Trip Length

8 Days // 7 Nights

Trip Collection


Luxury Level


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Up in the Air Life proudly presents our first almost all-inclusive trip featuring an East African journey through Kenya and Uganda.  We’ll enjoy the most pimped-out luxury safari camp in the Masai Mara, which is one of the richest national parks with a high population of cats.  There we will live in the lapse of luxury in a brand new refurbished camp in suites positioned on a riverbank with hippos with a wrap-around balcony and sunbeds.  After a four-night stay enjoying game drives, multi-course lunches and dinners, sundowners, tea times, and unlimited cocktails, we’ll head to Uganda; where we will enjoy a relaxing night followed by a half-day of Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi National Forest.  This is a trip of a lifetime and we can’t wait for you to to live the Kenya + Uganda Experience!

April 4-11, 2021


Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya! Nairobi, located in East Africa, resides on the coastline on the Indian Ocean.  On arrival you’ll be met at the airport for your VIP Meet and Greet  transfer to the hotel.  Enjoy the scenic ride in Nairobi as it soaks in that you are home.  For those of you who have been to the Continent, welcome back!  Tonight we’ll connect with each other and break bread at our Welcome Dinner.  Rest up tonight tomorrow our adventure begins!

Meals:  Dinner


Enjoy a deluxe leisure breakfast before we are whisked to Wilson Airport for our connection to the Masai Mara. On arrival you’ll have time to relax and freshen up in your luxury safari suite before lunch is served. This unique safari camp could be one of the best hotels you’ve experienced in your life. Each room is spacious with a sunket living room and floor to ceiling glass windows that look out to a river bed with hippopotamus and the occasional elephant and monkey that hikes up the hill.  Your bathroom is spacious with a free standing tub and a soft rain overhead shower that has multiple faucets pouring down on slate!  Each room includes a patio with sunbeds and wrap around porch to satisfy your sophisticated taste.  After lunch we’ll enjoy our first drive and has dinner in the main dining room where veranda commands a dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting for afternoon tea and after dinner star gazing. After dinner we’ll enjoy a camp fire with a night cap as we share our pictures from the day.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


This morning after breakfast at the camp we’ll venture out with our expert guides to explore the Massai Mara. The Mara is a fabulous place or seeing lions, cheetahs, leopards and all of the big five, with a variety of plains game and over 300 bird species. The plains offer a rich variety of food for the dominant predators while elephants roam amongst the large herds of wildebeest and topi, eland and buffalo. In the Mara River, hippos submerge to snort and grumble while crocodiles sunbathe, mouths agape, on the riverbanks.  After our drive we’ll head back for mid-afternoon high tea and lunch. Tonight we’ll enjoy another delectable multi-course dinner followed by a camp fire with nightcap.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


For early risers you can take advantage of a sunrise Hot Air Ballon ride (additional cost) that floats gently over the plains and the plethora of game. The balloon lands around one hour after taking off with breakfast being prepared nearby. The smells of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as you begin breakfast with platefuls of exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, of course, glasses of bubbly to toast your flight.

This afternoon after a morning game drive, we’ll get an insight into the vibrant and still traditional way of life of the Maasai. Learn about the medicinal plants that grow here, the importance of cattle and the stages of life through which all Maasai pass, from young boy or girl to respected elder. Accompanied by an experienced Maasai guide you are invited to visit the village which is built along traditional lines; complete with cattle enclosure, outer palisade and mud and cow dung huts. Meet the elders, their wives and families and learn about the social structure of the homestead, the role of women in their society and many more aspects of their daily life. Interaction and discussion is encouraged, so whether the ladies are building a hut, the warriors are dancing or making fire with stones and sticks, guests are free to join in.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


Today is a leisure day at the safari camp.  Rest up and enjoy the spectacular views over the Mara River and the soothing sound of the river and hippos in the background.  You’ll have no choice but to relax. You’ll have the option to indulge at the spa which offers a range of treatments from facials to body massages, the spa uses products from the Africology and French marine-based Thalgo range. Choose from a range of treatments such as a full body sweet and savoury scrub, pure collagen velvet mask, an indoceane treatment journey or Africology balancing scalp and foot massage. Africology manicures and copper & hot stone pedicures are also available.

In the afternoon you’ll have a unique opportunity to visit a local school that is sponsored by the Sanctuary Safari lodge, in which we stay.  We’ll also have an opportunity to take a Nature’s Walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees and insects and their use in the daily lives of the Maasai tribe. Visit our award-winning wetlands which cleanses wastewater naturally before returning it to the environment. There is an opportunity to plant a tree, leaving a positive mark in Africa. Our naturalist shares his intimate knowledge of the surrounding environment and how many of the trees and plants are used for medicinal purposes. Watch the hippos, learn to identify the birds from their song, stop and learn about insects and even the fascinating system ants have to build and maintain their ant-hills. Your guide will also point out animal signs which are everywhere, but not that easily noticed.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


This morning after an incredible breakfast we’ll head to Uganda. Sanctuary Retreat’s Gorilla Forest Camp is located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the perfect base for a tracking experience as it offers luxury in the heart of the rainforest. Lunch is served at camp. In the afternoon you can just relax and take in the fresh air or take a forest walk, which is a nice way to warm up before the Gorilla tracking. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area. There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and eleven kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


Enjoy an early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the ‘habituated’ family groups in Northern Bwindi. For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, we are allowed a maximum of one hour with them. We’ll Return to camp late afternoon to rest and share pictures and stories around the camp fire before dinner. On our last dinner we’ll enjoy music and the sounds of laughter as we relish on the last week together.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits


Today we head back to Uganda for your return flight home. You’ll have options to extend at the Gorilla Forest Camp or in the city of Kampala, Uganda.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, and Local Spirits