DAY 01 - ARRIVAL / MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH
Upon arrival you will be met by our customer service representative who will then assist you to your transfer vehicles for the drive to your beach hotel. Upon arrival enjoy a non alcoholic welcome drink followed by a short briefing session on your vacation. Dinner and overnight Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
DAY 02 - MOMBASA - Optional
Wake up to the sounds of the Indian Ocean for a relaxed breakfast at the main hotel restaurant. After breakfast, embark on excursion to Mombasa old Town and Fort Jesus.
Fort Jesus is perhaps the most popular attraction in the Old Town. Constructed by the Portuguese during 1593-1596 and designed by an Italian architect, Cairati, Fort Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it is partly damaged, Fort Jesus is a fine display of 16th-century Portuguese military architecture.
Originally used by the Portuguese, the imposing structure rests upon a coral ridge at the entrance of the old town harbor, and its strategic location has resulted in many battles for its control. The site has also been used as soldier barracks and a prison before being obtained by the Trustees of the Kenya National Museum in 1958, and the on-site museum was opened in 1962 Enjoy the exhibition of the wide collection of ceramics and pottery reflecting the various cultures that traded along the coast. Within the compound are many fascinating battlements and derelict buildings including the Omani house, a building with Omani jewelry and displays on Swahili life.
After the fort, your guide leads you into alleys of Old Town, the original Mombasa city that was built in the 13th century and still maintains many significant architectural features of the time, such as filigree timber balconies, beautifully carved wooden doors, Indian and colonial designs and more than 20 mosques, and in 1985, the area received protected status as a conservation project to preserve the historically significant buildings.
DAY 03 - BEACH STAY DIANI BEACH
Spend today relaxing at your beach hotel or on the beach.
DAY 04 - MOMBASA / TSAVO WEST
Drive in the second largest park, Tsavo West National Park, known by the "Ogres Lion". During the railway construction from Mombasa to Uganda they attacked the workers. The story was filmed with "The Man and the Dark". Arrival at the lodge for lunch and later set off for an afternoon game drive. The park offers habitats in mountains, rivers, forests and lakes. It is well suited for walking safaris with a number of nature trails and the opportunity to explore the Chaimu volcanic lava.
You will also visit the Mzima Springs, a geological phenomenon and a natural wonder, because every day about 230 million liters of water gush out of the dry lava plain.
A small attraction is a glass-walled shelter built into the lake that provides stunning insights into the diverse underwater world. Since the water is very clear, you can see hippos running on the bottom and, if you are lucky, you can see crocodiles. All meals and overnight at Severin Safari Camp
DAY 05 - TSAVO WEST
After breakfast you will spend the whole day in the park with a picnic lunch stop. Return to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight Severin Safari Camp
Tsavo West is re-known for its volcanic features which were formed in the same era when volcanic activities were prevalent in the Kilimanjaro area. The park’s beautiful features range Mzima Springs – where fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gush out of from the under parched lava rock to the Shetani lava flows – the world’s longest lava flow. It’s beautiful, rugged wilderness and savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher's Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below.
Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
DAY 06 - TSAVO EAST / DIANI BEACH
Today we return back to the beach. Depart after breakfast to the coast and spend your day relaxing with various activities at your beach hotel. Dinner and overnight Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
DAY 07 - DIANI BEACH
Spend your day at the beach hotel. Dinner and overnight Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
DAY 08 - WASINI ISLAND - Optional
Pick up at your hotel at 07.00am and drive to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni at the South Coast, you will have the opportunity to see rural villages, tall palm trees and lush greenery. On arrival a local guide will lead you through the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market. Then you board a traditional Arab Dhow for a cruise to the Marine Park.
As you sail out on the Indian Ocean, there is an approximately 90% chance to spot Dolphins. You snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. You are provided with masks and snorkels and are accompanied by a certified and experienced guide. Assistance is also provided to first timers. Back on board, you can refresh yourself with fruits and soft drinks.
Sail to Wasini Island, where a tropical seafood lunch is waiting for you. The four-course menu includes crab, fish, sea weed, and rice with coconuts sauce. You can also opt for a chicken or vegetarian menu. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included. The restaurant, built on coral architecture and located directly at the shores, overlooks the channel towards Shimoni. After lunch, you have the option to take a discovery stroll through the Island and its Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden and the mangrove forest.
Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the breeze. Return to your hotel around 5pm. (all activities and fees included) Dinner & overnight at Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
DAY 09 - DIANI BEACH
Spend a last day at the beach hotel. Dinner and overnight Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
DAY 10 - DEPART
Check out and depart for the airport for return flight home.
Overnight stay and meals according to the itinerary.
Transport in Mini Van with folding roof for sight and photography.
English speaking tour guide
Game drives and park fees according to the itinerary.
All taxes and duties.
mineral water during game drives.
All airport transfers.
24 hours stand by service for your questions.
Visa fees and travel insurance.
Surcharges at Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.