Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Your stay is just 16 kilometres from the bustling city centre, overlooking the tranquil Ngong Hills.
Fly by privately chartered air to the secluded Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 25,000-hectare private game preserve and cattle ranch located on Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau. Transfer overland to your lodge, set against a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya, and settle in to your comfortable thatched cottage, complete with private veranda.
Set out on a full-day exploration of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with an expert-led game drive or a guided walking safari with members of the local Maasai community. Venture far from the tourist crowds where only guests here can go. You can see lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Cape buffalo and many others. Or take a horse or camel ride or night-time game drive to see the elusive nocturnal species.
Board a privately chartered flight to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and settle into your luxurious tented camp, before immersing yourself in the teeming Mara on an afternoon game drive. In addition to many of the species you encountered the day before, you may also see the topi (antelope found only here) as well as hippopotamus, warthog and hyena. Return to your raised, spacious tent, enjoying the convenience of an en-suite bathroom and a large game-viewing deck.
Over the next two days, discover the open savanna and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara. With help from your expert driver-guide, you may sight leopard moving along the branches of the acacias or elephants protecting their young from lion. You can even take an enchanting hot air balloon ride over the Mara. Witness the unmatched spectacle of the annual Great Migration, when millions of herd animals go in search of fresh grazing land, from August through to October.
Board a privately chartered flight to Serengeti National Park to arrive at your lodge early this afternoon. When staying in season, the Great Migration can be observed from this luxurious property. After time to settle in, set out on a game drive across the nearly 26,000 square-kilometres of the famous Serengeti. Here, you can find a habitat for almost every African animal imaginable.
Enjoy another two days of morning and afternoon game drives through the vast Tanzanian landscape, observing the timeless circle of life on the Serengeti plains. Your explorations here may reveal giraffe, wildebeest, elephant and many more. This is another spectacular location for hot air balloon excursions to see the full scope of the boundless Serengeti.
Fly to Manyara, and explore Mto wa Mbu by tuk-tuk, viewing rice fields and banana plantations. Try banana beer at a local bar. After lunch in the village, continue to Lake Manyara for a treetop canopy tour. Stroll over ancient forests on suspension bridges, and stop at viewing decks for a magnificent bird’s-eye view of the forest. Spot blue monkeys playing tag in the trees. Afterwards, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater and your luxurious accommodation on the crater’s rim.
Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive, exploring the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera. Home to rare black rhino as well as lion, hyena and gazelle, this incredible ‘Lost World’ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, visit a Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local culture and traditions. Then, witness a beadwork demonstration, observing talented local artisans at their craft. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.
Fly back to Nairobi via Arusha and spend the afternoon at leisure in your dayroom accommodations. This evening, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.