Depart the Kenya Coast/Nairobi at 0530 Hrs for the inland Kenya safaris tour via the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The 240 km, 4-hour journey through tarmac and gravel roads will be broken en-route on a refreshments stopover. We will enter the Tsavo West and commence game viewing towards the direction of Ngulia Safari Lodge. After check in, we will freshen up and enjoy a buffet lunch. Here, laws of the jungle apply. Activities cease when the sun is up. In the late afternoon, we will venture out to the Rhino Sanctuary with some game viewing en-route to try your chances at spotting this endangered species. It’s game viewing with the throws of sunset as we head back to our bases for dinner and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge.
Enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive. We will visit the Mzima Springs and explore on foot this volcanic wonder marveling at the hippos, crocodiles, exotic fish, and tropical vegetation and migratory bird species. Return to the lodge for breakfast & check-out and proceed to the Amboseli National Park. The 2-hour journey on gravel tracks gets us to our accommodation bases in Amboseli. We will check in at Amboseli Serena Lodge, freshen up, enjoy lunch, and relax bidding our time for the natural circus that awakens when the sun begins its journey down. Your game viewing drive will be short, detailed, and comprehensive. Amboseli is small and sparse of vegetation, animal spotting is easy and fast, the Mt. Kilimanjaro in its majesty will shear off the clouds, snow will gleam on its peak and Africa in its entire splendor will be smiling at you. It is a sight to behold, a photographer’s moment for those magical memories. We will return to the base for meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge
Dawn at Amboseli: Yet another date with Kilimanjaro. We will game watch as we exit after a hearty breakfast. A bumpy start before we re-join the highway, Nairobi – Mombasa, for your last leg; the Tsavo East National Park. Arrival at Voi Safari Lodge for check-in, freshening up, lunch and relaxation. Your evening game drive will be slow and appreciative “no hurry in Africa” is the norm now. No clamor for snaps, we will drink in the serenity of the jungle while reflecting on the essence of nature. Your driver guide will be more informative on animal behavior and keen on pointing out characteristics. We return to our base for dinner and overnight at Voi Safari lodge
Dawn finds us ready for our early morning game viewing drive. Tsavo is expansive and open. We will explore this vastness in a relaxed style with more time spent at our sightings. We return to your base and check out. A last lap of honor will follow in your optional post-breakfast game drive followed by lunch at Voi and a relaxed drive back to the Coast. We will then drive to Diani Reef beach resort & Spa where you will check in for the night. Accommodation will be on the basis of bed and breakfast only.
Wake up for the breakfast and spend the rest of your day at the hotel at your wish. You can spend the day by the pool, in your room all have a taste of sandy beaches of Diani. You can also decide to spend the day shopping in the amazing articraft shops, massive cloth lines and amazing shopping malls and supermarkets of Diani. Diani Beach has been awarded the best beach destination in Africa for 5 years running and is popular with families, honeymooners, backpackers and water-sports enthusiasts alike. From visiting its marine national park, diving with dolphins and sea turtles, spotting whale sharks, kitesurfing, skydiving and nightlife. You can decide to enjoy the rest of your stay in Diani Beach at your Pace.
You will be picked from your hotel at around 8.00 am and drive to Mombasa, a distance of 30 kms from Diani arriving at around 8.30am. Visit the Akamba hand craft (where you will learn about the wood carvings). Akamba hand craft is one of the largest wood carvings industry and market in Kenya. There after, visit the Indian temple where you will learn about the Hinduism and Lord Swaminarayan and Lord Rama. You will also have the chance to see the elephant tusks which are found along Moi Avenue built in 1952 in the memory of King George of England during the British colonial period. During this time Queen Elizabeth was in Kenya where she became the Queen of England after the death of King George.
Visit the Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese in 1593 by architecture from Goa. It later became the government prison during the British colonial period in 1947. Fort Jesus was named fort because the Portuguese were Christians and they sailed with the flag of Jesus. It was built mainly for protection and to control the harbor of Mombasa. There arose war between the Arabs and the Portuguese from 1593 – 1729 where many of them died due to starvation and yellow fever.
You will also explore the old town where you will walk along the narrow streets and visit the old harbor where you will see the old Arabic boats and one of the oldest mahindry mosque found near the old harbor. Proceed to the market where you will learn about the food spices, foods and vegetables. Meet different traders buying and selling different types of goods. Proceed for lunch at Roberto’s Italian Restaurant.
After lunch, visit the Haller park where you may feed the giraffes, see the crocodiles and hippos feeding. This is private sanctuary owned and managed by Dr. Haller. The landscape is attractive covered by casuarinas, bamboos and eucalyptus trees. The animals are harmless and feel as if in paradise because they have enough food and water. It’s a home to buffalos, eland antelopes, giraffes, water bucks, oryx, snakes, crocodiles, hippos, tortoise and different types of birds’ species. Mombasa is an island covering an area of 20km2 and the second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi. It has a bridge to the north side (North coast), the ferry to the south (south coast) which ferries people to and from Mombasa city and to the west Causeway. Mombasa also has the largest and the most busy sea port in east and central Africa. Drive back to the Hotel at around 5.00 pm.
You will be picked from your hotel at around 7.30 am and drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway. Arrive at Shimoni Jet where you will board an Arabic dhow and sail for one hour searching for dolphins. Sail to Kisite Marine National Park where you will snorkel and swim. Animals seen here include turtles, marine tortoise, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes.
You will have your lunch at the island which is mainly sea food and Swahili dishes. After lunch, you will sail along the mangrove swamps and then visit the Wasini Island where you will learn more about the Swahili people and the Arabs history.
Also there is an option of visiting the Shimoni Slave Caves. This is where slaves were “stored” before being shipped off to Arabia in the early 18th century. Arrive at the jet at around 4.00 pm thereafter drive back to the hotel. Overnight at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa.
On this day you will spend your stay at the hotel at your pace. Do not forget to have a taste of the Diani Massage parlors. You will definitely like their expertise.
Overnight at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
After breakfast you can spend the rest of the day in the hotel at the pool at the Diani amazing beaches before catching your flight back to Nairobi or any other of your destination. End of Safari
We can organize for your connecting flight we will offer you transfer to the airport in Mombasa or Diani
-Accommodation as per the itinerary with full board accommodation at Ngulia Safari Lodge, Amboseli Serena & Voi Safari Lodge. Diani Reef accommodation on Bed & Breakfast
-All park & Marine entrance fees
-Transportation in a safari customized minivan with professional driver guide
-Game drives inside the parks
-Activities as per the itinerary
-Pick-up and drop-off at the airport/hotel