Meet and Assist on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to The Norfolk Hotel
Opened on Christmas Day 1904 (and still justifiably famous for its Christmas morning cocktail party) The Norfolk Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Lord Delamere, Theodore Roosevelt and Karen Blixen. Now expensively refurbished the hotel still retains a sense of history. The new reception areas of The Norfolk are light, bright and immediately welcoming. Ceiling fans, cane chairs, plump animal-print cushions and deep sofas combine with locally sourced woods to create a tranquil ambience with echoes of the colonial period in which The Norfolk featured so strongly. However, not all is new - the long case clock in the hall, for example, was presented to the hotel by the drivers in the Nairobi to Johannesburg Race on 26th October, 1936. The Ibis Restaurant, at The Norfolk, is renowned locally for its innovative use of the best and freshest of ingredients Kenya has to offer. The executive chef ensures that the chefs gain experience in the finest hotels and restaurants in Europe. The cosmopolitan cuisine features classic and new dishes exquisitely prepared, and finely tuned as to seasoning and accompaniments. The international clientele bear witness to the restaurant’s popularity. The Lord Delamere Terrace and Restaurant offers less formal dining. Here you may take a light meal or indulge in the sumptuous themed buffets. The Hibiscus lounge is ideal for a colonial-style afternoon tea. Accommodation at The Norfolk varies from large opulent suites to smaller, more intimate rooms. All are beautifully furnished and many look out onto the hotel's lovely gardens. The grounds are immaculate and profusely planted with indigenous plants. Artifacts from the hotel's history are dotted around including a sedan chair from the colonial era. The Norfolk Hotel offers all the comforts of a modern first class hotel yet with an intriguing sense of history.
Air Kenya flight Nairobi Wilson – Lewa Downs Airstrip 9:15am - 10:20am
Transfer from Lewa Downs Airstrip to Lewa Safari Camp
Situated against the dramatic backdrop of the snow-covered massif of Mount Kenya and with the magnificent Northern Frontier District stretching out to the North, Lewa is an outstanding tourist destination, offering spectacular scenery, superb game viewing and exciting activities for the discerning traveller. The conservancy, formerly a working cattle ranch and otherwise known as Lewa Downs, has been in the Craig family since 1924. Three generations of the family continue to be involved in daily operations on Lewa. With wildlife densities as high as anywhere in Africa, it is possible to see all of Africa’s Big Five on Lewa, and the conservancy provides a refuge for several endangered species. Located in the northwest of the conservancy, Lewa Safari Camp offers all the comforts of home: steamy hot showers, flush toilets and warm comfy beds at the end of a long day's game viewing. Activities at Lewa are varied and you may spend your time on game drives and walks, night game drives, bird watching, horse or camel rides (at an extra cost) and visits to a pre-historic archaeological site.
Transfer from Lewa Safari Camp to the Lewa Downs Airstrip
Charter flight Lewa – Samburu Airstrip
Transfer from Samburu Airstrip to Samburu Intrepids Camp
Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. Here you meet the nomads of the desert and the Samburu tribe, many of whom work at Samburu Intrepids Camp. Your luxury, tented camp is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. On game drives in the reserve you will view the wildlife unique to this area of Kenya such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, warthog, gerenuk, oryx and, if you are lucky, a leopard. You also will have an opportunity to hear a talk about the Samburu by the resident naturalist. (Note: An optional visit to the Samburu village, just outside the camp, is available at an extra cost of $20). The tents at Samburu Intrepids Camp are situated on the river’s edge allowing the sounds of the African night to lull you to sleep.
Transfer from Samburu Intrepids Camp to Samburu Airstrip
Air Kenya flight Samburu Airstrip – Mara Airstrip 9:15am – 10:45am
Transfer from Mara Airstrip to Kichwa Tembo Safari Camp
Blessed with an astounding concentration of wildlife and a panoramic vista across plains and dotted woodlands, the Masai Mara provides an experience unsurpassed. As the northern extension of the great Serengeti grassland, the reserve is host to the annual migration of over a million wildebeest – one of the most awesome wildlife spectacles on the planet. Covering an area of some 1,500 square kilometers in the southwestern corner of Kenya, the Masai Mara is unfenced, but bordered in the west by the Oloololo Escarpment and in the east by the Ngama Hills. Overlooking endless, game-filled plains and shaded by dense forest canopy, Kichwa Tembo is an oasis of Hemingway-style tents nestled below the Oloololo Escarpment. Each luxurious tent affords total privacy and the privilege of sweeping views over the greatest grassland system on earth. Your specially equipped Land Rovers will allow you to drive off the road in search of the wildlife. Your deluxe-tented camp is located where the highest concentration of plains game in Africa is found. Enjoy the next several days of game viewing discovering the splendor and surprises of the Mara. Activities available include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, Interpretive bush walks led by highly skilled guides and traditionally-attired Masai naturalists and Masai community visits. Hot-air ballooning may be arranged at an additional cost.