12 Day Kenya Escapes Safari & Beach
Day 1 Saturday
You’ll be met on arrival at Nairobi International Airport by our friendly Gamewatchers representative and transferred to the Southern Sun Mayfair hotel for 1 night (Bed & Breakfast).
Day 2 Sunday
After breakfast we depart Nairobi by 4×4 safari vehicle (with expert guide) and head North to Samburu National Reserve – checking in to Elephant Bedroom Camp where we will spend 2 nights (Full Board basis). Lunch en route or at camp. This exclusive camp of just 12 luxury tents has a lovely setting within the Reserve, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River surrounded by doum palms and indigenous trees and shrubs. After an afternoon / early evening game drive we will stop for drinks at a scenic point to watch the sun go down over the African wilderness. Dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D).
Day 3 Monday
This morning we wake early for a morning game drive to explore Samburu National Reserve on the look-out for elephants and big cats as well as the unusual animals for which Samburu is noted such as the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe. Breakfast and lunch* at camp. In the afternoon we take another game drive in this beautiful landscape. Dinner and overnight at Elephant Bedroom Camp. (B, L, D).
Day 4 Tuesday
After breakfast we set off towards the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Check in to Mbweha Safari Camp for 2 nights (Full Board basis). Mbweha is a high quality safari camp set on the private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy near the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park and has spectacular views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. We will take an escorted nature walk from Mbweha for a close-up view of the local flora and fauna. Lunch, dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D).
Day 5 Wednesday
Early breakfast at Mbweha Safari Camp and then set off with a picnic lunch for a full day to explore the Lake Nakuru National Park which is famous for the spectacular pink flamingos that gather on its salt encrusted shores as well as for other bird species including African fish eagles and pelicans. The woodland and grassland surrounding the soda lake are home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, white rhino, hippo, leopard, lion and the rare Rothschild giraffe. Dinner and overnight at Mbweha Safari Camp. (B, L, D).
Day 6 Thursday
After an early breakfast we continue our safari by heading to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, arriving at Tipilikwani Mara Camp for lunch where we will stay for 2 nights (Full Board). Tipilikwani Mara Camp has 20 luxury riverfront tents located on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the iconic Mara plains. After lunch there will be a game drive for the first chance to see the wildlife of the Mara. Dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D).
Day 7 Friday
A full day with morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara in search of the big cats for which the Mara is renowned. We will also see a wide variety of Kenya’s other species – great and small – such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and much more. Lunch*, dinner and overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp. (B, L, D).
Day 8 Saturday
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi, drop at Wilson airport about 1 pm for the afternoon flight to Diani / Ukunda on the Kenya coast. Met and transferred to Leopard Beach Resort & Spa for 4 nights (Half Board basis). Dinner and overnight at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa.
Days 9 to 11 Sunday to Tuesday
At leisure on the beach.
Day 12 Wednesday
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Diani /Ukunda airport for the flight back to Nairobi. Transfer to the international airport to check-in for your flight home.