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Kenya safari and beach holiday

Explore the world-famous Masai Mara, followed by Kenya's picturesque coastline

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Guide Price

From £3,950 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)

Duration

10 nights

Best Months

July - October

Country

Kenya

At-a-Glance Trip Summary

Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with some time on Kenya’s gorgeous coastline with our signature Kenya family safari and beach holiday.

Day Destination Accommodation Basis Nights
Day 1 Nairobi Hemingways Nairobi B&B 1 Night
Day 2 - 5 Masai Mara andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp FI 4 Nights
Day 6 - 10 Kenyan Coast Almanara Luxury Villas HB 5 Nights
  • Day 1
    Destination Nairobi
    Accommodation Hemingways Nairobi
    Basis B&B
    Nights 1 Night
  • Day 2 - 5
    Destination Masai Mara
    Accommodation andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
    Basis FI
    Nights 4 Night
  • Day 6 - 10
    Destination Kenyan Coast
    Accommodation Almanara Luxury Villas
    Basis HB
    Nights 5 Night

Key

  • B&B: Bed & Breakfast
  • FI: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
  • HB: Half Board – Bed, Breakfast & Dinner
  • Day 1 Day 2 - 5 Day 6 - 10

    Nairobi

    You’ll arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and be welcomed by your driver who will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

    There are numerous hotels in Nairobi, many of which are very close to the airport, which we recommend if arriving in the evening. If you have more time, we enjoy staying in the leafy suburb of Karen, close to the domestic airport, or even in Nairobi National Park itself.

    The following morning, you can either head straight off to the Masai Mara, or spend the morning exploring Nairobi before catching the afternoon flight.

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    Masai Mara

    The flight from Nairobi Wilson to the Masai Mara takes between 45 – 90 minutes in light aircraft, depending on what part of the reserve you are staying in.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your guide and driven to your lodge. We recommend staying in one of the many lodges and camps in the private conservancies bordering the main reserve, or in the Mara Triangle. These are our favourite areas for game-viewing and tend to attract fewer vehicles than the area of the park closest to Nairobi.

    Over the next four days you’ll be able to explore this incredible wilderness and its varying landscape and topography. This is Big Five country and the wildlife is spectacular all year round. If you’re here from July to October you’ll have the opportunity to see the great migration as the herds cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania and back again.

    We recommend adding in a hot-air balloon safari to enjoy the wildlife from a different perspective. And, if you’re staying in a private conservancy you can also venture out on foot for a walking safari with an expert guide.

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    Kenyan Coast

    This morning you’ll leave the Masai Mara behind and fly on to your coastal destination. Direct flights operate to Diani and Mombasa, Watamu flights go via Nairobi.

    Upon arrival you’ll be met and driven to your hotel in a private vehicle.

    Our favourite locations for a beach stay in Kenya are Diani, Watamu and Msambweni. There’s a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all tastes, including boutique beach lodges, private villas, and exclusive resorts.

    You’ll spend the next five days enjoying the beautiful beaches and clear waters of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline. 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.

    On your final morning you’ll fly back to Nairobi for your onward flight home.

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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.

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    andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

    Kichwa Tembo is one of the Masai Mara’s most long-standing and iconic camps – refurbished and re-imagined in 2014, it’s a prime example of a modern and sleek safari camp.

    Communal areas are unusual and well thought-out, the pool is blissful (tear yourselves away for the game drives!) warthog and bushbuck meander all around and the rooms are just the right blend of stylish and functional.

    The property is run by andBeyond, luxury safari experts, who have been in this part of the Mara for over 20 years. The focus is on phenomenal experiences, delighting guests, and world-class guiding, all of which are delivered consistently.

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    Almanara Luxury Villas

    Almanara Luxury Villas is a gorgeous, boutique property owned and managed by the Giovando family. This very special place is less than 5 minute’s drive from the closest airport, meaning you can have your toes in the sand by lunch time, having woken up on safari.

    Almanara’s villas are tucked away in lush tropical gardens, and share a swimming pool – if you can keep you and yours out of the sea that is! Each villa has a private chef so you can all retreat after the day’s activities and spend time together in your bubble.

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    Elephant rehabilitation

    Some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife species are seriously threatened, and luckily there are amazing people working tirelessly to reverse that reality.

    However, they need all the support they can get, and one of the ways you can help on your African safari holiday also happens to be fun, educational and immensely uplifting.

    Visiting an elephant rehabilitation centre is an incredible way to get up close and personal with orphaned baby elephants, and occasionally other African safari animals too.

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    Big five safari

    Lion, leopard, African elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo – otherwise known as the Big Five, and for many safari goers the ultimate species to see in the wild.

    Originally named by big game hunters as the most difficult and dangerous species to target, today the term Big Five safari is more commonly associated with showcasing these spectacular animals in their natural habitat.

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    Snorkeling and SCUBA diving

    The East African coast and the islands of the Indian Ocean are home to some of the most diverse and beautiful coral reefs in the world. Exploring them can add some exciting activity to the beach part of your family safari holiday. The adventure doesn’t have to end when you leave the savanna behind.

    SCUBA diving can also be an incredibly rewarding skill to learn for younger family members, and one that will open up a different world to them as they grow up.

    Once you’ve discovered the underwater world as a family, you’ll likely want to do so time and again on future adventures.

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Activities included

On this incredible luxury family safari holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to look for the Big 5 in the Masai Mara, soar over the acacia-dotted plains in a hot-air balloon (age restrictions apply) and learn about the indigenous Maasai culture. If you stay in one of the private concessions bordering the Mara, you’ll also be able to enjoy a walking safari. At the coast, you’ll be able to relax, or keep active with snorkelling, SCUBA diving, fishing, dhow cruises, and more.

Pricing and considerations

This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round, but for those looking to witness the great migration, the best time is from July to October.

Kenya is the easiest country to travel in with young children in East Africa, which makes this a perfect kids safari, particularly if it’s your first time.

Our guide price for this itinerary is from £3,950 / $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12), using our best value accommodation in low season.

All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.

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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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