Iconic wildlife to tropical paradise – Kenya to Seychelles

September 23rd 2019  |   Kenya, Seychelles  |  by   Becky Thomson
Nairobi to Mahé

When you are deep in the wilderness of the Masai Mara, sipping a morning coffee and watching a pride of lion saunter past, it is difficult to imagine a world beyond this landscape, not least the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. But with direct flights between Nairobi and Mahé, it’s never been easier to combine the two as a wonderful bush and beach holiday.

Wildlife drive at Mara Plains Camp

Wildlife drive at Mara Plains Camp

Nairobi, gateway to the Masai Mara, Kenya

The majestic savanna of the Masai Mara, just a short plane hop from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is one of the finest places on the planet to see high concentrations of wildlife. The vast open plains, rocky kopjes and steep sided gullies are quintessential of East Africa and home to an abundance of animals, including the incredible annual wildebeest and zebra migration.

Dramatic scenes during the wildebeest migration, Mara Plains Camp

Dramatic scenes during the wildebeest migration, Mara Plains

The Aardvark Safaris’ team know all the best camps and are experts when it comes to planning an exclusive and personal experience in this sometimes busy reserve.  Favourite camps include Mara Plains Camp which offers unrivalled wildlife viewing opportunities in custom built 4x4s or Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp where stretching your legs on a guided walking safari gives a different perspective of the bush.  Adventurous types will love a night fly camping under stars at Kicheche Bush Camp.

Beautiful tents at Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Beautiful tents at Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Mahé – Seychelles, passageway to tropical island paradise

Wave goodbye to the wildlife and plunge into the lush wilderness, pristine palm-fringed beaches and unspoiled coral reefs of the Seychelles. This collection of idyllic islands offers as little or as much activity as you want.  You could spend your days reading a book on beautiful Denis Island which, surrounded by tempting turquoise waters, is the epitome of barefoot luxury.  Or head to another of our much-loved spots, Constance Lemuria on Praslin Island, where activities range from windsurfing and snorkelling to deep sea fishing.

Paddle boarding at Lemuria

Paddle boarding at Lemuria

This safari works either way round, but finishing your holiday on the beach gives you the chance to completely unwind, bask in the sunshine and revel in the memories of your exciting safari.

Denis Private Island, a wonderful place to unwind after a safari

Denis Private Island, a wonderful place to unwind after a safari

Any questions on travelling from Nairobi to Mahé?

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What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

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