Kenyan Bush and Beach
FROM PRICE: $ 3795
Masai Mara Reserve and Kenya coast - 16 days/15 nights
Price is a guideline only as the cost changes according to time of year
This safari is designed for a real holiday combining the very best of game viewing in the prime location of the Masai Mara in one of the top safari camps, with a relaxing 10 day break on the Kenyan coast afterwards.
The safari camp has some of the best-known Masai guides in Kenya with superb guiding skills and includes some cultural interaction. On the coast the resort is low key, relaxing, right on the beach and with excellent water sport facilities available including big game fishing.
Where is it?
The Masai Mara in Kenya and on the border with the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Kenyan coast near Malindi.
What is the best time of year to go?
The weather is predictable and considered dry - over most of the country there are two mild rainy seasons annually: the ‘Short’ rains which occur from late October through November and the ‘Long’ rains which occur from late March to early June.
Generally speaking, in the Highlands the climate is cool; at lower altitudes temperatures can reach approximately 35°C during the day; the coast is humid and balmy.
If you visit during a rainy period you’ll find that the rain usually falls in the late afternoon preceded by bright, sunny and fresh days. July and August are the coolest months and are often overcast especially in the morning. December to mid March is the warmest time of the year.
Africa's East Coast is dominated by the monsoons - usually very predictable and resulting in nine months of spectacular sunshine from July through to April with wet overcast conditions during May, June and July.
The "Kaskazi" is the summer trade wind that blows from the north east from December to April and brings calm, clear water and good fishing. Average temperatures from 30-35° C
The "Kusi" blows from the south east from May to November. Great sailing, average temperatures 29-32°C.
How to get there
You'll need to get international flights into Nairobi, Kenya and we'll take care of the rest for you. If you'd like us to arrange your international flights we can do this provided you start from an airport in the USA, UK or Africa.
Tips and Notes
This safari is absolutely ideal if you'd really like to enjoy prime game viewing in a superb camp with a relaxing 10 day break on the coast.
With 10 days on the coast, there is plenty of time for a wide variety of water sports including diving, wind surfing and dhow sailing. This coast is re-knowned for its big game fishing and there are many exciting places to visit for the day like the market in Mombasa or a day trip to Lamu Island.
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Our Recommended Accommodation
Situated in a prime site of the Masai Mara Game Reserve and close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek River, 10 mins from the main wildebeest crossings during the migration. Game viewing happens right from camp with some of the best cat viewings in Africa on the camp's doorstep.
An extremely eco-friendly camp, it is set up seasonally from June to October and December to March. At maximum the camp can fit 18 guests and is managed and hosted by Gerard and Rainee Beaton and Jackson Ole Looseyia of Big Cat Diary fame. The team of Maasai guides is one of the most enduring and experienced in East Africa, all accompanied by a delightful sense of humor.
All tents are spacious and en suite with excellent views into the bush and very attentive camp staff to bring hot water and luxury of luxuries - tea in the morning!
Camp is closed April, May and November
Activities to be enjoyed from camp:
- Wildlife viewing and bird watching on foot or in customised Toyota Land cruiser vehicles
- All the Maasai and Ildorobo guides live around the Mara and have a unique knowledge of the area
- Bush picnics
If you're keen on just visiting the coast let us know. Our fishing safaris are very good off the Kenyan Coast and success rates are high. For a leisure break to the coast we have a range of holiday homes and hotels for long or short breaks.
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