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13 days/10 nights:

Family safari in Kenya

The highlights of this tour:

Family-friendly safari in private landcruiser, Elephant orphanage, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara, family-friendly all inclusive beach holiday in Mombasa.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Flights from the UK to Nairobi, including transfer
  • Local English-speaking guide/chauffeur
  • 1 night in Nairobi including breakfast
  • Visit to David Sheldrick 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
  • Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa including transfer
  • 5 nights in Mombasa at 4-star family-friendly resort with “all inclusive”
  • Option to extend the beach holiday in Mombasa
  • Flights from Mombasa 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
Single room supplement £446
The price is based on 4 people traveling.
Supplement when 1, 2 or 3 people are traveling.
Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more people.
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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 stay together in the same room or in connecting rooms. We have also taken into account the distances, which can sometimes be great in Africa. You will 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 can spot 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.

And to round it all off perfectly, we’ve included an all-inclusive beach holiday at a wonderful child-friendly resort in Mombasa, where the whole family can relax and just enjoy being together after all the experiences on the family safari.

Detailed Itinerary
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Day 1: Departure from the UK
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
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.

Overnight stay Crowne Plaza Hotel 

Day 3: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
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.

Overnight stay Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 

Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara
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.

Overnight stay Mara Simba Lodge 

Days 5-6: Family safari in Masai Mara
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.

Overnight stay Mara Simba Lodge 

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Mombasa
Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Mombasa

From your family-friendly safari on the savannah, you now head back to Nairobi before flying on to your next adventure in Mombasa. Here, white sandy beaches, green palm trees, azure waters, coral reefs, exciting history and a lively harbour town await you.

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

Overnight stay Voyager Beach Resort 

Days 8-11: Relaxation and experience Mombasa
Days 8-11: Relaxation and experience Mombasa

The days are spent at your leisure.

Below is a selection of optional tours which can be purchased during your beach holiday:

Overnight stay Voyager Beach Resort 

Day 12: Departure day
Day 12: Departure day

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport, where your journey home starts.

Day 13: Arrival back home
Day 13: Arrival back home

You arrive in the UK after a lovely holiday.

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