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Location: Vantaa

Day 1 - 25 Dec 2020

Helsinki Airport (HEL) (Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema)

Vantaa, Helsinki Airport (HEL) (Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema)

Content: Trip starting and waiting for our flight! Empty airport due to covid.

Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema (HEL)

Vantaa, Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema (HEL)

Content: Very empty plane! Flew with Qatar Airways and got excellent service.

Location: Malindi

Day 2 - 26 Dec 2020

Woburn Residence Club

Malindi, Woburn Residence Club
Malindi, Woburn Residence Club
Malindi, Woburn Residence Club

Content: After 3 flights we finally got to Malindi, a beachfront village in the Mosambik coast. We slept in Woburn Residence Club with great staff and a huge pool. Malindi village is not that popular among tourists. It has beaches, but better ones you’ll find in Watamu area that is quite close by. Driving in Kenya is ok, but beware the road bumps that will make you jump to the roof every 5 minutes!

Malindi

Malindi, Malindi

Content: There are many good restaurants in Malindi but you need a car or tuktuk to get there.

Location: Watamu

Day 3 - 27 Dec 2020

Watamu Beach

Watamu, Watamu Beach
Watamu, Watamu Beach
Watamu, Watamu Beach
Watamu, Watamu Beach

Content: Watamu Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach with turquoise water. There is a marine park close by where you can dive and snorkel.

Ocean Sports Watamu

Watamu, Ocean Sports Watamu
Watamu, Ocean Sports Watamu

Content: Perfect place for lunch! Good food and drinks and directly on the beach.

Watamu

Watamu, Watamu
Watamu, Watamu

Content: Afternoon swims and then back to Malindi to get ready for dinner. December is one of the best months to visit Kenya, the weather is hot and sunny and sea temperature is like taking a bath!

Location: Malindi

Day 4 - 28 Dec 2020

Malindi Bay

Malindi, Malindi Bay

Content: Today we went to look for the beaches close to Malindi. They are nice but we prefered Watamu. However, if you’re looking for budget accommodation, then choose Malindi! It’s a lot cheaper as it’s not that popular. The distances even to the restaurants can be quite long so I recommend renting a car!

Malindi

Malindi, Malindi

Content: There are several nice beach restaurants in Malindi and Watamu. Remember to bring cash as they rarely accept cards!

Location: Malindi

Day 5 - 29 Dec 2020

Malindi

Malindi, Malindi
Malindi, Malindi

Content: Beach 5mins walking distance of the hotel. Sandy, huge beach. Nice but not as pretty as in Watamu.

Malindi

Malindi, Malindi

Content: Driftwood Beach Club We had several dinners here during our trip. Great restaurant on thd beach, great food and drinks, lovely staff!

Location: Watamu marine park

Day 6 - 30 Dec 2020

Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve

Watamu marine park, Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve
Watamu marine park, Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve

Content: If you are a diver, book a dive in Watamu Marine Park. Easy dives going along a mild current.

Location: Malindi

Day 6 - 30 Dec 2020

Malindi

Malindi, Malindi

Content: Again in Driftwood Beach Club as they have live music nights and invited us!

Location: Ukunda

Day 7 - 31 Dec 2020

Diani Beach

Ukunda, Diani Beach
Ukunda, Diani Beach
Ukunda, Diani Beach
Ukunda, Diani Beach

Content: Today we moved to Diani area on the other side of the Mosambik coast. Diani is a much more popular area with a lot of tourists and beautiful beaches. However, it is very hard to find good accommodation with reasonable prices.

Location: Unknown

Day 7 - 31 Dec 2020

Diani Beach

Unknown, Diani Beach
Unknown, Diani Beach

Content: New Year’s Eve on the beach! Because of covid, no big celebrations but nice restaurants and hotel parties.

Location: Diani

Day 8 - 1 Jan 2021

Diani Beach

Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach
Diani, Diani Beach

Content: Today we went on a snorkeling trip to the sandbank in front of Diani beach. You just take a boat from the beach and negotiate with the captain! This tour was better than I expected: we saw pufferfish, sea snake, crabs, starfish, coral and so many colourful fish! It’s a very easy snorkeling destination as you can reach the bottom anytime. Suitable for everyone! This trip must be taken in the morning because of the tides.

Location: Unknown

Day 8 - 1 Jan 2021

Diani Beach

Unknown, Diani Beach
Unknown, Diani Beach

Content: After snorkeling we had some time to chill on the sandbank and swim. A really nice daytrip destination.

Location: Ukunda

Day 9 - 2 Jan 2021

African Dream Cottages - Diani Beach

Ukunda, African Dream Cottages - Diani Beach

Content: We slept in African Dream Cottages, that are bungalows with a pool area and restaurant. The place was ok, cleanliness so-so but very nice pool area and owner.

Location: Unknown

Day 9 - 2 Jan 2021

Diani Beach

Unknown, Diani Beach

Content: There are some really nice restaurants on the beach. During peak season you might want to make a reservation!

Location: Maasai Mara

Day 11 - 4 Jan 2021

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: Today we arrived to Masai Mara National Park. We flew to Nairobi and our guide picked us up. It is one of the most popular national parks in the world! It has it all: lions, leopards, wilbebeest, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, monkeys, snakes and even the rare African wildcat! It is a very large park so you’ll need several days here.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: Before going to our Lodge we spotted a leopard! We did the safari with African Marvel Tours and Ben as our guide. Really good company! We got luxury accommodation with economy prices and private tour for 7 days.

Location: Masai Mara

Day 11 - 4 Jan 2021

Zebra Plains Mara Camps

Masai Mara, Zebra Plains Mara Camps
Masai Mara, Zebra Plains Mara Camps

Content: We slept in Zebra Plains Mara Camp. Really luxurious accommodation in the wild, beautiful lounge areas!

Location: Maasai Mara

Day 12 - 5 Jan 2021

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: After breakfast we continued to explore Masai Mara! No slow mornings on safari as there as so much to see!

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: Our guide took us to the river area with hippos and crocodiles! Take some money for the rangers there that will give you a walking tour.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: You rarely get to walk in the national parks so this walking tour on the river area is highly recommended!

Location: Maasai Mara

Day 13 - 6 Jan 2021

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: Masai Mara adventures continues! We spent 4 nights in the park. Today we spotted giraffe babies! Make sure to bring binoculars and a good camera

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara National Reserve

Content: After lunch we also spotted a young and very curious elephant baby!

Location: Amboseli National Park

Day 14 - 7 Jan 2021

Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp

Amboseli National Park, Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp
Amboseli National Park, Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp
Amboseli National Park, Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp
Amboseli National Park, Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp

Content: Today we drove for hours to Amboseli national park right underneath thd Kilimanjaro mountain. We slept in Zebra Plains Amboseli Camp and loved it! We even got a walking tour in the surroundings! It is a very luxurious camp in the wild, highly recommended!

Location: Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 14 - 7 Jan 2021

Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro

Content: View to Mount Kilimanjaro from our terrace!

Location: Amboseli Natiobal Park

Day 15 - 8 Jan 2021

Amboseli

Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli
Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli
Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli
Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli
Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli
Amboseli Natiobal Park, Amboseli

Content: Today we did a full game drive day in Amboseli National Park. This is also a very beautiful park with almost all the same animals as in Masai Mara (of course, this park is a lot smaller). This park has lots of ponds and lakes that attract the flamingos and other birds!

Location: Amboseli National Park

Day 15 - 8 Jan 2021

Amboseli

Amboseli National Park, Amboseli
Amboseli National Park, Amboseli
Amboseli National Park, Amboseli
Amboseli National Park, Amboseli
Amboseli National Park, Amboseli

Content: We also saw hippos running to the water here!

Location: Nairobi

Day 16 - 9 Jan 2021

Nairobi National Park Main Gate

Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate
Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate
Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate
Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate

Content: It was our last day and we hadn’t seen any rhinos, the only animal missing from the big 5. Our guide told us about Nairobi National Park where there are a lot of rhinos as well as other animals. We went there and looked for 30 minutes,then we saw a rhino mum with its baby! We also saw lions mating! This park is higlh rdcommended to visit and you’ll only need a few hours.

Nairobi National Park Main Gate

Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate
Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate
Nairobi, Nairobi National Park Main Gate

Content: Here’s one of the rhinos we saw! In the night, we headed back home and our guide dropped us to the airport. Until next time! I hope you enjoyed exploring Kenya with me and hopefully I managed to give you some useful tips! Enjoy Kenya and happy travels!