Day 1: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
On day one of your Kenya vacation package you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the evening where you will be met by the warm, smiling face of one of the Giraffe Manor representatives who will transfer you to your homestead or lodge where you may have a light snack before settling in for the night.
During your first night in Africa you will probably awaken to the sound of a territorial male tree hyrax that makes a very weird call. In fact they are delightful little furry brown creatures that look like a giant guinea pig and are also the closest living relative to the Elephant.
Accommodation: There are 5 bedrooms with a choice of double or twin beds. Only 4 of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The Rothschild Giraffe casually wonder around the grounds of Giraffe Manor, sometimes accompanied by Warthog. Guests will have a chance to feed them and take photographs.
Days 2 - 4: Ol Kanjau, Mount Kilimanjaro
Wake up in the morning to a hearty breakfast after which you will be transferred to Wilson Airport where you will board a scheduled flight to Amboseli airstrip. Upon arrival you will be met and driven through this fantastic 'Elephant Park' to your Tented Camp.
Once in camp, take your time to unpack and wander around camp familiarizing yourself with the sights and smells of Africa, perhaps stopping by the kitchen to see how a true Bush Kitchen actually works! Enjoy a delicious lunch with your hosts who will chat to you about the different activities and options that you may do whilst you are here.
After lunch you may choose to take a short siesta, start on your safari diary or settle into a good book. After tea time set out on a game drive, stopping to take countless photographs of the huge and magnificent Elephant that engulf you in their shadows.
In the late afternoon your Kenya safari guide will stop under the shade of a rather large acacia tree, spread out a tartan blanket and proceed to pull all sorts of delicious looking hors d'oeuvres from a basket, he will also whip out a cork screw and pour glasses of chilled South African Chardonnay, or pop off the top of a bottle of Tusker. You will have the chance to witness the glorious African sunset. This is an experience unlike any other in the world.
Every night is like a dinner party in Africa, one table and plenty to talk about, whether it is international politics or African gossip. This is the time when you can really get to know your hosts and the other guests over a delicious three course meal with views of the snow tipped peak of Kilimanjaro.
The accommodation is luxury tents and exclusive to groups of 12 visitors or less.
Days 5 - 7: Wilderness Trails
The next 3 days of your Kenya vacation package will fly by and on your fifth day you will have an early departure after breakfast and prepare to leave. You will depart from a nearby airstrip and board the scheduled flight to Nairobi where you will connect onto Laikipia.
Upon arrival at the ranch you will be met by a wonderful guide who will take you on a scenic route back to the property telling you about the history of the property. Once you arrive you may enjoy another fantastic lunch before your afternoon rest or enjoy a nice swim in the pool and relax under the shade of natural 'Umbrellas' trees.
The Laikipia Escarpment is a remote African paradise which has been devoted to the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitat. This area consists of several large and private wildlife ranches that are deeply committed to preserving and protecting the Kenyan wildlife of these parts. The Laikipia boasts a wildlife population that includes all the big game animals, and more than 400 species of birds.
Accommodation: There are 5 comfortable thatched roof cottages at Wilderness trails. There are 3 standard cottages and 2 spacious suites with private bath and a central rondavel-style living room with fireplace. There are a variety of activities, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Days 8 - 10: Rekero Tented Camp, Masai Mara
On the last morning of your Kenya vacation package you say good bye and board a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. You will fly over numerous herds of wildlife, Mount Kenya, the Laikipia Escarpment and the Great Rift Valley until you finally reach the Masai Mara.
As you land on a dirt airstrip you will fly low over herds of Wildebeest and Zebra and marvel at the sheer numbers of Kenya wildlife that litter the grassy plains. The Masai Mara is Africa's most prolific wildlife destination.
Upon arrival you will be met with a smiling face and enjoy a game drive with your professional guide through the Mara. The Masai Mara is home to the Maasai people and to small clans of Ndorobo, the traditional hunter-gatherers of East Africa. This place is guaranteed to take your breath away.