11 Days/10 Nights Kenya Bush Wildlife and Beach Tour

11 days exciting Kenya bush and beach safari to Maasai Mara, Lake Elementaita/Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli, Tsavo West and a holiday in the sandy beaches of South Coast.

Parks to visit

Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Mombasa

Attractions and activities

Game drives, wildlife migration (July to October), the big five, ballooning safaris (at an extra cost), cultural visits (at an extra cost), birding, photography,  scenery viewing, boating (at an extra cost), Mzima Springs, Shetani Lava Flows, unique vegetation, rhino sanctuary, Mt. Kilimanjaro,  beach holiday e.t.c.

Accommodation

Budget, standard & luxury lodges

Itineraries at a Glance

Day        Destination                                                Meal Plan                            Activity

1              Maasai Mara National Reserve         LD                                           P

2             Maasai Mara National Reserve         BLD                                        EP

3             Lake Nakuru/Lake Elementaita       BLD                                        P

4             Lake Naivasha                                          BLD                                        Leisure

5             Amboseli National Park                      BLD                                        P

6             Amboseli National Park                      BLD                                        EP

7             Tsavo West National Park                  BLD                                        P

8             South Coast                                              BD                                           Leisure

9             South Coast                                              BD                                           Leisure

10           South Coast                                             BD                                            Leisure

11           Depart                                                        B                                               Trsf

(BLD -B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, Trsf -Transfer, Game Drive E-early morning game drive, P- afternoon game drive

11 Days Detailed Kenya bush and beach safari Itinerary

Day 01: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our friendly representative who provides the itinerary briefing and later proceeds to Masai Mara. Pass through the lower scenic Mau Escarpment road into the Rift Valley to the 1792square, kilometer Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at your camp/Lodge. The afternoon will be spent on a bush game drive in the reserve which has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, and a gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. The smaller predators are the hyena and jackal. The large herbivores are the elephant, rhino, Burchell’s zebra, hippo, buffalo and giraffe, The smaller herbivores are antelopes and bucks. The Maasai ostrich, the world’s largest bird is found in the park.
Overnight at Camp/Lodge (LD)

Day 02: Maasai Mara National Reserve

On this day you will enjoy a full day early morning and afternoon game viewing and exploration in this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. Months before the actual migration the herds ‘assemble’ in Serengeti in readiness for the crossing into the Masai Mara. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are common place. The migration now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end of June to beginning October.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 3: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park -Lake Elementaita

After breakfast, depart for Lake Elementaita which is a small sod lake nestled in the eastern sweep of the Great Rift Valley. The lake attracts many visiting flamingos and its shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland, and families of warthog. The lake and its surrounding forests are perfect for long walks and birding. Lunch is at your lodge. Later drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for an afternoon game drive. This Park is truly a bird watchers paradise. The game animals include hippo, waterbuck, gazelles, colobus monkeys, buffalos, leopards and Rothschild Giraffe. It is also a sanctuary for the white rhino. The Park has an abundance of acacia trees, both yellow barked (fever tree) the umbrella -topped acacia and the candelabra cactus. Later in the evening drive back to your Elementaita lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 4: Lake Elementaita – Naivasha

After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha which is a freshwater lake. It is on the floor of the East African Rift Valley. Birdlife is particularly abundant (over 450 species). It is a breeding ground for cormorants all year round. You might see pelicans and spoonbills perched on the dead trees. There are two species of fish breeding in this fresh water lake, black bass, and tilapia. The Tilapias are ‘mouth breeders’. Crescent Island in the Lake is part of the rim of a submerged volcano whose crater forms the deepest part of the Lake. Lunch is at the camp/lodge. The rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 5: Naivasha- Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, drive to Amboseli via Nairobi. You will drive across the Athi Plains where the Maasai once roamed fearlessly mingling with the game animals, zebra giraffe, antelope, and lion, grazing their livestock. Clumps of acacia grow along the Athi River and Giraffe may sometimes be seen at a distance feeding on the upper branches. Lunch is at your lodge. An afternoon game drive will introduce you to the beauty of this Park which lies in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Return to your lodge at sunset to watch a spectacular African sunset.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

A full day early morning and afternoon game viewing in the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps which will further introduce you to the Park. This area has much game, large and small. Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 7: Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park

After breakfast, drive to Tsavo West National Park. This park is the largest national park in Kenya – 20,567 square kilometers. It is partly hilly and even mountainous. One of its interesting features is Mzima Springs. Clear, clean water comes from the Chyulu Hills goes underground then surfaces in the form of springs. The hills are volcanic with black lava. Lunch and dinner will be at your lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Overnight at Camp/Lodge (BLD)

Day 8: Tsavo West- South Coast

After breakfast, the tour continues to Mombasa, which is reached by lunchtime (lunch on own). The most interesting feature of this route to Mombasa is its vegetation. The baobab tree with its large swollen trunk. It is one to the largest around the trunk and longest living trees in the world. It is believed to live up to 2000 years, ranking with the sequoias of America. It is found only in Kenya and a few grow in South Africa. Very few leaves are found on the tree, Dr. Livingstone referred to it as “a carrot planted upside down”. The baobab is noted as the most unique in the world. It has many uses: most parts of the tree are used for food. Soap, glue, rubber fibers and medicine come from this tree (In African Trees by Dorothy and Bob Hargreaves, 1972). The other interesting trees are the types of acacias one sees along the road. You will be transferred to your beach resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the beach enjoying the sun.

Overnight at a beach resort on half board basis (BD)

Day 9 & 10: South Coast

Spend two full days at leisure enjoying the sandy beach.

Overnight at a beach resort on half board basis (BD)

Day 11: South Coast – Nairobi

Morning transfer to Moi International Airport for your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, connect to your outbound flight. (B)

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Nett Cost in US Dollars

Per Person Twin or Double Sharing Single Room Supplement
Peak 01.07.2017 – 31.10.2017  2060  240
High 01.11.2017 – 15.12.2017  2475  460
Peak 16.12.2017 – 01.01.2018 2060  240
Child 3 – 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults pays 50% of the adult rate

Christmas Supplement – USD 55.00 per person per night on 24, 25, 26, 30 Dec to 01 Jan

*A maximum of 3 singles per group will be charged a single room rate. Any additional singles will be charged at double room rate

The above rates are on seat-in-coach basis and are valid for a minimum of 2 pax per departure

(The above rates are based on current government taxes and park entrance fees. Any changes to these will be passed on)

NB: The above rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Also kindly refer to our terms of use on this link http://www.junglebeachsafari.com/Terms-Of-Use so that u can understand your rights and obligations, as well as, ours.

Included features:

  • Meet and greet service by our local representatives at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Round-trip transfers airport/hotel in Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned 7-seater safari minivans with pop-up roofs
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing, and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service whilst on safari

Not included:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes and security related fees unless mentioned above
  • Meals not described in the itinerary above
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Mombasa- Nairobi one-way flight/ airfare