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6-day Kenya and beach: Tsavo and the Sea – Diamond

This 6-day route is different than most of our routes, because it starts in Mombasa instead of in Nairobi.

In this program you fly directly to Mombasa to spend your first day… at the beach! The next morning you are off to Tsavo East National Park, where you will have two days filled with beautiful game drives. You end your trip on the pristine beaches of Diani, in this perfect little holiday!

This is an exclusive, private safari that allows you to travel at your own pace. There are numerous advantages to such a trip. First of all: rejoicing in a private safari vehicle and a personal guide. This allows you to decide what time to leave in the morning and what time to come back, taking into account your guide’s advice. Secondly, once you are in a national park, you can observe specific animals or herds for as long as you like. No one will push you to move along. And lastly, your personal guide knows your wishes and will advise accordingly, turning your trip into an unforgettable experience… which begins tomorrow morning!

The hotels shown below are our Diamond Class, which is the most luxurious Kenya has to offer…! They are usually located on amazing locations, serve the most exquisite food and offer the best possible service.

Day 1: Arrival at Moi International Airport

‘Jambo!’ As you walk out of Moi International Airport, your personal Africa Safari Trips guide greets you with a big smile on his face. ‘Karibu Kenya – welcome to Kenya!’

Our Africa Safari Trips guide takes you straight from the airport to your hotel in Bamburi, a beautiful beach north of the city center of Mombasa. The drive gives you the first impressions of the vibrant city of Mombasa. You take in the old buildings, the traffic with the motortaxis and colourful matatu’s (local public transport), and the hussle and bussle of people living their every day life…

Ask your guide anything that comes to mind, because he knows all about Kenyan life and culture. But not only that; he also gladly tells you everything about the beautiful national parks you are about to visit. So ask whatever you want – he will do his utmost best to answer all your questions…!

Diamond hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa

Day 2: Afternoon safari in Tsavo East National Park

The Tsavo East National Park at a five to six hour drive from Mombasa is impressive and huge with its 13,000 square kilometers in size. It’s mostly famous for its many lions and elephants. Here you cruise the outstretched savannah of the Yatta Plateau, while large groups of elephants walk these red dusty plains. En route you pass a spectacular amount of other animals. All members of the Big Five live here, together with zebras, giraffes, African wild dogs, cheetahs, antilopes, impalas and more.

There are a few spots in Tsavo that are perfect for admiring wildlife: Madunda Rock, Lugard Falls and the Aruba Dam. The 1,6 kilometers rock formation of Madunda allows for great viewing of animals drinking below. Lugard Falls is not an actual waterfall but a series of rapid waters that are filled with hippos and crocs. Last but not least, the Aruba Dam creates a waterbassin in the Voi River that is a favorite drinking spot for many animals. Tsavo East National Park basically has it all!

Diamond hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Satao Tented Camp

Day 3: Full day safari in Tsavo East National Park

Today you have a full day to explore the varied beauty of Tsavo East National Park, and hopefully spot all of the Big Five.

For the longest time, only animals and small local tribes inhabited this part of country. In the 1890s, however, the British began a concerted effort to colonise the interior of Kenya. They built a railway through Tsavo to connect Mombasa and Nairobi. The land was vast and not good for cultivation. This is why the government decided in 1948 to make it a national park and create room for elephants and rhinos to thrive and be safe from poaching.

The building of the railway had been traumatic however. Many construction workers died during their work, some of whom were killed by lions. Two of these majestic animals terrorised the railway construction crew for weeks and killed one hundred and thirty five workers before they were shot. This is why Tsavo East is still famous for its man-eating lions and why there is even a Man Eaters Lodge. But rest assured, even though there are over a hundred lions in Tsavo, human flesh has not been on their menu for many, many years…!

Diamond hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Satao Tented Camp

Day 4 - 5: Diani Beach

Diani Beach lies 20 kilometers south of Mombasa. Today you leave Tsavo East National Park and drive in seven hours to the 15 kilometers long stretch of beach called Diani. With rows of coconut trees, white powdery sand, amazing sunsets, beautiful resorts, high-class restaurants, water sport centers and even wildlife, Diani Beach basically has it all.

Diani has a stunning aquatic life to offer for those who like to explore the Indian Ocean. Ranging from humpback whales (September) to whale sharks (January to March) and dolphins (all year round), to seahorses, nudibranches and ghostpipe fish – your safari just continues under water.

Use your days to go scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, windsurfing, boat rides or jet skiing, or of course just to relax on the beach. It’s also possible to do a day tour to the nearby city of Mombasa – stroll through old town and experience this vibrant city with its Arabic influences.

Diamond hotels

You will stay in hotel:
The Sands at Chale Island

Day 6: Ready for your flight home...?

All good things come to an end and today is the day you fly back home. Enjoy your last hours on the beautiful Diani Beach before our driver takes you to Mombasa to catch your flight.

Lovers of old cities can use this last day to stroll around in Mombasa. This city is definitely worth your while with its famous Old Town, ocean view, abundant markets and several historic sites. Mombasa is much smaller than say Nairobi, but its merchants atmosphere, old buildings, cobblestone streets and Arabic influences make for a beautiful experience…!

Feel like you want more? Instead of going home it is possible to add more national parks or days on the beach to this program. Ask our sellers for the possibilities!

How to book this safari and beach holiday?

  1. Make your choice of Gold, Platinum or Diamond Class lodges at the top of this page.
  2. Click on the price button on the bottom of this page.
  3. Fill your departure date (approximately).
  4. Send…! We will respond with a personal travel offer as soon as possible.

Our prices

6-day Kenya and beach: Tsavo and the Sea - Diamond 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Low season
(March + April + May + November 1st - December 19th)
Mid Season
(the rest of the year)
High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)

* Prices mentioned above are per person.
* Minors (below 16 years of age) travel at a discount. This discount is calculated when you request a personal travel offer.

 

Prices above include:

 

  • Pickup from Moi International Airport and transfer to the lodge.
  • Transfer from the lodge to Moi International Airport when departing.
  • All accommodations.
  • Game drives in the national park.
  • Park fees for all national park.
  • Luxurious, private 4×4 safari Jeep with pop-up roof and big windows, designed specifically for high-end safari game drives.
  • Private, English speaking guide for the duration of your safari.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your safari (Full Board).
  • Drinking water in our safari jeeps.
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Kenya.
  • Reservation costs.
  • Fully accredited and bonded under SGR.

 

Prices above exclude:

 

  • International flight tickets and visa.
  • Insurances such as a travel- or cancellation insurance or the Flying Doctors insurance.
from $1100 p.p. *