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Natural Wonders Safari and Beach Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Kenya & the Maldives

Coupling Kenya’s Maasai Mara with the beauty of the Maldives, this laid-back safari and beach trip is custom-made for romance. It offers the chance to observe the spectacle of the wildebeest migration, classified among the “Seven Wonders of the World” as well as the opportunity to be surrounded by the incredible marine life of the Maldives’ reefs. Paradise, pure and simple, sleep under canvas surrounded by African wildlife and then luxuriate in a romantic villa looking out over a picture-perfect Maldivian beach.

Your lantern-lit Maasai Mara safari will take place at Elephant Pepper Camp, in the private Mara North Conservancy. The camp is remote, away from other camps, and is the epitome of intimacy with only 8 tents. With the private conservancy having restricted access to other vehicles, you will have this part of the Masai Mara, almost to yourselves. Gamedriving is outstanding, with a resident pride of lions, cheetahs and leopard; and of course the famous zebra and wildebeest migration surrounding the camp in the months of July – October. In the Maldives, you will stay at the charming and small resort, Komandoo, which you will reach via an exciting sea plane transfer. Surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, it is the only resort on the island. Expect barefoot island living, personable service, seafood dinners on the beach, spectacular sunsets and a host of watersport activities including diving and snorkelling.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
  • 3 nights - Elephant Pepper Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • 5 nights - Komandoo Island Resort, Maldives
  • Ends - Transfer to Male for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Maldives, Kenya
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Nairobi International Airport where you will be met and driven to Wilson Airport. Here, catch your light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Kenya

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Day 4 - 9

Today you will fly by light aircraft back to Wilson Airport and transfer to the international airport for your overnight flight via Dubai. Arrive in Male Airport and fly by sea plane to your small resort for your 5- night stay.

  • 5 nights

Komandoo Island Resort
All Inclusive | Beach Villa
Maldives

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Day 9

Return by seaplane to Male Airport to connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft and seaplane transfer as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities 
  • National Park Fees
  • One Sunset Cruise; one 1/2-hour snorkeling and windsurfing group lessons, use of the fitness center, multipurpose court, table tennis; kayaks and windsurfing boards
  • 20% discount from selected spa treatments taken during the first 2 days of the stay
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Coral
    Coral
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Leopard moray eel
    Leopard Moray Eel
  • Blacktip shark
    Blacktip Shark
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