Kenya’s Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach

Safari Overview

Designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, this 9-day Kenya Mara & Diani Beach safari is ideal for honeymooners and romantic travellers looking for great value. And with family accommodation available at our chosen lodges, this tour will also suit families with children.

The itinerary begins with Kenya’s showpiece – the Masai Mara National Reserve. Your accommodation is one of the Mara’s favourites – Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp – and takes full advantage of its private concession setting to deliver excellent and exclusive game sightings as well as stunning views of the Mara plains. Home to rewarding game viewing all year round, this corner of the Masai Mara takes on a different aspect when the migrating wildebeest herds arrive from about mid-year. Kichwa Tembo lies on the annual Migration path and treats its guests to some of the most dramatic sightings of the year as the wildebeest cross the crocodile-infested Mara River.

Then it is off to the Indian Ocean coast and Kenya’s world-famous Diani Beach. Your accommodation – Waterlovers Beach Retreat – is one of the smaller lodges on the coast and enjoys a friendly and laid-back ambience. It is a landscape of white sand and crystal-clear water, fringed by palm trees and coastal forest in which you may see energetic and acrobatic troops of monkeys.

A final night at Ololo Lodge outside Nairobi ensures an unhurried end to your vacation. Here you can relive your safari around the campfire, do some shopping or see Nairobi’s sights such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. Our Kenya Best-Value Mara & Diani Beach safari has all the right elements for an ideal getaway.


  • A classic ‘beach-and-bush’ itinerary
  • Private Masai Mara setting
  • Game drives, guided walks and cultural tours
  • Excellent for the annual Wildebeest Migration
  • En suite accommodation and family units available
  • Enjoy time on the Swahili Coast at Diani Beach
  • Explore the sights and shops of Nairobi

The tour opens after you have been met at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to nearby Wilson Airport, the domestic hub. Here you board a flight to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, a long-time favourite of safari travellers. Complete with sweeping savannah views and offering elegant canvas-and-timber suites, Kichwa Tembo enjoys a private concession setting which means you have the advantage of exclusive game sightings as well as activities not permitted in the main reserve such as spot-lit night drives. There is also the option of going hot-air ballooning and viewing the Masai Mara from a bird-eye perspective.

You have two full days here, exploring a game-rich environment by 4X4 and also on foot if you would like, the best way to discover the smaller details with your expert guide. Located on the seasonal Migration path, Kichwa Tembo is especially rewarding between August and November when the great wildebeest herds are in the area. Top sightings include the river crossings when the wildebeest have to navigate their way past giant crocodiles lying in wait in the water. Such is the abundance of wildlife here that visitors can expect great game viewing at any time of year.


  • Conservation fee
  • Internal flights
  • One Rhino Tracking Experience fee, sundowner & picnic excursions,guided bush walks, shared game drives in 4×4 vehicles
  • Transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport for flight to Sambaru and Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Depature day.
  • one complimentary Back & Neck massage (30mins.) per room per stay at our Wellbeing Spaces.


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature