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Family Wildlife Safari in Kenya

10 Days Private Kenya Family Safari for just you and your family - visiting the most popular parks in Kenya, with interesting features for children and adults alike. Can be customised to suit you.

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Family Wildlife Safari in Kenya
Family Wildlife Safari in Kenya
Family Wildlife Safari in Kenya

Our years of experience have taught us that families travelling together have unique needs in terms of areas of interest, itinerary design and pace. As a result of this, we have sampled specific itineraries to suit families, and this is one of them.

This is by no means exhaustive, and should act only as a guide as to our flexible safari programs. Write to us with specific requirements and we shall be happy to work with you in creating a most memorable family safari. Important information to provide should include number of children and their ages.

The prices quoted below are based on 2 adults (parents) and two children aged below 12 yrs. Again this is meant to give you a guide in your planning budget.

Brief information about this safari:

The safari departs from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, located about 250 km South of Nairobi and lying at the foot of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty - the entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro.

After Amboseli there is a day/night break in Nairobi so as to cut short the driving distances, before proceeding to Sweetwaters Game Reserve. While in Nairobi, enjoy a walk at “The Nairobi Safari Walk”, which is quite an adventurous experience, and as well visit Giraffe Centre, with a chance to feed the giraffes.

Sweetwaters Game Reserve is a private sanctuary near the foot of Mt. Kenya, with variety of wildlife. Among the highlights at the reserve include a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary located within the reserve, which is the only one of its kind in Kenya, a visit to Morani the tame rhino, the Visitors Information Centre and the optional night game drive. It will certainly be worth your time to stay here for 2 nights (1 full day).

The safari then proceeds to the floor of the Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park, world famous for flamingos that carpet the lake. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered black rhino.

Lake Naivasha will be your next stop, where the family will enjoy a boat ride on the lake and a guided walking safari at Crescent Island, one of the few places in the world where one can walk freely amidst wild animals – there are no predators.

The highlight of the safari is the finally the visit to Maasai Mara, arguably Kenya's most popular game sanctuary, where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five- lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

Day - to - Day itienerary

Day 1: Nairobi/Amboseli
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Amboseli National Park arriving Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for lunch. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Approx transit time: 4 hrs
Meal Plan: {L, D}

Day 2: Amboseli
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am, when you have the best chance to see Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Nairobi (Excursions)
Depart Amboseli in the morning with a game drive en route, and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 13:00hrs. Lunch will be at The Carnivore Restaurant, followed by a walking safari at the entrance of Nairobi National Park – The Nairobi Safari Walk.
Proceed for a tour of the Giraffe Centre, a plus for the children who will get the chance to feed the giraffes, then drop off at Nairobi Safari Club for overnight stay on Bed & Breakfast.
Approx transit time: 4 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L}

Day 4: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through the Kikuyu countryside to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya – across the equator Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary, arriving Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive in the private reserve, including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. Return to Sweetwaters Tented Camp for dinner and overnight (with an optional night game drives).
Approx Transit time: 3½ hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
Another full day in the Reserve, with morning and afternoon game drive. You will also visit Morani the tame rhino and the Visitors Information Centre.
All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: Lake Nakuru
After breakfast drive down to the floor of the Rift Valley - to Lake Nakuru National Park, making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the park.
Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 7: Lake Naivasha
Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha, arriving Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha and a walking safari at Crescent Island, one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals - there are no predators.
Return to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Approx Transit time: 1hr
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 8: Maasai Mara
Depart after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara, arriving Mara Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Approx Transit time: 5½ hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 9: Maasai Mara
Full day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Morning and afternoon game drives with an optional visit to a local Maasai village. All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 10: Back to Nairobi/Out
Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast, driving back to Nairobi to arrive approx 1300hrs.
Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight to the next destination.
End of our services.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Prices:
Per adult sharing - US$3316
Per child sharing - US$2175


Prices include:
Private transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
- Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
- Fullboard accommodation in the lodge/tented camp
- Bottled water for use during the safari
- Game drives and all park entry fees

We also arrange for temporary membership (on request) with Flying Doctors\' Society of Africa at US$25 - 50 per person depending on duration of safari. This will offer you, the traveller security in the knowledge that should a medical emergency arise, the Flying Doctors Service and evacuation to a reputable hospital are just a call away. This service covers only rescue and we recommend that you take out all of the necessary Travel/Medical Insurance before commencing on your journey.

Not included:
Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

Low season rates will apply during the period April - June. Please enquire.

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