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This 10 Day Kenya Safari and Mombasa Beach Holiday combines a classic African safari visiting Kenya’s iconic parks and reserves followed by a relaxing Kenya beach holiday.
Forget National Geographic documentaries, and come and see the spectacle of the African savannah for yourself. Round off an exciting day of game viewing with cooling sundowners while watching the sun slip below the horizon.
Then delight in the best of both worlds by having a Mombasa beach holiday on the African coast, soaking up the sun on the beautiful sandy white beaches of the Swahili Coast.
Your Kenya safari starts from Wilson Airport, Nairobi where you catch a scheduled flight to Samburu National Reserve. Upon landing, one of the camp guides will be there meet you, and transport you by road to the camp, where you will stay for the next three nights.
Samburu National Reserve is dry, rugged and stunning. Its landscape is stark with hills spreading in every direction. Flowing through this parched land is the lifeblood of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Herds of elephants and big cats roam these arid plains, along with the arid-adapted animals – namely the reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich and the long necked gerenuk.
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in Samburu Game Reserve and Buffalo Springs Reserve, which are separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Look for the rare and highly endangered Grevy’s Zebra. Wild dog sightings are fairly common, as are cheetah and leopard.
The birdlife is sublime, the array of colours and the abundance of species, with over 450 species recorded here, make Samburu a birders paradise. The Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are both species of global conservation concern, and both can be found in the reserve.
Visit a Samburu Cultural Village and see firsthand how the colourfully dressed Samburu survive the harsh environment in Northern Kenya.
In the morning after breakfast, you will travel by scheduled light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, host to the Great Wildebeest migration from July to October.
Experience an afternoon game drive in the dramatic park with its sweeping plains. It is home to the greatest concentration of plains game on Earth and the largest population of Lions in Africa.
In the morning of your Maasai Mara safari, you could choose to include an optional Kenya Hot Air Balloon Safari – one of the most magical ways to take in the Mara ecosystem or spend the day exploring the park on a morning game drive.
After a tasty lunch and some time to relax, you visit a traditional Maasai Manyatta. This is a great way to learn about the local tribes’ customs and see what life is like in traditional rural Africa.
The camp is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their way, perilously crossing the river every July and August. During the rest of the year there is world class game viewing experiences to be had. With large populations of plains animals, elephants, rhinos and all the big cats.
Enjoy your Mombasa beach holiday and relax on the beautiful sandy white beach and sip a refreshing cocktail. Take in the tropical beauty of the coastline. You will have the next two days during your Kenya beach holiday to enjoy at your leisure and savour the laid-back African beach lifestyle.
Work on your tan, play a game of volleyball, go sailing, kite surfing or snorkelling. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Ocean before savouring a leisurely lunch.
After an early breakfast and short game drive on the way to the airstrip, it’s time to board a scheduled flight to Nairobi and then a connecting flight to Diani.
A hotel representative will meet you to take you on the next leg of your adventure for some beach relaxation. Savour fine food prepared fresh from the bounty of the Indian Ocean. Sip on cocktails in the cool ocean breeze.
On the final morning of your Kenya Safari and Mombasa Beach Holiday, there might be time for one last dip in the Ocean. Enjoy a lingering breakfast after which you will fly out from Mombasa to your onward destination.