With the wind whipping through our hair, we motor out of modern Nairobi and into chimpanzee country at the ancient foothills of Mount Kenya. The animal-studded plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy surround the van as we bump ever closer to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and Sweetwaters Serena Camp, a glamping site on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the 200-acre rhino and chimp sanctuary. Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp.
It’s location in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks makes Sweetwaters Serena Camp one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya.
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury.
Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.
Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.
- Camel Rides
- Health Spa
- Swimming Pool
- Recurve Target Archery
- Day/Night Game Drives
- Guided Bird Walks
- Bush Dining
- Sundowners at the Marsh View Point
- Ereri Manyatta Visits
- Team Building Activities
The breeze whispers through tall grasses, teasing the leaves of yellow acacia trees. Buffalo, zebras and giraffes populate the plains, but your eyes are riveted on the blue-green lake ahead. The rosy hues of the lake's shores are almost surreal, so pink they appear to be covered in a dusting of flower petals. Our approach solves the mystery, when we draw close enough to make out the thousands – or could it be tens of thousands? – of flamingos that fringe Lake Nakuru in a colourful optical illusion. An afternoon game drive introduces us to the park's other charms, which extend to white and black rhinos, lions, baboons, and at least 450 bird species. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya.
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.
- Health Spa
- Child Friendly
- Conference Facilities
- Wedding Facilities
- Honeymoon Facilities
- Game Drives
- Bush Breakfast/Dinners
Close your eyes and call to mind a vision of Africa. Do you see flattened plains, parched grasses, and orange earth? Long-necked giraffes, ivory-tusked elephants, and king lions? Fiery sunsets that set the world ablaze, painting inky animal profiles onto the horizon? This is the Africa of Maasai Mara, one of the world's most iconic and popular safari destinations... our destination. The Maasai Mara is named for and by the Maasai, the friendly people who inhabit the region. Mara, Maasai for "spotted," is an apt description of the reserve's indescribable beauty, solitary trees and cottony clouds that dot the landscape. Our afternoon game drive serves as an introduction to the reserve, but we have one goal in mind: Africa's big five. Scan the plains and tall grasses for African buffalo, bush elephants, black rhinos, leopards and lions, the fiercest and most dangerous game on the continent. Dinner and overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp.
Morning dawns over the Maasai Mara, sending a smattering of muted hues out onto the plains. We chase the sunrise on our morning game drive, in search of sleepy lions and heavy-lidded elephants. Young leopard cubs roughhouse in the early light. Giraffes reach for their leafy breakfasts. This is the Mara that few experience, when night transitions to day and nocturnal animals bid good morning to their sun-loving counterparts.
If you've timed your trip right, we'll also witness the Eighth Wonder of the World: the Great Migration. Every year, 750,000 zebras and millions of wildebeest thunder across Tanzania's Serengeti, beating a path onto the Maasai Mara. It is the largest land animal migration in the world, and the reverberation of these millions of hooves will echo in your memories for years to come. Dinner and overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp.
This uniquely situated luxury camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooks the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara, where vast herds of wildlife co-exist with the colourful Maasai people. Tipilikwani Mara Camp offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the African bush.
- Expert local Safari Guides
- 4WD open sided safari vehicles. A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
- Day game drives
- Bush breakfasts/dinners
- Picnic lunches
- Cultural visits
- Lectures on Maasai culture by resident naturalist.
- Entertainment by local Maasai warriors.
- FREE WIFI
The sunrise's muted hues poke through a solitary cloud, erupting in gold and copper beams that spotlight the savannah. The morning's optional hot air balloon safari takes us into the heavens, a birds-eye vantage point high above the sleepy grasslands. We watch the African bush awaken to another day: giraffes snatch at the morning's first leaves; zebras spring to attention; and a pair of rowdy lion cubs wrestle in the grass.
After breakfast, we return to Nairobi for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant, famed for its succulent game meats. In the evening, we fly to Kampala, Uganda. Overnight at Metropole Hotel.
Leaving Kampala very early, it's a full day’s drive through the beautiful Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. On the way, skirt the north-eastern shores of Lake Victoria, and climb into the mountainous south-western region of Uganda through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements. Expect to arrive at our picturesque accommodation on the edge of the forest in the late afternoon. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge.
Bwindi is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and a proclaimed World Heritage Site. Today, you will begin your early morning with gorilla trek in Bwindi, you will set off into the tangled and mist-shrouded forests with guides and trackers who are very experienced at locating the gorillas by finding the nest the family had used the previous night. The search for these majestic animals goes through thick untamed rainforest, where you’ll be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep undergrowth and it can be arduous at times. But when you come face to face with the gorillas for the first time, the trek there will be more than worth it, and watching gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime. After spending an hour with the gorillas we head back to the lodge for a late lunch and the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge.
Buhoma Lodge, a top quality and intimate property, commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. One of only two lodges situated within the National Park, we’re a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area. An elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining and spa facilities, offers a cosy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.
- Gorilla Trekking
- Buhoma Community Village Walk
- Batwa Tradition
- Bwindi Forest Walk
- Bird Watching
- Butterfly Watching
After breakfast you will depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector. In the afternoon enjoy the unique two hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This boat trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. The cruise offers excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing.
Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies 2000 sq km and is situated 440 km from Kampala. The park is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve for Humanity. The Park is constituted of tropical forest, green meadows, savannah, rivers, lakes and swamps. In terms of wildlife, you find lion, buffalo, leopard, giant forest hog, elephants, hippos, waterbucks, Topi, Uganda Kob, Bushbuck, baboons, chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'. To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
- Health Club
- Meeting + COnferences
- Swimming Pool
- Business Center
- Gift Shop
- Bar & Lounge
- Swimming Pool
Enjoy morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop which provides an excellent opportunities to see a variety of game.
Later proceed to Kibale National Park. In the afternoon, visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Kibale is a primate searchers dream. There are over 1,000 chimpanzees, and at least 6 monkey species - including the acrobatic red colobus and black-and-white colobus, and the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey. At Kibale, you will take a guided walk in search of chimpanzees. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.
Ndali Lodge is a fantastic traditional colonial lodge set in the stunning crater region of Western Uganda. Built of local stone and thatch, the 8 luxury bandas offer views over the dramatic Rwenzori Mountains; each banda is en-suite with a private veranda. The dining room and lounge offer relaxing views over the crater lake below. Ndali Lodge is set in a stunning location on the rim an extinct volcano which has now filled with water to become the breathtaking Lake Nyinambuga – 250 acres in size and 130 metres deep.
- Swimming Pool
- Sauna + Massages
- Guided Walks
- Spotting Birds
- Game Drives
Full day search of chimpanzees and 10 other primate. All meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Kampala. After lunch in Kampala, you will be at leisure to shop for souvenirs and tour the city, before transferring to the airport for your evening flight back to Nairobi.