Day 1 Friday, Arrival Nairobi and your safari begins
Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and driven into the Amboseli National Park in time for lunch at the Amboseli Serena, which is uniquely situated at the centre of the park. In the afternoon enjoy your first game drive on the elephant trail. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Saturday, On the elephant trail in Amboseli National Park
Early morning game drive through Kenya’s most famous park, which is towered over by the magnificent bulk of 5,896m high Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Comparatively compact it is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephants can be seen half-submerged amongst the papyrus grasses. You will return for breakfast and the rest of the morning at leisure to relax around the pool. After lunch visit Observation Hill on your afternoon game drive, which offers stunning photographic opportunities, and arrive back at the lodge in time for dinner.
Day 3 Sunday, Into the Taita Hills
After an early breakfast drive into the neighbouring Taita Hills Game Reserve, an unusually verdant private sanctuary which serves as an elephant migratory corridor linking Amboseli, Tsavo East and West national parks. Renowned for the intimacy of its elephant viewing and its magnificent prides of lions, the reserve offers 50 mammal and 300 bird species. It also promises uniquely privileged waterhole game viewing immediately adjacent to the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge, which is built to resemble a fort and boasts a fascinating First World War and Hollywood film history. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4 Monday, Down to the Indian Ocean
After an early breakfast drive down to Kenya’s glorious Indian Ocean coastline arriving at around midday. Relax into four days at the 4-star Southern Palms Beach Resort, which stands on the silver sweep of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Diani Beach.
Day 5 and 6, Tuesday and Wednesday, Indian Ocean Paradise
Spend your time enjoying this superb resort, which features a unique blend of traditional Swahili and Arabic architecture and is set in 10 acres of tropical gardens looking out over silver sands and blue lagoons to the coral gardens of the Kenyan barrier reef. Enjoy the two magnificent free-form swimming pools, a superb range of watersports, an interactive health centre, and a dazzling array of dining and entertainment options. Breakfast and dinner at the resort.
Day 7 Thursday
After breakfast drive (or take our offered flight option) back to Nairobi.