BUSH AND BEACH ADVENTURE MARA AND DIANI 8 nights /9 days between the Maasai Mara and a white-sand beach on the South Coast
|From US$ 8,200||8 Nights and 9 Days||Bush and Beach||Family Holiday / Private tour|
Price:- From US$ 8,200 per person sharing (with Kinondo Kwetu option)
Price:- From US$ 6,900 per person sharing (with Waterlovers option)
Price:- From US$ 8,450 per person sharing (with Alfajiri option)
We arrange for our vehicle totake you from Jomo KenyattaInternational Airport to Wilson airport for a 1.20 hour flight toMaasai Mara.Your adventure begins as youarrive in the Mara and you arewelcomed by your Maasaiguide and tracker who willtake you back to the lodge for lunch or for a day-long gamedrive with a picnic lunch.When you arrive at the lodge you marvel at the view andlandscape, one of the mosticonic of Africa! A massageand a sundowner are offered.
Day 1: Nairobi and Maasai Mara
We arrange for our vehicle to take you from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson airport for a 1.20 hour flight toMaasai Mara. Your adventure begins as you arrive in the Mara and you are welcomed by your Maasai guide and trackerwho will take you back to the lodge for lunch or for a day-long game drive with a picnic lunch. When you arrive at thelodge you marvel at the view and landscape, one of the most iconic of Africa! A massage and a sundowner are offered.
Day 2: Maasai Mara
An early morning looking for the predators of the Mara; back to camp for lunch (and treatments at the Maasai WellbeingSpace; afternoon game drive in a special area where the biggest herd of giraffe can be seen; dinner at the lodge and thepossibility of a night game drive.
Day 3: Maasai Mara
We offer a walk in the forests that surround Saruni or a game drive up the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in theSerengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem: both exhilarating experiences when we feel nature through the eyes and the skills andthe knowledge of our Maasai guides; in the afternoon we go on a game drive to look for the lions and other predators thatmake the Maasai Mara one of the most exciting wildernesses in the world; we are back home for a gourmet dinner andstories around the fire.
Day 4: Maasai Mara and Diani
After breakfast you will be taken to Ngerende airstrip and catch a 2.5 hour flight to Ukanda, Diani beach where we havearranged for a car to pick you up and take you to the beach property of your choice. Before dinner there is time for a swimin the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, walking on its incredibly white sand beaches!
Day 5 – 8: KinondoKwetu(or similar)
Kinondo Kwetu is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean, the only hotel on a stretch of privatewhite beach on Galu, south of Diani. The reefs along Galu beach boast a generous variety of marine life and the bird lifearound Kinondo Kwetu is exceptionally rich.Every room and cottage has its own personalized character, as it is furnished and decorated with Swahili culturehandicraft and antiques.Although Kinondo Kwetu is the ideal place for simply doing nothing at all, it offers exciting possibilities for all adventurersbig and small. Some activities are better in some seasons, depending on winds and tides. One can see a range of exoticspecies – from angel fish and parrot fish to dolphins, turtles, and even whale sharks. (Whale shark season is from Oct toMarch) Not only is this but deep sea fishing also available with catches such as tuna, wahoo, barracuda and marlin.
Day 5 – 8: Alfajiri(or similar)
Alfajiri is located on the pristine sands of Diani beach. Considered by many as the finest villas on the East African coast,they overlook the Indian Ocean and their elevated positions ensure privacy and stunning views. All the villas are brightand airy and beautifully decorated with artifacts from Africa and the Far East.Large verandahs with huge carvedsofas with cushions dominate the frontof the villas where a stretch swimmingpool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and horizon.Alfajiri offers a range of activities suchas kite surfing, deep sea fishing, golfand many more. For those looking torelax the spa offers treatments andmassages.
Day 5 – 8: Waterlovers(or similar)
WaterLovers is located on the pristine sands of Diani beach overlooking the bright blue Indian Ocean. Diani’s long whitesandy beach stretches along a breathtakingly beautiful stretch of 25 kilometres that are framed by crystal waters andcoconut palm groves. The coral reef is home to sea turtles, dolphins, and numerous tropical fish.Each WaterLovers suite has a spacious private veranda overlooking the ocean and the style of the interior design is ablend of Swahili culture and Mediterranean style. The interior blends cultural elements of Africa and Arabia with the East and the West – the result is a truly breathtaking cultural fusion, which can be felt in every nook and cranny ofWaterLovers’s.WaterLovers can be your base for numerous recreational and sports activities like kite surfing, windsurfing, diving,snorkelling by the coral reef, big game fishing, tennis or big game safaris. Waterlovers can also arrange a selection ofmassage therapies and skin and body care treatments or yoga lessons.
Day 9: Diani and Nairobi
You take the short drive to Ukunda airstrip through the Colobus monkeys sanctuary and from there you fly to Nairobi (Wilson Airport) from where our vehicle is waiting for you to take you to the international airport.
Please note that baggage allowance on internal flights is 15kg per person, preferably in small, soft bags without wheels.
Rates with children orsingle occupancy are available on request.
NOTE: Seats on the schedule flights are subject to availability at confirmation
Saruni is the deluxe, intimate lodge set in Mara North, a private conservation area bordering with the Maasai MaraNational Reserve, the most famous game park in Africa.Designed and built by Kenyan architect Mark Glen, Saruni has five large cottages (each with a different theme, fromliterature to photography, from natural history to geography) and one sensational family villa. In our accomodation one canexperience both the elegance and safety of a permanent accommodation with the thrill of sleeping in close contact withnature.Kuro House is the common dining area, a mixture of old-fashioned Africa and modern design, where guests can savourthe exceptional cuisine that is served around our long table and uses fresh, locally grown and organic produce in inventiveways.
The Maasai Mara
The Maasai Mara is a 5,000 square km ecosystemmade of a national reserve and several private
conservancies. The national reserve covers 1,672square kilometres (more than 400,000 acres) and issituated between 1,500 and 2,100 meters abovesea level. It is part of the Serengeti ecosystem thatextends from northern Tanzania into southernKenya. Of the conservancies, in one (where Saruniis located) is the Mara North Conservancy, 74,000acres of amazing wilderness, where the most of thewildlife is concentrated most of the year.The Maasai Mara region is considered the jewel ofAfrican wildlife and nowhere on the continent canyou find the same abundance and variety of wildanimals. Millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra,buffalo, impala, topi, hartebeest, giraffe, eland,elephant, dik-dik, hippo and warthog live their
natural lifecycle alongside the largest population oflions in Kenya.For our safaris we use comfortable, fully-open LandRovers, specially designed to give you maximumvisibility over the landscape and the animals. On ourfoot safaris we walk, on the plains and in themountains that surround Saruni.
Diani’s long white sandy beach stretches along abreathtakingly beautiful stretch of 25 kilometres
that are framed by crystal waters and coconutpalm groves. The coral reef is home to seaturtles, dolphins, and numerous tropical fish.The beach is bordered by lush green rainforestfull of colourful birds and the rare breed ofColobus, an almost extinct black and whitemonkey, unique to this area.The sprawling dimensions of the Shimba Hillsnatural reserve, a sanctuary for elephants,buffalos, antelopes and other wildlife, is located alittle further inland and just a short drive fromDiani.Diani is an excellent place for kite surfing, hadgood snorkeling and diving and has a relaxedatmosphere. Still relatively unspoilt, Diani boastsmany facilties. On its beach you see fishermenbringing home their catch. The vegetation is stillabundant and its length and bright white colourmake it one of the best beaches in the Swahilicoast. Diani has a great gastronomic traditionbased on fresh produce and fish.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Rates quoted are per person sharing.
- Single supplements may apply
- Please treat all pricing as a guide only.
- Request a quote or speak to one of our safari experts for the best, most current rates available.
- All rates are subject to change prior to booking with reference to increases in VAT, government taxes, park fees and fuel prices. Availability and may change without notice.
Between Confirmation and 60 days prior to arrival
The booking can be cancelled without penalty.
Between 60 days and 30 days prior to arrival
100% refund of monies paid or credit note issued against the agent name to be utilized within 12 months from the arrival date. We will process all refund requests as quickly as possible. Airline fees to be charged in accordance the airline terms at the time of cancellation.
Between 30 days and arrival date
100% of the total booking value will be refunded as a credit note against the agent name to be utilized within 12 months from the arrival date.
Cancellation during travel or stay
100% of total booking value will be forfeited