8:00am - 17:00PM
Experience a classic safari and beach combination that starts in Kenya's famous Masai Mara and ends with a stay on two exquisite Seychelles islands - Praslin and Mahe.
Begin your journey on the plains of the Masa Mara experiencing thrilling game drives and walking safaris led by Maasai naturalists. On one of the days, you will embark on an dawn hot-air balloon safari - a highlight of your game-viewing experience.
The second part of your adventure is about relaxation. Spend time on two beautiful islands in the Seychelles, enjoying watersports such as snorkelling, windsurfing and catamaran trips. Soak up the sun beside the hotel swimming pool and on white sandy beaches, or opt for a relaxing treatment at either hotel's spa.
This 11-day combination is ideal for couples and honeymooners who want to balance the thrills of an East African safari with all the pleasures on an Indian Ocean beach vacation.
On your arrival at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and taken to the Eka Hotel for your overnight stay in Nairobi. This modern establishment near the airport is perfect for recuperating from a long-haul flight and catching up with your emails and social media before you head out on safari.
This morning you are taken to Wilson Airport to fly to the Kichwa Tembo airstrip. Once here, you will be transferred by road to Kichwa Bateleur Camp, your home for the following three days.
Depending on what time you arrive, you may get time to enjoy lunch at the lodge before meeting your guide for tea and setting out on your afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is the most spectacular and most popular game reserve in Kenya. The concentration of game in the reserve during the annual Wildebeest Migration is world-famous, and this is also one of the few areas in Kenya where you are likely to see all the members of the Big 5 - buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion, and leopard.
While at Kichwa Bateleur Camp, you will enjoy twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, spot-lit night drives on the camp's private concession, guided nature walks with a Masaai naturalist, and sundowners at a secret location that boasts spectacular views over the Masai Mara.
One morning during your stay, wake up extra early and embark on an hour-long, hot-air balloon safari over the vast plains of the Masai Mara. The scenery from the balloon is breathtaking and you will enjoy a unique bird's eye view of Africa's big mammals on the move.
Leave the Masai Mara after a wholesome breakfast as you transfer by road to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you will check into Nairobi Tented Camp for the night. The next morning, you are transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight to Seychelles International Airport.
Your base in Seychelles with being Banyan Tree, a luxurious resort and spa on the palm-fringed main island of Mahe. Your days will pass however you please: hit the warm Indian Ocean for water sports, spend a day sailing on the catamaran or stay on land to make the most of your private plunge pool. In the evenings, take your pick of dinner options, from sushi to Thai. After a blissful five nights at Banyan Tree, you will be driven back to Seychelles International Airport for your return flight home.
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Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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