18 Days Bush & Beach Kenya

18 Days

Overview

18 Days bush & beach Kenya to Nairobi,  Samburu, Aberdares, Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Amboseli and Kilifi County

Trip Highlights

  • Maasai Mara
  • Amboseli National Park’s ecosystem is typically hot and dry with shrubland with spots of riverine and natural forest cover.
  • Amboseli national park highlights is the observation hill, Renown for large herds of tusked elephants. Back drop of the scenic Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Tortilis Camp was one of the first eco-lodges of its size, and is very proudly 100% solar. There are 47 raptor species of birds as part of the highlights from the skies in Amboseli National Park.

Itinerary

Met on arrival from your international flight at the JKIA airport by one of our representatives to Giraffe Manor in Karen area a 35 min drive. You can tour the nearby excursions in the area such as have a stroll to the Giraffe Centre, adopt & meet a baby elephant as you visit the orphaned elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust a 19 min drive, breakfast with the giraffes or afternoon tea, Daisy’s Café is located at The Retreat, Orchid house for private dinner.

Meals: Lunch, dinner. Overnight at Giraffe Manor

Tour of the City, visit Giraffe Centre, Visit Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads, Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage, Croquet and boules or chess, visit African heritage, Karen Blixen, National Museum, Mat Bronze, Circle Art Gallery, Go Down Arts Centre, shopping in Nairobi, Spa treatments, Nairobi National Park, Horse riding in Nairobi, Either lunch or dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Carnivore. Overnight Giraffe Manor.

After breakfast, depart for a drive to Kalama Conservancy through Nyeri, Nanyuki, Isiolo and in through Archers Post to Saruni Samburu lodge a 5 hr 25 min drive. Arrive in time for lunch at the Camp. Next two nights spent at Saruni Samburu are as peaceful or adventurous as you desire.

Late afternoon game viewing drive in an area teeming with wildlife – from the giant herds of Samburu elephant coming to drink at the waterholes, leopard making their lairs on rocky outcrops nearby, to endangered packs of African wild dog seen traversing the plains below the lodge.

The area around the lodge is also home to rare endemic species, the Samburu Five: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and Gerenuk.
Return for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner. Overnight at Saruni Samburu Lodge

Full day in Sera Conservancy Trust, with option of visiting Samburu National Reserve. Picnic lunch can be organized if you will be going for a full day in the Reserve. The lodge has an array of activities you may wish to engage such as day game viewing drives and night drives, guided bush walks.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Saruni Samburu Lodge.

Another full day in Samburu, engage in Visits to the local caves, lounging at the infinity pools, have a massage at the Samburu Wellbeing Space, picnic breakfasts by the Ewaso Niro River, bush dinners in a dry river bed with firelight and Samburu dancers, star-gazing visiting the local village, browsing around the Saruni shop.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Saruni Samburu Lodge.

After breakfast, a 3 hr 14 min (174 km/108 mi) south through towns of Isiolo, Nanyuki, Naro Moro on to Solio Sanctuary on a game drive into the private game reserve that extends between the spurs of Aberdare Mountains and Mt. Kenya. This 25,000-hectare reserve is famous for its unique success in the rearing of the White and Black Rhino.

Lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes and zebras can also be spotted in large numbers here. Arrive in time for lunch at Solio lodge. After lunch proceed on to the Ark a 52min (47.8km/29.7 mi) set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. Afternoon game viewing drive in the Aberdares National Park return for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at The Ark Lodge.

After breakfast, a 3 hrs. 18min (192km/119.3 mi) drive north to Nyahururu, then south to Gilgil and another 45mins (29.2km/18.1 mi) drive to Loldia House and original Kenyan home set up on an old farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Check-in for lunch, and here you can relax by the pool, enjoy the views, go on a game viewing drive, or indulge in a variety of treatments from the poolside spa room. Dinner at the House.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Loldia House

Full day spent relaxing in Loldia House with options to Hell’s Gate Gorge, Fisher’s Tower, Obsidian Caves, 103 species with the notable bearded Vulture, Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park with picnic lunch or lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge, Visit Eburu Forest Reserve or take a boat trip on Lake Naivasha.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Loldia House

Breakfast at the House, proceeded by a 4 hr 47 min (247 km/ 153.4 mi) drive to the Maasai Mara House in the Wild which sits in an incredible world class conservation project, the phenomenal unlimited game viewing drive through the Enonkishu, Lemek and Ol Chorro Conservancies Arrive for lunch at the lodge/Camp. After lunch siesta, late afternoon game viewing drive. Return to the Camp for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at House in the Wild.

Full day of unlimited game viewing with a chance to see the resident pride of lion, plenty of leopards, elephants and lots of plains game, guests usually see the Big 5. You are welcome to walk around the estate, meet the conservation team, do some tree planting.
Visit the vegetable shamba where you can help find ingredients for the kitchen, play table tennis, garden games – croquet, garden boules, rugby balls, board games. Sundowners on the edge of the hill.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner. Overnight at House in the Wild.

Full day in the Mara, a wake up at dawn with tea/coffee, option of a hot-air balloon safari followed by champagne breakfast before proceeding on a morning game drive or have a morning game drive with bush breakfast thereafter.

Other activities such as guided walks within Naretoi, play tennis at the court, local School visits in Emarti Village, go fishing in the Mara River, visit the Mara Training Centre are available at your choice. Lunch and dinner at the House.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at House in the Wild.

Breakfast at the House, before a 4 hr 38 min (247.5km/153.7mi) drive through Narok onto Nairobi. Check-in at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel along Mombasa Road for lunch, rest of the day spent at leisure by the pool or reading a book. Dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner. Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

After breakfast depart the hotel on the Mombasa/Nairobi highway for Amboseli National Park is a 4 hr 9 min (216.4km/134.4 mi) drive. This park has a backdrop of the scenic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, located on the border of Tanzania and Kenya.

A park considered to be one of the premium tourist destinations in Africa made up of five different habitants that hosting a wide range of over 500 bird species and over 50 animal species. One of the highlights of this park is the large population of Elephants found at the park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Tortilis Camp.

Day 14 :
Amboseli

A cup of tea/coffee before your early morning game viewing drive in the park, return to the camp for breakfast and a mid-morning game viewing drive ensues with a chance to see the plain game such as Jackals, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, antelopes, and may even see the leopard or cheetah.
Return to the camp for lunch, siesta and choice of a late afternoon game viewing drive or guided nature walk and combine with a visit to the Maasai Village. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Tortilis Camp.

Morning game viewing drive in the park, return for breakfast, mid-morning game drive retuning for lunch at the Camp, check-out and depart for the Amboseli airstrip a 45min drive with game viewing enroute.
Our driver will return to Nairobi empty run after seeing you off at the airstrip for your scheduled flight on Mombasa Air to Vipingo. Met on arrival at the airstrip by the driver of Sirai Beach and transferred to the Sirai Beach.
Sirai Beach is a private family home overlooking the Indian Ocean from a cliff top set-in tropical garden dotted with trees. The house is designed to capture the gentle breeze as it rolls in from the ocean. Dinner at Sirai.
Meals: Accommodation on all-inclusive basis. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) overnight at Sirai Beach.

Sirai Beach sleeps 12 guests in six individual suites dotted across within the 4.5-acre grounds, all with sea views. Enjoy the beach bar, and sunset dhow cruise, Golf & Riding, visit the local market, the onsite activities by going for a spa.
Pilates and yoga sessions, the gym, tennis court, relax and stream a movie at the TV room, a swim in the 25-metre infinity lap pool (1.8 meters at its deepest point), take the coral spiral staircase located near the pool leads down to the ocean, where, during low tide you can enjoy the beach.
Meals: All-inclusive basis. Overnight at Sirai Beach.

Full day in Kilifi where you can venture in off-site activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, whale and Dolphin watching, Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, wake boarding, water skiing and wind surfing.
Meals: All-inclusive basis. Overnight at Sirai Beach.

Day spent in at Sirai Beach, till the time of check out for the drive to Malindi Airport an hr 6 min (60.9km/37.8 mi). Subject to your outbound flight, there is an afternoon or evening flight to the International to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The alternative is an early flight to allow for a day room at an airport hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch at Sirai Beach, option of day room at airport hotel.

Accommodations

Nairobi: Sankara Nairobi, Karen Gables, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Ololo Safari Lodge & farm, The Emakoko Boutique Safari Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Crowne Plaza Airport or Hemingways Nairobi.

Samburu: Sasaab lodge, Saruni Rhino (Sera Conservancy one and half hour drive), Larsens Camp.

Aberdares national Park: Aberdares Country Club. 

Lake Naivasha: Chui Lodge (Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary)

Maasai Mara National Park: Losokwan tented camp, Sanctuary Olonana. Kilima Camp Masai Mara, Ngare Serian lodge, Royal Mara Safari lodge, Alexander Walker’s Serian.

Amboseli National Park: Elerai Camp, Tawi Lodge.

Kilifi County: The Charming Lonno Lodge, Hemingways Watamu, Medina Palms.

Activities

Saruni Samburu: Guided day & night game drives, Swimming pool, Picnics, Bush meals & sundowners, photographic hide and watering hole, Bird watching, Star gazing, Warrior academy, Guided bush walks & hiking, Walk to the caves & Samburu Art, Scorpion safaris, Yoga & exercise mats, Samburu wellbeing space, Reteti Elephant sanctuary excursion, The Sacred Mountain Trek, Cultural visit to local community & village, Helicopter excursions & scenic flights, Seed throwing, gift shop

 

House in the Wild: Garden games – croquet, garden boules, rugby balls, board games, tennis, Go fishing in the Mara River, Local School Visits, Balloon Safari. Visit the Mara Elephant Project, visit the Rhino Sanctuary, professional guidance of our on-site wildlife photographer and naturalist,

 

Giraffe Manor: Breakfast with the Giraffes, stroll to the Giraffe center, adopt and meet a baby elephant, afternoon tea on the terrace, private dinner at Orchid house, play crochet, boules or chess, spa treatment, Daisy’s café, shop in Nairobi City, visit the museum, Nairobi National Park, Horse riding in Nairobi and visit the galleries.

 

Sirai Beach: snorkeling, Kayaking, Paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching, wake boarding, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, sunset cruise, golfing and riding in Vipingo Ridge, visit the local market, relax at the spa, gym, tennis court, Tv room, pool and beach.

 

Loldia House: Visit Hells Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Eburu Forest Reserve, Boat trips on Lake Naivasha,

Trip Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Arrival & Departure meet and greet service at JKIA and Wilson Airport
  • Transportation in 4 x 4 premium model safari land cruisers (6-seater) with a one a kind retractable canvas awning ideal for picnics or sundowner experiences, in-built fridges, charging ports and unlimited Wi-Fi.
  • Services of professionally trained drivers of Kenya Professional Guides Association (KPGA) levels of Bronze and silver, proficient in various foreign languages including German, Spanish, Japanese and French.
  • 2 nights at Giraffe Manor two meals subject to your arrival time in Kenya.
  • 3 nights at Saruni Samburu on full board basis. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 1 night at The Ark Lodge on full board basis. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 2 nights at Loldia House on full board basis. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 3 nights at House in the Wild, Maasai Mara Reserve on full board basis.
  • 1 night at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel on Half board basis. (lunch/dinner).
  • 2 nights at Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park on full board basis.
  • One way flight from Amboseli to Vipingo Ridges.
  • Airport transfers from Vipingo Ridges to Sirai Beach.
  • 3 nights at Sirai Beach, all-inclusive basis.
  • Airport transfer from Sirai Beach to Malindi.
  • One way flight from Malindi Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Flying Doctors services in Kenya.

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight tickets & visa costs.
  • Airport taxes as clients will pay direct.
  • All drinks at the Camp or lodge except indicated on the itinerary.
  • Driver Guide, Camp & Lodge Staff and Porterage gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, Laundry (except when indicated on itinerary), and all other items of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel, Medical & Baggage Insurance.
  • Some experiences will incur extra charges, please confirm with us upon booking.

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18 Days Bush & Beach Kenya

About Us

Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …