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Kenya bucket list safari and beach holiday

Combine world-famous Masai Mara, stunning Lewa and a dazzling beach escape

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Guide Price

From £5,500 | $7,480 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)

Duration

10 nights

Best Months

July - March

Country

Kenya

At-a-Glance Trip Summary

Our Kenya bucket list safari and beach holiday combines the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, followed by a private villa beach escape on the Kenyan coast.

Day Destination Accommodation Basis Nights
Day 1 Nairobi Hemingways Nairobi FI 1 Night
Day 2 - 4 Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Lewa House FI 3 Nights
Day 5 - 7 Mara Triangle Angama Mara FI 1 Night
Day 8 - 10 Diani beach Alfajiri Villas FI 3 Nights
  • Day 1
    Destination Nairobi
    Accommodation Hemingways Nairobi
    Basis FI
    Nights 1 Night
  • Day 2 - 4
    Destination Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
    Accommodation Lewa House
    Basis FI
    Nights 3 Night
  • Day 5 - 7
    Destination Mara Triangle
    Accommodation Angama Mara
    Basis FI
    Nights 1 Night
  • Day 8 - 10
    Destination Diani beach
    Accommodation Alfajiri Villas
    Basis FI
    Nights 3 Night

Key

  • FI: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
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    Nairobi

    Not only is a city stopover a great way to decompress on arrival, but Nairobi’s dynamic diversity makes it a destination in its own right.

    Museums, markets, and buzzing metropolitan vibe add a delightful dose of something different that perfectly complements a Kenya family safari.

    If Kenya is the safari capital, it’s entirely fitting that Nairobi boasts a national park close to the city centre’s skyline. At 5,500ft it can get cool up here, and the city, which began as a colonial railway settlement in the 1890’s, takes its name from ‘enkare nairobi’ — the Maasai term for ‘cold water’.

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    Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

    This morning, you will be transferred to Nairobi-Wilson airport in a private vehicle and take a light aircraft flight to Lewa, which takes around 90 minutes.

    You’ll land at the airstrip, which is located within the conservancy and you’ll be on safari from the moment you arrive – look out for wildlife as you descend.

    Your guide will meet you and drive you to your accommodation within the conservancy. You’ll be able to settle in before heading out on afternoon game drive.

    Over the coming days, you’ll be able to enjoy numerous activities such as walking safaris (age restrictions apply), horse-riding, or trek to waterfalls in the nearby Ngare Ndare forest.

    Lewa has been a huge conservation success in recent years and is now home to one of the largest populations of rhino. A visit to the tracker dog unit or the Lewa command centre is a great way to learn more about the crucial conservation efforts taking place.

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    Mara Triangle

    The ultimate safari destination that has inspired countless journeys, films and works of literature.

    Within easy reach of Nairobi, and the Serengeti just over the border, the Mara has plenty to offer a Kenya family safari. The landscape typifies East African savannah: 1,100 square miles of endless plains under vaulted skies, thorn trees, winding rivers, dense forests, kopjes and undulations skirted by rivers, and the magnificent Oloololo Escarpment to the west.

    The reserve is bordered by private conservancies and the accommodation and experiences on offer are wonderfully diverse. For first timers and old hands alike, this is our ultimate Kenya luxury family safari holiday destination.

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    Diani beach

    There’s no better way to wind down from the wild than sunshine and seaside, especially with the white sands and turquoise waters of Diani beach.

    This is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a safari. For those more active members of the family there are plenty of activities. Enjoy excellent snorkelling, SCUBA diving, deep sea fishing, kite-surfing, traditional dhow cruises, and much more.

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    Hemingways Nairobi

    This is without doubt one of our favourite hotels in Kenya – elegant in an understated way, Hemingways Nairobi delivers it all, all of the time.

    Perfect for a night between safaris, or on arrival and departure, it also lends itself to a longer stay if Nairobi is to be explored. From Hemingways Nairobi, guests can easily access Nairobi National Park, as well as the shopping districts of Karen and the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage. The proximity to Nairobi Wilson Airport also makes transfers for domestic flights for safari destinations very convenient.

    The service and food are second to none, meaning a relaxed and enjoyable visit, every time.

    The suites are delightfully comfortable with gloriously spacious bathrooms, and all are named after a notable person in Kenya’s history. The hotel’s grounds are luxuriant, full of birdlife and begging to be explored. A dip in the outdoor pool is also very welcome in the warm Nairobi afternoons.

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    Lewa House

    Arriving at Lewa House, it really does feel like someone’s comfortable and welcoming family home – that’s because it is.

    The owners Sophie and Calum live here with their young family and are on hand to share every diversion Lewa House has to offer. They are exceptional hosts.

    You would be forgiven for never wanting to leave the lodge itself – meals around the pool, for example, are a must, to relax and take in the stunning views towards Mt Kenya. Each room has a beautiful view and every comfort you would require.

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    Angama Mara

    Angama Mara is a beautiful and unusual lodge: iconic in many ways, not least because some of the most famous and lovely scenes from the film Out Of Africa were filmed just below where the lodge sits, 1,000 metres above the Mara plains.

    With some forward planning, picnics can be had at one of the most scenic of these Out Of Africa spots – the view from here will remain with you all forever.

    The tented suites are truly unique – canvas on three sides, and glass at front, to take advantage of the jaw-dropping views of the Masai Mara from every room. At dawn, hot-air balloons float past silently as the sun rises, creating an unforgettable tableau.

    The wine cellar is worth investigating, and the cuisine is consistently excellent, making great use of the home-grown produce. Children are welcomed into the kitchen to try their hand at being a baker for the day, and will leave the kitchen with their own Angama apron and a copy of the recipe they made – together with the goods of course!

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    Alfajiri Villas

    Alfajiri Villas is an idyllic retreat on the Kenyan coast, on the powder-soft Diani beach, comprising three different villas set in lush tropical gardens, a stone’s throw from the sea.

    These completely unique villas are set far apart, and can be booked individually from each other. There are not too many other places on this pristine and beautiful stretch of the Kenyan coast that offer the mix of decadence, privacy and exclusivity that Alfajiri does. The service is discreet and friendly, the owners on hand to host you, and the cuisine is ocean fresh and out of this world.

    The villas are huge, bright, breezy and full of East African artefacts and quirky furniture. The rooms are sumptuous and great spaces in themselves to rest and relax. The Cliff Villa has four spacious rooms, and can sleep up to nine people, with the Turret suite at the top boasting 270 degree views of the Indian Ocean. This villa has its own garden and pool.

    The Garden Villa also has four bedrooms and can sleep up to ten people, it has a gently rolling lawn down to the beach and a beautiful pool. The Beach Villa is a few steps away from the beach itself, with three bedroom and an infinity pool.

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    Cultural Immersion

    Nairobi boasts a vibrant array of cultural activities beyond its renowned National Park.

    Visitors can contribute to wildlife conservation by supporting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where orphaned baby elephants can be visited and even adopted. Giraffe Manor provides an exceptional opportunity to feed giraffes through manor windows, creating unforgettable moments.

    Beyond wildlife, the Maasai Market beckons with its cultural richness, offering an irresistible shopping experience with unique treasures and gifts.

    The suburb of Karen, named after ‘Out of Africa’ author Mrs. Blixen, is a picturesque area near the domestic airport, featuring charming artisan shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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    Big five safari

    Lewa wildlife conservancy is one of Kenya’s greatest conservation success stories and is now home to one of the largest rhino populations in East Africa. Game drives here are sure to delight; as well as the rhinos you’re likely to see lions, hyena, elephant and the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, to name but a few.

    Outside of traditional game drives, Lewa House offers a wide variety of activities, such as visits to the nearby waterfalls, treks to Mount Kenya, horse riding in the conservancy, You can also visit the conservancy headquarters and learn about the conservation activities taking place, including the anti-poaching tracker dog unit.

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    Big five safari

    In the vast plains of the Mara there’s wildlife around every corner, up every tree and in every thicket: journeys of giraffe, crashes of rhino, dazzles of zebra, prides of lion, pods of hippo… and the ideal environment for cheetah in full sprint. Famous for the Great Migration and the Big Five, the very fortunate might glimpse roan antelope and bat-eared foxes too.

    Descend from Angama Mara’s magnificent escarpment where the terrain flattens out and take a game drive into the game-rich Masai Mara plains.

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    Snorkeling and SCUBA diving

    Diani Beach, located on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, is a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. The crystal-clear waters host vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Divers can explore underwater caves, encounter colorful fish, and witness the diverse ecosystem of the ocean floor.

    With its warm temperatures and excellent visibility, Diani Beach provides an ideal setting for both novice snorkelers and experienced divers seeking unforgettable aquatic adventures along the stunning Kenyan coastline.

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