Day 1- 3 – Mombasa
Arrival Transfer From Diani Beach Airstrip (Ukunda) To Your Mombasa South Coast Hotel
Upon arrival at Diani Beach Airstrip (Ukunda) in South Coast Mombasa, you will be met by your transfer representative and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Mombasa (South Coast)
Mombasa’s south coast, accessible only by ferry or air, is an idyllic seaside destination where you receive impeccable, personalized services in some of the luxurious boutique accommodations that are perfect for when you want to retreat into a coastal paradise. The most well-known of the beaches is Diani where you will find most of the south coast resorts, many of which are situated in the clearings of the Jadini Forest. The other secluded beaches south of Diani are Galu, Msambweni, Funzi Island and Chale Island, and these tend to be more exclusive than the north coast beaches or even Diani with fewer visitors. Other seashores include Shelly near the Likoni Ferry and then Tiwi that is adjacent to Diani ending with Shimoni near the Tanzania border.
While staying at your beach lodging on the south coast, AfricanMecca Safaris recommends that you take full advantage of the sand and surf by partaking of the many water sports activities, all of which are available to book at the time of planning your trip to Kenya. Even if you are a novice, you will find an aquatic activity that fits your personal taste, whether it be reeling in a marlin or sailfish during an exhilarating deep-sea fishing excursion, sailing through tranquil waters, skimming across the surface of the Indian Ocean while windsurfing, kitesurfing or waterskiing or discovering endemic marine species while snorkeling or scuba diving at Kisite Marine Park or nearby reefs. World record catches make the south coast a much-desired destination for anglers, and we recommend that your adventure-seeking beachfront tour of Kenya include some time set aside for catching a giant of the Indian Ocean, such as marlin, swordfish, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, to name just a few of the most challenging fish. Billfish season is November through March while August to October is the Yellowfin Tuna season, and many other species are found in the waters during any time of the year. Whether you need rejuvenation after your safari or time to rest after an international flight to Kenya, the picturesque setting of Mombasa’s south coast is sure to revive your energy.
Mombasa (South Coast) – Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa
For a magnificent seaside vacation in South of Mombasa that combines romance, modest comfort and aquatic adventures, but away from large crowded resorts that dot the Diani Beach, then opt for Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa on the secluded Galu Beach, a good mid-size deluxe accommodation with 58 varied guest rooms and suites. Spend your morning walking quietly along the isolated beach before relaxing with a soothing massage, and then enjoy a light lunch and head out to the beach for sun bathing or aquatic fun! Should you prefer the most uncomplicated room option for your thrilling beach travels in Kenya with AfricanMecca, Deluxe Rooms feature en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and garden views from a private balcony while the two seafront Executive Rooms with an ocean view has a “his and her” twin shower and a private balcony. Suites are located on the ground floor and offer garden views from a spacious veranda, kitchen, en-suite bathroom with double showers, bedroom and living room.
The seafront Executive Suites, also located on the ground floor, are a way to have an indulged ocean vacation in Africa, and each has a wonderful veranda, bedroom, living room, en-suite bathroom with “his and her” twin shower and a bath tub – a perfect abode for budget honeymooners or guests on their anniversary. Amenities in rooms and suites are king size bed, tea/coffee maker, telephone, mosquito netting, mini bar, personal safe, ceiling fan and air conditioner. All rooms are within short walking distance of the beach and are generally quiet. Pinewood guests demographics are geared toward couples primarily, but also small families looking for a quiet hotel rather than one with a boisterous ambience. Families with infants and toddlers should opt for a family-friendly hotel or a much smaller boutique accommodation as service levels at Pinewood are lacking to facilitate the needs of young parents. The pool is also small and surrounded by devoted couples who prefer a quiet relaxing time next to it rather than playful and shrieking children.
Day 4-7 Nairobi
Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife.
The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Masai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast.
Adding to this is an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches, gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, and a slew of lively beach resorts – it’s easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.
Situated along the Nairobi River is the capital of Nairobi, East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place; and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve.
The Masai Mara, together with Tanzania’s Serengeti, form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many. Add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and your African experience is complete.
Day 8 – Flight Back to Johannesburg