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  • Embark on a truly magical adventure, first spend several nights at the idyllic The Sands at Chale Island Resort, then set off on a thrilling 1, 2 or 3-night safari.
  • Your wonderful resort is located along a stunning white sand beach and boasts a plethora of fabulous facilities and services.
  • Your safari in between is the ultimate contrast, come face to face with nature's mightiest beasts!

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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)

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Please note: the day of departure on safari varies and you will be informed which day by our representative upon arrival at the hotel. You will need to check out of your beach hotel while on safari. We suggest you prepare a small bag for your safari and leave your suitcase in the luggage room of the hotel. Subject to availability the hotel might agree to allow you to keep your room.

7 night stays:
6 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
1 night Safari Ngtuni/Salt lick FB

8 night stays:
6 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
2 night Safari Shimba Hills/Ngtuni/Salt lick FB

9 night stays:
6 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
3 night Safari Tsavo East/Amboseli/Salt lick FB

10 night stays:
8 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
2 night Safari Shimba Hills/Ngtuni/Salt Lick FB

12 night stays:
10 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
2 night Safari Shimba Hills/Ngtuni/Salt Lick FB
9 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
3 night Safari Tsavo East/Amboseli/Salt lick FB

14 night stays:
12 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
2 night Safari Shimba Hills/Ngtuni/Salt Lick FB
11 nights The Sands at Chale Island HB
3 night Safari Tsavo East/Amboseli/Salt lick FB

Your Destination

Chale Island
Lying just four degrees south of the equator, Chale Island offers you a choice of worlds that no other island can equal. Coral seas abundant with fish life, coastal forests and mangroves teaming with bird and insect life, snow white beaches offering safe warm bathing, and of course Kenya’s world famous safari parks. Chale Island is a small romantic island situated 600 metres off the mainland. The Island is divided into two parts; resort and sacred forest or “kaya”. The resort lies in 15 acres of indigenous ancient forest, with a stunning 10,000 square metre white sand bay which is protected by a vibrant coral reef.

With an explosion of colourful flora and fauna the island is truly magical and if that is not enough, also features a mystical inland tidal mangrove lake.

Sands at Chale Island

You will enjoy a 6, 8, 9, 10 or 12-night stay in a Standard Room, with Half Board dining. You may upgrade to All Inclusive at the next stage of the booking process.

Just for you: A 30-minute massage per room per stay.

Trip advisorThis hotel won the Certificate of Excellence from the world's leading review website, which honours hotels & accommodations that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

Specifically built with nature and the environment in mind, The Sands at Chale Island is one of the most low impact hotels in Kenya. Spread out to offer the utmost in privacy and romance, even when at full capacity one has a tremendous feeling of peace, tranquility and seclusion. The combination of white beach, tropical plants, laid back island flair and Kenyan hospitality is what dreams are made of.

Beside the reception is the main fresh water swimming pool, built with local stone and connected by a small waterfall to a sixteen seater Jacuzzi. Plentiful sun beds are scattered around the generous pool surround. Located between the Standard Rooms is another swimming pool area with pool bar and sun beds. Enjoy the tranquility and relax with magnificent panorama views on the Indian Ocean.

On the other side of the Island by the SPA and fitness area is a salt-water swimming pool with steps leading directly into the sea at high tide offering a magical swim through the mangroves to the main jetty. With steps leading straight down to the centre of the beach, the main restaurant is ideally situated to give the true island feeling. The expert team of highly trained cooks led by Chef Evans will make sure that every meal is a pleasure.

With a strong emphasis on seafood, the live grilling station and Pasta corner ensure that your meal cannot be any fresher. Traditional Kenyan cuisine, mixed with both Italian and Oriental dishes, will not leave you wanting in any aspect. Chale Island has something to offer everyone. Normal island activities available include a magical SPA, a well equipped watersports centre and a selection of boat excursions.

Standard Room Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child
Standard Room
Carefully set into the natural environment, these rooms come with spacious semi-circular en-suite rooms and Swahili day beds set on breezy verandas facing the ocean to ensure all comforts are taken care of.

Safari Itinerary

1 Night Safari
Day 1: Chale – Ngutuni/Tsavo East (245Kms/4h)
Leaving Chale Island after early breakfast, you will be driven along the Mombasa/Nairobi road. Enter Ngutuni Wildlife sanctuary for morning game drive followed with lunch. After lunch, you will be driven to Taita Hills sanctuary, for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Salt Lick Lodge.

Day 2: Taita Hills  – Mombasa (245Kms/4h)
Early morning game followed by breakfast at the lodge then mid-morning game drive, lunch and drive back to your hotel!

2 Night Safari
Day 1: Chale Island – Shimba Hills National Reserve (60Kms/1h)
After breakfast, depart to Shimba Hills National Reserve, located 45km from Diani Beach. The reserve is the second largest rainforest in the coastal region, with rich flora and fauna - it hosts the highest number of African elephant and the rare Sable Antelope. Enjoy a game drive followed by a visit to the magnificent Sheldrick
waterfalls. This will be followed by a game drive and later lunch at the Green Safari Lodge. The afternoon will be spent at leisure at the lodge or game drive, before an afternoon sundowner at the lodge (canapés provided but drinks not included). Overnight at Green Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 2: Shimba Hills – Ngutuni/Taita Hills (245Km/4h)
After breakfast, you will depart to Ngutuni Sanctuary. Arrive for a game drive in the sanctuary and later enjoy lunch at Ngutuni Lodge. After lunch drive to Taita Hills. Check in at Sarova Saltlick Lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge.

Day 3: Taita Hills – Chale Island (290Km/5h)
Early morning game drive in the sanctuary followed by breakfast at the lodge. Mid-morning game drive followed by lunch at Taita Hills Lodge. After lunch, you will depart to Diani arriving late in the evening. End of safari services.

3 Night Safari
Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East (245 km / 4 hours)
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your beach hotel and depart to Tsavo East National Park.  Upon entering the park the driver will open the roof of your bus, the safari has begun! You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and later enjoy time for relaxation before setting off back into the park for your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Ashnil Aruba Lodge or similar.
Day 2: Tsavo East National Park - Amboseli (315 km / 5 hours)
After an early breakfast, depart to Amboseli national park. If the weather is clear you’ll catch sight of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro directly ahead. Entering the gate you will enjoy game viewing on route to your camp, arriving in time for lunch. After some time for relaxation or a dip in the inviting swimming pool, set out into the national park for a game drive. Return to the camp as the sun sets. Overnight at Amboseli Sentrim Camp or similar.

Day 3: Amboseli – Taita Hills Game Sanctuary (250 km / 4 hours)
Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, depart east to Taita Hills, arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive in the Sanctuary, with you returning to the lodge as the sun sets.  After dinner set out on a night game drive, this time with an opportunity to view nocturnal wildlife in their habitat. Overnight at Sarova Saltlick Lodge or similar.

Day 4: Taita Hills – Chale Island
After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in the sanctuary then head to the lodge for lunch before continuing your journey to Mombasa, aiming to reach your beach hotel in the evening. End of service.

Optional Excursions

Our members have the opportunity to add the following optional excursions to their holiday at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Funzi Kinazini Day
Take part in an unforgettable day at one of the last ecologically intact paradises on Earth. After being picked up from your hotel, you will be driven to the base camp in Bodo - an ancient finishing village that is 1 hour South of Mombasa. After a light breakfast, you will sail to Funzi island where you get a glimpse into the everyday life of a Shirazi Swahili Village that has remained unchanged for 100 years.

Enjoy a canoe trip up the Ramisi river to explore a unique eco-system protected by dense mangroves. You will observe a large variety of birdlife and the occasional Crocodile or Giant Lizard from the safety of your canoe. You will then journey to an isolated sandbank in the warm Indian Ocean where you can swim and relax on the warm white sand.

Then sail to Kinazini, an uninhabited private Island Restaurant. Here, there is a chance that you will see dolphins or giant turtle sea turtle on the way! Once there you will enjoy a sumptuous seafood BBQ lunch, including delicious crab and lobster. After lunch, you have time for a siesta or swim as you explore the island before sailing back to Bodo for a transfer back to the hotel.
Wasini Island Sea Safari + Snorkelling
This excursion allows our guests to truly scout out the local aquatic inhabitants of Kenya, with access to snorkelling in order to truly gain immersion into life in this region!

Lunch is provided within this offer, as well as the typical Safari inclusion as seen above. 

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Shared transfers are included throughout your tour as per itinerary.

Distance from Mombasa Airport to the Sands at Chale Island: 59km/2 hours 14 min


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Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

What's Included?

Meet and greet services
Airport transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis
All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
Guaranteed window seat
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
One 30 min. massage per room

Not Included

Visas and international flights
Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
Driver-guide gratuities
Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

If you have booked Meet & Greet, you will receive a separate voucher for this via email.

Please do make sure that you add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Airport taxes payable in cash

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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