Tailor-Made Holiday

Highlights of Kenya including Masai Mara and Coast

Experience a quintessential Kenyan safari then head for the coast

13 days

from £4,495pp (excluding flights)

Set out on a classic exploration of Kenya’s varied landscapes. Combine the quintessential safari experience with a beach break, beside the Indian Ocean. Begin amidst the grasslands of Lewa, before exploring the Mara’s Big-Five plains. End with the desert-island beaches of Diani.

  • Track rhinos in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Explore the game-rich plains of the iconic Masai Mara
  • Stay in tented luxury in the private Mara North Conservancy
  • Relax beside the balmy, azure waters of the Swahili Coast

LAIKIPIA

Fly north from Nairobi to the rhino-rich landscape of Laikipia. Head to the rolling grasslands of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home to a wonderful array of wildlife, including endangered Grevy’s zebras.

Stay at the beautifully situated Lewa Safari Camp, which embraces its wild surroundings. Immersed in the safari feel of this tented camp, explore the protected areas that surround it. Talented guides make the most of every encounter and their knowledge of this rugged environment is second to none.

MASAI MARA

Continue to the Masai Mara, where safaris were born. Here, avoid the crowds of the reserve and head to the exclusive Mara North Conservancy. Stay beneath a grove of fig and elephant pepper trees, at the aptly named Elephant Pepper Camp. Classically themed, this intimate camp epitomises safari style; the natural surroundings blend perfectly with the elegantly crafted tents.

Explore the wild conservancy landscape, in search of leopards, cheetahs and lions. During migration season, watch as the terrain is flooded with waves of zebras and wildebeests. And take guided bush walks across the plains, learning about the quirks and intricacies of this fascinating ecosystem.

DIANI BEACH

Leave the safari circuit behind for the sandy beaches, weather-beaten dhows and ungainly palms of the Swahili Coast. Embrace the comfort and tranquillity of the AfroChic Diani - set slightly back from the waters of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for relaxation or exploration, this quiet retreat features direct access to the beach and a network of verdant gardens.

Alternatively, the ocean offers a myriad of more adventurous activities. Venture out on the waves, exploring above and below the surface. Amongst the available options are diving, kite surfing and snorkelling.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This trip combines three of Kenya’s most popular destinations. But making use of private concessions, domestic flights and secluded locations, it avoids the crowds and kerfuffle of many tourist hotspots. Abundant wildlife, stunning surroundings and wonderful service all feature, showcasing the best of Kenya’s richly diverse landscapes and fauna.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 4495 £ 700
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Amsterdam

Fly Amsterdam to Nairobi overnight

Day 2

Travel from Nairobi to Laikipia (Air Transfer Journey)


Stretching from the rim of the Great Rift Valley to Mount Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau offers a truly great safari experience, allowing you to get away from the crowds and into a remote and untouched slice of Africa.

From fertile savannah to the wild shores of Lake Turkana, the area has a wide range of landscapes, including high plains and low forested valleys. Home to more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa, this is the place to see African wild dogs - set against a rugged and dramatic wilderness.


You will be staying at Lewa Safari Camp, All inclusive

Day 3

Activities at Lewa Safari Camp
Spend time in search of wildlife within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, taking advantage of the many activities on offer. Set out on game drives in open vehicles, led by expert guides - all of whom are trained to bronze or silver level. Spot a wide array of wildlife within the conservancy, including rhinos, elephants, buffalos, rare Grevy zebras and big cats.
Also spend time exploring on foot, setting out on guided bush walks through the landscape of Laikipia. Visits to the Ngare Ndare forest conservancy, as well as horse riding and camel-back safaris can be arranged at an additional cost.


You will be staying at Lewa Safari Camp, All inclusive

Day 4

Take a game drive in search of rhinos or perhaps arrange a horse riding trip.


You will be staying at Lewa Safari Camp, All inclusive

Day 5

Travel from Laikipia to Masai Mara (Air Transfer Journey)


The Masai Mara is an iconic safari destination. Famous for countless wildlife documentaries, the wildlife viewing here remains the best in Africa. Over the course of a few days, it is possible to see almost every animal indigenous to the region, with notable highlights being the well-established prides of big cats and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest, one of the world's most spectacular wildlife events.

There is always something to see and every month can offer spectacular wildlife drama - the open plains and endless skies are a photographer's dream.

Adjoining the Serengeti in Tanzania and forming the northern end of the great migration ecosystem, this is the traditional land of the Maasai people. A visit also offers a chance to encounter this nomadic tribe, who offer a fascinating cultural dimension to the area.

Everybody has an opinion on the Mara, but it remains the best place in Africa for consistently superb big game viewing and should not be missed.


You will be staying at Elephant Pepper Camp, All inclusive

Day 6

Activities at Elephant Pepper Camp
Set out on game drives through the Mara North Conservancy, home to an abundance of wildlife and accessible only to a select few. Admire the resident game, which includes leopards, cheetahs, and a pride of lions. During migration season, herds of zebras and wildebeests flood the conservancy, with river crossings the frenetic highlight of any stay. The beauty of staying in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy means that you can do a much wider variety of wildlife activities than in the Mara Reserve itself and wildlife viewing is far more flexible. In addition to the excellent game drives during the day, there are thrilling night drives to be enjoyed, offering the chance to spot nocturnal game, along with the chance to get out of the vehicle on guided bush walks, sundowners, and bush breakfasts.


Continue exploring the Mara North Conservancy by 4x4 or on foot.


You will be staying at Elephant Pepper Camp, All inclusive

Day 7

Final day in the Mara. Perhaps take a guided bush walk, before an evening game drive.


You will be staying at Elephant Pepper Camp, All inclusive

Day 8

Travel from Masai Mara to Nairobi (Air Transfer Journey)

Travel from Masai Mara to Kenyan Coast (Air Transfer Journey)


The Kenyan Coast boasts beaches with the warm, inviting waters of the Indian Ocean, soft sand and a welcoming sea breeze. Coral reefs are protected by offshore marine parks, and a variety of water based activities are on offer.

Hints of Its fascinating history as the traditional passage of the Arabian spice trade are seen scattered along the lengths of the coast. Portuguese and Arab forts and the deserted ruins of Swahili outposts are reminders that this is home of Swahili culture with a rich cultural heritage.


You will be staying at AfroChic Diani, All inclusive

Day 9

Activities at AfroChic Diani
Time at the AfroChic Diani is best spent relaxing, taking advantage of the hotel's stunning beachside location. Direct access to the beach means the sunbathing, swimming and strolls beside the ocean are always an option, whilst the hotel's grounds feature a beautiful swimming pool and verdant gardens.

For those looking to be more adventurous, extra activities can easily be arranged at an additional cost. Options include diving, kite surfing, snorkelling, dolphin safaris, sightseeing excursions and fishing.


You will be staying at AfroChic Diani, All inclusive

Day 10

Further days to relax beside the beach.


You will be staying at AfroChic Diani, All inclusive

Day 11

Rest in the shady gardens or book an additional activity, such as diving.


You will be staying at AfroChic Diani, All inclusive

Day 12

Fly Ukundu Diani Beach to Nairobi Wilson Airport

Fly Nairobi to Amsterdam overnight

Day 13

Fly Amsterdam to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

AfroChic Diani

AfroChic Diani

Lying on one of Kenya's most beautiful beaches, the AfroChic Diani offers an Indian-Ocean escape that is both comfortable and intimate....

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Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp

Lewa Safari Camp is a charming and very homely safari camp, with an excellent reputation in the world-renowned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy....

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Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Taking its name from the Elephant Pepper trees under which the camp sits, the camp offers a classic, East Africa safari experience, with each of the 8, recently refurbished safari tents offering adventure with style....

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