After the cultural experience of meeting Samburu people in their village and exploring the Kalama Conservancy you’ll have the thrill of watching great herds of wildebeest, giraffe, elephants, rhino and hippos in the Masai Mara. You’ll see top predators like lions, cheetah and leopard as well as hyenas and jackal – all keeping a hungry eye on passing warthogs, zebras, hartebeest, dik-dik and gazelles.
Then it’s time exchange the bush for white sand. At Diani Beach you’ll be staying in a luxury hotel beside the Indian Ocean – the perfect spot for scuba diving, snorkelling or just lounging on the beach.
London – Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi from London Heathrow, taking off in the evening and landing in Kenya the next morning where you’ll be met and driven to your hotel.
Stay: One night in a deluxe room at Ole Sereni.
After Nairobi you’ll find yourself perched high in the Kalama Mountains, enjoying more spectacular vistas over the stunning Kalama Wildlife Conservancy and the Samburu National Park, with Mount Kenya nudging the horizon. But there’s more to Kalama than picturesque views. Here you’ll take game drives to see a wonderful diversity of wildlife.
You can walk through the bush with a knowledgeable local guide, go on cultural visits to nearby villages and learn about the Samburu people. In the evenings you’ll enjoy traditional, hearty camp dinners and spend time star-gazing at the clear heavens. No light pollution on the Dark Continent to spoil your view!
Stay: Three nights at Saruni Samburu Camp.
Today you fly into one of the most game-rich wildlife areas on the planet. The Ngerende airstrip is in the heart of the Masai Mara, so after checking into your safari camp you’ll go on day and night game drives to watch a huge variety of African wildlife. As well as countless species of indigenous birds, you’ll see vast herds of wildebeest, elephants, zebra, gazelle, hippos and rhinos, buffalo, impala, giraffe, eland, topi, hartebeest, warthogs and dik-dik. Not to mention the predators that stalk them: lions, cheetah, leopards, hyena and jackals.
Stay: Three nights at Saruni Mara Camp.
After the wildlife it’s time for the beach. You’ll take a light aircraft to the Kenyan coast where the superb Diani Beach awaits. You’ll be staying in a luxury hotel standing beside a pristine white beach that stretches for over four miles and is lapped by the welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean. As well as beach-lounging you can scuba dive or snorkel over colourful coral reefs, try thrilling water sports or simply be pampered in the East Coast’s only thalassotherapy centre, in the Sarunity Spa.
Stay: Three nights in a double room at Saruni Ocean.