A breath of Africa


An enchanting bay to relax, an evocative Safari to live a great adventure

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Inside the Watamu Marine Park lies the charm of Kenya’s most prestigious Club.  Two white sandy beaches, warm blue sea, an enchanting bay provide all round relaxation. The Safaris await to provide you with an unforgettable adventure amongst the spectacular scenery of the savannah and the beautiful African animals. iGV Blue Bay Club lets you try all the emotions that Africa has to offer, together with Italian style and tradition.

Located on the east coast of Africa, Kenya lies on the equator and borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It has an area of 583,000 km2. Its coastline overlooking the Indian Ocean is 480 km long, while the continental part is characterized by a series of terraced plateaus sloping down towards the coast. Considered by anthropologists as the “cradle of mankind”, Kenya offers tourists amazing wildlife parks, pristine beaches, beautiful coral reefs, majestic peaks and ancient Swahili cities. iGrandiViaggi has established a strong relationship with this extraordinary country, a destination we “discovered” many years ago, and one that has continued to consolidate, year after year, becoming one of the most successful tourist destinations on the African continent.

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Wonderful location, directly on the seaside, within the Watamu Marine Park, an ideal base for fantastic Safaris

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  • Accommodation


    86 rooms divided into three types:

    De luxe - Double and triple rooms with two single beds or with a standard or four-poster double bed with a mosquito net, mini bar, ceiling fan, air conditioning and a veranda.

    Suite – There are two suites, each consisting of a bedroom with a double bed and a sitting room with two sofa beds, equipped with a telephone, mini bar, safe, ceiling fan, air conditioning and veranda.

    Standard a/c – Double rooms with two single beds or one standard or four-poster double bed with a mosquito net, equipped with ceiling fan, air conditioning and a veranda.

  • Restaurant


    Local chefs, periodically assisted by one of our experts, serve Italian cuisine alternated with the flavours of African cuisine. Breakfast and lunch buffet, dinner served at the table, excluding drinks.

  • Beach


    Two bays, to be used alternatively depending on the season, with fine white sandy beaches, equipped with sun beds and beach towels.

  • Life at the Club


    You can alternate games and tournaments with beautiful excursions and photographic safaris during the day. And in the evening our staff will entertain you with cabaret and music!

  • Activities


    Free: fitness, aqua gym, dancing, beach volley, table tennis, archery, tennis (with clay surface), golf driving range. At extra cost: diving activities and equipment rental.

  • Excursions


    Bush Tour  Visit the ruins of the ancient Arab city of Gede and the Malindi snake farm. Stop in the bush in one of the indigenous villages and watch the Gyriama tribal dances.

    Mombasa Tour Visit Mombasa, Kenya’s most important port: visit the ancient Arab city with its narrow streets and Fort Jesus, built by the the Portuguese in sixteenth century and now transformed into a museum. There will also be time for shopping in the old and new town shops.

    Rock’n’Sea A spectacular snorkelling boat tour, departing from the Watamu Marine Park, among corals, madrepores and tropical fish. After a tour of the mangroves of the Mida Creek Reserve for tropical birds, the tour continues to the lagoon where lunch will be served in a restaurant.

    Deep Sea Fishing The Blue Bay collaborates with the most renowned and well-equipped “fishing clubs” of the Kenyan coast for deep-sea fishing.

    Lamu Island A wonderful excursion to Lamu, a picturesque town of ancient and noble origins, meeting point of the Arab and Kiswahili cultures. With its Arab style houses and its alleys, the portals with a thousand inlays and numerous mosques, Lamu provides the opportunity to live a unique experience.

  • Safari


    A minimum number of participants is required

    Tsavo Safari
    The safari is ideal for those who want a brief immersion in the heart of the beautiful nature of the Tsavo park.

    Safari Tsavo
    The unique experience of a safari immersed in an extraordinary landscape of rare beauty and charm, experiencing the thrill of an African sunset in the Galdessa, Tsavo East most exclusive tented camp.

    Tsavo Est and Talta Hills 
    This safari is ideal for those who, starting from the coast, wish to dedicate two days of their stay in Kenya to the discovery of the African savanna.

    Masai Mara
    Private planes available, luxurious tented camps and a park of astounding beauty, make a truly exclusive safari, recommended for those who wish to experience the African dream at least once in a lifetime.

Wellness Centre

The Calicanto Wellness Centre, with Kenyan craft furnishings and materials offers a number of facial and body massages and beauty treatments, using thoroughly tested products, compatible with the specific Kenyan climate.

Children

Children of any age are welcome. There are no special structures or assistance services.

Diving Centre

The Blue-Fin Diving Centre is open at the Blue Bay, managed by Italians with over 30 years of scuba diving experience, assisted by experienced and qualified instructors who will accompany you in the discovery of the wonderful Kenyan reef. The centre offers a full range of PADI courses and has the latest equipment. Dives take place in the Malindi Marine Park from July to mid November and in the Watamu Marine Park from mid-November to March. Further information is available at: www.bluefindiving.com.

Golf Club

The first two 18-hole courses have recently been inaugurated at the Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort located on the north coast of Mombasa (The Baobab, 18 holes, Par 72, a length of 6,653 meters). 
Thanks to its panoramic position, which from its 140 meters overlooks the sea, Vipingo Ridge offers beautiful courses designed by David Jones. An intricate system of waterfalls, lakes and streams around the course shaded by large baobabs creates a new habitat for birds and wild animals.
The Vipingo Ridge Golf is 28 km from Mombasa and 75 km from Watamu (approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Blue Bay).

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Documents Valid passport for each person (even for children from 0 years and older) valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry into the country (and valid revenue stamp) and at least one free page for the entry visa.

Entry visaUSD 50 (or 40 EUR) per person (subject to change without prior notice Vaccinations No compulsory vaccination required. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended. For passengers arriving from other African countries yellow fever vaccination is required.

Time difference 2 hours ahead of Italy during winter time, 1 hour ahead during the summer time.

Language Ki-swahili and English.

Currency The local currency is the Kenyan shilling. Both Euros and U.S. Dollars (for U.S. Dollars only banknotes issued after 2000) are accepted.

Credit cards MasterCard and Visa (including Electron) are accepted at Blue Bay, and you can use them to pay any extras. Major credit cards are accepted during safaris.

Voltage 220-240 V, with English type, three hole sockets. Adapters are available on request at Blue Bay, while for the safari we recommend to bring your own from Italy.

Airport taxes USD 40 per person (subject to change without prior notice).

Mobile Phones GSM phones can be used.

Marine park fee As the Blue Bay is located within the Watamu Marine Park, the use of a diving mask and/or goggles are subject to a government tax of around U.S. 15 (subject to variation) enforced by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The tax is a daily tax.

Tips While not mandatory, tips are always very welcome. In addition to the hotel staff, it is customary to leave a tip to the guides and/or drivers accompanying you for the duration of the safari.

Climate The climate in Kenya is pleasant throughout the year. The climate is fresh in the central highlands. In the savannas the days are warm and nights are cool with a strong temperature variation. The coast is humid and warm and breezy with temperatures between 25°C and 35°C. The “short rains” season occurs from October to late November. The “long rains” season occurs from April to June. July and August are the cooler months, December and March the hottest, while February is the driest month, April and May the wettest. Kenya, as Tanzania and Zanzibar, is subject to a differential tide: during certain parts of the year the difference between the minimum and maximum level has an evident impact on the coastline and the beaches and the presence of algae on the beach and/or patches in the sea. Information regarding the climate is indicative only, based on annual averages. We are witnessing a worldwide climate change and thus it is not possible to provide more accurate information.

Clothing  Summer and informal clothes, practical for safaris, but don’t forget a rain jacket, hats, sunglasses, rubber shoes and a heavier item of clothing for the higher altitudes and “winter” evenings (from July to September).

Medicines It is recommended that you bring your own standard personal medicines and other most common drugs such as antihistamines, antibiotics, steroids, anti-flu medicine, intestinal disinfectants, band-aids, sticks with ammonia, ear drops, sunburn lotions, high-protection creams. We also recommend to contact your doctor in any case for more appropriate advice regarding the type of medicines suitable for the trip. Please remember this is a tropical area subject to sudden climate changes, which can cause an increased presence of insects and can sometimes be annoying. Any such insect/mosquito bite does not normally represent a risk of infection, merely causing itchy skin depending on the different individual pigmentation. Hence, it is highly recommended, according to personal sensitivity, to purchase insect repellent products.

Minors Unaccompanied minors cannot stay at the hotel.

Pets Not allowed

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Dove siamo

The Blue Bay is located in one of the most beautiful stretches of the Kenyan coastline, within the Watamu Marine Park, 2 km from the village of Watamu and 23 km from the  lively Malindi.

Transfer from Mombasa airport: approximately two hours.

Offerte

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Exclusive offers - (9 days)

Jan 1250€
Feb 1490€
6 - 13 March 1390€

Notes

NON RETROACTIVE OFFER VALID FROM OCTOBER 2013 SUBJECT TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY. THE ABOVE RATE REFERS TO FLIGHT + FULL BOARD + RETURN TRANSFERS PER ADULT. ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FEE, INSURANCE, TAXES AND FUEL SURCHARGE ARE NOT INCLUDED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE IGV CLUB BROCHURE

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INDIVIDUAL RATE FULL PENSION (including drinks) SPECIAL FLIGHTS with MERIDIANA EVERY Friday FROM MILAN

Month Days Base fee € (9 days - 7 nights)
Dec 19 1990€
Dec 26 2990€
Jan 2 1850€
Jan 9 - 16 - 23 1790€
Jan 30 1950€
Feb 6 - 13 - 20 - 27 1950€
March 6 - 13 1790€

SAFARI + BLUE BAY - Kenya

Month Days SAFARI Tsavo SAFARI FLAMINGO
9 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS 16 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
dec 19 2450 € 4400 €
dec 26 3550 € 4900 €
jan 2 2500 € 4450 €
jan 9 - 16 - 20 - 27 2450 € 4350 €
jan 30 2500 € 4450 €
feb 6 - 13 - 20 - 27 2500 € 4450 €
march 6 2450 € 4350 €
march 13 2450 €

INDIVIDUAL
FULL BOARD PACKAGES (drinks not included)
SPECIAL FLIGHTS OPERATED BY MERIDIANA FLY/AIR ITALY AND NEOS AIR EVERY FRIDAY FROM MILAN, ROME AND OTHER AIRPORTS
9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

ADVANCED BOOKING
10% discount on basic brochure-featured packages, bookings up to 30 days prior to departure.

WEDDING SPECIAL
EUR 200 Discount per couple on the basic brochure packages, departures up to 3 months from the wedding date.

CHILDREN
from 2 and up to 12 years
Sharing a room with two adults: 20% discount.

PACKAGES INCLUDE
Economy class round trip – Transfers from/to the airport to the resort – Accommodation in “de luxe” double room – Full board, drinks not included, as stated in the “restaurant” section – Assistance provided by our animation staff.

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PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE
Entry visa to Kenya (USD 50) – Airport tax from Mombasa (USD 40) – ENAC Tax- Milan and Rome Airports – Fuel surcharge – Drinks, tips and extras in general- Services and activities at extra cost – Anything not stated in the brochure and in “Packages include”.

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FEE
Adults, children from 2 years and over – EUR 60

INSURANCE
Adults – EUR 40
Children aged 0 years and over – EUR 30

ENAC TAXES-MILAN AND ROME AIRPORTS
From Milan
Adults – EUR 28
children from 2 years and over
From Rome
Adults, children from 2 years and over – EUR 36

BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE
Price on request.

ADDITIONAL DAYS
EUR 110 from 21 August

BEACH FRONT ROOM SUPPLEMENT
EUR 80 per day per room

SUITE SUPPLEMENT
EUR 100 per day per room

DOUBLE ROOM FOR SINGLE USE SUPPLEMENT
EUR 30 per day

STANDARD A/C ROOM DISCOUNT
EUR 30 per day per room

3rd BED (ADULT) DISCOUNT
EUR 30 per day (with 3 adults staying in one room)

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