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Please Go Away Experience:

The Best of East & Southern Africa

October 07th - October 16th, 2022

Join Please Go Away Specialist Silvana Frappier for a hosted experience with Micato Safaris like no other. On this journey you will experience the wondrous game lands of the Serengeti-Maasai Mara which you will have plenty of time to explore and take in during your guided game drives and sunset cocktails in the bush. You will also have the opportunity to venture to the breathtaking panorama of the Ngorongoro Crater that should be on everyone's African bucket list. You'll enjoy luxury accommodations at a beautiful collection of carefully-curated camps and lodges including Sir Richard Branson's personal camp in Kenya. See below a detailed day by day breakdown of what this trip has in store for you if you would like to join us for this African adventure.

About your PGA Host

Silvana Frappier

 

Silvana Frappier is a lifelong traveler and a passionate believer in the power of travel to enrich people’s lives. Silvana holds citizenship in the U.S, Italy, and Brazil, and is fluent in English, Italian, and Portuguese. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South, Central, and North America, and crafts her itineraries based upon first-hand experiences at the world’s most iconic properties and destinations.Silvana is an active member of the Virtuoso network and is regularly invited to participate in panels and workshops designed to help the industry evolve to best serve today’s luxury travelers.Silvana is also the host of “Luxe Less Known”, a web series produced by Page28.com, where she travels across the globe to experience the world’s next hot destinations.

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Trip Itinerary:

Day One: Nairobi and the serene Hemingways hostelry

We fly northeast from Zambia and Victoria Falls to Nairobi and Hemingways, a quietly ravishing haven for lovers of old-style pananche mixed with modern amenities and great cuisine, wonderfully set in the lush suburb of Karen.

There will be an optional post safari extension for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. For detailed information on this extension please request it by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form.

Day Two & Three: Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri in the Maasai Mara

We fly west from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara, the northern, more verdant section of the single most salubrious wildlife habitat on this or any known planet, the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem. Game drives in the Mara are especially fruitful….Our Mara headquarters is Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri, whose innovatively designed, yet very African tents “resemble the tents of our youth like a Gulfstream G650 resembles a Piper Cub,” as we said a while back. Mzuri is auspiciously set next to one of the Mara’s prime migration pathways.

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Day Four & Five: A lightening of spirit in the storied Serengeti

Now— these are thrilling safari words!— into the Serengeti, amazing in its enormity, its almost infinite skies and long, golden reaches, its million-year quiet. We’ll make far-ranging game drives on the great plain and in its riverine forests, based from the stunningly deluxe Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, set on rocky bluffs, giving us vast, endlessly stimulating views.

Day Six & Seven: Lake Manyara and the epic Ngorongoro Crater

A typically spectacular flight and pleasant drive deliver us to The Manor at Ngorongoro, a marvelous 10-cottage, 20-suite retreat set within a 1500- acre Arabica coffee estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Those of us who began African Splendour in South Africa will recognize the Manor’s elegant Cape Dutch style; those who haven’t will simply be charmed. Our three nights at the Manor are a rare idyll.

We’ll enjoy a restful afternoon (or a very active one; the Manor offers horsebacking, mountain biking, swimming in the Manor’s pool, and estate walks, among other enjoyments), before a classic high tea and dinner in the private dining room or wine cellar.

And the next day we visit one of the earth’s natural masterpieces. We’ve got a lot of affection for Ngorongoro. Here’s the essence of the crater’s tremendous charisma: 25,000 or so large and very viewable mammals— from apex predators to galumphing hippos— inhabit the crater’s 100-square-mile floor, and zigzagging up the old volcano’s forested wall to its rim, and gazing for the first or fifth time at the lush lands and their inhabitants in the crater below, is a great moment in any traveller’s life.

We’ll descend to the crater and excitedly roam from morning to afternoon, stopping at mid-day for a charmingly luxurious bush lunch, before heading back to a serene evening at the Manor.

Now we encounter Lake Manyara. Africa is blessed with epic lakes (Tanganyika is the world’s second deepest; all the Rift Lakes are gigantic stunners), but many, including Ernest Hemingway, consider the smaller gem of Lake Manyara— with its diamond-white alkali rim, its million or so coral-coloured flamingos, and the deep sapphire waters at its centre— the loveliest of all. After a relaxed (or active) morning at the Manor, we’ll embark on a fine afternoon of game viewing around the lake (many tree-climbing lions frequent Manyara’s Africa-embodying scrublands, mahogany forests, and bird-thronged marshlands). And after cocktails and canapés in the bush, we head back to the Manor for a final night before regretfully getting ready to head home.

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Day Seven: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

There will be an optional post safari extension for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. For detailed information on this extension please request it by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form.

Day Seven: Return to Nairobi for flights home

After flying back to Nairobi, we’ll visit the Micato-AmericaShare Harambee Centre in the afternoon, relax in a day room at Fairmont The Norfolk or the equally refreshing Boma Nairobi, have a quiet dinner, and head out to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for our late evening flights home, where we arrive, tired but exalted, on Day 17 of this mightily splendid safari.

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Pricing Details

$19,190 Land arrangements, per person - based on double occupancy.

$1,700 Internal Airfare, per person - based on double occupancy.

A good faith deposit of $500 per person to secure a reservation - we

recommend as soon as possible.

This would be refundable until February 15, 2021 - at which time we will need the usual 20%. Deposit. The 20% deposit is refundable until 90 days before arrival, less than $500 per person.

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PGA Perks

Book this departure by Oct 31, 2021, and receive a $150 per person gift credit valid in the online safari shop for gear and apparel.