Trip Inspiration

20 Days in Kenya, Tanzania, and the Seychelles

From Bush to Beach

From the bustle of Nairobi to the adventure of Kenyan and Tanzanian safaris, you will love your time exploring these two countries that take you to the heart of where safari was born. After experiencing different ecosystems, animals, and activities, you will be ready for some down time as you head just off Africa's coast to the beautiful Seychelles Islands. The white sand beaches of North Island welcome you for rest, relaxation, and fun in the water. No matter what part of the trip you are in, you will feel surrounded by luxury and comfort - from the bush of Kenya and Tanzania to the beach of the Seychelles.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • Two nights in Nairobi at Giraffe Manor
  • Three nights in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills
  • Three nights in the Lewa Conservancy, Kenya
  • Three nights in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Three nights in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Five nights on the Seychelles Islands

Activities

  • Privately guided touring in Nairobi
  • Animal interactions at the Giraffe Center and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Safari in unique ecosystems in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Safari activities, including game drives, bushwalks, horseback riding and biking
  • Cultural visits in the Masai Mara
  • Hot air balloon adventure
  • Beach relaxation and water sports including scuba, snorkeling, kayaking and sunset cruises
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to East Africa might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met for your private road transfer to Giraffe Manor. Accommodations will be reserved for two nights in a Superior Suite. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Giraffe Manor has become one of Kenya’s most iconic locations. Now it is your turn to experience this lovely hotel – and its famous four-legged visitors – for yourself. Enjoy your elegant surroundings, set just outside of Nairobi, as you get up-close and personal with one of the Rothschild’s giraffes that will greet you. This is an experience that will live with you long after you leave Giraffe Manor. Enjoy your time in this very special spot! Note: Due to its popularity, Giraffe Manor tends to book up well in advance!

Giraffe Manor Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Nairobi

This morning after breakfast you will be met by your private guide for a morning of touring Nairobi’s most popular attractions. Visit the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum. Enjoy a shopping excursion to the Utamaduni Craft Center and fun Kazuri Bead Factory. Lunch will be served at Giraffe Manor.

After lunch you will enjoy a private visit at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where you will meet the animals and hear about the organization’s important conservation work.

After, you will be returned to Giraffe Manor. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure in this lovely oasis.

Giraffe Manor Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Nairobi to Chyulu Hills

This morning after breakfast, you will be met for your private transfer to the Nairobi Wilson Airport for your shared light aircraft flight to Chyulu Hills, in southeastern Kenya.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be transferred to Ol Donyo Lodge, where you will stay for three nights. Later, you will meet your guide for a game drive.

Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Ol Donyo Lodge Meals: Break / Lunch / Dinner

Days 4-5

Chyulu Hills

Enjoy your days on safari! Each day, you will enjoy morning and afternoon activities which may include game drives, night drives, guided bush walks or horseback riding. All meals will be served at the lodge.

Ol Donyo Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6

 

Chyulu Hills to

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. On arrival in Nairobi, you will transfer to your shared light aircraft flight to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be transferred to Sirikoi Game Lodge, where you will stay for three nights. Later, you will meet your guide for a game drive in a private vehicle.

Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Sirikoi Game Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 7-8

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Enjoy your days on safari! Each day, you will enjoy morning and afternoon activities which may include game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, horseback riding or a sundowner excursion.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to embark on a Ngare Ndare forest walk and picnic and also take a visit to see orphaned baby rhinos at Lewa Headquarters.

All meals will be served at the lodge.

Sirikoi Game Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (Olare Motorogi Conservancy)

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be transferred to Mara Plains Camp, where accommodations will be reserved for three nights. This afternoon, meet your guide for a game drive. Dinner will be served at camp.

Mara Plains Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 10-11

Masai Mara Game Reserve (Olare Motorogi Conservancy)

Enjoy your days on safari! Each day, you will enjoy morning and afternoon activities, which may include game drives, night drives and guided bush walks. During one of your days here, you will have a visit to a local Massai community to learn more about this unique tribe and their culture.

All meals will be served at camp.

Mara Plains Camp Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

Masai Mara, Kenya to the Serengeti National Park (Grumeti Reserve), Tanzania

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to the Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti National Park, with stops en route to complete customs and immigration formalities.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be transferred to Singita Sasakwa Lodge where you will stay for three nights. This afternoon, meet your guide for a game drive.

Dinner will be served at camp.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 13-14

Serengeti National Park (Grumeti Reserve)

Enjoy your days on safari!

During your stay you will be taken on a hot air balloon ride over the plains. You will watch the sun rise on an exhilarating balloon safari over the Serengeti for a bird’s eye view of this African Eden.

For an hour or so you will drift wherever the air currents take you. In the time honored tradition of balloon flights the world over, you will toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast in the bush, wherever you land.

After your adventure you will be returned to the lodge, with a game drive en route. Enjoy lunch and some leisure time before meeting your guide for a game drive.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania to Mahe Island, Seychelles

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your privately chartered light aircraft flight to the Nairobi, Kenya Airport. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be assisted to your connecting commercial flight to Mahe Island, Seychelles.

Upon arrival on Mahe Island you will be met for your private transfer to the Eden Bleu Hotel. Accommodations have been reserved for one night, including breakfast. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Eden Bleu Hotel Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 16

Mahe Island to North Island

This morning after breakfast, you will be for your private transfer to the Mahe Airport for your helicopter transfer to North Island.

Accommodations have been reserved for four nights. Your stay at North Island includes all meals, drinks, scuba diving courses, scuba diving activities, snorkeling North Island & Silhouette dive sites, sea kayaking, biking, sunset cruises, guided walks, fully equipped gymnasium, shore-based fishing on North Island and half day fishing trips, the use of a “North Island Buggy.” Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

North Island Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 17-19

North Island

Enjoy your days at leisure to explore the island and participate in the activities on offer at the resort.

North Island Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 20

Depart Africa

Today you will be met for your helicopter transfer to the Mahe Airport.  Upon arrival, make your way to your connecting flights home.

N/A Meals: Breakfast