Gaze across the endless plains of the mighty Maasai Mara, vist iconic Kilimanjaro & enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of the Kenyan coast
Day 1: Palacina Residence et Suites, Nairobi, Kenya
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Love Live Africa representative, who will transfer you to your hotel, Palacina Residences et Suites, where you will spend one night.
As a family-owned and family-run hotel, the Palacina Provides the ideal warm welcome to Kenya, with the core emphasis is on making guests feel at home during their stay in Nairobi in an atmosphere of understated elegance and warm hospitality. With 14 suites including 2 penthouses, the facilities include a swimming pool, fitness room, a spa and a small business centre
Day 2 & 3: Tawi Lodge, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
After enjoying an early breakfast before, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, you will be transferred by 4X4 vehicle to Tawi Lodge, where you will spend 2 nights, with a game drive en-route. In the afternoon, you will be able to admire the huge elephants of Amboseli and will return to the lodge for dinner, complete with a view of Kilimanjaro from the decking.
The second day in Amboseli will start early, with a morning trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro at its most beautiful. The rest of the day will be spent in the Lodge at leisure, with an afternoon game drive provided.
Info: Amboseli & Tawi Lodge
Each cottage in the lodge has its own wooden-deck veranda and a fabulous view of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, even seen from the comfort of your bed or your bathtub. Each cottage also has its own fireplace to add to the romanticism of the cottage and its setting. Excellent service and quality of food are complimented by the restaurant and bar’s location overlooking the plains and wetlands allow you to enjoy a cold sun-downer whilst watching wildlife gather in front to quench their thirst.
The community-run conservancy, together with African WildlifeFoundation, promotes and maintains a harmonious development for the wildlife and the Maasai people along the corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills. As a result of this careful land management, elephants are particularly abundant in Amboseli, as are the majority of indigenous wildlife. Amboseli is one of the best places for wildlife-viewing in the world because of the system of swamps passing through the park, which, in an area of low rainfall, draws wildlife from miles around who come to drink.
Day 4-7: Kicheche Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya
After an early breakfast, the Tawi Lodge representative will drive you to the airstrip for your flight to Nanyuki, with a short connection in Nairobi. Upon arrival at Nanyuki Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kicheche Camp, for 3 nights on a full-board basis. Lunch will be provided on arrival, along with dinner and a game-drive in the evening.
Over the next few days, you will be able to choose what activities you wish to carry out at Kicheche Camp, ranging from 4×4 photographic safaris, bush walks or interpretative game walks. There is also a Lion Tracking programme and the owners allow guestst to participate, helping to monitor the lions safety and habits. In addition, the Wildlife Educational Centre is interesting for both children and adults alike, and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary for orphaned chimps is an excellent venue to observe the animals and learn about the perils facing chimpanzees in the wild.
Info: Ol Pejeta Conservancy & Kicheche Camp
Ol Pejeta is a private Conservancy, set between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent, snow-capped Mount Kenya, offering 90,000 acres of wilderness and an incredibly uncrowded environment to enjoy quality game viewing. The Conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plentiful plains game. There are also a number of rarer Northern species such as Grevys Zebra, Jacksons Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. There are on-going research programmes on the Conservancy, such as on predators, community health and development, as well as on eco-tourism. Visitors can be taken on visits to schools, medical dispensaries and water projects.
Kicheche Camp is made up only 6 luxury tents provide a romantic and intimate hideaway from which to see nature at its most authentic. Dining is al-fresco, in the midst of the park, with armed rangers and experienced guides in the camp the entire time, making it extremely safe.
Day 7-10: Kilima Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
After breakfast, you will be driven to Nanyuki Airstrip for a flight to Maasai Mara, offering spectacular views over the African savannah. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Kilima Camp guide, who will drive you to Kilima Camp, in the heart of the Maasai-Mara, for 3 nights, on a full-board basis. After lunch and a leisurely afternoon relaxing and enjoying the breath-taking views over the Mara plains and the amenities on offer, you will be able to enjoy an afternoon game-drive in the Mara Triangle, returning for dinner.
Over the next two days, you will be able to do a full-day or half-day game drive, enjoy a nature walk with a Maasai naturalist and of course enjoy the meals and wildlife around you. Optional activities, such as a balloon flight with a champagne breakfast, a visit to a traditional Maasai village and a bush sundowner or dinner, are all available.
Info: Maasai Mara & Kilima Camp
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is most famous for The Great Migration that occurs every year, when unimaginably large herds of over one million wildebeest and thousands of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle head into the Mara after the rainy season from The Serengeti in Tanzania to feed off the lush grass regenerated by the rain. The Mara is also one of the few places where you are likely to see The Big Five, and lions especially are numerous and commonly seen on game-drives.
Situated on top of the Oloololo-Siria escarpment, overlooking the Mara River, with a phenomenal view, Kilima Camp is a luxurious private tented camp bordering the Maasai Mara Conservation Area. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife all year round, Kilima Camp offers the true African adventure in style and comfort, with an eco-friendly touch and maximum care for the environment and its people, the Maasai.
Day 10-13: Lamu House, Lamu, Kenya
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for a flight to Lamu in the afternoon, with a connection in Nairobi. The friendly staff from Lamu House will transfer you by boat to the hotel, where you will spend 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. After your stay, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Situated in the heart of Lamu’s old town, whilst also enjoying the benefit of being on the waterfront, Lamu House provides the perfect alternative to the boring and uniform high-rise Western hotels with its traditional Swahili architecture and East-African interior. Activities offered at the hotel include trips on a Dhow (traditional boat) around the island or to other islands, water-skiing, kayaking and tours of the historic old town.