6 DAY FROM DIANI BEACH – FLY & DRIVE
COAST FOUR PARK SAFARI
Tsavo East/Amboseli/Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara
Starting from/returning to your Diani Beach or other coastal resort.
We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
And then we’ll fly you back to the coast.
Here’s a unique Africa safari – you’ll see Kenya close up by Land Cruiser Jeep but also from above as you wing in from Nairobi back to the coast. This special journey will bring you to the finest parks, home to all the big game – lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, wildebeests – and some surprises like rhinos and even pink flamingoes.
Your journey begins at legendary Tsavo East National Park, with its red-dusted elephants and short-maned, storied Tsavo lions. Famous Mt. Kilimanjaro comes next as it towers over Amboseli National Park, home to all the large wildlife.
Ever been to a Rift Valley lake? We’ll discover a change of pace at Lake Nakuru National Park with its waterfalls, acacia woods, and birdlife along the shore – ostriches, cormorants, even bright pink flamingoes.
Then we journey onto the crown jewel – the Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya’s most popular park with its many prides of lions and limitless trains of wildebeest and zebra. For six days we’ll explore these parks and their wildlife treasures – then we’ll wrap up with a flight soaring over Kenya’s broad landscapes from above as we return to the coast.
What’s Cool About These Parks?
Aruba Dam at Tsavo East is an active watering hole, a big draw for the park’s elephants, who often parade with a rosy-dusted coat, from rolling in the red-oxide soil. Speaking of elephants – you are guaranteed to spot them at Amboseli, home to one of the largest populations in Africa. Have your camera ready as they march before the majesty of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Lake Nakuru is a curious blend of verdant forests with monkeys, baboons and the lake which hosts a bright menagerie of birdlife. But there’s more – the park also is home to a rhino sanctuary, protecting these increasingly rare and shy creatures.
Come to the Masai Mara for the lions but stay for the Great Wildebeest Migration. It’s the largest movement of animals on the planet – millions of them stream into the park from the Serengeti in search of water and taller grasses.
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!
Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, bush dinner, evening bonfires, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, babysitting, children’s pool, night game drives, and evening sundowners.
Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.
We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.
No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.
You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.
We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, meals, airfare, and transfer to Diani and other resort beaches. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.
Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.
Check Out Your Ride
Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.
Diani – Tsavo East
3 Hour Drive
4:30 It’s safari time so let’s get into an early morning routine. Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will swing by in your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep. Hop aboard and we’ll head to Mombasa via the Likoni Ferry.
From there we travel the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway, enjoying the dawn’s early light over the passing fields. We’ll make stops en route to stretch and get refreshments.
Soon we’ll pass through the gate taking us onto the vast plains of Tsavo East. We’ll be tracking for lions, elephants, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and lots of other big game and birds like ostrich, heron, and buzzards.
These are our first game drives and you’ll start getting into the safari rhythms, appreciating the beauty and peace of the natural world all about.
We’ll have lunch, freshen up and then head out for more safari action.
Later as the sun begins to set and the day starts to cool we’ll see more wildlife emerging from the bush.
We’ll head back to our Tsavo East safari lodge or tented camp to relax, enjoy dinner, and reflect on the day’s adventures.
Tsavo East – Amboseli
5 Hour Drive
Just like yesterday, we’re up with the sun and an early game drive to watch the park and its wildlife awake into the new day.
Then we’re off to Amboseli – we should arrive around mid-day and refresh at our accommodation. We’ll take an easy and relaxed game drive around this compact but busy park. And wherever we venture, we can’t miss the inspiring vista of Mt. Kilimanjaro towering over the park and the voluminous herds of elephants parading about.
Toward evening, if we’re lucky, the cloud cover obscuring Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak may part, giving us one of Africa’s most iconic views.
Dinner and rest will be at our Amboseli accommodation.
Amboseli – Lake Nakuru
7 Hour Drive
We’ll be up early for a extended but scenic drive to Lake Nakuru. Along the way, we’ll stop to admire the dramatic cliffs of the Great Rift Valley. We can also pause at Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita to admire their picturesque displays.
But Lake Nakuru has its own beauty and variety – a world of rocky peaks, waterfalls, and shaded forests where giraffe and antelope roam. The lake is home to pelicans, stork, cormorants, and sometimes large numbers of pink flamingoes.
The park is also one of the few spots where you’ll find rhinos. The sanctuary here is home to both the black and white varieties of these rare and endangered animals.
Evening will be spent at your Lake Nakuru lodge or tented camp.
Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
6 Hour Drive
The early morning is a peaceful time at the lake – we’ll take in the birds and larger game searching for their breakfast by the shore.
Then we’re off to the Masai country and the great Masai Mara. We may even pass Maasai herders along the way, tending to their cattle.
We’ll get to the park in the afternoon, in time for a game drive over the colorful hills and amber savannahs. The park is blessed with the highest concentration of wildlife in the region, so our sightings should be active and varied.
We’ll be spending the next three days in this rich environment.
Dinner will be served at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp. Rest, relax and get ready for some serious safari action tomorrow.
Full Day at the Masai Mara
There’s lots of wildlife awaiting us today throughout the park. Your guide is an expert in tracking the animals, so discuss with him what most interests you. Be as active as you like or take time to relax at your accommodation if that is your preference.
If you should be at the park during the season of the Great Migration (July – October), you’re certain to witness the tens of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle pouring into the Mara from the neighboring Serengeti.
We’ll head down to the Mara River, site of the crossing where the great spectacle plays out between the invading grazers and the crocodiles in the river… plus, the many predators throughout the park. It’s the timeless cycle of nature’s drama playing out before us.
Like to add more activities to your safari experience? Take an optional cultural tour at a nearby Maasai village. Get to meet these indigenous people and learn about their farming and herding lifestyle.
For a spectacular event you won’t ever forget, ask your guide to arrange for the optional early morning balloon safari over the park. You’ll see the sun rise over the Mara as below the wildebeests and other game emerge into the dawning day. Simply breathtaking.
Dinner will be at our Mara accommodation.
Masai Mara – Nairobi – Diani Beach
Masai Mara – Nairobi – Diani Beach
Our last day so let’s pack in another game drive and revisit favorite spots in the park or explore new ones.
Then we’re off to Nairobi where we’ll arrive in the late afternoon.
We’ll take the short, easy flight back to Mombasa and then to Diani Beach or other resorts.
Six full days of colorful parks, wildlife, and safari adventure. We’re sure you‘ve gained a new appreciation for Kenya’s reserves and the magnificent animals that inhabit these vital ecosystems. We had a great time showing off the safari life and hope you enjoyed it as well. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris, a heartfelt thanks!
11:24 am. Depart Mtito Andei for Mombasa
14:18 (2:18 pm) Arrive at Mombasa train station.
You’ll be met by an Africa Kenya Safaris representative for the transfer to your Diani Beach resort.
We can also bring you to your hotel in Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, or Watamu.
You did it! Six active safari days full of discovery, adventure, and lots of wildlife. We hope you stored lots of memories and took plenty of pictures. Thank you so much for placing your trust in us. We at Africa Kenya Safaris, offer you our deepest thanks!
Jeep option to the coast
If instead of the train you wish to continue in your Jeep to the Kenya coast with your guide, you can choose to do so at no extra cost. You’ll arrive at your beach resort at approximately 5 pm.
Flight option to the coast
Here’s a fast, fun way to get to your coast resort while enjoying more time in the park – take advantage of our optional flight safari. You’ll be picked up mid-afternoon for your flight to Diani, Malindi, or Mombasa.
The flight is about 1 hour and costs an additional $330 per person. Just ask your Africa Kenya Safaris rep for details.
- Multiple game viewing drives
- Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, baboon, ostrich, and much more
- Herds of red-dust elephants rolling, & showing off their red coats
- Aruba dam on the north bank of the Voi River attracts 1000’s of animals for wonderful game viewing
- Mudanda Rock – this signature whale-shaped rock towers above a natural dam, drawing thousands of elephants
- Large Elephant herds – guaranteed sighting
- Snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
- Lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant
- Marshlands host many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowl like pelican and Egyptian goose
- Observation Hill – view the entire park, especially the marshlands with the elephants
- Bird watching
- Rhino sanctuary
- The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery
- Unlimited game drives in your own comfortable Safari pop-up top vehicle
- The Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo & leopard… Plus zebra, cheetah and much more
- Experience the Masai Mara, home to an ancient culture
- Your choice of accommodations – from budget to luxury – stay in lodges or tented camps
- Optional Masai village – Please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
- Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask us about this unique opportunity – $420 per person
- Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide
ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER
Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.
To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low
*Single Room Supplement
*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
Your Tour Includes
- Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
- Pick up and drop off at your Diani resort/South Coast locations
- Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driverr
- Bottled drinking water
- Park entrance fees
- Game viewing drives
- Air fare Nairobi – Diani
- Government taxes and local levies
- The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities
Lots of Ways To Stay
Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?
We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.