11 days from £1299pp plus international flights.
This is the ideal combination of safari and beach, wildlife and relaxation.
You'll enjoy wildlife viewing in Tsavo East, known for its diverse habitats supporting a wide range of animal and bird life. Morning and afternoon game drives with expert local guides will make this a safari experience to savour.
Follow your safari with plenty of time to chill out on the beach. Your lovely hotel is set on quiet Galu Beach. Although the emphasis is on relaxation, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The hotel has its own water sport and dive centre as well as tennis, squash and beach games. There is a choice of bars and restaurants, too, not to mention a spa offering a range of soothing and pampering treatments.
Arrive at Mombasa airport. You will be met and driven to the entrance of Tsavo East National Park, from where you will have a 4 x 4 transfer to Satao Camp. This is your home for the next 3 nights. Relax after your journey.
Tsavo's landscape incorporates hills, acacia forests, rivers and wide-open savanna supporting a great range of wildlife. Satao Camp offers morning and afternoon game drives within the national park with endless areas to explore. All of the guides at Satoa have worked for many years in Tsavo. Their passion and knowledge about the environment and rich biodiversity of Tsavo are unequalled and ensures you will have the best game viewing and understanding of the amazing wild animal and bird life that inhabits the area.
Another day of game viewing. Tsavo East is home to great herds of elephant, lion, kudu, rhino, buffalo and giraffe. Bird life is equally rich, with weavers, hornbills, sunbirds, rollers, and raptors just a fraction of the very many different species frequently seen.
Tsavo is also home of an African legend - that of the Maneaters of Tsavo. The story is based on a grim piece of history; over the course of a year, 120 workers were killed by two large lions while building a railway bridge over the river Tsavo at the end of the 19th century.
Today you will be collected from Satoa Camp and driven to Pinewood Village on the coast just south of the resort of Diani. The hotel is set amidst tropical flora and palms. Facilities include an attractive swimming pool, swim-up pool bar, several restaurants, tennis and squash courts and small shops. The water sport & dive centre can arrange scuba diving, children's scuba rangers club, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, banana boat and air glider, snorkelling, sea excursions, bike tours, kayaking and wind surfing.
Breakfast & dinner.
Enjoy lazy days in the sun. Galu is a great mix of endless white beaches interspersed with stunning rock pools teeming with life. It's not surprising that Galu Beach has earned a reputation as a Kenyan "Maldives".
This area is classified as a 'Kaya', (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land which can be explored on foot.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1299 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp sharing: Jun from £1299. Apr from £1399. (Low season). (Pinewood is closed in May). Mar & Jul from £1545. Feb & Aug – Oct from £1630. Supplements required for Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Accommodation on a twin share basis; meet and greet at Mombasa airport; all transfers; meals as specified; game drives and park fees at Satao Camp.
International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.
This holiday starts and ends in Mombasa. International flights from the UK cost from around £750, depending on season and availability.
Departure dates: This is a tailor made holiday which we can arrange for you at any time of the year. Just let us know when you'd like to travel.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.