Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Ngong House
Ngong House is a unique experience: Tree houses that also offer luxuries like four poster beds, crisp linen and gourmet food are just the beginning. Built entirely from wood, each bi-level tree house is comprised of a bedroom area upstairs and a living area on the lower floor. Being raised 15 ft from the ground, they allow for uninterrupted views of the Ngong Hills. The talents of regional artists and artisans add many of the finishing touches, such as hand woven rugs, bedcovers, lamps and stained glass. At the back of the house is a spacious bathroom with a shower and twin sinks. The front of the tree house is where you can eat, sleep, sunbathe or just enjoy the view. Evenings start with sundowners on your verandah at tree level, from where you can watch the breathtaking sunsets over the Ngong Hills. After sunset guests gather around the camp fire under an acacia tree nearby the swimming pool. Dinner is served in a half open thatched rondavel with a huge fireplace and plenty of candles, creating this unique dinner atmosphere only found at Ngong House. Kenyan chefs serve food prepared with local ingredients including game meat, fresh lake fish, seafood flown in from the Indian Ocean, complemented by the freshest vegetables and salads. Lunch is served in the garden under one of the many indigenous trees. Ngong House ideally situated to visit many of Kenya's best attractions: Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, wonderful golf courses and the market in downtown Nairobi. Nature walks are a must, especially to visit the Giraffe Center (home of the endangered Rothchild’s Giraffe), a twenty minute walk away.
Borana is situated in the north in one of the meandering valleys of the Laikipia Plateau in the foothills of Mount Kenya. The six individual cedar and stone thatched cottages are very spacious, each with a private verandah and en suite bath and shower facilities. The lodge blends in with the surroundings as it has been built with rustic wood furnishings and decorated with Africa fabrics creating a natural look and feel. There is a central eating and sitting area: comfy leather sofas surround a huge fireplace with picture windows looking onto the valley below. A massive rosewood table in the dining room is where meals are served by friendly and attentive staff. Borana is self sufficient in home grown vegetables and dairy products. The lodge offers day and night game drives, walking safaris, trout fishing and a refreshing swimming pool. Borana lodge overlooks a dam which fills with the floodwater flowing off the surrounding hills. It is the local watering hole for all the wildlife in the area so there is constant activity for the guests to watch. There is also a game blind built right on the edge of the dam so that visitors may go down and see the activity at close range: elephants swimming is a favourite. There is an abundance of game in the area including lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, hyena, rhino and a large variety of antelope. The lodge has also raised two orphaned bush pigs that wander freely around the grounds.
Private charter flight Borana – Samburu 10:00am – 10:30am
Located in northern Kenya, Samburu has a wild beauty of its own. The descent from the lush slopes of Mount Kenya, into the semi-desert of Kenya “NFD” – the Northern Frontier District, is breathtaking. Sasaab is on Samburu community land, on the Ngutuk Ongiron Group Ranch, known as the West Gate Conservancy. Situated above the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in the arid heart of Samburu land, Sasaab’s tranquil setting offers views towards the Laikipia plateau and of Mount Kenya. The main area sits on a high rocky ridge allowing one to enjoy the spectacular views through the Moroccan interior and courtyard. The swimming pool is perched on the hill side overlooking the river. Massage & beauty treatments are offered from the privacy of your tent. Sasaab offers a true wilderness experience with excursions into the famous Samburu Reserve known for its large herds of Elephant and the endangered Grevy Zebra. Accommodation is nine Moroccan tents, each over 100 meters squared comprising of a bedroom, sitting room and fully serviced bathrooms. 5 tents have double beds, 4 tents have twin beds. Electricity is solar powered, offering outlets for charging equipment in each tent. All tents have wireless internet connection, cooling fans and a private plunge pool. Strong emphasis is placed on the highest quality and freshest products and the dishes are of a Moroccan influence. Activities include game drives and night game drives, Game walks along the river or in the dry country, Day trips to Samburu Reserve, Mountain biking, Camel Riding, Samburu cultural visits and Beauty therapy.
Mara Explorer has elevated the art of the African safari to spectacular new heights. This exclusive five-star camp, situated on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara reserve, offers guests the ultimate wilderness retreat, where you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah – or from your own outdoor Victorian bathtub! Situated in the heart of the reserve, Mara Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and some of the world’s most rewarding Big Cat sightings during the remainder of the year. This camp offers 10 luxurious and well-spaced tents, each with its own private river frontage and views over the Talek's wildlife-rich southern banks. Each tent is furnished in classic 'explorer' style, with fine hand-carved mahogany furniture, antique chests, historic prints and equipped with a luxurious en-suite bathroom with twin basins and all the modern amenities. The tents have been specially designed to open up to the sky and, on a deck on one side, a Victorian claw-foot bathtub offers secluded open-air bathing. Mara Explorer was constructed as an eco-friendly camp and its safari accommodation in Kenya is designed to have a minimal impact on the fragile Talek ecosystem. An intimate dining area looks out over the river close to the camp entrance. Meals are served from the kitchens, using fresh vegetables and herbs grown in the camp gardens. Meals can also be enjoyed on the veranda, or at one of many specially-selected 'bush sites' close to the camp. Next door, the camp bar offers sweeping views over the river, and a quiet place for reading, playing board games, or swapping Masai Mara safari tales. There are game walks and game drives daily for you to make the best of this wildlife spectacle!