Experience a Kenya Safari and Seychelle Islands on a mega yacht cruise.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Beyond Cruises, a leader in small ship cruising, has now made cruising for solo travelers even more enticing by greatly reducing single supplements. This discount is available on their exotic itinerary which combines island hopping on a mega yacht in the Seychelles with a Kenya wildlife Safari, in 4×4 vehicles.
Small ship cruising is perfect for solo travelers, especially on board the 21 cabin Pegasus, used for exploring the Seychelles. Beyond Cruises offers a personalized cruise experience not found on larger cruise ships. The crowd-free environment fosters socializing whether at the deck bar, open seating dining or during excursions. Each yacht has an intimate ambiance and a community of like-minded fellow travelers. On a Beyond Cruises adventure, singles are never “lost in the shuffle,” solo travelers are comfortable either joining in with like-minded fellow passengers, or enjoying alone time. With a passenger to crew ratio of almost 2 to 1, all guests receive special attention.
Beyond Cruises’ exotic voyage combines a Kenya Wildlife Safari to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve with a small ship cruise exploring the Seychelles (often called the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean). Both Nairobi (Kenya) and the Seychelles were recently named on Travel + Leisure’s Best Places to go in 2019. Available all-year-round, this itinerary takes advantage of the new Kenya Airways non-stop service from New York to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and the gateway to East Africa.
After landing in Nairobi, East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, guests will experience the beauty and wonder of Kenya’s vast savannas and snow-capped mountains. On a 5-day safari, guests will visit some of Kenya’s most renowned game-viewing locations. The itinerary includes two nights at the Lake Naivasha Country Club. Lake Naivasha, a fresh-water lake and part of the Great Rift Valley, is famous for its multitudes of pink flamingos. The program includes a boat ride across the lake, and game drives in Nakuru National Park.
The next two days are spent in the Masai Mara National Park, game viewing in a 4×4 safari vehicle, and taking in the beauty of the vast savannas. Guests will stay at Keekorok Lodge, the oldest lodge located in the heart of the Masai Mara Reserve, which was recently refurbished to offer a more luxurious look and feel, with bright and airy rooms decorated with tribal art and craft. The itinerary will include daily game drives to spot some of the famous inhabitants of the reserve including lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. This is also the location of the annual great Wildebeest migration that cross the Mara River. Safari goers looking for an adrenaline rush can book an optional Balloon Safari which includes a champagne breakfast. On the final day, experience another game drive on the way back to Nairobi where there will be an overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Seychelles – Island Hopping on a Mega Yacht, the Pegasos (21 cabins)
- Unique small ship island hopping voyage
- Chance to dive into a breathtaking underwater world, walk through tropical jungles and capture heaven beaches
- Increased air access by various airlines
After a short flight from Nairobi to Mahe, Seychelles, guests will depart from Port Victoria to begin a 7-night small ship cruise to explore this Indian Ocean archipelago, located just under a thousand miles off the coast of East Africa. The Seychelles offers fantastic snorkeling, world-famous white sand beaches, and unparalleled coral reef diving.
Island hop in this unspoiled paradise, stopping at islands which will captures one’s senses. Guests will discover Giant Aldabra Tortoises in the Mangrove forests of Curieuse Island as well as be able to swim and snorkel at the world-famous Anse Lazio beach on Praslin. The Seychelles is known for its remarkable underwater world, packed with vibrant reefs, tropical fish, and awe-inspiring shipwrecks. Guests can walk through a centuries old rainforest at Vallee de Mai where they can see unique fauna and flora including the rare black parrots and the world-famous Coco de Mer palm trees. Passengers can then return to their Beyond Cruises’ yacht and relax on the deck and enjoy the stunning views.
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