Backpacking Kenya Safari and Beach, Maasai Mara National Reserve and Diani Beach

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This incredible 12-day backpacking journey takes international travelers deep into Kenya's stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. Launching from Nairobi, it spans the iconic Maasai Mara for unforgettable wildlife safaris, blends camping experiences with cozy hostel stays, and includes explorations of scenic locales. Key moments feature biking through Hell's Gate National Park and swimming in the crystal-clear waters off Diani Beach. Tailored for those seeking adventure, relaxation, and a deep dive into Kenya's rich heritage, this trip is the ultimate East African adventure. *This journey is designed with "open days" to ensure everyone has the freedom to explore as they please. Whether you're drawn to snorkeling in the clear waters, lounging on the beach, enjoying a quiet read at the accommodation, dining in a fancy restaurant, or grabbing a bite from a local caravan, there's room for all preferences. We're all adults here, and this trip celebrates that independence, giving each traveler the liberty to pursue their interests and enjoy the experience in their own unique way. *If your travel style is strictly about sticking to schedules and times without the flexibility to go with the flow, this trip is not for you. We embrace spontaneity and the freedom to explore, making this journey ideal for those who appreciate a mix of planned activities and the liberty to discover new experiences as they come. *In Zanzibar, given the island's compact size, feel free to depart earlier if you wish, accommodating your travel plans or preferences.

Hey there, I'm Pedro from the beautiful Madeira Island. Traveling is my lifeblood, and there's nothing I enjoy more than backpacking to new places, seeking adventures, and making connections along the way. I've wandered through many European countries and braved the icy roads of Iceland in winter. My latest escapade was a thrilling 3-month journey across Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. It's on these journeys that I've realized how sharing stories and experiences can truly amplify the excitement of travel. That's why I've joined this platform, eager to exchange tales and tips with fellow wanderers. Let's share our journeys and make our travels even more memorable together!

In selecting hostels, I prioritize a good balance between cost and quality, aiming for accommodations that are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive. I prefer hostels with a rating above 9 on whenever possible, planning for stays in mixed dorms. For those with specific requests, I'm happy to accommodate within the same property for an additional fee. Some destinations will involve camping (they have the equipment) in secure areas but if you prefer to stay in a mix room is possible. Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

What's included?
Accommodation, Safari Tour
Hells Gate National Park Fees and Bike
Priv. Tr. from Narok to Maasai Mara Stay
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-3
Immerse into local culture with options for some activities museums or city tours (not included in the price), and explore Nairobi's vibrant scenes. On the first evening or second, unite with your fellow adventurers from across the globe for a welcome dinner (not included in the price), setting the stage for the thrilling experiences that lie ahead.

Lake Naivasha

Day 3-5
Depart for Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Camp or a mix room in a protected area, under the stars. Embark on a bicycle drive of Hell's Gate National Park, famous for its geothermal activity, unique wildlife (including giraffes, zebras, and more (no lions) ), and stunning scenery.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day 5-7
Journey to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Settle into a safari camp within this protected area, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead. Experience a full-day safari in Maasai Mara, starting at dawn. Witness the Big Five in their natural habitat and marvel at the vast savannahs and abundant wildlife. Return to the camp for a restful night. (National Parking fees not included 100 dollars)


Day 7-8
Travel back to Nairobi, and an after a comfortable trip on a train to Mombasa, transitioning from the calm of the wild to the charm of the coast.

Diani Beach

Day 8-10
Head to Diani beach and check- in to Accommodation. Depending on arrival time, tour to Shimba Hills (not included, park fees 23 USD per person+65 euros (tour) split by the group), ending the day at the Diani accommodation for a night of relaxation. Dive into a full day of scuba diving or snorkeling (not included) in the clear coral-rich waters off Diani Beach or if you prefer just chill on the beach or at accommodation. Rent kayaks (not included) and enjoy beach snorkeling, exploring the vibrant underwater world. Travel to Mombasa by day's end, preparing for the next leg of your journey.


Day 10-11
Depart for Dar es Salaam early in the morning by a comfortable bus (included), then take a ferry (30 euros, not included ) to Zanzibar or by plane (not included) . Stay in the historic Stone Town, immersing yourself in its rich culture and history.


Day 11-12
On this day, we have the option to explore Mombasa until lunchtime and then catch the train in the afternoon, or decide to take the morning train and enjoy Nairobi in the afternoon for your last night in Nairobi.
Trip Summary
Hostel & Camping & Apartments
12 days trip
Nairobi, Lake Naivasha & 5 more
Car, Train
What's excluded?
Safari Park fees, International Flights
VISAS, meals, activities during the day
Public transport , trains, ferry
Tips for the guides/drivers and others
Everything not mentioned in inclusions
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