Safari Overview

7 DAYS  6 NIGHTS

A longer beach retreat with a shorter safari option suits the needs of some of our  guests who are planning a first time or repeat bush and beach trip to the East African coastline in Kenya. You may wish to board a flight that arrives into Mombasa, sometimes on a weekly charter flight. You can then spend a few days on the beachfront then journey out into parks and reserves like Tsavo, Amboseli or even Masai Mara for two to three nights for safari game driving, village visits, nature walks, hiking and other wilderness activities before returning to your seaside hotel for the remaining period of your vacation. The third option is to have equal time on safari and at the seashore.

What’s Included

  • Meals on FB
  • Flights to Lamu
  • Bottled water during the safari
  • Services of an English-Speaking Driver /Guide
  • Transport by 4*4
  • Private Safari
  • AMREF Flying doctors Evacuation in case of emergency
Plan your safari with confidence. Refundable deposits and flexible rebooking terms standard on your African safari.

Excluded

  • Dinner at Moorings floating resort
  • Covid test
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of personal nature and not mentioned in the itinerary, for instance phone calls and shopping
  • Tips to hotel staff and Driver/Guide (Tipping is normal in Kenya – if you are satisfied with the service, a suitable tip is normally around 5%, and USD 10 per person/per day for the driver/guide)

All items of personal nature and not mentioned in the itinerary, for instance phone calls and shopping Tips to hotel staff and Driver/Guide (Tipping is normal in Kenya – if you are satisfied with the service, a suitable tip is normally around 5%, and USD 10 per person/per day for the driver/guide).

USD 6790

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Day 1:  Nairobi – Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your personal Africa Safari Trips guide will meet and greet you with a warm smile and give you a brief of what is to be your most amazing African adventure yet. Our Africa Safari Trips guide takes you straight from the airport to your hotel, which gives you the first impressions of the vibrant city of Nairobi. You take in the skyscrapers, the traffic with the motor taxis and colourful matatu’s (local public transport), and the hassle and bustle of people living their everyday life. Accommodation will be at the Sarova Stanley, where you will be checked in, rest and enjoy the amenities available. Your meals will be provided here and you get to enjoy an overnight stay at the prestigious Sarova Stanley

Day 2:  Nairobi – Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, at a three to four hour drive from Nairobi you will find yourself in what we call heaven on earth for rhino fans. With a population of 140 black rhinos the Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy is the largest sanctuary for these massive animals in East and Central Africa and it is also home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the world and 39 southern white rhinos. To top it off Ol’ Pejeta also hosts a sanctuary for abused chimps, and in the park itself you can spot the Big Five and many more animals. Accommodation will be at the Sweetwaters Serena Camp. Here you will be checked in and have your lunch. You will later get to go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.

DAY 3: Ol Pejeta – Samburu National Reserve

 With beautiful landscapes and hundreds of animals, Samburu National Reserve guarantees the sort of game viewing you otherwise would only experience watching National Geographic. At a five hour drive from Ol’ Pejeta, it has a semi-dry desert and savannah landscape, which allows for great visibility over the park and over its river that attracts many animals.

This park is 165 square kilometres big and, with over nine hundred elephants roaming around in large families, this is a spectacular park to visit. Follow the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River for the best game viewing. It is the only source of water for many animals, especially during dry seasons. Four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo) roam around, as well as the Samburu Special Five: Grevy Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and the Somali Ostrich.

We will be arriving in the afternoon just in time for lunch. Check in will be at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch there will be an afternoon game drive which will give you a sneak peak of what to expect at the Samburu national Reserve.

Day 4: Full day safari in Samburu National Reserve

In this full day in Samburu you get the chance to really search for the Big Five, and of course observe the elephants. During the day it can be hot, and game viewing is best done in the morning and afternoon. In between you can take a rest at your hotel, or visit the beautiful Samburu people.

This is a traditionally nomadic tribe related to the Maasai. They live in secluded bomas: little villages with a circular wooden fence. Their huts have rounded roofs made out of cow dung, since they are pastoralists with mostly herds of cows, sheep or goats. Especially the Samburu women wear complicated and colourful necklaces and headwear, that they make themselves out of small beads.

As a break in between safaris, it’s possible to visit one of their bomas to get familiar with the traditional life of Samburu people. You will see their houses; learn about their way of life, how their necklaces are made and what the secret messages are inside. You will get to have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 5: Samburu National Reserve- Aberdare National Park

It is quite a journey from the Samburu National Reserve to the Aberdare National Park, approximately 600 kilometres. This is an approximately 6 hour’s drive depending on traffic. You get to start on breakfast then depart with packed lunch. We drive you to the Aberdare National Park arriving in the afternoon. You will be checked into the Ark Lodge for lunch and rest and proceed for an afternoon game drive. You will be watching wildlife from the lodge balcony and under-ground bunkers. Occasionally you will receive alarms at night from your room when special animals come to the flood-lit water-hole. You get to enjoy dinner and overnight stay here at the Ark Lodge.

Day 6: Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

Welcome to Lake Nakuru! At a mere three hour drive from Aberdare National park, this 45 square kilometre big lake lies at the bottom of the Lake Nakuru National Park. With its 88 square kilometres, this national park is relatively small but home to four of the Big Five.

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the soda lakes in the Great Rift Valley. It used to have millions of flamingos, but ten years ago, rising water levels caused these birds to move elsewhere. Fortunately, they slowly came back again. Besides, Lake Nakuru is famous for its population of black and white rhinos (introduced in the 1990s), giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, baboons and over 400 different bird species. It’s especially easy to spot the white rhino on the edge of the lake – a unique sight! Accommodation will be at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Here you will be checked in, rest for a bit, have lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Later you will get to have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 7: Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island

You will get to go for an early morning game drive at the Lake Nakuru National park, thereafter have breakfast before checking out of Nakuru for Naivasha. The distance is a short drive of about 2 hours. The mesmerizing Lake Naivasha lies in the Kenyan Rift Valley at 1,884 meters above sea level and is the highest lake within the Great Rift Valley. Nestled in between swamps, forests and rock formations, Lake Naivasha is the perfect place for an amazing boat safari in between groups of hippos and flamingos! On the shores, you might see zebras, wildebeests and giraffes. After that, you experience walking amongst them as you take a guided walking safari on Crescent Island (the ‘hidden gem of Naivasha’) in the middle of the lake.

Accommodation will be at the Crater Lake tented Camp and Game Lodge. Here you will be checked in and have lunch. After lunch you will head out to enjoy the activities offered at the lake and at the Crescent Island. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Lodge.

Day 8: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park lies on the border between Kenya and Tanzania at a seven to eight hour drive from Lake Naivasha. You arrive here just in time for an afternoon game drive at sunset.

Amboseli is almost 400 square kilometres in size and offers a magnificent view of the beautifully snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is home to many animals but foremost famous for its large groups of free-roaming elephants. Here you will have the chance to take some iconic pictures of elephants in front of the Africa’s highest lone-standing mountain.

Up until 2020 the park was a safe haven to an incredible bull elephant named Tim. This mighty leviathan quickly became one of Amboseli’s major attractions because of his size and iconic tusks that reached the ground. He was around 50 years old at the time of his death in February 2020.

Accommodation will be at the Tulia Camp Amboseli, where you will be checked in and have your lunch before heading out for the afternoon game drive. You get to have dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 9: Full day safari in Amboseli National Park

Today we advise you to get up early, and take the chance to do a game drive at sunrise – the time when animals are most active.

This day is reserved completely for game drives, which allows you to explore Amboseli to the fullest. It stretches over an area of 392 square kilometres and is dominated by acacia woodland, rocky thorny bush, swamps marshland and a Pleistocene lake. The usual safari suspects roam around here in good numbers: giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants of course and big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards.

The Maasai live close here and are actually the ones who gave the park its name: Kioko Lake is a lake in the middle of the park that often completely dries up during the dry season. The ashy earth that remains is called amboseli by the Maasai people. This is where the park’s name came from. During your time to Amboseli, you can also discover Maasai culture by visiting one of their villages.

Day 10: Tsavo West National Park

With green hills, savannah, water and lava rocks from nearby volcanoes, the landscape of Tsavo West National Park is very diverse. With its 9,065 square kilometres it is huge and home to all of the Big Five. They roam the land together with giraffes, zebras, antelopes and many different birds.

Tsavo West is famous for the Shetani Lava Flows, where fifty square kilometres of volcanic black rock spread over the land. Also the Mzima Springs are worth a visit; a series of four natural springs with fifty million gallons of crystal clear water that gushes out of from under parched lava rock. Hippos and crocodiles love the clear, fresh water of Mzima Springs, which means they are easy to spot.

Founded in 1948, the Tsavo brothers are two of the oldest parks in Kenya. They are separated from each other by the railway that connects the coastal town of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi. From Amboseli it’s a mere three hour drive to Tsavo West, which you then cross en route to Tsavo East.

Check in and lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be at the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 11: Tsavo East National Park

The Tsavo East National Park at a two hour drive from Tsavo West is impressive and huge with its 13,000 square kilometres in size. It’s mostly famous for its many lions and elephants. Here you cruise the outstretched savannah of the Yatta Plateau, while large groups of elephants walk these red dusty plains. En route you pass a spectacular amount of other animals. All members of the Big Five live here, together with zebras, African wild dogs, cheetahs, antelopes, impalas and more.

There are a few spots in Tsavo that are perfect for admiring wildlife: Madunda Rock, Lugard Falls and the Aruba Dam. The 1.6 kilometres rock formation of Madunda allows for great viewing of animals drinking below. Lugard Falls is not an actual waterfall but a series of rapid waters that are filled with hippos and crocs. Last but not least, the Aruba Dam creates a water basin in the Voi River that is a favourite drinking spot for many animals. Tsavo East National Park basically has it all!

Accommodation, lunch and dinner is at the Sentrim Tsavo.

Day 12: Tsavo East National Park – Lamu Island

Today you make the beautiful short fly in to lamu.. Lamu Island is a port, city, and island just off the shore of Kenya in the Indian Ocean approximately 150 miles from Mombasa. It is a part of the East African country of Kenya. Lamu was founded in the 12th century. Lamu is one of the longest-established and best-preserved remaining settlements of the Swahili tradition in east Africa that remains today. The island has continually been inhabited for over seven hundred years, and continues to be an important centre in eastern Africa. Accommodation and meals will be at the Majlis. After checking in you will get to enjoy leisure activities by the beach and enjoy the amenities available at the hotel.

Day 13: Full day in Lamu

Today we tour Lamu Old Town. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. This city has had civilians living in it for over seven hundred years, while most of the other East African settlements along the coast do not have inhabitants. Due to Lamu’s history in trading gold, spices, and slaves, Lamu is truly a melting pot of different cultures and Arabic, Persian, Indian, European, and Swahili traditions that are evidently on display in Lamu’s Architecture. In the afternoon you get to spend your time relaxing by the beach and enjoying water sports and other water activities. Dinner and overnight at Majlis

Day 14: Departure from Lamu to Nairobi

This day brings us to the end of our safari. We now head back to Nairobi, a journey of approximately 10 hours drive by road, and 1 hour and 30 minutes by flight. In the morning we will start our journey back to Nairobi. Our guide driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight or to your hotel based on your pre-arranged accommodation plan.

Lamara tourism thanks you for choosing us as your most trusted travel partner and welcomes you for your next African adventure. We wish you a safe travel back home.

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BUDGET MIDRANGE LUXURY
SAMBURU Samburu Simba

Sentrim Samburu

Samburu sopa

Ashnil Samburu

Saruni Samburu

Sasaab Camp

Larsens Tented Camp

MASAI MARA Miti Mingi Camp

Lenchada Camp

Enchoro Camp

Mara Goshen

Mara Jambo

Mara Chui Resort

Mara Sopa

Sekenani

Mara Sweet Acacia

AA Mara Lodge

Ashnil Mara

Serena Mara

Mara Rianta

Entim Camp

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Sand River Mara

Mara Explorer

OL PEJETA Esiansiki Resort

Regency Mount Kenya Hotel

Comfort Gardens Nanyuki Sweetwaters Serena

Jambo Mutara

Kicheche Camp

ABERDARE  White Rhino Hotel Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Sangare Gardens

Aberdare Country Club

The Ark

LAKE NAKURU Lanet Matfam

Kivu Resort

Eagle Palace Hotel

Ziwa Bush Lodge

Sarova Woodlands

Nakuru Sopa

Nakuru Flamingo Resort

Nakuru Lodge

Sarova Lionhill Game lodge

The Cliff

LAKE NAIVASHA Taphe Guest Resort

Peppercorn Resort

Panorama Park Hotel

Kongoni Lodge

Sawela Lodge

Lake Naivasha Resort

L.Naivasha Country Club

Enashipai Resort

Kiboko Luxury Camp

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Kimana Camp

Maasai Simba Camp

Amboseli Eco Camp

AA Amboseli

Amboseli Sentrim

Little Amanya

Amboseli Sopa

Ol Tukai Lodge

Amboseli Kibo

Kilima

Amboseli Serena

Tortilis

Elephant Gorge

Tawi Lodge

TSAVO EAST Lake Jipe Sentrim Tsavo

Voi Wildlife Lodge

Ashnil Aruba
TSAVO WEST Kimana Omega Safari Lodge Ngulia Safari Lodge

Salt lick

Kilaguni Serena

Severin Safari Lodge

MERU Ikweta country inn Ikweta safari lodge Elsa Kopje

Kifaru House

DIANI BEACH Pendo Villas

Paradise Villas

Villa Mandhari

Diani Reef

Kaskazi Beach

Lantana Galu Beach

Neptune Village

Neptune Paradise

Baobab Beach

Southern Palms

Diani Sea Lodge

Chale Island

Neptune Palm

Diamonds Lisure Lodge

Afro chic

MOMBASA NORTH COAST Ziwa Beach Resort

Neptune Beach

Travellers Beach Hotel

Pride inn hotel

Bahari Beach

English Point Marina

Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort

The Reef

Pride inn Flamingo

Voyager Beach

Serena Beach

Sarova Whitesands

MALINDI Saffron Garden Malindi Ocean Beach Resort

African House Resort

Malindi Dream Garden

Sandies Tropical Village

Diamonds Dream of Africa

WATAMU Sea Whispers

Nyumbani Tembo

The one

Lily Palm

Mida Creek

Blue Bay Village

Hemingways

Turtle Bay

Medina Palms

LAMU Shella White House

Lamu Palace Hotel

Msafini Hotel

Peponi Hotel

Shella Bahari

Manda Bay

The Majlis

Kizingo Beach Eco Lodge