After your overnight flight from the UK, touch down in Nairobi for the start of your luxury escape in Kenya. Here you’ll be welcomed by A&K staff and transferred by private vehicle to Hemingways Nairobi. Spend your first night at this five-star boutique hotel; admire the view of the Ngong Hills from your private balcony, and be sure to take advantage of the 24-hour butler service.
Fly in to Laikipia for your transfer to Sirai House, a luxurious private residence perched high on a hill – and your home for the next three nights. Built by local craftsmen, the architecture of Sirai House perfectly complements the natural surrounds of the Borana Conservancy. This afternoon, enjoy your first game drive, exploring the picturesque reserve aboard a customised Land Rover. Then return to your house upon a hill to dine alfresco in its elegant dining room.
The next two days are yours to spend however you like – you have the run of the house. With more than 14,000 hectares of wilderness on your doorstep, this is your opportunity to experience Kenya’s wild side. Explore the Borana Conservancy by foot, by vehicle or by horse (Sirai House comes with its own stables). Alternatively, unwind amidst the manicured lawns and gardens, perhaps with a scenic game of boules. The estate’s thatch-roofed seating areas and cedar trees provide plenty of shade, but there’s always the pool for cooling off outdoors. Finish each day sipping a sundowner under the African sunset.
After bidding Sirai House farewell, today you begin the next leg of your adventure – this time in the heart of the Masai Mara. Your home for the next three nights is Cottar’s Private Bush Villa, an award-winning retreat offering awe-inspiring views over the surrounding savannah. Spend your afternoon on a privately guided game drive, when you’ll have the opportunity to spot the Big Five among Kenya’s other extraordinary animals. After sunset, enjoy a taste of Masaai culture with a traditional, flavourful dining experience.
For the next two days, enjoy the wildlife and culture of this famous corner of Kenya. With your dedicated safari guide and private vehicle on hand, choose to spend a full day exploring the reserve, or just the morning – you set the pace. Meals can be arranged in the bush, allowing you to dine alfresco beneath African skies. Set your heart racing with a run accompanied by a Maasai warrior, or an electric bike ride around the reserve. We also offer the chance to visit a Maasai village, take a balloon ride over the wild plains, or enjoy a family-friendly Maasai training experience.
Today, depart the Masai Mara full of stories of adventure, and head east to the Kenyan coast for more. Your private Alfajiri villa is located on Diani Beach – one of the best beach resorts in Kenya – giving you easy access to the sunshine, soft sand and warm waters. Here, experience exceptional service, tailored to you. In the evening, enjoy a delightful meal in your villa as you gaze out to the Indian Ocean. Choose from a menu of treasured family recipes, where seafood is the star.
Spend the next two days making the most of the Kenyan coast, whether you’re seeking the ultimate in adventure or relaxation. Explore the vibrant coral ecosystem by snorkelling or diving; board a dhow (traditional sailing boat) for an excursion to Kisite Marine Park; roam the Shimba Hills by quad bike; and more besides. For a little R&R, a soothing massage should do the trick, or relax with a few rounds of golf at the 18-hole course. Your gorgeous private beach villa comes with butler and nanny service, ensuring the whole family is well looked after.
This morning, bid farewell to the Kenyan coast and return to Nairobi for your overnight connecting flight to the UK.
Arrive back in the UK this morning.