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15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour – Game Viewing, Scenery, Relaxation

15 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Tour to Mombasa – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour is a relaxing 15  days safari Kenya tour package, filled with prime wildlife safaris in Kenya in Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara Reserve, beautiful scenery, and community viewing,  then a beach break on Mombasa Coast, Dian Beach.

Your 15 days Kenya safari & Mombasa beach tour starts in Nairobi. From there, go game viewing in the gorgeous Samburu National Reserve , home to Big Cats (Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs), as well as the rare and endemic Samburu Special 5 (Gerenuk, Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, and Beisa oryx).

Your next stop is Ol Pejeta Conservancy – home to the Big 5, East Africa’s largest population of the critically endangered Black rhinos, and the last 2 northern white rhinos on Earth – there is even a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.

You then visit Lake Nakuru – a beautiful soda lake in the Great Rift Valley and a birder’s paradise, before moving to Lake Naivasha for a boat tour and relaxation.

Your tour then moves on to Masai Mara, Africa`s premier game park, the scene of the Great Migration in season and home to a tremendous variety of big game. Your final stop is the beautiful, tropical palm-fringed beaches of Mombasa. There are numerous activities on offer at Diani Beach, as well as plenty of time to relax.

This 15 Days Kenya Safari Tour & Mombasa Beach Tour can be customized to suit your interests, please let us know how you want it and we shall give it to you beyond your expectations.

15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Classic daily game drives
  • Spot the Big 5
  • See the Samburu Special 5
  • Spot Africa’s Big Cats
  • Watch wildebeest migration (seasonal)
  • Visit chimpanzees at Olpajeta Conservancy
  • Visit a traditional Maasai village
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Naivasha
  • Take a game walk on the Crescent Island
  • Hike, bike, or Rock climb in Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Mombasa, Dian Beach
  • Optional water sports: scuba diving, snorkeling, kite-surfing, jet skiing, etc
  • Optional hot-air balloon safari in Masai Mara

15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Nairobi City

Day 2 & 3: Samburu National Reserve

Day 4 & 5: Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 7 & 8: Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate National Park

Day 9, 10, 11: Masai Mara National Reserve & Maasai Village

Day 12, 13, & 14: Mombasa Coast, Dian Beach.

Day 15: Depart.

15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive In Nairobi, Kenya Via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Day 2: Drive To Samburu National Reserve; Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 3: Have a full-Day Safari In Samburu National Reserve.

Day 4: Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Enjoy An Afternoon Game Drive & Visit The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day 5: Enjoy Morning & Afternoon Game Drives In Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Day 6: Travel To Lake Nakuru National Park, An Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 7: Morning Game Drive & Travel To Lake Naivasha For Relaxation.

Day 8: Enjoy A Boat Tour On Lake Naivasha & Nature Walk On The Crescent Island. You Can Cycle, Hike, Or Rock Climb In Hell’s Gate National Park.

Day 9: Drive To Masai Mara National Reserve For An Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 10: Full-Day Game Drive In Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 11: Game Drive & Maasai Cultural Experience.

Day 12: Transfer To Mombasa Coast, Dian Beach.

Day 13: Relax At Dian Beach Mombasa.

Day 14: Have Another Day Of Relaxation At Dian Beach Mombasa.

Day 15: Depart.

15 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive In Nairobi Via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Upon arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our company representative will be there to meet you and welcome you. You will be driven to your comfortable hotel in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.

The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to “cool water” and refers to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. This busy city, which has an estimated population of  9 million people in the metropolitan area, is popularly referred to as the ‘Green City in the Sun.’ It was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway.

After settling into your accommodation, you can relax and recover from any jet lag you may have. But, if your schedule allows it, you may choose to visit some of the city’s highlights like Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, or Nairobi National Park, where the plains game roams freely with a surprising background of skyscrapers!

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi/Hemingways Nairobi/Giraffe Manor

Midrange: – Crowne Plaza Nairobi/Tamarind Tree Hotel/Eka Hotel Nairobi

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Pick up from the airport
  • Transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Drive to Samburu National Reserve; Afternoon Game Drive

After a good breakfast on day two of your 15 days Kenya safari & Mombasa beach tour set off on a drive of about 5 hours north to the Samburu National Reserve.

Leaving behind the busy city of Nairobi, you enter the countryside with its rolling hills, open plains, and mountains. Drive past villagers herding their livestock in a scene unchanged in centuries until the landscape becomes wilder and more rugged, and the plains of the reserve open out before you.

A belt of green in the far distance is the ribbon of the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is set about by beautiful doum palms and riverine forest and is the source of life-giving water for all the wildlife of this semi-arid region. Samburu is known for its lion population and in fact, this is one of the places where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, of Born Free fame.

You’ll arrive at your lodge or camp in time for lunch and relaxation. Then, set out on a game drive in the gorgeous reserve to discover its plentiful wildlife, including the so-called “Samburu Special 5” – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, and Somali Ostrich – which are unique to this area of Kenya.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Samburu Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

Midrange: – Samburu Simba Lodge/ Sarova Shaba Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.300km/5½ hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Samburu
  • Afternoon game drive

Optional Activity:-

  • Night game drive

Day 3: Full-Day Safari in Samburu National Reserve

Your day three of the 15 days Kenya safari & beach tour to Mombasa starts with an early breakfast at the lodge. Then, have your packed picnic lunch and go on a full-day game drive in Samburu, as the sun rises.  You can opt to drive back to the lodge for lunch after a morning game drive, then set out again in the afternoon after some relaxation. This wonderful 165km2 reserve was established in 1985.

While it’s peaceful and quieter than most of other East Africa’s game parks, Samburu still boasts an incredible wealth of classic African safari big game species. Predators include Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, African Wild Dogs, and Hyenas.

Big game species include Elephants, Buffalo, Hippos, and many antelope species like Gazelle, Dik-dik, Impala, Lesser and Greater kudu, and Waterbuck.

There are also over 450 bird species, including the Vulturine Guineafowl, Taita falcon, Golden pipit, and Secretarybird. The Critically Endangered African Pancake Tortoise and massive Nile Crocodiles also call the reserve home.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Elephant Bedroom Camp/Ashnil Samburu Camp

Midrange: – Samburu Simba Lodge/ Sarova Shaba Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Visit a Samburu traditional village
  • Guided walking safari

Day 4: Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Enjoy An Afternoon Game Drive & Visit The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

After a hearty breakfast today, drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, situated at the base of the snow-capped Mount Kenya – Africa’s second highest mountain.

This 360 square kilometers non-profit wildlife conservancy is home to over 140 critically endangered Black rhinos, the largest Black Rhino population in east Africa. It’s also home to the last 2 remaining northern white rhinos on Earth and generates income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.

You’ll get to your camp in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a game drive in search of the Big 5 and other African animals. Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for orphaned, abandoned, and rescued chimps. It’s the only place in Kenya where you can view these highly intelligent great apes who share around 98% of our DNA and are considered our closest living relatives.

You’ll spend a few fascinating hours watching these captivating primates as they go about their lives, and you might be surprised by how very similar their behavior is to our own. You will stay out until sunset and hopefully you can find predators as they start to become more active at this time.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Midrange: – Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.250km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 5: Morning & Afternoon Game Drives In Ol Pejeta Conservancy

On day 5 of your 15 days Kenya safari & beach tour to Mombasa, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Due to its great conservation work particularly Black Rhinos, Ol Pejeta now has “Key 1” status on the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group categorization, one of only 8 sanctuaries in Africa with this distinction.

Besides rhinos, the conservancy hosts all of other Africa’s big five animals and has the highest predator densities in Kenya, including over 70 lions, 30 cheetahs, 20 elusive leopards, 100 spotted hyenas, 33 African wild dogs, black-backed jackals, caracal, serval, and bat-eared fox.

Other animals found on Ol Pejeta include Grevy’s zebras, Plains zebras, Hippos, Hartebeests, Impalas, Giraffes, Gazelles, Elands, Bushbucks, Reedbucks, Dik-diks, Vervet monkeys, Patas monkey, Olive baboons, Warthogs, etc. There are also over 300 bird species in the conservancy.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Midrange: – Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.155km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Optional Activities:-

  • Community village tour
  • Lion tracking, Bush and Bird Walks
  • Ride with Rhinos/horse-riding
  • Night game drive

Day 6: Travel to Lake Nakuru NP, an Afternoon Game Drive

Today, after breakfast, take a scenic drive of about 5 hours to Lake Nakuru – a breathtaking soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and a birder’s paradise.

The is protected by the 188km2 Lake Nakuru National Park and it is flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest, and a waterfall. You’ll reach your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, take a leisurely game drive searching for the park’s black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos, and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.

Discover an amazing variety of birds as you drive along the lake’s salty shores.

In fact, Lake Nakuru has declared a national park in 1961 because of its great flamingo population. The lake’s blue-green alkaline water levels vary annually and this, with other associated environmental changes, causes substantial variation in the flamingo population.

However, when they are present en masse the lake turns a gorgeous rosy pink. Apart from flamingos, expect to see pelicans, cormorants, egrets, herons, ibises, ducks, spoonbills, fish eagles, and kingfishers.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sarova Woodlands/The Cliff

Midrange: – Lake Nakuru Lodge/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge/Flamingo Hill Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – About. 250km/5 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Nakuru
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 7: Morning Game Drive & Travel to Lake Naivasha, Relaxation

After breakfast on day seven of your 15 days Kenya safari & beach tour to Mombasa, enjoy one last game drive in Lake Nakuru Park and transfer to beautiful Lake Naivasha, the highest Kenya’s Great Rift Valley lakes. Upon arrival at your accommodation, have a delicious lunch and enjoy a free afternoon to relax.

Lake Naivasha is surrounded by forests of acacia and the distinctive yellow-green fever tree. They are home to prolific bird life. There is other wildlife, too: giraffe, buffalo, monkey, and a large hippo population.

You may spot wild animals near your lodge and while you dine on a delicious dinner, you may spot a hippo or two, scuffling and wallowing in the lake, or munching its dinner by the lakeside. And then it is off to bed after another wonderful day in Kenya.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Chui Lodge/Kiboko Luxury Camp/ Enashipai Resort

Midrange: – Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort/Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.79km/2 hour drive

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Naivasha, relaxation

Optional Activity: –

  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Naivasha

Day 8: Enjoy a Boat Tour on Lake Naivasha & Nature Walk on the Crescent Island. You Can Cycle, Hike, or Rock Climb in Hell’s Gate National Park

After a relaxed breakfast today, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise across the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha with close-up views of hippos, waterbucks, and countless water birds. Following your boat excursion, join a walking safari on Crescent Island, as you stroll among giraffes, zebra, elands, impalas, and other peaceful, relaxed animals thanks to the absence of predators.

You can also opt to visit the nearby Hells Gate National Park for more game viewing. Despite its intimidating name, the park is a haven for walking, cycling, rock climbing, and bird watching and it has no predatory animals.

It consists of soaring cliffs, bursting gorges, dusty valleys, and pristinely sculpted volcanic columns (interestingly, it was the inspiration for the movie, ‘The Lion King’). It has, without a doubt, some of the most peculiar and striking landscapes and is the only national park in Kenya that you explore on foot or two wheels.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Chui Lodge/Kiboko Luxury Camp/ Enashipai Resort

Midrange: – Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort/Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Boat cruise on Lake Naivasha
  • Nature walk on Crescent Island

Day 9: Drive To Masai Mara Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive

Your day nine of the 16 days Kenya safari & Mombasa beach tour starts with a good breakfast at 7.30 am. Then, embark on a 4 hours drive across the Great Rift Valley to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara is one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves and is home to the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, recognized as one of the seven New Wonders of the World. It is a classic African savannah reserve, with golden grass, blue skies, towering escarpments, occasional trees, and rocky hills.

The reserve boasts a wealth of wonderful wildlife, including some of the largest populations of lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah in Africa and over 470 different kinds of birds. Nowhere on the continent is wildlife more abundant, and you’re almost guaranteed to see the Big Five – Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, and Rhino.

You’ll reach in the afternoon, check in, enjoy lunch, relax and then depart on an exciting late afternoon game drive.

You’ll stay out in the park until sunset and hopefully, you can find some predators as they start to become more active at this time.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 237km/4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 10: Full-Day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

On day 10 of your 16 days Kenya safari & beach tour to Mombasa, enjoy a full day in the wonderful Masai Mara. Your safari wildlife game drive will begin before sunrise as wildlife is most active in the morning and late hours of the day.

Few predators hunt during the heat of the day, so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase, or at least the aftermath of a hunt. And if you’re lucky, you could spot a cheetah chasing down a gazelle or a lion taking down a wildebeest or a Buffalo.

To properly enjoy this full day of adventure, you have a bush picnic lunch and plenty of drinking water available.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Leisure Camp/Mara Serena Lodge/ Ashnil Mara Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara/Jambo Mara Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Morning game drive
  • Maasai village visit

Optional Activities:-

  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Bush breakfast
  • Sundowner

Day 11: Game Drive & Maasai Cultural Experience. Optional Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Head out on another game drive into the Mara. Look out for the species that may be returning from their nocturnal forays/waking up and getting ready for the day. Remember to bring extra camera batteries; the Mara is a photographer’s paradise with stunning African scenery and ideal weather conditions.

This is where the BBC Television nature documentary series “Big Cat Diary” was filmed. The Great Migration, one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world, occurs here every year from around July and October.

This is when over two million Wildebeests, Gazelles, and Zebras trek across the crocodile-infested Mara River in the Maasai Mara, searching for fresh pasture. You’ll return to the lodge later in the afternoon for lunch and some downtime.

In the late afternoon, visit an authentic Maasai village to learn about the interesting culture of the famous Maasai People. Your guide will lead you through the village as you discover their traditions and beliefs, and daily practices like demonstrations of how to make fire using sticks.

At the end of the tour, you can buy some gift items/curios made by the villagers – a chance to give back to the local community.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Masai Mara full day game drive

Optional Activity:-

  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 12: Transfer to Mombasa Coast, Dian Beach

On day 12 of your 16 days Kenya safari & beach tour to Mombasa, depart from Maasai Mara in the morning to catch your local flight to Mombasa.

The flight to the Kenyan coast, which departs from the park, offers spectacular views of Maasai Mara and Serengeti Park from the air. After arriving in the picturesque Mombasa, known as Kenya’s white and blue city, you will have the chance to relax as you enjoy an African beach experience.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Swahili Beach Resort/AfroChic Diani Beach/Baobab Beach Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Relax At Dian Beach Mombasa

Chill out and watch as the fishing dhows sail across the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean. If you are keen to do more than lie on the beach and sunbathe between refreshing dips in the bright blue sea, activities such as sailing, canoeing and windsurfing are all possibilities in this tropical haven.

Rewarding scuba diving and snorkeling can be enjoyed in the Kisite Marine Park just a short boat ride away and the legendary Pemba Channel also beckons. Boat trips are also arranged and provide the opportunity to spot kingfishers, crocodiles, and sometimes dolphins.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Swahili Beach Resort/AfroChic Diani Beach /Baobab Beach Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Relax at Dian Beach Mombasa

Spend another whole day in the sunseeker’s paradise, Diani Beach, at your own pace. You can choose from a variety of water-related activities as well as plenty of restaurants to try and sights to see. Otherwise, you can enjoy a quiet day relaxing or dipping into the clear turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Swahili Beach Resort/AfroChic Diani Beach /Baobab Beach Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Depart

After a hearty breakfast, you will catch a domestic flight back to Nairobi before getting onto your international flight. Depending on your departure details, you may have the chance to soak in some sun on the beach in Diani before heading home.

End of the 15 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Tour to Mombasa

15 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Tour to Mombasa – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Selected National Park and reserve entry fees
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van/4×4 Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Flight from Mombasa to Nairobi
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Airport Transfer

15 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Tour to Mombasa – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary