9-Day Bush and Beach Classic Safari

Safari Serenity: 9-Day Bush & Beach Expedition.

Embark on an unforgettable 9-day Bush and Beach Classic Safari. Journey through diverse landscapes, from Samburu's colorful tribesmen to Ol Pejeta's chimpanzees and rhinos. Witness the beauty of Lake Nakuru's flamingoes and explore the magnificent Maasai Mara, home to the Big Five. Relax at Diani Beach, with its pristine sandy shores and thrilling water sports. Enjoy an array of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and breathtaking sunsets. This safari offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, creating cherished memories for a lifetime.

DAY 1. NAIROBI – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Upon arrival at Nairobi airport, there will be a meet and greet, and later be driven to Samburu through beautiful farmlands as you head north towards the semi-arid countryside of the colorful Samburu tribesmen. You will arrive at the camp for lunch and rest followed by an afternoon game viewing. The animals in Samburu include rare Grant's gazelle, gerenuk, Gravy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, and other rare wild plants. As the sun sets, you are transferred back to the camp for dinner and rest. Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation Samburu Sopa Lodge

DAY 2. SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After early breakfast, you will depart for a rewarding morning game drive within Samburu National Reserve in the company of your experienced tour driver. Enjoy uninterrupted photography sessions stopping frequently to spot and observe animals in nature. Break for lunch at the camp then after some rest, you will spend the afternoon inside the park watching animals and looking for the lion during the afternoon’s program. Settle back to your camp in the evening for a relaxing bath as you wait for dinner to be served. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation Samburu Sopa Lodge

DAY 3. SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK-OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY.

Arise early for breakfast and depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of only four privately established game conservancies in Kenya, Ol Pejeta boasts the highest wildlife-to-area ratio of any national park in Kenya. You may observe chimpanzees and black and white rhinos in Ol Pejeta. Visit the picturesque sanctuary built by the Jane Goodall Institute to house orphaned chimpanzees, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation Serena Sweet Waters Camp

DAY 4. OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY-LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Depart after breakfast to one of the great rift valley lakes, Lake Nakuru national park which is renowned for its rhino population and birdlife. You will get a chance to visit baboon cliff, and Makalia Falls among other scenic areas in the park. An array of pink-colored flamingos will be a highlight of your trip here. Lunch will be served at your luxury lodge and later you will have an afternoon rest until 16:00 hours when we shall embark on a late afternoon game drive. You will return for dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Lake Nakuru Lodge

DAY 5. LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK-MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Take an early breakfast and begin your journey to Masai Mara. Enjoy the beautiful Rift Valley landscape along the way. Arrive at the camp in the afternoon where you will have your lunch. An afternoon game drive is scheduled in the Mara Plains. Masai Mara is home to all the big five and thousands of herbivores which call this place home. Sunrise and sunsets in Mara are quite spectacular and very rewarding. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Enkakenya Camp

DAY 6. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE(FULL-DAY)

This day will be spent fully in the Mara. You have two choices; you can take an early morning game drive, back to the lodge and later take an afternoon game drive with an option of visiting a local Masai village or you can opt for a full day game drive where you will take packed lunch with you. Spot hundreds of bird species and animal species as you also enjoy the beautiful vegetation in Masai Mara National Park. You have an option of a balloon safari over the expansive wild plains. Return to camp Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Enkakenya Camp

DAY 7. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE -DIANI BEACH

Arise morning for breakfast, later depart for a morning game drive till midday. Return back to the camp for an early lunch before being transferred to the airstrip to board your light domestic flight to Diani Beach. Upon arrival at Diani beach, you will be picked and be transferred to beach front resort. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

DAY 8. DIANI BEACH.

Enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of Diani. Water sports are in offer at an extra cost. This includes snorkeling, fishing, kite surfing, water motor sports, skydiving and board surfing.  You have a choice to indulge in a number of excursions which are on offer as well or just enjoy the breezy walk along the beach. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

DAY 9. DEPARTURE

The morning is at your disposal today. After an early lunch, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, proceed to check in for your outbound connecting flight. Meal Plan:Breakfast and Lunch End of Safari

Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary and program
  • Transport in a 4x4 Land-cruiser or Tour Van
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Driveru2019s allowances and other vehicle expenses
  • Game drives
  • Drinking water during safaris
  • Park entrance fees
  • Emergency evacuation cover by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Personal items
  • Beers, sodas, wines & spirits
  • Boat ride safari
  • Balloon ride safari
  • Visit to Masai village
  • Tips and gratitude
  • International/local flights

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