February 21, 2020 admin@oto

The Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

How about an once-in-a-lifetime experience of a Safari on a helicopter, a horseback, a hot air balloon or a jet ski?

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No need to choose now… check on the top must-try experiences in Africa!

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Kenya is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful countries on the African continent, offering travelers a myriad of scenic destinations and unique activities to indulge in. One can find from bustling cosmopolitan cities featuring exemplary local & international hotel brands and signature dining experiences & bars, to truly unforgettable African wildlife safaris, pristine white-sandy beaches leading into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, picture-perfect lakeside retreats, Africa’s tallest mountains and so much more…

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Whether in Kenya for business or leisure, or a combination of the two, your fondest memories of this Country’s enchanting landscapes and its friendly people will forever-be-etched in your heart!

 

The Masai Mara Safari

This is one of the most looked-forward-to excursions when visiting Kenya and many of our guests will attest to it being “the experience of a lifetime”.

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Our Masai Mara Safaris feature a unique blend of authentic yet luxurious safari adventures, unfenced borders with a number of private conservancies including Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, offering a range of accommodation from child-friendly to romantic, diverse population of resident wild animals including Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo & lion) plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland and gazelle. The Mara’s big cats are even the stars of a popular wildlife TV series and then the highlight of it all happens from July to November, one of nature’s greatest spectacular 8th natural wonder of the world, the Wildebeest Migration reaches the Mara. To reach the Mara’s fresh grazing, wildebeest make dramatic river crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains and regain their strength before returning to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost two million wildebeest.

 

Hot Air Balloon Safari at the Masai Mara

Ballooning takes place at sunrise, which means a predawn wake up with steaming coffee and a chilly drive to the launch.

A sense of excitement ripples through you as the great balloons are slowly filled with hot air, rising up ponderously above their tethered baskets. The land below you is quiet in the peace of dawn as sunrise unfurls in bright colors on the eastern horizon.

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As the earth warms up, wildlife starts to move – the cool of early morning is the best time of day for game viewing, and a hot air balloon gives you an especially superb view of the plains. The balloon can fly relatively low over big herds, making this one of the best ways to see the full splendor of the wild animals and majorly the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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When you touch down on solid earth again, a glorious champagne brunch awaits you, prepared and served on the Savannah – the perfect end to an extraordinary and serene safari experience!

 

Helicopter Safaris

If you are looking for another uniquely thrilling aerial experience, a scenic Helicopter Safari is simply another must try. Climb aboard your very own private chopper, which will have you soaring high above skies, enjoying unparalleled ‘birds-eye-views’ of the untouched natural landscapes, terrains and wildlife below.

The most famous destinations to fly over include the ice-capped snowy peaks of Mount Kenya, the Masai Mara, numerous Conservancy Areas dotted around the country, the Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and, of course, the truly spectacular Deserts of Northern Kenya.

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Guest Review: “Simply Sensational!”.

 

Guided Horseback Safari

If you’re looking for a different type of wildlife viewing opportunity, one that evokes a feeling of a pure African adventure and one that was once experienced by the great safari enthusiasts & explorers of the past – then this is truly it!

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Jump onto your horse and ride into the wild as Ernest Hemingway once did, through the grasslands, in search of animals, unique to their environment.  From the wide open plains of the Masai Mara, to Laikipia, Lake Naivasha, Mount Kenya, Chyulu Hills and beyond, these are just some of the prime locations for Horseback Safaris in Kenya. A truly exhilarating experience awaits!

 

Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

If you’ll be visiting Kenya’s Diani Beach, this restaurant should definitely be on your bucket list. A restaurant in a natural coral cave with a rooftop opening to give you the experience of wining and dining under the stars while in a cave, offering you both indoor and outdoor experience for couples and families. It dates back more than 150,000+ years! It is best known for its local cuisines and an enjoyable plethora of international and local seafood cuisine delicacies!

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The Pilli-Pipa & Kisite Marine Park

Enjoy Kenya’s ultimate most popular snorkeling and diving boat safari to the famous Kisite Marine Park, just 50km from Diani Beach.
Snorkel and/or scuba dive in warm waters with pristine coral and marine life diversity, home to dolphins, turtles, stingrays, moray eels and an unbelievable diversity of fish and coral species.

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You’ll have the chance to snorkel twice in Kisite Marine Park before sailing to your private restaurant on Wasini Island to experience a traditional and fresh Swahili seafood lunch.
Your excursion with us includes return transfers to and from your Diani/ Mombasa hotel, all Marine Park entrance fees, use of modern and maintained snorkeling equipment, all snacks and beverages on board.

 

Jet Ski dolphin Safari in Diani

We’ve all had a go on a Jet Ski, but we take it a step further with a guided adrenaline filled Jet Ski Safari where you’ll enjoy a dip and experience the beautiful view of Diani from the open sea and the most crystal-clear blue waters around Kenya’s southern coast.

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Whale Shark Diving in Diani Beach

If you can get your head around the idea of a giant shark-like creature swimming next to you, then this is an aquatic adventure you will enjoy. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. They are not predatory, like other sharks, they spend most of their time cruising the open ocean, which means much of their lives remain a mystery.

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Whale Sharks are spotted near the coast of Diani during the months of February – March and then from November – December. You can swim with the whale sharks out on the reef and dolphins are also spotted during these adventures. It is an amazing experience to interact with these gentle giants!

 

Browns Cheese Limuru

Launched in 1979 this exclusive farm prides itself in crafting only 100% natural and glorious cheese, made in the highlands of Kenya. Based in Limuru, it produces seventeen different varieties of cheese.

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Brown’s Cheese has earned worldwide recognition, recently winning seven awards at the South Africa Dairy Championships.

 

Kiambethu Tea Farm Limuru

Experience a wonderful day out in the tea farms of Kiambethu. Stay at a charming farmhouse surrounded by acres and acres of fresh tea, get an insight into the tea making process followed by an opportunity to see tea fields, later you can take a short walk into the indigenous forest and learn about the plants, watch the Colobus monkeys and birds that are resident in the gardens and sum up with a beautifully prepared 3-course lunch as you enjoy uninhibited views of the Kenya Ngong Hills.

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The Giraffe Manor Lang’ata

Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, owned by The Safari Collection. Often referred to as one of the most “instagrammed” properties in the world, Giraffe Manor is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Lang’ata suburb of Nairobi.

Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings. The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s and the elegant long legged giraffes have roamed its lawns since the 1970s.

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One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

With its stately facade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film “Out of Africa”.

 

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

One of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organization, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.

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The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was established more than 40 years ago. It is located in Nairobi National Park and is open to the public for one hour every day, from 11 am to noon, excluding 25th December. It aims to protect a number of threatened and endangered keystone species across Kenya, including black and white rhinos, as well as iconic animals like African elephants. You can also adopt an orphan elephant or rhino at US$50 per year for yourself or as a gift – offering life and hope to an animal in need.

 

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki

One of the most exclusive Natural Wildlife Conservancies in East Africa is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary and home to Baraka, everyone’s favorite blind black rhino, who was one of the first rhinos born on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Baraka is now an ambassador for his species, as well as a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta.

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Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals including non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo & lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Other numerous activities at the conservancy include Game Drives, Lion Tracking with specialized guides, riding with rhinos and the Sweetwater’s chimpanzee’s sanctuary.

 

Champagne Breakfast on the Slopes of Mt. Kenya

Picture yourself breathing in the fresh crisp mountain air, whilst you enjoy an indulgent breakfast, paired with only the finest bottles of bubbly, as the warmness of the morning sun touches your skin. This is class, serenity and opulence, all intertwined, at the base of Africa’s second highest mountain.

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Kite surfing

Consistent and reliable wind, miles of decongestant crystal clear lagoon and the No1 beach in Africa, Galu Beach is an all-round fun kiting destination. It has an established kite community to hang around with. The reef parallel to the beach is an endless wave-riding playground. Galu is part of the tropical destination. The kite-surfing spot is perfect for learning and progressing with shallow flat water, a wide, soft, beach of brilliant white sand, warm water all year round, a safe environment and easy beach access. There are two wind seasons in Kenya for kitesurfing: from mid of December till beginning of March and from June till beginning of September.

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These are just a few of the experiences and excursions we take pride in offering our valued clientele.

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