18 Days/17 Nights Kenya Wilderness to Beach Camping Connoisseur

18 days Kenya wilderness beach camping connoisseur takes you to Amboseli National Park, Aberdares Ranges, Samburu National Reserve, Mt. Kenya National Park, Thompson Falls, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara Game Reserve and the white sandy beaches of Mombasa.

Parks to visit:

Amboseli National Park, Aberdare Ranges, Samburu National Reserve, Mt. Kenya National Park, Thompson Falls, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Mombasa

Attractions and What to see:

Game drives, large elephant herds, cultural and tribal visits, birding, photography, scenery viewing (Mt. Kilimanjaro) flamingos, rare and unique fauna and flora, big five, annual wildebeest migration (July – October), beach

Accommodation:

Camping  

Itinerary at a glance

Detailed Wilderness Beach Camping Connoisseur itineraries

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

Early morning pick up and departure to Amboseli arriving at the foothill of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in time for lunch. Afterwards proceed to the scenic Amboseli National Park for game drives till evening.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kimana camp

Day 2 & 3: Amboseli National Park

Two days exploration of the park through morning and afternoon game drives, with the majestic Kilimanjaro in the background.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park – The Aberdare Ranges

Early morning departure from Amboseli, with final short game drives en route arriving at the fascinating Pampa Restaurant for fine Brazilian cuisine. Proceed to the rolling Aberdare Ranges and heavily forested slopes and moorlands, spending the night at the camp.

Dinner and overnight at KWS Bandas

Day 5: Aberdare Ranges – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast depart further north across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier arriving in time for lunch at the semi arid Samburu countryside. After lunch proceed for a refreshing afternoon game drive in the diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu camp

Day 6 & 7: Samburu National Reserve

Two day exploration of the park through morning and afternoon game drives, with breaks for meals in-between.

Day 8: Samburu National Park – Mt. Kenya National Park

Morning departure to Mt. Kenya National Park, which is famous for mountain climbing lovers. Spend the rest of the day enjoying game drives within the park which is rich in elephants, forest hog, bongo and other wildlife species.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Bantu Camp

Day 9: Mt. Kenya National Park – Thompson Falls – Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria

Early morning departure to the beautiful Nyahururu Thompson Falls for a scenic view of the falls. Thereafter proceed to the shallow soda Lake Bogoria to visit the hot springs and geysers and new home to the flamingo population. After lunch proceed to the beautiful lake Baringo where you may enjoy the pleasure of an evening bird walk as you watch hippo, crocodiles and monitor lizards at the shoreline. Boat rides are also available at a small fee.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Camp

Day 10: Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a morning walk at the shores of the lake or another boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and fish eagle. Proceed to Lake Nakuru for lunch and an afternoon game drive and walk at the shores of the lake.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Campsite

Day 11: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara

Morning departure to the famous Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley and Narok town arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Enchoro Camp

Day 12 & 13: Maasai Mara

Two full days to be spent viewing game, especially the fascinating wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lush grass before turning south again in October.

Day 14: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

Morning departure to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the famous carnivore restaurant, the meat eaters paradise. Thereafter spend the rest of the day enjoying walking safaris within Nairobi city.

Dinner and overnight stay at Wildebeest Camp

Day 15: Nairobi – Mombasa

Road transfer to Mombasa to spend time at the beach. Lunch en route.

Dinner and overnight at Jumuia Beach Resort

Day 16 & 17: Mombasa Jumuia Beach Resort 

Day 18: Mombasa – Nairobi

Early morning transfer by road back to Nairobi.

 Inclusions:

– All park entrance fees and game drives

– Accommodation and meals including picnic lunches to the last day of safari

– A professional and experienced Tour driver/guide

– Flying doctors evacuation insurance

– Transport from Nairobi in a customized safari van (window seat guaranteed for every client)

– Applicable government taxes

Exclusions:

– Cultural visit to Maasai villages

– Extra optional activities such as boat rides/camel rides/cycling/guided nature walks e.t.c

– Beverages and soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

– International flight fares

– Tipping

– Personal travel insurance

– Any other item not mentioned in itinerary