Ideal for those who want to experience a safari to the world's best game reserve and beach retreat - a popular itinerary embracing a journey along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and on to the open plains of the Masai Warriors Mara home lands.

The African Lion Safari
You will have seen us on T.V. - all the African wildlife films are shot in the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is the top game reserve in Africa, with the highest population of game; elephant, rhinos, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, etc. Few experiences can match the excitement of seeing the lion "King of Beasts" in the wild for the first time. Safari the vast rolling savannah with the herds of big game. See hippos and crocodiles splashing and sun bathing in the Mara River and you may spot a leopard in the acacia woodland. The Mara is also the homeland of the Masai, Kenya's most famous and fearsome tribe. These tall, proud pastoral wanderers cut a striking figure as they cross the plains, draped in red cloaks and beaded jewellery.

You will enjoy your tropical vacation on Kenya's idyllic white-sand beaches, fringed with lazy palms. Stretching all along the coast is a magnificent coral reef, which protects Kenya's shores from the rough seas and creates a warm gentle playground for swimmers and windsurfers. The Indian Ocean coastal Waters, teeming with tropical fish and bright corals are a treasure trove for scuba divers and snorkellers - you can also see them from a glass-bottom boat. Large areas of the coral reef lie within marine park reserves, thus protecting this unique and fragile environment.

 

Day 1 - Nairobi 

On arrival you will be transferred to the luxurious Windsor Golf and Country Club. You do not have to play golf to enjoy this magnificent club.   Relax in Nairobi for a day or play a round of golf before commencing your safari the next morning. Board: Bed and breakfast

Day 2 and 3 - Masai Mara

After the breakfast we drive to the renowned Masai Mara, considered to be the finest game reserve in all Africa.

On the way we pass the towering Mount Longonot and on through the Masai towns and villages. No human settlements are allowed in the Mara's boundaries, but the majestic Masai can be seen in their traditional homelands on the drive to the reserve. On your game drives look out for the big seven - lions, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe. Spend 2 nights at lodge or luxury tented camp.  Board: Full Board

The Masai Mara, Africa's best game reserve. Nearly 600sq miles of savannah grasslands ideal for game viewing. To the west is the Oolulu escarpment, a 1000 ft high wall; to the east are the loita hills. This reserve is run by the Narok County Council, which is predominately Masai. They do not permit any settlements in the reserve and have successfully limited the tourist lodges, which has stopped the park being over populated with tourists. There are several rivers running through the reserve, the largest being the Mara River. These rivers produce many strings of eco systems giving rise to pools of crocodiles, hippos with many birds rousting in the tree lined river banks. You will find here all of the Big Seven (Elephant, Hippo, Rhino, Giraffe, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard) and it is particularly known for its black maned lions. There presence gives testimony to the supply of big game in the area.
Because of the limited amount of accommodation in the area, it is necessary to book early. As this is one of the best known game reserves in the world.

Day 4 to 11 - Mombasa

Spend 11 nights at a luxury hotel offering an experience that is truly special. It is ideally situated south of Mombasa, on the white sandy shores of the finest beaches in Kenya. Unlike traditional hotels this is a private and very personal resort. It is set amidst heavy tropical flora and palms and offers an ambience that is supremely tropical.

You will be accommodated in one of the spacious and tastefully furnished private villas which, comprise 2 or 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite baths, lounge dining area and kitchen. From each bedroom there is a shady balcony and on the ground floor, a large verandah covering the frontage where private barbecues can be arranged. Each villa is allocated an experienced Chef who is capable of producing the highest culinary standard in the villa to your individual choice. You have the option of eating what you want and when you want - a special feature.

Mombasa town is a crossroad of culture, where Arabia, Asia and Europe blend with African in this sultry island city. It is Kenya's oldest town and an ancient port; you can see some of the old trading vessels that still ply their trade at the dhow harbour. Visit the bustling market, the atmospheric old town, the redoubtable Fort Jesus.

Relax

Buffalo, elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard, eland, grants gazelle, impala, thompson's gazelle, topi, waterbuck, wildebeest, common zebra, hippopotamus, masai giraffe, spotted hyena

 

 
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