SAFARI FROM DIANI BEACH
Multi-Days tours from the Kenya Coast – Choose from 8 Wildlife Parks
Take a 2–7 Day Road Adventure or an Air Safari from Diani Beach!
If you’re at Diani Beach you already know the best of the Kenya Coast – a warm, uncrowded shoreline, hugging the clear, gentle waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect vacation spot for relaxing or water sports.
But… you can’t come to Kenya without exploring its famous wildlife parks – for that is where discoveries happen and memories are made – time to safari in Africa. The legendary lions of the Tsavo Parks are an easy drive from your Diani resort. Imagine, going on safari from the diamond sands of the coast to view snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. This will be your vista at Amboseli Park at the base of the great mountain and you’ll be in the company of scores of free-ranging big-tusked elephants.
Or picture this: start your day on the coast and then fly to the world-famous Masai Mara, home to all kinds of big cats and the iconic Great Migration – a spectacle of tens of thousands of marauding wildebeests and zebras, flooding into the park. We’ll make it happen for you.
Your Diani Beach Safaris
Africa Kenya Safaris offers all sorts of wildlife adventures from your Kenya coast resort, to discover the wildlife and parks known throughout the world. Choose from 2 – 7-day adventures exploring our great plains, savannahs, acacia forests, and lakes, home to lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffe, and zebra all roaming in the wild.
Short on time but long on adventure? Take one of our Fly and Drive Safaris to the Masai Mara. It’s the perfect way to safari from Diani Beach to the heart of the wildlife action.
On all these adventures, we’ll pick you up at your hotel or resort in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep, journey off to the parks of your choice, and then bring you back to the coast. Choose from our wide selection of tours below:
Easy, Fast & Flexible
At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!
Two- and Three-Day Safaris
These quick getaways will add fun and variety to your beach holiday while giving you a taste of safari action. Choose colorful combinations of Tsavo East or Tsavo West Parks, Amboseli, and the privately-owned Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Between these parks, you’ll find all of Africa’s biggest game.
Four and Five-Day Safaris
More time. More choices. In these more in-depth safari packages, you can choose to go to the above parks of Tsavo, Amboseli, and Masai Mara. Adding to the list are the Great Rift Valley high-altitude Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru, home to colorful birdlife like pelican, cormorant, and pink flamingoes.
Fly and Drive Safaris
Cover more ground in less time with these fly and drive tours. Choose from two, three, six, or seven-day safaris. Part of your tour will be in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep, but you’ll also see Kenya from the air flying between the coast and the capital of Nairobi. Our seven-day safari features visits to six parks including the Masai Mara, Lakes Naivasha, and Nakuru.
Group Safari Trips from Diani beach & Mombasa
Discover More About Safaris From Diani Beach
Want to discover more about our safaris from Diani Beach? Our quick Q&A guide will help you with information on the national safari parks you can visit from this stunning coastal resort, the wildlife you can see during our excursions from the beach, and much more!
Diani Beach is an idyllic location on the south coast of Kenya, and it can be a great addition to your African safari. Not only can you enjoy some beach time and water sports, but there are also several safari options available from Diani Beach. From here, you can access the popular Tsavo East and West National Parks, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo). Additionally, Shimba Hills National Reserve, located just a short distance from Diani Beach, is a must-visit for its lush forests and cascading waterfalls, as well as its diverse wildlife, including unique species such as the Sable antelope.
If you’re looking for a spectacular safari experience, you can also consider the Wasini Island dolphin excursion, which includes a visit to the Kisite Marine Park. Here, you can snorkel or scuba dive in the coral reefs and swim with dolphins. The excursion also includes a traditional Swahili lunch on the island. Furthermore, Diani Beach offers an array of luxury accommodations that can complement your safari experience. You can choose from a variety of lodges, camps, and beach resorts, each with its own distinct style and amenities.
Diani Beach Offers Unparalleled Relaxation to African Safari Adventurers
Overall, including Diani Beach in your African safari can add an extra dimension of relaxation, adventure, and unique experiences. You can enjoy the best of both worlds by indulging in the natural beauty and wildlife of Kenya’s national parks and then unwinding on the pristine beaches of Diani, all while staying in luxury accommodations.
Yes, it is possible to take a Masai Mara safari from Diani Beach. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we offer several safari packages that include a visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve from Diani Beach. Our 3-day Masai Mara Fly-In Safari from Diani Beach is a popular option that includes a visit to the Masai Mara, where you will have the opportunity to witness the great migration of wildebeest and zebras, as well as see some of the Big Five animals such as lions, elephants, and buffalos. This safari also includes accommodations at the Mara Sopa Lodge or similar, all meals, and transportation from Diani Beach.
More Masai Mara Safaris from Diani Beach
Another option is our 4-day Masai Mara Flight Safari from Diani Beach, which gives you an extended visit to the Masai Mara. This safari also includes accommodations, meals, and air transportation from Diani Beach.
Ask About Our Custom Safari Packages
We also offer customizable safari packages that allow you to create your own itinerary, including a visit to the Masai Mara. You can choose the number of days, the destinations you want to visit, and the level of accommodations you prefer. Our experienced safari consultants will work with you to create a personalized itinerary that meets your needs and budget.
Overall, a Masai Mara safari from Diani Beach is a great way to experience the beauty and wildlife of Kenya. With Africa Kenya Safaris, you can rest assured that you will have a safe, comfortable, and unforgettable safari experience.
If you’re planning a safari from Diani beach, there are several national parks worth considering when making your trip.
Visit Tsavo East National Park
One of the most popular parks is the Tsavo East National Park, which is the largest national park in Kenya. Here, you can witness herds of elephants, buffalos, and other large mammals, as well as the “red elephants” unique to the area. You can also spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and more. Additionally, the park offers a chance to visit the Lugard Falls and the Aruba Dam, which provide a beautiful backdrop for game viewing.
Explore Tsavo West National Park
Another excellent park to consider is the Tsavo West National Park, which offers a unique landscape featuring volcanic hills, savannah, and diverse wildlife. Here, you can spot a wide range of animals, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, and more. One of the highlights of this park is Mzima Springs, where you can witness underwater hippos and crocodiles, as well as other wildlife that come to drink from the crystal-clear pools.
Discover the Masai Mara
If you’re interested in seeing the Big Five animals, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is a must-visit park. This is Kenya’s most popular wildlife reserve and home to an abundance of wildlife. Here, you can spot lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos, as well as other large mammals and over 500 species of birds. You can also witness the great wildebeest migration, which is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet.
Amboseli – Gateway to Kilimanjaro
For a more off-the-beaten-path experience, consider visiting the Amboseli National Park. This park is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and offers stunning views of the mountain, as well as diverse wildlife. Here, you can spot elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and more. Additionally, the park is home to a large number of bird species, making it a great destination for birdwatchers.
The Magic of Shimba Hills
Finally, the Shimba Hills National Reserve is another option to consider. This reserve is located just a short drive from Diani beach and offers a chance to see several species of primates, including the rare and endangered Colobus monkeys. You can also spot elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and other large mammals, as well as a wide range of bird species. The reserve also features the stunning Sheldrick Falls, which provide a beautiful backdrop for game viewing.
Embarking on a safari from Diani beach offers a unique opportunity to witness an array of African wildlife species. From the Big Five to various bird species, you can expect to see an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitats.
Animals of the Masai Mara
The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to the Big Five – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos. You can witness them roaming around the vast plains of Masai Mara. Other animals you can see at Masai Mara include zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, wildebeest, and hippos. With over 95 species of mammals, Masai Mara is a must-visit destination for safari enthusiasts.
The Elephants of Amboseli
Another national park to visit on a safari from Diani beach is the Amboseli National Park. Known for its large herds of elephants, Amboseli National Park also offers sightings of other animals such as lions, cheetahs, buffalos, and giraffes. You can also catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day, adding to the beauty of the park.
Tsavo Wildlife Highlights
Tsavo East and West National Parks are also worth visiting on a safari from Diani beach. Tsavo East is the largest national park in Kenya, and home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and many more. Tsavo West, on the other hand, is known for its diverse landscape, including volcanic hills, swamps, and natural springs. Here, you can see elephants, leopards, hyenas, buffalos, and various bird species.
See Stunning African Wildlife from Diani Beach
In conclusion, a safari from Diani beach is a great way to experience the rich wildlife of Kenya. You can witness the Big Five at Masai Mara, large herds of elephants at Amboseli National Park, and diverse wildlife at Tsavo East and West National Parks. There’s no doubt that you will create unforgettable memories of your wildlife encounters in Kenya.
The best time of year to go on a safari from Diani Beach is during the dry season which runs from July to October, and January to March. During this time, the weather is dry and the vegetation is less dense, making it easier to spot wildlife in the national parks. The dry season is also the best time for game drives in Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, which are located closer to Diani Beach.
Shoulder Season Safaris
However, it’s worth noting that the months of July and August can be quite busy in some national parks such as Masai Mara, due to the annual wildebeest migration. If you’re looking for a quieter safari experience, then visiting during the shoulder seasons (April to June, and November to December) may be a better option. The weather during these times can be slightly wetter, but the crowds are thinner, and the prices for safari tours and accommodation are usually lower.
When does Diani beach have the best weather?
For those interested in enjoying the beautiful beaches of Diani, the best time to visit is during the dry season which coincides with the best time to go on a safari. From July to October and January to March, the weather is generally sunny and warm, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. The shoulder seasons also offer pleasant beach weather, with slightly cooler temperatures and occasional rain showers.
Can I customize my safari itinerary from Diani beach to include specific activities or destinations?
Yes, we offer customized safari itineraries from Diani beach to cater to your specific preferences and interests. Our team of experienced travel experts will work closely with you to create a tailor-made itinerary that suits your budget, timeframe, and travel goals. We can incorporate activities such as game drives, nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural visits, among others.
Visit Any Safari Park from Diani Beach
If you have a particular destination in mind, we can also include it in your itinerary. Our safaris from Diani beach cover a wide range of national parks and reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, including Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara, among others. We can also arrange for you to visit other destinations, such as the coastal towns of Mombasa or Zanzibar.
Solo & Group Custom Safari Holidays
Whether you are traveling solo, with a partner, or in a group, our customized safaris from Diani beach will offer you a unique and unforgettable experience that caters to your specific needs and interests. Contact us today to start planning your dream safari itinerary from Diani beach!
Getting to the national parks for a safari from Diani beach can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on which national park you choose to visit and your preferred mode of transport. If you choose to fly to the national parks, the travel time can be significantly reduced. Flights from Ukunda airstrip in Diani beach to the national parks take around 2-3 hours depending on the destination. Some of the national parks with airstrips include Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo.
Safaris from Diani Beach by Road
If you prefer to travel by road, it can take longer but you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and interact with the locals along the way. The travel time from Diani beach to national parks such as Tsavo and Amboseli can take 4-5 hours while the journey to Masai Mara takes around 8-9 hours.
Hassle-Free Safari Tours from Diani Coastal Resort
We offer private transfers or group tours to give our safari holiday customers a hassle-free experience. The travel time may vary depending on the route taken and the stops made along the way.
Let Us Get You From Beach to Wildlife
It’s important to keep in mind that road conditions can vary and travel times may be affected by factors such as traffic, weather, and road closures. We recommend planning your safari itinerary with Africa Kenya Safaris, as we are a highly experienced safari operator who can advise on the best mode of transport and route to take.
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