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8 days

Family safari in Kenya

Our most family-friendly tour in Kenya, where you have your own car, child-friendly lodges, lots of great experiences at your own pace and the option to include a beach holiday.

We support sustainability development in Africa. For every tour booked with us, we plant 10 trees in Zambia. Read more about the sustainability project here.

Family safari in Kenya Family safari in Kenya
8 days

Family safari in Kenya

Our most family-friendly tour in Kenya, where you have your own car, child-friendly lodges, lots of great experiences at your own pace and the option to include a beach holiday.

We support sustainability development in Africa. For every tour booked with us, we plant 10 trees in Zambia. Read more about the sustainability project here.

What is included in the price?
This package includes the following
  • Flights from the UK to Nairobi, including transfer
  • Local English-speaking guide/chauffeur
  • 1 night in Nairobi including breakfast
  • Visit to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage in Nairobi
  • 1 night at a lodge by Lake Naivasha including full board
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley
  • 3 nights at a child-friendly lodge in Masai Mara including full board
  • Masai Mara – the world’s largest concentration of wildlife
  • Transport and safaris in a Land Cruiser 4WD
  • Water per day on the safaris
  • Admission and fees to the national parks and wildlife reserves mentioned
  • Option of extending the tour to include a beach holiday
  • Flights from Nairobi to the UK, including transfers
  • ATOL certificate
  • Emergency hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants

The tour in short

Do you dream of actually showing your children Africa’s wildlife rather than letting them make do with the cartoon format of the “Lion King”? Then, this family safari is for you.

We’ve put together a real family adventure, taking into account the fact that you are travelling with children, who are not generally the most patient of creatures! The holiday is designed so you will be staying in hotels and child-friendly lodges, where you can all be in connecting rooms. We have also taken into account the distances, which can sometimes be great in Africa. On this tour, you will only have the driving necessary to make it a real safari. You will also have your own car, so if the kids get tired or need a juice, you can stop whenever you want.

The tour starts with a visit to the famous elephant orphanage in Nairobi. At Lake Naivasha, you have a chance of seeing hippos, giraffes and monkeys, but the highlight is, of course, the huge herds of animals at Masai Mara. Everything is included during the safari: food, drink, transport, guide and accommodation.

If you wish, you can choose to purchase a beach holiday extension, where you can relax and digest all that you have seen and done on safari.

Why choose this tour

  • You have your own car with a driver and stay at child-friendly lodges with connecting rooms
  • All transport, food and drink, accommodation and guide throughout the safari are included in the price
  • Child-friendly experiences including a visit to an elephant orphanage
  • Option of including a beach holiday after your safari

Our prices always include

  • All international and domestic flights
  • All destination transfers
  • All specified excursions and activities
  • All accommodations
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Departure from the UK

Departure day, where you will fly to Kenya with connecting flights along the way.

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Nairobi, you will be met at the airport by our local guide. You will be driven to the hotel in Nairobi where you will spend the night.

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and one of East Africa’s largest cities with more than 4 million inhabitants. The city was originally founded as a stop on the railway line from Mombasa to Uganda, but soon became the centre for both big-game hunters and tourists. Today, it is a big city with a thriving business community and cultural scene, and Nairobi is perhaps East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city.

Accommodation:
Day 3: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha

You will be picked up from the hotel early in the morning and driven to the elephant orphanage, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The foundation rescues small, motherless baby elephants, raises them and returns them to the wild. Every morning, the elephant orphanage opens its doors to the public for an hour. You can get right up close to the baby elephants, and the keepers will tell you all about the lives of the elephants and the work of the foundation. It’s a fun and exciting experience for all ages.

The elephant orphanage is, of course, extremely popular, and as opening times are limited, it may be very busy when you visit. If you would like to enjoy a more exclusive experience, you can become an elephant sponsor and have a more private visit with the elephants. Every afternoon, the orphanage opens for an hour for sponsors only. You can become a sponsor from 50 USD for one year’s sponsorship. In this case, we recommend an extra night in Nairobi. You can read more about the orphanage and become a sponsor here.

From Nairobi, the tour continues by car to Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake located at the highest point of the Great Rift Valley, 1,890 metres above sea level. There is a boat ride on the lake, which is known for its hippos, giraffes, waterbuck, vervet monkeys and profusion of birds.

Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Today we depart for the amazing Masai Mara Nature Reserve, the Kenyan part of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, where you will be going on a family safari. The family has its own private car – and thus the freedom to stop whenever a break is needed!

On the mighty plains, you will encounter large herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebras, hippos, giraffes, gazelles and other herbivorous prey of the hunting lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs.

Over the next few days, you will come right up close to a host of animals, which you experience from the protection of the Land Cruiser.

It’s impossible to say exactly what experiences await you when you’re on safari. No two days are the same – and that’s what makes it so exciting!

From July to October, you can experience the Great Migration, when more than one million wildebeest and buffaloes migrate, together with a few hundred thousand zebras plus a lot of Thompson gazelles, in search of water and fresh grass. It is during this migration that many gazelles fall victim to the huge Nile crocodiles when crossing the Mara River.

After the safari, you can relax at the lodge with the magnificent starry sky above you, listening to the sounds of the night on the savannah.

Accommodation:
Days 5-6: Family safari in Masai Mara

Over the next few days, some wonderful game drives await you. On some of the days, you might bring a picnic lunch with you, which is enjoyed together with stunning views. What you do on those days is largely determined by the weather and nature – and you!

If you would like to visit a Masai village, you should arrange this with the guide on the safari. It costs 25 USD per person (not included in the price of the holiday) and this is paid directly to the Masai people. The Masai are a proud people who live just as their ancestors have done for 400 years.

The Masai measure their wealth by the number of cows and wives they have. The more they have, the richer they are. Their daily diet is milk mixed with cattle blood and perhaps a little corn porridge. For celebrations, the meat of their own animals is served.

Accommodation:
Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Homeward bound

From your family-friendly safari on the savannah, you now head back to Nairobi before your journey home begins.

It is possible to purchase a direct flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi to avoid the drive. Contact us for a price.

Naturally, you can also choose to extend your tour to include a beach holiday – either in Mombasa on the coast of Kenya, on the tropical island of Mauritius or on the popular island of Zanzibar.

Day 8: Arrival back home

You arrive in the UK after a lovely holiday.

Combine with
Choose from the options below
Child-friendly beach holiday in Mombasa, 5 nights

End your safari with a relaxing stay in Mombasa.

Mombasa offers white sandy beaches, green palm trees, azure waters, coral reefs, exciting history and a lively port. You will stay at a lovely child-friendly, all inclusive resort in Mombasa, so the whole family can relax and just enjoy being together after all the experiences on the safari.

Relax on the white sandy beaches under the shade of a palm tree, swim in the warm, azure water and snorkel at the beautiful coral reefs. There is also time to explore Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, where you can stroll through the narrow streets, which are marked by both Swahili and Arab culture. The local markets offer a wealth of local food and exotic spices.

Your days in Mombasa are your to do as you please. Perhaps you simply want to relax and enjoy the facilities at the resort and swim in the sea, but you also have the option to purchase various excursions if you wish to experience Mombasa and its surroundings.

Beach holiday in Mauritius, 5 nights

The tropical island of Mauritius is one of the most exclusive and fascinating islands in the Indian Ocean. With its delightful climate and friendly population, this little slice of paradise is the perfect setting for an exotic holiday. The island is typically associated with relaxation and romance, but it is also ideal for everyone who loves gastronomic treats, water sports and beautiful countryside. Mauritius is ringed with beautiful beaches lined with swaying palm trees, crystal clear water and brightly coloured coral reefs. The landscape features lush forests, fields of sugar cane, tall mountains, roaring waterfalls and dramatic stretches of coast dotted with small lagoons. The capital, Port Louis, is home to a variety of fine shops and fascinating museums.

The days on Mauritius are yours to do with as you wish.

The stay includes half board.

Beach holiday in Zanzibar, 6 nights

Surrounded by the waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar consists of the main islands of Unguja (also called ‘Zanzibar’) and Pemba, as well as a number of smaller islands. The island of Zanzibar is a treasure trove of natural and cultural treats. Brilliant white sandy beaches, azure seas and a truly amazing coral reef. A warm and sunny climate all year round. A dramatic history, liberally sprinkled with Arabian sultans, Portuguese seafarers, unscrupulous slavers and European explorers who have all left their mark on the island. And one of the most fascinating towns in Africa, dotted with fine examples of beautiful Arabian architecture. Not forgetting the delicious Swahili cuisine and the accommodating population …

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