After jetting into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are whisked to the family log cabin at Ngong House to wind down and settle into the rhythm of East Africa. Your private villa is the perfect combination of rustic simplicity and 5-star service; set among landscaped gardens in a tranquil enclave of Nairobi, it sets the scene for the rest of your holiday. Take afternoon tea on the cool verandah, splash off in the swimming pool and end the day with a nightcap in front of the roaring fire.
If your schedule allows it, visit the Giraffe Centre to learn more about endangered Rothschild’s giraffes – and feed them in a ticklish ‘giraffe kiss’! – and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where little ones are cared for in a safe sanctuary environment.