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Important travel information for visitors to Kenya is included at the back of this document.
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Holiday Title: Safari and Beach Paradise
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 7 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
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Holiday Title: Safari and Beach Paradise
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
You will be met once you disembark from the plane and assisted through Immigration (including help if required with visa application and processing), luggage collection and Customs (luggage screening). You will then be accompanied to meet up with your driver/Customer Services representative.
Your driver will transfer you to Wilson Airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Safarilink 01 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:00 to Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, arriving at 11:00
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara or the Sabaringo River. Enjoy a variety of activities including informative game drives with a professionally trained guide, sundowner cocktails at a breathtaking location to watch as the sun sinks over a spectacular classical safari landscape, village visits, guided walks, night game drives - and even a morning balloon safari. The generously sized swimming pool is set among the trees and surrounded by lush lawns and spectacular view.
After a morning game drive, you will return to the camp for breakfast. You will then need to check out of your room but you can relax around the main guests areas and enjoy lunch before you are transferred back to the airstrip. Here, you will board your flight across to the coast.
Mombasa Air 002 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kichwa Tembo Airstrip departing at 14:00 to Diani/Ukunda Airstrip, arriving at 16:25
You will be met and transferred to Waterlovers Beach Resort.
Waterlovers is set on the tropical shores of the Indian Ocean. A mere 35 km from Mombasa, it is located in Diani Beach, on Kenya's South Coast, which is known for its white sands and turquoise warm waters - a perfect setting for a holiday in paradise by the ocean. Every suite has a spacious private veranda overlooking the ocean and the style of the interior design is a blend of Swahili culture and Mediterranean style.
The Kenyan Coast
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to Mombasa's Moi Airport, where you will check in for your flight home. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is located in the remote north western area of the Masai Mara Reserve. The camp is located on a private concession leased from Masai landlords, where night game drives and nature trails are permitted.
Views of both savanna and forest are breathtaking and truly give you a spectacular Kenya safari experience. This really is a place where you can see it all and truly marvel at some of Africa's most prized possessions, Kenya's wildlife.
Embark on the luxury safari of a lifetime and witness year round Big 5 sightings, and the climax of the phenomenal annual Great Migration. Over 450 bird species add to the incredible natural diversity of the Mara.
Inbetween exciting game drives in the Mara Reserve, guests can escape to the massage room to indulge in a relaxing treatment or browse the Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts. The rim-flow swimming pool, literally on the edge of the Mara, boasts one of the world's most extraordinary views.
The camp layout maximises the uninterrupted views ensuring that each of the safari tents enjoys its own private Mara experience. There are 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents (including 3 Family Superior tents sleeping 2 adults and 2 children) and 8 Superior View tents, and groups of warthog regularly can be found feeding right outside the tent doors. The tent's interiors are both simple yet contemporary and stylish.
The Classic tents are positioned to offer mottled shade from the camp’s surrounding forest (perfect for biding enthusiasts) and provides limited views of the Sabaringo River. They are set away from the main guest areas and afford additional privacy. The Superior Tents feature beautiful Masai-inspired interiors, and oversized beds are perfectly positioned to make the most of the views. The Superior View tents boast exceptionally beautiful, uninterrupted views of the Masai Mara. The Family tents comprise of 2 interconnected tents with an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda.
At night, askaris (Masai warrior security guards) accompany guests to and from their tents.
|Room:||1 x Classic Safari Tent|
|Includes:||Game Package: Mara Reserve fees; all meals (including lunch on the day of departure); soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirit and beers; tea/coffee; 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities; and return Kichwa Tembo airstrip transfers are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
WaterLovers is a quaint beach resort on the tropical shores of the Indian Ocean. A mere 35 km from Mombasa, it is located in Diani Beach, on Kenya's South Coast, which is known for its white sands and turquoise warm waters - a perfect setting for a holiday in paradise by the ocean.
The long fine and white beach of Diani stretches along a beautiful 25 kilometres. The beach is very wide although this varies substantially during the day, depending on the tides. The coral reef is 700 metres from the beach and serves as a natural barrier, allowing for flat water inside and wave conditions close to the reef.
This is a perfect destination for kite surf and windsurf lovers. Constant trade winds blow into the spacious, pristine beach and the reef offers flat-water conditions and waves.
For those who want to start diving or already have a diving licence, the reef is extremely rich and offers different kinds of dive spots. Among the most common species are the colourful reef fish, the beautiful sea turtles and the giant whale sharks, which come to the reef between November and March.
Snorkelling equipment and kayaks are complimentary from the Waterlovers Beach House. One of the fishermen’s traditional wooden boats can take you to the coral reef in 10 minutes where you can go snorkelling and explore the wonderful tropical seabeds.
For those who are keen lovers of big game fishing, the Indian Ocean is rich with blue marlins, sail fish and tunas, or golfers can head 5 minutes down the road to the 18 hole course at Leisure Lodge Golf Club, home to the Diani Beach Masters.
The resort offers 8 very spacious Suites, a Penthouse Apartment and a self-contained Villa, all oceanfront and luxury equipped.
The restaurant is set by the turtle-shaped infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and the structure is reminiscent of Greek architecture - spacious whitewashed arcades with wooden ceiling beams. The food is a combination of Mediterranean and African coast. Roasted pumpkin ravioli in crab and fish ragout, crab fagottini with avocado and lime sauce, passion fruit mousse with white chocolate flakes and mint leaves are only some of dishes that will charm your taste buds.
There is also a beach bar, a spa set in tranquil gardens, and a boutique shop selling local arts and crafts.
|Room:||1 x Suite|
|Includes:||BB Package: Breakfast is included.|
CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated04 November 2020: The suspension of international flights to and from Kenya was lifted on 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
Travellers arriving from the UK and other selected countries are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test (see below). A list of approved countries can be viewed here: https://kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states - this list may be updated at any time and without warning.
All travellers must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
All travellers will be screened on arrival into Kenya and anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form which can be downloaded here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kenya/entry-requirements. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE A PRINT OUT OF THE COMPLETED FORM AND QR CODE WITH YOU AS WELL TO SHOW ON ARRIVAL.
It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Kenya deems it safe to do so.
As of 01 January 2021, all foreign citizens wishing to travel to Kenya will need an eVisa, except citizens from countries who are exempt. A full list of the exempt countries can be found here: http://evisa.go.ke/eligibility.html.
You can only obtain a visa by applying online via the eVisa portal https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/evisa.html. Please ensure that you apply at least 3-4 weeks prior to your travel dates as approval for the eVisa takes up to 7 working days to process. Once the eVisa is issued, it is valid for 3 months. You must print a copy of your visa to present to the Immigration Officer at your point of entry.
The following eVisa types are available (please note there are no visa fees for children under the age of 16) - all costs subject to change:
Single Entry - Allows you to enter into Kenya once - current cost USD 51.
Transit - Allows a short stop over (up to 3 days/72 hours) in Kenya - current cost USD 21. This is ideal if you want to leave the secure area of the airport, for example for an overnight stay inbetween flights, or for a period not exceeding 72 hours. No visa is required for a direct transit (not leaving the secure area of the airport, aka staying ‘airside’, within the airport terminal) between 2 flights.
It is also possible to get an East Africa Tourist Visa which is valid for 90 days and allows holders to travel to and within Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - current cost USD 100 per person (subject to change) - but you can only apply for this at the point of entry or via your local Embassy.
Your passport should also be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya. Make sure you have 2 blank pages in your passport on arrival.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Kenya.
To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled.
To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Kenya, except Nairobi and the highlands - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
Kenya falls into the yellow fever region in Africa. There is only a low potential for exposure to yellow fever in Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi and Shimba Hills National Park, but in the rest of the country there is a higher risk. It is therefore advisable for all travellers aged 9 months and older to obtain a yellow fever vaccination no less than 10 days prior to travel, but depending on the rest of your travel plans and country of origin, it is not compulsory:
Travellers from the UK who are only travelling directly to and from Kenya are not required to produce a vaccination certificate upon their return to the UK.
If you are arriving into Kenya from a country which has a risk of yellow fever transmission, you will be required to provide a certificate of your vaccination upon entry into Kenya. These countries include Angola, Argentina, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda and Venezula but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1
Certain countries including South Africa and Tanzania will deny entry if you are arriving from Kenya without the vaccination. Please ensure you check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1 to see which countries impose this rule.
If your doctor advises that it is not safe for you to have the vaccination then you should obtain a medical waiver and travel with this instead.
English is the common commercial language, therefore it is spoken in the major towns and at all lodges and hotels. There are 52 tribes in Kenya, each with their own tribal language. The national language in Kenya is Swahili.
We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:
Showing anger is not acceptable – Kenyan people pride themselves on their emotional control and expect the same in others. Try to remain patient, polite and friendly, even if the situation is very frustrating. Pointing with your finger at someone is considered very rude and is deemed to be an obscene gesture.
The coastal areas are predominantly Muslim so it is important to dress conservatively out of respect for the Muslim culture. On the beaches and within the confines of hotels, normal swimwear is acceptable but nudity/topless sunbathing is not. Away from beach resorts (especially in Mombasa, during the holy month of Ramadan or if you visit religious areas), women should avoid walking around in public areas displaying their legs and upper arms/shoulders - ‘short’ shorts, mini skirts, vests and tank tops may be frowned upon and viewed as a sign of disrespect. Long, loose hair is also seen as very provocative, so to avoid unwanted attention ladies may wish to tie their hair back or wear a headscarf.
Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.
You should always ask permission before taking anyone’s photograph, or before photographing official buildings including Embassies.
Smoking in all public places (except in designated areas) is prohibited.
You must carry a form of ID with you at all times. A copy of your passport is normally acceptable, but recently some police officers have been insisting on the original document.