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Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

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Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

Hi im trying to book a safari holiday Masai Mara plus beach holiday in Diani Beach.

Can anyone actually tell me how we get from Diani Beach nearest airport Mombasa to Masai Mara. I believe its a 2hour flight, do we fly to Nairobi then go by jeep? If so will the internal flight be a normal size plane ?

I looking to arrange the safari with a company based in kenya and in the process of doing all my research...

I appreciate any help? Thanks Claire

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1. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

There are everyday flight to maasai mara from Diani air strip contact your tour operator to book your transfer to maasai mara.

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2. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

Ukunda airstrip is close to Diani, this is where you will fly from. The flight is in a light aircraft which takes 2 hours and you will fly direct to the Mara.

Once you arrive in the Mara the camp or lodge that you have booked will pick you up at the airstrip,

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4. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

There are two ways to do it from Diani - Ukunda Airstrip. Ukunda Airstrip (Airport) is the official name, you get there from Diani Road (Diani area), hence often there is a confusion if Ukunda airstrip and Diani are the same. When checking the flights look out for both or either names, it is the same location.

1. Direct flight from Ukunda on Mombasa Air Safari (MAS) to the airstrip in Masai Mara which is nearest to the lodge/camp; they will tell you which airstrip to book

http://www.mombasaairsafari.com/

2. Fly from Ukunda/Diani to Nairobi Wilson Airport and after a short stopover connect to a particular airstrip in Masai Mara. This is done by Safarilink and Air Kenya, they code share so you can book on either site, the service is the same

http://www.flysafarilink.com/

http://www.airkenya.com/

Air Kenya is also commencing flights to Ol Seki Airstrip in Masai Mara from 15th of February.

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6. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

Hi Claire, we have booked our 2 week beach hol through Thomas cook signature and then arranged a really good deal for a 2 night fly in safari to Masai Mara through julius at jt safari, doing it this way means you don't have to Check out of your room, the price he gives you includes all flights and transfers so you have nothing to worry about. Hope this helps

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8. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

June, the post is nearly a year old and Claire has already been on safari and before you post again please read the guide lines no self promotion or solicitation

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9. Re: Flying from Diani Beach for safari in Masai Mara

use jt safaris ive used this company and he is fantastic hes based in diani just simply email him

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