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African Safari and Beach Holiday at Lamu Island

Duration: 14 Days / From $ 8400

Synonymous with safari, Africa still has no equal in viewing game. Wild at heart is the pristine African wilderness filled with wild game where you will experiencea unique combination of adventure,relaxation,recreation and wellness.

Africa, the continent of Hemingways and Karen Blixen,where flat topped acacia sailing in a sea of golden wine coloured grass, purple hills on the distant horizons, elephants trooping in a queue across the African savannah. 

Arrival at JKIA Kenya’s you will be transferred to one of the most famous hotel - and of course the oldest - The Norfolk a calm oasis in the city. The Norfolk has served those passing through on business, or at the start or end of a Kenyan safari adventure. This celebrated hotel has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike. Nairobi combines the 19th Century charm with and today’s commerce, it the capital city and the seat of government, and a cultural hub of the east African region. Nairobi has attracted world's attention as the original home of big-game safaris for the rich and famous. Nairobi National Park boasts the presence of all but one of the ‘Big Five'. Shopping in Nairobi varies from African clothing and craft shops to open-air markets. There are excellent museums, offering insights into the fauna, culture and history of Kenya. This day you enjoy some sightseeing in Nairobi.

After breakfast, drive south to Amboseli sitting in the formidable shadow of Africa's highest mountain, one of Kenya's purest natural settings. Amboseli lies southeast of Nairobi, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising high above the clouds, dominates every aspect of the park and provides a backdrop to a spectacular display of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and a host of plains game. .

Optional: Scenic flight in a helicopter to the beautiful the Tsavo, Chyulu Hills, Amboseli and Lake Natron with views of Mount Kilimanjaro

After three nights and a leisurely breakfast you take a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s greatest parks. Game drive en route to your camp.You may be rewarded with sightings of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a host of other plains game. Your home for the next four nights is a small size and private camp that has been selected for you accordingly for its small size and privacy. A wide range of activities are on offer at the camp and your day can be as active or as leisurely as you wish. Visit the Maasai village for cultural and traditional lifestyle experience,nature immerssion on a morning bush walk accompanied by armed ranger or enjoy sundowners in the evening or even dinner under the stars in the middle of the African bush. In Mara the wildlife is abundant as you explore the swaying grasslands laden with wild animals. Elephants browse amongst the large herds of wildebeest and topi, gazelle, eland and buffalo and Africa’s dominant predators: lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. In the Mara River, hippos dive, snort and grumble while crocodiles sunbathe on the riverbanks.

Optional balloon safari : Balloon safari giving a bird’s eye view of the plain and the wild game below

or  Half-Day Visiting  Adventure to Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria Adventure: fly by light aircraft to Lake Victoria. On arrival enjoy an appetizing full English breakfast before you board the boat for the morning ride. Trip offers opportunity to try fishing for the legendary giant Nile perch found in these waters as you explore the many of tiny secluded islands on the lake. An experienced and knowledgeable fisherman captains each boat. Visit and stop at a traditional fishing village and learn how the villagers live from day to day before returning to the airstrip for your return flight to the Masai Mara.

Fly from Masai Mara via Nairobi for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant enroute to Manda Island in Lamu. On arrival in Lamu, meet  and transfer by boat to your hotel on Lamu Island, an unspoiled island just off the coast of Kenya. Lamu a World Heritage Site is an ancient Arab island, blissfully lost in the tides of history with its historical mosques and narrow streets. Donkey is the main form of transport as there are no cars on the island's narrow streets which are very much as they were centuries ago. Nestling on its own headland is bustling Swahili town of Shela on one side on the inshore of the Indian Ocean and the sweep of a shimmering beach on the other. Experience the gentle journey aboard ancient dhows, activities on offers includes a host of water sports, from water skiing and windsurfing to scuba diving and bountiful big game fishing. You may opt to be at leisure, relax and fall into the peace, tranquility and coastal pace of this unique island.
After breakfast transfer by boat to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your homebound flight.

Itinerary

Day 1:  arrival Nairobi  Day 2: Nairobi Excursions Nairobi National Park; feed giraffe by the hand  Days 3/5: Amboseli  Days 6/8: Maasai Mara game viewing  Days 9/13: Lamu  Day 14:  homebound flight via Nairobi

Price Guide : from $8,400 Per person sharing
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