12 Days Beach Holiday & safari
Lamu is a truly unique place, a romantic town that has survived time without undergoing changes for almost 100 years. Lamu streets are narrow and winding. There are probably more dhows to be seen here than anywhere else along the East African Coast. The beach is magnificent and uncluttered. It’s one of the most relaxing places you will ever have the pleasure to visit. The perfect place for honeymooners, couples and retirees.
Arrive –Mombasa -Lamu Travelers Beach Resort / Diamond Beach Village (FB)
Day 1. Arrive this morning or in the evening in the city of Mombasa upon arrival you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to another flight to Lamu airstrip where again you will be transferred to your beach resort. Note: Some arrivals spend the first night in Mombasa.
Lamu Island Diamond Beach Village (HB)
Day 2 -6. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Lamu Island. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Lamu is a town, an island and an archipelago. If you visit, you should try to visit all three. The archipelago is a chain of seven islands and a multitude of islets, separated from the mainland at its narrowest part by a channel just a few meters wide. Dense mangrove forests fringe the mainland and the inland sides of the islands, while the seaward sides are protected by reefs and lined with dunes.
Throughout the archipelago, there are numerous historical sites; visible and tangible evidence of ten centuries of a colorful and often rich cultural past. The beach on Lamu Island is 12 kilometers of empty sands backing on to an ocean unprotected by a reef, and therefore livelier and more powerful than you find elsewhere in Kenya. But no one comes to Lamu only for the beach. The town is now well known, a delightful anachronism carrying on its daily life as it has done for centuries so that the visitor has a science fiction experience of being transported back through time. Settlement dates back to the 14th century and by the 19th century.
Nairobi – Masai Mara G/Re Ashnil Mara Camp (FB)
Day7. Transfer to Lamu airstrip for a flight to Nairobi after breakfast, upon arrival you will be received by our driver guide and proceed to Maasai Mara G/Re. Arrive in time for lunch, this is where you will have two days to enjoy the herd of wildlife, species of birds and people and the amazing way they co-exist amongst each other. The Maasai Mara is world famous for big game, endless plains of Mara-Serengeti eco-system are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle - the 1.5 million animal ungulate (wildebeest) migration.
From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
Amboseli N/P Sentrim Amboseli Camp(FB)
Day8 . Depart after early breakfast to Amboseli N/P at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain with a stop over in Nairobi for lunch. Proceed to enter the park by afternoon game drives en route, check in at the camp for dinner.
The snows of the mountain forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Entonet Village (Eco-Tourism Project) Mama Africa Eco-Tented Camp (FB) Day9. Dawn game drives before breakfast. Return for a late breakfast, check out and drive to Mama Africa Tented Camp at the forest glades of Mt. Kilimanjaro to arrive by mid morning. Short excursions to Ngaitole view point and back via Makutano shopping centre and the Lutheran & Catholic churches.
Stop-over at Lutheran hill view-point for photography great views of Amboseli plains, Chyulu and Taita hills at the horizon. Return to the camp for lunch. Afternoon extensive excursions to Nankoro’s hill at the forest glades of Mt. Kilimanjaro for breath taking views and sun set. Return to the camp late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Tsavo West N/P Ngulia Safari Lodge (FB)
Day10. Early excursions for sunrise and when Kilimanjaro peaks are crystal clear, return for breakfast check out and drive to Tsavo west. An international wildlife and environmental treasure chest that contains a variety of habitat, geological soil types, animals, birds and plants. The park is close to Amboseli National Park, and on a clear day in Tsavo West, you can see the Kilimanjaro. Tsavo West in Kenya is hilly, rocky, greener and more vegetated than Tsavo East but each has its own diversity.
Tsavo East N/P Red Elephant Safari Camp (FB)
Day11 Dawn game drives before breakfast, depart to Tsavo East N/P with savannah grassland thorny bushes, swampy marshland unique landscape because of the Yatta Plateau formed from the lava that oozed from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain. A variety of animals can be seen: lions, leopard, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, ostriches, gazelles, buffalos, elephants and many more. Lugard Falls gush through a small fissure, narrow enough for the foolhardy to leap across, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana.
Day 12. Depart to Mombasa after morning game drives. Arrive in time for lunch, later transfer to the airport for departure.