There is nothing more thrilling than a unique combination of beach and wildlife safari experience. Take a stroll on a heavenly tropical beach and then later enjoy an exciting game drive at the ‘bundus’ – the African Savannah. Located 802 km from Diani, Masai Mara is just 2hours away through a fly-in safari.
Diani Beach is famous for her white sandy shores and the perfect weather almost throughout the year. It’s very serene for travellers to unwind and enjoy the tranquil scenery. The award-winning beach is popular with families, honeymooners, backpackers and water-sports enthusiasts alike. At an average of $80/night, you can get some pretty good deals on all-inclusive packages. From visiting marine parks, diving with dolphins and sea turtles, spotting whale sharks, kitesurfing, skydiving to exotic nightlife, Diani offers a range of activities for all ages.
Masai Mara, on the other hand, is the perfect holiday destination for any traveller seeking to reunite with nature and animals. The Mara is always teeming with wildlife all year round. However, if you’re looking for an opportunity to watch the great wildebeest migration, the best time to visit the Mara is from July to October and the trip can cost you an average of $160 per person. Some of the activities you can indulge in:
- Hot Air Balloon over the Masai Mara
- Safari Drive
- See the Wildebeest Migration
- Enjoy a Luxury Stay at the Governors Private Camp
- Enjoy Cultural Visits with the Maasai
- Visit the Mara River
- Big Game walking safaris
The Idea Trip: Getting to Maasai Mara from Diani Beach
Designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, a fly-in safari is a perfect way to have the best of both worlds in such a short time. You will be picked from your hotel at around 7.30 am and drive to the airstrip then you will fly from Diani or Mombasa.
Your short flight ends at Masai Mara National Game Reserve where you’ll be greeted by a host from your lodge or camp and transferred to your accommodation. Freshen up, have lunch and get settled in your 4 x 4 safari vehicle for the first of several game drives during your stay.
The flight alone could cost you about $238.00 to US$365 but it’s worth every bit of it. If you are working with a tour operator for a packaged trip, the rates vary depending on the number of days as well as the hotels you’ll be staying in.