Kenya – Big Five Wildlife Safari and Chimps & Mombasa Beach Vacation

  • 12 Days , 5 Cities
  • From $2,850
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The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 140 sq miles (364 sq km) wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. Ol Pejeta has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, and leopard) and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest-growing population of rhinos in Africa can be found. 
Countries Visited Kenya
Places Visited Nanyuki, Nairobi, Nakuru,
Suggested Duration 12 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome in Nairobi - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and meet the safari driver-guide. After the safari briefing, depart for Nanyuki. The drive from Nairobi passes through the lush green Central Highlands where you will see tea and coffee fields on your way. Where and when weather permits, you might catch glimpse of Mt. Kenya peaks. Arrive by noon and check in at your hotel located at the gate of the famous Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After lunch, relax and witness the animals across in the conservancy from the hotel terraces.

    What's included?

    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Depart for a full-day game drive at Olpjeta Conservancy best known for Chimpanzee and the late Sudan Rhino.

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 140 sq miles (364 sq km) wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. Ol Pejeta has over 10000 large mammals and the game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. It is the only park where the big 5 elephants, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, and chimpanzees can be seen. Also, there is the fastest-growing population of rhinos in Africa can be found in this Conservancy. The area is famous for the southern white rhinos. There are about 80 endangered black rhinos, and two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos.

    Safari by vehicle is not the only option at Ol Pejeta. Safari game walks, horse rides and even camel rides are available, as are nocturnal game drives.

    Ol Pejeta, an early and influential settler from Britain Lord Delamere, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis’ father Roussel, and the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi had a colorful list of ex-owners since being established in 1988. The conservancy was built originally as a cattle ranch, but herds of migrating elephants regularly destroyed the fenced enclosures making intensive cattle farming impracticable. Today, cattle still plays a role in Ol Pejeta, but as a managed livestock within the conservancy and is used to maximize the bio-diversity of the land making Ol Pejeta an integrated wildlife and livestock area.

    The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was formed as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services in 1993. The sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees. This is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen. The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge in a natural environment as possible. About 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on the island, and access to see them by boat.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Nairobi - Explore the city

    Breakfast in your hotel and depart for Nairobi. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy a free afternoon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Lake Nakuru National Park - Witness the world-famous flamingos

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The Park is established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos and is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands, and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingos and Pelicans. Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area covering 73 square miles (188 sq km). Lake Nakuru is world-famous for flamingos and was created as a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingos which turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingos seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.

    Animals include Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes, or even black rhino, leopards, and about 450 bird species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White, and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bushlands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck, and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    The Maasai Mara Game Reserve - The Maasai Cultural Village

    After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, have lunch at your hotel, and enjoy the afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve.
    Afternoon visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats, and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.

    Masai Mara Game Reserve is the Land of Big Cat Diary , and Disney’s African Cats is considered a "must-see" for any traveling on a safari to Kenya. The park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos , and buffalos.

    Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration: The location of the ’ Annual Great Wildebeest Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. The annual wildebeest migration from June to October consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles genus, and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon, before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting hungry crocodiles takes priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards, and lions for another survival battle.

    Wildlife – The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s, etc.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Masai Mara Game Reserve - Game Drive

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives.

    Today the recommended activity of enjoying an early morning hot air balloon ride looking out over the stunning landscape of the Mara Plains. Masai Mara Balloon Ride is for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked up at the hotel at 5.30 am, and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages, and eggs drifts in the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Fly to Mombasa - Beach Vacation

    After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a short flight from Nairobi directly to Mombasa. Transfer to your beach hotel upon arrival in Mombasa.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Mombasa Voyager Resort

    Mombasa is a steamy, tropical, low-rise city with asymmetrical streets, a languid pace, and a diverse and intriguing population. The city is the second-largest city in Kenya, is located on Mombasa Island.

    We recommend activities like a panoramic city tour where you will visit places such as Fort Jesus (a National Museum), The Mombasa Elephant Tusks, Mombasa Old Town, Burhani Mosque, and Hindu temples.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 9

    Mombasa - Free day

    Enjoy the day at leisure.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 10

    Mombasa - Free day

    Enjoy the day at leisure.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 11

    Mombasa

    The day is at leisure.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 12

    Mombasa - Departure

    After breakfast in the hotel, depending on your departure flight time, you will be transferred to the Moi International Airport in Mombasa in time for your flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,850 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on luxury accommodation
Price includes domestic flights and excludes international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 11 Nights stay in Luxury Accommodation
    2 nights stay in Ol Pejeta Conservancy on Full Board Basis
    1 night stay in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast Basis
    1 night stay in  Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis
    2 nights stay in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
    5 nights stay in Beach Resort, Mombasa, Kenya on All-Inclusive Basis
  • Arrival and departure airport  transfers in Nairobi and Mombasa
  • Custom-made Safari Vehicles – Land Cruiser 4×4
  • Guaranteed a window seat with each car carrying a maximum of 6 people
  • Safari game drives as per the itinerary
  • National Park and Game Reserve  entrance fees
  • English-speaking drivers will guide and inform you during the safari
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
  • 24-hour support throughout the safari

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Explore the city of Nairobi
  • Witness the world-famous flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Discover The Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Visit The Maasai Cultural Village
  • Stay in Mombasa for Beach Vacation and explore the surrounding area

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