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18 Dec

Kenya, what a combo!

Experience spectacular wildlife and tropical beaches for the adventure of a lifetime.

Kenya, what a combo!

Fly in to Nairobi for the start of your African adventure. Rent a vehicle for the first leg of your awesome experience to Naivasha, Nakuru and the Masai Mara.  The roads to the Masai Mara can be extremely rough, be sure to check with your host and rent an appropriate vehicle !




 Nairobi is the thriving, modern capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. Visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park (which provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants), the giraffe centre and the Nairobi National Park. Have dinner at Fogo Gaucho (see below), a Nairobi institution.



With the stunning greens and golds of Nairobi National Park’s landscape punctuated by giraffe, zebra, antelope and buffalo lounging near the waterhole, the views alone make Ole-Sereni one-of-a-kind. Add to that the convenience of the location, between Nairobi’s international and regional airports, and the world-class restaurants, conferencing facilities and spa, and you get a hotel that perfectly complements the experience of East Africa, whether you’re enjoying the area’s natural beauty or vibrant business environment.



Hemingways Nairobi is a luxury 5 star boutique hotel in Nairobi. This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. 



Eka hotel is a contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler. Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, Eka Hotel has five meeting rooms designed to suit every occasion, complimented with stylish accommodation offering the best choice venue for your Business and Leisure stay.



The Saab Royale Hotel is a newly built and recently opened Hotel with 45 rooms on Ndekwa Road, South C, Off Mombasa Road. The hotel is 9km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 1.9km from Wilson airport, 20 mins drive from the CBD, 15 mins drive to the Nairobi National Park and is ten minutes’ drive to the Industrial Area. From the beautiful rooms, a guest has a view of the Ngong Hills. The quiet and strategic location ensures a guest gets the best of both work and leisure as it close to the CBD and yet detached in a peaceful area to offer maximum relaxation.



Whether guests yearn for a fun family adventure or that rare relaxing moment with beautiful views of the hills away from the everyday pressures of life, The Last Village is a convenient escape for guests. Their Swahili themed lodge stands in Lukenya, on an idyllic spot with mesmerizing views of the plains and magnificent views of the encircling range of hills. Feel the sense of stillness and space, the vastness and the majesty of nature. The horizon stretches forever evoking a country life, the village life.



Over the last decade, Fogo Gaucho has established itself as one of Nairobi’s finest eateries. They are pleased to offer patrons the choice of dining in their Westlands and Kilimani branches. Fogo Gaucho is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse that offers the most delectable selection of charcoal grilled meats that go along with a full buffet to choose from all for a set price per person, all you can eat. This concept in Brazil is referred to as Rodizio.



Naivasha is 90 kms north west of Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. View the abundant wildlife on a boat trip and a walking tour on Crescent Island. Enjoy a few cold beers and a relaxed lunch at the Fisherman’s Camp.



A blend of African heritage and boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved home away from home. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquility, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix of rich colours, inviting textures and layers, making Naivasha Kongoni Lodge an idyllic African retreat. A blend of African heritage and boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved home away from home.



Wileli House Comprising of five uniquely inspired chalets, a Bistro restaurant, Gift shop and Spa, Wileli House uses the African interpretation of harmony with nature and integrates its meaning into every aspect of the Interior décor. Wileli is a wilderness sanctuary where intimate encounters and rare discoveries can be experienced firsthand. Observe the fascinating African wildlife, as herds of majestic gentle giraffe and buffalo meander through the Acacia forests, or bloats of hippo graze under the moonlight.



Nakuru is 70 kms north west of Naivasha and the capital city of Nakuru County, Kenya, in the Great Rift Valley. Nearby is Lake Nakuru National Park, home to rhinos, giraffes, lions and leopards. Lake Nakuru is an algae-filled soda lake that attracts thousands of flamingos.



SheerDrop is a beautiful Nakuru country home with stunning views overlooking the Menengai crater! SheerDrop which has an unparalleled view of the Menegai crater was developed with an aim of providing relaxation in a country environment within an idyllic and tranquil setting. This property is designed to provide an optimum degree of privacy and entertainment for family and friends taking a break from busy city life. 



Samawati Lakeside Cottages is family owned and operated holiday cottages. The cottages are located only 170 km from Nairobi, Kenya. Right on the shores of the only natural lake in Central Kenya, Lake Ol'bolossat Nyandarua County. Samawati Lakeside Cottages will get guests away from all the hustle and noise of the city and into comfortable, private cottages that guests and their families can really relax in. Only minutes to all the area attractions, yet still a world away from the crowded Nyandarua and Laikipia county lodging alternatives. 




Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.



Cottar’s 1920s Camps ~ The Cottar Safari tradition began in 1919. Over 90 years on, they continue to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, they return to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era ~ an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. Situated in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Loliondo reserves, the camp and the area guarantee privacy and an abundance of wildlife. 



Enkewa Camp is a small, exclusive, luxury tented camp in the heart of the least explored area of the Masai Mara. Enkewa Camp, an owner-run camp, is based on an eco-sustainable concept with a knowledgeable, experienced and professional team formed by local Masai. The Camp has a capacity of 5 tents, one mess tent and a lounge area. The tents are comfortable and spacious with views over the savanna.



Elangata Olerai is a luxury tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort set in the heart of nature in the Masai Mara National Reserve, which is home to over 4 million animals and birds, making it one of the largest and most important wildlife sanctuaries not only in Africa but worldwide.



Sweet Acacia Lodge is one of the best lodges in the Maasai Mara National Reserve surrounded by Talek River. It is Built along its banks. With a range of elegant accommodation packages, they offer unmatched guest experience and eye-catching beautiful game surrounding. Sweet Acacia has 32 Rooms, 26 Superior (Doubles, Single or Twins). 4 Deluxe Rooms (Doubles or Singles) and 2 Family Rooms. All rooms have balconies with sitting area, bio-flush toilets, hot showers and wooden floors of unmatched beauty.



Mombassa is a short 50 minute flight from Nairobi. Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometres south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County. Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay, in southeastern Kenya, 116 kilometres north of Mombassa. It sits amid a string of tropical beaches dotted with hotels and resorts. Malindi Marine National Park and nearby Watamu Marine National Park are home to turtles and colourful fish. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve harbors elephants and more than 200 species of birds. Near the forest, the Gede Ruins are the remains of an ancient Swahili town.


Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers – a lush and enchanting environmentally conscious beach retreat nestled along an emerald lagoon, white sand beaches & an enchanting community. Distant Relatives is a message of optimism, an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Join them on the reef and lagoon for diving, snorkeling, dhow sailing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, or simply go relax and mingle with travelers from around the world by the pool and in the vast, green and leafy social spaces! The kitchen serves fantastic fresh food for the hungry and the staff is ready with all the travel advice you need! 



A unique blend of African, Arabic and contemporary architectural concepts, creates an ambiance that prepares you for pure relaxation. The exclusive resort offers three private pools, eight cosy suites, three grand suites and a luxurious penthouse; all facing the ocean, all inspired by the beauty of Africa. 



Located in Diani Beach on the South Coast of Mombasa Kenya 500 meters from the Beach. Amani Luxury Apartments features a swimming pool. This self-catering accommodation includes free Wi-Fi in all areas and has a terrace which leads into the garden. Each furnished apartment comes with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a microwave and oven. 



Bicycle trails, half day bush tours by Van, mangrove rides and Mida creek tours. Don’t miss seeing the real Kenya countryside on DIANI BIKES GUIDED ECOTOURS. They offer Village tours, Forest tours, and Beach rides. Security is their first commandment. Their rides are always accompanied by a tour guide and a bike mechanic in case of a puncture. Fully insured by Amaco insurance company.


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