8 Day Escorted Safari Itinerary

Masai Mara to Coast Safari

Encounter Kenya's magnificent wildlife

Starting in Nairobi and ending on the shores of the delightful Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas. From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the Mara to the undulating hills of Tsavo, this is a great start to a safari and beach holiday.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tsavo East
  • Mombasa

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar lodges may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals as stated.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • One bottle of water per person per day on game drives.
  • International flights.
Not included
  • Visa fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide or driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay and the rest of the day is at leisure. We recommend you book an optional excursion to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or the Karen Blixen Museum with Giraffe Manor. Please call for details.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Eka Hotel or similar

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Keekorok Lodge or similar

A full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. One hour, early morning hot air balloon safaris can be pre booked. Please call our agents for details.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Keekorok Lodge or similar

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, arriving at Lake Nakuru for lunch. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National park.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar

After an early breakfast, depart for Nairobi from where you will head south towards Amboseli (approx. 7 hours). Enjoy a picnic lunch with an afternoon game drive in the park en route to your lodge, arriving as the sun sets.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Amboseli Serena Lodge or similar

After enjoying your morning game drive the rest of your morning is at leisure. Following Lunch, depart to Tsavo West. The journey takes you east, across the spectacular Shetani lava flow, a reminder of the molten outpouring that spilled down the scenic slopes of the nearby Chyulu Hills over the last three centuries. A zig‑zagging road through scrub thorn and acacia leads you into Tsavo National Park, which together (East and West) form the largest of Kenya’s parks. Enjoy game-viewing en route to your lodge arriving just as the sun is setting.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or similar

This morning enjoy a game drive in the park, including a visit to Mzima Springs with its underwater viewing holes. Following lunch at the lodge, continue to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary for rest of the afternoon at your leisure, viewing game from lodge’s underground hide or from the lodge balconies.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Saltlick Lodge or similar

Following breakfast, depart on your morning game drive in Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. Lunch will be provided at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your North or South Coast beach hotel by late afternoon.

Points of Interest

  • Nairobi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
    • Karen Blixen Musuem with Giraffe Manor
  • Masai Mara

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of the most popular game reserves.
    • Big Five spotting.
    • Wildebeest migration.
  • Nakuru National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Breeding ground of the flamingo.
    • Good place to see Rhino.
    • Home of the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
  • Amboseli

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Large herds of elephant.
    • Magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Tsavo National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Mzima Springs and underwater viewing holes in Taita Hills
    • Large herds of elephants and other mammals.