Travelling directly between the open plains of the Masai Mara and the granite outcrops of the Serengeti adds a certain thrill to this classic safari. Most of the travel is by road making this a very scenic safari, though a few of the longer journeys are by plane.

Day 1        Nairobi
Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy these tranquil grounds and perhaps take part in some of the leisure facilities available.
Overnight at the Windsor Golf and Country Club on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Windsor Golf and Country Club
The Windsor offers a breathtakingly beautiful oasis of comfort and tranquility. Set in its own 200 acre grounds surrounded by coffee plantations and with views to Mount Kenya and the sacred Maasai Buffalo Mountain in the distance. Its prime location and altitude gives The Windsor the feeling of an everlasting spring evening all year round.
The Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club Resort is a cluster of impressive Victorian style buildings with 130 deluxe rooms comprising twins, doubles, studio suites and cottages all overlooking our spectacular championship golf course and are tastefully decorated with five-star amenities in each room. The Windsor also offers one of – if not the – best 18 hole championship golf courses in Africa where the Sykes monkeys offer an unusual “hazard”. The property is also a natural sanctuary for birds such as Egyptian geese, black kites, egrets and of course the brown eagles soaring over the fairways. For the nature lover, The Windsor offers organized ornithological walks with an ornithologist; including visits to our own Mika Coffee Estate.

  • Health and fitness facilities
  • Conference rooms and fully equipped business centre
  • A swimming pool and health and fitness facilities
  • Floodlit Tennis and squash courts
  • Many nature walks
  • Jogging track
  • 30 minutes drive from the city centre and 45 minutes from the airport
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • A beauty clinic with massage, facials and there is also a steam bath
  • 130 deluxe rooms, studio suites, Cottages with ensuite bathroom, TV, mini-bars, hair dryer, electronic safe and room service


Day 2        Nairobi – Nanyuki

This morning after breakfast transfer to Wilson airport for your schedule flight to Nanyuki. Flight departs Nairobi at 10h20 and arrives into Nanyuki at 12h20. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, journey time is approximately one hour. Lunch at camp then relax until afternoon tea is served. Venture out onto the rolling plains on a game drive to enjoy the wonderful array of game on offer. Game driving in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a rare pleasure with few vehicles permitted access. This evening enjoy a sundowner drink followed by a spotlight drive back to camp. Take a hot shower before joining other guests for a drink around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent. Dine with your hosts either under the stars or in the adjacent dining tent.
Overnight at Kicheche Laikipia Camp on full board basis, including wines, beers, sodas, local sprit, unlimited game viewing, bush walks and laundry

Kicheche Laikipia Camp

The camp will consist of six luxurious tents the tents are custom designed and are fully insect-proof with en-suite bathrooms equipped with a dresser, flushing toilet and hot showers. There are comfortable chairs on each veranda overlooking the plains. One tent can be converted into a triple on request. There is a spacious well furnished lounge and dining tent, although we prefer to eat alfresco if weather permits. We offer a full selection of game-viewing activities including Day Game Drives, Night Game Drives which focus on nocturnal species not seen on regular day drives. Interpretative Game Walks are another activity permitted on the Conservancy. There is also a Lion Tracking program which monitors the lions of the area (some have been collared with receivers). As part of the program we are able to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and remit the data to the study centre. A Horse Riding excursion is currently being set up, more details will be made available soon. In addition, the Wildlife Educational Centre is interesting for both children and adults alike, and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary for orphaned chimps is an excellent venue to observe the two families and learn about the perils facing chimpanzees in the wild. We offer private visits to the Sanctuary outside the normal visiting hours.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy
There is a huge amount of game on this 90,000 acre Conservancy including Kenya’s largest population of black rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lions, cheetah and more. There are few vehicles on the Conservancy therefore game viewing is a very private and rewarding experience. On the Conservancy there is also an opportunity to take Night Game Drives which focus on species not seen on regular day drives. Interpretative Game Walks are another activity permitted on the conservancy, these provide ideal opportunities to learn about the building blocks of the eco-system whilst providing some exercise. There is also a Lion Tracking program which monitors the lions of the area (some have been collared with receivers) as part of the program we are able to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and remit the data to the study centre. Other attractions include the Chimpanzee Sanctuary for orphaned chimps. The Sanctuary is an excellent venue to observe the two families and learn about the perils facing chimpanzees in the wild. We offer private visits to the Sanctuary outside the normal visiting hours.

Day 3        Nanyuki – Masai Mara
After breakfast transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. Flight departs Nanyuki at 09h45 and arrives into the Masai Mara at 11h00. On arrival you are transferred to the Camp for lunch. Following lunch and an afternoon siesta, there is a game drive that returns to the camp as the sun sets.
Overnight at Kichwa Tembo Camp on a full board basis.

Kichwa Tembo Camp
Blessed with an astounding concentration of animals the year-round the camp is set among the forests just below the spot where a famous scene from Out of Africa was filmed. Overlooking endless, game-filled plains and shaded by dense forest canopy, Kichwa Tembo nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment on the western boundary of the Masai Mara reserve. Each of the 40 spacious tents affords total privacy and the privilege of sweeping views over the greatest grassland on earth. It is the breathtaking sight of more than a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope braving the turbulent Mara River in their stampede towards the northern grasslands each July to September for which Kichwa Tembo is most renowned. However, wildlife viewing is by no means confined to the period of the great migration. Game drives and bush walks with resident guides and naturalists reveal the wonders of the Mara - as do bush breakfasts, visits to Masai villages, sundowners on the escarpment or candlelit dinners beside the Mara River.

Masai Mara
One of East Africa’s most famous reserves, the 1,600 sq km ‘Mara’ consists of undulating hills and great rolling grasslands that sustain some of the most varied wildlife in Africa, if not the world. There is always game in the ‘Mara’, however it changes its character dramatically with the seasons. So, when the grass is fairly high in many areas, game-viewing is restricted, but the countryside is incredibly green and at its most scenic. As the countryside dries out, game-viewing improves. Game concentrations are at their greatest from around July to the end of October, when the migrating herds filter across the Mara River from western Serengeti. During this period, you will find vast plains filled, as far as the eye can see, with wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, eland, topi and hartebeest as well as the normal resident herds such as elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Naturally, these are all followed by great prides of lion, hyena, cheetah and the various other predators and scavengers. Many animals do not survive these annual trips due to exhaustion or the treacherous river crossings, where some of the world’s largest crocodiles await their feast. Other highlights of the ‘Mara’ include the early morning balloon safaris, walking in the community areas adjoining the main park and some of the lodges’ fascinating programmes orientated towards children’s wildlife education.

Day 4        Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara.
Overnight at Kichwa Tembo Camp on a full board basis

Day 5        Masai Mara - Serengeti
This morning after an early breakfast you will transfer by road (with a picnic lunch) to the Isebania border post between Kenya and Tanzania. (Around 3 hours) From here you will be met by Rangers Safaris vehicle and transferred by road from the border to Grumeti with a game drive en route to the camp.
Overnight at Grumeti River Camp on a full board basis.

Grumeti River Camp
Hidden in the remote western corridor of the Serengeti National Park and 50 km east of Lake Victoria, lies the Grumeti River Camp. Flanked by two hillsides, this blissful camp nestles beneath tall riverine trees on the banks of an oxbow tributary of the Grumeti River. It is one of the wildest and most remote camps in East Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuary. It’s an intimate camp with an excellent reputation among safari enthusiasts. With the waterhole on the camps doorstep, this is an active camp during the dry season, with elephant, buffalo, hyena, leopard and lion being daily visitors. There are just 10 tents made from cream and ivory canvas, lined with hand-sculpted African finishes, hand-blown Kenyan glassware and the unexpected colours of bright lime, scarlet, bronze, orange and crimson. These are all extremely grand and stylish, with massive beds, en suite bathrooms and showers that open to the sun and stars.  The main living areas, including the pool, overlook the oxbow and the spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the river. All meals at Grumeti are prepared on traditional "jikos" (fires) and stone ovens creating flavours that are certainly memorable.

Day 6        Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti.
Overnight at Grumeti River Camp on a full board basis.

Serengeti
In the local vernacular, Serengeti means ‘the endless plains that go up to the sky’. And they do just that. It is therefore easy to understand why this is the most popular and spectacular of all game parks in East Africa. Covering 14,765 sq km, one of the striking features of this park is the series of large granite outcrops that dominate the vast plains, making it very different to the Masai Mara. Life in the park centres on the triangular trek of several million hooves. This movement never stops, as the animals constantly seek out new grazing pastures. Every year, after the south’s short November rains, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, eland, topi and hartebeest gather in their thousands on the Serengeti’s southern plains and the Ngorongoro Highlands. Then, around April, they head towards the western corridor of the Serengeti, where many overflow into the Masai Mara around July/August. They remain here until late October/November, when Tanzania’s new rains prompt the move south again, towards Lake Ndutu and Lagaja. This yearly phenomenon also affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of other species, who rely on the migratory herds for their survival. These include predators, gazelles, birds and lowly insects, not to mention the grasses and trees that are fertilised by droppings. Another of the highlights here, is the early morning balloon safari.

Day 7        Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro Crater, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains and stopping off at Olduvai Gorge en route. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Maasai. The Gorge is about 50km long and in some places around 90m deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. It was first discovered by a German entomologist named Professor Kattwinkel, who instigated an expedition just before the First World War. Later, the exploration was continued by Dr Louis Leakey and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australapithicus Boisei, an early form of man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the gorge’s earliest inhabitants.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on a full board basis.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Once the site of the British Governor's private hunting lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perches on the rim of the ancient volcanic crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. Designed to be all but invisible from the crater itself, the lodge is perfect post-modern architecture, referring to past styles yet adapting them to its own purpose. Inside the lodge, a gloriously baroque decorative style forms an opulent and entirely delightful interior, featuring antiques, African art and English country house furnishings in perfect harmony. Come here if you want to be pampered in style, though once inside a room, it’s difficult to leave. The lodge is romantic, intimate and even secretive, where guests are tended by a personal butler, who will bring you tea in bed, stoke your fire and even draw your bath, to scattering the water with rose petals, ready for your return from safari. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is supremely glamorous, wonderfully stylish and makes a dreamily luxurious break in your safari tour.

Day 8         Ngorongoro Crater
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart by 4x4 to explore the vast Ngorongoro Crater. After breakfast, you’ll descend through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is also one of the World’s seven natural wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct habitats, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. In the early afternoon you leave the Crater and drive back to the lodge for lunch and the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 9        Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara
After breakfast, you leave the Crater and drive through the highlands to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for lunch. You will do an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park before returning to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Lake Manyara Tree lodge on a full board basis.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
This new lodge is situated about a kilometre from the lakeshore with easy access to the water and offers guests intimacy, romance, privacy and cool surrounds. Characterised by many as being ‘chic’, this exclusive lodge is the only small exclusive lodge within the diverse Lake Manyara National Park. There are ten spacious tree-houses with open-air showers and bathrooms, all raised on stilts and cradled in the mahogany boughs. The décor is a combination of bleached wood and woven makuti (palm fronds) in natural tones and textures. Meals are exquisite and served under the stars when the weather is fine. Activities are mainly game drives through the park, however canoeing is also an option on the lake as well as nature walks around the camp.

Lake Manyara National Park
From whichever direction you approach Manyara, the first view is spectacular. From the east, the Rift Valley wall rises several hundred metres to form an impressive backdrop to the lake. From the west, if one is perched at the top of the escarpment, the park lies far below, with a long green strip of water that glistens in the sunlight. The vegetation around the lake’s shores is surprisingly varied and comprises mostly forest, acacia woodland and open grassland. The park covers an area of 330 sq km of which about 230 sq km is the lake itself. You can always find hippo in the Simba River, elephant in the forests and a resident herd of Cape buffalo on the open plains at Mahali Pa Nyati, which means, ‘the place of the buffalo’ in Swahili. In addition, there are approximately 400 species of birds and with some luck you might see tree-climbing lions. Canoeing safaris are also available here.

Day 10         Lake Manyara – Nairobi via Arusha
Today you’ll depart after breakfast and head east, down the fascinating escarpment of the Rift Valley towards the village of Makuyuni and onto Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Upon arrival into Arusha you’ll have lunch before being dropped of at the airport to catch the Precision Air flight to Nairobi departing at 1515hrs and arriving at 1640hrs (booked by Ranger) From here, you will be transferred for your onward arrangements.

  • Meet and greet services
  • Game drives in Kenya and Tanzania are in a 4x4 vehicle on a shared basis with guaranteed window seat
  • All park fees
  • Meals, some drinks on safari in Tanzania and accommodation as specified
  • Schedule flight and taxes from Nairobi / Nanyuki/ Masai Mara, -Kilimanjaro / Nairobi.
  • Visas and international flights
  • International departure airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
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