14 days Kenya: The Big Five & The Beach

From $2943 USD* / 24/7 service / 14 days

*price p.p. incl. guide, safari jeep, hotel and park entrance fees, excl. international flight (based on six persons)

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14 days Kenya: The Big Five & The Beach

Head north of Nairobi on this amazing 14-day journey searching for the famous Big Five. To top it off, you’ll end your trip on the beautiful beaches of Kenya’s south coast.

Your first stop is the Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy – a beautiful park where you can see both black and white rhinos. Afterwards, you have two days to admire the big herds of elephants in the Samburu National Reserve as well as the Samburu Special Five. And since rhinos are simply the best, you’ll meet them again at the rhino sanctuary of Solio Game Reserve. After so many thrills on land, it’s time to move to calmer waters. On the mesmerising Lake Naivasha you’ll embark on a boat safari surrounded by hippos and exotic birds. You’ll end your safari with a bang, in the Masai Mara National Reserve, famous for its Big Five and the Great Wildebeest Migration. Discover an abundance of wildlife before you head to the sandy white beaches of the Indian Ocean to relax, dive, eat and relax again. Simply wonderful!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
  • Day 2: Ol' Pejeta Conservancy
  • Day 3: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 4: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 5: The Solio Ranch Conservancy
  • Day 6: Boat ride on Lake Naivasha & walking safari on Crescent Island
  • Day 7: Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve to accommodations outside the park + Walking safari at Zebra Plains + Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 9: Flight to Diani Beach (included in the price)
  • Day 10: Diani Beach + Chale Island
  • Day 11: Diani Beach + Chale Island
  • Day 12: Diani Beach + Chale Island
  • Day 13: Diani Beach + Chale Island
  • Day 14: Flight home from Mombasa (not included in the price)

Day 1

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

As you step out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your personal Africa Safari Trips guide greets you with a big smile: 'Karibu Kenya – welcome to Kenya!' The guide takes you straight to your hotel, where you can relax and take in the images of vibrant Nairobi. The next day, your guide takes you on an exclusive, private safari that allows you to travel at your own pace. Enjoy the luxury of your private safari jeep and take the liberty to stop and watch the animals as long as you like!

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Day 2

Ol' Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol' Pejeta Conservancy is a protected area set up for endangered species. For rhino lovers, this is a pure heaven on earth with a population of more than 100 black rhinos, almost 40 southern white rhinos AND the last two remaining northern white rhinos worldwide. The northern white rhinos can even be visited up close! Besides rhinos, the conservancy hosts endangered species like the African wild dog, the oryx, Jackson's hartebeest and Grévy’s zebra, and houses a sanctuary for abused or orphaned chimpanzees.

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Day 3 - 4

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve is a great place the first half of your safari adventure, with a dry semidesert and savannah landscape that allows for far sights and lots of animals. It is home to four of the Big Five and to the Samburu Special Five - five rare animals that can only be spotted together in Samburu. The central Ewaso Nyiro River makes for a great spot to see all these animals, while just outside the park you can meet the fascinating Samburu tribe, and observe their special way of living.

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Day 5

The Solio Ranch Conservancy

The Solio Ranch Conservancy is a privately owned and very special wildlife sanctuary. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, the former ranch is dedicated to saving and protecting rhinos in Kenya. Enjoy thrilling game drives, guided walks and serene picnics amidst the picturesque scenery and not only marvel at the grey giants, but also animals like buffalos, zebras, giraffes, elands, oryx, impala, waterbucks, Thompson’s gazelles and warthogs. You can either spend an unforgettable day here or even stay the night at this tranquil place in the middle of nowhere.

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Day 6

Boat ride on Lake Naivasha & walking safari on Crescent Island

Have you ever wanted to pass floating hippos by boat? Seek no longer: during a boat safari on Lake Naivasha this is exactly what will happen. You will pass between huge groups of hippos while seeing eagles and cormorants flying above you, and admiring giraffes and buffalos on the shore. The safari on board a small motorized boat takes about 90 minutes and ends on the beautiful Crescent Island, where you will continue with a stunning walking safari between zebras, giraffes and wildebeests.

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Day 7

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve to accommodations outside the park

No game drive on this day, but nonetheless a day to remember as you make your way to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve - the highlight of your trip! Enjoy both straight and winding roads on this beautiful road trip, while passing by some exceptional landscapes that you can only find in this part of the world. Because this road trip will take up the biggest part of your day, you sleep in accommodation just outside the park to be well-rested for all the beauty the Mara has to offer the next day!

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Day 8

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most famous places for safari worldwide. Located 270 kilometres west of Nairobi, this is one of the biggest game reserves in Africa. It extends over 1,500 km² and has more than 400 species of birds and no less than 95 species of mammals. Big cats are frequently spotted here, and this is THE place to watch the world-famous Great Migration between August and October, with its vast herds of wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River.

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Day 9

Flight to Diani Beach (included in the price)

Take a domestic flight to Diani Beach, where a tropical paradise awaits you! Over the next few days, you can discover white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs. Into adventure? Discover the various nearby sandbanks, go snorkeling in a marine park, take a board to go supping or head out for a day of deep sea fishing. Into culture? Discover the nearby city of Mombasa with its vibrant culture. A better end to a perfect holiday is hardly imaginable!

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Day 10 - 13

Diani Beach

Stretching along Kenya's Indian Ocean coast like a ribbon of brilliant white, Diani Beach is a gorgeous setting for a beach holiday. Against the backdrop of forests echoing with the sounds of wildlife, it offers clear blue waters, white palm fringed beaches, and many watersports activities. Here you can swim along sandbanks, snorkel among colourful reefs, dive in deep sea canyons, or try out kitesurfing or supping. And for those in need of a dash of culture, the vibrant city of Mombasa is not far away!

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Day 14

Flight home from Mombasa (not included in the price)

This is your last day! Unfortunately, our driver will have to take you to Mombasa to catch your flight home from Moi International Airport. Sad to leave...? Then don't worry! We can still add a few more days on those beautiful beaches or even add a few exciting safari days to your holiday!

Make your dream trip come true with Africa Safari Trips

At Africa Safari Trips, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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Why Africa Safari Trips?

  • We are based in Nairobi (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda)
  • We offer private safaris
  • We have world class safari guides
  • You get Expert advice
  • Best value for money
  • Own safari vehicles
  • No limit on driving distance
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