Can anyone help me with suggestions? My husband and I are planning to go on a two week trip next August with my mum (84 yrs) to Arusha for 3 or 4 days, along with our 11 yr old daughter. My mum lived in Arusha from age 1 to 18 (but hasn't been back since!) and spent her holidays on Bamburi Beach and at Malindi.
Here is the the complicated part. My brother and his wife are climbing Kiliminjaro and we plan to overlap with them for 2-3 days after in Arusha. They will then fly home and my husband and I, 84 yr old mum and 11 yr old daughter will travel on to a beach resort for 7 to 9 days. My mum wants to go to near Bamburi Beach or possibly Malindi (but is obviously worried about the long transfer, as are we!) We are planning to book with Somak to possibly stay at Serena Mountain Village (seems to be their only option?) and try and book a driver in Arusha to take us to all my mums memories there and then transfer to Mombasa.
1. Is Serena Mountain village close enough to Arusha to get a driver to take you around the area for the day?
2. Is it likely that we could book perhaps a one day safari suitable to take an 84 yr old on and an 11 yr old from there?
3. Which beach hotel is recommended in North Mombasa or Malindi (if the transfer is not really hard work). We prefer the smaller and quieter hotels, but like to be on an all-inclusive. We prefer beach sellers to rowdy residents!