Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator. With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya has a land area of 580,000 km2 and a population of a little over 43 million residents. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.Kenya has a warm and humid climate along its coastline on the Indian Ocean, which changes to wildlife-rich savannah grasslands moving inland towards the capital.
Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. The warm and humid tropical climate reappears further inland towards Lake Victoria, before giving way to temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The North Eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh-water lake (after Lake Superior in the US and Canada) and the world’s largest tropical lake, is situated to the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse world-famous wildlife reserves such as the East and West Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park.
DAY 1- ARRIVAL – MOMBASA
DAY 2 – MOMBASA CITY TOUR
Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya, lying next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port and an international airport. The city also serves as the center of the coastal tourism industry.
Relax on the beach and soak up some sun or spend your day enjoying some of the water sports available such as snorkeling, scuba diving and water skiing. Spend some time at the shops along Moi Avenue and Nyerere Street where you can find many traditional handicrafts like woven baskets, carvings and clothing.
All meals & overnight in Mombasa
The twin National Parks of Tsavo East and West together form one of Africa’s largest wilderness reserves. Tsavo as a whole consists of 10 million acres of pure wilderness, incorporating savannah, ranges and hills, acacia and montane forest, and an extensive river system. This single National Park is larger than the island of Jamaica.
Lunch will be served upon arrival at the Park and an afternoon – evening will follow shortly after camp is set up.
Dinner & overnight in Tsavo East National Park.
DAY 4 – NAIROBI
Early morning departure to Nairobi with a lunch enroute, Nairobi serves as a stopover point before we proceed to World’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Dinner & overnight at a guest house in Nairobi.
DAY 5 – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Early morning departure after breakfast to Maasai Mara. Driving through a distance of about 250 km with a scenic view of Mount Longonot and a stopover just after Narok town for a picnic lunch.Proceed to the Camp, check in and freshen up.
With an area of 1,584 km2 and it’s one of the famous and most visited national reserves in Kenya. Physical attractions include Mara River, Talek River, Loita Hills, Serengeti Plains and the annual wilder beast migration during July to September.The landscape is woodland and grassland savannah with acacia forests. Safari accommodation is in camping tents. Showers are available in the camp and meals served in the dinning mess.
Day 6 – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Wake up at 5.30a.m for a cup of coffee followed by an early morning game drive and back to the camp for a full breakfast. After breakfast proceed for another game drive visiting Mara River for hippos, crocodiles and the migration point of the wilder beasts.
Return is in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 7 – NAIROBI
Optional early morning game drive with a departure after breakfast to Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley. Picnic lunch served enroute.
Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Nairobi (with an optional dinner or night out)
DAY 8 – MOMBASA
Our journey back to Mombasa marks the end of the true Kenyan experience.
Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Mombasa (with an optional dinner or night out)
DAY 9 – MOMBASA
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Airport for connecting flight back home