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17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This great 17 Days Kenya Safari and Mombasa Tour is a 16-night, 17 days safari in Kenya tour, combining exhilarating wildlife viewing with amazing cultural experiences and relaxation on the best Mombasa beaches in the Indian Ocean.

Kicking in Nairobi, you will explore all of Kenya’s excellent wildlife regions, including the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate, Amboseli, and Tsavo National Parks.

This 17 Days Kenya Safari and Mombasa Beach Tour is the ideal package to book if you want to enjoy nature in a wide variety and want to see and explore more than just one region of Kenya. It has been specially created to offer the best wildlife game viewing experience available in a relaxed holiday package.

The 17 Days Kenya Safari and Mombasa Beach Tour finishes at the beautiful Dian beach on the South Coast of Mombasa. Here you can soak up the sun, relax or enjoy one of the available exciting optional activities such as traditional dhow sailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, and windsurfing, before returning to Nairobi at the end of the safari.

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17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Daily game drives in Kenya’s best wildlife game parks
  • Spot all of Africa’s Big Five animals (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant)
  • See Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara (July to October)
  • Cultural tours of traditional Samburu & Maasai villages
  • See the Samburu Special Five animals (Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, and Beisa oryx).
  • Search for the Big Cats (the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah.)
  • View majestic Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Watch Africa’s biggest elephants in Amboseli
  • Boat trip on Lake Naivasha
  • Nature walk on Crescent Island
  • Walking safari in Amboseli
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Biking/hiking in Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Relax on Dian Beach
  • Plenty of optional water sports: diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, etc
  • Optional hot-air ballooning over the Masai Mara

17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Nairobi

Day 2 & 3: Samburu National Reserve

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 5, 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve & Maasai Village

Day 8 & 9: Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate National Park.

Day 10 & 11: Amboseli National Park

Day 12 & 13: Tsavo West National Park

Day 14, 15, & 16: Mombasa Coast – Dian Beach

Day 17: Depart.

17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport & Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Visit Samburu National Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 3: Full-Day Game Drives In Samburu National Reserve.

Day 4: Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 5: Drive To Masai Mara National Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 6: Full-Day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 7: Game Drive in Masai Mara & Maasai Cultural Experience.

Day 8: Game Drive & Transfer to Lake Naivasha for Relaxation.

Day 9: Boat Cruise on Lake Naivasha & Walking Safari on the Crescent Island. Cycle or Hike in Hell’s Gate National Park.

Day 10: Visit Amboseli National Park, Evening Game Drive.

Day 11: Whole Day in Amboseli National Park.

Day 12: Transfer to Tsavo West National Park, Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 13: Full-Day Game Drive in Tsavo West National Park.

Day 14: Transfer to Mombasa Coast for Beach Holiday.

Day 15: Mombasa Dian Beach Holiday

Day 16: Mombasa Dian Beach Holiday

Day 17: Depart.

17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive In Kenya via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our company representative will be there to welcome you to Kenya.

You’ll be transferred to your comfortable hotel in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya for relaxation, dinner, and overnight. If you arrive early in the day, you can opt to take the city of Nairobi to explore some of its fascinating highlights, such as:

  • The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which cares for orphaned baby African elephants before releasing them back into the wild;
  • The Karen Blixen Museum is dedicated to the renowned Danish author of “Out of Africa;
  • The Giraffe Centre, where you can feed Rothschild’s giraffes, an endangered species;
  • The Nairobi National Park has a variety of wildlife that can be viewed against an amazing backdrop of city skyscrapers.

Accommodation:-

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

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

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Airport pick up
  • Drive to a Nairobi hotel

Day 2: Visit Samburu National Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive

Your day two of the 17 days Kenya Safari and Mombasa Beach Tour begins with an early breakfast at the hotel. You then depart from Nairobi for the remarkable wilderness of Samburu. You drive north, passing near Thika as you watch the scenery change from urban sprawl to the lush green countryside.

Proceed with your scenic drive north via Nanyuki. Stop off to stretch your lodges in the town of Isiolo, surrounded by hills and known for its large market. Samburu National Reserve is relatively a short drive from here.

Spanning 165km2 and watered by the muddy Uaso Ngiro River, Samburu is in a lowland region, so it is usually hot, arid, and dusty. It is also extremely scenic, with ravine sections dominated by acacia and doum palms.

The reserve is famous for its wildlife “Special Five”: Gerenuk (long-necked antelope), Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, and Common beisa oryx (antelope), but there are lots of other species as well: Grant’s gazelles, Hippos, Crocodiles, Dik diks, Kudus, Vervet monkeys, Hyenas, Elephants, Cheetahs, Leopards, and Lions are among them.

There are also some fascinating birds you can spot, including the colorful vulturine guinea fowls, Taita falcons, Secretary birds, and Palm-nut vultures. You will arrive in time for lunch at your booked accommodation, followed by an afternoon game drive. You will return to the lodge or camp at sunset for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Samburu Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

Midrange: – Sarova Shaba Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Around 300km (5 hours)

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Samburu
  • Game drive

Day 3: Full-Day Game Drives In Samburu National Reserve. Evening Samburu Village Tour

Enjoy an early morning game drive in Samburu on the third day of your 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour, followed by a hearty breakfast and time to rest at the lodge. After lunch, you will have another game drive in the reserve returning to the lodge/camp at sunset. After the game drive, you return to the lodge for lunch and some time to rest.

In the evening, take a journey through the arid landscape to visit a local Samburu village. Meet members of this ancient and proud tribe and walk through the manyatta (homestead). Sit in the central meeting place to see the Samburu warriors performing a thrilling traditional dance, jumping higher and higher to outdo each other.

Learn about the beautiful beaded necklaces Samburu women wear and listen to tales handed down through generations. Your cultural tour will last about 2 hours. You then head back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Samburu Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Optional Activities:-

  • Guided walking safari
  • Visit a nearby Samburu Village

Day 4: Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Afternoon Game Drive

After a leisurely breakfast on day four of your 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour, you will leave Samburu National Reserve behind and drive south via Isiolo, traveling past the northernmost foot slopes of the snow-capped Mount Kenya – Africa’s second tallest mountain, until you reach Nanyuki.

Then you go northwest to Nyahururu before turning south to your next destination, the spectacular Lake Nakuru National Park on the Great Rift Valley floor. After entering the park, look for wildlife on your way to your lodge. After freshening up, have a good lunch and a siesta before embarking on an afternoon game drive. You will head back to the lodge as the sun sets.

Lake Nakuru, known for its incredible birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes and pelicans. The park is also an important sanctuary for Black and White rhinos, as well as the endangered and rare Rothschild Giraffes.

Lake Nakuru National Park’s rhino population is over 50 and growing. The park also has its fair share of Hippos, Cape Buffalos, Plains Zebras, Common Elands, Defassa waterbucks, African leopards, and Lions.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sarova Woodlands/the Cliff

Midrange: – Lake Nakuru Lodge/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive in Lake Nakuru
  • Game drive

Day 5: Drive to Masai Mara Reserve, Afternoon Game Drive

You begin day five of the 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour with an early breakfast at the lodge. You will then depart the gorgeous Lake Nakuru and head for Njoro town. From here, begin your ascent over the top of the spectacular Mau Escarpment before heading due south.

You will reach Narok, which is the gateway to Maasai Mara and the district headquarters for this part of Maasailand. Travel through Kenya’s “breadbasket,” which includes acres of wheat and barley, before arriving at Masai Mara Reserve in time for lunch.

After lunch and a siesta, enjoy a game drive until sunset. The wildlife in the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the “Big Five” (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo Leopard, and Lion) present year-round. This experience is enhanced by the “Big Nine,” which includes cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and hippo.

Masai Mara National Reserve also hosts the “Annual Great Migration,” but whatever of the season, the resident wildlife will fascinate and amaze anyone who visits this wonderful national reserve.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Mara Leisure Camp/Basecamp Masai Mara/ Mara Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 226km/4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Game drive

Day 6: Full-Day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast on day six of your 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour, go for a full-day game drive in Masai Mara. You will enjoy a pleasant bush picnic lunch beside the Mara River (Hippo Pool).

The Masai Mara National Reserve is locally known simply as the “The Mara”, a Masai word meaning “spotted” in reference to the many bushy and short flat-topped acacia trees which dot the landscape.

Spanning about 1,510km2, the Mara is well-known for its incredible diversity and density of wildlife. Its huge fertile plains are packed with the game, including transitory and permanent populations of leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, elephant, giraffe, zebras, and wildebeest, to mention a few.

There are also over 450 kinds of birds.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp

Midrange: – Mara Leisure Camp/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Optional Activity:-

  • Hot-air balloon ride

Day 7: Game Drive in Masai Mara & Maasai Cultural Experience

Masai Mara National Reserve has been classified among the “Ten Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration from around July to November when over 2 million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara in search of fresh grass to graze.

After an early breakfast today, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp or lodge in mid-morning.

After lunch, and perhaps a siesta set off on another game drive and visit the local Masai Village for first-hand insight into this famous tribe’s way of life, from women building houses plastered with cow dung to their reliance on cattle for their livelihood. You’ll return to the lodge as the sunsets for your dinner and overnight

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Mara Leisure Camp/Mara Sopa Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drive
  • Masai village visit

Day 8: Game Drive & Transfer to Lake Naivasha for Relaxation

Wake up at dawn on day eight of your 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour, enjoy a good breakfast, and go on one more morning game drive.

After that, you check out of your lodge/camp and travel for around 4 hours to Lake Naivasha on the Great Rift Valley floor, where wildlife and birdlife gather around the beautiful freshwater lake.

There are boat tours and gentle walking safaris on the lake’s Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Close is the scenic Hell’s Gate National Park, overshadowed by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot. Upon arrival, you will freshen up and have lunch. You’ll have a free afternoon at leisure at the lodge or tented camp.

Accommodation:-

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 232km/3-4 hour drive

Activities & Services: –

  • Masai Mara morning game drive
  • Drive to Lake Naivasha

Day 9: Boat Cruise on Lake Naivasha & Walking Safari on the Crescent Island. Cycle or Hike in Hell’s Gate National Park

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on day nine of your 17 days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour. Then take a leisurely boat trip to beautiful Lake Naivasha as you view hippos and waterbirds up close.

You then take a gentle nature walk on the lake’s Crescent Island, strolling among families of giraffes, zebra, and other peaceful, relaxed animals.

You can also opt to go hiking or biking, in Hell’s over the red earth paths in the volcanic confines of Hell’s Gate National Park, walking/cycling past grazing buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, and zebras.

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: –

  • Lake Naivasha boat tour
  • Guided nature walk on Crescent Island

Day 10: Explore Amboseli National Park, Evening Game Drive

On day 10 of your 17 days Kenya safari and Mombasa beach tour, have your packed lunch before departing Naivasha for Amboseli National Park. View the game en way to the lodge after entering the park. After a siesta goes an evening game drives returning to the lodge at sunset for dinner and overnight.

Amboseli National Park is Kenya’s second most popular wildlife park, noted for its population of around 1500 resident elephants and for its great natural scenic beauty with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

Amboseli encompasses 392km2, which is less than 5% of the whole 2 million acres Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem.

The park’s lush green wetlands in this otherwise arid area make it one of the best wildlife-viewing areas in the world, drawing over 600 bird species, including 47 types of raptors, Kingfishers, Pelicans, Hamerkops, Crakes, as well as Impala, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Gazelle, Gerenuk, Oryx, Zebra, Wild dogs, and Wildebeest, with leopard, lion, and the cheetah among the Big Cats that wander the area.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tortilis Camp/Oltukai Lodge/Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Kibo Safari Camp/Satao Elerai Camp

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 311km (5-6 hours)

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Amboseli
  • Amboseli evening game drive

Day 11: Whole Day in Amboseli National Park

You will have a whole day of activities in Amboseli National Park, including:

  • Early morning walking safari
  • Bush breakfast
  • Game drives
  • Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge/Tortilis Camp/Oltukai Lodge

Midrange: – Kibo Safari Camp/Satao Elerai Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Day 12: Drive to Tsavo West National Park, Afternoon Game Drive

Today, after a leisurely breakfast, visit Tsavo, the Land of Lava, and springs and Man-eaters. You drive east across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, a reminder of the molten volcanic lava that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills approximately 2 centuries years ago.

A zig-zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) forms one of the world’s largest protected wilderness areas, covering over 2 million hectares.

You will arrive at your lodge in Tsavo West National Park in time for lunch, following which you will have time to rest before returning to the park for your afternoon wildlife drive. Head back to the lodge around sunset.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge/Salt Lick Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Satao Camp/Voi Wildlife Lodge/Ngulia Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 267km (4½ hours)

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Tsavo West
  • Game drive

Day 13: Tsavo West National Park Full-Day Safari Tour

On day 13 of your 17 days Kenya safari and Mombasa beach tour, enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives.

With just two permanent rivers, Tsavo is quite arid, but its flat terrain makes it extremely scenic. The park is still renowned for the legends of the man-eating lions and its ‘red’ mud-coated elephants. The bulk of wildlife congregates in the acacia and raphia palm-lined riverine habitats. Common sightings include elephants, buffalo, ostriches, gazelles, giraffes, zebras, and the associated predatory cats.

The Gerenuk and the Fringe-eared oryx are seen less often. Mzima Springs is a popular park attraction. It is possible to see crocodiles, hippos, and hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish from an underground viewing chamber.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Salt Lick Safari Lodge/Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Ngulia Safari Lodge/Satao Camp/Voi Wildlife Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Day 14: Transfer to Mombasa Coast for Beach Holiday

From the bush to the beach: having made a thorough acquaintance with the African bush, it is now time to discover the splendors of the African beach. Leave Tsavo behind for three sun-soaked days on the South Coast of Mombasa, Dian Beach.

Accommodation:-

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Mombasa Dian Beach Holiday

Today the ultimate relaxation awaits you. You may read a book on your verandah, sunbath, take a stroll along the beach, or you can choose from a variety of available exciting optional activities, including:-

  • Traditional dhow sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Wildlife watching in Simba Hills National Park
  • Massages
  • Blue Marine Park Excursion
  • Kite surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Camel riding
  • Quad biking

Accommodation:-

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Mombasa Dian Beach Holiday

In this idyllic destination, spend the day lazing on powdery beaches and swimming in warm tropical waters. Pamper yourself at the spa with a variety of soothing treatments and massages, or just unwind on the resort’s picturesque beach or beside the glistening infinity pool. If you want to be physically active, the hotel provides a variety of entertaining activities.

Day 17: Depart

After your final breakfast in paradise, your transfer will take you to Mombasa airport for your flight to Nairobi. Here you can catch your connecting flight back home at the end of this 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour. Safe Travels!

End of the 17 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Beach Tour

17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Keny government taxes & park/reserve entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation during the safari
  • Diner & Breakfast in Nairobi hotel
  • Transport in customized 4X4 Safari Vehicle with pop-up roof
  • A professional local English-speaking driver/guide and any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request,
  • Driver’s allowance, fuel, & vehicle fees
  • Fees for the safari activities indicated
  • Domestic flight to Nairobi from Mombasa
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport pick up
  • K.I.A drop-off at

17 Days Kenya Safari And Mombasa Beach Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • Other meals not indicated in the program
  • Optional activities, excursions, tips & gratuities
  • Individual items such as beverages not mentioned, telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Your inoculations & Insurance
  • Local and international airfares are not indicated in the program
  • Your Kenya visa fees
  • Any more extras which are not mentioned in the itinerary