Kenya Safari and Seychelles Cruise

DAY 1: NAIROBI

Arrive at Nairobi Airport at 10:30am. After clearing Customs and Immigration, you will be met by a member of our team and enjoy lunch at Nyama Mama. Following lunch, we will head to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride, then transfer to Lake Naivasha Country Club for dinner and overnight.

Meals | Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: NAIROBI / LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Depart Nairobi and travel west through Kenya's fertile highlands, past rolling tea and coffee estates. Trees part to reveal spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley, including the dormant Mount Longonot volcano. Our panoramic journey will take us to Lake Nakuru, often a shimmering flamingo pink thanks to thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. A closer look may reveal the pink ears of a hippo rising briefly above the surface. After a picnic lunch, return to Lake Naivasha Country Club for dinner and overnight.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 3: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Depart this morning for Keekorok Lodge in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, one of the most spectacular and abundant wildlife destinations in the world and district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. We will travel across Kenya's "breadbasket," covered with acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Mara. After lunch, we will partake in a game drive in Maasai Mara before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Take part in an optional balloon safari (additional cost).

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 4: MAASAI MARA

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Maasai Mara, home to many species of mammals and more than 400 species of birds. Visitors almost always glimpse the lions, rhinos, buffalos, elephants and leopards for which the African plains are famous.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 5: MAASAI MARA / NAIROBI

Depart the Maasai Mara and continue across acres of wheat and barley farms to Nairobi. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch and arrive in Kenya's bustling capital. Transfer to Hilton Garden Inn, overnight bed and breakfast.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 6: NAIROBI/SEYCHELLES

Transfer to Nairobi Airport for your flight to the Seychelles. Arrive at Mahe Inter Island Quay - St Anne Island. Embark the M/Y Pegasus. After the welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship in the stunning aquamarine waters. Anchor near St Anne for welcome dinner and overnight.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 7: ST ANNE / CURIEUSE

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning for Curieuse, nicknamed The Red Island because of its reddish soil. This uninhabited island, once a leper colony, is home to more than 500 giant tortoises, eight species of mangrove trees, and the protected coco de mer plant. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm alongside impressive mangrove forests and massive granite cliffs. Later, we return to the beach for a barbecue under the trees. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Anchor for overnight.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 8: CURIEUSE / COUSIN ISLAND / ANSE LAZIO

In the morning, we sail for the powder-white shores of Cousin Island. Previously a coconut plantation, Cousin Island underwent conservation efforts that allowed much of the native forest to regenerate. Now a bird sanctuary established by Bird Life International to preserve the Seychelles warblers, the island is home to several different species. It also boasts nesting beaches for Hawksbills and other turtle varieties. Later in the afternoon, we sail to Anse Lazio on Praslin Island, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Stroll among red boulders through the powder-fine white sand or partake in swimming, snorkeling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 9: ANSE LAZIO / ARIDE ISLAND / ST PIERRE / ST ANNE

In the morning, we leave for Aride Island, one of the world's most important nature reserves. The island is home to a significant population of seabird species. It also houses indigenous species such as Wright's gardenia and Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler, found nowhere else on earth. Our excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for a breathtaking view. At noon, we sail for St Pierre Island. After lunch, we stop in St Pierre for 3 hours of snorkeling and swimming. Observe a coral reef, significantly damaged by a tsunami, slowly regaining its former magnificence. See an abundant variety of fish, such as the blue tang and the clown surgeonfish, and, if we're lucky, sea turtles. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 10: ST ANNE / FELICITE

Disembark onto the stunning white beaches of Praslin. Explore the small, quiet town of Baie St Anne, before heading to Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and a palm forest hardly altered since prehistoric times. In the afternoon, we sail to the largely uninhabited island of Felicite for snorkeling, swimming, or an optional diving excursion. In the evening, we sail to La Digue and anchor in front of the port for an overnight.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 11: LA DIGUE / MOYENNE ISLAND

Enjoy a half-day excursion in La Digue, quaintest and most photographed community in the Seychelles. We'll travel by bus to the Veuve Nature Reserve, home to the paradise flycatcher, and the Union Plantation. Arrive at L' Union Estate and tour the copra kiln, a traditional coconut oil mill, and the colonial plantation house. Continue on to l'Anse Source d'Argent beach, one of the most magnificent beaches in the world and the most famous in the Seychelles. Marvel at some of Seychelles' most impressive rock formations while enjoying a refreshment. Hunt for souvenirs at La Passe, the island's main village, before returning to the ship. Depart in the late afternoon for Moyenne Island, opposite Mahe, for an early evening arrival. Overnight at anchor.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 12: MOYENNE ISLAND / MAHE

We'll take a short-guided tour around the island, the world's smallest national park, before enjoying a barbecue on the beach; please respect the tortoises. This will be the last opportunity for snorkeling and swimming, so be sure to take advantage. We depart Moyenne Island for Mahe's Victoria Port in the afternoon. This evening at Inter Island Quay, Mahe, we'll enjoy a captain's farewell dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 13: MAHE

Disembark the M/Y Pegasus in the morning. You will be transported to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals | Breakfast



Included in package:
· 5 nights pre-cruise accommodations
· Airport Meet and Greet
· Transfers airport-hotel-ship
· Baggage handling hotels & ship
· Kenya excursions as per itinerary on a 4 x 4 vehicle
· Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily (Kenya & ship)
· 7 nights aboard the M/Y Pegasus 
· Cruise excursions as per itinerary 
· Bottle of water provided daily
· Park Fees and Government Taxes
· Services of a Professional English Speaking Guide

Starting from:

$4389

When To Go:

June to October

Currency:

Kenyan shilling, Seychellois rupee

Language:

Swahili, English, French

Flight Time:

22 hours

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