This fully escorted 9 Days Accessible Kenya Safari combines some of the best wildlife in Kenya, with time relaxing on a turquoise beach. Visit the Masai Mara Game Reserve, famous for its big cat sightings & Lake Nakuru with its rhinos, flamingos and giraffe. Finish this Kenya wheelchair accessible Safari at the world famous Diani beach for leisure and relaxation.
You will be met at Nairobi Airport and transferred to your hotel in this bustling city.
Check in and relax in your warm and friendly African surroundings.
Overnight: Wheelchair accessible Nairobi City hotel (D)
We leave Nairobi early this morning (07.00) and drive 4-hours across the scenic Great Rift Valley, travelling in a safari minibus with pop-up roof for game viewing and guaranteed window seat.
We pass through Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. We pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station and head across the valley to Narok, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch.
Masai Mara National Park is named after the Masai people and the Mara River, which divides the park. This park is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest from the adjoining Serengeti National Park. This phenomenon occurs every year from July to October, when game migrates along a circular route from the plains of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again in search of fresh pastures, followed by hungry predators – most notably lions and hyena.
Check into your lodge in this magnificent wildlife sanctuary and enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Overnight: Masai Mara safari Lodge with Wheelchair accessible hotel room (B L D)
Today is dedicated to game viewing on the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara National Park. Nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is famous for its many prides of lions, packs of hyena and other predators – as well as huge herds of wildebeest, which number over one million, zebra and giraffe. All the Big Five can be seen here, as well as numerous other species including the Thomson’s gazelle, topi, kongoni, impala, roan antelope and hippo. The nocturnal bat-eared fox, rarely found elsewhere in Kenya, also inhabits this park as well as the endangered cheetah and black rhino. Bird watching is also excellent with over 450 different species including the vulture, marabou stork, secretary bird, hornbill, crowned crane, ostrich, long-crested eagle and African pygmy-falcon.
Set off early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view the abundant wildlife of this region. Return to the lodge to rest in the heat of the day, before setting off again in the late afternoon for another game drive. We also visit a local Masai Village to see their way of life.
Overnight: Wheelchair accessible safari lodge in Masai Mara (B L D)
We leave the Masai Mara after breakfast and travel for 4-hours to Lake Elementeita in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
We drive across the “breadbasket” of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape, towards Narok – the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. We traverse the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as we head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Elementaita around midday.
Following lunch, we depart for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to your lodge as the sun sets. This national park , known for its birdlife, is also home to black and white rhino as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
Overnight: Wheelchair accessible safari lodge (B L D)
Following an early breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on beautiful freshwater Lake Naivasha.We then leave the Rift Valley behind and drive 2-hours to Nairobi Airport for your light aircraft flight to Ukunda near Diani Beach. Here you will be met and transferred to your beach resort to relax on the shores of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
Overnight: Wheelchair accessible beach hotel (B & D)
At leisure to relax and soak up the sun on the Indian Ocean beaches of the warm Mombasa coast.
Enjoy the lush tropical gardens of coconut trees, fan-shaped travellers palms and the vibrant blooms of hibiscus, bougainvilleas and frangipani – as well the splendid coastline. Activities vary by resort but include water sport, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
Note: Please be aware that all beaches in Kenya are public, so expect to see local beach sellers.
Overnight: Wheelchair accessible beach hotel (B & D)
Transfer to Mombasa Airport for your onward flight home via Nairobi/ Arrive at Nairobi Airport and take the free shuttle to your airport hotel.
NB: On escorted group tours please note that for operational reasons it is sometimes necessary to substitute one hotel with another of similar quality. Luggage needs to be packed in soft side bags (sports bags are ideal) not exceeding 15 kg and 65 x 46 cm. Due to limited space in the vehicle, rigid suitcases are not suitable. Excess baggage can be left in Nairobi and collected after your safari. (B )
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner