El Karama Pool

Laikipia Safari & Mombasa Explorer

13 days from £3,255pp (ad) / £2,520pp (ch) – flights included

Laikipia  – Walking Safaris  – Mombasa

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A family safari itinerary that includes two of Kenya's classic locations… the Laikipia Plateau and the glorious white sands of Mombasa on the Kenya Coast.

We are so excited about this itinerary! It is a fantastic combination that works well for anyone looking to combine safari and beach. Begin in breathtaking landscape of Laikipia, with Mount Kenya in the distance. Staying at one of our favourites, El Karama Lodge, you shall experience safari the Kenyan way with peaceful surroundings, beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and the Grant family as hosts. Fly down to the coast to relax on Diani Beach at Pinewood Beach Village – a well respected, Kenya Coast favourite!

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Day 1: Fly to Nairobi

Fly, usually overnight, from Europe / USA to Nairobi in Kenya.

Day 2: Laikipia

Fly Camping With  El  Karama

El Karama

On arrival in to Nairobi, you’ll be met and transferred to Nairobi’s domestic airport to fly up to Nanyuki. A 30 minute flight with interesting views down onto the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Nairobi National Park and towards the end – weather permitting – Mt Kenya.

After landing you shall be greeted by your driver, and driven to El Karama to begin your safari! Stay here for 3 nights in a family house (sleeps up to 6), with all meals, most drinks and all safari activities included.

Owners Sophie and Murray have two young children, so the set up at El Karama is really well suited to families… be that in terms of activities for children to do learning about wildlife and the African bush – or just the facilities at the lodge (baby sitting, armbands for the pool, play areas, etc).

Days 3 - 4: Laikipia

El  Karama  Pool

El Karama Pool

Each morning you’ll get up early and head out on safari. This can be in an open topped 4x4 safari vehicle, or it could be on foot doing a walking safari. Out on the reserve you might see buffalo, lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetah, hippo and plenty of plains game (zebra, antelope etc) and hopefully one of El Karama’s majestic leopards.

After a morning game drive you head back for lunch, followed by plenty of time for either a siesta, or more likely for younger visitors… to enjoy the inviting El Karama Pool that forms the centre point to the communal part of the lodge. It has a shallow section for toddlers as well as a main section for older children and adults.

In the late afternoons, you head out on safari again, perhaps finishing off with a gin & tonic watching the sunset over the savananah. As El Karama is a private concession, it does also mean they can offer night drives for any really avid wildlife spotters.

Day 5: Mombasa, Kenya Coast

1 A Pinewood Executive Suite

Pinewood Room

Return by road to Nanyuki (about an hour) and take the short light aircraft flight back to Nairobi. From Nairobi fly down to Mombasa on the Kenya coast where you will be met by our driver and driven to Pinewood Beach Resort to stay for 6 nights with breakfast and dinner included.

Suggestion: upgrade to Almanara Luxury Villas for your own self contained private villa – which are perfect for families and include a private chef - ask to speak to Ben as he has stayed there.

Days 6 - 10: Kenya Coast

Pinewood Beach Deck

Pinewood Beach Deck

R & R!! Pinewood is on a wonderful stretch of beach – white sand stretching out in all directions and the warm Indian Ocean a stones throw away. If you are looking for activity… there are tennis courts and all manner of excursions you can do up and down the coast… or even up into the sky… tandem Skydiving is become a popular activity, and easily arranged locally.

Day 11: Flight home

This afternoon you shall be transferred by a private driver to Mombasa airport for your onward flight home. Most flights back to Europe are overnight.

Day 12: Back home

Arrive back home refreshed and revived after an engaging, interesting and relaxing trip for all the family.

Duration: 13 Days

Location: Kenya, Africa

Price: £3255pp

"A wonderful combination staying at two classic Kenya properties! El Karama is one of my colleague Bens favourites properties in Africa, whilst Pinewood Beach in Mombasa gets some of the best traveller reviews of anywhere on the Kenya coast”

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