Meet and Greet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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 campfire 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.
Transfer from Chyulu Hills Airstrip to Ol Donyo Wuas
Ol Donyo Wuas in Masai means "The Spotted Hills", this is the name given by the Masai to the Chyulu Range, which runs between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. Ol Donyo Wuas is situated on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, with exclusive access to a quarter of a million acres of one of the few remaining wilderness areas of East Africa. There are seven individual cottages and a central mess area, all built with local materials. Each of the seven cottages has an en-suite bathroom and open fronted veranda with spectacular panoramic views across undulating grass plains to the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Guests can plan their day choosing from a wide range of guided activities such as game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers, walking safaris and horse riding. Ol Donyo Wuas is situated on private Masai owned land, which gives opportunities for a personal cultural interaction with the landowners. After dark, a night game drive can be arranged to show you a more elusive nocturnal wildlife. From Ol Donyo Wuas you have the chance to experience a piece of Africa that has retained its integrity - Lion that still growl if you approach too close, vistas that go on to a distant horizon undisturbed and the luxury of experiencing it all to yourself!
Borana Lodge 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.
Transfer from Mara Airstrip to Rekero’s Tented Camp
Rekero's Tented Camp is currently inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, very close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers. This mobile camp is ideally situated for the annual migration, which is the movement of over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebra from the Serengeti through the Masai Mara in Kenya. Rekero Tented Camp offers Kenya accommodation in five spacious double / twin tents, two triple tents, all en-suite with flush toilets and safari showers. Solar lanterns and kerosene lamps are provided in each tent. An inverter is available to charge video camera batteries, and there is a satellite phone. The safari chefs produce appetizing ‘farmhouse’ meals, which utilize skillful blends of flavors and cuisine from both East and West. Special dietary requirements are catered for at Rekero's. The camp is set up seasonally (June - October, December – March) and caters for up to sixteen guests. The team of professional Masai Safari Guides and camp crew have worked together for years providing guests with an in-depth and truly memorable Masai Mara experience. Perhaps the greatest part of what makes the Rekero experience so special is the interaction and mix of cultures that the guides and the local Masai share so readily with their guests. Wildlife viewing at Rekero is either on foot guided by experienced Il Dorobo and Masai trackers, or in custom built four wheel drives, which allow intimate yet unobtrusive access to the animals. Bush picnics, sundowners and visits to the local trading centers also feature.