The place where Big 5 safaris were born, East Africa is home to three of the most exciting and rich wildlife areas on the planet: the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. You and your partner will be enthralled by each of these in turn on a thrilling 8-day itinerary that has been designed with couples in mind and includes exciting ‘extras’ like a hot-air balloon ride at dawn, a walking safari, a romantic candlelit bubble bath and even a private game-viewing vehicle that you will have all to yourselves.
You touch down in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi and make your way to House of Waine, a charming and very comfortable boutique hotel in an upscale neighbourhood. After a blissful night, you catch your flight to the Masai Mara, whose golden plains and massive herds are ready to welcome you. Your accommodation here will be the incomparable Kwicha Tembo Tented Camp.
You then set off for one of Tanzania’s greatest jewels: the Ngorongoro Crater where you check into The Manor. The crater is considered to have some of the best game viewing in the world and you will savour having a bush lunch on the crater floor.
Your last stop is the world-famous Serengeti and, if you have timed your safari correctly, the perfect place to be to witness the Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. But even outside the Migration season, Lemala Kuria Hills is a spectacular place to be, especially if eco-consciousness is important to you.