The Masai Mara, for example, gives you a grandstand view of Africa’s majestic wildlife. You will bel be staying in an authentic safari camp, listening to animals calling in the darkness, and by day watching them from your designated safari vehicle – elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and zebras. Lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas. A thrilling display.
Then comes Diani and a luxury hotel with a stunning beach stretching 25 km, lapped by the Indian Ocean. Not bad for holidaying on a shoestring.
London – Nairobi
Depart from London Heathrow in the evening for your overnight flight to Kenya, which arrives in Nairobi early the next morning. Take the short transfer to your hotel where you will spend one night.
Stay: One night in a deluxe room at Ole Sereni.
This morning fly out of Wilson Airport and land in the fabled Masai Mara. You’ll be staying in a traditional-style safari camp, in a luxurious tent complete with en suite bathroom. At this camp you’ll have a designated vehicle and guide for game drives and safaris that are tailored to what you want to see and experience, and timed to fit in with your preferences.
Morning and afternoon drives will reveal a spectacular display of African wildlife ranging from elephants to dik-dik, but an even more intense experience awaits if you take the epic walking safari from Sand River to Loita Forest, with a local Masai warrior as your guide.
Stay: Two nights in a double room at Speke’s Camp.
Now for something completely different. You’ll fly out of the Masai Mara and land on Kenya’s incomparable coast, at Ukunda, where you’ll be met and escorted to your luxury, beach-side hotel. This is a sand-lover’s paradise with over 25 km of beautiful beach, featuring the Indian Ocean on one side and row after row of swaying palms on the other.
Stay in a cottage with a horizon-wide view of the ocean, and be inevitably drawn towards the sea by water sports such as kite surfing, diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing. Land lubbers can play tennis and golf, whilst the nearby rainforest is home to a wonderful display of exotic birds and colobus monkeys. Close by is the Shimba Hills Natural Reserve, home to elephants, buffalo and antelopes.
Stay: Six nights in a double cottage room at Waterlovers.
Nairobi – London
Return to Nairobi for your morning flight back to London, arriving at Heathrow in the late afternoon.