Discover the best of Kenya’s Wildlife and Beaches on this 10 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Mombasa Beach Tour.
Highlights on this Exclusive Budget Camping Safari in Kenya, include:
- Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Great Rift Valley
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Mombasa Beach Resort
Travel through the beautiful Kenyan scenery as you drive to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru to explore. After your game viewing adventure, relax on Kenya’s warm beaches before returning to Nairobi.
This camping safari offers an affordable wildlife and beach trip in East Africa’s legendary Kenya.
Day 1: Nairobi – Kenya
On day one we collect you from the airport inNairobi and transfer you to your first overnight hotel in the city.
You spend the first night in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, before setting off on the 10 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Mombasa Beach Tour the following morning.
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya
In the morning we leave Nairobi and travel southwest to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Our journey to Mara takes us via the scenic Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Along the way we stop to admire the breathtaking views, before climbing the western side of the Rift Valley. Then we traverse the Loita Plains entering Maasai territory, where we pass Maasai warriors tending their livestock along the road.
We look out for game as we drive to ourovernight lodge, near Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch we venture into this beautiful Kenyan game park on an afternoon game drive. We explore Masa Mara searching for the abundant wildlife found here, including Africa’s Big Five animals – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Day 3 & Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Drives – Kenya
The next two days are set aside for game viewing in Kenya’s leading game park, the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the wide array of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunsets that make for spectacular photos.
The Mara Game Reserve covers 1510km² of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodlands, following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in southwest Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is the quintessential open African savannah, hosting a mass of wildlife.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara Park you will see plenty of wildlife, such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffalos, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is without a doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grazers move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. The Great Migration of hooved animals in turn attracts Africa’s predators, such as lion, hyena and cheetah, among others.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.
We overnight at the same safari camp in a natural setting near Masai Mara on both nights.
Day 5: Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park – Kenya
Day five starts with an early morning game drive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Our last Mara game drive takes us in search of any wildlife that may have evaded us thus far. Then we head back to the lodge near the game park for breakfast, before hitting the road again.
From the Masai Mara Reserve we drive north to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at our guest house in time for lunch. After lunch we head into the bush on an afternoon game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru Park, in search of its diverse wildlife and numerous birds.
Lake Nakuru is often called the Pink Lake given the renowned sea of pink flamingos found in its shallow soda waters. Up to millions of flamingos can be seen fringing the lake at times – an awesome natural spectacle! This Great Rift Valley lake also hosts over 400 other bird species.
The Lake Nakuru National Park, in Kenya, is known as an important wildlife sanctuary for some ofAfrica’s endangered species, especially black and white rhinos, and Rothschild Giraffes. The game reserve is also home to lions, waterbuck, buffalo, leopard and baboons, which we keep an eye out for on our game drive.
We have dinner and overnight at a comfortable Lake Nakuru guest house (or similar hotel). Our overnight accommodation overlooks the scenic Lake Nakuru National Park and vast Rift Valley escarpment.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Mombasa – Kenya
Embark on an early morning game drive in Nakuru National Park, before breakfast. Next, we depart for Nairobi, making our way to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. We arrive at the airport at about 14:00 hours, in time to board a flight to Mombasa
We meet up with you at the airport in Mombasa and transfer you to a beach hotel or resort, for the next leg of the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Mombasa Beach Tour.
Day 7 – 9: Mombasa – Kenya
We spend the next two days enjoying the sunshine and warm Indian Ocean at a beach resort near Mombasa, on the coast of Kenya, in East Africa.
Day 10: Mombasa to Nairobi – Kenya
On the final day of this Kenya Wildlife and Beach Holiday you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi, arriving in time for your onward flights.
Optional Extras and Excursions
- Cultural Masai tours – US$30 per person
- Masai Mara balloon rides – US$450