9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach

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9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach is really lovely, value-for-money Kenya safari-and-beach experience. 9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach combines properties that offer extremely comfortable facilities with very good locations and will offer you a truly unforgettable, authentic and traditional adventure. 9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach was designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, this 9-day fly-in tour is ideal for honeymooners and romantic travelers looking for great value. And with family accommodation available at our chosen lodges, this tour will also suit families with children.

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    9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach is really lovely, value-for-money Kenya safari-and-beach experience. 9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach combines properties that offer extremely comfortable facilities with very good locations and will offer you a truly unforgettable, authentic and traditional adventure. 9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach was designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, this 9-day fly-in tour is ideal for honeymooners and romantic travelers looking for great value. And with family accommodation available at our chosen lodges, this tour will also suit families with children.

    The 9 Days Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach itinerary begins with Kenya’s showpiece – the Masai Mara National Reserve. Your accommodation is one of the Mara’s favorites – Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp – and takes full advantage of its private concession setting to deliver excellent and exclusive game sightings as well as stunning views of the Mara plains. Home to rewarding game viewing all year round, this corner of the Masai Mara takes on a different aspect when the migrating wildebeest herds arrive from about mid-year. Kichwa Tembo lies on the annual Migration path and treats its guests to some of the most dramatic sightings of the year as the wildebeest cross the crocodile-infested Mara River.

    Then it is off to the Indian Ocean coast and Kenya’s world-famous Diani Beach. Your accommodation – Waterlovers Beach Retreat – is one of the smaller lodges on the coast and enjoys a friendly and laid-back ambience. It is a landscape of white sand and crystal-clear water, fringed by palm trees and coastal forest in which you may see energetic and acrobatic troops of monkeys.

    A final night at Ololo Lodge outside Nairobi ensures an unhurried end to your vacation. Here you can relive your safari around the campfire, do some shopping or see Nairobi’s sights such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser (JEEP).
    • All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
    • Finest accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Three meals a day while on Safari.
    • Bottled drinking water whilst on safari
    • Airport picks up on arrival in Tanzania
    • Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
    • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
    • Pre–tour itinerary document.
    • Extensive and unlimited safari game drives.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls.
    • Drinks like sodas, beer and wines.
    • Gratuity for the driver guide, waiter.
    • The cost of obtaining visa.
    • Pre- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request.
    1. Days 1-3: A private Masai Mara safari | 3 Nights

      The tour opens after you have been met at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to nearby Wilson Airport, the domestic hub. Here you board a flight to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, a long-time favorite of safari travelers. Complete with sweeping Savannah views and offering elegant canvas-and-timber suites, Kichwa Tembo enjoys a private concession setting which means you have the advantage of exclusive game sightings as well as activities not permitted in the main reserve such as spot-lit night drives. There is also the option of going hot-air ballooning and viewing the Masai Mara from a bird-eye perspective.

      You have two full days here, exploring a game-rich environment by 4X4 and also on foot if you would like, the best way to discover the smaller details with your expert guide. Located on the seasonal Migration path, Kichwa Tembo is especially rewarding between August and November when the great wildebeest herds are in the area. Top sightings include the river crossings when the wildebeest have to navigate their way past giant crocodiles lying in wait in the water. Such is the abundance of wildlife here that visitors can expect great game viewing at any time of year.

    2. Days 4-7: A beachside retreat | 4 Nights

      Kenya Beaches, Kenya

      A scheduled flight whisks you from Kichwa Tembo to Ukunda Airport, south of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean coast. Here you are met and transferred to Waterlovers Beach Retreat where you can kick back after the drama and early morning starts of your Masai Mara safari. This family-owned and -run resort has everything you need for complete relaxation: it sits on the dazzling white sands of world-famous Diani Beach and its rooms are air conditioned and come with complimentary Wi-Fi. There is an in-house spa offering massages, beauty and wellness treatments and reflexology. Enjoy little touches such as seats shaped like whale tails and relaxed atmosphere that is very child friendly.

      You also have the chance to be as active as you like: there is a popular beginner’s coral reef nearby, an 18-hole golf course and bikes to rent. Imaginative meals are enjoyed with sand between your toes and the menu changes daily: dishes include roasted pumpkin ravioli in crab and fish ragout, and passion fruit mousse with white chocolate flakes.

    3. Day 8: A night in Nairobi | 1 Night

      Nairobi, Kenya

      A final night in Nairobi means there is no rushed end to this tour. You sit back on a flight from Diani to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and a transfer to Ololo Safari Lodge, one of the Kenyan capital’s most original accommodations. Ololo is set overlooking Nairobi National Park, the only big game reserve on the outskirts of a major city and home to plenty of heavyweights including lion, giraffe and buffalo. There are opportunities to see Nairobi’s sights such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage or perhaps you would like to do some last-minute shopping (buy sculptures and jewellery at Matbronze, glassware at Kitingela, handmade beads at Kazuri and décor made from reclaimed ocean plastic at Ocean Sole). You may also prefer to take things easy by sitting and watching wildlife as it moves around in front of camp.

    4. Day 9: Goodbye Kenya

      After breakfast at Ololo Safari Lodge you are transferred to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this tour.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Kichwa Tembo Camp.

    Sprawled along the Saparingo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, where riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the seasonal path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Set on a private concession, with abundant iconic wildlife and panoramic Masai Mara views, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp dazzles with its contemporary safari feel.

    Waterlovers Beach Retreat

    Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and MP3 docking station, complimentary iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc… The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client…leave as a friend! The resort accommodates eight very spacious Suites, a Penthouse Apartment and a self-contained Villa, all oceanfront and luxury equipped. Water Lovers offers a sea view restaurant, a beach bar, a wonderful turtle-shaped infinity pool, a Spa, an art boutique and a beach house for water sport activities.

    Ololo Safari Lodge

    Ololo’s rooms are unique and diverse, each tastefully appointed with attention to historical detail. The accommodation at Ololo ranges from the farm’s old converted stables, our tented cottages under makuti thatch and to the original suites in the main house of the lodge. In the cooler months, guests may sit by the fire-pit in the garden or cosy up to our blazing fireplace in the inviting living room. Our stone clad cellar and small library close at hand. Whatever time of the year you visit, it’s easy to enjoy the serenity and home-style comfort that Ololo offers.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Kichwa Tembo Camp
    Waterlovers Beach RetreatWaterlovers Beach Retreat
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    Waterlovers Beach Retreat

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