This is the true safari-lovers’ dream trip. We start in Nairobi’s legendary Giraffe Manor, then head to both the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti – probably the two finest game-viewing areas in the world – to catch the highlights of the thundering wildebeest migration. Stay in the midst of the savannah in luxurious vintage-inspired tents, enjoy some of the finest safari drives in the world, and make friends over drinks as the sun sets over these magical lands. Unforgettable.
Day 1 : Giraffe Manor
Day 2 – 4 : Sala’s Camp
Day 5 – 7 : Olakira Camp
Day 8 – 10: Dunia Camp
Day 11 : Departure
- Scheduled internal flights.
- All transport between destinations and to/from activities incl. 4×4 safari vehicles.
- Park and conservation fees.
- Activities’ including game drives, sundowners and bush picnics.
GETTING THERE: We’ll meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International airport and bring you to Giraffe Manor in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Langata, for a sumptuous three-course lunch.
EXPERIENCE: This classic ivy-clad manor house is home to a tower of Rothschild’s giraffe that live in the grounds of the hotel. The large verandah and terrace is perfect for feeding them by hand*. These giraffes are all wild and there’s a breeding and conservation programme at the Giraffe Centre located in Giraffe Manor’s grounds, which we invite you to visit. There’s lots to do here including visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the great Danish explorer and a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you can meet orphaned elephant and rhinoceros. We also offer the chance to shop for art and gifts from local Kenyan designers, artists and craftspeople.
* The giraffe at Giraffe Manor are wild and therefore we cannot guarantee interaction with them at any given time.
Day 2 - 4
GETTING THERE: After breakfast, we will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Maasai Mara. On arrival you’ll head to Sala’s Camp, with a small game drive en-route.
EXPERIENCE:You’ll explore the Maasai Mara National Park on our spectacular game drives, usually either first thing in the morning or at dusk to see the animals at the peak of their activity. Or we can organise for a bush lunch out in the Maasai Mara itself. Back at Camp, you can take part in activities, go for local walks along the river-bed or relax and enjoy the view from the hammock outside your tent. Meeting up for sun-downers before dinner.
Day 5 - 7
GETTING THERE: After breakfast you’ll be taken to the Keekorok airstrip for a flight to Migori. From Migori you will take a road transfer across the Kenya Tanzania border to Tarime. From Tarime you will catch a flight to Ndutu in the Serengeti.
EXPERIENCE: The annual Great Migration is the safari-lovers holy grail and the Serengeti National Park has two key areas where it can be seen. Olakira Camp is divided into two camps, both specifically located to follow the migration. Each year the camp moves from the Mara River to the plains of Ndutu, ensuring the optimum viewing opportunities.
Day 8 - 10
GETTING THERE: In the morning, we’ll drive approximately two hours to Dunia Camp, arriving in time for lunch.
EXPERIENCE: Positioned between the two key wildlife areas of central and southern Serengeti, Dunia Camp is both stylish and luxurious, offering an incredible wildlife experience. The Great Migration sees millions of wildebeest pass through this area, which is also known for its abundant leopard, lion, cheetah and rare black rhinoceros. This secluded and tranquil retreat is situated in Moru Kopjes in the Serengeti, which is famous for some of the most amazing scenery in the region.
Your departure time will be determined by your international return flight time. Fly to Wilson Airport, followed by a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.