Ken 08: 9 Nights/10 Days Kenya Safari & Mombasa Holiday

This wildlife safari in Kenya and a Mombasa holiday takes you to the top three game parks in Kenya – Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli – staying at world class lodges and beach hotel in Mombasa. You’ll stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge and Diani Reef Resort & Spa in Diani beach on Kenya’s South Coast.

Our safari itinerary below is designed for honeymoon safari in Kenya or family holiday in Kenya, including parents travelling with children. If you take a Kenya safari between July and October, you’ll witness herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club: This five-star accommodation is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, and on the edge of Masai Mara. All tents have their own private river frontage with a viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. Also occasionally elephants wander past to drink the water. With a veranda overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled river, each of the 50 tents at Fairmont Mara Safari Club is superbly furnished with its own private, three-piece bathroom, including a number of “outdoor showers" in select tents. The larger-sized accommodations also feature expanded decks which allow for private dining, a new service to the Mara Safari Club.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge: This lodge overlooks the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered white rhino. Other wildlife at the park includes lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax.

Amboseli Serena Lodge: Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park and it’s a perfect location for your destination wedding or honeymoon holiday in Africa. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. Meanwhile, from the prehistoric site of Observation Hill, the sunset over Kilimanjaro is magnificent.

Diani Reef Resort & Spa: As one of the most famous Mombasa honeymoon hotel, this resort is set on the legendary Diani Beach – a magnificent stretch of unbroken white sand along Kenya’s South Coast – offering a picturesque locale for your romantic escape to make your honeymoon holiday in Kenya more intimate.

The resort’s Fisherman’s Dhow is one such exclusive venue. Set in a heavenly hideaway for romantics and moored at the far end towards the Waves Bar & Ice Cream Corner, it recreates the Mombasa of ages past, when dhows were the only link between the archipelagos and world beyond.

Indulge in an atmosphere of traditional luxury, as gentle waves from the Indian Ocean carry you to centuries past, when Dhows tamed the open sea and splendor of the Kenyan Coastline reflected the riches of the Indian Ocean trade. This resort provides the ideal getaway for couples looking for the unique beach holidays in Kenya for their luxury honeymoon. A romantic honeymoon awaits you at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa.

Detailed Kenya safari itinerary below:

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Our driver/guide will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After safari briefing, depart Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve to begin your Kenya safari. You’ll stay at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club for three nights. After lunch, set off for afternoon game drives in search of the Big Five –  lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant – including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of wildebeest, plain antelope and other African wildlife. The migration safari is the most popular attraction in Masai Mara in July, August, September and October as herds of wildebeests cross crocodile-infested The Mara River in search of pasture.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 2-3: Masai Mara

In the morning, you set off in the Masai plains in search for wildlife. You return to the lodge for lunch and some R&R “rest and relaxation", sunbathing or swimming. Set out for afternoon game drives till sunset. As the sun starts to edge dip into the horizon it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don’t forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard staking out for gazelles retreating to nightlife after a day of grazing. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart Mara for Lake Nakuru. Lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge followed by an extensive afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Amboseli

After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park, set at the foot of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro and famous for its large herds of elephants. Lunch at Panari Hotel in Nairobi. Game drives en route Amboseli Serena Lodge. Look out for huge herds of roaming elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes and gazelles, including a variety of bird species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Lodge  

Day 6: Amboseli

Full day game drives in Amboseli National Park covering areas you missed out the previous day. In between game drives you may wish to take a guided game walk outside the park, relax at the swimming pool. Other activities include ‘sundowners’ on Observation Hill, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, Maasai dance performances, visits to Maasai villages and tree-planting programmes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Lodge  

Day 7: Amboseli – Mombasa

After breakfast, drive down to the Kenyan Coast for your Mombasa Holiday.

Drop off at Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, nestled within 30 acres of landscaped gardens on the South coast of Kenya.

Diani Reef has panoramic views over the Indian Ocean and Diani Beach. Enjoy delicious buffet breakfast and dinner at the Coral Rock Café, or for something extra special why not try a candle lit dinner at Fins seafood restaurant on the beach (surcharge applicable). Beautifully appointed rooms have views over the lush gardens or Indian Ocean. For your honeymoon in Kenya, enjoy the highest levels of service and hospitality make this place truly special.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Day 8-10: Mombasa Beach Holiday

Spend the days in this stretch of golden sands and swaying palms in one of the finest Mombasa beach resorts in Kenya that overlooks the blue-green Indian Ocean. With clear turquoise waters, sheltered coral reefs and exotic sea life, this is the perfect spot for diving and snorkeling.

There’s more to discover away from the shore – this historic port town is now a cosmopolitan resort, with traditional Arab architecture and a crumbling old quarter to explore. Any Indian Ocean activities and water sports can be booked through your hotel at your own cost.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Day 11: Mombasa – Nairobi – Depart Home  

Check out policy is 10am. After lunch, transfer to Moi International Airport to catch your 1440hrs Kenya Airways Flight No. 609 to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, arriving at 1540hrs. Connect your international flight home.

NB: There are several Mombasa-Nairobi flights on Kenya Airways and we’ll book the one that easily connects with your international flight at Nairobi.