Experience the Splendid Beauty of Kenya: 18-Day Family Safari Itinerary

Durations18 Days

Tour TypeKenya Safari

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Upon your arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our friendly guide will greet you and provide a brief overview of your exciting 18-day family safari adventure. You will then be escorted to your comfortable 4×4 luxury safari Land Cruiser. Our first destination is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, followed by a visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and finally, the Giraffe Centre. Nairobi Animal Orphanage, located within Nairobi National Park, houses a variety of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, and more. You’ll also have the chance to feed and interact with Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. Later, check into your hotel for the night.

After an early breakfast, embark on a scenic 3-hour drive to Nanyuki, with views of Mount Kenya along the way. En route, you’ll stop at the Equator Marker, where you can witness the fascinating water experiment demonstrating the differences between the hemispheres. Upon arrival in Nanyuki, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, head out for a game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where you may encounter the last two remaining Northern White Rhinos, black rhinos, and chimpanzees.

Today, after breakfast, prepare for a full-day safari at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This sanctuary is known for its diverse wildlife, including rhinos, chimpanzees, lions, cheetahs, and various antelope species. Morning hours are ideal for capturing photos of predators in action, while the afternoon drive offers different wildlife encounters. Return to your hotel in the late evening to rest.

Following breakfast, embark on a short journey to Aberdare National Park. After arriving, have lunch at one of the park’s renowned lodges before venturing out for an afternoon game drive. Aberdare National Park boasts stunning mountain scenery, waterfalls, and a rich history, including the site where Princess Elizabeth became Queen. Keep an eye out for forest elephants, buffalos, lions, and black rhinos during your game drive.

Today, enjoy a full-day game drive in Aberdare National Park, beginning early in the morning. Seek out rare and elusive animals like the black leopard, black serval, mountain bongo, and more. Enjoy a packed lunch in the jungle while being serenaded by birds and playful monkeys. In the afternoon, explore the park further, capturing the beauty of its high mountain peaks, bamboo forests, and waterfalls.

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru, famous for its flamingos and diverse wildlife. En route, visit Nyahururu Falls, also known as Thompsons Falls, for breathtaking photos and fresh air. Upon arrival in Nakuru, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. Later, embark on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, home to various bird species, black and white rhinos, buffalos, and giraffes.

Start your day with a morning game drive at Lake Nakuru, where you can observe lionesses in trees, hippos in the water, and other wildlife. Afterward, depart for the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, a journey that will take you through the scenic landscapes of Kenya. You’ll reach Narok Town for lunch and then continue to Masai Mara. Upon arrival, check-in at your camp and unwind.

Begin your day with an early morning game drive in Masai Mara, where you can witness the famous wildebeest migration (seasonal) and the African Big Five. Explore the savannah, photographing lions, buffalos, leopards, and more. After a picnic lunch in the wilderness, embark on an afternoon game drive, visiting the Mara River to observe hippos and crocodiles.

Start the day with an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over the Mara plains, providing you with a unique perspective of the wildlife below. Following the balloon ride, visit a Maasai village to experience their rich culture, including traditional dances and clothing. Return to camp for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, embark on another game drive to witness predators in action and spot any missed wildlife.

After breakfast, depart for Naivasha, a freshwater lake within the Great Rift Valley. En route, make a stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint for stunning photos. Upon reaching Naivasha, check-in at your hotel and enjoy lunch. Later, take a scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha, observing hippos and birdlife up close. Afterward, visit Crescent Island for a walking safari, encountering zebras, giraffes, and other herbivores. Return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Today, head to Amboseli National Park, renowned for its large herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the way, stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint for photos. Arrive at Amboseli around noon, check-in at your hotel, and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive, with a focus on observing elephants at close range and other wildlife.

After breakfast, venture into Amboseli National Park for a morning game drive. Capture breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and observe a variety of bird species and wildlife. Enjoy a packed lunch in the park. In the afternoon, explore more of Amboseli, including a visit to Lake Amboseli, where you can observe animals gathering for water.

Depart for Tsavo West National Park after breakfast. En route, visit Lake Challa, an ancient crater lake surrounded by lush vegetation. Arrive in Tsavo West, check-in at your hotel, and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on an exciting game drive, witnessing animals like elephants, giraffes, and black rhinos in their natural habitat.

Start the day early with a full-day game drive in Tsavo West National Park. Explore different routes to maximize your wildlife encounters, including sightings of carnivores on the hunt. Enjoy a packed lunch in the park. In the afternoon, visit Mzima Springs, known for its crystal-clear waters, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife.

Today marks your journey to the coastal town of Mombasa, a city steeped in history and one of Kenya’s oldest towns. The day begins around 6 am, with a hearty breakfast to fuel your day. You’ll then embark on your journey to Mombasa, a city where ancient stories come to life through its historical and cultural treasures.

No visit to Mombasa would be complete without exploring the iconic Fort Jesus. This historic fortress, built by the Portuguese in 1593, has earned its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. As you explore its ancient walls and corridors, you’ll gain insights into the fierce battles and struggles for control that shaped this region’s past.

After a fulfilling exploration of Mombasa’s historic heart, you’ll continue your adventure with a transfer to the exquisite Diani Beach. Here, you’ll check into a luxurious beachfront hotel, where the rest of the day is yours to unwind and bask in the beauty of this coastal paradise.

Today invites you to savor the warm and welcoming ambiance of Diani Beach or enjoy a relaxing day within the comforts of your hotel. If you’re in the mood for more activities, your hotel offers an array of options such as rejuvenating massages, thrilling kayaking adventures, exciting kite surfing, mesmerizing glass-bottom boat rides, exhilarating big game fishing, and even a round of golf (additional charges may apply).

For those seeking to venture beyond the hotel’s embrace, Diani Beach beckons with its enticing offerings. You can choose to explore the beach’s pristine sands, partake in thrilling kite surfing sessions, go snorkeling to discover vibrant underwater wonders, embark on a quad tour to explore nearby villages, or delve into the region’s history by visiting intriguing historical sites.

Diani Beach has been recognized as Africa’s leading beach destination from 2014 to 2019, making it an ideal place to unwind and soak up the coastal charm.

Prepare for a day of exploration as you set out to uncover the hidden gem of Kenya – Wasini Island. Your adventure begins at approximately 7 am when your experienced guide picks you up for the scenic drive to Shimoni. Along the way, you’ll be treated to picturesque views of sugarcane plantations, cassava fields, swaying palm trees, and quaint rural villages.

Wasini Island is situated about 75 km south of Mombasa, lying approximately 3 km off the Indian Ocean’s coast, near the village of Shimoni. Upon arriving in Shimoni, a knowledgeable local guide will lead you on a tour of intriguing caves that once held enslaved people before their journey to the Zanzibar slave market.

Your journey continues as you board a traditional Arabian Dhow to reach the enchanting Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park from Shimoni. This marine excursion promises excitement as you encounter marine wonders like playful dolphins and graceful turtles.

For an even more captivating experience, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the art of snorkeling, guided by seasoned professionals. Dive into the crystal-clear waters to discover the rich underwater world teeming with colorful marine life and exotic flora.

Lunchtime will find you at Wasini Island, where a cliff-top restaurant will serve you a delectable seafood feast. While savoring your meal, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas that complement the flavors of your lunch.

In the afternoon, explore the island’s enchanting mangrove forest, visit the captivating coral garden, and immerse yourself in the culture of the local fishing villages. It’s a day filled with discovery and immersion in the natural and cultural treasures of Wasini Island.

After an enriching day on the island, you’ll return to your hotel for dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.

Evening Flight from Diani to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for Your International Departure

As your unforgettable Kenyan adventure draws to a close, take this final day to recharge and relax at your hotel. You have the option to indulge in any additional activities offered by the hotel (at an extra cost) or simply savor the tranquil ambiance while awaiting your transfer to Nairobi.

In the evening, you’ll be transferred to Diani Airport for your domestic flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), where you’ll catch your international flight home. This marks the end of your thrilling journey through Kenya, leaving you with cherished memories and a deep connection to the natural and cultural wonders of this remarkable country.