“An undeniable favourite of mine is the safari experiences found in both Kenya and Tanzania, the place I now call home.” Julia Fryer, Director – Iconic Africa. “My favourite tour is a combination of Giraffe Manor in Nairobi for a night and then onto one of the incredible camps in the Mara where you get to observe the migration in absolute awe. Having been a horse-safari-guide living in the Mara for extended periods, I can undoubtedly say that one will battle to ever experience the genuine, wild bush experiences like you do in East Africa. What stands out for me is the vast expanse of green grasslands, space for your soul to expand, game as far as the eye can see, starry nights, crossing the Mara river on horseback (and having to navigate inquisitive hippos), gigantic banks of dark, thunder clouds, escaping flash floods and the cacophony of beetles singing their sunset tunes.”
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that extends back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa. Not to mention the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows, to say hi before retreating to their forest sanctuary.
On the edge of the Mara Triangle, beneath the Olooloolo Escarpment, Swahili for “zigzag,” lies a lush, magical oasis of giant fig and wild ebony trees that is home to an intimate, colonial, Kenyan escape. Bateleur is a sanctuary of comfort, shade, coolness and luxury, a welcome retreat from the heat and wide-open spaces of the surrounding savannah.
Accommodation: Bateleur Camp
Perched on the edge of Africa’s Great Rift Valley is a lodge that comes as close to heaven on earth, as possible. Angama Mara, Swahili for “suspended in mid air” boasts the best views in the Masai Mara. A place that constantly takes your breath away, where happiness reigns and peace is all encompassing, where you literally stand on the edge of the world. Owner managed and run by the reputable Fitzgerald family, Angama Mara is the ultimate African safari destination.
Accommodation: Angama Mara
Situated in the western corridor of the legendary Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru boasts its own beach and natural waterhole. Beyond that is the Grumeti River and the riverine woodland that surrounds it, home to a host of Africa’s most majestic creatures. Singita Faru Faru really is something else, it is the ultimate in classic safari lodges, set in one of the most exquisite locations, boasting incredible game experiences and the very best East African hospitality. Here you don’t even need to leave the lodge, due to the waterhole the safari comes to you.
Accommodation: Singita Faru Faru
Just off Zanzibar’s north-eastern tip, resting on a secluded island, you will find Mnemba Island Lodge – Africa’s most exclusive beach lodge. Famous for its astounding coral reefs and its esteemed reputation for being one of the most amorous ocean destinations in the world, Mnemba Island Lodge is the perfect romantic getaway. With its rustic charm and its gorgeous ocean views, Mnemba will not disappoint!
This tour has been compiled especially for you by our very own East Africa specialist and combines only the very best in East African hospitality, classic safari experiences, sumptuous luxury and unbelievable wildlife encounters.
Accommodation: andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge
Day 1: Giraffe ManorGiraffe Manor
Day 2 - 5: &Beyond Bateleur&Beyond Bateleur
Day 6-8: Angama MaraAngama Mara
Day 9 - 11: Singita Faru FaruSingita Faru Faru
Day 12 - 14: &Beyond Mnemba Island&Beyond Mnemba Island
Why Julia’s Magical East African Adventure
Why Julia’s Magical East African Adventure
- Five unparalleled luxury destinations
- East African charm and culture at its finest
- The absolute abundance and magic of the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Zanzibar all in one.
- All flights, transfers and private guide included.
Let us help you create an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime East African adventure now!
Singita Faru Faru
Situated in the western corridor of the legendary Serengeti, Singita Faru Faru boasting its own beach and natural waterhole. Beyond that is the Grumeti River and the riverine woodland that surrounds it, home to a host of Africa’s most majestic creatures. Singita Faru Faru really is something else, it is the ultimate in classic safari lodges, set in one of the most exquisite locations and boasting incredible game experiences and the very best East African hospitality. Here you don’t even need to leave the lodge, due to the waterhole the safari comes to you.
Classic yet contemporary
The nine stone, canvas and thatched suites (including a family suite and a 2-bedroom villa) have the air of a classic safari camp, yet the interiors offer the ultimate in contemporary chic with panoramic glass windows, mirrored room dividers and free-standing claw-foot baths. The surrounding grassland is so awash with wildlife that guests can lounge in the swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, recline in the Lodge’s elevated viewing decks, or unwind in the comfort of your luxurious room and watch as predators and prey are drawn right up to the lodge. Each suites is en suite complete with a bath and outdoor shower. There is a dedicated family suite suitable for a family of four and the Villa Suite is ideal for couples travelling together as it can accommodate 4 adults.
The ultimate East African luxury
The lodge is built in the classic East African style and offers all the creature comforts one could wish for. There is a comfortable lounge and elegant dining room, elevated viewing decks, a heated plunge pool, a spa and even a Colonial Trading Post. Faru Faru Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserve inside the Serengeti – and you can only stay in this area with Singita. This means you are guaranteed a private and exclusive game viewing experience, far removed from the throngs of tourists in most other parts of the Serengeti. It’s the pinnacle of luxurious living on your very own piece of Africa.
So much fun to be had
In addition to the regular game daily game drives you can also opt for an adventurous night drive, the perfect opportunity to witness the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Or you can take it one step further and go on a once-in- a-lifetime balloon Safari! Now that is something you almost cannot say no to! The one-hour safaris drift you over the legendary Serengeti as the sun is rising over the horizon. Watch from a different perspective as you leave the world behind and wonder in awe at the exquisite below as Africa wakes up to yet another heart- warmingly beautiful day.
Singita Faru Faru also offers horse safaris, walking safaris and community tour visits. Or if you are simply looking to refresh your body and soul then there is a state-of- the-art spa and gym waiting for you.
Contact Iconic Africa and we can arrange scheduled flights or private charters from Nairobi or Arusha airports. All flights land at the Singita airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge.