12 Days Essence of Kenya

Kenya Safaris


Discover the best of Kenya in this 12 Days Bush and Beach Safari. Get the most out of your African Kenya Safari by combining the thrilling bush experience and getting to cool off in one of the best beaches in Africa. This is the ultimate safari package to capture the essence of Kenya.

Trip Summary 

Day 1:  Nairobi To Masai Mara
Day 2: Masai Mara
Day 3: Masai Mara To Lake Naivasha
Day 4: Lake Naivasha To Amboseli
Day 5: Amboseli National Park 
Day 6: Amboseli To Tsavo West
Day 7:  Tsavo West To Tsavo East
Day 8: Tsavo East To Diani
Day 9 – 11: Diani Beach Relaxation
Day 12: Diani Beach To Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi To Masai Mara

You will embark on your Kenya safari proceeding north of Nairobi and into the great rift valley with a brief stopover at the view point. The Great Rift Valley is one of the wonders of the world, stretching from the Syria, down through Africa, stretching as far as Mozambique. The mesmerizing view, as you approach from Nairobi, Kenya is breathtaking. The ground suddenly disappears from under you to show the huge expanse of the great rift, stretching into the horizon in either direction. Proceed via the Maasai town of Narok through endless Savannah plains dotted with acacias and finally into the Maasai Mara reserve in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. You will have an evening game drive starting at 1600 Hrs. in search of the big cats of the Mara.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Mara Simba Lodge  or similar

Day 2 : Masai Mara

On this day we have the option of an early morning game drive returning to the Lodge for breakfast. You could also opt to have breakfast and depart at 0700 Hrs. till 1100 Hrs. returning at mid-morning for rest and lunch. You will have another scheduled 1600 Hrs. game drive. This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti eco systems giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria. Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Mara Simba Lodge  or similar

Day 3: Masai Mara To Lake Naivasha

Distance: 70 Kilometres Distance: 240 Kilometres Duration: 05 Hours Eat breakfast and then leave the Mara. Enjoy extra game viewing en route to Lake Naivasha as you drive through the plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for Lunch and afternoon boat safari at the Lake Naivasha coming close to the Hippos and other water birds. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba  Lodge or similar

Day 4: Lake Naivasha To Amboseli

Distance: 310 Kilometres Duration 05 Hours Early breakfast and depart your camp heading for the Amboseli National Park south of Kenya. You will stop at the nearby Lake Naivasha for a boat ride and nature walk. You will proceed towards the city on Nairobi driving on south through the Kapiti plains arriving at the Amboseli National Park late afternoon. You will arrive at your camp and have the evening at leisure.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 5: Amboseli National Park

On this day you will have a Morning game drive departing from your camp at 0630 Hrs. in the morning. You will return for breakfast at 0900 Hours and depart at 1530 for your afternoon game drive around Amboseli. Explore the Amboseli Eco-system and the herds of elephants that thrive on the swamps around the park. Other animals found here are the Lions, Cheetahs, Jackals, Hyenas and other plains mammals. Return to your camp for dinner and overnight rest.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar

Day 6: Amboseli To Tsavo West
After an early breakfast, you will check out of your camp and enjoy a game drive en route to Tsavo West National Park. Along the way you will stop at the Shetani Lava flow, which is a massive extension of a recent volcanic flow aged approximately at 1000 years. You will check into Tsavo national park and visit the Mzima Springs on your way to the lodge. Here we will view hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish and a variety of bird species. The greenery surrounding the springs is a welcome contrast to the harsh terrain that forms the bulk of Tsavo West. Continue with a game drive en route to your lodge arriving in time for lunch. You will have an afternoon game drive at 1600 Hrs. venturing out in search of the elusive leopards and the occasional Wild Dog.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Salt Lick Safari Lodge or similar

Day 7: Tsavo West To Tsavo East

After breakfast, you leave the hotel and head for the Tsavo river gate where you will exit the Tsavo West. We enter the Tsavo east stopping briefly at the Mudanda rock. Located near Voi and Manyani gates, the Mudanda rock is one of the great spectacles of Tsavo east national park. This massive rock, which emerges from the plain, is a water catchments area which supplies a natural dam at its base. It is a vital watering point during the dry seasons. The Joint mass of Tsavo west and Tsavo east national parks forms one of the largest national parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo east the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana river. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Asnil Aruba Lodge or similar

Day 8: Tsavo East To Diani

After an early breakfast, we will depart from our hotel at Tsavo East National Park as we head for the Bachuma Gate. We will have a game drive en route as we exit the Tsavo and embark on our journey towards Diani Beach. We will arrive at our hotel on the beach in time for lunch and full days of relaxation at the white sandy beaches of Diani, Kenya. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Diani Sea Resort or similar

Day 9 – 11: Diani Beach

Full Days of beach and relaxation at Diani Beach Kenya.
Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Diani Sea Resort

Day 12: Diani Beach To Nairobi
After breakfast, you will check out form the hotel and you will be transferred to the Ukunda airstrip for your flight out of Diani to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Nairobi you will be transferred to the JKIA airport for your international flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch Accommodation: No Accommodation

Tour Costs

* 02 Travelers – 3120 USD Per Person
* 04 Travelers – 2790 USD Per Person
* 06 Travelers – 2480 USD Per Person

Tour Cost Includes

  • Full board accommodation
  • Accommodation at Diani Beach for 4 Nights (All Inclusive)
  • Flight from Diani to Nairobi
  • Transport in a safari customized 4X4 Jeep with pop up roof
  • Unlimited  game drives
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Services of Professional English Speaking driver guide
  • Use of 01 pair Binoculars
  • All relevant government taxes and levies
  • 24 Hour safari support services

Tour package Excludes

  • International air fare and related taxes
  • Kenya Visa – To be applied and paid for online or on arrival at the airport
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • All items of personal nature such as communication bills, laundry etc
  • Optional activities available while on safari i.e Hot air Balloon Safari etc
    Tips and gratuities.


Total: $2,480.00 From $2,480.00 /person

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