arriving at Samburu in good time for lunch.

After lunch, you will embark on a game drive to experience this wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the gravy zebras, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, and the beautiful oryx plus a cultural heritage of the Samburu people (the butterfly people). Afterwards, you will retreat to the camp at sunset.

You will wake up to another glorious day in the Samburu National Reserve. You will start the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active. Then, you'll return to the lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.

You will spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds by the poolside. The animals will be doing the same . Then, you'll head off again in the afternoon at 4:00 pm for another drive through the park. You will return to the lodge for dinner and another night under the Samburu stars.

Today after breakfast, you will head south of Samburu to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares located in Nanyuki town.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has over one thousand mammals and it is the only park where the Big Five and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest-growing population of rhinos in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhinos, about 80 endangered black rhinos, and in a special sanctuary there are two (2) of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos.

You will arrive in good time for lunch. Thereafter, you will embark on an afternoon game drive via the chimp sanctuary which provides a permanent refuge mimicking a natural environment as much as possible returning back at sunset.

Today after an early breakfast, you will drive southwards for another scenic drive to Lake Nakuru National Park through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood. You will pass through the equator again to the Central Highlands. You will arrive at Lake Nakuru in good time for lunch. Your lunch today is in one of the lodges located inside the national park.

You will depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru which is among Kenya's finest national parks and there after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

The park boasts rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest, and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, and the endangered Rothschild's giraffes. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below the rhino's cliff is a lion-spotting point.

Today after breakfast, you will drive through the Rift Valley floor to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving at the lodge in good time for lunch. You will embark on your first game drive in the reserve this afternoon in search of the Big Five and other herbivores that roam around in this beautiful savanna. You will return to your lodge at sunset for dinner and an overnight stay.

One of our favourite places to look for wildlife in Kenya is the Masai Mara National Reserve. That's because the wildlife here is incredible, with big cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) and elephants among the highlights. There's a very good chance you'll also see giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas, and, of course, impalas. Bring your binoculars, because more than 500 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. It's a place of beautiful savannah landscapes as well, with lots of acacia trees. Visiting the reserve is a highlight for many travellers.

This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree-studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous "Eighth Wonder of the Animal World." The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, cheetahs and lions. It also has numerous elephants and virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya.

Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. You will continue with the game-viewing en route to your camp, arriving late in the afternoon after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500sq km.

You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush breakfast. It is a lifetime experience and worth the price.

After breakfast, you will proceed to Loita Hills Tepesua village (approximately 40 min from Masai Mara en route to Nairobi), home of the Maasai people, which is known for championing Maasai women’s health and girl child education.

You will arrive and be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior songs and dances. Then your host will explain the details of Maasai warrior training. You will take a walk to the community village which was founded to alleviate the poverty of Maasai widows, who traditionally are not allowed to inherit property. The village offers support, safety, and economic growth through the Tepesua Widows Income Project.

You will proceed to Nairobi with an optional lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Later, you will be dropped off at your city hotel for an overnight stay.

This morning after breakfast at 7:30 am, you will be picked up by your friendly experienced driver guide from your city hotel in the morning for another scenic drive southeast toward Amboseli National Park arriving at the camp in good time for lunch. You will embark on your first afternoon game drive exploring the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush, and open plains in search of wildlife returning back to the lodge at sunset.

Amboseli National Park (392sq km) is famously known for the breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain on earth and the tallest in Africa (5,895m). Amboseli is also an elephant’s paradise where the massive African savannah elephants roam from swamp to swamp, grazing all day. Because of the abundance of water and pasture, the bull elephants here weigh up to 6 tons. Other animals to be spotted here are cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests (gnus), gazelles, hippos, and many other herbivores.

You will leave the camp after breakfast, carrying your packed lunch to be enjoyed in the wild. You'll spend the whole day exploring the marshlands and swamps of Amboseli which are fed by subterranean water channels. Water is abundant throughout the year and so is the pasture. Elephants and various other herbivores are found here. You will retreat to the lodge late in the afternoon after a long exploration of this 392sq km park.

You also have an option of starting the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active. Then, you'll return to the lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.

You'll spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds. Then, you'll head off again in the afternoon at 4:00 pm for another drive through the park. You'll return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and an overnight stay.

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Tsavo East from Amboseli arriving at your lodge in good time for lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your first game drive in the famous Tsavo East National Park. It is one of the world's largest game sanctuaries in Africa also known as the 'Theater of the Wild'

The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust-red elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards, pods of hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, lesser kudu, gerenuk, and the prolific bird life that features 500 recorded species.

You will return to your camp after your first afternoon game drives in this red-soiled park for an overnight stay.

Today after breakfast, you will head back to the park for your final game drive en route to the exit in search of the animals while they are still active in the morning. After exiting the park, you will drive further east to Diani arriving at your beach hotel in good time for lunch. After lunch, it is time to begin your time on the white sand beaches of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Diani Beach is simply stunning. Apart from lazing on the pretty curve of sand overlooking the Indian Ocean, you'll love the lush palm forests, coral mosques nearby and plenty of fine places to eat, drink and enjoy the gentle sea breeze.

Day 12 :
Diani Beach

You will enjoy free time at the beach for the next couple of days on one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa today.

There are so many water activities that you can take including snorkeling in search of exotic fish, scuba diving or simply relaxing in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book or listening to some music.

Day 13 :
Diani Beach

You will enjoy free time at the beach for the next couple of days on one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa today.

There are so many water activities that you can take including snorkeling in search of exotic fish, scuba diving or simply relaxing in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book or listening to some music.

Day 14 :
Diani Beach

You will enjoy free time at the beach for the next couple of days on one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa today.

There are so many water activities that you can take including snorkeling in search of exotic fish, scuba diving or simply relaxing in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book or listening to some music.

Today after a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to Mombasa International Airport and catch a flight home or catch a local flight to Nairobi and connect your flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to mark the end of your safari.

It's a pity that it has to end, but this is where your safari will draw to a close. We're sure that you will return home with so many exciting and happy memories, and we hope that you will join us again on safari sometime in the future.

Day by Day Accommodations

Day 1 & 2

Samburu Narional Reserve

Spend the two nights at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, A mid-range lodge bordering Samburu National Reserve.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 3

Ol-Pejeta Conservancy

Spend the night at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, A Luxury tented camp located inside Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 4 

Lake Nakuru National Park

Spend the night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, A mid-range hotel located inside Lake Nakuru National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 5 & 6

Masai Mara National reserve

Spend 2 nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, a Mid-range lodge inside Masai Mara NR.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 7

Lake Naivasha

Spend the night at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, A mid-range hotel located at the Border of  Lake Naivasha.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 8 & Day 9

Amboseli National Park

Spend 2 nights at Kibo Safari Camp, a Mid-range tented camp just outside Amboseli NP.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 10

Tsavo East National Park

Spend the night at Ashnil Aruba, a Luxury tented camp inside Tsavo East National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 11

Diani Beach

Spend the night at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, a Mid-range resort in Diani Beach.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 12 to Day 14

Mombasa Beaches

Spend 3 nights at PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, a Luxury resort in or near Mombasa Beaches.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 15

Last Day With Us

(End of Tour) No accommodations

Breakfast Will be Provided

NOTE: Additional Accommodation can be arranged at the end of your tour for an added fee.

Vehicle Options

Customized 4X4 Safari Tour Vans fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

Customized 4X4 Safari Land Cruisers fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

4X4 Toyota Prado

  1. Binoculars
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Cooler Box/fridge
  4. High-frequency radio
  5. Power charging points
  6. Sandbags (for photography)
  7. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat

Toyota Noah

  1. Spacious for luggage
  2. Comfortable seats
  3. Suitable for airport transfers to and from your hotel.
  4.  Bottle Holders
  5. Fridge Bracket
  6. Sliding Window Glass.

Trip Cost

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person, excluding international flights from/to your home country.
  • Note; We provide tickets for international flights to and from Kenya for our clients and thus arrange the full trip from home and back.
  • This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 4 are free.

Rates Per Person Starting From:-


Start Dates                                                                                                               Rate


Jan 3-Jun 30                                                                                                              $3835


Jul 1-Oct 31                                                                                                               $4706


Nov 1-Dec 31                                                                                                            $4055


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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Trip Binoculars
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • AMREF flying doctor’s medical cover
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

FAQs

What is the best time to embark on this safari?

The safari is designed for year-round enjoyment. However, the ideal time is during the Great Migration season in the Masai Mara, typically from June to October.

Are game drives included in the itinerary?

Yes, daily game drives are integral to the safari experience. Professional guides lead you through Amboseli’s vast landscapes, Tsavo West’s unique terrains, and the renowned Masai Mara, maximizing wildlife encounters.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected circumstances. Ensure that your insurance includes medical coverage and trip cancellation protection.

What should I pack for the safari?

Packing essentials include comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera. We provide a detailed packing list upon confirmation of your booking.

How do I apply for a visa for this safari?

Visa applications are typically handled before your arrival. We recommend checking with the embassy or consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date visa requirements. For entry to Kenya please read the update here.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of during the safari?

No, our safari packages are all-inclusive, covering accommodation, meals, park fees, and transportation. There are no hidden fees or additional costs during the safari.

Do I get a private room with a private bathroom and hot shower?

Absolutely! Your comfort is our priority. Throughout the safari, you’ll enjoy private rooms in well-appointed accommodations, complete with private bathrooms and hot showers for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after each adventure-filled day.

Can I customize the itinerary to suit my preferences?

Yes, While the Tour has a carefully crafted itinerary, we understand that preferences vary. We’re happy to discuss any customization requests to ensure your safari aligns perfectly with your expectations.

What wildlife can I expect to see on this safari?

The safari encompasses diverse ecosystems, offering encounters with the Big Five, Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalos, and leopards—a myriad of other animals, and various bird species.

What COVID-19 safety measures are in place?

We prioritize your safety. Our team adheres to local health guidelines, and the accommodations and vehicles are regularly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Are vaccinations required for this safari?

Please consult your healthcare provider for the latest travel health advice. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

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15-Day Wildlife Experience to the Beaches- Mid-Range Tour