• Ol Kinyei Evening Drink
  • Walk in Ol Kinyei
  • Chole Mjini Mafia Island
  • Mafia Island

Kenya & Mafia Island Honeymoon

Awake to the sounds of the African bush and enjoy daily game drives to look for the Big Five before relaxing on a beautiful beach on Mafia Island.

DAY 1: Arrival

You will be met at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transferred to nearby Nairobi National Park where you will be based for the night.

Nairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented eco camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park, with sweeping plains on one side and Nairobi city on the other. Designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, the camp is only a short 30 minute transfer from the Airport, and guests can get straight ‘under canvas’ instead of wasting time in traffic traveling to city hotels. The park is an acclaimed Rhino Sanctuary and offers a variety of wildlife sightings.

Your stay is based on the Half Board Special Safari Package which includes breakfast & dinner, 1 shared game drive or a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (also inside the park), There is the option of adding additional services to your package to include additional meals, sun downer drinks, game drives or excursions (depending on time available).

Overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp, Half Board basis incl 1 daily game drive OR Elephant Orphanage excursion & park fees

DAY 2-4: Porini Rhino Camp

Depart Nairobi’s Wilson airport and fly to Nanyuki. You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp, located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya.

The camp is hidden in a secluded valley on the banks of a seasonal river. The camp consists of 6 spacious safari tents each with en-suite bathroom, flush toilet and bush shower. Each tent has been sited to have beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Enjoy daily game drives or escorted walks followed by a sun downer and night drive with spotlight. At Porini Camps shared game drives are taken in specially-adapted 4×4 safari vehicles with open sides, perfect for viewing wildlife and taking photos. These have 3 rows of seats behind the driver / tracker and take a maximum of 6 guests, so everyone is guaranteed a “window” seat.

Return to Porini Rhino Camp for dinner this evening.

Overnight at Porini Rhino Camp, Full board basis incl daily game activities (game drives, guided walks, night game drives) and Chimpanzee Sanctuary visit.

DAY 5-6: Porini Lion Camp

Depart Porini Rhino Camp and fly to the Masai Mara. You will be met and transferred to Porini Lion Camp.

The camp is situated in the exclusive 33,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, bordering the Maasai Mara which is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big Cats which the Mara is known for. The camp consists of 10 spacious guest tents with private verandahs, en-suite bathroom, flush toilet and bush shower.

Enjoy daily game drives or escorted walks followed by a sun downer and night drive with spotlight.

Return to Porini Lion Camp for dinner this evening.

Overnight at Porini Lion Camp, Full board basis incl daily game activities (game drives, guided walks, night game drives)

DAY 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

Awake to the sounds of the African bush and have an early breakfast. Depart on a full day safari to look for the Big Five in the Masai Mara National Reserve (with picnic lunch). Return to camp in the late afternoon.

Overnight at Porini Lion Camp, Full board basis including Maasai Mara Reserve game drive & picnic lunch.

DAY 8: Nairobi Tented Camp

Take an early morning escorted walk with Masai warriors (or a game drive within the Conservancy). After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi.Transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp for the night.

Overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp, Half Board basis incl 1 daily game drive OR Elephant Orphanage excursion & park fees

DAY 9: Mafia Island

Transfer to Nairobi International Airport for your connecting flight to Dar es Salaam

On arrival on Mafia Island you will be met and transferred to Chole Mjini Lodge.

The Mafia Archipelago is situated about 150 km south of Zanzibar and comprises a number of islands and uninhabited coral atolls. The island was an important trading post during the 11-13th Centuries. Today, designated as a Marine National Park, it is known for its diverse and spectacular natural environment. Chole Bay is a meeting place of large oceanic fish and a vast variety of reef fish, altogether over 400 species, whilst some of the uninhabited islands are breeding grounds for giant turtles. With only few lodges within the whole Archipelago, it is one of those rare off the beaten track beach destinations – a real paradise for nature lovers & divers and the perfect place for complete relaxation.

Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel, and it isn’t. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to a specific kind of person; one who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses, rather than the predictable comforts of room service and air conditioning. With only seven tree houses, carefully placed and designed, privacy is assured. Open to the elements, with the king-size bed the throne-like centerpiece, each thatched platform is reached via sandy paths that lead through the natural vegetation. All have views of the sea; some are close enough to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the tide trickling back through the mangrove roots.

Overnight Chole Mjini Lodge or similar, Full board basis plus daily Chole Bay sailing excursion to sandbank or sunset cruise.

DAY 10-11: Mafia Island

Full days to relax and enjoy the various activities around the Mafia Archipelago. The lodge also offers a range of optional activities, including scuba-diving, snorkeling, boat excursions & picnics to isolated islets around the Archipelago, road safaris, nature trails, and bird watching.

Overnight Chole Mjini Lodge or similar, Full board basis plus daily Chole Bay sailing excursion to sandbank or sunset cruise.

DAY 12: Departure

After breakfast and a relaxing morning, you will be transferred from your lodge to nearby airstrip for your return flight to Dar es Salaam.

 

End of Services

The above itinerary is a suggested sample tour and can be tailored to suit your requirements, interests and budget.

Price is subject to availability and subject to change due to currency fluctuation and peak season supplements.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

When

From January - December

Price

On request

Includes

Accommodation & meals, Safari & Island activities as indicated. Internal flights.

"There were Southern Right Whales swimming around and under our boat, and a Hump-back Whale breached right next to the boat, shooting out of the water and creating a huge splash as it landed - Cape & Garden Route Tour"

- David Campbell

 
 
 
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