Voted among the top 25 destinations in Africa by Tripadvisor 2013, the Masai Mara is the home of 1.3 million Wildebeest in migration. Add spectacular scenery filled with lion, cheetah and leopard, and you are in for an unforgettable adventure.
Combine the above with four nights at one of the worlds best kept secrets, Diani Beach – voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you will be staying at AfroChic which consistently wins Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice awards.
On your first day you will get a transfer from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Samburu Intrepids Camp in the Samburu Reserve. On arrival at Nairobi Wilson Airport, make your way to the Safarilink counter to check in for your flight to Samburu. On arrival at the Samburu Airstrip, you will be met by your driver who will then transfer you Samburu Intrepids Camp.
Day 1 – 4 : Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp, Samburu Reserve
This luxury tented camp is built on raised decks overlooking the rich, brown river where elephants sometimes make an appearance or crocodiles come out to lounge on the river’s banks to bask in the midday sun.
The dry, rugged landscape of Samburu National Reserve plays host to the Big 5 and over 450 species of indigenous birds.
Samburu Intrepids is located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, and features luxury tents with king-sized four poster beds and a swimming pool. Open sided safari vehicles mean excellent game viewing, and the camp also offers cultural activities, stargazing and child-friendly activities.
After breakfast on your last morning, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara. The flight takes 1 hour 30 min after which you will touch ground at Musiara Airstrip and be met by your personal driver who will then transfer you to Governor’s Camp.
Day 4 – 8 : Governors’ Camp, Masai Mara Reserve
This magnificent luxury tented lodge is situated perfectly on the banks of the Mara River, which is filled with bird and animal life. Hippos, crocodiles, and all manner of grazers and predators make their way down to the water at sunrise and sunset, only a stone’s throw away from the camp.
The Masai Mara is 1,672 square kilometers of outstanding game and bird viewing in an unspoiled wilderness. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space is overwhelming.
The Masai Mara is the stage for the Great Migration, during which millions of wildebeest congregate in the area between July and October. Staying in one of the Governors’ Camp properties puts you right in the heart of the action, close to its incredible sights and sounds.
For those travelers wanting to explore a more intimate safari experience, Little Governors’ Camp is just that. With just 17 luxury en-suite tents placed ideally around a large watering hole you will wake up to the sights and sounds of nearby wildlife.
Little Governors Camp has just been awarded a Bronze Eco-Rating from Eco Tourism Kenya due to the sustainable practices in place and it has also been acclaimed as the leader in tented safari camps in Africa.
This the morning of your 8th day, you will say leave the Masai Mara and fly back to Nairobi for your next stage of your Kenyan getaway. On arrival at Wilson Airport you will collect your luggage and check in for your next flight to Ukunda Airstrip. After a short 1 hour 30 min flight, you will be met by your driver who will then transfer you to AfroChic Diani Beach Resort.
Day 8 – 12 AfroChic Diani, Diani Beach
AfroChic is one of the most highly-rated boutique hotels on Diani Beach. Individual attention, spacious rooms, fantastic service and an unbeatable location make this beach-side hotel a perfect stop on your Kenyan beach stay. Expansive white sands and azure water are just a part of the experience, with day trips to Shimba Hills Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary adding to the Kenyan coastal experience.
AfroChic Detailed Info:
- 4 room categories, Executive Suite, Garden View Deluxe Room, Junior Suite and Ocean View Deluxe Room
- Large pool with shaded garden and sun loungers
- Excellent in-house dining with flexible menus and meal times, according to guest needs and preferences
After a wonderful holiday filled with experiences of a life time it is time to head on home. After a hearty breakfast on day 12, you will be transferred to Mombasa Airport for your 1 hour flight to Nairobi and connection to your international flight.