Mara Safari and Beach
|Nairobi ||Nairobi Tented Camp ||1 night |
|Masai Mara ||Porini Mara Camp ||2 nights |
|Masai Mara ||Porini Lion Camp ||2 nights |
|Diani Beach ||Pinewood Beach ||4 nights |
Click on the name of the camp or hotel for details.
10 days/9 nightsAt the Porini Camps you will enjoy game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles (not vans) with excellent guides. Other highlights include walks with Maasai warriors, the opportunity for night game drives, and access to exclusive wilderness areas with no tourist minibuses. This gives you an authentic safari experience, staying in small exclusive camps with spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished with private bathrooms, solar lights, and located in attractive unspoilt natural settings. At the camps all meals, drinks (wine, gin & tonic, beer, sodas, mineral water), and activities like game drives, walks, night drives and sundowners are included in the price.
Recommended flight from London: Kenya Airways from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 1 - Arrive Nairobi. Transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp. Afternoon game drive. (D)
DAY 2 - Fly to the Masai Mara - Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 - Morning and afternoon game drives. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Drive to Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Full day game-viewing with picnic lunch in Masai Mara National Reserve. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Optional balloon ride (see below). Game drive before breakfast. Fly via Nairobi to Diani Beach for 4 nights at Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa. (B,D)
DAY 7 - Diani Beach. (B,D)
DAY 8 - Diani Beach. (B,D)
DAY 9 - Diani Beach. (B,D)
DAY 10 - Fly back to Nairobi. Depart. (B)
PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTATION
The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.
We recommend the direct services of Kenya Airways
from London Heathrow. Current timings (subject to possible change) are
Heathrow/Nairobi. Depart at 20.00; arrive Nairobi at 06.30 (next morning)
Nairobi/Heathrow. Depart at 23.45; arrive Heathrow at 06.45 (next morning)
You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Kenya Airways website. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also offer daily flights to Nairobi, but due to their timings you may have to spend additional time in Nairobi. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).
TAILOR MADE OPTIONS
The sample safari and beach tour shown above is our most popular Kenya holiday but it is exactly that - a sample tour. We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending or ugrading the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits. We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.
ALTERNATIVE KENYA BEACH OPTIONS
We have selected the Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa on Diani Beach for this sample itinerary but there are many other options. You might prefer, for example, to choose a smaller, more boutique-style hotel like the exclusive Msambweni House in Mombasa (pictured). PLease ask us for our recommendations.
Or perhaps, as an alternative to the Kenya coast, you might want to consider the exotic island of Zanzibar?
ZANZIBAR SERENA HOTEL
Located in historic Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a haven of tranquillity and opulence.
BREEZES BEACH CLUB & SPA
For sheer indulgence beside the pristine white sand beaches of Zanzibar's east coast, the excellent Breezes is the perfect choice.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Popular extensions to the 'Mara Safari and Beach' tour include the following:
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
If you want to increase the number of days on safari you can add in a 2 night stay at the Amboseli Porini Camp in Selankay Conservancy. This exclusive camp of just 9 tents is located beneath the snow-peak of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, and offers superb game-viewing; Amboseli is particularly well-known for its elephants.
THE MARSH LIONS by Brian Jackman with Jonathan and Angela Scott. Reissued by Bradt in February 2012 (originally published in 1982), this is the classic account of life in the Masai Mara. Thoroughly recommended.