Meet our representative upon arrival Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Road transfer to House of Waine (approx 45 minutes)
Stay at House of Waine for 1 night
Set in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Karen, this classic boutique guesthouse allows you easy access to all of the sights of the city while making you feel a world away from its bustle. The 11 en-suite rooms here are individually styled and tastefully decorated, adding amenities like satellite television, mini bar and marble en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The indulgences continue outside the confines of your room: the menu, for example, is a mouth-watering reflection of the diversity of Nairobi, featuring a range of impressive dishes that can be enjoyed in several locations around the serene 2.5 acre property. The heated swimming pool is superb for getting a bit of exercise, while the two bars, reserved for guest use only, are excellent places to unwind and enjoy some of the renowned service here. Of course, one of the finest features of the hotel is its proximity to the best attractions in Nairobi, including The Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry, Nairobi National Park, the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary and the Giraffe Centre, where you can get the unforgettable experience of hand-feeding giraffes. The House of Waine offers all of the elegance of an upscale city hotel in a peaceful setting reminiscent of a country manor.
Mara Plains Camp, located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the 30,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy is set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country of Africa. Rarely a night passes without lion roaring nearby, while leopard are regularly found to wander through the camp and cheetah have established territories on the savannah nearby the main area. It is small, high quality, seven-roomed camp under canvas and on raised decks with sweeping views across the savannahs. It is among most personal camps in the Masai Mara region, and one of three camps currently operating within this Conservancy, which boasts the lowest vehicle density, and no mini-buses. Only one guest room per 700 acres! Three open-air marquis tents house two lounges, and a main dining room with a grand wood table and magnificent chandelier. The decor, rich in browns, coppers and reds, is warm and inviting. The camp caters for only 14 guests in seven uniquely designed octagonal canvas rooms. Each is raised on decks, and opens on three sides to the outside. Floor to ceiling net walls and the marquis ceiling make for an airy, inviting environment. Each room has a dressing area and private verandah with seating and exquisite views. The en-suite facilities consist of a double basin vanity, flush toilet and shower. Mara Plains offers early morning and late afternoon and night game drives, balloon safaris (at extra cost), authentic local village visits and unrivaled access to superior wildlife habitats. As the evening ends, we often move to the open-air campfire and listen as the resident lion prides begin their night exploits.
Home to Ida and Filip Andersson, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a home away from home - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a tranquil private beach south of Diani, distanced from residential neighbors by rocky cliffs and endless beach, Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a Kaya area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land. Every room and cottage has its own personalized character, as it is furnished and decorated with Swahili culture handicraft and antiquities. Rooms are equipped with king size beds, fans and mosquito nets. There are plenty of quiet, beautiful spots where you can retire to spend time with yourself or in company, in the library or in one of the living rooms. Or outside, in one of the water towers, where you can watch the sun set over the mountains, on a cliff by the sea or in any of the secluded spots you find in the area. Your three-course lunch is taken on the beach, in the soothing shade of trees or in our boathouse by the sea. Your dinner may be served under a clear moonlit sky or in the water tower. A key ingredient is local fish, caught each morning by Kinondo village fishermen, using traditional methods. Local vegetables and meat is sourced daily to create fresh and flavorful dishes. The bartenders at Kinondo Kwetu specialize in preparing healthy, fresh tropical drinks and the wine list features a selection of South African vintages. Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities ranging from water sports such as Kite Surfing, deep sea fishing and Scuba Diving, to land activities such as Game Drives, Horse Riding and Yoga.