“We were spoilt rotten from the moment we arrived. It is the first holiday I have ever cried at leaving!” – Christine
If you’ve imagined going on safari, you’ve probably imagined going to Kenya. This is the setting for Out of Africa. You’ll find desperately romantic tented camps in Samburu, hot air balloons rising into the sky alongside the morning sun in Laikipia, and an annual visit from the thundering hooves of the Great Migration in the Masai Mara. Stride across endless savannah on a walking safari with your Maasai guide, swap hair-raising tales of adventure with your hosts, and lie in bed at night listening to the distant (or not-so-distant) lion’s roar.
Add a beach to your Kenyan Safari…
To your inland Kenyan safari adventure, add some of the very best beaches on the continent (Diani, step forwards please)- endless miles of white powder and impossibly perfect turquoise water. Bring out your inner Hemingway with some spectacular deep-sea fishing, close your eyes and listen to the wind ruffling the palm trees and creep out at dawn to watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean. Or hop on a plane and jet off to Zanzibar or the Seychelles for some serious luxury beach hotels. Zanzibar’s got fabulous family resorts, and barefoot beach lodges, while the ravishing private islands and endless icing-sugar beaches of the Seychelles make for the ultimate honeymoon hideaway.
Make your trip to Kenya extraordinary by… Spending a night in Nairobi at Giraffe Manor. Wake up with the giraffes as they pop their heads into the dining room over breakfast. Then head to the elephant orphanage to meet some of the most charming animals in town.
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