Combine the joys of a stay on the Indian Ocean’s shore with exciting wildlife-spotting in East Africa’s famous reserves.
Bookended by stays in a Mombasa beach resort hotel, this great-value African experience also includes a four-night safari, during which you’ll enjoy a night in a ‘stilt-hotel’ overlooking a waterhole, and game drives through two of Kenya’s most famous and exciting game reserves. In the company of ranger guides, you’ll discover the wonders of a safari, spotting protected wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoying a bush breakfast in the wild and spending nights under star-washed African skies.
What You’ll Love
- Punctuate a week’s rest and relaxation at an idyllic beach hotel with a four-night safari
- Blue waters and even bluer skies
- Stay in a Taita Hills private game reserve
- See the animals from the vantage of your elevated hotel
- Discover vast Tsavo West National Park, with its Savannah and scrubland, on included game drives
- Enjoy a bush breakfast
- Enjoy three game drives in historic Tsavo East National Park, home to herds of African elephants
- Seven nights’ all-inclusive hotel accommodation at a beach resort in Mombasa
- Four nights’ full-board accommodation in game lodges on safari
- Two nights on the aircraft
- Return flights to Mombasa, via Doha
- Travel by 4×4 safari vehicles, with airport-to-hotel coach transfers
- Fully escorted by friendly, experienced drivers and safari guides
- Flights also available from UK airports – Belfast City George Best, London Heathrow, Manchester & Newcastle – click here for more information on dates & prices.
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Day One – Fly to Kenya
Fly overnight from the UK to Mombasa, via Doha.
Day Two – Arrive in Mombasa
You’ll meet your tour manager on your arrival in East Africa, and transfer to the wonderful, all-inclusive Voyager Beach Resort, your Indian Ocean-side base for the beginning and end of your Kenyan stay. Settle into your surroundings, and switch into relaxation mode as you enjoy the pools, restaurants and colourful cocktail bars. Enjoy the comforts of your nautical-themed room and the pleasures of the nearby beach, and then spend the first of your balmy evenings under the Kenyan sky.
Days Three and Four – At leisure by the ocean
Enjoy lazy days and warm nights as you soak up the pleasures of life by the ocean. The energetic might try their hand at water sports, others may take a stroll along the shoreline, while others may simply curl up with a book. At day’s end, sun-downer in hand, do nothing more than gaze out across the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, at the hotel’s doorstep.
Day Five – Begin your safari experience at an elevated, five-star lodge
This morning, you’ll meet your driver/guide and board your 4×4 safari vehicle for the drive away from the coast to the private Taita Hills Sanctuary. Set in a dramatic, verdant landscape, the sanctuary is home to colourful birdlife and some large mammals, including lions and elephants. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the sanctuary, and then continue to the five-starrated Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge. This imaginative collection of buildings is set on stilts above a series of waterholes – floodlit at night – to which the local animals come to quench their thirst. Settle into your well-equipped room, enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the dining room enjoying the panoramic views and the chance to watch for game from your lofty viewpoint. Hot and cold drinks are available all night.
Day Six – Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast at your lodge in the sky, this morning, you’ll re-board your safari vehicle for the short journey into the renowned Tsavo West National Park, a vast, protected area that features savannah grasslands, semi-desert scrubland, rocky ridges and extensive plains dotted with volcanic cones and low hills, and that supports an equally diverse variety of game and birdlife. Your destination is the sumptuous Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge and, after lunch here, you’ll enjoy a game drive. Later, as you enjoy dinner in the traditionally thatched restaurant or a drink in the bar, watch the animals arrive at the lodge watering hole – always a stirring sight.
Day Seven – Bush Breakfast and Tsavo East National Park
Experience the excitement of an early morning game drive and enjoy a bush breakfast – coffee and rolls in the wild – before you return to the lodge and bid farewell to Kilaguni to head towards the adjoining Tsavo East National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch, and cross the highway and the railway line as you head into into the vast plain, upon which a variety of species can be spotted. Soak up the spectacular scenery, including towering Mudanda Rock, beneath which elephants can often be seen, and the vast Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s largest lava flows.
You’ll spend the next two nights at the Ashnil Aruba Lodge, overlooking the dam from which it takes its name. The lake formed by the dam is a magnet for wildlife in an otherwise dry landscape.
This evening, enjoy dinner and your first night at the camp.
Day Eight – Included full-day safari
Enjoy all the wonders of safari, as you take early morning and afternoon game drives in search of wildlife that might include plains animals such as elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, leopard and countless different species of bird.
Return to the lodge for a last evening under the bush stars.
Day Nine – Return to the Beach
Bid farewell to the lodge and make your way out of the national park, enjoying a packed lunch and perhaps a last glimpse of game en route, before arriving back at the Voyager Beach Resort, this afternoon, for a final four-night stay.
Day Ten to Twelve – At leisure
Enjoy welcome rest and relaxation on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with all the amenities of your hotel and the lovely beach to savour. You may like to explore colourful Mombasa and its Old Town and historic Fort Jesus, a 20-minute drive away, or to head north to some of the remoter beaches that dot the beautiful coast. The choices – and pleasures – are yours.
Day Thirteen – Overnight flight home
After breakfast at your hotel, say goodbye and head to Mombasa airport to begin your overnight journey home via Doha.
Day Fourteen – Arrive in the UK
Land back in the UK this morning, at the end of your wonderful East African adventure.
Kenya – Beach & Safari
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