15 Days / 14 Nights Kenya Safari Extension Diani Beach

Arrive/Nairobi – Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve – Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park – Fly to Diani Beach South Coast Mombasa/Depart

Introduction

Accomodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B           1 Night
The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park Day 2 Day 3 FB           1 Night
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 3 Day 4 FB           1 Night
Sarova Mara Game Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 6 FB         2 Nights
Enashipai Resort & Spa Lake Naivasha Conservation Area Day 6 Day 7 FB           1 Night
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park Day 7 Day 9 FB         2 Nights
Baobab Beach Resort &Spa Diani Beach South Coast Mombasa Day 9 Day 15 AI         6 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 15 Day 15 Breakfast   No Included

Key
B&B:- Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

AI: All Inclusive:- All meals and snacks, selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment programmes and Excludes: Water sports, Tennis lessons, Spa, Boutique and Specialty restaurants

TB:To Be Advised

Date Flight   Airline Departure Airport  Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 9 Scheduled  TB Amboseli Airstrip  TB Ukunda Airstrip  TB

DAY 1: RADISSON BLU HOTEL NAIROBI UPPER HILL, NAIROBI          

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20mins from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the Elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ex international flight, you will clear with customs and immigration procedures. You will then be met by a AMA Safaris representative outside the arrivals hall for transfer to your hotel. You will be assisted with check in formalities. Dinner on own arrangement.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill – BB              

Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill is located in the heart of the fast-growing business district of Upper Hill in Nairobi, offering easy access to the Nairobi National Park. Accommodation consists of a variety of guest rooms and suites, each equipped with wireless internet access, a flat-screen television with satellite channels, a minibar and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a wide range of local and international cuisines at any of the on-site restaurants. Other amenities offered are a lobby bar, a spa, a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a lounge.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: THE ARK LODGE, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

Aberdare National Park

Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930 metres. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Aberdare region, check in and lunch The Ark lodge, rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner and overnight stay at The Ark lodge. LDBB

Overnight: The Ark Lodge  

The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity at the waterhole and saltlick. There is also a ground level hide – the perfect spot for the discerning photographer. From this vantage point, photos of animals can be taken at eye-level. As described in the book, Haven under the Hill, Monty Brown says, “In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all.”

So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole!

The sister property to The Ark the Aberdare Country Club, is a short distance away and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Activities include a game walk on our 1300 acres, golf, and tennis, horseback riding, relaxing at our health club or swimming pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous gardens.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU SOPA LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK         

Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley. Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at the lodge, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive.  Afternoon game drives at the park returning at your lodge in the evening. Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake has good density of game and it is one Park that within few minutes of game drive, you will achieve quite a lot in terms of sightings. It is also a bird watchers haven, dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, LDBB

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge         

Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge is located on a range of hills that form the western limits of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park.

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos and other water birds being the major attraction of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white and black rhino, buffaloes and others. The Lodge is 20km from the park main gate and 15minutes drive from Naishi airstrip.

Lodge accommodation consists of 60 rooms which include 2 inter-connecting rooms, 2 rooms accessible on wheel chair. Rooms are grouped into single, twin or triple rooms. All rooms have a clear view of the lake and you are able to view the sun rise from the balcony. All rooms have safe box, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar is stocked on request and telephone extensions are also provided in all rooms.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP, MASAI MARA     

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super – abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drives until sunset. Meals and overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp (LDBB)

Overnight: Sarova Mara Game Camp        

Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to nature’s most breathtaking show – the wildebeest migration. The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle where, from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.

Sarova Mara Game Camp is well positioned to enjoy this unique phenomenon. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the Camp is situated right in the centre of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.

Sarova Mara Game Camp is also the ideal choice for those seeking a richer experience of the Maasai Mara that goes much beyond just game drives. By virtue of its location and layout, the Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP, MASAI MARA     

Day Itinerary

Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.  Mid morning you will visit a Masai village to experience firsthand the Masai culture.

All Meals and overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp, (LDBB)

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: ENASHIPAI RESORT & SPA, LAKE NAIVASHA    

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, and boating excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

Have breakfast at the lodge then depart for Lake Naivasha. Check in and lunch at the Enashipai Resort. Afternoon boat ride with an optional safari walk on the Peninsula Island the Crescent Island. Dinner and overnight stay at Enashipai Resort & Spa – LDBB

Overnight: Enashipai Resort & Spa          

Enashipai is a Masaai word meaning “a place of happiness”. Located within the splendour of the Great Rift Valley by the shores of Lake Naivasha, Enashipai is an award winning resort providing both leisure and conference facilities. The resort offers 135 lavish rooms adorned with afro-chic décor, state of the art Entumo Conference Centre with a capacity for 500 people, the Siyara Spa, a privately registered Maa Museum and a night club. Other conveniences include a fully equipped gym, business centre, in and outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool and a gift shop.

The resort is located only an hour away from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, and is strategically located close to key attractions such as Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate and the Lake Nakuru National Park. Excursions to the Maasai Mara and other destinations can be arranged.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: OL TUKAI LODGE, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most premium and popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Day Itinerary

Today enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge, Drive to Amboseli National Park. Check in and lunch at the Ol Tukai lodge. Ol Tukai enjoys magnificent view of Mt Kilimanjaro, one of the largest free standing mountains of the world. Afternoon game drives in the park known for its large herds of Elephants. Dinner and overnight stay at Ol Tukai lodge – LDBB  

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge  

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephants with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park as ‘a home for the gods’. A place of rugged beauty, abundant water, lush green grass and forest, set like an oasis in the surrounding savannah shrubland. To crown it all, this is where you get one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights – dawn breaks and the sunsets over the 19,000-foot snow-capped dome of Africa’s highest mountain!

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: OL TUKAI LODGE, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives.

All meals and overnight stay at the Ol Tukai Lodge – LDBB

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: BAOBAB BEACH RESORT & SPA, DIANI BEACH, SOUTH COAST MOMBASA

Diani Beach

Famous for its gorgeous palm trees and its powder white sand lapped by glistening azure waters, Diani Beach is a popular resort area resting on Kenya’s magnificent Indian Ocean shoreline. The area’s wonderfully warm waters and exquisite coral reefs provide an ideal environment for an array of exhilarating water-based activities including snorkelling, scuba diving and boat safaris where you can witness the richly diverse marine life for which the southern coast of Kenya is known. You’re likely to see turtles, mantas, barracuda and, if you are lucky, even the elusive and exceptionally large whale shark. Don’t miss: the Colobus Conservation which provides a sanctuary for these fascinating endangered primates; the Shimba Hills National Reserve which offers an exceptional and unforgettable safari experience; and the nearby Kisite Marine National Park close to the Tanzanian border.

Day Itinerary

Today you will enjoy your last game activity,  enjoy  lunch later you will be transferred to the nearby Amboseli airstrip for your scheduled flight to Diani ETD 1500hrs / ETA1625hrs you will be pick  up from Ukunda airstrip and transferred to your Coastal Resort. Rest of day is spent at leisure.

All Meals and overnight at Baobab Beach Resort – All Inclusive Basis.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort & Spa    

The Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquility, the resort comprises three luxurious properties – The Baobab, The Maridadi and Kolekole, offering various accommodation levels and renowned as Kenya’s leading all-inclusive resort.

It consists of 92 standard sea-facing rooms with 68 superior garden view bungalows and 28 superior sea view bungalows. All sea-facing, Kolekole comprises 57 superior, 21 deluxe rooms and 6 suites with private Jacuzzi. The latest addition to the resort, The Maridadi has 36 superior and 20 deluxe rooms all with ocean view and overlooking the spectacular cascading three tier swimming pool. The culinary experience blends international inspiration with Swahili flavours, including themed buffets and gala dinners served at three all-inclusive restaurants (Karibu, Jodari, Maridadi). Two A-la carte speciality restaurants (Marhaba and Tangezi) provide enticing seafood delights.

Facilities include three swimming pools, water sports centre, flood-lit tennis courts, fully equipped gymnasium, variety of bars and nightly entertainment at the Porini Amphitheatre.

Indulge at the Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa, offering the ultimate in well-being and relaxation. Enjoy signature beauty treatments, alluring steam rituals and holistic therapies ensuring total relaxation for body and mind.

Basis

All Inclusive : All meals and snacks, selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment programmes and excludes: Water sports, Tennis lessons, Spa, Boutique and Speciality restaurants

DAY 10: BAOBAB BEACH RESORT & SPA, DIANI BEACH  SOUTH COAST MOMBASA

Day Itinerary

The day is spent at leisure with optional excursions at a supplementary cost.

Meals and overnight at Baobab Beach Resort – All Inclusive Basis.

Basis

All Inclusive : All meals and snacks, selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment programmes and excludes: Water sports, Tennis lessons, Spa, Boutique and Speciality restaurants

DAY S: 11, 12, 13 & 14: BAOBAB BEACH RESORT & SPA, DIANI BEACH      

Day Itinerary

The day is spent at leisure with optional excursions at a supplementary cost.

Meals and overnight at Baobab Beach Resort – All Inclusive Basis.

Basis

All meals and snacks, selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment programmes and excludes: Water sports, Tennis lessons, Spa, Boutique and Speciality restaurants

DAY 15: END OF ITINERARY        

Day Itinerary

Today after breakfast you will be picked up for a transfer to Moi International Airport for your scheduled domestic flight, AMA Safaris representative will assist you at the check in and fly to Nairobi for International connection back home

Basis

Breakfast

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