The Billionaire African Safari Holiday
Somak organise African Safari Holidays for discerning travellers from all over the world. We even look after a number of billionaires in making sure that their African Safari Holiday is to the high standard of luxury and privacy that they require. Here we have provided a custom-made itinerary that we created for one of our billionaire clients, as an example of the attention to detail that we always provide.
Mr and Mrs X, their friend, two children aged 6 and 10, plus a nanny and 4 security staff wanted a luxury, first-class holiday in Kenya. The safari was to be seven nights and must visit Meru and the Masai Mara.
Meru National Park was made famous by the conservationists George and Joy Adamson, and the film based on their book, ‘Born Free’. The park is extremely scenic, with many rivers that support the wildlife.
The world-famous Masai Mara is named after the Masai people who inhabit the region and the Mara River which snakes through the reserve. The area has an amazing concentration of wildlife, particularly when the migratory wildebeest and zebras are grazing on the lush plains.
One of our expert reservation staff designed the following itinerary.
Day 1 Nairobi
The party flew from London Heathrow to Nairobi on a private charter jet. On arrival at Nairobi, the guests were met and transferred to the beautiful boutique hotel that is Hemingways Nairobi, a ‘Small Leading Hotel of the World’. The hospitality, service and attention to detail is outstanding.
Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi
Days 2-4 Meru National Park
Transferred to the airport where two private light aircrafts flew the party to one of Kenya’s best kept secrets, Meru National Park. On arrival they were transferred to Elsa’s Kopje for the next three nights. Elsa’s Kopje is a small, luxury retreat, beautifully situated in the Mughwango Hills. Here the guests enjoyed day and night game drives, bush walks and a visit to the local Taraka village. They also had plenty of time for swimming and lazing by the pool, and some very relaxing massages.
Days 5-7 Masai Mara
The guests were transferred to the airstrip, where again two private light aircrafts flew them to the magnificent Masai Mara. They were transferred to the Mahali Mzuri for the next three nights. The Mahali Mzuri, a member of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition collection, takes camping to a whole new level of sophistication. The camp delivers all that you would expect from a first-class hotel, luxury, elegance, superb service, gourmet meals and marvellous attention to detail. Here the guests enjoyed superb game drives, with exciting wildlife viewing, including the ‘big five’. The children were extremely well catered for. The infinity pool provided a welcome cool down in the African sun, whilst the Nasaro Spa offered a range of treatments. All meals and drinks including alcohol and champagne were included and guests were welcome to help themselves to whatever they wanted at any time.
Overnight: Mahali Mzuri
Day 8 Depart
The party enjoyed a final game drive in the Masai Mara. After lunch they transferred to the airstrip where the private light aircrafts flew them to Nairobi to connect with their private charter jet to Heathrow.