The FAMILY SAFARI is specifically designed for families with children aged 5 years and up. In addition to amazing game viewing, it offers a great variety of activities and fun filled adventures to suit every family member. There will be close encounters with baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, hand feeding of Reticulated giraffe at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi and an exciting boat ride on Lake Naivasha to see fish eagle and get up close to hippos in the water.
Tailored to satisfy the "young explorer's minds" , there are wonderful activities available for children in particular. Short safari walks around the intimate Mara Bush Camp & meeting with the local Maasai people, learning "how to read" wildlife tracks and crafting bows and arrows in addition to arts and crafts in the bush.
This tour is also a special experience for the adults! Discover the dramatic African landscape, learn about different cultures and meet the local tribe...amidst an abundance of wildlife unmatched in Africa.
BB: bed & breakfast - HB: half board - FB: full board
DAY 1: Full day Nairobi
After breakfast pick up from your town hotel and drive to the famous Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage where you will meet orphaned baby elephants and watch them play from 11 am to noon. You also have the chance of adopting your own baby elephant which is a wonderful thing to do. Lunch at Utamaduni with a shopping opportunity for the whole family. Afternoon visit to hand feed the rare Rothsschild Giraffe at Giraffe Center and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve (driving time 5.5 hrs in 4 wheel drive vehicle)
After a scrumptious breakfast depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive for a late lunch at the intimate and well located Mara Bush Camp. This will be your base for all your game drives and activities in the coming days. An afternoon game drive will give you a first insight in spotting some of the "Big Five". Listen to camp fire stories under the African Night sky. Dinner and overnight at Mara Bush Camp. (FB)
DAY 4 - 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy unlimited game drives in the reserve. The great migration of the wildebeest takes place be-tween July and November where you will witness thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the park, try-ing to cross the Mara Rivers. Visit a Maasai Village to get to know the local Maasai Tribe. Children can spend time making Maasai beaded necklaces and bow / arrow while parents may have some time for themselves. In the little “Creative Manyatta”, children are well taken care of and will create arts and crafts out of what they find in the bush. You could head out with a packed breakfast and stay out all morning or enjoy a picnic lunch in the park while waiting at the river for a crossing. There are activities for the whole family with time well spent out in nature. All meals and overnight at Mara Bush Camp (FB)
DAY 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Naivasha
Enjoy your last early morning game drive and a delightful breakfast at the camp. Afterwards leave the Mara and head for the scenic Lake Naivasha. Arrive in time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge where you can walk among Giraffe & antelopes. We recommend a walk /or bike ride in the scenic Hell’s Gate National park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (FB)
DAY 7: Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
We invite you for a boat ride on the lake today with its prolific birdlife and hippos in the lake. Depart for Nairobi late morning to arrive in time for late lunch / early afternoon at your town hotel.
End of Arrangements
Rate based on a family of two adults and two children
Price per adult sharing in a double room from: USD. 1,730.00
Price per child under 12 years sharing with parents from: USD. 1,195.00
Price per child under 12 years in own room: USD. 1,450.00
This safari is also valid for fewer participants, or can be combined with a beach holiday. We will be happy to tailor make the proposal accordingly, kindly send us your request!
Included in the price of this safari:
- Transport and exclusive use of our custom safari built 4x4 Landcruisers with pop-up roof hatches.
- English speaking driver / guide, member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association with bronze or silver level
- Unlimited Game drives
- 02 nights on bed and breakfast at the Southern Sun Mayfair or similar
- 03 nights on full board accommodation at Mara Bush Camp
- 01 nights on full board accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
- Complimentary morning tea / coffee in your car
- Complimentary mineral water while on game drives
- Visit a traditional Maasai Village
- Visit to the David Sheldrick Orphanage in Nairobi
- Visit and hand feed Rothsschild Giraffe at Giraffe Center
- Warrior Program for our little Wildlife Explorers
- Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
- Visit to Hell's Gate National park with guided walk or cycle ride
- Souvenir / Gift for children on arrival / departure
- Pick up / drop off from your town hotel.
Excluded in the offered package:
- International flight to / from Nairobi
- Visa fees for Kenya
- Telephone, laundry and dry cleaning
- Tips and Gratuities
- Travel and Cancellation / Medical Insurance
- All park entrance fees
Please contact us for more information / bookings and inquiries:
Off Riverside Drive / On Riverside Lane, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 – 444 56 69 / 444 56 80
Mobile: +254 – 716 639 388 or +254 – 733 888027 or +254 – 733 888042
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Joanne Kiao – Senior Consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Wanjau – Senior Consultant: email@example.com