Day 1 - Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred
to your luxurious accommodations, located just 10
miles from the bustling city and overlooking the
tranquil Ngong Hills.
Day 2 - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Fly by privately chartered air to the secluded
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a 62,000-acre private
game preserve and cattle ranch located on Kenya’s
Laikipia Plateau, enjoying flightseeing over Mount
Kenya en route (weather permitting). Transfer
overland to your lodge, and your comfortable
thatched cottage, complete with private veranda.
Day 3 - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Start your day with a morning bush safari, choosing
between an exciting game drive or a guided nature
walk. Stop to savor a spectacular breakfast in the
wild before returning to your lodge. Later, you may
opt to visit the Lewa Conservancy Headquarters,
where you meet with anti-poaching rangers and get
to know the anti-poaching dogs they work with.
Or you may prefer to stroll the Lewa gardens and
help pick the fresh ingredients to be used in this evening’s dinner, before returning to your lodge’s
kitchen for a cooking demonstration from the chef.
And for a more active option, choose a horseback
(or camel-back) safari, riding up close to a variety of
wild species, such as giraffes, zebras, ostriches and
Day 4 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Board your privately chartered flight to the Masai
Mara Game Reserve. Revel in the views of the
expansive plains and, weather permitting, get an
up-close look at the wildlife with some low-level
flying by your skilled pilot-guides. Upon landing,
settle into your award-winning, luxurious lodge,
before immersing yourself in the vast Mara on an
afternoon game drive. Among the many species
you may encounter are the topi (an antelope
found primarily here) as well as hippopotamuses,
warthogs, hyenas and an abundance of bird life.
During certain times of the year, the annual
migration may also be observed. Later, return to
your spacious suite complete with a generous tub as
well as a private veranda and floor-to-ceiling glass
doors that open to reveal magnificent views of the
Day 6 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Over the next two days, discover the open savanna,
woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai
Mara. With help from your expert driver-guide, and
a little patience, you may sight a leopard retrieving a
kill from the branches of an acacia tree or elephants
protecting their young from opportunistic lions.
You may also glimpse Maasai tribesmen traversing
the plains or herding goats and cattle, pursuing
the nomadic existence they have embraced for
centuries. On the afternoon of Day 6, enjoy one of
these Design Your Day activities.
Share a Farm-to-Table Experience, helping a
chef pick vegetables for lunch and enjoying a
Visit a School Supported by A&K
Philanthropy, and the LifeStraw project, which
provides clean, safe drinking water.
Set Out on a Riverside Walking Safari, along
the Mara River with a safari guide, viewing the
distinctive flora and fauna.
Sometime during your stay in the Mara, you
also enjoy an exclusive visit from a local Maasai
tribal member who conducts a workshop on bead
making, providing you with a deeper understanding
of Maasai culture and what their jewelry means.
And one morning here, for an added cost, you can
opt to glide over the Mara, observing wildlife from
treetop level, on an enchanting hot air balloon ride.
Day 7 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Board your privately chartered flight to Serengeti
National Park, via stops at customs in Kenya
and Tanzania, taking in the incredible vistas and
intimate viewing afforded by low-level flight. Early
this afternoon, arrive at your luxurious lodge.
After time to settle in, set out on a game drive
across the famed 10,000-square-mile Serengeti,
which provides habitat to almost every African
animal imaginable, and also plays host to the Great
Migration for a portion of each year.
Day 9 - Serengeti National Park
Enjoy another two days of morning and afternoon
game drives through the vast Tanzanian landscape,
observing the timeless circle of life on the Serengeti.
Your explorations may reveal giraffes, wildebeests,
elephants and far more. One morning, opt for a hot
air balloon ride, at an additional cost, for a lighter-than-
air excursion across the boundless plains.
Day 10 - Ngorongoro Crater
Fly by private charter to Manyara to see how
Africans live today, exploring in and around the
village of Mto wa Mbu by tuk-tuk. View nearby
rice fields and a banana plantation, and try banana
beer at a local bar. Back in the village, walk through
the local market to see the colorful produce on
display. After lunch in Mto wa Mbu, continue to
Lake Manyara for a treetop canopy tour. Stroll
through ancient forests over a series of suspension
bridges, flanked with thick netting for safety, and
stop at viewing decks supported by tree trunks
for a magnificent bird’s-eye view of the forest. You
may spot elephants on the forest floor or monkeys
playing tag with one another on the bridges. Then,
proceed to Ngorongoro Crater and your luxurious
accommodations, set on the edge of the crater’s rim.
Day 11 - Ngorongoro Crater
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 rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles,
this incredible “Lost World” is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Afterward, return to your lodge to relax at
leisure. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.
Day 12 - Depart Nairobi, Kenya
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.