The legendary Masai Mara, which delivers a grandstand view of Africa’s most majestic wildlife, is where your adventure begins. You will be staying in an authentic safari camp situated in a private concession that borders – without fences – the Mara’s sweeping plains. Hearing the calls of animals by night, by day you will watch them from your safari vehicle or up close on a guided walk. Elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and zebras. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. A truly astonishing display awaits.
Then comes a blissful stay on beautiful Diani Beach. A 25km stretch of white sand fringed by coconut palms and lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. A fitting end to a thrilling Kenyan vacation.
London – Nairobi
Depart from London for your flight to Kenya, arriving in Nairobi in the evening. You will be met upon arrival and make the short transfer to your hotel where you will spend one night.
Stay: One night in a deluxe room at Ole Sereni
This morning you fly out of Wilson Airport and land in the fabled Masai Mara. Here you’ll be staying in an exclusive tented camp, elevated above the plains on a high, rocky outcrop. The camp itself sits within the Naboisho Conservancy – 200 sq km of private, untamed wilderness adjacent to the Mara. With no fences to stop animals roaming freely between the two, you can get some fantastic sightings without having to venture too far from camp.
Morning and afternoon drives will reveal a spectacular display of wildlife ranging from elephants and leopards to dik-dik, cheetah and hippo. You can also opt for a horseback safari or, for an even more immersive experience, a guided walk led by a local Masai warrior. Your secluded ensuite tent, complete with its own private decking, provides a tranquil haven to retreat to at the end of each day.
Stay: Three nights in a double Nina tent at Ol Seki Hemingways – full board
On day five you exchange the dramatic plains for something entirely 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 hotel on the edge of Diani Beach. This is a sand-lover’s paradise with over 25km of beautiful beach, featuring the Indian Ocean on one side and row after row of swaying coconut palms on the other.
When you’re not admiring the horizon-wide ocean views from the comfort of your room, you will be inevitably drawn towards the sea by water sports such as kite surfing, diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing. Back on dry land you 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, sanctuary to elephants, buffalo and antelopes.
Stay: Five nights in a suite at Waterlovers – bed & breakfast
Nairobi – London
Return to Nairobi where you will catch your flight back to London.