Day 1 – Nairobi/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Meet at the airport off your early arrival flight, short briefing on the safari then drive down the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley view point for great picture opportunities to Masai Mara National Reserve. The Great Rift Valley is geologic phenomena, which divides Kenya neatly down the length of the country essentially separating east from west. Today’s Rift Valley is characterized by uninhabitable desert and fertile farmland, flat arid plains, steep escarpments and 07 lakes in Kenya. Descend to the floor of the Rift Valley and drive across it to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving at AA Lodge Masai Mara/ Mara Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Short siesta and at 1600 hrs, enjoy your fist game drive in the sprawling Masai Mara Game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2 and 3 – Full days of game-viewing
Full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and 1600 hrs respectively. Considered by many to be Kenyas finest game reserve, the 650sq miles of the Masai Mara adjoin Tanzanias well-known Serengeti, forming one ecosystem. The open rolling savannah grassland of the Mara is the home of numerous wildlife species including elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topi, impala, gazelle, warthog and zebra. From June to September, the annual Wildebeest migration takes place when thousands of these animals sweep across the plain and seek out new grazing areas. All meals and overnight at AA Lodge Masai Mara/ Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4 -Masai Mara/Nairobi/ Mombasa
Early breakfast and drive back to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch at the famous carnivore restaurant. You will later be transferred to the airport for your afternoon local flight to Mombasa. Met upon arrival at Moi International Airport and transfer to The Reef Hotel/Prideinn Paradise Hotel Mombasa/ Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort/Bamburi Beach Hotel where you are booked on specified meal plan below.
Day 4 to 7- Mombasa
Full days at leisure with options of doing extra excursions at an extra cost. You are booked at The Reef Hotel/Prideinn Paradise Hotel Mombasa/ Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort/Bamburi Beach Hotel on specified meal plan below.
Pride Inn Hotel Mombasa is centrally located in the heart of Mombasa Town, near to the Railway Station. Kenyas second largest city after Nairobi, it offers travelers an exotic taste of the African tropics steeped in centuries of seafaring history. On the busy harbor front, the World Heritage-listed Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, is an architectural jewel. Beyond the city, wildlife parks, villages, and ancient ruins round out the wealth of water-based fun. This is an ideal stop-over for business and leisure and provides easy access to various major tourist attractions in old town, shopping malls and various Institutions. Additional Facilities include 3 Conference Rooms and room service. The rates are inclusive of Breakfast and free access to high speed Wi-Fi.
Reef Hotel Mombasa is 1-minute walk from the beach. Situated 400 m from Mombasa Beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, this family-run resort offers 3 restaurants, 4 bars and a large outdoor pool. All rooms come with private balconies offering garden or Indian-Ocean views. Air conditioning and cable TV are standard in all rooms at Reef Hotel Mombasa. They are decorated with light fabrics and come with a private bathroom, offering either a bathtub or shower. Reef Hotels main restaurant serves buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks, burgers and pizza are available at the Pool Side Bistro, while Tanga Grill specializes in grilled meats and seafood. A tennis court is available for sporty visitors. Alternatively, guests can ask the 24-hour reception staff to help organize a diving, snorkeling or fishing trip. The Hotel is situated a 20-minute drive from Mombasas city Centre. The nearest shopping mall is 1 km away.
Neptune Beach Resort – Set along Bamburi Beach, this relaxed resort overlooking the Indian Ocean is 20 km from Moi International Airport. Featuring tile floors and bright accents, the down-to-earth rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as in-room safes (fee), mosquito nets, and balconies with garden views. Upgraded rooms have ocean views, while suites add sitting areas. Breakfast and parking are free. Other amenities include a buffet restaurant and 2 bars (1 is all-inclusive), as well as a freshwater outdoor pool, sports facilities and regular live entertainment, such as discos and folk dancing.
Bamburi Beach hotel – Bamburi Beach Hotel is a 3-star, beachfront resort on the North Coast of Mombasa offering excellent and unparalleled service. We have a wide variety of amenities and exclusive facilities to complement our exquisitely furnished hotel rooms. Whether you are a couple looking for that perfect place to start your forever, or just seeking a bit of solitude, or a complete family.
Sarova White sands Beach Resort & Spa boasts of being among-st the favourite Kenya beach hotels in Mombasa, on the East African Coast, where you can enjoy a beach holiday. It has the longest beach front of white sandy beaches, 338 rooms ranging from the refreshing standard rooms to the grand presidential suites and a wellness spa, known as Tulia. All recreational activities are tailor made for the clients. The reception has a distinct coastal feel with carved archways and murals depicting scenes from Kenyas coast. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa offers a great variety in food and beverage, the 3 bars and 4 restaurants tempt your palate with buffet to a la carte meals. Sea food haven that is Lido Seafood Grill – Fish on the Beach. Minazi our café provides snacks and light meals as well as our 24-hour room service. Meeting of great minds and people is also catered for in the resorts 3 various conference rooms.
Serena Beach Resort & Spa is situated directly on the white sandy beach of Shanzu offering panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. Guests can dine beside the outdoor pool in the extensive tropical gardens. All of the spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature Swahili-style décor with beds surrounded by a mosquito net. Each room is equipped with a TV, minibar and private bathroom. Serena Hotel contains a variety of indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars, many of which play lively music. Room service is available and guests can enjoy a cocktail on their private balcony. Breakfast is served in the garden terrace. A variety of outdoor activities are available including volley ball, pedalos, windsurfing and yachting. After an active day guests can relax with a massage in the Maisha Spa and Health Club
Day 8 -Mombasa to Nairobi
Breakfast followed by transfer to Airport for your local flight back to Nairobi to connect with your international flight back home.