Kenya, Maasai Mara, Mozambique, Azura Retreat, Bazaruto
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred by road to your hotel.
1 nights' Accommodation at Sankara Nairobi in a club room [B&B]Rate includes access to Club Lounge
Reaching new heights in contemporary Orient-Travel, Sankara Nairobi combines international five star standards with personalised service and an authentic new African flavour. The tranquillity of the spacious hotel rooms, rooftop pool and world-class spa creates an ideal setting for guests to relax while enjoying a tempting choice of dining areas and meeting spaces.
Sankara is all about personal service. An online preference planner, and en-route check-in from the airport courtesy car, mean guests can be welcomed by name to a hotel that will be uniquely their own: minibar stocked to their wishes, spa treatments and restaurant tables reserved, meeting rooms and events tailored to their requirements.
Breakfast at Palacina Suites and thereafter transfer Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight departing to the Mara Game Reserve where you will stay for 3 nights. The flight departs at 10h005 and arrives at 11h00 at Ngerende Airstrip. Here you will be met at the airstrip by the camp vehicles and driver/guides and transferred to the camp situated along a private stretch of the Mara River.
The Maasai Mara, is the northernmost extension of the Serengeti and a gem in itself. The camp operates throughout the year, the migration of wildebeest covers July through October, After lunch a short siesta and enjoy your first shared game viewing drive. Return to the camp at sunset for Dinner and retire for the night.
3 nights' Accommodation at Ngerende Island Lodge in a tented suite [fully inclusive]Rate includes:
Ngerende Island Lodge was designed, built and is managed to be different...exclusive Orient-Travel, a much overused term, really does come of age at Ngerende but it is not just the Orient-Travel, but what comes with it that makes this lodge so different. The staff, the food, quality of accommodation and many other smaller, but no less important, touches all come together to make Ngerende a lodge with a difference.
Ngerende Island Lodge is the result of 4 years of hard work by the owners, Robert and Eunice and is a reflection of how they believe the safari experience should be. The Masai Mara is in its own right, a beautiful, tranquil and calming place which should be enjoyed just as much as the game viewing. To do this successfully the choice of lodge is critical. After all a safari is also a holiday! Ngerende offers the best of Orient-Travel in the bush, gourmet dining, warm comfortable suites all with mahogany flooring, comfortable seating both in the suite and on the terrace, outdoor bath or showers. Ngerende offers all these and more!
Ngerende Island Lodge is also about its staff who are dedicated to making your stay with us fulfilling, enjoyable and exciting. Each has been carefully selected, received individual training and is encouraged to make an individual contribution to the general management of the lodge.
Ngerende has been stylishly designed to provide the ideal safari experience where comfort, Orient-Travel and outstanding personal service combine naturally with the beautiful wilderness of the Masai Mara.The lodge offers exclusive accommodation, as we can sleep just 14 guests in individual and contemporary designed suites. All seven suites offer stunning views of the Mara River. Whilst in the main building, the dining room extends onto the verandah overlooking the Mara River and the nearby hippo pod. Recently the lodge has completed an infinity swimming pool overlooking one of the largest Hippo Pods in the Northern Mara and a spa offering therapeutic treatments.
There is even a honeymoon suite which is isolated from the main lodge to provide extra privacy, having its own private plunge pool and Jacuzzi.
There is an abundance of wildlife all protected by the conservation ranch and an exclusive project to rear White Rhino so that they can take their place back in the Mara society to which they belong.
Another early morning game drive to complete your list of Kenyan sightings. Return to the lodge for breakfast and thereafter transfer to Ngerende Airstrip for a scheduled flight back to Nairobi. Gain an overview of Africa on your plane ride back to Nairobi .The flight departs Mara at 11h00 and arrives back in Nairobi Wilson Airport at 12h00.
On arrival at Wilson Airport you will be met and board your private charter flight to Little Shompole.
Shompole Lodge is the figurehead of a partnership between a private safari company and the Maasai of Shompole Group Ranch aimed at encouraging the conservation of wildlife and habitat of the area. The area is home to many species of animals and bird life and includes one of the most ecologically diverse habitats in Africa.
4 nights accommodation at Little Shompole in a suite [Fully Inclusive]Rate includes:
Consisting of only 2 spacious, Orient-Travel suites, Little Shompole is a totally exclusive destination, perfect for those who wish to experience the African wilderness with just themselves for company.
The individual suites are positioned around a communal mess area with a cool and welcoming horizon pool and a view that extends over Natron Lake towards the distant mountains of Northern Tanzania. Natron Lake, known as the 'Lake of Fire' to the local Maasai, is one of the few breeding grounds for the flamingo and glows red with the algae that the birds feed on.
Each suite also has its own lounge area and pool, all designed in light stylish colours and incorporating local products such as white quartz, polished fig tree wood and water. Each detail adds to the contemporary, African elegance of Little Shompole.
Little Shompole has its own dedicated team of Maasai staff, including a knowledgable guide and butler. Your ranger will take you on early morning bush walks, exciting game drives and even venture into the bush at night; the animals are more active after dark, and prowling lions are often spotted. Sundowners enjoyed in the bush or a romantic dinner under the stars is the perfect way to end your African day.
While each suite boasts beautiful, uninterrupted views from its private sundeck, both also have their own pool, stylishly decorated lounge area and en-suite bathrooms, each with his and hers hand basins and cascade showers. The enormous bed is romantically draped with mosquito nets and a canvas cover that can be closed against insects at night.
Today you will be flown by private charter back to Jomo Kenyatta Airport in time to check in for you flight on Kenyan Airways to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you will clear customs and then be met and assisted with your luggage to the Johannesburg Airport Intercontinental Hotel.
1 night's Accommodation at Intercontinental OR Tambo Johannesburg Airport in a suite [Bed and Breakfast]Rate includes complimentary mini-bar
South Africa's first and only Orient-Travel hotel at an airport, the InterContinental Airport Sun is situated within walking distance from the terminals at Johannesburg International Airport. This conveniently located 138 room hotel is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers requiring the ultimate comfort and pesonalised service combined with consistent world class standards. Special features for frequent travellers include 24-hour usage, flight friendly menus, in-room flight information and a Health and Fitness centre to ease the stress of long distance travel. The signature restaurant, Quills, is aptly named after the unique 18 metre long porcupine quill mobile, which spans the entire length of the restaurant.
Guests will be treated to an entirely new taste sensation - "Aero African cuisine" - a fusion of African concepts incorporating flavours from around the world. The hotel also offers in-room dining with an optional "flight friendly" menu, allowing long-haul passengers to dine before boarding, then settle down for an uninterrupted night's journey. Other relaxation facilities include a massage facility, a fully equipped gym with steam baths as well as an indoor heated swimming pool which has a panoramic view across the Johannesburg skyline.
After an early breakfast you will be met and assisted with your luggage to the international departures terminal in time to check in for your Federal Air flight to Vilanculous in Mozambique.
Flight has been reserved as follows in economy class - Johannesburg - Vilanculous
On arrival in Vilanculous you will be met and transfer by helicopter the Azura Resort.
6 nights' Accommodation at Azura Retreat, Bazaruto in an Infinity Beach Villa [Full Board]Rate includes:
Azura is the country s first Orient-Travel eco-boutique retreat. Built and operated in partnership with the local community, it has just 15 villas, each with their own infinity pool and designed for the ultimate in pampering and privacy. With unsurpassed levels of cuisine and service, a vast range of activities and experiences, and a unique African spa, you have the perfect island getaway. Each is just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with seclusion in mind. Nestled amidst the indigenous trees and bush. A haven of rest and relaxation, where you can feel at one with the environment.
Today you will be flown by helicopter to Vilanculous Airport in time for your Federal Air flight to Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be make your way to the check in counters for you onward flight home.
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