Spot big cats and the Big Five on the Mara’s rolling plains, then relax on the soft white sands of a beautiful island.

14nights INDEPENDENT TOUR

Suggested route & duration

14 nights Nairobi to the Seychelles or Mauritius

• Nairobi 1 night
• Maasai Mara 4 nights
• Nairobi 1 night
• Seychelles or Mauritius 7 nights

About this independent tour

This itinerary operates on a private basis, but you may be travelling with other passengers on game drives in the Mara.

Recommended highlights

SAFARI & BEACH There are direct flights from Nairobi to the Seychelles and Mauritius, so it's easy to travel from Kenya's wildlife-rich national parks to idyllic Indian Ocean islands.

MAASAI MARA The most famous reserve in the world, the Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of – rolling grasslands and wide open savannah rich in African wildlife. Spot lions basking in the shade or seek out an elusive solo leopard. A magical hot-air balloon safari here is a must – gently drift over the plains as the sun rises, with wildlife roaming below you.

SEYCHELLES The Seychelles is a picture-perfect collection of 115 islands, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Each island has its own charm, from Mahé – the largest island that’s home to the archipelago’s colonial capital – to mountainous Silhouette Island with its towering mist-covered peaks and giant Aldabra tortoises.

MAURITIUS For a small Indian Ocean island, Mauritius packs a whole lot in. As well as relaxing on the white sands of its picture-postcard coastline, you can take Creole language courses, visit grand sugar plantation houses, and dine on cuisine inspired by a melting pot of culinary traditions. The island also has world-class hotels, excellent golfing and top spa retreats.

Tailor your tour

This itinerary is flexible, so you can choose your own number of nights, add excursions and change accommodation. You could also add in more of Kenya’s national parks to form a longer safari ahead of your beach stay.

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