10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
This 10 days’ safari is designed for people who want to explore awesome Kenya. It is well organized odyssey to give exceptional wildlife interactions. Explore deep into the thick of the Kenyan wild and get close to the best of the wild game. From the extensive African savanna, to the Great Rift Valley welcoming you with a breathtaking view, magnificent snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro with other great sightings and finally to the Africa’s best-kept secrets Diani beach. This is truly Malaika’s paradise.
- All meals on safari
- Accommodation throughout your safari
- Unlimited supply of bottle water in safari vehicle
- All transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- All government taxes included
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
- Guaranteed window seat throughout safari
- All national park fees, conservancy fees and hotel taxes
Day 1: Nairobi -Maasai Mara
You will be picked up by our safari representative from your hotel at Nairobi or at the airport and then head further south to Masai Mara. You will drive to the Maasai land through the Kedong and Suswa plains before your stopover at the Maasai town of Narok. Continue towards the Maasai
Mara arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. One of Kenya’s most visited game Reserve, the Mara an array of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem giving life to the two game reserves before pouring out into Lake Victoria. The animals have to outrun the predators on the way making it even more magnificent. You will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive starts 1600hrs where you will have a chance to explore the savanna in search of the “big five” (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant). Then back to your accommodation when sun sets down behind the horizons with a beautiful silhouette against the dimming African skies. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena
Day 2: Full Day Maasai Mara
The second day in Mara will spent exploring the extensive grasslands of the Maasai Mara on a full day game drive. You will get packed lunch and picnic in the wild. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is renowned for being host to the Great Wildebeest migration. Millions of wildebeest’s cross over the Mara River every year from the Serengeti in search of grazing pastures.
As they make their way across the Mara River, some of them are eaten by the hungry crocodiles awaiting them on the river banks (from mid-June till end of October). The Great Migration which is listed as one of the wonders of the world is an experience that you will live to remember. In addition to this, Maasai Mara is home to other animals like waterbucks, baboons, gazelles, monkeys, impalas, Maasai giraffes among others and over 500 bird pecies. You will later look for a perfect shade under an acacia tree for your picnic lunch with amazing views of the savanna. Back to the camp at around 1700hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena
Day 3: Full Day Maasai Mara
Depending on the wildlife migration patterns, sightings and the prevailing weather conditions, the third day in Mara will be spent exploring the extensive grasslands savannas with options of half day or morning and afternoon game drives. Whatever best suits you. Hot air balloon and traditional Maasai community’s cultural visits for a glimpse into their rich culture, can also be arranged. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena
Day 4: Masai Mara –Lake Naivasha
Depart the Mara after early breakfast and proceed towards Lake Naivasha with a brief stopover at the Maasai town of Narok. You will pass through the scenic landscapes of Mount Longonot arriving in Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. Lake Naivasha, the name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.
The Lake has large hippo population that sleeps during the day out in the shallow lake shores and comes out to graze when the night falls in; as giraffes wander in the acacia. At 1910m (6200f), the water is fresh and the lake is fringed with dense clumps of papyrus (ancient Egyptian once used this to make paper). Kingfishers use the papyrus as a perch, herons hide in it while searching for food. Naivasha is yet another area popular for bird watching (over 400species have been recorded). Afternoon will be spent on a boat ride which later you disembark at the shores for a walk into Crescent Island among the wandering resident herbivorous including Buffaloes, Thompson gazelles, wilder beasts among other. Dinner and overnight stay at Naivasha Sopa
Day 5: Naivasha – Amboseli
Take an early breakfast at the lodge, then start the drive to Amboseli National Park. Check in at accommodation and lunch. Amboseli National Park is situated due south of Nairobi, most of the park consists of a dry, ancient lake bed and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there is a number of small, rocky, volcanic hills. Around the swamps Ol Kenya, Ol Tukai and Enkongo Narok, the vegetation is lush with yellow-barked acacias and phoenix palms.
After lunch, you will have an afternoon game drive, Amboseli National Park is possibly the best wildlife area in the whole of Africa to experience elephant at close range. Less unharnessed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any safari. Dinner and overnight stay at Amboseli Serena
Day 6: Amboseli –Tsavo West
Enjoy one last early morning safari drive in Amboseli, then take breakfast before departing for Tsavo West. From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal-clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The Savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrub lands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher’s Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. You will arrive in time for lunch and then be taken on a late afternoon game drive with a visit to Mzima springs, retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight stay at Kilaguni Serena
Day 7: Tsavo West –Tsavo East
After an early breakfast, proceed to Tsavo East National Park with game spotting and scenery viewing en route. This is along the 300-kilometer-long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The Park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, water bucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species. Check inn at your safari camp and get ready for the afternoon wildlife exploration in this Africa’s best kept secret. Dinner and overnight stay at Aruba Camp
Day 8: Tsavo East – Diani
Your last days of safari. Early morning game viewing drives at the Tsavo East national park. We depart the park for the drive down to Mombasa. From Mombasa town, we proceed to the south coast beach resorts. Diani Beach rests between the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Stretching 25 kilometers along the coastline, pristine white sands and lush green forests provide a stunning backdrop that defines paradise. You will arrive in time for your beach resort in time and relax. Dinner and overnight stay at Pride Inn
Day 9 and 11: Diani
You have two full days to spend at your own pleasure. You may wish to simply relax and soak up the sun or if you want to keep active there are plenty of things to do! You can try kite surfing, or diving and snorkeling on the spectacular coral reefs, or you may wish to join a boat excursion to Kisite Mpunguti National Marine Park to spot dolphins and other marine wildlife. There’s also the option to visit Shimba Hills National Reserve, the impressive Fort Jesus on Mombasa Island, the Diani Beach Art Gallery or Akamba Handicrafts Cooperative where you can buy traditional wood carvings, masks, bowls and ornaments.
Day 12: Diani – Nairobi
After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the Ukunda airstrip. We select flights out of Diani that connects your outbound flights in good time. This scheduled flight must arrive in Nairobi to connect with your international flight back home.