Day 1: Inter Continental Hotel Nairobi, Nairobi
Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief there are some fascinating attractions: its café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve.
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport ex your international flight met outside the arrival area and assisted by VINTAGE AFRICA representative. Transfer to Nairobi Hotel in time for check in. Overnight at Intercontinental Hotel (BB)
Overnight: InterContinental Hotel Nairobi
InterContinental Nairobi has for years been an oasis of comfort for business travellers as well as those who want to experience the wonders of Africa. The Parliament buildings are a short stroll away, Kenyatta International Convention Centre is right next door and Nairobi National Park, Museum Hill and the Elephant Orphanage are within easy reach.
Day 2: Governors’ Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.
After breakfast transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara National Reserve is renowned for offering wonderful scenery and plenty of wild game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. On arrival transfer by the camps own vehicle to the Camp in time for lunch. Later, set out on a late afternoon game spotting safari in the reserve with the opportunity to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Overnight at Main Governors Camp
Overnight: Governors’ Camp
The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Some of the tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains. Governors Camp has just been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco- Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.
Day 3: Governors’ Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Rise before dawn for a spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (balloon flight is optional and at extra cost). OR proceed for an early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for lunch then later, set out on a late afternoon game spotting safari in the reserve and the opportunity to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Overnight at Mara Main Governors Camp or similar (BLD).
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the local airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi in time for lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your flight back home.