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Private guided round trip - Mauritius & Kenya

Kenya & Mauritius combination trip

Highlights

  • Experience nature: encounter the Big 5 on Safari

  • For photography lovers: View Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park

  • Soak up the vibe of the multicultural city of Mombasa

  • At the Tsavo West National Park, see the crocodiles and hippos of the Mzima Springs

  • Relax on dreamy Mauritius

Description

Combine the adventures of a safari trip with a week of relaxation on a paradisiacal island - our Kenya & Mauritius round trip makes this possible. Relax by the turquoise blue sea on palm-fringed beaches after experiencing the beauty of the African continent on numerous safaris.

Destination

Indian Ocean / Africa

Mombasa - Tsavo East National Park - Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli National Park - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara - Mauritius

The best time to travel to Kenya is the dry season: From December to February, temperatures are pleasantly warm and there is hardly any rain. Due to the lack of water, animals rarely move away from the remaining waterholes; animal observations are more possible. The months from August to October are also popular - it’s when the natural spectacle of the world-famous animal migration in the Masai Mara takes place.

Best time to visit Mauritius: Between May and October you will find the best conditions for a vacation on the north coast of the island - pleasant temperatures, lower number of rainy days and minimal humidity compared to the other months are the main reasons for this. The maximum temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees during the day, although it can cool down to a pleasant 17 and 21 degrees during the nights. Cyclones visit the island from time to time during the months of January to April.

Although the tropical winter is considered the best time to travel, Mauritius also provides a perfect vacation experience at any other time of the year.

After your long-haul flight, it's finally time to hear the words "welcome to Kenya". Filled with adventure safaris, the Big 5, vast savannahs, dramatic mountain ranges, and the Masai Mara, Kenya is a diverse country. Discover the highlights in the coming week. After landing, a transfer will take you from the airport to your first accommodation in Mombasa.

At the beginning of your trip, two relaxing days by the sea await you where you can enjoy the warm breeze of the Indian Ocean and enjoy Kenyan hospitality.

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Trip from Mombasa Airport to Severin Sea Lodge: approx. 1 hour / approx. 20 km

2 nights with half board in Mombasa, Kenya

In the next two weeks, Kenya’s flora and fauna will be the main attractions. Kenya’s varied nature lures visitors in. But see for yourself and let the scenery speak for itself.

Today, around 6:30 a.m. you will be picked up from your hotel at Bamburi Beach.

Our tip: book your early bird breakfast at the reception the evening before to start the day on the right foot. You will first drive through the turbulent Mombasa towards Tsavo East. Just before entering the national park, you will stop at a rest area for a short break. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your home for tonight - the beautiful Ashnil Aruba Lodge. After resting a bit, take another exciting game drive until nightfall. Afterwards, relax with a cocktail and enjoy the warm air of a balmy evening.

Trip from hotel in Bamburi Beach to hotel in Tsavo East: approx. 9 hours / approx. 171 km

1 night with half board in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Your first game drive of the day will take place before breakfast. You can observe animals best at dawn.

When you get back, treat yourself to a rich breakfast at the buffet. Afterwards, check out and drive to the western part of Tsavo West National Park. The western part of the park is much hillier than its eastern neighbor and thus the complete opposite to the wide open spaces of Tsavo East.

Lava formations, mountains and the Mzima Springs form the backdrop of Tsavo National Park. On clear days, you can see Kilimanjaro from here. A special highlight are the park's "red elephants," which owe their name to the red sand they dust themselves with for protection against the sun and insects. Leopards, cheetahs and lions also live in the thickets of the park.

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At the Tsavo River you can catch a glimpse of crocodiles and hippos with a little luck. Afterwards, you will drive past the rhino sanctuary and to the Mzima Springs, whose springs are fed by the meltwater of Kilimanjaro. After the drive, the wonderful Severin Safari Camp awaits you in the middle of the bush! In the evening, gaze into the starry sky above Kilimanjaro and enjoy dinner and a sundowner at the boma site.

Trip from hotel in Tsavo East to hotel in Tsavo West: approx. 3 hours / approx. 130 km

1 night with full board in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

After an early breakfast, today you will head to the Amboseli National Park. The upcoming drive will take you through the Chyulu Hills and through the Maasai area. In front of you, Kilimanjaro slowly rises from the vast plains of the park.

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A photo with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, which you can easily see from here, will certainly look good in your photo album. The park is also home to numerous elephants and chances are that you will get close to the pachyderms. The flat, steppe-like landscape makes it easy to see other animals such as buffalo, zebras and giraffes.

You will go on an exciting game drive until lunchtime and then drive to the Ol Tukai Lodge, located behind the gates of the Amboseli National Park. After lunch, you will go on another game drive together with the rangers. In the late afternoon, Kilimanjaro can usually be seen in all its glory. If you feel like it, an optional visit to a Maasai village is possible.

After returning to your lodge, you can look forward to dinner.

Our tip: Try Ugali, the national dish, which consists of balls made of corn flour, spiced up with a mix of coriander, onions and tomatoes. For a side dish, try the nyama choma, lamb or goat meat, or a deep-fried omena (fish dish). Beer lovers can cool down with a bottle of chilled Kenyan beer.

Trip from hotel in Tsavo West to hotel in Amboseli: approx. 7 hours / approx. 134 km

1 night with full board at the Amboseli National Park, Kenya

After breakfast, we will drive to the highest lake in the eastern arm of the East African Graben - Lake Naivasha, overlooked by the inactive volcano of Mount Longonot. Lake Naivasha is known for over 300 species of birds. Countless flamingos, cormorants, pelicans and white-tailed eagles can be seen here as well as various kingfishers and marabous.

Trip from hotel in the Amboseli National Park to hotel at Lake Naivasha: approx. 5 hours 30 minutes / approx. 330 km

1 night with full board at Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Today, the Masai Mara, one of the most famous and most visited nature reserves in Kenya, awaits you.

The great animal migration is the big event between July and October. It attracts attracts masses of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras to the Masai Mara every year. With so much potential prey, predatory cats and crocodiles are not far behind. At this time you can shoot spectacular pictures. The Masai Mara is the image of typical African landscapes and has been the backdrop for numerous feature films. The landscape is also home to the Maasai - a nomadic people who still hold on to their own traditions.

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Trip from hotel at Lake Naivasha to hotel in Masai Mara: approx. 6 hours / approx. 280 km

2 nights including full board in Masai Mara, Kenya

Before heading to the Indian Ocean today, your day will start with a game drive. If you wish, you can also take your breakfast with you and eat it as a picnic in the Masai Mara. Depending on your flight connection, you will then fly to Nairobi, where you will say goodbye to your guide.

Afterwards, you will fly from Nairobi to Mauritius, where you will already be expected and transported to your beach hotel.

Trip from hotel in Masai Mara to hotel in Nairobi: approx. 6 hours 30 minutes / approx. 290 km

Flight from Nairobi to Mauritius: approx. 4 hours 30 minutes

5 nights with half board in Grand Gaube, Mauritius

Long sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut palm trees form the beautiful backdrop by the sea. But inland the island offers a dreamlike scenario as well - rainforests, waterfalls and long hiking trails provide a great program to balance with relaxing beach days.

Your hotel for the coming week is the Zilwa Attitude. Inspired by local influences, you'll experience the true Mauritian lifestyle in this modern accommodation.

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With a view of five offshore islands and situated on a snow-white, palm-fringed sandy beach, the hotel lures you in with contemporary design, culinary delicacies and personal service. You can enjoy your dream vacation under palm trees to the fullest here.

In the morning, you will be picked up and brought to the airport. Would you like to relax a few days longer on the white beaches of Mauritius or to arrange the itinerary more individually? No problem! Just contact us and we will organize an appropriate extension for you, perfectly adapted to your wishes.

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Severin Sea Lodge****, Bamburi Beach, Kenya

The modern house is located directly on the beach of Bamburi Beach. The port city of Mombasa is about 12 km away. Two swimming pools and a sun terrace invite you to relax. For culinary delights, the specialty restaurant "Imani Dhow" as well as the "Kisima" main restaurant are at your disposal. WLAN is included in the entire hotel area. The rooms are all furnished in African style. Shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone, safe and mosquito nets are available for use.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge****, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

The beautiful rooms are all in brick cottages spread around the grounds. Refreshment is provided by the swimming pool and the well-stocked bar. All meals can be taken buffet style and on the open terrace, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the landscape. There are numerous acacia trees on the grounds, which make the bush feeling perfect. The en-suite rooms guarantee an exclusive safari experience and leave nothing to be desired.

Severin Safari Camp****, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

The camp is under German management and is located in the middle of Tsavo West National Park. Under a large makuti canopy you will find the reception, the "Out of Africa" restaurant and the "Throne Tree" bar. At the campfire you can let the eventful day come to an end. The safari tents are about 35 sqm in size and equipped with all amenities. The bright furnishings guarantee an absolute feeling of well-being. An en-suite shower/WC, hairdryer, safe, mosquito net, as well as a private veranda are also available. At Kenbali Spa you can unwind and book massage treatments for a fee.

Ol Tukai Lodge****, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

The 80 chalets are set in extensive gardens. Some of them allow a fantastic view of Mount Kilimanjaro. All rooms are built from natural materials and furnished in African style. Modern comfort is available in each of the rooms. A swimming pool with shady trees offers just the right place to relax. In the "Elephant Bar" you can have refreshing drinks and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge****, Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Located on the south shore of the lake, the lodge offers a perfect combination of adventure and comfort. The spacious gardens are also home to two swimming pools. At the bar you can end the evening with a delicious drink. You may also take your meals under the starry sky on the terrace of the dining area. The traditional stone bungalows have four rooms each - two on the first floor and two on the upper floor. The upper floors have a balcony. Other amenities include an en-suite bathroom, safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV.

Oloshaiki Camp****, Masai Mara, Kenya.

This small and familiar camp is located directly on the Talek River. All tented chalets have been comfortably furnished and overlook the river, where numerous birds can also be seen at any time. In the lounge of the main building you can relax and chat with other guests.

Zilwa Attitude****, Grand Gaube, Mauritius

Zilwa Attitude is typically Mauritian. Located on Mauritius' north coast, near the fishing village of Grand Gaube, this charming 4* hotel is the ideal place to stay for a relaxing vacation. Overlooking five offshore islands, you'll enjoy a relaxed island feel here that defines the hotel's vernacular architecture and contemporary design.

Inspired by traditional beach bungalows, the 214 individually furnished rooms invite you to feel at home. Trendy color accents such as yellow, orange and blue underline the modern interior design.

Duration of the trip: 14 days / 13 nights

Included

  • 13 nights in the above mentioned accommodations or similar:
    • 2 nights at Severin Sea Lodge**** with half board in a Comfort Bungalow in Mombasa, Kenya
    • 1 night at Ashnil Aruba Lodge**** with half board in a standard room in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
    • 1 night at Severin Safari Camp**** with full board in a standard room in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
    • 1 night, full-board accommodation in a standard room at Ol Tukai Lodge**** in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
    • 1 night's full-board accommodation in a standard room at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge**** in Lake Naivasha, Kenya
    • 2 nights full-board accommodation in a standard room at Oloshaiki Camp**** in Masai Mara, Kenya
    • 5 nights at Zilwa Attitude**** with half board in a superior room in Grand Gaube, Mauritius
  • Game drives in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle (5-7 seater) with English speaking driver/guide as per program (German speaking guide available on request)
  • Water during the game drives (1,5 Liter)
  • All transfers and game drives
  • All national park entrance fees
  • The starting price is valid in the travel period 01.10.21 - 31.10.21

Not included

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks that are not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Optional excursions (sightseeing, entrance fees etc.)
  • Optional visit to a Maasai village
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel protection
  • Visa, entry and/or exit fees if required

Notes

  • Departure: Tuesdays
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • No children under 6 years allowed
  • This trip can also be booked as an individual trip (corresponding additional costs will apply)
  • The daily itinerary may vary as it is decided according to animal sightings and weather conditions.
  • Depending on flight times, we recommend that you plan extra nights before the start of the safari (start usually between 06:00 - 06:30 a.m.), so that you can acclimatize accordingly.
  • On safari please take a travel bag as soft as possible with a maximum of 15 kg per person, your remaining luggage can stay at the hotel.

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