Join an adventurous and budget-friendly family safari in Kenya – experience the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Parks, both of which have an exceptionally rich wildlife and bird life. From here you take a train to the Indian Ocean, where the journey ends with an exotic beach holiday at Diani Beach. Find discount hotels in Kenya on ehotelat.
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, buffalo, 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.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its flamingos which give the lake a stunning pink glow. In addition to flamingos, you will experience a wide variety of wildlife such as buffalo, giraffes, hippos and the white rhinos, for which the national park is particularly famous.
35 km south of Mombasa is Diani Beach, which consists of a beautiful coastline of about 20 km with chalk white sand, palm trees and blue water. At Diani Beach, it is easy to book diving and mountain bike excursions in the area or arrange a day trip to Shimba Hills, a safari area located about 35-40 km from Diani Beach. In addition, you can book boat trips with snorkeling to Wasini Island and Kisite Marine Park. Here you will find Kenya’s best underwater life as well as dolphins and beautiful coral reefs. Your trip ends at the wonderful beaches of Diani Beach south of Mombasa. Here you can enjoy life on the beautiful sandy beach 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
After breakfast you leave Nairobi and roll towards the Masai Mara. There will be a lunch break on the way with packed lunch. Now that you have arrived at your safari camp, you get the first taste of the national park’s fantastic wildlife and varied, hilly landscapes. You spend the night at a budget safari camp outside the national park in simple tents with beds or in budget cabins. ( F , L , M )
Day 5-6: Safari in Masai Mara National Park
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: Safari in Masai Mara National Park – Lake Nakuru Town
After one last game drive in the Masai Mara, you drive towards Lake Nakuru, a drive of just over five hours. You arrive at noon and the rest of the day is on your own. ( F , L , M )
Day 8: Lake Nakuru Town – Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi
After an early breakfast, today’s safari awaits in Lake Nakuru National Park. The national park is known for its flamingos that come to the lake during different periods of the year in search of food. Lake Nakuru has also been given special reserve status for rhinos and there are also good opportunities to experience buffalo, giraffes, zebras, waterfowl and maybe even the volatile leopard. Lunch is taken outside the national park before the trip returns to Nairobi with arrival in the late afternoon. ( F , L , M )
Day 9: Nairobi – Mombasa by train – and by car to Diani Beach
Breakfast is served on the way to Nairobi Railway Station. From here you travel about six hours by train to Mombasa and along the way you can see the local life and perhaps some of Tsavo National Park wildlife from the train windows. In the middle of the day you arrive in Mombasa and meet our driver who will drive you to Diani Beach, a drive of just under two hours. Here you stay in your hotel. The rest of the day is on your own and you can, for example, go out and snorkel or enjoy the beach life. ( F )
Day 10-12: Beach days at Diani Beach
Enjoy some wonderful days of relaxation at Diani Beach. Here you will find beautiful azure blue water and a lovely beach with a local bay. At Diani Beach, it is easy to book diving and mountain bike excursions in the area or arrange a day trip to the Shimba Mountains, a safari area about 35-40 km from Diani Beach. In addition, you can book boat trips with snorkeling to Wasini Island and Kisite Marine Park. Here you will find Kenya’s best underwater life, dolphins and colorful coral reefs. The days are on their own. ( F )
Day 13: 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 abroad. From Mombasa you fly via Nairobi and back to Scandinavia. ( F )
Day 14: Arrival in Scandinavia
After an eventful trip in Kenya, you arrive in Scandinavia.
Three nights at Wilderbeest Eco Camp in Nairobi
Three nights in stationary tents or budget cabins at the entrance to Masai Mara National Park
One night at a simple hotel in Lake Nakuru
Four nights at a simple hotel at Diani Beach