Safari and Seychelles with Emerald Cruises and Club Med

24 Days – Dates or Various Dates

 

from $14,499.00 per person based on 2 sharing

Trip Style: Cruise, Independent, Luxury, Nature, Touring

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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that will take you from the majestic plains of East Africa to the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. Join us on a 17-night Emerald Safari and Seychelles Tour and Cruise, where every moment promises exhilarating experiences and unforgettable memories.

Begin your adventure in the heart of the African wilderness, where the rhythm of nature sets the tone for your safari expedition. From the bustling streets of Nairobi to the vast savannahs of the Serengeti, immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of East Africa’s wildlife and landscapes.

As you board your luxury cruise with Emerald Cruises, sail across the Indian Ocean to the idyllic Seychelles archipelago. Here, paradise awaits – from the untouched beauty of La Digue to the vibrant coral reefs of Praslin, each island offers a unique glimpse into tropical paradise.

But the adventure doesn’t end with the cruise! After 17 nights of exploration, unwind and relax at Club Med Seychelles for 4 luxurious nights. Nestled on the shores of Sainte Anne Island, Club Med Seychelles is a haven of tranquillity and indulgence. Whether you’re lounging by the infinity pool, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters, or savouring delectable Creole cuisine, every moment at Club Med is an experience to savour.

So, are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and let Emerald Cruises and Club Med Seychelles whisk you away to a world of discovery and relaxation.

Day 1

Overnight Flight

We have recommended Emirates for this itinerary for the one short connection via Dubai in each direction. If you choose to add in a stopover just speak to us and we can customise your itinerary to suit you!

Day 2-5

Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya! Here you will spend 2 nights to unwind and explore before joining your tour!

Nairobi is a city that just grabs you from the get-go! It’s not just a destination; it’s an experience. From the hustle and bustle of its vibrant markets to the tranquillity of its green spaces, Nairobi has this energy that’s infectious. Plus, with its rich culture, fascinating history, and endless adventures, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy. It’s like stepping into a whole new world, and we couldn’t wait to share that with our travellers.

Day 5-7

Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya

The adventure begins with your first safari drive which takes you to Samburu, a haven for large herds of elephants attracted by the allure of water. Renowned for its unique biodiversity, Samburu is one of the prime spots to encounter several endemic Northern species, such as the reticulated giraffe, the Somali ostrich, and Grevy’s zebra. Delve into the captivating Samburu culture, which shares profound ancestral and linguistic connections with the Maasai, adding an enriching layer to your safari experience.

Day 7-8

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Today, you set off for Lake Nakuru National Park, with a quick stop at the Thompson Falls for a breathtaking view of the stunning scenery. This park ranks among the finest for game viewing, boasting diverse animal species such as prides of lions, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, the black and white rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard, among many others. With over 300 bird species recorded here, Lake Nakuru National Park is also renowned as one of the top spots to observe the endangered black and white rhinoceros.

Day 8-11

Masai Mara game Reserve, Kenya

Welcome to the stunning Masai Mara! Immerse yourself in the rich culture of this world-renowned community by visiting a traditional Maasai Village. The Maasai continue to uphold their centuries-old way of life, offering you the chance to interact with these nomadic people and gain insight into their customs and traditions. Embark on numerous game drives, providing ample opportunities to encounter more of the ‘Big Five’ that the Masai Mara is renowned for, including the lion, savanna (African) elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and black rhino.

Day 11-12

Mahe Island, Seychelles

Say goodbye to your Guide this morning before your included flight back to Nairobi. This afternoon, indulge in a visit to the Giraffe Centre followed by a tour of the Karen Blixen Museum. Treat yourself to an early dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before transferring to the airport for your included flight to the Seychelles.

Your tropical cruise commences on Mahé island, where you’ll be transferred to your luxurious yacht with Emerald Cruises and set sail on your exploration of the Seychelles. In the afternoon, we cruise to Sainte Anne Channel.

Day 12-13

Sainte Anne Channel - Cousin Island - Praslin Island

Sainte Anne Island is surrounded by a Marine National Park, boasting an array of marine life, including over 150 species of fish. It has also become a significant nesting site for Hawksbill turtles.

In the late morning, we set sail for Cousin, a small island renowned as a sanctuary for seabirds. This granitic islet was privately owned until 1968 when it was acquired by the International Council for Bird Preservation to establish it as a nature reserve. It stands as the most protected island in the archipelago, serving as a breeding ground for eleven seabird species annually and providing a habitat for five birds indigenous to the Seychelles. Our overnight stay will be in Praslin.

Day 14

Praslin Island

Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, is a sight to behold, with its breathtaking tropical jungle-fringed beaches, emerald waters, and powdery sand. Anse Lazio beach has repeatedly been voted one of the world’s best, and just offshore lies a dazzling reef teeming with coral and marine life. On land, coconut palms and granite boulders adorn the landscape, creating a picturesque scene straight out of a postcard. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve nestled in the heart of the island for a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 15

Praslin Island - La Digue Island - Curieuse Island

In the early morning, we set sail for La Digue Island, the smallest of the three inhabited islands in the Seychelles. Similar to Praslin Island, it boasts world-renowned beaches, with one of the most iconic being Anse Source d’Argent. Here, pink-hued sands stand in contrast to granite boulders and aquamarine waters. Later in the evening, we’ll make our way to Curieuse.

Day 16

Curieuse Island

Curieuse is a rugged island cloaked in pristine wilderness and inhabited by hundreds of resident Aldabra giant tortoises. In addition to its undeniable natural allure, it boasts a captivating history. Once serving as a quarantine station, the original French colonial doctor’s house now houses a museum and visitor centre for exploration.

Day 17

Cruieuse Island - Aride Island

In the early morning, we embark on a journey to Aride, a nature reserve nestled in the Indian Ocean. Renowned among nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers alike, this island is home to over thirty rare bird species, which thrive amidst the lush vegetation. The landscape is captivating, featuring fine-sand beaches, coconut palms, and towering cliffs.

Day 18-23

Mahe Island, Seychelles

Welcome to your final port of call with Emerald Cruises – after spending your final night here with Emerald your journey doesn’t end here. Next you will spend 4 nights at the stunning Club Med Resort – a luxurious resort nestled on the pristine shores of Sainte Anne Island in the Seychelles archipelago. Offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, it provides guests with idyllic beaches, turquoise waters, and a wide range of activities, making it an unforgettable tropical getaway. This is the perfect way to end an incredible journey!

Day 23-24

Overnight Flights home - Emirates

Departing from Seychelles, we head through Dubai to get back to Australia. Your journey doesn’t need to end here – speak to us to discuss any stopovers!

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