From the hustle and bustle of Kenya's capital
Nairobi, you wind your way across the stunning African landscapes
on your journey to a true wilderness, the Tsavo National parks.
Famous for man-eating lion legends and dusty, red
elephants, Tsavo provides superb opportunities to spot and photograph
these magnificent creatures.
After an exciting five-day safari, it's time for a
rest, and there is nowhere better than a beautiful, tropical beach!
A United Nations Biosphere, Watamu National Marine
Park offers a white sand beach, swaying palm tees, gentle trade
winds and clear turquoise water. Spoil yourself! You deserve it!
Gedi Ruins near Watamu, Kenya.
- Day One: You are collected from Nairobi Airport and
taken to Macushla House, Gaelic for "My beloved".
A delightful guesthouse with an old-fashioned bed
and breakfast style, Macushla provides delicious home-cooked meals
in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Perfect for unwinding after your
For those with extra energy, several excursions are available
such as feeding giraffe by hand at the Giraffe Manor, visiting
Karen Blixen's house ("Out of Africa" fame), or making a visit
to the Animal Orphanage run by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
- Days Two-Four: Set off for your five-day safari to Tsavo
West and Tsavo East National Parks. Traveling by road, you will
start your safari at Finch Hattons Safari Camp in Tsavo West.
Denys Finch-Hatton was famous for his luxurious game safaris;
he would certainly be happy to see his name applied to this camp!
Large, airy tents outfitted with hot showers, comfortable beds,
mini-bars and your own private verandahs are just the start of
this experience! The clubhouse provides all the old-fashioned
luxuries, from personal, attentive service, to fine linen and
crystal glasses under huge chandeliers; this is real safari style!
Superb five-course meals are a gourmet's delight, from the lightest
consommé to delicious sorbets!
Game drives provide you with close-up views of the stunning wildlife,
from elephant to giraffe, from dik-dik and lion to genet cats
and ostrich. In between game drives, relax in the swimming pool
during the noonday heat, or enjoy the frolicking hippos viewed
from the shade of your tent verandah.
- Days Four-Six: Leave Tsavo West to travel to Galdessa
Camp on the banks of the Galana River in Tsavo East National
A small, personal, luxurious camp, Galdessa offers all the comforts
of a top class hotel in the depths of the African savannah! Built
entirely from local materials, Galdessa blends into the landscape;
elephant and buffalo wander by, heedless of your presence. Combining
the comforts of the western world with the untamed wilderness
of Africa, Galdessa offers the best of both worlds to those lucky
enough to visit!
Galdessa is also closely involved with the nearby Kenya Wildlife
Service Rhino Sanctuary, and you have an excellent chance of viewing
this extraordinary and rare animal here.
- Days Six -Fourteen: Return by road to Nairobi to catch
your flight to Malindi on the Kenyan Coast. A short twenty-minute
drive from Malindi airport is the Watamu National Marine Park.
Named one of the Top Ten Beaches of the World in 1998, Watamu
hosts Hemingways Resort, your home
for the next eight nights. Lie back and enjoy the sunshine, snorkeling
and lazy, tropical days while the attentive staff and superb chefs
ensure your holiday enjoyment. For the more active, the deep-sea
fishing is superb! With world class skippers and well-trained
crews, Hemingways consistently tops the big game fish charts while
practicing tag and release systems whenever possible.
If exploring the local area is more your style, the variety of
excursions offered by Watamu is stunning. With the Marine
National Park on your doorstep, and the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest,
Mida Creek Mangrove Reserve and Gede
Ruins within a five-kilometer radius, there is no shortage of
possibilities to explore!
- Day Fourteen: Return flight to Nairobi for your international flight.
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