Masai Mara to Coast Safari

Starting in Nairobi and ending in Mombasa, on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas.

From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the Masai Mara, to the undulating hills of Tsavo, this is the ideal itinerary if you're looking for a safari and beach retreat.

Departs Nairobi every Sunday

Duration
8 days

Guide Price

£2,999 pp
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Add on an excursion in Nairobi to get closer to the wildlife
  • Spot the Big Five in the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Enjoy viewing a variety of birds at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • See herds of elephants gather in Amboseli National Park
  • Experience Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Game drive in Tsavo East
  • Relax on Mombasa Beach

Transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay and the rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend you book an optional excursion to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or the Karen Blixen Museum with a visit to Giraffe Manor. Please call for details.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Eka Hotel or similar

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Keekorok Lodge or similar

Enjoy a full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Why not add on a early morning hot air balloon safari, which can be booked before you travel? Please call our agents for details.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Keekorok Lodge or similar

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, arriving at Lake Nakuru for lunch. The waters here are often coloured, shimmering flamingo-pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National park.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar

After an early breakfast, depart for Nairobi from where you will head south towards Amboseli (approx. 7 hours). Enjoy a picnic lunch with an afternoon game drive in the park en route to your lodge, arriving as the sun sets.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar

After enjoying your morning game drive, the rest of your morning is at leisure. Following lunch, depart to Tsavo West. The journey takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, a reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig‑zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (east and west) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Enjoy game-viewing en route to your lodge arriving just as the sun is setting.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or similar

This morning enjoy a game drive in the park, including a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes. Following lunch at the lodge, continue to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary for rest of the afternoon at your leisure, viewing game from the lodge’s underground hide or from the lodge balconies.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Saltlick Lodge or similar

Following breakfast, depart on your morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. Lunch will be provided at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your north or south coast beach hotel by late afternoon.

Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar lodges may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals as stated.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • One bottle of water per person per day on game drives.
  • International flights.

Not included

  • Visa fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide or driver