Discover the Best of Kenya: Safari and Beach Adventure

If you’re looking for a classic Kenya route that combines thrilling safari experiences with blissful beach relaxation, this itinerary is your perfect start.

Day 1-2: Nairobi – Gateway to Adventure

Arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Welcome to Kenya!

Upon your arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in the city.

Explore Nairobi

Despite its bustling reputation, Nairobi offers many fascinating activities. Most are centered in the luxurious garden suburb of Karen. Spend your day visiting the orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, exploring the Karen Blixen Museum, and getting up close with giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. If you’re eager for wildlife, Nairobi National Park, located right on the city’s doorstep, offers game viewing opportunities.

Day 2-4: Lake Naivasha – Serenity by the Lake

Road Transfer to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, you will be collected from your Nairobi hotel and driven to Lake Naivasha. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with a scenic stop at Viewpoint to marvel at the Great Rift Valley.

Relax and Rejuvenate in Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the perfect spot for relaxation. Enjoy boat trips to see hippos and birdlife, or perhaps a spot of fishing. Take a trip to Crescent Island for a bush walk among antelope, or explore the dramatic landscapes of Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can hike, cycle, or even rock climb.

Day 4-7: Masai Mara – The Ultimate Safari Experience

Drive to Masai Mara

You will be picked up from your lodge in Naivasha and driven to the iconic Masai Mara, a 3-hour journey.

Explore the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is a must-visit for any safari enthusiast. Game drives here offer the chance to see big cats, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. The famous river crossings of the Great Migration occur from July to September. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, and night drives in the private Mara Conservancies. For a unique perspective, book an early-morning hot air balloon flight or a horseback safari. Engage with local Maasai communities for a cultural experience.

Day 7-11: Diani Beach – Relaxation on the Indian Ocean

Flight Transfer to Diani Beach

You will be collected from your lodge and driven to Masai Mara Airstrip for your flight to Ukunda Airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your beach resort.

Enjoy the Activities at Diani Beach

Diani Beach is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation. Snorkel in the warm, clear waters, or take a glass-bottomed boat trip to explore the marine life. For adventure seekers, there are PADI-certified diving schools, opportunities for deep-sea fishing, and excellent conditions for windsurfing and kite-surfing. In the evenings, hire a traditional dhow for a sunset cruise and dine at one of the local restaurants, such as the unique Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant.

Day 11: Return to Nairobi

Flight Transfer to Nairobi

You will be collected from your resort and driven to Ukunda Airport for your flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. From there, you will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward journey.

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Experience Amboseli & Chyulu Hills with Muthaiga Travel

Discover the iconic herds of elephants in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and indulge in elite game-viewing experiences. Amboseli and Chyulu Hills are two of Southern Kenya’s premier safari destinations, offering breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Amboseli: A Green Jewel in Southern Kenya

Amboseli is renowned for its exceptional game-viewing, particularly when it comes to elephants. Here, you can witness herds of majestic tuskers roaming against the stunning backdrop of Kilimanjaro. The open plains are also home to wildebeest, zebras, and a variety of other wildlife species.

Chyulu Hills: A Verdant Oasis

Adjacent to Amboseli, the Chyulu Hills offer a lush, green landscape dominated by towering volcanoes and sparkling hot springs. While the game is generally more elusive, the area provides an excellent safari experience when combined with Amboseli.

Where to Stay

  • Ol Donyo Lodge: Luxury accommodations with spectacular views and exceptional service.
  • Kampi ya Kanzi: Eco-friendly lodgings offering an authentic safari experience.
  • Tortilis Camp: Known for its stunning location and comfortable amenities.

Best Time to Visit

  • January – February: Ideal for game-viewing and experiencing the lush green landscape.
  • June – October: Perfect for witnessing the migration and enjoying the dry season.

Wildlife in Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

The Amboseli and Chyulu Hills region boasts a diverse landscape of open savannah, acacia thickets, and riverine forests, with Mount Kilimanjaro providing a stunning backdrop. This area is home to a rich array of wildlife, including:

  • Elephants: Witness some of Africa’s last remaining big tuskers.
  • Big Cats: Lions, leopards, and cheetahs roam the plains.
  • Buffalo and Hyenas: Spot these powerful animals across the savannah.
  • Giraffes and Warthogs: Common sightings in the area.
  • Antelope: A diverse range of species.
  • Birdlife: Over 300 species of birds.

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Masai Mara

The Masai Mara National Reserve is synonymous with Kenyan wildlife, including the Big Five, and is the stomping ground for a million wildebeest during the Great Migration.

  • Great Migration: Witness the iconic river crossings at the Mara Triangle in July and October. Watch as wildebeest brave the Mara River, facing crocodiles and big cats.
  • Calving Season: November brings calving season for topi, impala, and giraffe, attracting predators like cheetahs, leopards, and lions.
  • Mara Conservancies: Explore wildlife-rich conservancies with fewer tourists, allowing for off-road and night drives.

Amboseli and Tsavo

Located in southeastern Kenya, Amboseli and Tsavo are renowned for scenes of elephants roaming below Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Big Tuskers: Tsavo is home to some of the last ‘Big Tuskers,’ elephants with massive tusks weighing over 50kg.
  • Elephants and Big Cats: Amboseli features large herds of elephants and impressive numbers of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and servals.
  • Birdwatching: Amboseli and Chyulu Hills host over 300 bird species.

Laikipia and Lewa Downs

Laikipia, a conservation success story, is home to nearly half of Kenya’s black rhino population.

  • Ol Pejeta: Visit this sanctuary for the last two northern white rhinos on Earth.
  • Unique Species: Spot Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, bongo, and African painted dogs.
  • Lewa Downs: Explore this critical rhino haven on foot, game drives, and horseback.

Samburu

Samburu is known for unique northern species and the ‘Samburu Special Five.’

  • Special Five: See Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and reticulated giraffe.
  • Dry Season: July onwards brings wildlife to the Ewaso Nyiro River, including elephants and black rhinos.
  • Birthing Season: January is the birthing season for plains game, attracting hungry predators.

Meru

Meru National Park is an off-the-beaten-track gem with powerful wildlife conservation efforts.

  • Big Cats and Rhinos: Encounter lions, elephants, and rising numbers of black and white rhinos.
  • Birdlife: Home to over 420 bird species, including the rare Pel’s fishing owl and African finfoot.

The Lakes

Kenya’s lakes, such as Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru, are birdwatching paradises.

  • Lake Naivasha: Famous for flamingos and over 400 bird species. Take a boat ride to Crescent Island.
  • Lake Nakuru: Attracts thousands of pelicans, cranes, and flamingos. Spot buffalo, elephants, and rhinos.
  • Lake Turkana: Known as the ‘Jade Sea,’ it’s the largest desert lake on Earth and a breeding ground for Nile crocodiles and hippos.

Matthews Range & Aberdare

Unique landscapes with diverse wildlife.

  • Matthews Range: Jagged mountains with oryx, Grevy’s zebra, elephants, and big cats.
  • Aberdare National Park: Highland landscape with waterfalls and forests. Spot colobus monkeys, rare bongo, and black rhinos.

Kenya’s Coast

An idyllic post-safari escape with underwater wonders.

  • Diving and Snorkeling: January offers clear waters up to 30 meters. Explore Watamu National Park and Diani reefs.
  • Marine Life: Spot Hawksbill and green sea turtles, whale sharks (November to February), and dolphins year-round.

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