Perfectly balanced between safari and beach, this 9-day tour to Kenya delivers sensational accommodation and a host of unforgettable experiences. Opening with wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara, the tour then switches to a private villa on the Indian Ocean coast. Flying between destinations makes the logistics easy, and the accommodation throughout is stylish, exclusive and luxurious.
Angama Mara – its name means ‘suspended in mid-air’ – is your first lodge, perched like an eagle’s nest above the savannah. Each of its superbly appointed, glass-fronted suites on the escarpment becomes your window to a new world, giving you 180° views of a primal landscape teeming with big game and – depending on the season – the great herds of the Wildebeest Migration. This is one of Kenya’s most exclusive lodges, with designer pieces, superb service and a unique location.
Your beach accommodation is Alfajiri Beach Villa, set a discreet distance from the hustle and bustle of legendary Diani Beach. Complete with a private swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounges, and three delicious meals a day, the villa is the perfect place to do as little or as much as you like. Lazy lunches, massages and a little time in the hammock can be balanced by scuba diving, snorkelling and kite surfing – there is even an 18-hole golf course nearby. Alfajiri has long been a favourite with international celebrities looking for an understated spot on the balmy Kenyan coast.
Designed to appeal to honeymooners and romantic travellers, this is also an itinerary that may interest families with children. Angama Mara takes children from the age of six, includes child-minding in its rates and offers interconnecting safari suites. Alfajiri Beach Villa is your own exclusive-use, 5-bedroom accommodation with child-minders if you need them and a chef who will create a kids’ menu based on their tastes and requirements.