4 Days & 3 Nights Best of Kenya Budget Wilderness Private Safari (Tsavo west, Tsavo East, and Amboseli)

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 4 days best of Kenya budget wilderness private safari into some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start at from your preferred destination in Nairobi, taking you through to Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East and finally to Amboseli National Park. You will have a chance to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a private tour van safari vehicle and stay in safari camps on full board while on this safari.

 Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi -Tsavo West National Park

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or picked up from your preferred location in the morning in Nairobi, you will be met and warmly received by our tour manager and driver/guide, briefed on your itinerary and thereafter depart to Tsavo West National park which is renowned for its large numbers of elephants, you will game drive en route to Rhino Valley Camp .Check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, another game drive at the park later, dinner and overnight at the Rhino Valley Camp or similar

Day 2: Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park

After morning breakfast at your camp, you will check out and depart to Tsavo East National Park, arrive in time for check in and rest at Ngulia Safari camp. In the afternoon you will have a game viewing drive till dust where you will return to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngulia safari camp or similar

 Day 3: Tsavo East National Park – Amboseli National Park

After morning breakfast, you will check out your camp and leave Tsavo East for Amboseli National Park to arrive with a short game drive in time for lunch, check in at Kibo Safari camp have lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you will game viewing drive at the park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains.

 Amboseli is famous for its huge elephant herds. Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro sits in the upper slopes of Amboseli National Park.  Mt Kilimanjaro’s snow white peaks lie across the border of Tanzania. Seeing Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early hours of the morning is quite an experience. For an enthusiastic photographer, taking pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Apart from the elephants, buffalos, black rhino and other plain animals are in plenty.

Dinner and overnight at your Kibo Safari Camp or Similar

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Day 4: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi

Early morning break fast, have an en-route game viewing drive as you leave Amboseli national park for Nairobi. You will arrive in time for lunch at a Nairobi restaurant. After the lunch, drop off will be at your preferred location.

End of Safari

Package Cost per person sharing using Tour Van: US$ 1,196

Package Cost Includes:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
  • Accommodation in twin beds room sharing.
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive transport in a safari tour van vehicle with a game viewing roof hatch for better game viewing drive.

Package Cost does not include:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guest house, camps staff and driver/guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any international flight and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary
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16 Days Wildlife Extravaganza and Beach Holiday Safari

Trip Highlights: This is a road safari that will see you observe Kenya’s best of wildlife as well as different species of other animals and plant life. You will as well get the chance to experience different cultures that exist in this diverse country. You will go through the Great Rift Valley, the only earth feature observable from space. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s Big five, the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the cheetah among a host of other different animal species.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara:

Upon arrival pick up from the airport by our tour manager, and depart for Masai Mara game reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for check in and early lunch, then have an afternoon game drive.

The Masai Mara, now The New 7the wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs camp or similar.

Day 2: Maasai Mara

Pre-breakfast morning game drive which gives you the chance to see animals hunting, thereafter back to the camp for lunch. Afternoon you can choose to go for game drive or relax by the pool or visit the Masai villages.

OR

Optional Balloon Flight

Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs camp or similar.

Day 3: Maasai Mara

Spend the whole day in Masai Mara gamed Reserve which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. Early morning game drive before breakfast, after breakfast proceed to the next game drive till lunch time. Later, there will be afternoon game drive.

The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

Dinner and overnight at Keekorok lodge or similar.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Nakuru

After breakfast check out and have an en route game drive as you drive into the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Nakuru national park in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an evening game drive in the park, which has some rare animals like white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.

Day 5: Nakuru – Samburu

Pre-breakfast morning game drive, then proceed to the lake where you have the chance to see the thousands of flamingoes and many more species of birds. Noon check out for northern Kenya past the Aberdares ranges. Arrive at Samburu National park early in the evening as you have en-route game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.

DSC09363Day 6: Samburu

Spend the whole day in Samburu slopes which has rare reticulated giraffes and plenty of the family.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil camp or similar.

Day 7: Samburu

Have game drives in the morning and afternoon coupled with a bush lunch or dinner.

Samburu buffalo springs and Shaba National reserve include in their boundaries all the flora and fauna to be found in the north of Kenya. The dry grassland interspersed with acacias is interrupted from time to time by rich green vegetation, wherever enough water is present. E.g. the banks of the Ewaso nyiro river (with its huge Nile crocodiles) or in marsh regions. This countryside dotted with volcanic peaks offer a sanctuary to a wide variety of animals. These baboons,’ reticulate Giraffe’s, Elephants, waterbucks, gerenuks and grevy zebras. Lion and Cheetahs are not quite so common but plenty of leopards can be sighted. There are no longer any rhinos.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil camp or similar.

Day 8: Samburu – Aberdares

After breakfast check out drive towards central Kenya where you enjoy fascinating sights of Mt. Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch, and then later a special transfer is done to the tree Hotel where you will spend your overnight and dinner.

 The foothill of the Aberdares national park are covered with huge trees which the higher you go, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3000 meters upwards the landscape consists primary of Alphine moorland, still higher is an area of grassland with form to time giant lobelias presenting and attractive contrast. The rich vegetation of this park is blessed with crystal clear streams, waterfalls and lakes teeming with fish.This means an ideal habitat for a wide variety of mammal and birds although the wild life here is still very shy and the lodges often have to put out salt – licks to attract the animals. With a bit of luck it is possible to see the “big five” whereas it may be some what more difficult to sight the local black varieties of leopards and servals.

Dinner and overnight at Tree tops hotel or similar.

Day 9: Aberdares

Spend the day in leisure watching the elephants at the waterhole and also enjoy what the hotel has to offer.

In the Aberdares you find icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. Here elephants, buffalos and other animals visit you at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark.Aberdares National Park has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country, expect on Mount Kenya. Leopard, elephant, serval, waterbuck, reedbuck, dikdik, rhino and the rare bongo can all be found here. You are sure to see elephants, buffalos and some other animals at the floodlit waterholes of Treetops Lodge. Birdlife is also plentiful, including the monkey eating crowned eagle.

Lunch,Dinner and Overnight at Tree tops hotel or similar.

Day 10: Aberdares – Amboseli

In the morning after breakfast proceed to Nairobi as you enjoy sights of coffee, tea, pineapple plantations. Arrive in Nairobi early in the afternoon for your lunch then proceed to Amboseli National park arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 11: Amboseli

Spend the whole day in Amboseli where you can have a chance to a clear view of the famous mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for the biggest elephants. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp

Amboseli is renowned for its huge elephant herds. Africa’s highest Mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro sits on the upper slopes of Amboseli National park. Mt. Kilimanjaro snow white peak lies across the border in Tanzania. Seeing the Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in the early hours of the morning is quite an experience. For the enthusiastic photographer, animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain is quite a thrill. Apart from the Elephants, Amboseli is a home to; buffalos, black rhinos, zebras, wildebeest and other plain animals.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 12: Amboseli

Spend the better part of the day exploring the Reserve in game drives and get a chance to see elephants and giraffes among other wildlife. You can also stand the chance to view the sights of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli national Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bushes country, swamps and marshlands) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty –and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dinner and overnight at Olkanjau Camp or similar.

Day 13: Amboseli – Malindi

Have a final pre breakfast drive then afterwards depart for Malindi arriving in the late afternoon and check in at the Turtle bay beach club for your ultimate beach experience.

Malindi conjures up visions of a great historic town that has journeyed through ages. The culture, economy and general setup of any given place changes with time, and Malindi has journeyed through these eras with much pomp and flair from the time of the early Chinese and Arab traders to the Portuguese sailors and later on to European settlers who alongside other investors have transformed Malindi into a reputable destination of tourism importance. Yet there is still much warmth and hospitality of the people of Kenya experience here in Malindi.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach club.

Day 14: Malindi

Today, have the option of relaxing and having a swim at the beach or opt to visit the marine park and mingle with the marine life offered there. Return back to hotel for rest at dusk.

Malindi marine Park and Reserve is endowed with magnificent resources such as fringing reefs, coral gardens in the lagoons, sea grass beds, mangroves, mudflats, high fish diversity, marine mammals (e.g. dolphins), Turtles and Shorebirds. The main biotopes of Malindi Marine Park include fringing and patch reefs distributed on the seaward edge of barracuda channel. The structure of these reefs is influenced by the prevailing physical conditions, especially wind, and sediments from Sabaki River which runs north of Malindi. The fringing reef is close to shore, 150m or less in some areas, and exposed during low tide, but drops gradually to a sea grass bed that descends precipitously to a deep channel, barracuda channel. A small submerged patch reef with the top covered by algae and sides dominated by large heads of Goniastrea retiformis, occurs on the eastern edge of this channel. A large patch reef, north reef, has developed further offshore and this reef is the main focus of much of the tourism activity in the park.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach club or similar.

Day 15: Malindi – Tsavo

After breakfast, depart for the Tsavo National park arriving in time for an early lunch then enjoy an afternoon game drive. In the evening drive on to Tsavo West National Park and check in at the Voyager safari camp or similar.

The park has an interesting and diverse history including: the Waliangulu and Kamba tribes used the park as a hunting ground prior to gazette-ment; the first European to see Mount Kenya, rev. Dr. L. Krapf, journeyed on foot through this area in 1848; during the construction of the railway bridge over the Tsavo River in 1898, lions (the famed man-eaters of Tsavo) terrorized the workers, killing over 130 people before being killed by Col. J. H. Patterson. During World War 1, British forces along the Tsavo river to counter threats from invading German soldiers from Tanganyika (now Tanzania); the European explorer Captain Lugards a European explorer passed through the area on his way to Uganda.

Tsavo West Park is a vast expanse of savannah stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa – Nairobi road south to the Tanzania border. The north eastern boundary along the highway adjoins Tsavo east National park but Tsavo west has more varied topography and more diverse array of habitats than its neighbour.

Dinner and overnight at Voyager safari camp or similar.

Day 16: Tsavo West – Nairobi

Pre – breakfast game drive so as to have a chance of seeing the early predators. Breakfast then final game drive en-route to Nairobi. Drop off at the airport

End of safari.

Package cost:Kindly inquire from email:info@nicheafricaholidays.com

Package Includes:
– Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
– Park entry fee
– Accommodation and all meals while on this trip
– Service of an English-speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Government taxes

Package Excludes:
– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – US$ 450 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

– Tips to driver guides and porter.
– Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
– Items of personal expenses.

5 Days Best of Kenya North Coast Flight Beach Holiday

Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 5 Days Best of Kenya North Coast Flight Beach Holiday. This trip will start at Nairobi at your preferred location, taking you the best white sandy beaches in Malindi. You will be transferred by flight and stay in best resorts all inclusive while on this holiday safari.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Watamu

Early morning pick up from your preferred location in Nairobi, you will depart Nairobi on a schedule morning flight to Malindi where upon arrival you will be welcome by Turtle Bay Beach club representatives who will transfer you to the Resort for a very memorable adventure holidays.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Beach Club or similar

DSC09311Day 2 – 4: Malindi Watamu

On these days after breakfast, you will enjoy and explore the two towns of Malindi and Watamu by firstly visiting the Watamu marine Park and short excursion in Watamu town. Also enjoy a visit to crocodile farm & Mida creek. Mida creek is a large creek lined with mangrove forest and renowned for its waders, kingfishers and crab plovers. Bird watching, fishing, mangrove walks, and leisure boat trips can be arranged by several groups in Watamu. On the others day, visit the Malindi town for a full day excursion which entails visiting the Vasco Da Gama pillar, Marine Park & other interesting historic ruins of the town. Bio ken Snake farm in Watamu, Hell’s kitchen Malindi. Waterskiing and other water sports are also available.

Dinner and overnight at Turtle Bay Resort in Watamu

Day 5: Malindi – Nairobi

You will depart this beautiful sandy beached of Watamu on a schedule morning flight to Nairobi. Transfer to your preferred location for drop off.

End of a Holiday safari

Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)

Cost includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at your preferred location
  • Transfers
  • Accommodations in best resort all inclusive
  • Return Local Flight tickets
  • Holiday supplements

Cost excludes:

  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Any thing not included in the itinerary