As we wrap up the January blues you might already be slacking off on your travel and destination bucket list. But worry not, we are here to guide you on your journey both locally and internationally. Discovering the beauty that is Kenya can be quite a treasure hunt. But the real beauty lies in exploring its contrasts from the coast, to the savannah to the highlands. The good news is you can have it all in one trip and make the most of your vacation. Wondering how? Allow me to show you how you can fly to the beach in Malindi and enjoy a trip to the Tsavo.
Malindi Dream Garden
Malindi is a dream destination. If you are exploring the Kenyan coast it is definitely a destination of choice for the best getaway memories. Malindi holds a special place in Kenya’s tourism with a rich cultural and historic roots. It can be confusing to choose the best place while exploring the town. That’s where Malindi Dream Garden, the beautiful tropical paradise comes in. You can fly to Malindi Airport which is 2.8 km from the Malindi Dream Garden.
Malindi Dream Garden is the perfect home away from home. The garden establishment features an ultramodern small stylish beachfront hotel nestled amongst colorful palm canopies. The green manicured garden creates stark beauty contrasting the white walls and white sandy beaches. As its name suggests it is a dream of unadulterated beauty. The Hotel is less than 5 km from the Vasco da Gama Pillar, Malindi Marine National Park, 14km from Gedi Ruins and 43km from the Marafa Canyon.
The resort has accommodation options in 44 delightful deluxe rooms and 4 superb suites. All rooms have private balconies overlooking the beautiful garden pool providing just the right ambience for a vacation. The rooms interiors are tastefully furnished completing the contemporary feel of the hotel.
What you can expect include:- King size or European twin beds, arm chair and dressing table, Individual air conditioning, flat screen tv, stocked mini bar. The wash and bath area are fully fitted with double wash hand basin, walk-in shower, WC, bidet, hair dryer, amenities and bathrobes.
Whatever your needs are, you can expect nothing but excellence.The garden has drawn handsome reviews from guests in staff service and meals.
Guest get a lot of cuisine options in the residency restaurants. The Savanna Restaurant offers international and Italian cuisine. Both soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and cocktails are available in the tropical Jahazi bar, Bahari beach bar, gazebo bar and Jambo Jambo disco bar which are open across different times.
Relax and Rejuvenate
And the perfect way to revitalize your body and mind is to drop in at the Mvua African Spa.The Spa invites you to unwind and loosen up enveloped by the intoxicating fragrances of local and indigenous spices. Their personalized signature massages and treatments will leave you feeling like you are floating on a cloud. Specialized salt water pools are also available for improve blood circulation, muscle toning and oxygenation.
The elegantly furnished interiors minimally decorated rooms and muted neutral colors bring the calm of the beach right into your room.
There is a load of activities to do while in Malindi including water sports, snorkeling, diving and a sundowner in a dhow.
Other amenities available are WiFi ,Table tennis, Room service, Fitness center, outdoor pool, private beach area, beachfront, tours and transport services, luggage storage, concierge service and daily housekeeping.
From the sound of waves in your ears, to the sand in your toes and the sun in your face. Your journey has just begun. Follow me to your next adventure.
Voi Safari Lodge
Being in the presence of nature and watching wildlife in their natural element is the true Kenyan experience. A good place to start is the Voi Wildlife Lodge approximately 2 hours from Malindi Dream Garden, 4 hours from Nairobi by road and located inside Tsavo East National Park. However you can catch a flight to the Tsavo East airstrip 5 minutes away. The lodge is set on a vast 25 acre space right in the savannah grasslands. The grasslands open up to a world of wander in the middle of the heart of the Tsavo East National Park famously known as red elephant country.
The Lodge which boasts of a restaurant, a spa and wellness center and a conference facilities blends seamlessly to the grasslands. You will be forgiven for feeling right at home in the spacious rooms decorated harmoniously with African decor. You will quickly be reminded that you are not alone by wildlife that often frequent the waterhole. This will be the highlight of your stay and your chance to watch big game including elephants, lions, cheetahs, buffalos as well as a rich variety of birdlife.
Inside the lodge
The lodge can accommodate up to 300 people in capacity. The various accommodation options available all have ensuite bathrooms and vantage views of the savannah from its luxury rooms. Other rooms available are superior room, standard room and tented Camp.
The lodge offers a good getaway experience perfect for couples of groups. The rooms employ a rustic -modern feel with unrefined furniture perfectly blending with African art on the walls. If you don’t mind a day in you won’t regret.
However if you are craving the outdoors there is more on offer for you. Enjoy the perfect outdoor experiences: chase the sunset with a cocktail at the sundeck, enjoy a conversation at the terrace or take a dip in the swimming pool. Jacuzzi, spa, fitness and wellness centers are also available at an extra charge.
And of course nothing beats enjoying the delectable meals while in the savannah. Their restaurant has you covered in its various offerings in local, International and vegetarian cuisine. What a way to enjoy the mouthwatering dishes with the rolling views and relishing in the sun.
Other facilities offered at the property include a garden, a shared lounge, a games room, a children’s playground, a tour desk, pool tables and daily housekeeping.
Well , there you have it. If you are planning a trip to the coast don’t settle for less.Enjoy both the bush and beach experience on one trip and tick off two items off your bucket list.