My family and I recently went exploring Savannah’s and game reserve in Africa, throwing ourselves into the luxury Safari experience. It is the type of holiday that you can’t help but love, seeing rare, endangered animals up close is something most people only dream of!
I had never thought of going on a safari, despite it being on most people’s bucket lists, having now been on one I can’t stress how amazing it truly was! We flew into Nairobi where we whiled away a day relaxing at Hemingway’s boutique hotel
An absolutely stunning hotel in its symmetry and flooded with natural light. Within the hotel is its luxury spa where I slipped into my St Tropez halter swimsuit and settled in for some serious relaxation.
The next day we hopped on the flight to Masai Mara the main part of the safari trip. We stayed at the Angama Mara, a breath taking lodge located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Masai Mara, which is considered by many people to be the best game reserve on the continent.
There were two intimate camps of fifteen tented suites, a private airfield and access to the Mara below. You could go on tailor-made safari days all with a famously warm Kenyan welcome from your personal safari tour guide. Ours was Jackson who made the trip extra special and provided us with safari facts in an engaging and educational way for the children it was truly special.
Along with your personal safari guide you are also provided your own butler for the length of your stay who catered for our needs.
It was made even more special as my son celebrated his birthday in true Kenyan style. Entertainment was laid out, a gorgeous Kenyan style BBQ with music and dancing under the stars.
Although we didn’t see a rhino, we saw every other animal you would expect to see while on safari, we even saw a cheetah kill after patiently waiting!
Our safari trip of a life-time was followed by a relaxing holiday in Zanzibar. If you want to go somewhere with white sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters I would definitely recommend Zanzibar. We spent the final part the trip in a newly opened resort, Zuri Zanzibar. It offers a completely unique experience for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
Resort décor is very tasteful giving guests a choice to stay in bungalows, suites or villas all overlooking the beach and close to the mesmerising azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Even though it was the relaxing part of the holiday, there is so much to do from swimming with turtle and dolphins, water sports and a private beach bar in the evenings that we ended up busy every day!
It is definitely somewhere to visit, I can’t recommend it enough!