Kenya - Beach & Safari
13 nights. September 2021 - November 2022. From £2418.00.
A RELAXED SAFARI ADVENTURE
Combine the joys of a stay on the Indian Ocean’s shore with exciting wildlife-spotting in East Africa’s famous reserves. Bookended by stays in a Mombasa beach resort hotel, this great-value African experience also includes a four-night safari, during which you’ll enjoy a night in a ‘stilt-hotel’ overlooking a waterhole, and game drives through two of Kenya’s most famous and exciting game reserves. In the company of ranger guides,you'll discover the wonders of a safari, spotting protected wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoying a bush breakfast in the wild and spending nights under star-washed African skies.
What's IncludedSeven nights’ all-inclusive hotel accommodation at a beach resort in Mombasa
Four nights’ full-board accommodation in game lodges on safari
Two nights on the aircraft
Return flights to Mombasa, via Doha
Travel by 4x4 safari vehicles, with airport-to-hotel coach transfers
Fully escorted by friendly, experienced drivers and safari guides
Holiday HighlightsPunctuate a week’s rest and relaxation at an idyllic beach hotel with a four-night safari
Blue waters and even bluer skies
Stay in a Taita Hills private game reserve
See the animals from the vantage of your elevated hotel
Discover vast Tsavo West National Park, with its Savannah and scrubland, on included game drives
Enjoy a bush breakfast
Stay in a safari camp and enjoy three game drives in historic Tsavo East National Park, home to herds of African elephants
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to KenyaFly overnight from the UK to Mombasa, via Doha.
Day 2You'll meet your tour manager on your arrival in East Africa, and transfer to the wonderful, all-inclusive Voyager Beach Resort, your Indian Ocean-side base for the beginning and end of your Kenyan stay. Settle into your surroundings, and switch into relaxation mode as you enjoy the pools, restaurants and colourful cocktail bars. Enjoy the comforts of your nautical-themed room and the pleasures of the nearby beach, and then spend the first of your balmy evenings under the Kenyan sky.
Days 3 and 4Enjoy lazy days and warm nights as you soak up the pleasures of life by the ocean. The energetic might try their hand at water sports, others may take a stroll along the shoreline, while others may simply curl up with a book. At day’s end, sun-downer in hand, do nothing more than gaze out across the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, at the hotel’s doorstep.
Day 5This morning, you'll meet your driver/guide and board your 4x4 safari vehicle for the drive away from the coast to the private Taita Hills Sanctuary. Set in a dramatic, verdant landscape, the sanctuary is home to colourful birdlife and some large mammals, including lions and elephants. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the sanctuary, and then continue to the five-starrated Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge. This imaginative collection of buildings is set on stilts above a series of waterholes – floodlit at night – to which the local animals come to quench their thirst. Settle into your well-equipped room, enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the dining room enjoying the panoramic views and the chance to watch for game from your lofty viewpoint. Hot and cold drinks are available all night.
Day 6After breakfast at your lodge in the sky, this morning, you'll re-board your safari vehicle for the short journey into the renowned Tsavo West National Park, a vast, protected area that features savannah grasslands, semi-desert scrubland, rocky ridges and extensive plains dotted with volcanic cones and low hills, and that supports an equally diverse variety of game and birdlife. Your destination is the sumptuous Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge and, after lunch here, you'll enjoy a game drive. Later, as you enjoy dinner in the traditionally thatched restaurant or a drink in the bar, watch the animals arrive at the lodge watering hole – always a stirring sight.
Day 7Experience the excitement of an early morning game drive and enjoy a bush breakfast – coffee and rolls in the wild – before you return to the lodge and bid farewell to Kilaguni to head towards the adjoining Tsavo East National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch, and cross the highway and the railway line as you head into into the vast plain, upon which a variety of species can be spotted. Soak up the spectacular scenery, including towering Mudanda Rock, beneath which elephants can often be seen, and the vast Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s largest lava flows. You'll spend the next two nights at the Ashnil Aruba Lodge, overlooking the dam from which it takes its name. The lake formed by the dam is a magnet for wildlife in an otherwise dry landscape. This evening, enjoy dinner and your first night at the camp.
Day 8Enjoy all the wonders of safari, as you take early morning and afternoon game drives in search of wildlife that might include plains animals such as elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, leopard and countless different species of bird. Return to the lodge for a last evening under the bush stars.
Day 9Bid farewell to the lodge and make your way out of the national park, enjoying a packed lunch and perhaps a last glimpse of game en route, before arriving back at the Voyager Beach Resort, this afternoon, for a final four-night stay.
Days 10 to 12Enjoy welcome rest and relaxation on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with all the amenities of your hotel and the lovely beach to savour. You may like to explore colourful Mombasa and its Old Town and historic Fort Jesus, a 20-minute drive away, or to head north to some of the remoter beaches that dot the beautiful coast. The choices – and pleasures – are yours.
Day 13After breakfast at your hotel, say goodbye and head to Mombasa airport to begin your overnight journey home via Doha.
Day 14Land back in the UK this morning, at the end of your wonderful East African adventure. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Passports and visasBritish Citizens require a visa to travel to Kenya, which can be applied for online. We will send you details prior to travel. Passports must be valid for six months from your date of entry into Kenya, and have two adjacent blank pages available for arrival in Kenya.
Flight informationPlease note, all flights operate via Doha. Back to top