Adventure and Relaxation Safari an exclusive itinerary that allows for you up close experience with African wildlife in Kenya, with the option to Lake Victoria.
Arrival at JKIA Kenya’s you will be transferred to one of the most famous hotel - and of course the oldest - The Norfolk a calm oasis in the city. The Norfolk has served those passing through on business, or at the start or end of a Kenyan safari adventure. This celebrated hotel has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike. Nairobi combines the 19th century charm with and today’s commerce, it the capital city and the seat of the government, and a cultural hub of the east African region. Nairobi has attracted world attention as the original home of big-game safaris for the rich and famous. Nairobi National Park boasts the presence of all but one of the ‘Big Five'. Shopping in Nairobi varies from African clothing and craft shops to open-air markets. There are excellent museums, offering insights into the fauna, culture and history of Kenya. This day you enjoy some sightseeing in Nairobi.
After breakfast, transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for your private charter flight to Borana ranch in Laikipia. The flight takes you to north over the Great Rift Valley and up the western escarpment to the Laikipia Plateau. The Laikipia region is a vast swathe of game rich savannah grassland and hilly country all the way to Mount Kenya to one side and whiles the other is a wild desert of the north. Borana Ranch was originally started as a cattle business, however, in the last twenty years they concentrated on conservation and have a thriving population, of elephant, plains game, predator and smaller animals. Borana Lodge is ideally set on the edge of a valley overlooking the scenically beautiful African plains and a watering hole for wildlife. Your experience day and night game drives, walks, picnics and bush dinners, horse riding for both experienced riders and novices, mountain biking, or visits to the working ranch or the various community and conservation projects Borana is involved in.
Optional: Scenic flight in a helicopter to the beautiful alpine lakes on Mount Kenya - (with opportunities to land for the keen fisherman or over the ranch. Or take a nostalgic flight in a bi-plane of the golden era across this magical land.
After three nights and a leisurely breakfast you take a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s greatest parks. Game drive en route to your camp and you may be rewarded with sightings of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a host of other plains game. Your home in the next four nights is a small size and private camp that has been selected for you accordingly for its small size and privacy. A wide range of activities are on offer at the camp and your day can be as active or as leisurely as you wish. Visit the Maasai village cultural and traditional lifestyle experience, morning bush walk accompanied by armed ranger or enjoy sundowners in the evening or even dinner under the stars in the middle of the African bush. In Mara the wildlife is abundant and the swaying grasslands laden with wild animals. Elephants browse amongst the large herds of wildebeest and topi, gazelle, eland and buffalo and Africa’s dominant predators: lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. In the Mara River, hippos dive, snort and grumble while crocodiles sunbathe on the riverbanks.
Optional balloon safari or a half-day visit to adventure to Lake Victoria
Balloon safari giving a bird’s eye view of the plain and the wild game below
Lake Victoria Adventure: fly by light aircraft to Lake Victoria. On arrival enjoy an appetizing full English breakfast before you board the boat for the morning ride. Trip offers opportunity to try fishing for the legendary giant Nile perch found in these waters as you explore the many of tiny secluded islands on the lake. An experienced and knowledgeable fisherman captains each boat. Visit and stop at a traditional fishing village and learn how the villagers live from day to day before returning to the airstrip for your return flight to the Masai Mara.
After a leisurely breakfast catch your flight to Nairobi and transfer to the airport for your home bound for your flight.
Day 1: arrival Nairobi Day 2: Nairobi Excursions Nairobi National Park; feed giraffe by the hand Days 3/5: Laikipia game viewing Days 6/9: Maasai Mara game viewing Days 10: homebound flight via Nairobi