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How about this for the ultimate sundowner? We heard about it from two guests, recently returned from Kenya's Mara North Conservancy. Their game drive ended on an isolated hill with a poetry-inducing 360-degree panorama. As the setting sun stained the vast wilderness blood red, their guide handed them Masai blankets, traditional weapons and an iced G&T with freshly cut lime. For a perfect crescendo, they spotted a huge leopard as they drove back to camp, following it for twenty minutes without another human in sight.
In Kenya, of course, we offer more than superlative sundowners. A lot more. This is our heartland, where A&K was born over half a century ago, and nobody understands the country like we do. It's the core of our East Africa operation: a one stop shop offering seamless regional travel with 400 experienced staff, many of them multi-lingual - including superb guides with specialities from bird watchers to first-time safari-goers - 24-hour emergency contact, and the continent's best vehicle fleet.
Take an Abercrombie & Kent Kenya holiday and we'll give you a vintage taste of glorious nature with a Hemmingway-style mobile camping safari. We've finessed the art for several decades so you enjoy hot showers, flushing loos and 'tent butlers', all in fabulous game viewing locations. And don't forget the bread; our chefs bake it fresh each day in traditional ground ovens. You're under canvas but you're certainly not roughing it.
We'll show you a country whose prolific wildlife comes with snow-capped peaks and wide savannah punctuated by volcanoes, rounded off with palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches. There are the Masai Mara's grassy plains, alive with lion, leopard and cheetah, and staggeringly impressive annual migrations; Lewa Downs, a conservation success story for endangered species; and Amboseli, where herds of elephant roam beneath Kilimanjaro's photogenic slopes.
Head to the centre for the drama of the Rift Valley, overlooked by the Laikipia Plateau, one of the black rhino's final refuges; there are vividly coloured crater lakes frescoed with pink flamingo, while further north the arid lowlands of the Samburu Reserve provide the stage for safaris on foot or camel. If you can't find a perfect sundowner spot in Kenya, we'd be very surprised.
Nairobi or Mombasa
8 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
Save up to £900 per family
There has never been a better time to book a family safari at Sanctuary Olonana. With this exclusive offer, one child under 16 years who shares a tent with his or her parents will stay for free. The saving is based on a 3 night stay at Sanctuary Olonana travelling in the high season. Valid for travel now until 20th December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
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