Kenya Governor's Fly-in Safari & Diani Beach
Nairobi, lake Naivasha, Masai Mara & Diani Beach
10 Days / 09 Nights
Minimum 2 Persons
Kenya is the quintessential Africa of wildlife documentaries, with vast plains speckled with wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and the big cats they attract. If you are looking for superb game viewing on your African Safari, Kenya is a serious contender.
This fly-in safari & beach itinerary combines the iconic Little Governors’ Camp which nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve with the Kinondo Kwetu - a private hideaway on the beach of the Indian Ocean in Diani.
You are likely to see leopard, lion and cheetah in the Masai Mara, home of BBC’s Big Cat Diaries, in addition to fantastic and varied game viewing both here and in Kenya’s other parks and reserves.
Diani Beach along Kenya's idyllic coastline, offers miles of soft white sand fringed by palm trees and aquamarine seas. Small fishing villages bask in the sun, nets hanging to dry on bleached sticks by huts tucked under cashew nut trees. There are beaches backed by tall dunes where green turtles clamber up to nest, and the many offshore marine parks protect long coral reefs. A short distance from the coast there are a number of beautiful archipelagos,
This itinerary is perfect if you are looking for a safari & beach holiday or honeymoon - especially using our suggested accommodation!
Weather through the year
January: Clear, hot days and warm nights make this high season a popular time for safaris and good for diving and snorkelling.
February: With the long dry season well established, the grass grazed down and wildlife gathering close to water points, this is still a good time for a safari and good water clarity makes for excellent diving conditions.
March: Hot, increasingly humid weather – with good diving and snorkelling conditions at the start of the month – gives way to rains and lower rates.
April: Temperatures drop soon after the rains are established and you’ll often have facilities largely to yourself in this more affordable low – or “green" – season.
May: While game viewing can be trickier as vegetation runs riot, the colours and light are great for photography at this time of year.
June: The rains give way to cloudy, cooler weather, making for very comfortable conditions, especially in the highlands.
July: Kenya’s “cool" season sets in, with the highlands sometimes rather grey, but wildebeest, migrating from the Serengeti, start arriving in the Maasai Mara.
August: The Great Migration starts filling the Mara plains – and school’s out, so the park roads are full of tourists.
September: The clearing skies signal the start of hot, dry weather with little chance of rain – and fewer visitors – making the latter part of this month a good time for a quieter safari.
October: Still hot, mostly dry and not too busy, this is many people’s preferred month for a safari, and it’s also good for diving and snorkelling.
November: The “short rains" usually start in the second half, so this is low season, with accordingly lower rates and visitor numbers.
December: The rains usually finish by mid-month and landscapes often look their best, under clear blue skies, heralding the start of the peak Christmas tourist season.
|Karen Gables||Portland||1 night|
|Loldia House||Portland||1 night|
|Little Governors' Camp||Portland||2 nights|
|Kinondo Kwetu||Portland||5 nights|
Portland: Karen Gables
Portland: Loldia House
Portland: Little Governors' Camp
Portland: Kinondo Kwetu
Fast FactsTailor Made Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights Special Interests: Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Diani Beach
Prices are per person sharing and may change seasonally
This itinerary can depart daily
• All transfers as per itinerary
• Internal Flights to Mara & Diani
• All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle on a shared basis
• Meals and accommodation as specified
• All park fees and government taxes
• International Flights which will be priced on application
• Visas for Kenya ($50.- per person payable in USD on line)
• Driver guide or local escort gratuities (we suggest $US 10.- per person per day while on Safari)
• Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
• Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
• Medical, evacuation or travel insurance