In the Chyulu Hills the animals cruise across the landscape with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro standing majestically in the background. In the Masai Mara Game Reserve you’ll sleep under canvas in a traditional safari camp – with all the modern luxuries – and embark on daytime safaris and night drives to see nocturnal animals, nature walks through the bush with an experienced guide, horse rides and even balloon flights. Great Plains of Kenya is a grand way to view wildlife.
London – Nairobi
Fly out of Heathrow in the evening and your overnight flight will land you in Nairobi the following morning and a quick transfer takes you to your hotel where you can relax after your journey.
Stay: One night in a deluxe room at Ole Sereni.
Today a light aircraft flies you over the Kenyan bush to Ol Donyo airstrip. Then you’ll be transferred to your safari lodge, set in the heart of the Mbirikani Masai Group Ranch on the picturesque slopes of the Chyulu Hills. The lodge offers you unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro with its snowy peak, and unbeatable game watching.
Over 7000 animals consider Ol Donyo their home so you can expect to see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lions and leopard, gerenuk, rare fringe-eared oryx and even cheetah. You’ll go on day and night drives, horse rides and guided bush walks as well as a cultural visit to a local village. So make sure your camera’s battery is fully charged – especially as the photo opportunities also include capturing Masai wearing their full tribal dress.
Stay: Five nights in a pool room at Ol Donyo.
A flight from the airstrip will take you to one of the world’s most revered game watching regions – the Masai Mara. You’ll be staying in the Olare Orok Conservancy in a luxurious safari camp, sleeping under canvas on raised decks and the game you’ll observe includes large prides of lion, zebra and wildebeest and a wide range of herbivores.
You’ll also have a choice of how you follow the wildlife – you can go on day and night drives and even balloon safaris. Is there a more unforgettable experience than soaring over huge herds of wildebeest grazing across the great expanse of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, in a hot air balloon?
Stay: Three nights in a double tent at Mara Plains Camp.
Nairobi – London
This morning you’ll be collected and driven to Nairobi International Airport for your flight back to London, arriving at Heathrow in the afternoon.