We are planning our first Safari/beach holiday, hopefully for September 2014 (2 adults). Doing some initial research, it does seem cheaper/easier to book a 2 week beach break through one of the package tour companies and then separately organise a safari to/from Mombasa for a few nights.
The Swahili Beach Resort looks beautiful, but the half board/full board options add quite a bit to the overall cost - and perhaps seems unnecessary when we're planning on being away for the hotel for 4 days on a tour (plus the first and last 'half days' when travelling)?
I can't seem to find any information on pricing for evening meals and drinks for the hotel, if we were to book on a B&B basis. We'd likely have a few soft drinks during the day and wine with an evening meal, but aren't massive drinkers and could get by without lunch or just a light snack most days.
Does anyone have any experience of the likely costs you could run up just in and around the hotel on the above basis - this would be very much appreciated in helping us to finalise plans.