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12 days kenya expendition and beach holiday

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See the very best that Kenya has to offer with this wonderful 12 day safari combining three varied wildlife reserves with the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean. Safari transport is by off-road 4×4 vehicle or minivan ensuring a more comfortable journey and superior game-viewing.

Spend the first night in Nairobi then travel to Samburu for 2 nights followed by Lake Nakuru for 2 nights. Continue to the Masai Mara for 2 nights before flying to the coast for time to relax on the beautiful white sands of the oast.

Itinerary

12 Day Kenya Expedition Safari & Beach Holiday

Itinerary

Day 1 

You’ll be met on arrival at Nairobi International Airport by our friendly  representative and transferred to the Southern Nairobi Serena Hotel for one night.

Day 2 

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After breakfast we depart 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 

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 

Sunbird Lodge

After breakfast we set off towards the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Check in to Sunbird Lodge (Full Board basis). Sunbird Lodge is a high quality safari Lodge set on a spectacular views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. Afternoon will be at leisure. Lunch, dinner and overnight at camp. (B, L, D).

Day 5 

Early breakfast at Sunbird Lodge 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 Sunbird Lodge. (B, L, D).

Day 6 

After an early breakfast we continue our safari by heading to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, arriving at  Mara Ashnil Camp for lunch where we will stay for 2 nights (Full Board). Tipilikwani Mara Ashnil Camp has its tents located on the banks of the Mara 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 

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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 Ashnil Mara Camp. (B, L, D).

Day 8 

Morning game drive, returning to camp for breakfast. Afternoon transfer to the airstrip to fly 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

At leisure on the beach.

Day 12

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.

Prices Include:

Nairobi airport transfers in a shared minibus, accommodation as stated, safari transport in a pop-up roof 4×4 safari van  with professional driver Guide, internal flights as stated and taxi transfers from Ukunda airport to/from Leopard Beach. Safari camps include all park fees and conservancy fees and Full Board. Leopard Beach Resort & Spa based on a Standard Room on a Half Board basis.

A range of room upgrade options are available at Leopard Beach including Garden Rooms, Superior Rooms , Sea Facing Rooms and Chui Class Cottages. Please ask us for details and prices.