12 days

USD3650

Visits: Kenya

Honeymoon

PURE HONEYMOON AND SEYCHELLES

Dreaming of a very special and handcrafted honeymoon trip of a lifetime? Why not book our action-packed wildlife safari in Kenya and beach holiday in the Seychelles and mark the beginning of your married life in super style and create everlasting memories? Our honeymoon safari will take you to Kenya's best known wildlife parks and game reserves with plenty of wild animals to be viewed everyday including all the "Big 5". Finally, a well-deserved beach holiday to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy unlimited sunshine, pristine white coral sands and barefoot luxury in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean in The Seychelles at Paradise Sun Resort in Praslin.

Day 1

Nairobi/Samburu

Early breakfast and head northwards to Samburu Game Reserve in the Northern Frontier District arriving for lunch at Ashnil Samburu Camp, located in a rugged landscape on the banks of Uaso Nyiro River surrounded by doum palms and other indigenous trees offering great natural scenery. Ashnil Samburu is strategically set in a river bank south of Ewaso Nyiro River in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve providing unrivalled access to excellent game viewing. Buffalo Springs Game Reserve takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly, dense and very attractive. Later in the afternoon, proceed for a game drive in the expansive Samburu Game Reserve to view a huge variety of wildlife species found in this magnificent park. An often overlooked gem, Buffalo Springs and Samburu offers a truly unique safari experience. Not only is the park home to iconic animals such as elephants, lions, and leopards, but it's also home to the Samburu Special Five, a quintet of five animals found nowhere else in Kenya namely, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy's Zebra.

ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP

Day 2

Samburu Game Reserve

Whole day in Samburu Game Reserve with game drives. Samburu plays host to large herds of elephants, drawn by the promise of water in Ewaso Nyiro River to quench their thirst. Other unique wildlife specifies are also very common sightings in this part of the wilderness. In the dry season, elephants use their tusks to dig deep into the dry river beds of Ewaso Nyiro River unearthing precious water. This water draws wildlife in great numbers to its banks, creating a green oasis and becomes a great point of concentration and interest to both visitors and wildlife. Ewaso Nyiro forms the lifeline of this great reserve and most animals cannot keep away from it. Crocodile and hippo share the river with elephants which bathe and frolic in the muddy brown waters during the heat of the day before returning later to browse on the lush vegetation of the riverine forest. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, pastoral relatives of the Maasai. The landscape is rugged and dramatic against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub trees punctuate the sparse and dry terrain.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 3

Samburu/The Aberdares Mountains

Breakfast and depart for The Aberdares Mountains arriving for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to The Ark Forest Lodge which is tucked in the thick verdant forests of Aberdares National Park in a ancient elephant migration corridor and overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of awesome wildlife.
The Aberdare Range is a 160 kilometres long mountain range located in Nyandarua County on the western side of central Kenya and south of the Equator. The Aberdares provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Enjoy overnight game viewing at The Ark Forest Lodge.

The Ark Forest Lodge

Day 4

The Aberdares/Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru

Breakfast and drive into the Great Rift Valley arriving for lunch at Flamingo Hill Camp which is nestled between the “honeymoon hills” and set in beautifully landscaped grounds with natural foliage and variety of indigenous African plants and flowers. The camp's surroundings comprise of wide grassy plain fringed with forests and rolling hills and in the distance, the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Nakuru. Flamingo Hill boats of providing superb tented accommodation and very personalized guest service. Enjoy afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru which is world famous for its enormous flocks of flamingo and over 400 species of birds. It is a soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and at times the flamingos number in the millions which is a very spectacular sight. They are so numerous that from a distance the lake appears to be ringed in pink. The lake has also earned reputation as an important haven for endangered species particularly the Rothschild giraffe, Black and White rhino. Tree-climbing lions, waterbuck, gazelles, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

Flamingo Hill Camp

Day 5

Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara

Breakfast and enjoy gorgeous views of the Great Rift Valley as you drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving for lunch at Tipilikwani Camp which is uniquely situated on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara where vast herds of wildlife co-exist with the colourful Maasai people. From Tipilikwani, Maasai Mara is just across the river and home to the highest density of wildlife in the world, the Big 5 and the seventh wonder of the world, The Great Wildebeest Migration. After lunch, its time for afternoon game drive in the Mara which is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries and punctuated by marshes and forests. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland and is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant and it's for this reason visitors here hardly misses to see all the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).

TIPILIKWANI CAMP

Day 6

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Whole day game drive in Maasai Mara with picnic lunch. Maasai Mara is the most famous safari destination in Kenya where over 450 species of animals have been recorded. Here you will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. Visit Mara River where thousands of wildebeest and zebra are attacked by crocodiles as they attempt to cross this mighty river during the annual "Great Migration" between Tanzania and Kenya. The migration is today one of the natural world’s most astonishing phenomena. Each year nearly two million wildebeest and accompanying large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala trek from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back again in search of fresh grazing. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah, lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The migration involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Viewing these vast herds on the move is always unforgettable sight. This experience is rated as one of the most spectacular natural events.

Tipilikwani Camp

Day 7

Maasai Mara/Nairobi

Early morning game drive. This will give you the last chance to view lion, cheetah or leopard hunting in the morning. Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that is unbelievable. Drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. You will be dropped at Four Points by Sheraton located within Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for your overnight stay before flying out to Seychelles the following morning. Four Points offers much needed convenience and its an ideal stopover for clients looking for some bit of relaxation while on the move to their next destination. Four Points comprises of elegantly furnished rooms appointed with coffee/tea makers, music system and en suite bathrooms with shower. Other facilities include spa, wellness centre and a jacuzzi. The hotel features two restaurants: Marketplace on ground floor is a contemporary restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining on the terrace and offers international cuisine. Tazama Rooftop on the fifth floor provides classic views towards Nairobi National Park in one direction and the airport runway in the other. Its open for lunch and dinner and specializes in roasts and grills. Up here you will find guests enjoying meals and drinks with background music.

Four Points by Sheraton JKIA

Day 8

Nairobi/Seychelles

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for Kenya Airways flight to The Seychelles. From capital Victoria, enjoy a scenic boat transfer to Praslin Island for overnight at Paradise Sun Resort. Paradise Sun is located on the sandy coast of Anse Volbert at the quiet-end of a 2km stretch of white coral-crushed sand, bordered by granite boulders. This charming resort is a collection of ocean facing French-Creole bungalows peeking out from tropical flowering gardens. The turquoise horizon is interrupted only by the postcard beauty of St Pierre Island and bobbing sail boats. This charming resort features a spa and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and comprises of air-conditioned rooms with Creole-style décor and wooden sliding doors opening onto a spacious, furnished balcony. A daily themed buffet is served in the restaurant with live performances of traditional dance and music. From breakfast to poolside lunch on the beach and dinner with the ocean lapping against St Pierre Beach Restaurant, cuisine at Paradise Sun is a menu of Creole-inspired, always-fresh, familiar-favourites and Seychelles flavours. From oven hot pizza to ocean fresh sashimi and from jungle picked fruits to French style pastries, dining at Praslin restaurant is a plate to remember.

PARADISE SUN SEYCHELLES

Day 9

Seychelles

Continue on with your beach relaxation at Paradise Sun and enjoy very calm and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean courtesy of the resorts unique location on the quieter and secluded area of Praslin which is arguably the best place to stay. This resort is truly a Seychelles gem that embraces the warmth of the Indian Ocean. The pristine white coral sands of the Cote d’Or Beach at the front door will tempt you to bare your feet. The aquamarine waters that stretch towards an endless horizon will float your troubles away. The resorts manicured lush lawns and tropical gardens will delight your eyes with their amazing beauty. Here there is more than sand, sea and sunshine. There is also the warmth of the Seychelles smile making it a paradise you will never want to leave.

PARADISE SUN SEYCHELLES

Day 10

Seychelles

Today explore the colourful and marvelous underwater world of the Seychelles from Paradise Sun. Book a trip by Glass bottom boat to discover the world of tropical coral reefs at one of the Marine National Parks. You will see an amazing variety of marine life including corals teeming with fish. It is the only tour of its kind in Seychelles where people can experience the underwater world without getting wet in the comfort of an air-conditioned underwater cabin. In 45 minutes, you’ll discover corals of all shapes, colour and sizes; various marine life; granite rocks with colourful seaweed, sea grass meadows, sandy plains and maybe even the green turtle! Enjoy a delicious Creole lunch and spend the afternoon swimming or simply lazing in the sun. Complimentary snorkeling equipment is readily available.

PARADISE SUN SEYCHELLES

Day 11

Seychelles

The beautiful Island of Praslin in the Seychelles is today one of the world's most sought after destinations and is truly a tropical paradise with swaying palms and jungle-clad hills and pristine white sands lapped with dazzling turquoise waters. From Paradise Sun in Praslin, take time to explore lush mangrove forests filled with unique and wonderful wildlife, like 125-year-old giant tortoises. Go birdwatching with a guide and make sure to visit Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent, two beaches consistently rated among the most beautiful in the world. Spend plenty of time swimming, snorkeling or just soaking in the stunning views. Take an optional hike with local rangers for a chance to see gorgeous mangrove forests and a rare species of palm tree called Coco de Mer (known for their large, unusually shaped nuts). Enjoy a delicious barbecue and sunbath on the palm-fringed beach.

PARADISE SUN SEYCHELLES

Day 12

Departure

This morning spend time swimming in clear waters of the Indian Ocean where sea turtles roam and coral reefs teeming with colourful fish can be found. After sumptuous breakfast make your way from Praslin to Mahé Island with ease on one hour fast ferry journey. The Cat Cocos Ferry is a simple, safe and easy way to commute between the islands. Upon arrival at the Jetty, you will be transferred to Victoria town for a short sightseeing excursion to enable last minute chance to visit some historical sites and monuments, museums and shop for locally made products and souvenirs. Enjoy lunch in one the local restaurants serving delicious international cuisine before being transferred to the International Airport to board your departure flight back home with very fond and timeless memories of Africa, her friendly people, spectacular landscapes, natural beauty, stunning beaches and amazing wildlife.

SEYCHELLES DEPARTURE

Includes

  • Private wildlife safari as outlined above
  • Rooms/tents whole safari with ensuite facilities
  • Accommodation in camps and lodges as per the above itinerary
  • Fullboard meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) on safari
  • Exclusive use of safari vehicle for game viewing and photography
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable driver guide
  • Mineral water while in safari vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • All wildlife conservation fees
  • All Government taxies and levies
  • Flying Doctors Cover while on safari
  • Daily game drives as per the itinerary

Not included

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Tip for safari driver guide & other gratuities, porterage to hotel’s/camp’s staff and porters
  • Shopping, wood carvings and crafts
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation & Baggage Insurance
  • Any other items not included or mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Laundry service & Inoculations
  • Drinks, wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Visit to Maasai Village
  • Balloon safari
  • Optional & local sightseeing excursions

Price Guide

Prices are per person sharing in USD and this trip is available all year round. Current price is based on accommodation as indicated above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
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