WELCOME IN NAIROBI
Arrival and reception at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi). Transfer to Osoita Lodge in the outskirts of Nairobi, from which place the safari will start. Briefing and presentation of the off road motorcycles for the tour starting the next day. Dinner and overnight at Osoita.
NAIROBI – SELENKAY :
140 Km of track + 30 on tarmac (6 hours)
Breakfast at 7.00 then take a track running on the edge of the spectacular Great Rift Valley to arrive at Kajiado Township for refuelling. Picnic lunch then take a track across the savannah between acacias and anthills. Arrive end of afternoon at Selenkay Camp, an eco-friendly camp managed and owned by the local Masai community. Cultural visit of traditional Masai huts, entertainment to traditional songs and dances. Dinner, cultural talk around a camp-fire, night at the Tented Camp.
SELENKAY – AMBOSELI :
120 Km on sandy trail (4 hours)
Depart after breakfast through an animal trail, in the savannah across Masai land towards Amboseli national park, with Mount Kilimanjaro (19950 ft) in the backdrop, which in clear weather, sits across the southern horizon in marvellous splendour. At the boundary of the Park follow a beautiful trail rich in Wildlife such as; giraffe, ostrich, wildebeest, zebras… Arrive at the campsite under beautiful Acacia Tortilis, with a majestic view on Mount Kilimanjaro. Game drive in the afternoon by 4WD car in Amboseli, the habitat for big cats, herds of antelopes, buffalos, elephants… Return at the campsite at sunset, dinner and night under camping tent.
AMBOSELI – LAKE JIPE :
160 Km of gravel and stony road (5 hours)
Depart after breakfast, driving away along Tsavo park boundary on a red soil trail covered with black volcanic stones, the Kilimanjaro remains behind in a full enjoyable view. A sandy track leads to Lake Jipe (a part of Tsavo park, stretching in front of Pare Mountains in Tanzania), It is a wild place untouched by tourism and teeming in herds of elephants and a rich birdlife. Settle at the Lake bandas (bungalows thatched with palm leaves) right on the lakeshore. Boat ride on the lake before sunset in to enjoy a view of hippos. Night in the Banda beds.
LAKE JIPE – TAITA :
160 Km on earth and sand road (6 and half hours)
Early morning game drive in the park by 4WD, return at the bandas for breakfast and depart to Taita Hills through the main gravel road linking Tsavo to Tanzania. Exiting the Masai territory through which we have been travelling for the past 4 days ! Last refill at Mwatate centre before entering in Taita ranch, home to a large elephant population and vast land of dry shrubbery. Navigate through bushy vegetation and sandy trail, up a steep track, to arrive at Kasigau Kopje for a spectacular view of Taita land. The Kopje, formed 20Million Years ago in the time of the great rift escarpment has its summit covered with a rain forest ! For the night: at Kiwanjani Eco Lodge, overlooking a water hole whereby elephants and buffaloes come for drinking.
TAITA – CHALANI VILLAGE :
180 Km earth and sand road + 30 Km on tarmac (7 hours)
Crossing Taita ranch in the middle of Tsavo wildlife migration corridor to Tanzania also inhabited by shepherds. The trail ushers you into the coastal region. A remarkable change in the landscape, climate and the local community (Giriama people) is gradually evident. Trails of red soil navigate you through coconut trees and other tropical vegetation. Arrive at Chalani Village and visit to the community primary school. Pass the night camping near Chalani Village among the local people, who will provide entertainment with traditional beats and dances: a natural impression of real African night under coconut trees and stars.
CHALANI – DIANI BEACH :
130 Km on earth and sand road + 30 Km on tarmac (5 hours)
Connect to Mombasa south coast through a sandy track, passing round Shimba hills (rain forest and home of the mighty elephant). Enter Diani Beach and proceed to a beautiful white-sand beach for a seafood farewell party with the whole crew. Later, move to Mwazaro Mangrove Lodge on a wild beach in the middle of the mangrove. Dinner and night in a beach banda.
Beach day at Mwazaro
MWAZARO – MOMBASA AIRPORT
Transfer to Mombasa international airport.