You stay in Tented Camp in Masai Mara
Sunrise in Masai Mara
Southern Palms Beach Resort
Southern Palms Beach Resort
A Safari to Africa's richest animal sanctuary; Maasai Mara with a relaxing seaside stay in wonderful Diani Beach south of Mombasa. The trip includes:
This safari trip suits those who want to see the vast majority of Kenya's large mammals in a shorter and more intense safari. If you want to get the real safari experience without being transported between Kenyas's various parks - this is the trip for you. After the safari you will enjoy a week of sunshine by the ocean in the gorgeous Diani Beach south of Mombasa.
Day1: Departure from UK
Flights from UK at night
Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by our representative and transfered to you accommodation at Eka Hotel. The car journey takes around 30 minutes. The rest of the day will be spent on you own. No meals are included on this day.
Day 3:Nairobi to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure towards Maasai Mara. The car journey will takes around four hours and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch its time for your first game drive in the Maasai Mara. This is Kenya's animal richest park and among the many animals you can see here are lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala , buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffe, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo, crocodile, etc. In the evening you will drive to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.
Day 4 & 5 Maasai Mara
Full days Safari in the Maasai Mara. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at the rest stop during the day and return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.
Day 6 Maasai Mara to Mombasa/Diani Beach
You leave the Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be taken to a restaurant where you will have lunch (not included) on your own. After lunch your journey continues towards the airport for flight to Ukunda Airport Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa you will be met by our representative who will drive you to your hotel. Accommodation at Southern Palms Beach Resort. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.
Day 7-12: Mombasa / Diani Beach
The days are free to spend as you please. There are possibilities to make trips to go sailing, snorkeling, diving or visit the town of Mombasa. Accommodation at Southern Palms Beach Resort. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.
Day 13: Return
We will pick you up at the hotel 3.5 hours before your plane departs for transfer to Moi International Airport. Breakfast is included on this day.
Price includes return flights UK-Kenya in economy class, with e.g.Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Price is based on a flight price at *** / Person. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.
Before your trip you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need.
Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.
Visa to Kenya, you can apply for it at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.
Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.
Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.
Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.
Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.
Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.
Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.
Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.
Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.
To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.
Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flights to Mombassa only allows one bag per person. .
Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.
Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.
Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc
Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.
Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.
Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun
Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.
Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.
Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.
Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day
IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!
We have collected frequently asked questions here.
Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.
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