African Dream Safari & Tranquil Seychelles

Emerald Cruises: Adventure of a lifetime! Spot Africa’s magnificent ‘Big Five’ on safari drives. Discover a tropical paradise of as you cruise the Indian Ocean and Seychelles Islands onboard Eme

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Your Fly, Cruise & Stay Package includes:
  • Return flights from Australia* to Nairobi, Kenya, returning from Mahè, Seychelles
  • Meet and greet services on arrival
  • All transfers
  • 1 night stay in Nairobi including breakfast
  • 6 nights on safari on full board basis
    ~2 nights stay in Samburu Game Reserve 
    ~1 nights stay in Lake Nakuru National Park 
    ~3 nights stay in Masai Mara Game Reserve 
  • Safari Transport in a custom designed 4x4 safari Land cruiser with an English-speaking guide
  • All game drives
  • Sundowner drinks at Lake Nakuru
  • Flight from Nairobi to Seychelles
  • 1 nights stay in Mahè Island 
  • 7 nights onboard an Emerald Cruises luxury yacht - Emerald Azzurra in an Oceanview Stateroom
  • 42 superb meals including 15 breakfast, 12 lunches, 15 dinners
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner on the cruise and a bush dinner in the Masai Mara
  • While yacht cruising complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks & selected cocktails throughout the day
  • The Services of an Emerald Cruises Shore Excursion Manager
  • Included EmeraldPLUS cultural experience and Emerald ACTIVE program 
  • Park entrance fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port taxes & charges
  • 3 nights stopover stay in Dubai including breakfast
**Travel date 04 January 2025 to 22 January 2025

Optional Excursions available with extra cost:
Hot Air Balloon Safari

  • Visit two Game ReserveS " Samburu Game Reserve" & "Masai Mara Game Reserve" plus Lake Nakuru National Park with safari stays
  • Multiple opportunities to see the 'Big Five' (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhino) and other wildlife animals and wildbirds
  • Visit a traditional Maasai Village
  • Explore Seychelles Islands
    ~The breathtaking Aride nature reserve, gem of the nature of the Seychelles, inhabited only by the island rangers and an important breading site for the seabird population of the Indian Ocean.
    ~Praslin Island, stunning tropical jungle-fringed beaches, emerald waters and powdery sand compliment the Vallée de Mai, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    ~Discover La Digue, known for its world-famous beaches such as Anse Source d'Argent, contrasting with granite boulders and aquamarine waters.
    ~Curieuse, a rugged island swathed in unspoiled wilderness, home to hundreds of resident Aldabra giant tortoises, mangroves and magnificent beaches.

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Why cruise with Emerald Cruises?
At Emerald Cruises, your enjoyment comes first. Sail with small cruise ship experts and benefit from our attentive service, as you dock in the heart of exciting destinations across the Indian Ocean that larger vessels simply cannot reach.

Emerald Azzurra
Our groundbreaking yachts are perfectly sized for sailing into small ports and harbours, with space for just 100 guests on board. From the infinity-style Aqua Pool to the stunning Observation Lounge, our luxury yachts are more than just cruise ships. 

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Day 1|Sat, 04 Jan 2025|Nairobi (D)
JAMBO – Welcome to Kenya. Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and
transferred to your hotel in Nairobi, Kenya’s colourful capital city. Meet your experienced Driver – Guide and enjoy
dinner at the hotel this evening.
Overnight Stay: Nairobi

Day 2|Sun, 05 Jan 2025|Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Your African safari begins this morning as we head north via Nanyuki for the Samburu Game Reserve set in the
rugged, semi-arid northern region of Kenya, with spectacular scenic landscape.
Your first safari drive is this afternoon. Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants, drawn by the promise of
water. It is one of the best places to find several endemic Northern species, including the reticulated giraffe, the
Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral
and linguistic ties to the Maasai.
Two-night Stay: Samburu Game Reserve

Day 3|Mon, 06 Jan 2025|Samburu Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drive. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical
beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river brings the perfect
end to a day on safari.

Day 4|Tue, 07 Jan 2025|Samburu Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stop at the Thompson Falls for a breath-taking view
of the great scenery.
The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo,
waterbucks, warthogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impala, and
the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National
Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino.
Enjoy an African sunset experience with drinks and canapes.
Overnight Stay: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 5|Wed, 08 Jan 2025|Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Visit the Mission in Action Orphanage and hear the stories of how it was started by an Australian family. Continue to
the Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya’s most renowned game reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of
wildlife. Arrive at your tented camp for lunch and a little bit of leisure time before you depart on an exciting game
viewing drive. The rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to
the black-maned lion, the savanna elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeest, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted
& striped hyena, the rhino, Burchell’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others.
Three Night Stay: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 6|Thu, 09 Jan 2025|Masai Mara Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari (extra expense)
Enjoy a full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.
Visit a traditional Maasai Village and experience the culture of this world-famous community. The Masai still live as
they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their
customs and traditions.
Dine under the stars tonight.

Day 7|Fri, 10 Jan 2025|Masai Mara Game Reserve (B,L,D)
Another day of game drives with an opportunity to see more of the 'Big Five' that Maasai Mara is famous for. These
include the lion, savanna (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino.

Day 8|Sat, 11 Jan 2025|Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi - Mahé Seychelles (B,D)
Bid farewell to your Driver – Guide before your included flight back to Nairobi this morning. This afternoon a visit to
the Giraffe Centre followed by the Karen Blixen Museum. Enjoy an early dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before
transferring to the airport for your included flight to the Seychelles.
Overnight Stay: Mahé Island

Day 9|Sun, 12 Jan 2025|Mahé Island - Sainte Anne Channel (B,D)
Your tropical cruise begins in Mahé island, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and
embark on your discovery of the Seychelles. In the afternoon, we sail to Sainte Anne Channel.

Day 10|Mon, 13 Jan 2025|Sainte Anne Channel - Cousin Island - Praslin Island (B,L,D)
Sainte Anne Island is encircled by a Marine National Park, home to incredible marine life including more than 150
species of fish. Sainte Anne is now a significant nesting site for Hawksbill turtles.
Late morning, we sail to Cousin, a small island renowned as a haven for seabirds. The granitic islet was a private
property until 1968 when it was purchased by the International Council for Bird Preservation to transform it into a
nature reserve. It’s the most protected island in the archipelago, providing a breeding ground for eleven sea bird
species annually and a habitat for five birds native to the Seychelles. We stay overnight in Praslin.

Day 11|Tue, 14 Jan 2025|Praslin Island (B,L,D)
Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, is visually stunning with tropical jungle-fringed beaches, emerald
waters and powdery sand. Anse Lazio beach has been voted one of the world’s best several times and there’s a
dazzling reef just offshore brimming with coral and marine life. On land, coconut palms and granite boulders create a
picture-postcard landscape. In the centre of the island, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai
Nature Reserve.

Day 12|Wed, 15 Jan 2025|Praslin Island - La Digue Island - Curieuse Island (B,L,D)
Early in the morning, we sail to La Digue Island, the smallest of the three populated islands in the Seychelles. Like
Praslin Island, it also possesses world-famous beaches, with one of the most recognisable being Anse Source
d'Argent. It has pink-hued sands contrasting with granite boulders and aquamarine waters. We will navigate to
Curieuse later in the evening.

Day 13|Thu, 16 Jan 2025|Curieuse Island (B,L,D)
Curieuse is a rugged island swathed in unspoilt wilderness and home to hundreds of resident Aldabra giant tortoises.
Apart from its obvious natural beauty, it has a fascinating history. It was once a quarantine station, and the original
French colonial doctor’s house has a museum and visitor’s centre.

Day 14|Fri, 17 Jan 2025|Curieuse Island - Aride Island (B,L,D)
Early in the morning, we sail to Aride, a nature reserve in the Indian Ocean. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife
photographers flock to this island, where more than thirty rare bird species nest in the verdant vegetation. The
landscape is enticing with fine-sand beaches, coconut palms and soaring cliffs.

Day 15|Sat, 18 Jan 2025
Mahè Island (B,L,D)|Mahé is the main island of the scenic Seychelles and the largest of the archipelago. It’s home to the capital Victoria,
which was founded in the French settler period in 1778 and named later by the British, after Queen Victoria. The
island of Mahé has pristine beaches dotted with huge rocks and tranquil nature trails threaded through the Morne
Seychellois National Park.

Day 16|Sun, 19 Jan 2025|Mahè Island (B)
Your Emerald Cruises voyage concludes in idyllic Mahè island. From the yacht, you will be transferred to the airport
for your journey home or to continue your holiday. Fly from Mahè to Dubai for 3 nights stopover stay.
Day17-19|Sun, 20 Jan 2025 to 22 Jan 2025 Dubai (B)
Indulge in the lively city of Dubai at your own leisure before returning home with captivating memories of your African Safari adventure, the tranquil islands of Seychelles, and the enchanting desert city
* The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot
guarantee the cruise will be operated unaltered from the itinerary states above.

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Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at 18APR2024 & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice, based in economy class from SYD and are subject to the carriers' flight schedules and conditions. Please call us for prices from other airports. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in.Advertised price already included the discount based on Super Early Birth promotion, for new bookings only, full payment must be paid 10 months prior to departure to be eligible to the promotion.

African Dream Safari & Tranquil Seychelles

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