Today you will be transferred to Nairobi Wilson where a light aircraft flight will be waiting to take you to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, also known as Lewa Downs. Here you can expect to find an incredibly diverse array of wildlife, including over 70 types of mammal such as elephant, Grevy’s zebra, buffalo, greater kudu, oryx, lion, leopard and cheetah. It’s also one of the few places where you can see both black and white rhino at the same location, who reside here in roughly equal numbers.
Enjoy a three-night stay in a wonderfully intimate lodge overlooking a natural waterhole – where wildlife are frequent visitors. During your stay expert guides will lead you on a variety of excursions, from bush walks and game drives to spectacular helicopter trips. Don’t miss out on a visit to the nearby Masai community for a fascinating insight into the traditions and culture of the local people.
Stay: Three nights in a double tent at Sirikoi – full board
Another flight takes you to one of the world’s most revered game watching regions – the Masai Mara. You’ll be staying at the heart of the Olare Orok Conservancy, sleeping under canvas in a luxury tented camp. As well as being one of the best places to see Kenya’s big cats, you can also expect encounters with spotted hyena, giraffe, gazelle, hippo and countless zebra and wildebeest. Bird watchers will have hundreds of species to look out for, whilst the thrilling Great Wildebeest Migration can also be observed here.
You’ll have a choice of how you follow the wildlife – from day and night drives to bush walks and balloon safaris. Is there any experience more unforgettable than soaring over huge herds of wildebeest grazing across the great expanse of the Masai Mara Game Reserve?
Stay: Three nights in a double tent at Mara Plains – full board
After the drama of the Mara comes the peace and serenity of Diani Beach and one of the finest villas on the Kenyan Coast. Those who wish to relax will find a picture-perfect beach to laze on as well as a stunning cliff-edge swimming pool.
On the other hand, those interested in keeping active will be delighted with the range of activities on offer. These include scuba diving, deep sea fishing and bird watching in the mangroves, whilst excursions to Funzi Island and Kisite Marine National Park can also be arranged.
Stay: Five nights at Alfajiri Beach Villa – full board
Nairobi - London
Flying back to Nairobi, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before heading to Nairobi International Airport in time to board your flight back to London Heathrow.
It was a complicated itinerary for 12 people and Tania got it spot on!- EM, South Africa, 2015