Safari & Beach: Family Classic

9 days
FROM £ 2585

Safari & Beach: Family Classic

This is a wonderful family bush and beach holiday taking you on safari in the world famous Masai Mara and then onto the beach at Diani.

Accommodation has been selected as being ideal for a wider family group, or a family with teens perhaps, using family tents on safari and a beach house at Diani.

We have based the pricing of this trip on 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years travelling together but can easily adapt it to suit your family. This trip would also work well for friends travelling together.

You can extend your stay in the Masai Mara, or at the beach - please ask. Some camps in the Mara offer a 4 for 3 special offer at certain times of year.

You fly into your safari camp meaning that you maximise your time and start your trip with an exciting bird's eye view over the Masai Mara. Once in camp you have twice daily private game drives, on an exclusive basis, with your own guide in a 4x4 safari vehicle. Spend your time looking for the famous Big Five and in between relaxing at this lovely riverside safari camp which also has a pool.

You then head off to the white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at Diani Beach. You spend 5 nights in your own beach house, right on the white sands of Diani.

Choose from Waterlovers - a self contained beach house for up to eight people, within the grounds of a small stylish beach lodge by the same name, with its own restaurant and bar, or upgrade to the luxurious fully staffed and catered Alfajiri Villas.

We offer many lovely beach lodges at Diani including Kinondo Kwetu, Afrochic and the simpler Pinewood all on this stretch of beach and all very different - please do ask for details so we can find the right property for you based on your preferences and budget.

We favour Diani in combination with the Masai Mara as there is a very good daily direct flight from the Mara airstrips to Diani Ukunda airstrip - very convenient - all the beach properties tend to be within a 10-20 minute drive of the airstrip, however we do have properties on other areas of the coast so if you have a preference do let us know (Zanzibar in Tanzania, Lamu, Watamu, Mombasa).

We can also book accommodation in Nairobi for you - this is often essential on arrival or departure, depending on your international flight schedule. We love to stay a night in Nairobi National Park - fabulous for seeing black rhino and lion. You can also miss the famous Nairobi traffic by doing this and enjoy game drives to and from the airport instead. A stop in Nairobi also gives an opportunity for guests to visit The Sheldrick Trust elephant rescue, rehab and release project.

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

The Masai Mara
On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at Mara North airstrip you will be met and transferred to your safari camp for the next 3 nights. Karen Blixen Tented Camp is right on the river and offers a wonderful family tent (sleeping four) as well as double and twin tents. Your family can enjoy twice daily private game drives with your own exclusive safari vehicle and driver/guide. You have a good chance of spotting the Big Five in the Masai Mara which is one of the best places in Africa for game viewing.

DAY 4 - 8

Diani Beach
This morning you will be transferred after breakfast to the Masai Mara airstrip for your flight to Diani Ukunda Airstrip. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your beach house for the next 5 nights. Enjoy days of rest and relaxation at the beach enjoying the white sandy beaches and warm seas of the Indian Ocean. There are also plenty of optional excursions available to book locally such as dolphin boat trips and visits to the marine national park.


This morning you will be collected after breakfast and transferred to the airport for your flight home. Please note: this trip is based on transferring to Mombasa, about a 90 minute drive from Diani. Alternatively you can fly back to Nairobi, either overnighting at somewhere like Ololo Lodge in the park, flying home next morning, or we can book a day room for you if you have a late night departure - please discuss with us.
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  • Domestic flights to the Masai Mara and the coast
  • Accommodation on all inclusive basis on safari and half board at Waterlovers staying in the villa
  • All transfers
  • 3 Nights Masai Mara fly-in safari with game drives operated by the camp on a private exclusive basis in their 4x4 safari vehicle (optional hot air balloon safari is £450.00 per person supplement)
  • All game activities and park entrance fees on safari
  • Flying doctors medical evacuation cover
  • 5 nights on the Kenyan coast
  • ATOL protection
  • Services of our offices in Kenya and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips, gratuities, laundry, any items of a personal nature ie. spa treatments, optional sightseeing tours etc, visa fee

Price Guide

  • Per adult sharing; from £2,585 (low season); from £2,850 (high season)
  • Per child sharing: from £2,195 (low season); from £2,390 (high season)
  • This is based on 4 adults and 2 children aged 2 - 11 yrs travelling together
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, safaris and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights  

We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

Upgrade Option

3 night safari at Karen Blixen Camp and 5 nights at  Alfajiri Beach Villas in Diani Beach (all-inclusive basis at the beach)

  • Per adult sharing from £3,280 (low season); from £4,185 (high season)
  • Per child sharing from £1,950 per child (low season); from £2,195 (high season)

More Inspiration

You may also be interested in our longer Bush and Beach sample itinerary staying at two different Serian camps in the Masai Mara and the wonderful Kinondu Kwetu beach lodge at Diani or our luxury Bush and Beach sample itinerary staying at Elephant Pepper Camp in the Mara and AfroChic at Diani.




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