Kenya Safari and Beach

Credit Kenyan Tourist Board. For those people experiencing a safari for the first time and who are not sure how they will like it or those that know that a few days of game viewing are enough for them, the following suggested itinerary should give food for thought…

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Kenya Safari and Beach

This itinerary offers a lovely combination of bush and beach and is ideal for those not too sure if the safari element will be to their taste or not.  But be warned, hardened safari-goers will tell you that Africa gets under your skin, encouraging you to return again and again:

Day 1: Mombasa, Shanzu Beach
Day 2: Tsavo
Day 3: Tsavo East
Day 4: Tsavo East
Day 5: Mombasa, Diani Beach
Day 6 to 11: Mombasa
Day 12: Depart Kenya

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Kenya: Safari and Beach
For those people experiencing a safari for the first time and who are not sure how they will like it or those that know that a few days of game viewing are enough for them, the following suggested itinerary should give food for thought…

Day 1: Mombasa, Shanzu Beach
Begin with an overnight stay to the north of Mombasa on the Shanzu beach, considered one of the best on this coast. Time to unwind after the journey and to dip into the Indian Ocean.

Day 2: Tsavo
Today begin a private safari by driving inland to the Taita Hills. Take an afternoon game drive in the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary. Tsavo Park and this sanctuary are famous for their red elephants; the animals cover themselves with the red earth to act as a deterrent to insects and as a cooling agent.

Day 3: Tsavo East
After breakfast, continue the safari with a morning game drive in Taita Hills and then continue to Tsavo East. The aim will be to arrive in time for lunch at a Tented Camp. After time to settle in and let the heat of the day dissipate (watching whatever animals visit the waterhole here), head out for an afternoon game drive in Tsavo East. This whole area has good numbers of all the Big 5 but finding them is the task. Back to the camp in time for sundowners while watching the activities at the waterhole.

Day 4: Tsavo East
Today take morning and afternoon game drives in Tsavo East. It is probably worth returning to Camp to relax during the heat of the afternoon.

Day 5: Mombasa, Diani Beach
Today, return to Mombasa with the chance of game viewing en route. Your destination is to the south of Mombasa for a stay on the Diani Beach. The hotels here vary in size and cost and it does depend upon the kind of holiday that you want while staying on the coast. For the more pampered and quieter holiday, then the smaller hotels will suit. The beach is silver sand and the reef not far from the shore. Plenty of swimming, snorkelling, sailing and other water sports are available. Or just chill out.

Day 6 to 11: Mombasa
There is plenty to do here.  Mombasa is worth a visit both from the shopping point of view and also a visit to Jesus Fort in the Harbour (for the history of the place). Another trip to consider, if you have not had enough wildlife experiences, would be a day trip to Shimba Hills National Park. A different experience to your safari as this is a forested park with different animals to be seen and a greater abundance of butterflies.

Day 12: Depart Kenya
Depart Mombasa today for the onward or homeward journey.

All photographs courtesy Kenya Tourist Board

Kenya - beach camel      Kenya - Boy with Wood

Kenya - lions      Kenya - Mombasa Beach

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Many safari lodges offer tented accommodation, but in most cases, this is not camping as we knew it in our youth.  These tents have comfortable furniture and en suite bathrooms – this is camping in style!

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