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Highlights

  • A classic safari-and-island getaway combination
  • Perfect honeymoon and special occasion itinerary
  • Enjoy a Masai Mara balloon safari
  • Excellent game viewing all year round
  • Indulge in spa treatments in the Seychelles
  • Snorkel or dive in a crystal-clear Indian Ocean waters

Overview

Experience a classic safari and beach combination that starts in Kenya's famous Masai Mara and ends with a stay in the exquisite Seychelles. 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 a dawn hot-air balloon safari - a highlight of your game-viewing experience.

The second part of your adventure is about relaxation. Spend time in the Seychelles, enjoying water sports 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.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days

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'Take a scenic flight into the Masai Mara to experience fantastic game viewing, followed by an island retreat for indulgence, escapism or pure relaxation.'
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Day 1: Fly to the Masai Mara

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Fly to the Masai Mara | 1 Night

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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 fight and catching up with your emails and social media before you head out on safari.

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Days 2-5: Explore the stunning Mara plains | 4 Nights

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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.
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.

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Days 5-6: Overnight in Nairobi

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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.

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Days 6-11: Relax under the Seychelles sun | 5 Nights

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Your base in the Seychelles will be Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, a luxurious island escape on the palm-fringed main island of Mahé. Your days will pass however you please: hit the warm Indian Ocean for water sports, embark on a sunset boat cruise or stay on land to make the most of your private plunge pool. In the evenings, take your pick of dinner options, from fresh seafood to Asian fusion cuisine.

After a blissful five nights at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, you will be driven back to Seychelles International Airport for your return flight home.

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Inclusions

  • Flight from Nairobi to Seychelles
  • Shared light aircraft flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature