Name: Reef and Rainforest
Activities: Birding, Child-friendly holidays, Beach holidays, Snorkeling
Location(s): Kenya
Duration: 7 Days

Birding in Sokoke Forest

Voyager Beach Resort, Mombasa

Edwin Selempo

COSTS: Our prices for a minimum of 2 guests, start at approximately US$ 800 per person per day

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  Days 1,2,3,4 Malindi
Fly to Moi International Airport, Mombasa and transfer to Malindi. Our specialist ornithologist guide will meet and brief guests once they have checked into the hotel. This is a perfect ‘combination safari’ – as much or as little bird & wildlife watching as each client wants, with the options of watersports, line fishing, dhow cruises, snorkeling as well as kids club activities at the hotel.

Malindi, on the northern Coast of Kenya, is famous for Watamu Marine National Park with fabulous coral reefs home to over 140 species of hard and soft corals, and alive with tropical fish, a refuge for rare Sea Turtles and the endangered Dugong.
Inland we explore the unique Arabuko Sokoke Forest, the largest and most intact coastal forest in East Africa, home to over 24 rare or endemic bird, mammal and butterfly species. For bird enthusiasts a visit to Mida Creek Mangrove Swamp is a must; the creek is a fascinating breeding nursery for young coral and rich in other marine life and attracts many bird species. We also visit the Sabaki Estuary and explore the mud and sand banks, dunes and freshwater pools.
4 overnights Turtle Bay Beach Resort

Days 5, 6 Shimba Hills Forest Reserve
After an early start we drive along the coastline via Mombasa and on to Shimba Hills National Reserve. Here our days are spent walking and driving through this botanically rich coastal rainforest.

Two of Kenya’s most beautiful and rare orchids can be found here as well as the large Sable Antelope and large herds of Forest Elephant. We visit the spectacular Sheldrick’s Falls and the Lango Plains looking out across the savannah to the Indian Ocean beyond.
2 overnights Shimbatops Eco-lodge

Day 7 Mombasa:
We drive back to Mombasa, a richly historic Coastal city and original slaving port still an active shipping and naval base today. As well as Fort Jesus and other sites of historic interest in the Old Town, beyond the city stretch miles of white sandy beaches with excellent activities: watersports, crocodile farms, curio markets. The hotel offers many watersports and beach activities and a kids entertainment program.
1 overnight Mombasa Voyager

Day 8 Transfer to Moi International Airport & depart

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