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9-Day Mara to Swahili Coast

9 Day Mara to Swahili Coast Eventually, arrive in Africa’s incredible natural wonder, the Maasai Mara, where thousands of wildebeest follow the rains over the acacia-studded, plains and large predators follow closely behind. In addition to, come face to face with Kenya’s colorful tribe – the Maasai –and learn first-hand about their ancient pastoral customs and local knowledge. Lastly, soak up the equatorial sunshine and relax, rejuvenate and unwind on the undiscovered, white-sand of Kenya’s stunning South Coast.

Here’s what you can expect from each destination:

Maasai Mara National Reserve:

  • Key Attraction: The Great Wildebeest Migration is the most famous event in Maasai Mara. Witnessing the vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Mara River is a breathtaking experience.
  • Wildlife: Maasai Mara is home to the “Big Five” and offers excellent opportunities to spot lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. It also boasts an impressive diversity of other wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, and various antelope species.
  • Maasai Culture: Interact with the Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life and unique customs.

Msambweni Beach House

A luxurious boutique hotel located in Msambweni, a coastal town in Kwale County, Kenya. Situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean, the beach house offers a tranquil and secluded retreat for travelers seeking a serene and exclusive beach experience.

Key features of Msambweni Beach House:
  • Location: Msambweni Beach House is situated in a private and pristine coastal area, away from the busier tourist areas, providing a sense of tranquility and seclusion.
  • Beachfront Setting: The property boasts a stunning beachfront location with direct access to a sandy beach and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, it offers a peaceful and picturesque environment to relax and unwind.
  • Luxury Accommodations: The beach house features spacious and elegantly designed suites and villas, each with its own private veranda or balcony overlooking the ocean or lush gardens.
  • Privacy and Personalized Service:  Though with only a few rooms and exclusive amenities, Msambweni Beach House offers a high level of privacy and personalized service to its guests.
  • Gastronomic Delights: The beach house also known for its gourmet cuisine, featuring a fusion of international and Swahili flavors, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Spa and Wellness: The hotel offers a range of spa treatments and wellness activities to help guests rejuvenate and relax during their stay.
  • Activities: Guests can engage in various activities. Such as  snorkeling, boat trips, fishing, and cultural visits to nearby villages to learn about the local Swahili culture.
  • Sunset Dhow Cruise: An exquisite highlight of staying at Msambweni Beach House is a romantic dhow cruise during the sunset, providing a memorable experience on the Indian Ocean.

However, Msambweni Beach House is an ideal destination for honeymooners, couples, and travelers seeking a luxurious beachfront escape. Whether you want to unwind on the beach, indulge in spa treatments, or explore the surrounding coastal beauty, the beach house offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Thus Trust Bonobos African Safari Holidays for a 9 Day Mara to Swahili Coast trip of your lifetime

Highlights;

Day 1-4: Game drives in the Maasai Mara

Day 5-8: Relax in Msambweni at the Msambweni Beach House

Day 9: Finish in Nairobi

Detailed itinerary for Mara – coast

Day 1-4: Game drives in the Maasai Mara

Meanwhile, Saruni Mara Camp and its sister tented camp, Saruni Wild, lie in the Mara North Conservancy. In addition to, the home is a partnership between conservationists, investors and 800-plus Maasai landowners, for whom this is the first time they have received income from wildlife.

However, the camp lies in the path of the Great Migration (July to November) and the less well-known Loita Hills migration (December to May), which sees thousands of wildebeest arriving at the conservancy. Animals cover the view, so drives across the savanna are hugely rewarding.

Furthermore, take the evening drives through the Mara Conservancy, investigate the surrounding forest and valleys on foot, with a guide, to see the smaller creatures and some of the Maasai Mara’s 550-plus bird types.

Meanwhile,on the 9 Day Mara to Swahili Coast if you’re travelling with your children, the Maasai-run Warriors Academy offers special courses in bush skills and animal tracking. Lastly, hike up Kilelioni, the highest peak in the Mara–Serengeti ecosystem and visit the local Maasai market, held every Thursday.

Main Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation option:

Saruni Mara is a Luxury+ lodge bordering Maasai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 5-8: Relax in Msambweni at the Msambweni Beach House

Meanwhile, finishing off a Mara safari! Tucked away from the often busy Diani main beach is a chic, Swahili-styled getaway perched on a cliff overlooking some amazing ocean view. The family that both run and own Msambweni Beach House have created an ideal romantic hideaway, complete with personalized service.

Surrounded by 28 acres of lush, natural land and a near private stretch of beach you could easily forget that you are so close to one of Kenya most liked beach escape. Meanwhile,9Day Mara to Swahili Coast you’ll be taken to the waters and enjoy sundowners on a boat cruise or explore the ocean from below with a snorkeling or diving trip as optional extra activities.

Furthermore, Msambweni retains a subdue ambiance that encourages you to deeply relax—the only sounds in the evening being the ocean waves to lure you to sleep.

Main Destination: Msambweni (Town & Beach)

Accommodation option:

Msambweni Beach House is a Luxury hotel located in or near Msambweni

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 9: Finish in Nairobi

Meanwhile, you will be chartered from the Ocean Spa Lodge to the airport for your onward trip. Thus the end of 9 Day Mara to Swahili Coast.

Main Destination: Nairobi Airport

 Accommodation option:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Furthermore, the additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

However, you’ll be dropped off at the airport to catch a flight back home.

Price Includes:

Transportation in a 4×4 WD safari Land Cruiser

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Park entrance fees.

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

Game drive

Ranger guide

Services on an English speaking guide

Community walk Bwindi

Enroot lunches

 

Price Excludes:

International flights

Hire / purchase of Hiking Gear

Personal Travel insurance

Visa Fees, Drinks, Cigarettes

Tips, Souvenirs

Thanks for specifically, choosing bonobos African safari holidays…..we love to see you once more!!!

We hope you enjoyed your holiday!

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Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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