Why this safari works….
This combines the Masai Mara (one of the best places to do safari on the planet) with the gorgeous beaches of the Seychelles. It’s deeply romantic, so this is an option that works well for a safari and beach honeymoon and can work incredibly well for a family safari with careful selection of child-friendly camps (just ask us, it’s what we’re here for…)
A starting point for your bespoke itinerary:
WORLD-CLASS SAFARI: Masai Mara 3-5 days When you land in Nairobi head across town to Wilson Aerodrome- the start of many African adventures. Take a light aircraft hop to your safari in the Masai Mara, where you’ll spend the next few days sleeping under canvas. Desperately romantic, heart-stoppingly exciting, and with a seemingly impossible number of big cats. Works for us… Try Karen Blixen Camp as a great all-rounder or Kicheche Mara Camp for a really “bush” feel. And if you visit during September look out for the Great Migration.
STOPOVER in Nairobi: 1 night (2 max) After a few days of adrenaline, fly back to Nairobi. If you fly in late from a day’s adventure in the bush, there are a number of excellent city hotels, but if you have a full day to spare, there’s only one place that’ll do… Giraffe Manor. Who wouldn’t want a few giraffe and warthogs to keep them company around the tea-table? This is the perfect compliment to a family safari, but works well for children of any age…
POWDER WHITE BEACHES in the Seychelles: 4-10 days Fly out to the Seychelles, home of some of the most glorious beaches in the Indian Ocean and a laid-back Creole culture. Pamper yourself in utter luxury on a private island like Wills and Kate, or explore like the locals do and cycle around lovely La Digue.
Other ideas for your African adventure…. Extend your adventure with a few days on safari in Meru or Laikipia, or switch the beach for lovely Zanzibar– a long-time favourite of ours. Or, for all out wildlife-lovers, cut the beach altogether and head west for gorilla trekking in Rwanda...
Make your trip Extraordinary by… taking a hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara at dawn, picking a safari camp where you can do a remote sleepout, or letting us book a surprise treat for you in the Seychelles.
When to go… Any time between June and November. September/October is the best time to catch the wildebeest migration.
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