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Highlights

  • A dedicated private guide, butler & chef in the Masai Mara will cater to your needs
  • Superb game viewing in Mara North Conservancy
  • Plenty of optional water sports: diving, jet skiing and kite surfing
  • Try tandem paragliding
  • Tour Stone Town & spice plantations

Overview

A trip to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Perfect for a family of four or two couples travelling together, this 12-day East African holiday wings you from a historic hotel in Nairobi to a rustic safari house in the famed Mara North Conservancy before settling you in at an idyllic beach house on Zanzibar’s gorgeous East Coast.

Ideal for those wanting ‘something of everything’, this bush-and-beach break has the extra benefit of private villa accommodation throughout with home away from home comforts in both Kenya and Zanzibar.

In addition, you decide how active you want to be: scuba diving, jet skiing, kite surfing, tandem paragliding and tours of historic Stone Town and the touching Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage can all be added to your fun-filled itinerary.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days

  • Start: Nairobi
  • End: Zanzibar

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Days 1-2: Touch down in Nairobi

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Days 1-2: Touch down in Nairobi | 1 Night

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After jetting into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are whisked to the family log cabin at Ngong House to wind down and settle into the rhythm of East Africa. Your private villa is the perfect combination of rustic simplicity and 5-star service; set among landscaped gardens in a tranquil enclave of Nairobi, it sets the scene for the rest of your holiday. Take afternoon tea on the cool verandah, splash off in the swimming pool and end the day with a nightcap in front of the roaring fire.

If your schedule allows it, visit the Giraffe Centre to learn more about endangered Rothschild’s giraffes – and feed them in a ticklish ‘giraffe kiss’! – and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where little ones are cared for in a safe sanctuary environment.

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Days 2-7: The magic of the Masai Mara | 5 Nights

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Leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi behind as you fly out to one of the most famous safari destinations of all: the Masai Mara. Your final destination is Saruni Nyati House in the Mara North Conservancy, a private reserve with very low visitor and vehicle numbers.

For five blissful days, you will be cocooned in this very special part of Kenya, with a private guide, chef and butler to ensure a highly personalised experience. Set off at dawn to seek out the Big 5, returning to pass the heat of the day like the animals do: by settling into a cool spot on the wide verandah for forty winks or perhaps catching up with your reading (there is complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity for those who can’t manage a full ‘digital detox’). After a refreshing afternoon tea, head out again to enjoy sunset in the Mara and the first rustles of elusive nocturnal animals like leopard, bushbabies and owls.

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Days 7-12: Bliss out on Zanzibar | 5 Nights

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Having made a thorough acquaintance with the African bush, it is now time to discover the splendours of the African beach. Leave the Masai Mara behind for five sun-soaked days on the edge of Zanzibar's ivory sands at the beautiful Matemwe Beach House.

This home-away-from-home offers absolute privacy, balmy sunsets, picturesque views, and pristine beaches. Wake up to the lapping waves and enjoy your first cup of coffee watching the sun rise over yet another perfect beach day. The exclusive-use villa is ideal for groups looking for an idyllic and private island escape. Your personal butler will ensure that your needs are met and will help to plan trips and activities as well as serve meals and act as your housekeeper.

Zanzibar is a great spot to try new water sports or perfect your rusty skills. Snorkel or dive the exquisite surrounding reefs or enjoy a sea-kayaking or deep-sea fishing adventure. Take a romantic sunset cruise on a local sailing dhow, settle down for a soothing massage at the spa or simply stroll along pristine sands with the rippling Indian Ocean waters between your toes.

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Inclusions

  • Flights as specified in itinerary
  • Full day Stone Town & Spice Tour
  • Transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Visit the Giraffe Centre & Nature Walk
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature