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Kenya Safari and Beach Holidays
A holiday in Kenya is not quite complete without a visit to the coast. Beach holidays in Kenya are quite an attraction and most travelers are drawn to the East African coast by the white sands, the mystical islands and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean with its numerous water sports.
Mombasa has the harmonious mixture of the ancient and the modern. The old Town is a fascinating place of antiquity, characterized by narrow streets and old-fashioned houses. The 16th century Fort Jesus, a massive fortification built by the Portuguese, is a major attraction. The old Dhow Harbour and the Mombasa Marine Reserve are other places of interest.
A wide variety of social amenities and superb modern accommodation facilities make Mombasa the most popular holiday destination for both local and foreign tourists. It is a paradise for sun and sand lovers Water sports, deep -sea expeditions, out-door activities and indoor entertainments are available in abundance. The South Coast resort area, linked by ferry to Mombasa Island, is very popular on account if its magnificent white sandy beaches.
The most popular spot in Malindi Marine National Park, one of it's kind in Africa The Park lies about 2kms offshore and is reachable by glass- bottomed boats. The park abounds with beautiful and diverse marine life. Other places of interest include the Vasco da Gama Pillar erected in 1498 as a navigational aid and the Malindi crocodile Farm and Snake Park. A short distance north of Malindi at Mamburi is large saltpans, which produce salt for both domestic and export markets. However what draws tourists to this small town more than anything else is the 'holiday air' that blows about the place. The tranquility of the township and the merry atmosphere facilitates complete relaxation.
About 24kms south of Malindi is Watamu Beach holiday resort with its own marine National Park established for the preservation of coral reef resources. The coral reefs here are of exquisite beauty .A short distances from Watamu are the famous Gedi ruins, one of the principal historical monuments on the coast. Near the Gedi ruins is the Kipepo Butterfly Farm where many species of butterfly are collected for export.
The Lamu archipelago is 30 minutes flight from Malindi. Access to Lamu Island is only possible by boat. The town is linked to the mainland and to the three other small islands of Kiwayu, Manda and Kiunga by waterways. Air travelers land at the airstrip on the Manda Island and the proceed by boat to lamu. Lamu is a unique town. It has magnificent old houses and street that are too narrow and winding to accommodate motorized transport. Consequently donkeys are the only mode of transportation!
There is a thriving Swahili culture in Lamu that has defied the passage of time and architecture that resists change. You do not need watch here. Nothing happens in a hurry in Lamu! It is one of the most interesting tourist destinations anywhere.
To compliment all then a full day safari blue to Wasini island to hunt for the dolphins and visit kisite marine park. Transfer to the dhow "Nawalikher", meaning Gateway to Heaven. Sail gently down the Mombasa creek while you sip cocktails and your tour leader points out places of interest and recalls anecdotes of the East Africa coast's colorful past. An excellent four course dinner with a choice of seafood or a meat course is the highlight of the evening. Return to the hotel late afternoon for your overnight stay.
Excursion around Mombasa city
Romantic Tamarind Dhow Transfer to the dhow "Nawalikher", meaning Gateway to Heaven. Sail gently down the Mombasa creek while you sip cocktails and your tour leader points out places of interest and recalls anecdotes of the East Africa coast's colorful past. An excellent four course dinner with a choice of seafood or a meat course is the highlight of the evening.
Mombasa City Tour
The day begins with a tour of Mombasa, including a visit to the famous Fort Jesus and the Akamba wood carvers. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Haller Park (formerly known as the Bamburi Nature Trail). The area was reclaimed from a coal quarry and turned into a nature trail. Hippos, buffalo, antelope and bird-life may be seen together with fish that is to be found on the Fish Farm within the park.
Indian Ocean Dhow Cruise
The morning begins with a tour of Mombasa, including Fort Jesus, the old Town and and Akamba wood carvers. After a delicious meal of seafood at noon board a dhow and cruise down the Tudor Creek, stopping at a floating market along the way.
Dhow Adventure Full Day
A full day cruises on a traditional dhow with lunch, entertainment and a visit to the Kipepee Aquarium, with over 150 species of fish. Lunch is included in the excursion price.
Safari to Mombasa from the main land
Kenya Safari and Beach Holidays
10 days Beach and Special Classic Kenya Safari- CTS 192
Adventure in the main Parks in Kenya and have the option of extending with a beach holiday in Mombasa. This is a tour that will take you to the major national parks & reserves and Rift Valley lakes.
Game Viewing, Camping, Scenery, Photography, Culture, Bird Watching, Relaxation, Beach Life
This program visits the Northern sector of Kenya and also the southern sector giving you a total contrast to the terrain and the people of Kenya. The final highlight will be spent in Mombasa.
Duration: 10 days
Persons: min (2) pax
Game Parks: Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya)
Masai Mara (Kenya)
Samburu NR (Kenya)
Activities: Cultural Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Game Drives
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 01: Nairobi - Nyeri Tree Hotel
Drive Northwards through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people to reach Mt. Kenya and the small town of Nyeri in time for lunch. In the early afternoon drive through the forest to your tree hotel where the night is spent high above the floodlit waterhole and saltlick. Frequent visitors are Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, and the giant forest Hog, overnight at your Tree Hotel.
Day 02: Tree top Hotel - Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast flank Mt. Kenya and descend into the dry and rugged semi-desert where Samburu National Reserve is situated. Harsh but beautiful this reserve harbours many species of animals not found in the more lush to the south. Afternoon game drive with dinner and overnight at lodge or camp in the reserve. Samburu Lodge or similar
Day 03: Samburu National Reserve full day
The day is spent exploring this reserve. You will almost certainly see the graceful reticulated Giraffe, Gravy's, Zebra, Elephant, and the Oryx perhaps the origin of the legend of the unicorn. Overnight at your lodge or camp. Samburu Lodge or similar
Day 04: Samburu National Reserve - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru stopping en route for a brief at the magnificent Nyahururu falls where the waters of the Ngare Naru cascade in a sheer drop of 73 metres. Lunch at Nakuru before visiting the world famous Bird Sanctuary and National Park where the sight of the million flamingo has been described by Sr. Peter Scott as "The worlds greatest bird spectacle".
There is much to be seen before spending the night at a lodge or a camp in the park of before driving on to spend the night at a hotel - Lake Naivasha Hotel or similar
Day 05: Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National reserve
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive will doubtless offer the sight of the huge blackmaned Lions for which the Mara is justly famous. Overnight at a lodge or camp in or near the reserve. Keekorok Lodge or similar
Day 06: Masai Mara National reserve
A full day game viewing and exploration of this, Kenya's finest reserve. More than 60 species of wildlife are found here as well as a multitude of birds. All meals and overnight at your lodge or camp. Keekorok Lodge or similar
Day 07: Masai Mara National reserve - Nairobi
Depart after breakfast via the Great Rift Valley for Nairobi.
Afternoon we catch a flight to Mombasa where you will be transfered to your Hotel for Dinner and Overnight.Beach Hotel
DAY 08: you will relax at the hotel. Day at leisure. There are many activities at the hotel like scuba diving sailing etc at an extra cost. A full day cruises on a traditional dhow with lunch, entertainment and a visit to the Kipepee Aquarium, with over 150 species of fish. Lunch is included in the excursion price.
Day 9 : Transfer to the dhow "Nawalikher", meaning Gateway to Heaven. Sail gently down the Mombasa creek while you sip cocktails and your tour leader points out places of interest and recalls anecdotes of the East Africa coast's colorful past. An excellent four course dinner with a choice of seafood or a meat course is the highlight of the evening. Overnight at Beach Hotel White sands/Similar
Day 10: After breakfast depending on the flight schedule you will be taken to airport for your flight to Nairobi for your onward connection to International flight back home.
The Price 2 people sharing is US $ 2697 PER PERSON
The price is subject to change should the number of clients be more than 2 people
All meals whilst on safari
Use of Safari Vehicle with a qualified driver/guide
Pick up/drop off from Hotel
Return flight Nbi/Msa/Nbi
City Tour in Mombasa
Half Board Mombasa Hotel
All entrance fees to the National reserves and Parks
Personal purchases and laundry;
Any new taxes, travel insurance, gratuities, travel documentation, as well as extended stays.
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Visions Plaza, 1st Fl., Suite 54,
P.O Box 100310 - 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
Tel: + 254 736 191 558
Cellphone:+254 714 729 600
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