Rolling grasslands dotted with acacia trees, herds of wildebeest, prides of lions, grazing elephants and brightly clad Masai tribesmen wandering the landscape – Kenya has it all. This fly-safari takes in two of the most beautiful wildlife areas in Africa – the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Laikipia plateau – with a wide range of activities on offer in each. Finish on the tropical shores of the Indian Ocean for relaxation or further excursions to keep all the family occupied.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Nairobi with British Airways. Transfer to the Ole Sereni Hotel (2 Superior rooms) for 1 night. (N)
Transfer to Wilson airport and fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Stay 3 nights at Kichwa Tembo Camp (2 Superior tents or a 2-bedroomed family unit, subject to availability), situated in a prime wildlife area just outside the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Being outside the reserve allows for a greater variety of activities. Afternoon wildlife drive. (B, L, D)
Days at leisure or take part in the optional safari and cultural activities included in your stay, such as day and night wildlife drives, guided bush walks, Masai village visits and (at an additional cost) a balloon safari. This camp is one of the few in the Masai Mara with a swimming pool, providing a welcome opportunity to cool off after excursions. (B, L, D)
Fly to the Laikipia plateau via Nairobi. Transfer to Ol Malo House for a 3-night stay. Ol Malo House is a six-bedroom house, perfect for accommodating families. The hub of the house is a large and beautiful sitting and dining room with open fireplaces encircled by three en suite double bedrooms. Separate cottages create a further three double bedrooms. A flagstone path leads to a large open area overlooking the infinity pool.
Ol Malo is a 2,000-hectare, family-owned and operated ranch. There is endless fun to be had with activities including wildlife drives, medicinal plant walks, horse riding, camel treks, overnight fly camping, cultural visits and learning how to survive like a member of the Samburu tribe. On arrival, the choice of activities will be discussed with you. In the afternoon, the adventure begins! (B, L, D)
Days at leisure or take part in optional activities. (B, L, D)
Fly to Ukunda airstrip via Nairobi and transfer to Waterlovers, a tropical paradise set on the white sands of Diani beach against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Stay here for 4 nights (2 separate suites). Each suite has a private veranda overlooking the ocean. From Waterlovers it is easy to arrange daily excursions (at extra cost) such as a dhow (sailboat) safari, a guided walk around Mombasa town, a visit to a local village or to the Colobus Monkey Trust, windsurfing, fishing and golf. (B, D)
Days at leisure to relax or take optional excursions. (B, D)
Fly to Nairobi and transfer to the Ole Sereni Hotel (optional room for use until departure, on request). Transfer to the airport and take the overnight flight to London on British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Where indicated the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
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The camp is located on the western border of the Masai Mara, in south-western Kenya. The camp is situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the fringe of a riverine forest and overlooks the plains of the Masai Mara National Park. It is on a private concession leased the Masai landlords. Accommodation is in 40 ‘Hemingway’ style safari tents, each with en-suite bathroom and private verandah.
All walks and game drives are led by the Kichwa Tembo guides. They have all achieved the highest scores in the Masai Mara, in the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association examination. There are morning and afternoon game drives in open Land Rovers (night game drives are not allowed in the park). Fascinating night explorations traverse the private concession adjacent to the reserve in search of predators and other nocturnal animals. (The night drives are optional extra which can be...
Old Malo House is a six-bedroom house built by the Francombe family to accommodate exclusive groups or families. The hub of the house is a large and beautiful sitting and dining room with open fireplaces encircled by three en suite double bedrooms. Separate cottages create a further three double bedrooms: each private and comfortable cottage has arch windows and doors, en suite bathrooms and decor inspired by the area's wild landscape, local flora and the life and culture of the Samburu people. A flagstone path leads to a large open area overlooking the infinity pool, fringed by Drasina palms and wide-open vistas - perfect for alfresco dining.
Ol Malo House is situated on what was once an overgrazed cattle ranch, now transformed into a beautiful conservation site. There is endless fun to be had from wildlife drives (with a roof seat available on top of the 4x4 vehicle) and...
The Ole Sereni Hotel borders Nairobi National Park and is conveniently located for Jomo Kenyatta International airport. The 134 air conditioned rooms have satellite television and a...
Situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean by Diani beach, an area known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise sea, the Water Lovers is a boutique property with six cottages and one villa. The cottages and villa are decorated in a fusion of local Kenyan and Mediterranean colours and designs, providing sea views from either a private veranda or balcony. All rooms are also equipped with air conditioning and mosquito nets. The hotel restaurant, Tides, is located by the infinity-edged swimming pool and provides an international menu with some local specialities for guests to experience, while Ocean Sprit, the hotel bar, offers a wide range of cocktails to relax and...
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