ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|DAY||DESTINATION||YOUR AFRICAN COMFORT||MEAL PLAN|
|Day 1||Nairobi||Hemingways Nairobi||BB|
|Day 2||Laikipia||Borana Lodge||FB|
|Day 3||Laikipia||Borana Lodge||FB|
|Day 4||Laikipia||Borana Lodge||FB|
|Day 5||Maasai Mara||Mara Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 6||Maasai Mara||Mara Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 7||Maasai Mara||Mara Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 8||Serengeti||Serengeti Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 9||Serengeti||Serengeti Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 10||Serengeti||Serengeti Bush Tops||FB|
|Day 11||Ngorongoro||The Manor at Ngorongoro||FB|
|Day 12||Ngorongoro||The Manor at Ngorongoro||FB|
Day 1 & 2: Nairobi
On arrival at the airport, meet your guide. You will be transferred to Hemingways Nairobi a boutique hotel that has elevated the standard of luxury for the high end travellers
Day 2, 3 & 4: Borana Conservancy
After breakfast this morning you will be driven to Wilson, Nairobi’s domestic airport, in time to take a scheduled light aircraft flight to Lewa Downs.
You will be met on arrival at the airstrip and driven to Borana Lodge where you spend the next three nights on a full board basis to include all meals, Sundowner excursions, house drinks and a range of activities including game drives, bush walks, horse riding and mountain biking.
Overnight at Borana Lodge
Located in a quiet part of Kenya’s secluded Laikipia region, Borana Lodge is part of an incredible landscape framed by the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya. You can experience fly-fishing on Mount Kenya, bird spotting, swimming, horseback riding, paragliding, and guided nature walks that weave through the pristine forest
Day 5, 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
We now fly to the extraordinary destination of the Maasai Mara. You will be met on arrival by a guide from Mara Bush Tops.
After your short drive from the airstrip to Mara Bushtops, a leisurely lunch is followed by time settling into your new surroundings. Favourite activities include marvelling at the animals visiting our salt lick, going for a swim, or enjoying the facilities within our Amani African Spa village: nothing beats easing into blissful silence under the strong fingers of a masseuse. Then comes a late afternoon drive around the private Conservancy which surrounds the camp, and a sundowner. If you then want to unveil a whole new world of nature, a night drive before dinner reveals the Bush as few have seen it.
Your next three days will be filled by game drives, which runs from after breakfast to early evening. Lunch is enjoyed within the wide expanses of the Mara Reserve, literally in the midst of the Bush. As you head for home, your driver will ring ahead to ensure you are welcomed to your tent by a bubbling hot tub and your favourite drinks. Then comes dinner and the realisation that you have left the cares of the world behind you.
Overnight at Mara Bush Tops
Day 8, 9 & 10: Serengeti National Park
After a leisurely al fresco breakfast, you will now fly to Migori where a road transfer takes you to Tarime airstrip via the Isebania border. Fly on Coastal Air to Kogatende Aistrip. You will be met by your guide from Serengeti Bushtops. You will be driven through game-filled vistas to Serengeti Bushtops – and an evening of dinner and leisure.
Bushtops locations are ideal honeymoons, and guaranteed to add that touch of magic dust to newfound married couples. Honeymooners are assigned to a specially-appointed honeymooner tent, where they are pampered and treated like royalty. Every night lions can be heard roaring from the clusters of granite boulders dotted around the hills and valleys. One of the highlights is the great annual migration, when millions of wildebeest cross the mighty Mara River. At Serengeti Bushtops a ringside seat is made available, so guests can be sure of witness the natural event.
Overnight at Serengeti Bushtops
Day 11 & 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Morning spend on another game drive or at leisure followed by early lunch. Later, meet your guide for the transfer back to Kogatende airstrip for your flight to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival, you will be met by Elewana’s team from the Manor at Ngorongoro for your pick up transfer. Arrive at the Manor in time for high-tea. Here, your 2 night stay will be in a cottage on an all-inclusive basis. Dinner and overnight.
On the second day, your guide will take you on a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions. Picnic hamper lunch will be served on the crater floor. After lunch, you will explore more of the crater before heading back to the Manor for the evening cocktails and dinner!
Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast, you will take your final scheduled flight back to Kilimanjaro Airport. From here you will follow through with your post trip plans or take your flight back home .