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Tsavo East and West and Watamu National Marine Park


Tsavo East and West and Watamu National Marine Park

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Tsavo East and West and Watamu National Marine Park


Tsavo East and West and Watamu National Marine Park.

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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!

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Gedi Ruins near Watamu, Kenya.

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  • 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 flight!

    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 Park.

    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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