24 Days Self Drive Kenya – Safari Tours: Self Drive East Africa.
Kenya Adventurous safari tour takes to the most stunning Kenya destinations including Nairobi city the capital city of Kenya where you will explore Nairobi national park, and Nairobi city. You will then explore other national parks in Kenya. Maasai Mara National Park is definitely one of the most famous wildlife destinations and a very important conservation and wilderness areas in Africa.
Then connect to Lake Naivasha the second largest, fresh water lake in Kenya, Lake Nakuru national park it is known for its flocks of flamingos, Amboseli national park is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants, Tsavo West National park and finally Tsavo East national park as the largest in Kenya.
Day 1: Transfer to Maasai Mara
Arrive at the airport, depart from Nairobi for a journey to Maasai Mara which is a drive of about 5-6 hours depending on your arrival. Lunch enroute, after proceed to the Park reaching late afternoon, relax, Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Sianna Springs Luxury Tented Camp.
Day 2: Full day game drives in Maasai Mara
Full day game drives in the Maasai Mara, Picnic lunch in the bush and after proceed with the Game drive. Late evening return to the lodge for dinner and a night at the above lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast proceed northwards to arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. After proceed to an afternoon game drives in the park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill.
Day 4: Full day game viewing
Full day game viewing at Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbucks as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of birdlife in and around the lake.
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Naivasha NP
Full day in Naivasha where you take a rests and have a boat ride in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Resort or Fish Eagle Inn.
Day 6: Full day in Outspan
Out span hotel in Nyeri. Spend the whole day in the hotel as you wait for the next day to travel to Amboseli.
Day 7: Transfer to Amboseli NP
Depart in the morning and drive south to Namanga, the Kenya/Tanzania border to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch enter into Amboseli National Park with a possibility of seeing game on the way to the campsite. Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge.
Day 8: Full day game driving
Early morning breakfast, have picnic lunch to be taken in the bush since its full day game driving. Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The snows of the mountain form 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 the above lodge
Day 9: Transfer to Tsavo West
Proceed for an early morning game drive and drive north to arrive in Tsavo west. Dinner and overnight in Kilaguni Lodge
Day 10: Full day in Tsavo west
Morning drive via the Shaitani lava flow to Tsavo West National Park. Afternoon game viewing, dinner and Overnight Kilaguni Lodge.
Day 11&12: Transfer to Tsavo East
Have the whole day in the park dinner and overnight at lodge at Tsavo east Wildlife lodge.
Day 13: Transfer to Mombasa
Leave Tsavo and drive to Mombasa where you will have your beach holiday’s dinner and overnight at white sands beach hotel.
Day 14: North coast
Linked to Mombasa by the Nyali Bridge, the North Coast is easily accessible from Mombasa Island and offers long stretches of idyllic beaches fringed by swaying palm trees. Evening entertainment abounds both in resort and also in the availability of a wide selection of bars and restaurants. The North Coast resorts are ideal for those who would like to combine the tranquility of their resorts with the opportunity to try out different bars and restaurants, and also for those who require their resorts to be a short journey away from the airport and Mombasa Island.
Day15: South coast
The South Coast is about an hour’s journey away from the airport and requires a ferry crossing. The journey is well worth it however, as the South Coast beaches are amongst Kenya’s finest. The majority of resort development is on Diani beach, a 10 kilometre long stretch of talcum white sands lapped by crystal clear water of the ocean. Around Diani beach, there is some development of shopping centres, bars and restaurants.
Day 16: Mombasa town
Mombasa town is Kenya’s second largest town and main port. It has a history stretching back nearly 2,000 years, including the period of colonization by Portuguese, Arabs, and the British. The town of Mombasa is actually on a small island, and is a cosmopolitan blend of African, Arabic, Asian and European cultures. The old town of Mombasa is fascinating and worth exploring for its maze of narrow streets.
Day 17: Transfer to Malindi
Malindi, just north of Watamu, was an important Swahili settlement in the 14th century, and later on became the centre for Portuguese operations on the East African coast. Malindi is now a popular resort town with good snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing.
Day 18: Watamu National Marine Park
Watamu has an exceptional shoreline and features the Watamu Marine National Park close by. The coral reefs fringing Kenya’s coastline harbor, an abundance of colorful marine life, and ensure safe swimming in the glorious water of the Indian Ocean. A full range of watersports are available from most resorts on the coast, although Watamu is renowned for its superb diving, and deep sea fishing.
Day 19: Transfer to Nairobi
Leave Mombasa in the morning by road or by air and arriving in Nairobi. Dinner and overnight at marble ark hotel
Day 20: Nairobi NP
Founded at the turn of the 19th Century, Nairobi has grown from a small railway outpost to a major cosmopolitan center. It is the capital of Kenya and the largest industrial and commercial city in East Africa with a population close to 3 million. Nairobi has a temperate climate all year round with warm days and cool nights. A guided city tour includes a visit to the famous Nairobi National Museum, the adjacent snake park, and Uhuru Park where one gets a splendid view of the city of Nairobi.
Day 21: Nairobi city tour
The Nairobi National Park is only 7km from Nairobi City center. The small park (113sq. kms) contains all the major animal species with the exception of the Elephant. The sight of wildlife grazing majestically against the backdrop of the city skyline is a pleasant experience. Close to the Main Entrance of the Game park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, founded in 1963 to provide a home for injured and orphanage, founded young animals, Here the animals are nursed to good health and then released back to the wild.
From the verandah of the stylish Range’s Restaurant adjacent to the orphanage, one can view the animals in their natural setting. The verandah overlooks the floodlit waterhole. Water hole, favored by many of the park wildlife. The best time for game drives in the Park is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Day 22: Cuisine
Carnivore Experience Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m. and 7.00p.m. Nairobi has many restaurants offering varieties of cuisine. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for the succulent stew and barbecue dishes of game meat as an excellent complement to a holiday in Kenya; especially as an excellent welcome, or farewell dinner.
Day 23: Bomas of Kenya – 3 hours
The Bomas of Kenya is located 8 kms from Nairobi City center. ‘Boma” is a Kiswahili word for a homestead or fort. The place is adorned with many homesteads depicting Kenya’s cocktail of tribunal cultures. This is a cultural tour that introduces you to the traditional village life of Kenya’s major tribes. The highlight of the visit is the afternoon performances by traditional dancers and professional acrobats inside the center’s magnificent arena.
Day 24: Transfer to Nairobi airport
After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure back home.