Chale Island is a small romantic island situated about 600 meters from the mainland and 10 km south of Diani Beach, 50 km south of Mombasa. Specifically built with the environment in mind, The Sands at Chale Island is one of the most low impact hotels in Kenya. It is spread out to offer the utmost in privacy and romance, even when at full capacity one has a tremendous feeling of peace and tranquillity. "Chale" refers to the name of an old warrior of the Digo tribe who is buried on the island. On certain days of the year his descendants still come to celebrate religious rituals.
Wildlife is abundant throughout the island, with troops of monkeys and baboons, bush babies, many species of birdlife, small antelope, and butterflies. In addition, the island is host to the natural phenomenon of inland mangrove lakes subject to the natural changes of the tides. Based at the hotel, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city of Mombasa has to offer. Its convenient location means that the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. A fantastic beauty spa is offered, as well as, a well-equipped watersports centre and a variety of boating excursions. From Chale Island guests can embark on trips to Diani Beach Shopping Centre and the famous Nomad Beach Bar, or for the more adventurous, there is a range of safari activities.
Karen Blixen Camp is set on the bank of the Mara River in a private concession adjoining the reserve. It enjoys open access, but also privacy within the concession. Zebras, elephants and hippos drink from the river throughout the day offering superb game viewing.
Cottars 1920's Camp is an exclusive and private concession between the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. It is a good camp to see the migration as it enters and exits the Masai Mara - between July and October.
Little Governors' Camp was built in 1976 around a small waterhole that teems with wildlife and birds. It has a prime location in the Masai Mara, originally being the favourite safari location of Kenya's governors.
Olonana Tented Camp is a luxurious camp situated in a private area of the Mara River at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. The tents offer beautiful views overlooking the Mara River playing host to an abundance of wildlife.
Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp and offers a secluded spot in a prime position overlooking the Talek River in the heart of the Masai Mara. It is ideally located for the migration between July and October.
Il Moran Camp is situated along the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the Masai Mara, perfectly positioned for the migration. The camps' tents line the winding banks of the river, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep.
Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.
This 4 night introductory tour allows you to explore the famous Masai Mara migration in Kenya from July to October and enjoy fantastic game viewing all year round.