This Kenya Diani Beach and 3 Nights safari package is ideal for customers flying straight to Mombasa because it allows them to enjoy our nice sandy beaches and safari to Tsavo west, Amboseli and Tsavo east. The safari days the customers will vacate the rooms and check in after safari.
Diani Beach 3 Nights On arrival at the Mombasa Moi international airport you will be met by oranje exclusive safaris rep and transferred through Mombasa to pinewood village. The transfer will take approximately 1hr 45 minutes. Check in at luxury beach resort on Half board. If you are looking for all inclusive hotel worry no more we can book you in Papillon lagoon reef for the same cost
DAY 1 FROM MOI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PINEWOOD VILLAGE HOTEL DIANI
On arrival at the Mombasa Moi international airport you will be met by oranje exclusive safaris rep and transferred through Mombasa to pinewood village. The transfer will take approximately 1hr 45 minutes. Check in at luxury beach resort on Half board. If you are looking for all inclusive hotel worry no more we can book you in Papillon lagoon reef for the same cost
DAY 2 PINEWOOD VILLAGE RESORT OR PAPILLON LAGOON REEF
Today you have full day relaxing at the beach after tiring journey. You can also opt to go on snorkeling tour or village tour from your hotel. You can choose to just relax by the beach or swimming pool or at the bar.
DAY 3 – FROM PINEWOOD VILLAGE DIANI TO TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
What you expect to see from pick up to Tsavo east park entrance
You will be picked from your beach hotel early in the morning then drive to Tsavo West (approximately 200 km from Mombasa). The approximately 4 hours drive will take you through interesting villages inhabited by the local mijikenda tribe as well as Masai and Taita tribes. This drive will take you through the palm-fringed road eventually revealing the Tsavo scrub-land as you get close to Tsavo East. Further North as you get closer to Tsavo West you will also observe the Taita hills as well as the famous Yatta plateau -the World’s longest lava flow! As you drive there will be a stop over.
Tsavo west National park
After entry formalities at the Tsavo River Gate you will begin your your first game drive in Tsavo west driving along Tsavo river looking for wildlife and the beautiful landscapes arriving at your chosen accommodation in time for lunch. After lunch relax then proceed for a game drive, enjoy viewing the leopards, cheetahs, elephants, warthogs, dik-diks, rhino and different bird species. At approximately 1830hrs drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay in your chosen accommodation.
Kilaguni serena lodge or Severin safari camp
Ngulia Safari lodge or Rhino valley lodge
With little supplement Finch hattons
DAY 4 FROM TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK –AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast then proceed to Mzima springs for a brief walking safari with an armed ranger. This nature walk will take you to the hippo pools as well as the underwater fish viewing chamber where you may spot Nile crocodiles as well as different fish species including tilapia and black bass. Part of the Film ‘Out of Africa’ was shot here! After the rewarding walking safari you will head to Chyulu gate. Depart Tsavo West and drive to Amboseli national park with a brief stop at Shetani lava -the area’s most recent lava flow!
The drive will last you approximately 2 hours before arriving in this world renowned national park. You will have lunch at your chosen lodge or camp. After lunch relax up to 1600hrs then embark on an evening game The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain
Amboseli National park
Amboseli is a Maasai word for ‘salty dust”. This is because during the dry season, lake Amboseli dries up and when it’s windy the dust tastes salty! The national park, covering approximately 390sq. km of swampy area boasts the largest elephant herds as they roam between the swamps and the foot of Africa’s highest mountain!
Amboseli observation Hill
Other physical attractions include lake Amboseli, the Observation Hill which allows a panoramic view of the better part of this park overlooking Enkongo Narok swamp with its schools of hippos as well as herds of Elephants! For the avid ornithologists, this swamp does not disappoint with its prolific avifauna.
Mammals to be spotted in Amboseli
Other animals include; buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose, jacana. You equally have a chance of spotting leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, lion, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine.
At around 1830hrs proceed back to the Lodge or camp of choice for dinner and overnight stay.
Oltukai lodge or Amboseli serena lodge
Sentrim Amboseli or Kilima safari cam
with little supplement Satao Elerai Camp or Tawi Lodge.
DAY 6 TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK –BACK TO PINEWOOD VILLAGE GALU BEACH
Tea or coffee. Early morning game drive in the park. This game drive allows you to see nocturnal animals as they retreat to their hideouts. Breakfast in your lodge. After breakfast depart for Mombasa or Diani beach arriving at the beach hotel at around 1430hrs.
DAY 7 PINEWOOD VILLAGE OR PAPILLON LAGOON REEF
After a lovely safari have a full day relaxing at pinewood village hotel as you enjoy a perfect view of blue Indian ocean and fantastic breeze.
DAY 8 PILLI PIPA DHOW SAFARIS
PILLI PIPA DHOW SAFARI FULL DAY SNORKELING
Pick up at approximately 0710hrs from Diani or Mombasa beach hotel (depending with your beach Hotel) then drive to Shimoni which will take about 1 hour 15 minutes passing through villages, where you can see snapshots of the real Kenya; Coconut plantation, Mango trees, Cashew Nut plantations, mangroves and Sugarcane plantations. On arrival you will be met by Pilli pipa Team at the harbor wearing their signature uniform with Pili pipa written and with dhow and coral pictures
Cruise from Shimoni on Pili pipa dhow
9.00am – You will board the Pilli pipa Dhow where you will be introduced to the staff as you cruise to the marine park Snacks and refreshments will be served on the spacious Pilli pipa dhow. The cruise will take approximately 1hr 30 minutes, as you cruise the chances of spotting dolphins are very high. You will equally spot different species of birds like the sand piper, African fish eagle, Yellow billed stock, open billed stock, the king fishers, the little and large egret and numerous aves.
Kisite mpunguti Marine park
10.30am – We arrive in Kisite Marine park. The 28km2 Marine park was established to specifically protect the endemic Marine life. It is not allowed to fish nor cruise at the Marine park making the unique colored alive corals prosper. Here is where you will snorkel for the approximately 2 hours at 2 different Marine spots.
Species of fishes found in Kisite marine park
While snorkeling you have a high chance of seeing different type of fishes from the known 250 recorded species including the dolphin and turtles, the 56 types of conserved corals make it ideal for the existence of the fish species. When tide permits there is the option to spend some time on the white sandy bank which is only visible during low tide or you can just relax in the sun on the Dhow.
Wasini Island Lunch
12.30pm – It is now time to cruise slowly to Wasini island, If weather permits, the machine will be switched off and have an experience of quietly sailing to the restaurant- The Sailing Dhows were used many centuries ago by the Arabs during the slave trade.
13.30 – Arrive at the Pili Pipa restaurant, with its breathtaking views of the Wasini Channel, for a lunch of Swahili Sea food dishes or alternative options of chicken or vegetarian meals. After lunch relax at the restaurant before embarking cruising back to the mainland at Shimoni. (optional Shimoni slave caves visit USD 4 per person)
16.00 – Leave Shimoni for the return trip to beach Hotel
DAY 9 PINEWOOD VILLAGE OR PAPILLON LAGOON REEF
Relaxe at pinewood village hotel as you enjoy a perfect view of blue Indian Ocean and fantastic breeze.
Pick up and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Return transfers as per the program.
Safari in a private safari 4×4 Land cruiser.
More than eight years experienced driver guide.
Unlimited water/coke/fanta/sprite in the safari 4×4.
Overnight stay as per the program.
All meals on safari starting with Lunch ending with Lunch Last day.
Flying doctors insurance.
Meet and greet on Arrival.
Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
All personal equipments
Extra optional activities as per the program.
Masai Village USD15 per person
How safe is booking a safari holiday with oranje safari??
Oranje safari is a well-reputed company in Kenya with a wealth of experience in the travel industry spanning close to 20 years. Considering the tour operator does not have its own accommodations, the advice given on safari accommodations will never be biased. Oranje's exclusive safari collects a small deposit via secured Visa or Mastercard to secure the booking and payment of the full amount just days before the safari, reducing the fear of losing your money and giving our customers peace of mind. We are members of KATO.
How long should we go on safari??
We highly recommend a minimum safari with an overnight stay. The best is to pre-book your safari from your country and end with a beach stay. To have a more relaxed safari, stay two nights in the same accommodation if you are going on a safari holiday because the game drives entail early starts where you might not even have time to enjoy the luxuries of the accommodations you are staying in. A safari will always depend on your budget and the desired days of stay. Oranje Exclusive Safaris recommends 4 days and above for a safari within East Africa (Kenya). For Family Safaris, Oranje Safaris recommend more than 7 days and above for great experiences with a beach extension to relax.
How secured is it to pay oranje safari from overseas??
As a leading tour operator offering exclusive high-end safaris in Kenya, we regularly receive payments from all over the world. Customer payment is secure because you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. As a Kato Member we are bonded by Kato member scheme. The KATO Bond Scheme is therefore intended to be a form of "financial guarantee" to cushion the business associates of KATO members against the possible loss of monies paid to a KATO member who is facing involuntary liquidation.
Is it safe for children to go on safari?
For the comfort of the parents’ children below 5 might be advisable for shorter safaris close to the beach Hotels or spending more nights in one lodge or safari camp. Children tend to become tired quickly, and the long bumpy roads are extremely uncomfortable for children.
What animals would I see on safari?
On safari, you will be driving around to spot different animals; this is called a game drive. When booking your safari, your core interest is to know how many game drives you will be having and for how long, because that determines the chance you have of spotting animals. We can never guarantee the animals you will spot, but our professional driver guides will do their level best for you to see a lot of wildlife.
When is the best time to visit Kenya? What is the best time to go on a safari in East Africa?
The best time to visit Kenya depends on what you want to do. Kenya is divided by the equator and is characterized by a tropical climate. We are luck to have 12hours of son and 12 hours of Darkness the whole year.
The weather in Kenya is often ideal, although the coast can be very humid and there are hot, desert-like conditions around Lake Magadi and in the northern areas of the country around Lake Turkana.
During the coolest months of June, July, and August, temperatures in Nairobi are around 60 °F, which can drop to about 50 °F in the Aberdare region and Mount Kenya.
Short rains: November to December It rarely rains all day. Short, heavy rainfalls are usually replaced by sunny periods, which makes this time in Kenya very pleasant.
What to Pack/Which kind of cloths should we wear on safari?
Safari wear should be comfortable and casual. Evenings and early mornings can be chilly, so warm sweaters are recommended. Low-heeled, comfortable sports or trekking shoes are the most suitable walking shoes, should you intend to join any walking safaris.
We recommend you bring warm clothes, including a fleece or light wool sweater and socks, apart from the normal safari gear. During the day, it can get quite hot, so do not forget sunglasses and a high-factor sunscreen, as well as a sun hat with a small brim.
Due to the limited space in the light aircraft, we advise you to keep your luggage to a minimum. We suggest you pack your luggage into a small, soft bag weighing no more than 15 kg, the luggage limit for local flights issued by the airlines.
Why are safaris expensive?
Safari’s cost is expensive because you get the total cost for the 4x4 Land Cruiser, park entrance fees, fuel, driver’s allowance, accommodations, drinks in the 4x4, all meals, etc. These costs are paid to us, and we pay for the accommodations.
We work with deeply knowledgeable, experienced driver guides, whom we pay well to ensure we retain them.
The lodges and camps we work with cost more because maintaining the high standard costs a lot more in the parks than in towns or cities. Lodges located inside the parks pay equally for Kenya's wildlife services.