Ten Day Sun and Sand Safari
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.
Details of Ten Day Sun and Sand Safari
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
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.
DAY 2 - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL 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.
DAY 3 - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MAASAI MARA
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.
DAY 4 - MAASAI MARA
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.
DAY 5 - MAASAI MARA - MOMBASA
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.
DAYS 6 & 7 - MOMBASA
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.
DAY 8 - MOMBASA - MALINDI/WATAMU
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.
DAY 9 - MALINDI/WATAMU
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.
DAY 10 - MALINDI/WATAMU - NAIROBI
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.