Tired? Stressed? Need a break? Then this is the holiday for you! Two weeks of pampered spoiling by the attentive staff of Hemingways Resort in the Watamu National Marine Park on the Kenyan Coast.
Four miles of white sand beach, lapped by clear turquoise waters provide the backdrop for your tropical holiday. Lazy days spent by the pool alternate with the excitement of deep-sea fishing or snorkeling boat trips.
After a few days of rest and relaxation, you are ready for the real adventure, a two night, three day safari to the Tsavo East National Park.
Galdessa Camp is your host here while you explore the magnificent landscapes of the African bush, and track down the big game animals.
This is the best of both worlds; safari adventure combined with tropical relaxation to provide the perfect holiday.
A Galana River crocodile.
- Day One: You are collected at Nairobi Airport and taken to Macushla guest house for a restful day before your flight to Malindi in the afternoon. 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 Hotel, your home for the next two weeks. 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 practising tag and release systems whenever possible to help conserve the natural population levels.
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 for exploration!
- Day Seven: Leave Watamu 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.
Tsavo East National Park is huge. Over 11,747 square kilometers of bushy grasslands, open plains, and semi-arid acacia scrub make up Kenya's oldest and largest Game Park. Tsavo is credited with one of the world's leading biodiversity strongholds. From red brown rivers surrounded by green grass and doum palmtrees, to the endless plains, covered in red dust, with perhaps a single surviving acacia tree, the scenery is constantly changing. Tsavo's stunning views over the plains of Africa include the largest lava flow in the world, the Yatta Plateau, Mudanda Rock, which resembles a smaller version of Ayers Rock, and the incredible Lugard Falls.
If the scenery isn't enough for you, don't worry! Tsavo abounds with elephant, buffalo, giraffe, and lion. And while you are chasing the 'big ones', there are always waterbuck, gazelles, zebra and kudu to watch. Not to mention over 500 species of birds!
- Day Nine: Return by road to Watamu for a few more relaxing days at Hemingways.
- Day Fourteen: Return flight to Nairobi in order to catch your return flight to Europe.
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