This three-generation round trip combines a family-friendly budget safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a beach holiday in your own villa at Diani Beach. On the safari you will experience the best of Kenya’s unique wildlife and then the Indian Ocean will set the tone for an exotic beach holiday at Kenya’s best beach described by prozipcodes.
The Masai Mara is the huge savannah in the southwestern corner of the country and borders the Serengeti plain in Tanzania. During your time in the Masai Mara you have the opportunity to experience an impressive and varied number of wild animals – elephants, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, antelopes, gazelles, wildebeest, giraffes, hyenas, crocodiles and much more. Here are really good chances to see lions and it is not an abnormal sight to see them eat a prey. You may also be lucky enough to see cheetahs and leopards. The journey then takes you to the wonderful beaches of Diani Beach, where you can enjoy life and wash away the safari pond in the Indian Ocean.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where you will arrive the next day. Depending on the airline, there will be 1-2 stops on the way.
Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
In Nairobi you will be picked up at the airport by our driver and driven to Wildebeest Eco Camp. The rest of the day is at your disposal.
Day 3: The best of Nairobi
After breakfast you will be picked up for an excursion around Nairobi and you will visit the following places: Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: You will visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, home of orphaned elephant children preparing to return to nature. All elephants have their own individual “development plan” for how they can best be trained to be reintroduced into nature and no elephants will remain in the orphanage. Depending on the age of the baby elephant, it can take anywhere from one to ten years. Giraffe Center: The day also includes a visit to the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Center to see the center’s Rothschild giraffes, which are an endangered breed in Kenya. Today, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few places where they can be experienced outdoors. Rothschild giraffes are known for their long white “socks” which goes all the way to the knees as opposed to the Massage giraffes, which only have white “ankle socks”. The center also offers an informative exhibition on giraffes and here is a nice little cafe. Local English speaking guide included. Kazuri Jewelry and Ceramics Workshop: You will also have a visit to the Kazuri Jewelry and Pottery Workshop. The Kazuri project started in 1975 and helped single mothers support themselves and their children. The women hand-painted jewelry and ceramics and sold them. The project has now become so popular that over 200 women are employed and their goods are sold all over the world. Everything is done by hand and it is incredibly exciting to experience the women’s skills. Local English speaking guide included. Karen Blixen’s house: The excursion ends at Karen Blixen’s African house 20 km west of Nairobi – one of the capital’s main attractions. The Baroness’s home was converted into a museum in 1985 due to the film adaptation of the now famous film “My Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. to go for a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. (F )
Day 4: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve – Safari
Departure from Nairobi in the direction of the Masai Mara Game Reserve after breakfast. The drive is about six hours and you enjoy a lunch on the road and arrive at your safari camp in the afternoon. Your accommodation is less than ten minutes from the park’s southeast entrance and you live comfortably in stationary tents with beds or in cabins. Your base for the next three nights is among the better budget accommodations around the Masai Mara. The afternoon is set aside for your first safari in the large game reserve and here a taste of the park’s fantastic wildlife and varied, hilly landscapes awaits. After the safari you return to your camp and have dinner. The rest of the evening is on its own. ( F , L , M )
Day 5-6: Safari and Masai Mara
The days are set aside to drive around and observe wildlife in the reserve. It is a good idea to start early in the morning, when the chance of seeing lions, cheetahs and leopards is greatest. Kenya’s leading Masai Mara Safari Reserve is a continuation of the Serengeti Plain and world famous for the unique and spectacular migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras. From June they start arriving at the Masai Mara in search of food and in October the grass is eaten and they start hiking back to the Serengeti. Masai Mara is also rich in resident animals with over 95 different species, which makes the park a great animal experience all year round. In the Masai Mara you will find the whole “The Big Five”, ie elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and a small number of rhinos, but also giraffes, hippos, hyenas and countless antelopes. The national park also has an incredibly rich and varied bird life with over 480 species. (F , L , M )
Day 7: Return to Nairobi
After breakfast and the day’s morning safari you travel back to Nairobi with arrival in the late afternoon. Along the way you can visit a local Maasai village. This visit costs about 25 US dollars per person paid directly in the village. Overnight in Nairobi at Wildebeest Eco Camp in a safari tent with private toilet and bath. ( F , L )
Day 8: Nairobi and flight to Mombasa
The first part of the day you have yourself in Nairobi. For example, you can visit Kibera, a settlement with all 42 tribes represented in Kenya, which is the reason for the area’s cultural and historical diversity. You can visit some of the small organizations that work to improve the lives of many people in Kibera (tickets for the tour can be purchased locally). In the afternoon, the flight departs from Nairobi to Mombasa and at Mombasa Airport you will meet our driver who will drive you to Diani Beach, a drive of about an hour and a half. After arrival you will be accommodated in your villa which will be your home for the next seven days. The rest of the day you have on your own and you can, for example, go out and snorkel and enjoy the beach life. (NOTE: you can also choose to travel in the morning if it suits your plans better.) (F )
Day 9-14: Own villa on Diani Beach and experiences on your own
Enjoy the relaxing days in your villa and / or take long walks on the beautiful beach, Diani Beach. There are many excursions from Diani Beach, including cycling and boat trips. One of the great experiences you will find after less than an hour’s drive south from Diani Beach. Here you can visit Kisite Marine Park on a boat trip. The Marine Reserve is known for Kenya’s best underwater life, making it an ideal snorkeling spot. We recommend that you book this tour from home due to the high number of participants. Please contact us for expert help. A personal chef is included in the price during your stay in your own villa. The chef can help you buy food and organize your meals. Please note: Food is not included in the stay and must be arranged continuously with the chef upon arrival.
Day 15: Departure from Mombasa
The day is on its own. You will be picked up at Diani Beach and driven to Mombasa Airport. The time depends on the flight time. From Mombasa you fly back to Nairobi and from there back to Scandinavia
Day 16: Arrival in Scandinavia
Three nights at Wilderbeest Eco Camp in Nairobi
Three nights in stationary tents at the entrance to Masai Mara National Park
Seven nights in own villa at Diani Beach