Ten Day Sun and Sand Safari

Ten Day Sun and Sand Safari

Short Overview

Enjoy the very best of Kenyas  national parks and beaches on this unforgettable itinerary. You'll first go on an exciting wilderness safari before flying to the Kenyan Coast for some rest & relaxation.

After your dusty days out in the wilderness, nothing will be quite as refreshing as taking a dip in the waters of one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

Jan - March & June - December


Details of Ten Day Sun and Sand Safari


You'll depart from Nairobi after breakfast for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Located at the foot of snow-capped Mt. Kenya, this 360 square kilometre park is sometimes known as Sweet Waters.

Not only is the park home to the entirety of the Big Five, but it also contains a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees - making it one of the few places in East Africa where it is possible to see the Big Five and these fascinating primates in the same place.

The Sweet Waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the conservancy's biggest drawcard. Started in 1993 with an initial group of three chimpanzees, the sanctuary has grown considerably in the years since. You'll enjoy lunch at the chimpanzee sanctuary as well as meeting Baraka, a tame rhinoceros who calls the conservancy home. You'll finish off your day with an evening game drive in the park.


You'll set off after breakfast for your trek to Lake Nakuru National Park in the Great Rift Valley.

Formerly famous for its flamingos, the park is now better known for its large herds of buffalo and the presence of both the black and white rhinoceros.

You'll enjoy a hot lunch at your lodge before taking an afternoon game drive along the shores of the lake to spot baboons, buffalo, lions, leopards, eland, waterbucks, and more.


You'll depart from Lake Nakuru after breakfast for the drive south to Kenya's most famous park: the Maasai Mara.

Part of the vast Serengeti plains, the Maasai Mara plays host to a chapter of the famous Wildebeest Migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeest and more than 500,000 zebras and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Masai Mara's sweeping plains. Even when the Wildebeest Migration is not occuring, you'll still have the chance to see the entire Big Five as well as Kenya's largest variety of animal life.

After lunch at your lodge, you'll head out for an afternoon and sunset game drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.


Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you'll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.

Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.

You'll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.


We'll bid farewell to the Maasai Mara after breakfast and head back to Nairobi for your flight to Mombasa.

It's a day of travel, but the reward when you arrive at your beachside hotel in time for dinner and a sneaky sundowner ought to make up for it.


The world is your oyster! Wake early for breakfast or sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast mid-morning.

Your days are yours to fill: swim in the pool, head out into the ocean for some water sports, play a spot of tennis, sunbathe, go on a tour, or just settle in with a good book on the beach.


No beach holiday in Kenya would be complete without a visit to the world-renowned Watamu Beach in the nearby coastal town of Malindi. With its white sand, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs, Watamu regularly polls among the world's top beaches.

Upon arrival, you'll check in at the Turtle Bay Resort - an all-inclusive resort with all of the luxuries and easy access to the pristine beach.


Your day is yours to fill. Whether you want to head out on a dolphin watching cruise, take a dip in the pool, go snorkeling, or do something a bit more death-defying with some water sports, you'll have an unforgettable final day on the Kenyan Coast.


All good things must come to an end. You'll bid a fond farewell to the Kenyan Coast before you're shuttled to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi.


  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents mattresses sleeping bags pillows table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Addons

    Itinerary in Brief

    DAY 1 - NAIROBI - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY. Game drive. Chimpanzee Sanctuary. (L,D)



    DAY 4 - MAASAI MARA. Full day game drive. (B,L,D)

    DAY 5 - MAASAI MARA - MOMBASA. Return to Nairobi for flight to Mombasa. (B,L,D)

    DAY 6 - MOMBASA. Free day. (N/A)

    DAY 7 - MOMBASA. Free day. (N/A)

    DAY 8 - MOMBASA - MALINDI/WATAMU. Free day. (N/A)

    DAY 9 - MALINDI/WATAMU. Free day. (N/A)

    DAY 10 - MALINDI/WATAMU - NAIROBI Transfer (N/A)

    B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


    • See the Wildebeest Migration and the Big Five on the Maasai Mara.

    • Look for rhinos and buffalo in Lake Nakuru.

    • Chimpanzee sanctuary in Ol Pejeta.

    • Full day in the Maasai Mara.

    • Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Kenya Coast.

    Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    Tailor Made, Private Tours

    We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
    Expert Advice

    Expert Advice 24/7

    With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
    Full Financial Protection

    Full Financial Protection

    With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
    Your One Stop African Operator

    Your One Stop African Operator

    We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.