Kick off this idyllic 10-day tour in Kenya’s capital where you enjoy a night at Nairobi Tented Camp in the country’s oldest reserve – Nairobi National Park – which is set against the prominent cityscape that forms an impressive backdrop. Here, you encounter plentiful wildlife on 4x4 game drives and visit a world-famous elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme.
Your next destination – Bataleur Camp – is set on the western border of the Masai Mara National Reserve where Out of Africa’s most famous Great Migration scene was filmed. You are accommodated in a shingle-roofed tent adjoined by a furnished private deck overlooking the game-rich plains. If your visit coincides with the Migration, bear witness to thousands of zebra and wildebeest traversing the plains in search of fresh grazing lands. Walking safaris introduce you to the plants and small animals that inhabit the reserve while spotlit night drives uncover the Mara’s intriguing nocturnal wildlife. Hot-air balloon rides over the reserve in the soft light of dawn provide renewed perspective of the vast terrain and the opportunity to spot large herds from high above.
From the ancient Mara plains to an exotic tropical retreat, Desroches Island Resort offers glorious beaches and sparkling waters that teem with extraordinary marine life. Enjoy activities ranging from sunbathing on white-sand beaches to swimming in the Indian Ocean’s warm waters. Take a guided nature walk around the island and discover its fascinating flora and fauna before enjoying a leisurely cycle or boat cruise. Superb diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed on the nearby reef. Delicious island-inspired cuisine is served on the beach or at the island’s elegant seaside signature restaurant while specially arranged in-suite dining and candlelit meals on the beach are a treat for honeymooners and romantics alike.