Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will be picked up by your driver and transferred to Giraffe Manor.
Giraffe Manor is located in the leafy suburb of Karen in Nairobi. Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, it is only 20 kilometers from Nairobi city center. Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe.
Giraffe Manor offers you an unparalleled experience of the giraffes, with them vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door, and even your bedroom window. Giraffe Manor is also home to many characters including warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik, and more than 180 species of birds and has a striking view of the Ngong Hills.
Day 2: Full Day of Sightseeing in Nairobi
Enjoy an outing to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants delight guests as they feed and play. You will have the opportunity to adopt a baby elephant at the center and will be sent email updates about its survival and progress. You will also have a chance to visit the Giraffe Center, a breeding sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Finish your day with a delicious dinner at Talisman Restaurant.
Days 3-5: Sabuk
Fly to Sabuk, a private conservancy in Northern Kenya, and your home for the next three nights.
This beautiful unspoiled corner of Kenya offers uncrowded bush walks and exclusive access to wildlife, birds and plants with expert Samburu/Maasai guides who are especially good with children and families. Guests are also able to swim, tube and fish in the nearby river, as well as engage with the local community, learning crafts such as beading and making paper from elephant dung. Your stay here will be completely tailored to your interests and inclinations!
Days 6-8: Chyulu Hills
Campi Ya Kanzi
Fly by charter aircraft to Campi Ya Kanzi in the Chyulu Hills. Situated at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa, within view of the mighty Kilimanjaro, Campi Ya Kanzi is a luxury camp offering a first class wilderness adventure, amazing wildlife, and authentic immersion in Maasai culture. The lodge has been built in partnership with the Maasai community of the 280,000-acre Kuku Group Ranch. Campi ya Kanzi has a unique commitment to community development and environmental sustainability, engaging the local Maasai in benefiting from wilderness with thriving wildlife.
Activities on tap include game drives, walking safaris, birding, visits to the Maasai community, star gazing, scenic flights of Kilimanjaro, horseback riding, fly camping, and visits to neighboring Amboseli and East Tsavo National Parks.
Children can participate in special activities with the Maasai, learning to throw a spear, make bows and arrows, do beading and generally cross culturally engage in a very different tribal way of life.
Days 9-11: Maasai Mara
Finish your extraordinary family safari in the Maasai Mara.
The Maasai Mara eco-system is considered the ‘jewel’ of African wildlife experiences and nowhere on the continent can you find the same abundance and variety of wild animals. It is also a prime area for birders and hundreds of different bird species have been recorded. Encounter Africa’s Big Five and the most remarkable natural spectacle on Earth; the Great Migration. Revel in the teeming open plains and endless horizons alive with activity – the savannah and the river systems that support the highest density of predators and plains game on earth. Celebrate nature in all frames and forms on a soul-filling journey through classic Africa.
Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 74,000 acres. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations and the highly threatened African wild dog and black rhino.
Saruni Mara is an eco-friendly and community-oriented deluxe safari lodge in the Masai Mara. It is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa, accommodating just 18 guests. This gives the lodge an exclusive and intimate atmosphere.
The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the Africa’s most enthralling wilderness: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, and the northern corridor of the Great Migration. Guests can enjoy the Italian-inspired cuisine, exceptional service and being immersed in nature from their private verandah, the Maasai Wellbeing Space and the open lounge and dining area.
Day 12: Departure
Fly via scheduled air to Wilson Airport, where you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure.
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