Meet our local representative on arrival in Nairobi
Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Norfolk Hotel
The Norfolk was founded on Christmas Day in 1904. No other hotel in Kenya captures as much of Nairobi's splendid past and exciting present, and few hotels anywhere can claim a more romantic history. Adventurous visitors such as 26th American President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick, Lord and Lady Cranworth, and the Baron and Baroness von Blixen have all been part of the Hotel’s history. The Norfolk enjoys a justifiably high reputation which includes excellent service, all the usual amenities of a high-class hotel (shops and swimming pool, two restaurants, bars, a ballroom, aviary, and function rooms) and good food. The Norfolk's accommodations include 85 twin and 20 double-bedded luxurious bedrooms as well as 18 suites and 6 garden facing cottages. All bedrooms have a private bathroom with shower, mini-bar, television, radio and direct dial telephone. The cottages, which are all on the ground floor, have a separate lounge and seating area with writing desk and a patio facing the garden courtyard. The Norfolk offers four impressive restaurants offering first class cuisine and three bars. The Norfolk staff can advise and arrange a wealth and variety of sightseeing trips and safaris. The markets of Nairobi are a haven for those wishing to barter for locally produced crafts and goods.
Air Kenya flight Nairobi Wilson – Lewa 9:15am - 10:20am
Transfer from Lewa Airstrip to Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Safari Camp is located inside the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, made famous by conservationist and author Anna Mertz. Anna Merz ranks as one of the world's foremost champions of the black rhino. This is not only in her public profile but also in her hands-on approach which has contributed enormously to the survival of Kenya's black rhino. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a wilderness area of pristine beauty and remoteness far away from the madding crowds. Lewa Safari Camp’s permanent tented accommodation is discrete and comfortable with twin beds and en suite bathroom, placed on raised platforms and stonewalls of local lava rock. There are two specially enlarged family and honeymoon suite tents. These, along with the main buildings, are thatched with a beautiful woven papyrus that was introduced to the area from Scotland in the 1920's. There is a saltwater swimming overlooking the rolling hills and plains. The camp's excellent chefs produce delicious, freshly cooked home meals, with emphasis on locally available ingredients. Adjoining the dining area is a warm and cozy lounge, and in the evening guests sit around a campfire under the stars. Activities at Lewa Safari Camp include day and night game drives in search of rhino and other wildlife, horseback riding, camel riding, walks, hikes, and cultural interaction with the II'Nguesi, Ndorobo and Samburu peoples. A few days at Lewa Downs offers a unique combination of hospitality, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Transfer from Samburu Airstrip to Samburu Intrepids Camp
Samburu Intrepids Club is a luxury safari lodge set in the semi-arid desert of northern Kenya, and has been designed to recreate the romance and charm of an East African safari as undertaken in the early years of the 20th century. Located in the Samburu National Reserve on the banks of the Uaaso Nyiro River, the club offers unique game viewing in its immediate surroundings. Shaded by tall acacia trees, the lodge is in a cool oasis. Its 27 tents are elevated on individual decks overlooking the river and shielded from the intense sun by thatched roofs. Tents are beautifully furnished and the elegant bathrooms even have double hand basins. They are the best Samburu has to offer: spacious, comfortable, handsomely furnished with hand-crafted mahogany furniture, oversized four poster beds, en suite bathrooms with showers, twin hand basins, running hot and cold water, flush toilets and electricity. Ceiling fans assure comfort during the heat of the day. The public buildings sit on stilts, providing the feeling of a fantasy tree house. Buffet luncheons and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees. In addition to game drives within the Reserve, guests may enjoy escorted walks and camel rides outside of the reserve on the other side of the river.
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 Tented 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. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is situated on the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya. Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords, the camp lies at the base of the Oloololo escarpment and is fringed by riverine forest just below the spot where "Out of Africa's" most famous scene was shot. The camp faces out onto the plains of the Masai Mara and lies directly in the path of what is considered to be the greatest spectacle in the animal kingdom, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. 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. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp consists of 40 Hemingway-style twin-bedded safari tents with en suite bathroom. The tents are spacious and have a shower, hand basin, w.c., dressing table and wardrobe. The camp has a swimming pool from which guests can watch game while cooling off. Pan African dishes and salads freshly picked from the lodge’s shamba (traditional vegetable garden) greet guests at every meal. Activites include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles, birdwatching and daily lectures by a Masai naturalist. Optional excursions at additional cost include hot air ballooning, a Masai community visit, night drives on the lodge’s private concession and guided walking trails.