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 Ngong House to Nairobi Wilson Airport
Air Kenya scheduled flight Wilson – Nanyuki 9:15am – 10:00am
Charter flight Nanyuki – Laikipia
Transfer from Laikipia Airstrip to Loisaba Lodge
Loisaba is situated on the border of Laikipia and Kenya’s rugged Northern Frontier District. Only a few miles from the equator, this private game ranch on 60,000 acres is in a wilderness of remote beauty where the farm management and local Laikipiak Maasai and Samburu community work together to preserve the environment and abundant surrounding wildlife. It is a setting little changed since the Great Rift Valley split Africa in two, creating the dramatic escarpment on which the lodge is built. Set on the escarpment with panoramic views, the main lodge has 7 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The celebrated Star Beds – Kiboko and Kioja – each comprising of 2 double star bed sleeping platforms and one large family platform which all have en-suite bathroom facilities and showers. In addition to the main lodge, another option is Loisaba House and Cottage, which offer guests private and exclusive accommodation. They have their own staff, car and guide, as well as access to the main lodge’s facilities including the spa, swimming pool, and tennis court. Additional activities include horse riding, bush walking, game driving, and camel trekking. Through Loisaba roam Elephant, Lion and Leopard alongside the endemic northern species that thrive there – Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe.
Charter flight Laikipia Airstrip – Nanyuki Airstrip
Air Kenya scheduled flight Nanyuki Airstrip – Mara Airstrip 10:00am – 11:30am
Transfer from Mara Airstrip to Il Moran Governor’s Camp
Il Moran Governor's Camp is for those who want that extra bit of luxury and style far away from civilization. Hidden deep in the forest, ten tents line the winding banks of the Mara River. Each has a very private location and is furnished with beds handmade with wood taken from ancient olive trees. Large en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets, a lovely big shower with piping-hot water, and a Victorian bath where you can soap the day's dust away. Every tent has an extended veranda where you can take dinner in privacy or just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of your natural surroundings. During the day meals are served under the giant trees. Cooked breakfast is barbecued before your eyes. Sumptuous lunch buffets satisfy the hungriest appetites and dinners by candlelight are a truly unforgettable experience. The thrill of a brush with Africa's big game is what brings people to the Masai Mara. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in custom-built four-wheel-drive vehicles, walking safaris or a meet the people tour of a traditional Masai village. For the experience of a lifetime, drift with the dawn over the plains on a hot-air balloon safari then feast on a champagne breakfast in the bush (optional activity at an additional cost).
Air Kenya scheduled flight Mara Airstrip – Moi International Airport 11:00am – 12:15pm
Transfer from Moi International Airport to Alfajiri Villas
Alfajiri Villas is located at Diani Beach, South Coast, Mombasa, Kenya – just one hour from Mombasa Airport. The lodge consists of African style private houses, high makuti roofs, decorated with artefacts from Africa and the Far East. Alfajiri Beach Villa and Garden Villa overlook the Indian Ocean. The villa features a large main veranda under a makuti roof, ocra Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive artefacts all reflect the outstanding attention to detail and high standard of interior design. Garden and Beach Villa share a spacious central terrace area with a swimming pool and bar. Diani Beach is considered one of the best in Kenya and it is possible to walk for 5 miles to the north and 5 miles to the south. Your stay at Alfajiri includes full board accommodation, imported wines, beers, imported spirits, soft drinks, airstrip transfers, and laundry. Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobster, octopus and sea fish available. The food at Alfajiri Cliff Villa is very healthy with a Mediterranean influence including oils, Parma ham and some cheeses being flown in weekly from Europe. The salads and fresh vegetables come daily from local farms and the fruit is handpicked from around Diani. Activities include: golf, relaxation, snorkeling to the coral reef with local fishermen, using a traditional African boat, massages and reflexology, tennis, squash and a gym at a nearby property. There is also a vehicle available for local excursions within Diani Beach area. There are also additional activities that are easily arranged locally at an extra charge: diving including PADI courses, kite surfing, Jet Sky Dolphin Safari and mangrove bird watching, and Deep-sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna etc.). Al fajiri received an enormous amount of publicity recently after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stayed here. You will be in good company at Alfajiri as here is what some other notable guests have said: Wonderful hospitality, stunning food and great company – an amazing week – Peter Beard (Author & photographer); A very private extremely special place – Rowan Atkinson (Actor); Spectacular retreat, great hospitality and taste! – Christiane Amanpour (CNN); You always took the best care of us!!! It was so wonderful, it has been so great, we will see you soon – Jo and Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones).