Wildlife and Safaris

Kenya is rightly famed for its wildlife National Parks. From the house, suggested visits include :

Tsavo.

At nearly 22, 000 sq km, Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and divided into Tsavo West National Park (9000 sq km) and Tsavo East National Park (11, 747 sq km). Its landscapes are some of the most dramatic in Kenya, the animals are that bit wilder and the parks receive comparatively few visitors.They are about 2.5  hours drive away, off the main Mombasa – Nairobi highway. You regularly see herds of elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, leopard, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, warthogs and a wide range of antelopes and gazelles.

We can arrange day trips, leaving early in the morning and returning the same evening – this involves a number of game drives and lunch at one of the lodges. You travel from the house in a game minibus which can take up to the 8 or 9 guests in the house, or just a trip for 2. Longer trips, staying one or more nights in one of the Park Lodges, can also easily be arranged.

Masai Mara

We can arrange for you to fly from nearby Diani Airstrip to the world famous Masai Mara reserve, with its annual wildebeest migration. This typically involves a stay several nights overnight in the park.

Dolphin spotting at Wasini

A trip to Wasini Island – an eco-tourist destination – which is about 90 minutes drive south, involves a day out with a dhow trip to take in dolphin spotting, good coral reef snorkeling and an excellent lunch on one of the small islands. The Kisite – Mpunguti Marine Park is reputed to be the best in Kenya in terms of species diversity, coral quality and reef build-up and you can visit the nearby Wasini village – an authentic fishing community with Arab coastal style houses, ancient tombs and mosques, a spectacular coral garden & the mangroves “walk of discovery”.