in Diani Beach, Kenya
Lions, elephants and giraffes are just a few of the animals that call this part of Kenya home. And on this trip, not only will you have the chance to spot some of them on an exciting three-night safari, but you’ll also enjoy an 11-night beach break. And because you’ll be staying at our Full Board safari lodges and the All Inclusive Baobab Beach Resort, all your essential creature comforts are covered.
What you need to know
Your holiday includes a 3 night, Full Board safari and 11 nights, All Inclusive at the Boabab Beach resort.
When arriving in Mombasa you will transfer to Baobab Beach Resort for the first two days of your stay before the safari.
You will be required to check out of your room at your beach hotel while on safari; locked luggage can be stored at the hotel.
Luggage allowance: 15kg in soft bag.
Transportation is in a 7 seater safari van.
The Kole Kole section of the hotel is closed mid April to end of June yearly.
Operates on all departure dates.
Single rooms are available upon request.
Minimum age for this safari is 7 years.
Just so you know, as Kenya's a big country, long distances sometimes need to be covered on safari.
Your 14-day itinerary:
Days 1-2– Touch down in Mombasa and get your holiday off to a relaxed start in quiet Diani Beach. This sleepy spot has soft sandy beaches, watersports like snorkelling and waterskiing, and is just a 90-minute drive from the airport. You’ll enjoy your two-night stay in a garden view room at the Baobab Beach Resort. The All Inclusive hotel’s right on the beach, and there’s a poolside bar for that first fruity cocktail of your holiday. Your standard room has air-con, and a balcony or terrace.
Day 3– It’s up and at ‘em early today because you’ll need to check out of the Baobab Beach Resort and get ready for a drive of about 180 kilometres to Tsavo East National Park. Just so you know, you can leave some of your bags at the hotel, because you’ll return here at the end of the safari. You’ll arrive at the Voi Safari Lodge – or somewhere similar – in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ve got some free time, so scope out the best position in the lodge to get a view of its waterhole. It’s visited by elephants all day long. Late afternoon, get ready for the first game drive of your trip. Tonight, you’ll hear nature’s soundtrack as you fall asleep in your comfy bed at the Voi Safari Lodge, or similar.
Day 4– After breakfast you’ll head to Tsavo West National Park. Then, after lunch at the Ngulia Safari Lodge, or somewhere similar, you’ll visit Mzima Springs, which is famous for its resident crocodiles, zebras and hippos, and go on a late afternoon game drive. Keep a look-out for elephants, hyenas and serval cats. Tonight, after covering a distance of about 100 kilometres, you’ll head back to the lodge where you enjoyed lunch in time for dinner. This is also where you’ll stay tonight. If you’re keen for more wildlife spotting, pull up a chair on the terrace and watch the nearby waterhole.
Day 5– Breakfast first then it’s time to head to the hills – Taita Hills in fact. After covering up to 140 kilometres, you’ll get to the Taita Hills Lodge – or similar – in time for lunch. And, after some chill-out time by the hotel pool, you’ll go on a late afternoon game drive. Watch out for elephants, lions and long-legged giraffes. You might have time for another dip in the pool before dinner and bed at the lodge.
Days 6-14 – Enjoy breakfast before your 220-kilometre-long drive back to the Baobab Beach Hotel in Diani. Once you’ve settled in to your room and unpacked, it’s time for a swim in the Indian Ocean. Then, it’s very much a case of ‘rinse and repeat’ as you enjoy this All Inclusive hotel’s beach, pool and sports – including windsurfing – for the rest of your holiday. On day 14, your last in Kenya, you’ll be taken to Mombasa Airport for your flight home.
Tsavo East National Park
Kenya’s largest National Park, Tsavo East covers a mind-boggling 11,700sq kms and is one of the world’s biggest game reserves. But, while it’s big in land mass, it’s tiny in rainfall – there’s an average of 51cms. Of course, that makes visitors smile because there’s a good chance you’ll spot some of its high-profile residents going about their daily business. Tsavo East’s wild line up includes antelope, elephants, buffalo, lions and giraffes.
Tsavo West National Park
More popular than its sister park, Tsavo West has a long list of wildlife attractions and it’s here you’ll find elephants, hyenas, black rhinos and serval cats. Plus, there are lesser-known creatures like the fringed-eared oryx and the gerenuk to be spotted. But, Tsavo West’s main draw is Mzima Springs. Fed from the Chyulu Hills, the springs are a haven for crocodiles, zebra and gazelles. But it's the resident hippos who love to wallow in the upper pool that are the springs' number one attraction.
The chance to spot a rare Taita Falcon – a bird the ancient Egyptians recorded in their hieroglyphics – is one of the big attractions at this privately-run sanctuary. But, it’s not all about feathered friends flitting across the woodland and savanna. Here you’ll also find lions, baboons and elephants. The Taita Hills is made up of Dawida, Sagalla and Kasigau hills and it’s hoped the sanctuary will one day form an elephant corridor linked to nearby Tsavo West.
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