The African Story

High Season 4,145 usd
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The African Story

Enjoy two very different destinations with this African safari. Spend a few days enjoying classic game viewing from leopard sightings to elephant encounters in a true wilderness setting in Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Wind up your safari with a beach experience on the white sandy beaches of Diani Beach and crystal warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Our itinerary is an ideal recipe for a laidback luxury safari holiday inclusive of game drives and walking safaris in the non-motorized area of Mara Naboisho Conservancy and sunset dhow cruises with a selection of watersports in Diani Beach.

Day 1

Upon your arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred by our driver to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Leopard Hill in Mara Naboisho Conservancy. The Conservancy is located within 50,000 hectares of the pristine wilderness a true escape. Reach the camp in time for lunch. Later, settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush. Walk around the camp and get to know more about your new home for the next few days. Wind up your first day in the bush with an afternoon game drive that includes a stopover for a sundowner. Back at camp enjoy dinner and storytelling around the camp fireplace.

All meals included
Leopard Hill

Day 2

Wake up at dawn to an array of optional safari activities including morning yoga, early morning and afternoon game drives from the camp as well as short walking safaris, night game drives and sundowners out in the bush. As the camp is situated in a private conservancy the number of camps and vehicles here is strictly limited, offering an exclusive safari experience. During your evening game drive, enjoy the safari ritual of sundowner drinks as the dusk gently deepens around you and the sun sinks slowly over the Mara plains.

All meals included
Leopard Hill

Day 3

Join your guide for an early morning walking safari. Experience how the Maasai people live in the middle of the bush with plains game grazing and lions roaring just outside their homes and get to know their culture and customs. Or start your morning with a magnificent aerial view of the Maasai Mara plains from a hot air balloon (at an extra cost inquire when booking). Glide over the sprawling Mara plains, observing the flora and fauna from treetop level. In the evening extend your safari adventure into the twilight in an effort to spot the fascinating nocturnal creatures.

 

All meals included
Leopard Hill

Day 4

Take time to enjoy your unparalleled surroundings at Leopard Hill. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage session in the comfort of your tent (at an extra cost book with reception). Enjoy the views, and exciting sightings straight from the camp, so make use of the binoculars provided. A short lunch follows, and then you will be transferred to Eagle View with a game drive en-route Explore the rich landscapes of the Naboisho Conservancy. Wind up your evening with a sundowner before arriving at Eagle view for dinner and overnight stay.

All meals included
Eagle View

Day 5

Set out for today’s game drive or walking safari in Mara Naboisho. See plenty of great wildlife including elephants, giraffes, wildebeests and hundreds of antelope, birds, insects and other Wildlife. After your morning activities, plan to visit Koiyaki Guiding a capacity-building institution supported by Basecamp Explorer. The school offers a training course for students aspiring to be professional guides. Wind up your day watching the sunset over the African horizon, with a Basecamp sundowner on an evening game drive. When driving back to camp you will have a night game drive experience.

All meals included
Eagle View

Day 6

Set out on your final game drive in search of those hard-to-spot leopards. After your morning game drive, head back to camp for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy some downtime before you gather your things and say your goodbyes. Arrive at the airstrip in time to catch your flight to Diani. Upon arrival, you will be met at Ukunda Airstrip and transferred to your Beach Resort. On arrival freshen up and relax perhaps go swimming before dinner. After dinner, settle into your coastal room set facing the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

All meals included
Water Lovers

Day 7

Start the day with a tropical breakfast, followed by a morning body massage to help you relax or enjoy some yoga and meditation session. You have a full day of relaxation with an option of a variety of activities and sports offered by the resort. Try out the mini-golf game or a game of tennis. Later head to the ocean. Surrounded by premier diving sites, it is a gateway to an underwater wonderland. After lunch, take a discovery stroll in the coastal town of Diani. Diani opens onto a vast expanse of white sand and it is probably the most picturesque of Kenya’s beaches.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Beach Resort

Day 8

Have an early tropical breakfast and then proceed with your guide on a Dolphin safari to Wasini Island (at an extra cost inquire when booking). The island excursion is done aboard an Arabian-style dhow – a traditional style of sailboat. You will board an Arabic dhow and sail for one hour searching for dolphins. At Wasini Island you will learn more about the Swahili people and the Arabs history. Enjoy your meal which mainly consists of seafood and Swahili dishes on the island. After a short siesta, board the Arab dhow to sail back to Diani. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Water Lovers

Day 9

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the resort, followed by a relaxing morning of pampering for the rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. At mid-day, you will have lunch then spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure either sunbathing at the beach or you may engage in activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, kitesurfing or snorkelling the beautiful coral reefs. In the evening unwind in your beautiful suite or in the pool before dinner is served. Enjoy a private dinner served by the pool, a perfect ending to an eventful day.

Breakfast & Dinner included
Water Lovers

Day 10

Wake up to enjoy a well prepared late tropical breakfast. The day is yours to fill as you please. Treat yourself to a soothing massage, sip champagne on a secluded beach while the gentle waves cool your feet one last time. You will check out in the afternoon for your flight back to Nairobi. Arrive in time for your international flight back home. Bid farewell to Africa, taking with you a lifetime of adventurous memories.

Breakfast included
Every day
10 days
All year around
Minimum 2 persons
Most meals included
Leopard Hill and Diani Beach

Seasons and Prices

USD 4,145 High Season (July-Dec 2019)
USD 4,310 Mid Season (Jan-March & Oct- 21 Dec 2020)
USD 4,060 Green Season (April-June 2020)
USD 4,560 High Season (Jul-Sept & 22 Dec-31 Dec 2020)

What's included

Accommodation & Activities according to the program
Full board meals at Leopard Hill and Eagle View, Breakfast and dinner at the Diani Resort
Domestic flights and transfers according to program
Unlimited Shared day/night game drives at Leopard Hill and Eagle View
Unlimited Walking Safaris at Leopard Hill and Eagle View
Sunrise/sunset yoga experience at Leopard Hill
Optional visit to our community projects
Sunset sundowner at a scenic point
Tea and coffee service in own tent if desired
Afternoon High tea at the fig tree
Private dinning
Free Wi-fi at Leopard Hill and Eagle View
Mara Naboisho conservancy fees

Additional charges

International airfares and visa fees, drinks, supreme bush meals, balloon safari, massage, laundry, single room supplement for solo travellers, telephone calls and tips, other incidental charges

Equipment and Clothing

Comfortable safari clothes – avoid white due to the dust, warm sweater or fleece for the evenings, wind and waterproof jacket, solid hiking boots for the walking safari, comfortable footwear for the game drives, binoculars, sunscreen, sun hat & sunglasses, a good book, camera and extra battery, headlight, pack in solid soft bag.

Important Note

As a small and personal company, we tailor-make all our safari programmes. Each element of this itinerary can be changed to suit your personal preferences.

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