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10 Day Off The Beaten Track Safari and Beach Adventure

From £5916 pp

Kenya

9 Nights

Private Tour

10 Day Off The Beaten Track Safari and Beach Adventure

From £5916 pp

What You'll Do

Discover the very best of Kenya in 10 days, on this bucket list safari holiday that takes you from the world's most essential safari location, the Masai Mara, to the off the beaten track tranquility of Tvaso National Park. At the end of your time spotting lions, elephants, rhinos and more, there is time to relax on the golden-sand beaches of Mombasa.

Arrive in Nairobi, where you’ll be taken directly to your hotel in the capital for a chance to relax, refresh, and get some rest before your wildlife holiday in Kenya begins in earnest. From Nairobi, you’ll fly to the Masai Mara and transfer to your remote, luxurious safari camp.

Over the next few days, you’ll explore 1500 square kilometres of open grassland and panoramic views in search of cheetah, giraffe, zebra, the Big 5, and if you time your trip right, then the awe-inspiring wildebeest migration.

Enjoy game drives and walks with expert guides who can read the landscape for signs of wildlife, as well as memorable night walks and bush meals under a sky blanketed with countless stars. Once your time in the Mara comes to an end, you’ll transfer to the lesser-known Tsavo National Park in the east of the country.

Your camp here is situated in the Mbuila Hills, with beautiful views across the Mbuila Conservancy, Mount Kilimanjaro looming in the distance. Here, you’ll spend your days enjoying a more authentic, off the beaten track safari experience, seeking out pods of hippo and sleeping crocodile, beautiful birdlife and the ubiquitous mane-less lions that patrol the park.

You’ll also enjoy night time game drives, get a chance to experience truly authentic Kenyan culture with a visit to local Taita tribe villages and a unique bush bath experience. Finally, you’ll transfer by road to your final stop on your Kenyan adventure, a beautiful Swahili-influenced gem of a hotel, perched between untamed jungle and the warm Indian Ocean.

Spend your last couple of nights luxuriating by the sea, a chance to unwind after a whirlwind adventure that has shown you both the highlights of this wildlife paradise, as well as some of Kenya’s hidden gems.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the iconic Masai Mara on the hunt for lion, elephant, cheetah and more

Get off the beaten track at the lesser-visited Tsavo National Park for an authentic safari experience

Take time to unwind and relax on the golden sand beaches of the Indian Ocean

Your Local Host:

Annie

Attention to detail and a flawless organization lie at the heart of a service that builds bridges between the guest and the extraordinary natural spectacle that unfolds during any tour or event. We seek to cultivate a sense of harmony in every task we are commissioned to do. And it is a source of pride when our clients return and choose “our” destinations and services for the second or third time!

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’ll be met by our hosts representative and transferred to your Nairobi hotel.

Relax, unwind and get over any jetlag from your flight here, and start getting excited for your journey into the African wilderness.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel BB

Into the Masai Mara

After breakfast, you’ll receive your private transfer to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Masai Mara departing at 10:30hrs and arriving at 11:10hrs. You’ll be met on arrival at the airstrip and transferred directly to your camp.

After settling in, enjoy lunch at the camp, overlooking the empty expanse of this world-famous conservancy. You’ll then have an afternoon enjoying the activities that the camp has to offer, whether that’s a waterfall swim, a game drive, or sundowners with views of the Masai land.

 

Accommodation

Dinner and overnight at Naboisho Camp LDBB

Rebuilt and refurbished in 2023, Naboisho Camp offers nine spacious and beautifully furnished tents. And because it’s based in a private conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Naboisho is one of the best camps for your safari in the Mara, known for its amazing guiding. A Kenyan safari at Naboisho goes beyond the usual game drives. Explore the Mara on foot, keep your eyes peeled on a night drive or spend an unforgettable night camping in the bush for a real safari adventure. With 266 species of birds to spot, there are also ample birdwatching opportunities.

Naboisho Camp is designed to be as open as possible, taking full advantage of the Mara surroundings. Spot wildlife from the lounge and dining area or whilst you relax in the swimming pool, and dine with the sights and sounds of the bush as your entertainment,  be it the whoops of hyenas at night or the fluttering of weaver birds in the morning. You’ll be taken care of by our warm and hospitable team, all are highly experienced and have worked together for years.

swimming pool at a safari camp in kenya

Unforgettable Safari

On days 3 and 4, you will spend your time making the most of the various activities on offer at your camp. Whether that’s sunrise game drives or hide visits, where you can watch the Mara stir into life as birdlife, zebra, giraffe, rhino and more wakens, or a unique game walk with an expert local guide, you are sure to leave with memories of some of Africa’s most majestic wildlife.

You will also have the chance to enjoy night time game drives, where you can enjoy safari from an entirely different perspective, as well as magical meals deep in the bush around the roaring camp fire.

 

Accommodation

All meals and overnight at Naboisho Camp LDBB

view of savannah from a safari camp room

Transfer to Tsavo

Today, enjoy breakfast and an early lunch at the camp. After this, you’ll have your afternoon transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Tsavo West National Park, departing at 14:00hrs and arriving at 15:00hrs.

You’ll be met on arrival at the airport by your camp driver and guide, and transferred to your next safari camp. Spend the afternoon on a game walk or drive, or simply relax with some sundowners at this stunning hillside safari camp.

 

 

Accommodation

Dinner and overnight at Kipalo Hills LDBB.

Perched on the side of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out across the 12,000 hectares Mbulia Conservancy towards Ngulia Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. A comfortable camp with delicious, fresh innovative cuisine, 5 double mobile tents and 1 luxurious suite built to take the best advantage of the beautiful expansive views across the plains. Kipalo Hills was built with the people and for the local community to benefit from protecting the resident wildlife, especially of elephant.

Each of the eight luxury double mobile tents has an en-suite flushing loo and a traditional safari shower. The tents are either twin or double with room for an extra bed. The tents are located far apart and all enjoy wonderful views of the spectacular scenery and impenetrable wilderness across the Mbulia Conservancy plains that stretches as far as the eye can see!

Off The Beaten Track Kenya

Today you will spend a full day exploring Tsavo West National Park, which achieved notoriety in the 1900’s when ‘the Man-eaters of Tsavo’, a pair of rogue man-eating lions, preyed gruesomely on the builders of the Uganda Railway.

Thankfully, the Park is now more famous for the numerous prides of mane-less lion that patrol the plains and police the herbivore herd. Other wildlife highlights include the vast herds of dust-red elephant, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile, teeming herds of plains game, a fantasia of bird life and some magical flora.

Whilst in Tsavo, you will also have the opportunity to experience authentic Kenyan culture on a visit to local Taita tribe villages.

Accommodation

All meals and overnight at Kipalo Hills Camp LDBB

Transfer to Mombasa

After breakfast, transfer by road via Mombasa to your hotel on the North Coast. Here, you can take some time after your action-packed itinerary to simply relax and unwind, and there are few better places to do that than on the jungle-fringed Indian Ocean coast.

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Cardamom House DBB

Cardamom House is your perfect beach hideaway presented in 4 Villas (10 rooms) with elegant Swahili-inspired architecture, afro-chic interiors and a private white-sand, blue water beach lined with palm trees.

Its location, Kuruwitu, Vipingo, is home to Kuruwitu Marine Area, the first locally managed marine park in Kenya, stretching 7.5miles protecting marine life while sustainably supporting almost 30,000 villagers.

The architect has a profound passion for Swahili architecture and beauty of the wild jungle-like coast. To preserve the natural palms and vegetation, they designed Cardamom House around the existing nature, wildlife, textures and elements.

Days at Leisure

Spend your last couple of days in Kenya taking strolls from your room out onto the beach, taking a dip in the beautifully warm ocean, or just drinking in the views as you stretch out with a good book in the sun.

In this tranquil corner just north of Mombasa, enjoy a sense of true escapism far from civilisation, and take a minute to reflect upon the magical time you have had discovering Kenya’s most spectacular corners.

 

 

Accommodation

Dinner and overnight at Cardamom House DBB

Departure Day

Enjoy a final breakfast at the house before your morning transfer to Moi International Airport for your outbound flight, or transfer to Vipingo Airstrip for your flight to Nairobi (optional extra).

We hope you have had an incredible time with us in Kenya and leave with the sense that you haven’t simply seen the country like many other tourists have, but you have discovered the hidden gems you would never have found yourself and created memories to last a lifetime.

Location Information

Your adventure begins when you are picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, where you will be taken straight to your first accommodation. From there, you will take internal flights to the Masai Mara, and then to Tsavo National Park, in the east of the country. Finally, you will be driven to your final accommodation in Mombasa, on your last day you will be transferred to Moi International Airport in Mombasa for an international flight home,  or Vipingo Airstrip for an internal flight back to Nairobi (extra cost).

Day 1: Nairobi

Day 2-4: Masai Mara

Day 5-6: Tsavo National Park

Day 7-10: Mombasa

  • Airport transfers
  • B&B accommodation in Nairobi
  • Full board accommodation in safari camps (Masai Mara and Tsavo National Park)
  • Half board accommodation in Mombasa
  • All national park entrance fees/conservation fees
  • Game drives and airstrip transfers in 4-wheel drive vehicles
  • Internal flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara and from Masai Mara to Tsavo
  • Game walks (Masai Mara and Tsavo)
  • Night time game drives (Masai Mara and Tsavo)
  • Bush meals (Masia Mara and Tsavo)
  • Laundry (Masia Mara)
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, and mineral water (Masai Mara)
  • Sundowners (Tsavo)
  • Fly camping (Tsavo)
  • Visit to local Taita tribe village (Tsavo)
  • Bottled water, tea, coffee, sodas, house wines, beer and non luxury spirits (Tsavo)

FAQs

All nationals will require visas for Kenya. The cost of which is US$50 per person per entry. We recommend that where possible you attain your visas in advance, although they are available upon arrival in Kenya.

The climate is hot and sometimes humid. From December to March, when the north-east monsoon blows, it is hot and humid. In April and May heavy rains occur with June to October being the coolest and driest period. The rains slow in November. Temperatures sway between 25 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius and annual rainfall is about 20mm.

Baggage is restricted to 15kg per person on the domestic flights within East Africa. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and on aircraft used within Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24" x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly recommended).

Driver/Guides will only stop at the shops/curios stall which are recommended by our hosts. They provide escorts at no extra cost to accompany guests on shopping trips so as to help with recommendations.