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Kenya and Zanzibar
Combining the wildlife rich plains of Kenya with its own palm flanked coastline or the shores of Zanzibar makes for a truly unforgettable safari and beach holiday. Offering wildlife encounters and ultimate relaxation in equal measure, this tried and tested combination promises the best of both in eastern Africa.
Begin the holiday of a lifetime witnessing thousands of wildebeest cross the Maasai Mara, tracking rhino in the Laikipia plateau or meeting the fascinating Samburu people before escaping to the Indian Ocean, for barefoot luxury and paradisiacal beaches. Whether it’s a special occasion, a family holiday or a honeymoon, a safari adventure paired with the Kenyan coast or the Zanzibar archipelago are the perfect combination for the bush-to-beach holiday of a lifetime.
The Kenyan Coast
Accommodation on Kenya's coast is decidedly more rustic than across the water in Zanzibar. Hotels tend to enjoy a homely feel as many have been passed down from generation to generation within the same family. Resort style accommodation is harder to come by and hotels tend to be smaller and more personal. The Kenyan coast is a melting pot of cultures, built on the foundations of its Swahili, Arab and Western heritage, making everything from the cuisine to the architecture incredibly diverse. With flight routes direct from the Mara to the coast, you can leave behind the savannah and be on the beach in a matter of hours, without diverting via the capital. Whether you’re looking for ultimate relaxation on the empty beaches of Diani or world class snorkelling off the coast of Watamu, Kenya’s coast is the perfect antidote to a busy safari itinerary.
Zanzibar is an island steeped in history with a vibrant culture which is etched into every corner. At its heart is Stone Town, alive with the sights, sounds and smells of its Omani heritage. With a swathe of luxury resorts to its name, Zanzibar is a serious fly and flop destination where doing absolutely nothing sits high on the agenda. It is the perfect spot for honeymooners, ideal for families and it goes without saying that this is a paradise for beach lovers. For scuba divers, the coral reefs of Zanzibar remain relatively undiscovered, perfect for an unchartered adventure underwater.
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