Mombasa and the coast


Along NyalI, Malindi Highway, Bamburi, Kenya

One of our top picks in Bamburi. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is in Mombasa on one of the longest beachfronts protected by the Mombasa Marine Park. It features 4 outdoor swimming pools, 3 restaurants and a beachside nightclub.


Each air-conditioned room at Whitesands offers ocean, pool and garden views. It comes equipped with a satellite TV a minibar and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bed is draped in mosquito nets.


Minazi Café serves a snack and kids menu while Lido Seafood Grill is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood and steak. Tulia Health Bar serves health meals and Cocos Beach Bar has an open-air nightclub.


Guests can enjoy a beauty treatment in the spa or have a good work out in the gym. A PADI diving center and a number of water sports are also available.


Free Wi-Fi is available and there is a floodlit tennis court for the more active guests. Excursions to Forte Jesus, Old Town, Elephant Tusks and Haller Park Bamburi can be arranged.

Hotel Rooms: 338

Mombasa and the coast


Nyali Beach Off Links Road, Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa, Kenya

One of our top picks in Mombasa. This ship-themed resort features spacious rooms with a balcony offering views of the lush gardens or Indian Ocean. It has a 24-hour front desk and an outdoor pool.


The air-conditioned rooms at Voyager Beach Resort are decorated in blue and white colors. Each comes with a ceiling fan and a small sitting area with a cable TV. All have a private bathroom with a shower.


Guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment programs including a ride across the 7 seas and acrobatic shows. They can also relax poolside or play board games in the game room. There is a playground for children.


Mombasa’s city center is 9.7 km from Voyager Beach Resorts. Moi International Airport is a 25 minute drive away, and a shuttle can be arranged upon request.


Hotel Rooms: 232, Hotel Chain: Heritage Kenya

Nairobi and Central Kenya


Situated in Nairobi’s central business district, Hilton Nairobi offers luxurious accommodation a mere 5-minutes’ walk from Kenyatta International Convention Centre. It features spa facilities, 5 dining outlets and a heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers.


The guest rooms at the Hilton Nairobi are bright and airy, and feature authentic décor. They feature a flat-screen LED cable TV, a seating area with armchairs and a bathroom with luxury toiletries. Tea-and-coffee-making facilities are included. Some rooms offer views of the city or pool and some have a spacious patio. Guests also have a choice of executive rooms located on higher floors of the tower which provide for exclusive access to the Executive Lounge offering complimentary breakfast and refreshments throughout the day.


The Traveller’s Restaurant serves a fusion of continental cuisine and is decorated with leather suitcases and traveling accessories to resemble an old-fashioned train. There is also the Sale E Pepe Restaurant, which specializes in Italian gourmet dishes. Snacks and barbecues are available at the outdoor pool restaurant and bar. Guests can indulge in cakes, pastries and brewed coffee at Café American.


The hotel has stylishly furnished banquet rooms, an elegant ballroom and also features a state of the art board room ideal for executive meetings. Leisure options offered by the hotel include a modern health club with personal trainers, aerobic and Zumba classes, a heated outdoor pool, sauna and therapeutic massages.


The 24 hour front desk staff can arrange an airport shuttle to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, which is a 25-minutes drive from the hotel. Nairobi National Park is 23 km away. If you are visiting over a weekend, check out the Masai Open Air Craft Market, 2-minutes’ walk from the Hilton Nairobi.

Hotel Rooms: 287, Hotel Chain: Hilton Hotels & Resorts


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Virungas and Northern Rwanda, Rwanda

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes, through the mountainous forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Seeing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat is one of the world’s most thrilling wildlife experiences.

Trekking up the steep-sides of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park to stand face to face with a mountain gorilla is unforgettable and one of Africa’s great wildlife encounters. Watch as they lounge in the vegetation, eating bamboo shoots or forage for stinging nettles, with uncannily human movements. Youngsters play chase in a clearing, and babies clamber on their mother’s back, providing endless photographic opportunities. The trek to reach the gorillas can take anywhere from an hour to up to five hours, the duration depending on time of year and which gorilla group you have been allocated to visit. The lower slopes change from farmland to dense bamboo forest, moving through to stinging nettles and into lush rainforest vegetation. More often than not you are not on a set trail, instead following the guide through untouched forest, sometimes clambering over fallen tree trunks, all heightening the sense of adventure and anticipation. You are permitted one precious hour with these fascinating apes and this time flies by! Soon you’ll be returning back to your lodge, filled with a lifetime worth of stories and memories of this incredible experience.

Gorilla permits cost $750 per person and specific gorilla groups cannot be pre-booked, rather the park rangers choose which group you will see on the day.

There are strict gorilla tracking rules which include a maximum number of 8 visitors may visit a group of habituated mountain gorillas in a day. This minimizes behavioural disturbance to the gorillas and the risk of their exposure to human-borne diseases. There is also a minimum age requirement of 15. People are also not allowed to trek the gorillas if they are at all sick.


Kigali and Central Rwanda, Rwanda

Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum should be on everybody’s must-do list when in the area. The memorial is a haunting but stark journey through one of the most savage genocides in history, that took place in this tiny, landlocked country.

This incredible Memorial Centre takes you through the story of what happened with enormous visual and emotional impact. It was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. It is a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives in the genocide. The Centre includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994. Upstairs there is a room dedicated to the children of the genocide which cannot fail to move you and then there is an exhibition room covering other World Genocides. An experience that is exceptionally moving and a valuable insight into the atrocities that occurred, it takes you through the entire period, giving you a complete insight into the genocide in 1994 and the whole lead up to it, right from when the Belgians created the Tutsi and Hutu territories in 1918. This memorial centre is a true testament to how the country has recovered in the last 20 years.




Selous and Southern Tanzania, Tanzania

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of a walking safari and Ruaha National Park is a prime spot for exploring on foot.

Set off with your expert safari guide, tracking wildlife by their footprints, watching for marks on trees and plants. Take in the minute details, such as a caterpillar crossing the path, or stop to admire a honeyguide bird as it skips through the trees. Being out on foot offers you the opportunity to quietly take in your surroundings, and see the wildlife on their terms. Warthogs won’t scarper as far, impala may snort and run but then turn to look you in the eye – in every way this is different to being on a game drive.


Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island’s coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.

The image of a dhow sailing across the sunset is a typical postcard scene, and these simple wooden sailboats are dotted along the coastline of Zanzibar. These boats have been used since the 18th century, and are still used now, both as a tourist activity offering tours around the island, and as a source of local transport.

Whilst it is easy to find a dhow trip around Zanzibar, the best route to take is to the north of Zanzibar to visit the small island of Mnemba, to view its beautiful untouched and secluded coast.


Zanzibar and the Coast, Tanzania

Feel like Robinson Crusoe as you spend the day exploring the small islands and sandbanks surrounding Zanzibar’s main island on this blue safari. Remote and secluded, enjoy a day on desert islands, complete with seafood picnic!

Venture out around Zanzibar on a traditional Tanzanian dhow boat, and explore the tiny islands and sandbanks of the archipelago. These islands are unspoilt, with pristine white sands and azure blue waters, just waiting to be explored. Spend time sailing the Indian Ocean before diving in to explore underwater with a spot of snorkelling. Relax and unwind on a spotless beach and tuck in to a delicious picnic made with some of Zanzibar’s best produce – freshly-caught seafood. At the end of the day you will leave this idyllic paradise with truly unforgettable memories.


Selous and Southern Tanzania, Tanzania

Get up close and personal with the hippos in the Selous’ mighty rivers and lakes on a boat safari, perfect in the late afternoons when the wildlife often comes to the shore to drink.

Part of the magic of the Selous is the ability to get out on the water, enjoying the wildlife from a totally different perspective. Watch elephants splashing around to cool off, giraffes bending precariously to take a sip and birds return to their nests to roost for the evening as the sun starts to drop. Perhaps take a fishing rod and try your luck at catching a tiger fish. As the afternoon wears on, find a quiet spot to enjoy a sundowner, listening to the fish eagles calling across the water.


Lake Tanganyika and Western Tanzania, Tanzania

Hiking through the verdant forest in the Mahale mountains in search of chimpanzees is a heart-racing experience. Watch as these primate cousins stop to groom, eat and build nests in their natural habitat, accompanied by an expert guide.

Begin your trek at the sandy shores of Africa’s deepest lake, Tanganyika and follow your guide through the forest paths up into the Mahale mountains. Wind your way through ancient trees and keep an ear out for distant whoops of the chimpanzees, or cracking branches as they dash through the canopy. You will follow a set trail but it can be steep at times and slippery underfoot, so you’ll need a sense of humour and a good pair of walking shoes. The guides and researchers here know every chimpanzee by name and will tell you about their history and where they fit into the social hierarchy in their troop. You will spend one precious hour with these fascinating creatures, watching them interact, groom one another, carry young ones on their backs and foraging for food. The time flies by so soak up every minute of your time with the chimpanzees before triumphantly returning back to Greystoke to spend the rest of the day.


Zanzibar and the Coast, Tanzania

Located off the eastern coast of Africa, in the warm and clear Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is home to some great diving locations. Head to the tiny atolls off the north coast of Zanzibar, or take a trip to its neighbouring island of Pemba.

With several tiny islands off its shores, it can be argued that when scuba diving, it is best to go to the northern Coast, in which the tiny atoll of Mnemba has varied species of tropical fish across its reefs.

Head further north to the untouched island of Pemba, in which diving experts describe as one of the best diving locations in east Africa. Accessed from Zanzibar by boat, the Pemba channel, and the area surrounding Pemba’s western coast has over 320 coral reef species; twice the amount of any other diving location in this region.

The tiny sand atoll Mesali can be found within the Pemba channel, and it is advised to dive here during an incoming tide, to make the most of clearer waters and to increase the chances of seeing bigger pelagic fish. On the island of Pemba, the Fundu Lagoon is a relaxed boutique hotel with a professional team of PADI qualified instructors, all with specific local knowledge of the Mesali and waters surrounding Pemba. Whilst it is a perfect all year round destination, it may be worth considering timing your visit between November to April when Sharks migrate through the Pemba channel. Throughout the coastline of Zanzibar, most hotels will offer to arrange scuba diving expeditions and training with additional costs, and it will be easy to access the beautiful and untouched Pemba island.


Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Harder to predict than the Great Migration, the Flamingo migration is equally incredible to witness as they descend on Lake Manyara in their thousands. An amazing photo opportunity or simply the chance to witness these spectacular birds in their element.

Set out from your camp to either enjoy sundowners or coffee on the shore of Lake Manyara in Northern Tanzania whilst watching the sun rise or set over the thousands of blush-coloured birds, or alternatively put on some rubber boots and go wading through the mud among them. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for these beautiful birds that roam the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands during the wet season. There are more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the park so it is a huge favourite with keen birders who can expect to see upwards of 100 different species on any one day.


Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Head to Singita Grumeti Reserve in Northern Tanzania and try the new ”Singita Explore”. This new mobile safari experience is situated in one of the most pristine wilderness areas of the world and offers an exclusive camp with spectacular game-viewing.

The mighty Singita Grumeti Reserve covers an area of over 340,000 acres of fantastic game-viewing land – larger than the entire Maasai Mara reserve. In this exclusive and private enclave, there are just three lodges – and the brand new Singita Explore Tented Camp.

The camp is luxuriously and thoughtfully designed, and will be created a day before your arrival. The idea of this temporary camp is to embrace an authentic safari experience with tented rooms, spirit lanterns and dining outside under the stars while the African night draws in. There are seven camping sites around this vast reserve, each selected for its privacy, beauty and game concentrations. Guests can choose to move their camp between these sites in order to give the ultimate game experience while retaining an authentic mobile safari experience or simply stay for a couple of nights in one bush location.

Although this is a tented safari experience, Singita’s commitment to luxury and comfort is evident throughout – the tents are beautifully appointed using traditional African decor and have every comfort catered for including en-suite bathrooms. The cuisine at camp is delicious and freshly prepared each day, using locally sourced ingredients, and meals are taken under the vast African sky.

Guests can choose to start at one of the Singita Grumeti lodges, then head out into the bush to experience this mobile safari, and then end with a luxurious stay at another of Singita’s premier lodges. With the emphasis on returning to the wild, free of the stresses and strains of modern life, we feel that a combination of these exclusive and luxurious lodges and camps will give you a wonderful overview of the Serengeti.


Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Explore the dormant volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater in a safari vehicle – this is a unique location for a game drive and the dramatic scenery really adds to the magic.

The Ngorongoro Crater has an abundance of wildlife which is well protected and which rarely leave the steep-sided walls of the crater itself. This means the concentrations of game here are particularly impressive, with good populations of lion, elephant, zebra, buffalo as well as cheetah and leopard. Most sought-after are the resident black rhino – this is your best chance to see these gentle giants in Northern Tanzania, so keep your binoculars handy and eyes trained to try to find them.


Selous and Southern Tanzania, Tanzania

Follow your guide on foot as you explore the Selous, focusing on the smaller details that make up the ecosystem which you often miss on a game drive.

We recommend walking in the morning to make the most of the early morning light. Look for tracks of animals who have passed near to camp overnight as you explore the area with your guide. Stop to admire the birdlife and listen to their calls, watch as warthogs trot past with tails held high like aerials, and learn how the whistling thorn acacia defends itself from grazing antelopes. You may encounter a giraffe or herd of elephants, which feels entirely different to watching from the comfort and security of a safari vehicle. Exploring on foot slows you down, lets you listen to the sounds and breathe in the smells and is an opportunity not to missed as part of your safari here.


Zanzibar and the Coast, Tanzania

With the Spice Islands named as they are you cannot visit this particular part of the world and not delve into its history by taking a Spice Tour on the island.

Zanzibar’s history would not be the same without the cloves, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg and other spices which have given rise to its name. Its involvement with these incredible spices dates back to the 16th century when the islands became such a crucial stopping point on the trade routes for spices. Your tour can take you through villages and spice plantations allowing you to watch as spice farm workers climb trees seeking specific plants and letting you experience the whole process first hand.


Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it’s easy to see why.

With big cats aplenty, giraffes towering above the plains, hippos wallowing in muddy pools and buffalo snorting and chomping on the grasslands, there’s never a dull moment in the Serengeti. The savannah stretches seemingly endlessly into the distance, dotted with flat topped acacia trees, elephants roaming and herds of wildebeest zig-zagging their way in search of fresh grass. Game drives here are best in the early hours of the morning and late afternoon, when the wildlife is most active and the light is best for photography. During the heat of the day you will typically return to your camp for lunch and a siesta, or travel to a different area for your afternoon safari. No matter the time of year, it would be hard to be disappointed by the breathtaking scenery and diversity of wildlife here.


Serengeti National Park

Soar over the Serengeti’s savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you and finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti adds a totally different perspective to your safari. Take in the aerial views and appreciate the sheer expanse of the park, watching as the first rays of sun burn off the morning mist beneath you. Watch as hippos splash in the rivers below and giraffes strut towards their acacia tree breakfasts. At the right time of year, you may even catch a glimpse of the migration herds from above which is truly unforgettable. Upon landing you will be served with a sumptuous champagne breakfast in the bush, to set you up for the rest of your day on safari. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or honeymoon, or simply want to treat yourself, this is a once in a lifetime experience.




Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Embark on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel through the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular safari destination in Uganda, spanning the equator and home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Head out on the water for the opportunity to see hippos yawning in the water and a huge variety of water birds, as well as plenty of wildlife visiting the water to drink. Witness fauna such as buffalo, elephant, zebra, topi, water buck, reed buck, bush buck, swamp antelope, mongoose, duiker, spotted hyena, warthog and forest hog.


Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Take a boat trip on Lake Mburo in the Lake Mburo National Park, Western Uganda. These have to be booked in advance with the lodge but provide guests with a brilliantly unique way of viewing game.

Need to be booked in advance but a boat trip on Lake Mburo is great fun. Hippos and crocodile are aplenty and with any luck you might see a leopard coming down to the lake to drink. Trips take approximately 2 hours and can make a nice change from game drives in safari vehicles.


Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Kyambura Gorge, also known as the ‘Valley of Apes’, is the only place in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the south-west of Uganda, where you can go chimpanzee trekking, in an incredible tropical-rainforest setting right by the Equator line.

The Kyambura Gorge is home to a wide diversity of wildlife, including the only chimpanzees within the Queen Elizabeth National Park. It took a two-year process for the chimpanzees to become familiar with humans and continue their daily activities around them so now visitors can trek through this incredibly tropical forest and watch them in their natural habitat. Sadly reports state that there are only sixteen remaining chimpanzees in this impressive valley that is approximately 1km across and about 100 metres deep. There are also plenty of other primates including red-tailed monkey, black-and-white-colobus, baboon and vervet monkey.


Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Embark on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park.

Climb up into a 4WD safari vehicle and head off into the Queen Elizabeth National Park for exhilarating game drives tracking elephants, buffaloes, lion, antelope and many other types of wildlife. With over 95 mammal species and around 612 species of birds, this park of bushy grassland, acacia woodland, lake, swamp vegetation and forest grassland has all the variety you could ask for. The tracks that go through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed game sightings of buffalo, antelope, elephant, warthog and baboons. With your experienced guide you can also track prides of lion or maybe the elusive leopard on your morning or evening game drives.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of visits to Uganda, to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

The Mountain Gorillas in Uganda cannot be seen in any zoo anywhere in the world due to their endangered status and inability to survive in captivity. They can only be found in the wild in Africa, in the mountains straddling Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. There are only about 786 mountain gorillas left in the world and about half of them can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Mountain Gorillas still seem to many an almost mythical species, not known about by humans until 1902. To be able to go and trek through this impressive mountain wilderness in search of these amazing creatures is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done all year round although most people tend to go from June to September or December to February in order to avoid the rainy seasons.

There are strict gorilla tracking rules which include a maximum number of 8 visitors may visit a group of habituated mountain gorillas in a day. This minimizes behavioural disturbance to the gorillas and the risk of their exposure to human-borne diseases. There is also a minimum age requirement of 15. People are also not allowed to trek the gorillas if they are at all sick.


Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Soar over Queen Elizabeth National Park in your very own hot air balloon, taking in the incredible morning views of this diverse park. Spot wildlife from above, then return to land for a tasty bush breakfast.

Take off from the northern park gate for an early morning hot air balloon safari. Survey the magnificent Queen Elizabeth National Park as it spreads out below you, and experience safari from a unique perspective. After marvelling at the spectacular views, return to land and enjoy a private bush breakfast.

By special request, hot air ballooning is available in Ishasha, in the southern area of the park.


Murchison Falls, Uganda

Hike to the top of Murchison Falls for a spectacular view of the Nile, its rapids, and the immense force of the water being pushed through the falls. Survey the river after its exciting journey, now calm and tranquil on its way to the Lake Albert Delta.

For a different perspective, visit the top of Murchison Falls, and watch as the Nile is forced through this narrow gap in the rocks. For those looking for even more adventure, it is also possible to hike down the side of the gorge, a hot and steep trek, but ultimately worthwhile for the incredible views you will be rewarded with!




Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya

Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.

There is no other way that you can see big game and interact with wild animals that is like being on a riding safari. The camps endeavour to provide exceptional experiences that are exhilarating whilst being safe and fun. You will always be accompanied by a guide who will be very experienced and knowledgeable about riding in the bush. Each exciting day in the saddle will bring you new adventures, riding across open plains dotted with broad Umbrella Acacias with views that stretch for miles. The plains will reveal hundreds of delights and you might be lucky enough to enjoy a gallop alongside some giraffe, zebra or wildebeest. This is an area teeming with wildlife and you will be right in the middle of it all.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Follow in David Attenborough’s footsteps and experience something truly unique during your stay at Lewa by bottle feeding an orphaned baby black rhino.

The number of black rhino in Africa has declined drastically over the last decade and Lewa is doing all it can to increase the black rhino population in Kenya. This includes rearing orphaned baby black rhino by hand before they are re-introduced to the wild. If you are lucky enough during your stay at Lewa, you can do your bit to save one of the world’s most endangered animals and bottle feed one of the baby rhinos.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

For a real adrenaline driven adventure take a buggy or quad bike out on safari and explore areas game vehicles cannot.

Doing a safari in a buggy or a quad bike can be the most exciting way to explore the bush. Putting you right in the thick of it your buggy or quad bike can take you along tiny tracks that the standard game viewing vehicles cannot use and you can visit ‘singing wells’ in the remote Northern rangelands, find a remote picnic spot by a riverbed with seasonal pools or simply drive for miles and miles across the game reserve letting the dust rise up in your wake.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

For an African safari adventure spend a night fly camping in the bush under a cosy blanket and a roof of a thousand stars while the sounds of the bush lull you into a deep sleep.

After a sumptuous dinner around the campfire you will settle down for the night on a cosy bedroll with only a mosquito net between you and the African bush. As the fire turns to glowing embers the stars come out in their thousands. Awake the next morning to the spectacular African sunrise and a hot cup of coffee.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

If you want to try something really different during your holiday then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.

Due to the remote location of the lake, you are pretty much guaranteed total seclusion and privacy when fishing. Lake Rutundu is stocked with rainbow trout and fishing can also be organised at Lake Alice, a two hour walk further up Mount Kenya. The fishing is fly only and the average catch is 3-4lbs with larger trout reaching up to 6lbs and catch and release is encouraged. You will helicopter up to these striking freshwater lakes up Mount Kenya, from where you can fish away in lakes teaming with trout whilst enjoying the most incredible scenery and views.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.

Head out on day and night game drives to experience an unforgettable safari experience framed by Mount Kenya. Lewa gives visitors a very good opportunity to spot the famous Big Five: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and black rhino. Alongside this spot the critically endangered white rhino and Grevy’s Zebra – a demonstration of 21st century conservation in action.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4×4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.

Morning and evening game drives are a great way to cover distance across this fascinating environment. Game drives in the Mara ecosystem will always throw up exciting and surprising sightings, the experience early in the morning is very different to that as evening closes in, so no two game-drives will be the same.

Your guide will use his knowledge and experience to ensure your safari is as memorable as it can be, spotting leopards slinking through the bush, and pausing in beautiful locations for bush breakfasts or sun-downer drinks: as adept at reading a track as they are at mixing a gin and tonic!


Nairobi and Central Kenya, Kenya

If you have the time whilst in Nairobi, a visit to the Giraffe Centre is a must. Located in the leafy suburb of Karen, the centre is an educational and interactive experience. A unique opportunity to witness giraffe from very close quarters.

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile an American citizen. Jock’s extraordinary vision of creating an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild giraffes resulted in the present day Giraffe Centre that has become a world famous Nature Education Centre.

The mission of AFEW is to promote sustainable environmental conservation through education for the youth in Kenya, with a vision to create a Kenyan population living sustainably and in harmony with nature. A visit to the Giraffe Centre is an educational and rewarding experience, the highlight of most visits being the opportunity to feed the Rothschild’s Giraffes by hand from the raised observation decks.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Experience a different kind of safari and take a pack trip out into the Lewa Conservancy on the back of a camel.

Each camel safari is unique depending on what the guests want and the routes taken. The safaris can range from three days to two weeks and will take you through some of Kenya’s most wild and un-spoilt areas. Head through Il N’gwesi with its extensive landscapes and plentiful wildlife before heading further North and into the wild mountains of Mathew’s Range. This is mainly a walking safari with the camels carrying supplies but riding the camels is available when the terrain allows. You do not have to be immensely fit, all you need is a sense of adventure.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.

A typical balloon safari will depart at dawn (usually 6.15am) and will take you over the Maasai Mara as the sun rises over the plains and casts a spectacular light over the scenery below you. It is a unique way to view the wildlife and your experienced pilot can control the altitude of the balloon so you can soar above the Mara or skim the treetops below you.


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Explore this spectacular landscape on mountain bike. The silence and off-road abilities of the bike allow you to get right up close to big game.

Without the confines of a vehicle around you the African bush has never seemed so exciting. Like riding safaris, a mountain bike one offers you the fabulous combination of up-close immersion in the bush and the ability to cover more ground than you would if exploring on foot. It’s also a wonderful way to burn off the endless amounts of delicious food provided by the lodge!


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

A scenic flight is the ultimate way to enjoy Kenya’s spectacular landscapes, whether by helicopter or in the wonderful Waco bi-plane, it is an experience of a lifetime.

Only by flying low across the physically diverse wilderness can one truly appreciate the scale of Kenya’s beauty and solitude. The most simple and unforgettable way to travel either as a scenic flight or between safari lodges in Kenya is by air, with Tropic Air’s knowledgeable pilots and well-maintained aircraft.

Tropic Air was started by Jamie Roberts in the mid 1990s and is now a well-established charter company operating between lodges and camps within eastern, central and southern Africa. Tropic Air offers adventure travel in either fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter, giving you a bird’s eye view of a scenically spectacular continent.

Jamie can take 2 passengers on an exhilarating flight in the Waco, a bi-plane reminiscent of Denys Finch-Hatton’s early flying experiences in ‘Out of Africa’. Go for a breath-taking flight around the 17,000ft peaks of Mt. Kenya, and see what game you can spot from the air. For a sneak


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Tandem paragliding from Borana.

A new and exhilarating experience to enjoy from Borana this season. The most exciting way to see Borana and the beautiful landscape. It is the perfect paragliding site which has become a firm favourite with everyone in the area and is the most thrilling, authentic and unique way to encounter Kenya’s wildlife and get the best views of the wilderness.


Nairobi and Central Kenya, Kenya

Founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Experience a visit to the Orphans’ Project in the Nairobi suburb of Karen.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is headquartered in the leafy suburb Karen. Here visitors will find the Orphans’ Project, a programme at the heart of the trust. To date 150 infant elephants have been hand-raised and successfully returned to the wild herds of Tsavo National Park.

Take a visit to the trust, morning or afternoon to find more about the remarkable work of this charitable organisation, interact with the orphaned elephant and rhinos and perhaps contribute to the work through fostering one of the orphans.

This is the trust’s mission statement:

“The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.”


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.

Between July and October the Maasai Mara plays host to the great spectacle that is the wildebeest migration. The vast herds move north from the Serengeti in search of the rich grasses of the Mara plains. A movement of millions of animals, made up in main by wildebeest, but accompanied by zebra, gazelle, hartebeest, eland and a myriad of other bird, insect and mammal species, including the large carnivores.

The iconic image of the migration is the intensity seen on the banks of the Mara River. Great groups of wildebeest and zebra congregate to cross the river, a battle of wills, who will be first to launch into the fast flowing water with its hidden dangers and lurking crocodiles. This is one of the most dramatic events in the animal kingdom, it is raw nature and can be brutal to witness, so be warned!


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4×4 and accompanied by your professional safari guide begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.

If you have never experienced it before, heading out on foot can be a revolutionary experience, some visitors will not want to experience safari any other way afterwards. Walking enables you the opportunity to move quietly through the bush, to pick up on the smallest of sounds – the alarm call of baboons as a leopard shifts position, the chatter of an ox-pecker giving the warning of nearby big game. Focus on the tracks, interpret them and build the bigger picture. Learn about the trap set by an ant lion, and move quietly up to feeding elephant bulls for a totally different perspective on the largest inhabitant of the African bush!


Laikipia and Northern Kenya, Kenya

Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.

Concentrate on the smaller details of the bush, the all-important components that make up this fascinating and complex ecosystem. Being on foot gives you an opportunity to take your time and tune your senses to the sounds, sights and smells. Trust in the expertise and professionalism of your guide to get you safely into some excellent sightings with big game.


Rift Valley

Take an engine boat from any of the lodges along the shores and enjoy the hippos and birdlife in the backdrop of the magnificent Mt. Longonot.

Crescent Island is a private Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. The island is a submerged rim of a volcanic crater and here, you can walk among the yellow barked “fever trees” with the possibility of seeing various animals.

Visitors can enjoy the wildlife and tranquil environment. Animals you may see are giraffe, zebra, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, waterbuck, eland, and a great many bird species.The huge fish eagle with it’s distinctive cry is common to the area.

Boat trips on the lake are widely available, and is a great way to spend an afternoon or morning.

Sunsets are always stunning, with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Visitors to the village get an insight into the vibrant and still traditional way of life of the Maasai. Learn about the medicinal plants that grow here, the importance of cattle and the stages of life through which all Maasai pass, from young boy or girl to respected elder.

Accompanied by an experienced Maasai guide you are invited to visit the village which is built along traditional lines; complete with cattle enclosure, outer palisade and mud and cow dung huts. Meet the elders, their wives and families and learn about the social structure of the homestead, the role of women in their society and many more aspects of their daily life. Interaction and discussion is encouraged, so whether the ladies are building a hut, the warriors are dancing or making fire with stones and sticks, guests are free to join in.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

Walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe. There is an opportunity to plant a tree, leaving a positive mark in Africa. A nature walk will guide you into a complete sense of connection and appreciation for even the smallest things in nature. Our naturalist shares his intimate knowledge of the surrounding environment and how many of the trees and plants are used for medicinal purposes. Watch the hippos, learn to identify the birds from their song, listen for and see small animals as they rustle through the trees, stop and learn about insects and even the fascinating system ants have, to build and maintain their ant-hills. Your guide will also point out animal signs which are everywhere, but not that easily noticed.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

As the afternoon game drive comes to an end, drive to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains. Drinks are served as you take in the beauty of the rapid sunset coloring the acacia dotted plains and transforming the world in a matter of minutes. Enjoy the warmth of the fire and discuss the day’s adventures as waiters serve canapés and a selection of drinks, with the spectacular setting sun in the horizon.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally love in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner.

A private and secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the African bush. As the sun swiftly sinks, the setting is illuminated by a magnificent log fire and at full moon the set glows with almost luminescent silver light. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants with dainty wild flower arrangements that grace starched white table linen. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as guests relax and absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

When in the Maasai Mara, you may fly by light aircraft to Lake Victoria and enjoy a full English breakfast on arrival at the islands of either Mfangano or Rusinga. Try fishing for the legendary giant Nile perch, explore the myriad of tiny islands or stop at a traditional fishing village and see how the villagers live from day to day.

Lake Victoria is a spectacular sight, it is Africa’s largest lake and the world’s second widest freshwater lake. Birdlife is abundant and includes the spectacular fish eagles which can be seen perching high in the treetops or dramatically swooping across the lake as they capture fish in their fiery talons. An experienced and knowledgeable fisherman captains each boat as you head out into the lake in search of the legendary giant Nile perch found in these waters -Nile perch weighing over 150 lb are regularly caught. Stop at a traditional fishing village before returning to the airstrip for your flight back to the Mara.


Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya

A flight of a lifetime in a bi-plane of the golden era, with all the mod cons, performance and safety requirements of a modern aircraft. This open cock-pit aircraft can carry 2 passengers side-by-side whilst the pilot fly’s from the rear. The hour long flight is a dream ride in the Finch-Hatton tradition. These popular bi-planes were originally manufactured in the 1920’s and 30’s by Weaver Aircraft Company hence the rather odd name Waco. The new Jacobs engine has been given J.A.R approval, and passes the stringent European noise abatement laws. Waco have a beautiful leather interior, the best music intercom system and a 3-way camera system that will enable passengers to take this once-in-a-life-time flying experience home.

Prices on request, based on availability.

Kenya & tanzania


12 Nights Nairobi, Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro


Program at a glance

DAY 01 FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL, NAIROBI Bed and breakfast Airport transfer
DAY 02 FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL , NAIROBI Bed and breakfast Full day in Nairobi for excursions.


Package Afternoon gamedrive


Package Morning and afternoon gamedrives
DAY 05 FAIRMONT MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB Fullboard Afternoon at Leisure.
DAY 06 FAIRMONT MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB Fullboard Full day to enjoy the Resort’s facilities.
DAY 07 & BEYOND BATELEUR CAMP, MAASAI MARA Fully inclusive Afternoon gamedrive
DAY 08 & BEYOND BATELEUR CAMP MAASAI MARA Fully inclusive Morning & afternoon gamedrives
DAY 09 & BEYOND GRUMETI SERENGETI TENTED CAMP Fully inclusive Afternoon gamedrive.
DAY 10 & BEYOND GRUMETI SERENGETI TENTED CAMP Fully inclusive Morning and afternoon gamedrives.
DAY 11 & BEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE Fully inclusive Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 12 & BEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE Fully inclusive Full day crater tour.
DAY 13 FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL (Dayroom) then DEPART. Airport transfer.


Program in detail
Upon arrival in the Kenyan capital, you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, where most—if not all—of those potentates and royals stayed, dined, and chummed around before setting out on safari.
Overnight at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel


After breakfast tour the famous Dapne Sheldrick ophanage then over to the Giraffe Centre for some interspecies camaraderie, and visit the former home of Karen Blixen, author—writing as Isak Dinesen— of Out of Africa, one of the most evocative books ever written about any earthly place. Later driven back to your hotel.
Overnight at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

We fly south this morning over the Athi Plains to the natural wonderland of Amboseli National Park. Mount Kilimanjaro, the still-glaciated monarch of Africa, presides over Amboseli, thrusting three dizzying miles above the park’s grasslands. As Peter Matthiessen wrote in The Tree Where Man Was Born, “A snow peak in the tropics draws the heart to a fine shimmering painful point of joy.”
Tortilis Camp is our base for game drives in this almost incomparably rich animal kingdom. Our spacious, luxuriously furnished, thatch-covered tents nestle under the huge and reposeful Tortilis acacia trees from which the camp takes its name. Unwinding on our veranda, we might, like Isak Dinesen, watch a parade of elephants “pacing along as if they had an appointment at the end of the world.”
Dinner and overnight at Tortilis Camp

Today we’ll fly through Nairobi and up North to Mt. Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki.
For the past 50-odd years (ever since actor William Holden and some of his hunting buddies founded it), the Mount Kenya Safari Club—now part of the Fairmont collection—has been a magnet for just about every safariing nabob.
Along with stunning views of Mount Kenya, the club offers tennis; trout fishing; croquet; horsebacking; walking in gardens bubbling with exuberant tropical flowers; visits to nearby game reserves; and some of the most satisfying dining in either hemisphere (the club straddles the equator and so occupies both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres at a salutary 7,000 feet above sea level).
Dinner and overnight at Mt. Kenya Safari Club

This morning we’ll fly over the planetary rumple of the Great Rift Valley—it makes “the Grand Canyon look like a line scratched with a toothpick,” John Gunther wrote in Inside Africa—to the Maasai Mara, the northern sector of the bigger-than-Belgium Serengeti–Maasai Mara ecosystem, unquestionably the earth’s greatest haven for large mammals, more than 70 species of which go about their business in the oceanic Serengeti–Maasai Mara grasslands.
Enjoy the luxurious Bateleur Camp and gamedrives throughout the Mara, make side trips to the Mara River and its tributaries for a gander at leviathan crocodiles and hippos.
Dinner and overnight at & Beyond Bateleur Camp

We fly to the Serengeti via Nairobi and Arusha, Tanzania. Three million or more large mammals—Elephants, cheetahs, gazelles by the gazillions, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes “floating across the plain” (thanks, Ms. Dinesen), lions, rhinos, and going on 60 more species— inhabit the great grassland, its riverine forests, and bustling, set-piece kopjes, rock islands that pop up from the plain.
We’ll spend our two Serengeti nights at the Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp.
Grumeti is a chic, 10-tent camp set along the banks of an oxbow lake, bustling with stunningly sizable crocs and hippos, always heftier than we remember. These are the kinds of African places that we love to introduce our guests to, places that seduce us into slowing down.
Dinner and overnight at Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

Today, after the sumptuous breakfast at the Grumeti Camp, you will betransferred to the nearby Grumeti Airstrip for your flight to Lake Manyara. You will be met at the Airstrip and transferred to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, perched on the rain-forested rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of our solar system’s greatest geographic ornaments.
Today one sees the Hippos with wonder, encircled by steep walls.” Indeed, meandering around the softly lush caldera floor, we may feel like Professor George Edward Challenger and Lord John Roxton in Arthur Conan Doyle’s thriller The Lost World. True, we won’t see any Aardonyxes or Zupaysauri, but—as we often say—once you’ve really looked at a rhino, or contemplated the gigantic unlikeliness of an elephant, your old sadness at never having seen a dinosaur will be lightened.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

We fly to the Nairobi via Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arrive in Nairobi where you will be transferred to your Hotel to freshen up before being transferred to the Airport for your flights back home.


Prices in USD
High season (June – March) –

Low season (April – June) –

• Arrival and departure Airport transfers in Nairobi.
• Bed & breakfast in Nairobi Hotel, full board accommodation while on safari with selected drinks.
• Safari in 4×4 Land cruisers with English speaking driver guides.
• All park entrance fees, game drives as indicated on the itinerary above.
• All domestic flights.
• All excursions and meals indicated in the itinerary.
• Flying doctor’s service.

• International flight tickets and visa cost.
• Travel and medical insurance.
• All items that are purely of a personal nature e.g. tips, porterage e.t.c.
• All other services not shown in “OUR PRICE INCLUDES” above.

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    Kenya & tanzania


    10 Nights Nairobi, Samburu, Ngorongoro and Maasai Mara


    Program at a glance;

    DAY 01 THE BOMA HOTEL, NAIROBI Bed and breakfast Airport transfer
    DAY 02 LARSEN’S CAMP, SAMBURU Ground package Afternoon gamedrive
    DAY 02 LARSEN’S CAMP, SAMBURU Ground package Morning and afternoon gamedrives
    DAY 03 LARSEN’S CAMP, SAMBURU Ground package Morning and afternoon gamedrives
    DAY 04 THE MANOR, NGORONGORO Ground package Evening at leisure
    DAY 05 THE MANOR, NGORONGORO Ground package Full day crater tour
    DAY 06 SANCTUARY OLONANA CAMP, MAASAI MARA Ground package Afternoon gamedrive
    DAY 07 SANCTUARY OLONANA CAMP, MAASAI MARA Ground package Morning and afternoon gamedrives
    DAY 08 SANCTUARY OLONANA CAMP, MAASAI MARA Ground package Morning and afternoon gamedrives
    DAY 09 DEPART Lunch Airport transfer


    Detailed itinerary;
    Upon arrival in the Kenyan capital, you’ll be met by our representative and after a short briefing, transferred to the The Boma Hotel, Nairobi.
    Overnight at The Boma Hotel.

    After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu National Reserve.
    Your Larsen’s Camp experience begins the moment you land at the Samburu Airstrip, climb into the awaiting landcruiser and your driver will chauffer you directly to Larsen’s. Leaving the hot, dry Samburu Game reserve behind, Larsen’s will welcome you into a cool, green oasis with a freshly-squeezed glass of mango juice and a personal greeting from your Larsen’s host.
    As a small luxury Hotels property, Larsen’s camp is a premier member of a collection of world class hotels and resorts. The prestigious association ensures you the ultimate experience of the highest quality. It is an experience that you can be proud of – Larsen’s Camp is part of the caring luxury initiative for responsible environmental, economic and social practices.
    As the balmy breeze brings peace and paradise and caries all else away, you will relax into the unique and exclusive resort.
    Larsen’s camp – Ground package

    Today we’ll fly through Nairobi and Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater, one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa.
    The Olduvai Gorge in the neighborhood is the site where some off Africa’s oldest hominid fossils were found. The Crater has one of the densest predator populations in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are to be found here.
    The Manor Ngorongoro – Ground package.

    This morning we’ll fly over the planetary rumple of the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara, the northern sector of the bigger-than-Belgium Serengeti–Maasai Mara ecosystem, unquestionably the earth’s greatest haven for large mammals, more than 70 species of which go about their business in the oceanic Serengeti–Maasai Mara grasslands.
    Enjoy the luxurious Olonana Camp and gamedrives throughout the Mara, make side trips to the Mara River and its tributaries for a gander at leviathan crocodiles and hippos.
    Sanctuary Olonana Camp – Ground package.

    We fly to the Nairobi using the morning flight. Arrive in Nairobi where you will be transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for lunch then to your Hotel to freshen up before being transferred to the Airport for your flights back home.


    Prices in US Dollars;

    High season – (July – March)

    Low season – (April – June)

    Price includes:
    • Transfers to/from Airport on arrival and departure date.
    • Park entrance fees where applicable.
    • Service of an English speaking driver guide.
    • Gamedrives based on open 4WD safari vehicles for game viewing.
    • Accommodation and all meals while on safari as per the itinerary.
    • Day room at The Boma Hotel for refreshment on last day.
    • Government taxes.
    • Flying Doctor’s service.
    • All domestic flights within Kenya and Tanzania as per the itinerary.

    • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
    • International flight into East Africa
    • Visa and any related fees
    • Tips to porters and drivers
    • All other extras not shown in “OUR PRICE INCLUDES” above.

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