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Kenya vacations, safari and beach vacation
The emphasis of the safari section of this trip is on giving you the very best wildlife and wilderness experience possible. We take you to Amboseli, Nakuru and the Masai Mara – so you can enjoy a range of different habitats and wildlife. Amboseli is where you'll get that view of Mount Kilimanjaro above the clouds. It's also one of the very best parks in Africa for seeing elephants. You will also get a chance to walk with Maasai trackers and take night drives.


One of the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru is a soda lake known for flamingos. However the national park is also one of the very best places to see leopards. The Masai Mara really is one the best places in Africa for seeing lions and leopards. However there are of course many other species. It is especially good from July-October (migration).

All the camps are in private conservancies, allowing exploration on foot and night game drives as well as game drives. You will be well looked after by the camp staff and your driver-guide is a wildlife and nature expert. Tents are 2-person dome tents (which you help put up and down) with comfortable sleeping mattresses. People don't all want the same from a beach vacation, so we have two very different places you can choose from:

Diamond beach is our eco-friendly, rustic Robinson Crusoe-like option. It is on Manda Island which is part of the Lamu Archipelago. Rustic huts, laid-back atmosphere, great food.

Pinewood beach is a fifty eight room resort just south of Diani beach. If you want something more rustic than Diamond beach, yet still not a big resort hotel, this is just right. Most important though, it is on one of Kenya's best beaches.

Featured activities:
- Wildlife viewing
- Game drives
- Game walks
- Swimming
- Relaxing on the beach
Best time to go
This trip is run all year except for May. If you want to see the migration you need to book a departure between July and October. Note that it is rainy from about mid-April to the end of June, and Diamond beach closes during this time. Pinewood stays open during the rains.


Click here to contact us about this safari
Website: www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com
EMAIL: info@eyesonnatureexpeditions.com
Read more testimonial about us herehttp://www.beouthere.com/travelreviews/view_travel_operators_review.php?toid=18249&rpa=5

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    • Kenya vacations, safari and beach vacation<br />The emphasis of the safari section of this trip is on giving you the very best wildlife and wilderness experience possible. We take you to Amboseli, Nakuru and the Masai Mara – so you can enjoy a range of different habitats and wildlife. Amboseli is where you'll get that view of Mount Kilimanjaro above the clouds. It's also one of the very best parks in Africa for seeing elephants. You will also get a chance to walk with Maasai trackers and take night drives. <br />One of the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru is a soda lake known for flamingos. However the national park is also one of the very best places to see leopards. The Masai Mara really is one the best places in Africa for seeing lions and leopards. However there are of course many other species. It is especially good from July-October (migration). All the camps are in private conservancies, allowing exploration on foot and night game drives as well as game drives. You will be well looked after by the camp staff and your driver-guide is a wildlife and nature expert. Tents are 2-person dome tents (which you help put up and down) with comfortable sleeping mattresses. People don't all want the same from a beach vacation, so we have two very different places you can choose from: Diamond beach is our eco-friendly, rustic Robinson Crusoe-like option. It is on Manda Island which is part of the Lamu Archipelago. Rustic huts, laid-back atmosphere, great food. Pinewood beach is a fifty eight room resort just south of Diani beach. If you want something more rustic than Diamond beach, yet still not a big resort hotel, this is just right. Most important though, it is on one of Kenya's best beaches. Featured activities: - Wildlife viewing - Game drives - Game walks - Swimming - Relaxing on the beach <br />Best time to go <br />This trip is run all year except for May. If you want to see the migration you need to book a departure between July and October. Note that it is rainy from about mid-April to the end of June, and Diamond beach closes during this time. Pinewood stays open during the rains. <br />Day-by-day itinerary<br />Day 1: Arrive Nairobi. We pick you up at the airport and drive you to your tented camp.Day 2:Selenkay Conservation Area. You will be collected in Nairobi this morning and driven to Selenkay Conservation Area (approx 4 hours). On arrival and after setting up camp you will enjoy a late lunch. Your first game drive of the safari is an evening drive into the conservancy. A really good range of wildife is seen here. (FB)Day 3:Amboseli National Park. After an early breakfast you will be driven through the bush into the famous Amboseli National Park, home to large herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebra and impala and some 400 species of birds, all against the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli has a year round water supply fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, ensuring a high population of game throughout the year. Lunch is taken back at the camp and this afternoon you can join an escorted walk to a local Maasai village. After dinner there is a night drive in the Conservancy to seek out the nocturnal animals. (B, L, D)Day 4:To Lake Nakuru. After breakfast you are driven back to Nairobi where you stop for lunch. You travel on to the Congreve Conservancy, immediately adjacent to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in the later afternoon. Help set up camp followed by the chance to take an evening walk exploring the conservancy. (B, L, D)Day 5:Lake Nakuru National Park full day. Depart camp after an early breakfast for a full day in Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya. Best known for its flamingoes which often number over one million, the park is also home to game including rhino (black and white species), lion and leopard. After your game viewing you will return to the camp for dinner. (B, L, D)Day 6:To the Maasai Mara.. Having finished breakfast camp is packed up and you will be driven to Ol Kinyei Conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara. This is a long drive over a rough road and en-route you stop for lunch in Narok town. There is an evening game drive offering the opportunity to see some of the game for which the Mara is famous – elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, buffalo and zebra to name a few. Return to the camp for dinner. (B, L, D)Day 7:Full day on the Masai Mara. An early breakfast this morning is followed by a full morning spent in the Mara, taking a picnic lunch. Even outside the migration season (July-October) wildlife viewing is magnificent, with not only plentiful game but also vast numbers of resident and migratory birds. Drive back to the camp for dinner. (B, L, D)Day 8:Nairobi. Enjoy breakfast before packing up camp and heading back to Nairobi (approx 5 hours). The safari ends on arrival in Nairobi at about 2pm. Overnight in a tented camp. (B).Day 9:Head to the coast. You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your flight to the coast. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation - either Diamond Beach Village in Lamu or Pinewood Beach or Asha Cottage at Diani. (B in Diamond Beach and Asha; HB at Pinewood).Day 10-12:By the Indian Ocean.You have 3 days to relax and enjoy doing nothing much, or perhaps take part in some of the activities available to you.Day13:We'll take you back to the airport in time for your flights to Nairobi then back home. (B)<br />Small group adventure vacation <br />Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travelers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places. <br />How this vacation makes a difference<br />Environment: On safari: As well as the community gaining from tourism to these community-owned areas, the wildlife is helped too. These large areas of land adjacent to the parks and reserves form a wider area for the wildlife to roam without persecution, and indeed, without to so many tourists! Diamond beach: This very eco-friendly lodge, which was built sustainably using natural local materials, is on a island where there are no cars, no fresh water, and electricity only a few hours a day. In such an environment, responsibility and sustainability is hugely important, and a part of life. All water is harvested for re-use on the garden. Salt water is used for the toilets, and guests are advised not to waste water – indeed they are rationed. That may sound harsh when you're on vacation, but guests are always behind this policy when it is explained to them. They have an excellent regime of composting and recycling or re-using. Pinewood beach: In terms of the environment, Pinewood help protect Angolan Colobus monkeys in the adjacent forest, try not to sell anything in plastic bottles, harvest rainwater for hotel use, discourage the local sale of seashells, created a Whale Shark Trust to protect these animals and in collaboration with Sea World California support a tagging exercise, only wash towels when requested, and try to preserve the indigenous flora and fauna. Carbon Offsetting: The tour operator is a multi-award winning responsible travel company, and for each person traveling with them they plant 10 indigenous trees in a degraded area of northern Tanzania. Community: On safari: Our driver-guides and camp staff are all Kenyans, and our partners on the ground are as committed as we are to responsible tourism. We camp in two Maasai-community-owned conservation areas. These communities receive an income for the use of the land and also an entry fee per visitor, so they are now earning from their own natural resources – the land. In addition, roads in Selenkay were built with local labour, so direct employment is forthcoming from the tourism which comes here. Another form of employment is that local game scouts patrol the areas to protect the wildlife. Diamond beach: Diamond beach is British-owned, but 100% behind the local community of Manda. The lodge supports the local population in many ways, such as with free ferry services, a means of getting supplies they may have run out of, discounted meals at their restaurant, and even by encouraging locals to come and play volleyball on their beach (as most other beaches on the island are off-limits to locals!). They also support local fishermen and farmers, and local shops. They help the local school fund and other local projects too. They also offer walking trips on the island for which they employ local guides, and the chef is encouraged to offer cooking lessons to guests for extra income (for himself). Pinewood beach: the hotel strongly believes in and practices support for the local community and local suppliers. For example, locals are employed out of preference, they buy vegetables and fish locally, they have an agreed policy/conduct code for any beach vendors, they arrange for guests to visit the local village, school and clinic. They also back the Kwale Eye clinic. They are currently setting up a trust fund to help local schools too, and are actively working against child labour and sex tourism. <br />Click here to contact us about this safari<br />Website: www.eyesonnatureexpeditions.com EMAIL: info@eyesonnatureexpeditions.com Read more testimonial about us herehttp://www.beouthere.com/travelreviews/view_travel_operators_review.php?toid=18249&rpa=5<br />