7 days from $1,715 per person*
  • Split your time in Kenya between thrilling safari and relaxing beach time.
  • Track big game on safari game drives in Amboseli and Tsavo.
  • Revel in the serenity of a private beach in Mombasa.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Classic lodge and beach hotel accommodations, selected by a regional specialist.
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Enjoy two African extremes, the wild adventure of game park game viewing and the laid back luxury of Mombasa's legendary white sand beaches. Amboseli National Park, is 260 km (160 mi) south of Nairobi, on the Kenya and Tanzania border. It is most famous for its spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. A system of swamps makes this low-rainfall area one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world. Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometers. The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway. Nestled in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, safaris in Tsavo game park are famous for encounters with great elephant herds and lions, making it an ideal location for an African photo safari. Enjoy morning and evening game drives through this famous park. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. Known for spectacular beaches, Mombasa has long been a get-away destination. A terrific value option to relax after a safari. Sign up for optional activities including; deep sea fishing, boat excursions, scuba diving. There are several places to visit in Mombasa, including Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese, and the Old Town, which has old Islamic architecture. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Nairobi
    Nairobi
    • Welcome to East Africa
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
    Crowne Plaza Nairobi
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Nairobi to Amboseli
    Nairobi to Amboseli
    • Transfer - Nairobi - Amboseli [4 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Amboseli
    Sopa Lodge
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Amboseli to Tsavo
    Amboseli to Tsavo
    • Transfer - Amboseli - Tsavo [2 to 3 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide
    • Afternoon Game Drive - 2
    • Park Fees - Tsavo
    Ashnil Aruba Lodge
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Tsavo to Mombasa
    Tsavo to Mombasa
    • Transfer - Tsavo - Mombasa [3 to 4 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide
    • Private - Private Beach
    Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Mombasa
    Mombasa
    • Optional activities
    Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Mombasa
    Mombasa
    • Private - Private Beach
    Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Mombasa to Nairobi
    Mombasa to Nairobi
    • Transfer - Mombasa - Nairobi [4 to 5 Hour Drive] - Game Van/Guide
    • Kensington Office
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Day 1: Nairobi

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the hotel and airport. After your guide has loaded up your luggage you will be driven through Nairobi admiring some of the sights (time permitting). Your guide will brief you on your itinerary en-route.

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Situated in the trendy new Upper Hill financial district of Nairobi, Crowne Plaza Nairobi is the model of modern five-star elegance.  The property embodies an ideal fusion of thoughtful design and indulgence, and comes ripe with opportunity to discover nearby Nairobi National Park to see big cats and giraffes at the Masai Mara game reserve.  Earthy textures and dark wood throughout Crowne Plaza Nairobi evoke the wild plains and acacia trees of Kenya's big game reserves.  The property offers a host of amenities and facilities including a luxurious health club, a stylish unisex hair salon, a 24-hour state of the art gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool.  Five floors comprised of 162 Rooms, 13 Suites, and 29 Club Rooms are all equipped with the latest in technology, high speed complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, and 24 hour room service.

Wildlife of Nairobi
Wildlife of Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli

Sweeping across the Kenya-Tanzania border, the savannah grassland of Amboseli National Park is your playground for the day.  This morning you’ll meet with your guide and set out into the park for a chance to share the terrain with some of the world’s most elusive animals.  You have the option to do your game viewing either before or after check-in, so call upon the knowledge of your expert guide for their recommendation based on your arrival time and park hours.

This afternoon you’ll meet with your guide and head into Amboseli National Park.  The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species, and its other attractions include opportunities to meet the Masai Tribe’s people.  On a clear day, you’ll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, Sopa Lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Among a canopy of indigenous thorn trees, Acacias, fragrant Frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea, and giant cacti, the cottages meander through the vast expanse of the property’s mature gardens.  Housing 83 guest rooms, the cottages are vibrantly decorated with Masai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds, as well as an atmospheric veranda.  The dining room features a menu of Pan African and continental cuisine within warm and welcoming surroundings with exceptional hospitality.

Amboseli
Amboseli
Sopa Lodge
Sopa Lodge

Day 3: Amboseli - Tsavo

Your guide will drive you from Amboseli to Tsavo National Park. An armored convoy will deliver you to your location for a part of this voyage. The drive will take around 2 to 3 hours.

Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive with your skilled guide, in and around the Tsavo National Park region. Try spotting leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion,crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser kudu, or the nocturnal Porcupine. Birders will revel in this park, with over 600 species Tsavo has prolific birdlife.

Accommodation: Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Ashnil Aruba Lodge is perfectly placed in the heart of the Tsavo East National Park the Aruba Dam and shaded by beautiful Acacia trees. This relaxing lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the park on daily game drives and gives you the unforgettable opportunity to see Kenya's wildlife at close quarters.

Tsavo
Tsavo
Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Day 4: Tsavo - Mombasa

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as your guide drives you between Tsavo National Park and Mombasa. Drive along a newly paved highway and take in the Kenyan countryside. This scenic commute takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Relax by the warm ocean on a broad sandy beach.

Accommodation: Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Sparkling and shimmering with its silvery white stone face, on Shanzu Beach, Mombasa, is the Serena Beach Hotel. Its 164 air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated with inspired tones and colors, featuring African-influenced furniture and designs. Dining is always an enchanting experience for guests, who are dazzled by the beach, waters, and studded skies accented by the culinary expertise of the Serena Beach Hotel’s chefs. Days and evenings are packed with live entertainment, nature trails, and the crocodile farm among other exciting and relaxing activities.

Mombasa
Mombasa
Serena Beach Resort and Spa
Serena Beach Resort and Spa

Day 5: Mombasa

Sign up for optional activities at your resort (not included in tour price); deep sea fishing, boat excursions, scuba diving, or other.

Accommodation: Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
Mombasa Windsailing
Mombasa Windsailing

Day 6: Mombasa

Relax by the warm ocean on a broad sandy beach.

Accommodation: Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
Mombasa Beach
Mombasa Beach

Day 7: Mombasa - Nairobi

Your guide will pick you up from Mombasa and drive you to Nairobi. This commute will take approximately 4 to 5 hours, along a newly paved strip of road. You will have a brief opportunity to stop for a cold refreshment as well as some souvenir shopping along the way.

Before leaving that night, stop by the Kensington office for free use of Internet and lounge. If you like, we can make reservations for dinner at a local restaurant as well. Please let us know in advance and if you are vegetarian.

Accommodation:
Nairobi Office Lounge
Nairobi Office Lounge

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Crowne Plaza Nairobi: Nairobi

Situated in the trendy new Upper Hill financial district of Nairobi, Crowne Plaza Nairobi is the model of modern five-star elegance.  The property embodies an ideal fusion of thoughtful design and indulgence, and comes ripe with opportunity to discover nearby Nairobi National Park to see big cats and giraffes at the Masai Mara game reserve.  Earthy textures and dark wood throughout Crowne Plaza Nairobi evoke the wild plains and acacia trees of Kenya's big game reserves.  The property offers a host of amenities and facilities including a luxurious health club, a stylish unisex hair salon, a 24-hour state of the art gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool.  Five floors comprised of 162 Rooms, 13 Suites, and 29 Club Rooms are all equipped with the latest in technology, high speed complimentary Internet, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, and 24 hour room service.

Standard Guest Room
Standard Guest Room
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Sopa Lodge: Amboseli

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, Sopa Lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.  Among a canopy of indigenous thorn trees, Acacias, fragrant Frangipanis, colourful bougainvillea, and giant cacti, the cottages meander through the vast expanse of the property’s mature gardens.  Housing 83 guest rooms, the cottages are vibrantly decorated with Masai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds, as well as an atmospheric veranda.  The dining room features a menu of Pan African and continental cuisine within warm and welcoming surroundings with exceptional hospitality.

Sopa Lodge
Sopa Lodge

Ashnil Aruba Lodge: Tsavo

Ashnil Aruba Lodge is perfectly placed in the heart of the Tsavo East National Park the Aruba Dam and shaded by beautiful Acacia trees. This relaxing lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the park on daily game drives and gives you the unforgettable opportunity to see Kenya's wildlife at close quarters.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge
Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa: Mombasa

Sparkling and shimmering with its silvery white stone face, on Shanzu Beach, Mombasa, is the Serena Beach Hotel. Its 164 air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated with inspired tones and colors, featuring African-influenced furniture and designs. Dining is always an enchanting experience for guests, who are dazzled by the beach, waters, and studded skies accented by the culinary expertise of the Serena Beach Hotel’s chefs. Days and evenings are packed with live entertainment, nature trails, and the crocodile farm among other exciting and relaxing activities.

Serena Beach Resort and Spa
Serena Beach Resort and Spa
  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

  • Belinda Skelton — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    This was one of the most amazing trips that I have ever had. The custom tours and activities exceeded my expectations. I was traveling alone but felt safe and in good hands. The process of booking the trip with Lily Baffour was so easy and personal, especially with the constant communications from her up to my departure. Thank you Kensington Tours for an awesome experience. I will definitely use you for my next adventure!


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