We start with a Pre-trip to Giraffe Manor in Nairobi which has become very famous. This chance to spend a night in this beautiful Manor house on the outskirts of Nairobi with lots of Giraffe and Warthogs. You will have the chance to hand feed the Giraffes and also get a kiss if you feel upto it. Kristen and Paul have been to Giraffe manor and love the place and the experience. You will get a chance to tour a local bead factory and also visit the David Shedrake Wildlife Trust and see the orphan elephants rescued and being rehabilitated.
The main safari begins with a short overnight in the Nairobi National Park with an early breakfast followed by a plane ride to the
Ol Pejeta conservancy. You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp where you will stay 2 nights. This 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy is situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.
After a flight to Maasai Mara we will be transferred to the Porini Lion camp located on the banks the Ntiakatiak River. We will call the camp our home for three nights. Porini Lion Camp is in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is home to an abundance of animals including the Big Cats for which the Mara is famous. The 1,700-square kilometer Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries and shares the same ecosystem as its neighbor - the Serengeti National Park. Virtually every common species of East African wildlife may be seen here including elephants, the legendary black-maned lions, leopard, cheetah, giraffes, wildebeests, buffalo, wart hogs, zebras, gazelles, topi, hyena, ostrich, hippos, baboons and many others. There are more than two million animals in the Mara during the annual wildebeest migration which streams past the lodge. An extraordinary variety of birdlife is also known to the immediate area.
From Maasai Mara we will board a plane to Nairobi and continue to the island of Zanzibar. After checking in at Breezes Beach Club and Spa (a family owned resort on the east coast) we will enjoy 7 nights relaxing on the powder white sands
looking out at the azure clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The diving in Zanzibar is some of the most exotic we have experienced. The untouched coral and abundance of sea life are appealing to even the most seasoned of divers. There are also options to do local tours, go shopping, arrange some special services at the Frangipani Spa and much more.
Come join us and fall in love with Africa as we did many years ago!