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Escape to Kenya and Seychelles in Style

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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Masai Mara

Days 1 - 3: Masai Mara

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Location Map

Located In the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy, adjoining the Masai Mara National Reserve, guests at Ol Seki Hemingways are offered a uniquely private safari experience.

Enjoy Big 5 game viewing in an open safari vehicle in the pristine surroundings of the conservancy, where the abundance of wildlife allows guests to enjoy day and night drives away from the hustle of mass tourism. Only 6 guests are on each safari vehicle, so everyone is guaranteed a 'window seat' for excellent photographic opportunities. Day trips into the Masai Mara National Reserve can also be organised on request, along with a hot air balloon safari, guided walks with a Masai guide, and cultural visits to the local Masai community.

The library tent offers an extensive selection of local and international literature, giving guests the chance to enjoy a read while soaking in the stunning views of the plains. Share a story with fellow guests and staff over a drink from the complimentary bar. Traditional African decor and colonial furnishing provide the perfect safari atmosphere.

Down from the library, along a lantern lit pathway you will come to the viewing deck. Take in the incredible views of the nearby waterhole in the day and in the evening look up to see the incredible African night sky, sundowners in hand as the evening campfire blazes. During the heat of the day, cool off and take a dip in the infinity pool.

Move into the dining tent and enjoy a 3 course selection of international cuisine while you watch the giraffe graze below. For a more romantic setting, meals can be organised in the privacy of your tent, or perhaps you would prefer to enjoy a romantic candle lit dinner under the nearby ancient Ndorobo caves.

There are 6 luxury high domed safari tents, each boasting floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto a large private terrace with a 270 degree panoramic view across the vast plains. Each tent remains completely hidden from the next for the utmost privacy and seclusion.

The Simba Private Villa is made up of two enormous double bedrooms, both en-suite, with a magnificent terrace with private plunge pool, a private chef as well as a private game drive vehicle and guide.  The  Villa is sold as one unit and can take up to either 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children giving you an entirely exclusive getaway.

Example Details For Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Nina Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; Conservancy fees; soft drinks, beer and house wine; airstrip transfers; one shared night drive and one shared bush breakfast; and twice-daily shared game drives in the Conservancy are included. Additional day game drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (the Masai Mara National Reserve daily fee will be an additional per person cost).

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 13:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All the tents are en-suite with hot water showers and flush toilets.  A hair dryer is provided and the beds have mosquito netting.

The Nina tents all have a large deck area.

The Simba and Chui Tents both have a kitchen, dining room and living area. Both tents have 2 large double en-suite bedrooms which connect to the main living area.

The main guest areas include a library tent, dining tent and a main deck area with a swimming pool.

Breakfast is served at the dining tent with a choice of the healthy continental buffet or a hearty and familiar English breakfast. Sundowners and other snacks and nibbles are on offer in the evenings in the library tent or on the deck.

Private dining can be arranged. In the Nina tents you will be served from the kitchen and a waiter will be available. In the Chui and Simba tents a private chef can be requested, who will cook for guests in the tent kitchen and serve guests at the dining table. Other locations for private dining can also be arranged (but some may incur an additional charge, such as a private dinner in the bush).

A limited laundry service is available.

Credit cards are accepted.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the tents.

Activities available include game drives, guided walks, balloon safaris, horseback safaris and community visits. Especially during the months of the migration, many guests do enjoy one full day in the Mara Reserve itself, along the main rivers in the hopes of spotting a wildebeest crossing. You can arrange this directly with the lodge who will send you out with a picnic lunch and the drinks of your choice to enjoy the day.

Hemingways Nairobi

Nairobi

Day 4: Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi Location Map

Hemingways Nairobi is an elegant boutique hotel situated in Nairobi's peaceful Karen residential area, with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong Hills and the property's 8 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. The property is just 30 km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 15 km from Wilson Airport.

The location of Hemingways Nairobi is perfect to explore the Nairobi National Park, which is home to large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, cheetah, and a large number of lions - all living wild within 20 minutes of the busy city. The Elephant Orphanage is very close, where visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the feeding of baby orphaned elephants and rhinos up close, and so is the Giraffe Centre, again where visitors can photograph and feed the giraffe. Or take a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, Karen Blixen's former home, and relive your memories of both the book and the film 'Out of Africa'.

The relaxed Hemingways Nairobi Brasserie is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Private dining can also be arranged for guests if required.  Afternoon tea can also be enjoyed on the terrace. The Hemingways Bar is a contemporary venue with the ambience and comfort of a private club.

The Hemingway Spa offes a range of facial and body treatments. There is also a heated swimming pool and gym which is open 7 days a week.

There are 19 Executive Suites, 24 Deluxe Suites and 2 Presidential Suites. Each bedroom is approximately 80 square metres and has a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills. The décor feature muted colours and textured fabric while subtle touches of brass, mahogany and leather add to the colonial grandeur of the beautifully finished rooms. Some of the rooms interconnect, making this ideal for families.

The guest attention is personal and sincere, offering a seamless service from the moment you arrive to when you depart. Your dedicated butler will be available all the time, offering a personalised, bespoke service with the traditional values of discretion and convenience.

Example Details For Hemingways Nairobi

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Hemingways Nairobi Location.

Address

Hemingways Nairobi,Mbagathi Ridge, Karen

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have air conditioning, a hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, a fan and heater, a mini bar, room safe, TV, and mosquito nets. Hypoallergenic pillows are available on request. A complimentary daily local newspaper is offered.

The Deluxe Suites are 80 square metres and are located on the ground floor of each wing. Each room features a seating area and private terrace. Large en-suite bathrooms feature walk-in closets, double vanity units and separate bath, shower and WC.

The Executive Suites are 80 square metres and are located on the upper floor of each wing. They feature high vaulted ceilings and seating area and private terrace. Large en-suite bathrooms feature walk-in closets, double vanity units and separate bath, shower and WC.

The Blixen Suite is 160 square metres. It is a one bedroom suite which includes an elegant living room with dining area, guest WC and kitchen with butler access. The master bedroom has a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace with exquisite views of the surroundings.

The Hemingway Suite is 240 square metres. It includes a beautifully appointed living room, study, dining room, guest WC and kitchen with butler access. The living room and dining room open to a large connected terrace. The master bedroom has a very spacious en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in closet, standalone bath, shower and WC, and a separate terrace looking out over the rolling lawns and Ngong Hills.

Housed in its own wing of the hotel overlooking the pool and manicured gardens, the Hemingways Spa offers guests peace and relaxation. The Spa menu combines both French and custom designed treatments crafted from locally sourced ingredients.

With a Hollywood themed decor and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Brasserie offers a wide choice of international dishes with modern European and South Asian flavours. Light bites to be enjoyed in the bar, on the terrace or at the pool and the 24 hour in room dining service offers guests the chance to relax in their suite in complete privacy.

The glass enclosed Wine Cellar seats up to 12 and stocks an international selection of Old and New World wines to be discovered in the tastings organised in the cellar’s comfortable setting.

A Victorian tradition, Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the Residents’ Lounge or on the terrace. A
gourmet selection of hand crafted miniature cakes and pastries, classic English finger sandwiches and
an exotic selection of teas and infusions is available. Adding some champagne can help mark a special
occasion.

The main guest areas also include a gym, bar, and pool area.  There is secure parking.

Jomo Kenyatta Airport is 30 km away; Wilson Airport is 15 km away.

Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Mahe

Days 5 - 11: Mahe

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Location Map

Kempinski Seychelles Resort is an indulgent retreat that captures the spirit of the Seychelles. Located on the exclusive south end of Mahé directly on the famous Baie Lazare, the resort is a mere 30 minutes from the international airport and only 40 minutes from the capital Victoria. Discover a world of exceptional experiences, from tranquil beachside luxury to soothing nature-based leisure activities and enjoy a holiday that complements your every desire.

The resort is located on an 800m stretch of remarkably beautiful beach. Sun loungers are discreetly positioned between palm trees along the length of the beach, creating a remarkable sense of privacy. Despite being positioned on a beautifully landscaped 64 hectare property, the resort has been laid out in such a way that guests are never very far away from the water.

The temperature is warm enough to swim all year round, but, if ever you tire of swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear Indian Ocean, there is an Olympic-length swimming pool, where guests can cool off or burn some energy swimming laps. There is even a children's paddling pool at the Kids Club, so that no guest is left out of the aquatic fun.

The south of Mahe has some of the most beautiful and diverse dive sites in the Seychelles. The resort's 5* PADI dive centre at the resort is able to cater for divers of all experience levels - from seasoned dive masters to absolute beginners who are eager to experience the magic of scuba diving for the very first time. They also offer various PADI courses for guests that are interested in advancing their scuba skills during their stay.

Glass bottom boat excursions, surfing, and kayaking excursions can be booked at the Watersports Pavillion for fun on the water rather than in the water.

The Kempinski Spa offers a range of treatments and also has a fully equipped fitness centre. The resort also has tennis and volleyball courts, a casino and bike hire.

Elegantly appointed Hill View, Beachside and Sea View rooms promote a feeling of tranquility and bliss. All rooms are decorated in warm, earthy tones and are equipped with modern amenities. 

Diverse flavours capture the cultural mix of the Seychelles and you can experience this at the various bars and restaurants found within the resort. Private dining options are also available.

Example Details For Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Sea View Garden Room (Early Booking offer applied)
Includes: Breakfast is included. Dinner supplement can be added on request.
 
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Kempinski Seychelles Resort Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 15:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 12:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome. A babysitting service is available (additional cost).

All rooms have air conditioning, interactive TV system, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, mini fridge, room safe, hairdryers, fully equipped bathrooms, a terrace or balcony and a sofa in the sitting area.

The resort has 3 restaurants, a bar and lounge area, swimming pool, gift shop, water sports pavilion, fitness centre (open 24 hrs), tennis courts and a luxury spa.

The spa offers a variety of different treatments, massages and is open from 09:00 to 20:00 (additional cost).

Scuba diving excursions and various PADI diving courses can be arranged at the PADI Centre behind the water sports pavilion (additional cost).

Reef shoes, snorkelling, masks, snorkels, fins/flippers and life jackets are available free of charge at the water sports pavilion.

Sports and recreational activities include sailing, non-motorized water sports (such as kayaks, snorkelling), volleyball, badminton, bicycle hire (free) and hiking/nature walks up Mount Kempinski.

Yoga and pilates sessions on a hill, surfing lessons and paddle boarding hire are available at an additional cost.

The hotel is equipped with free-of-charge Wi-Fi. All public areas, including the lobby, are connected with wireless high speed internet access. For internet speed upgrade, an additional charge will be included with your final bill.

While swimming trunks, beach wear, and shorts are acceptable during the daytime around the hotel, the hotel requires guests to dress appropriately for dinner in the restaurants - for men, this is long trousers, t-shirts with a collar or shirts and shoes; for ladies, this is smart casual wear, including trousers, skirts or dresses.

The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from Mahe International Airport or 40 minutes from the Port.

Kindly note that the use of drones is strictly prohibited within the property grounds.

A laundry and dry cleaning service is available (additional cost).

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