Seek out the Big Five on a family safari to remember

Safari is the Swahili word for journey, and this Kenyan adventure certainly takes families on an unforgettable journey straight to the heart of Africa. Discover the wildlife that makes the Masai Mara Kenya’s best known game reserve. Explore lesser known national parks and lakelands overflowing with animal species and stunning bird life. Tick off heart-stopping sightings of the ‘Big Nine’ while driving across the dramatic plains, stay in lodges with character in the thick of the action and visit a Maasai village to learn more about the community’s fascinating way of life.

Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Countries
Kenya
Themes
Family, Wildlife
Code
YGFK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2, Max 16
Carbon offset
417kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Learn the Maasai art of spear throwing

Itinerary

Welcome to magical Kenya, a country renowned for its exceptional game viewing opportunities. Head to the suburbs of Nairobi for an unexpected chance to get up close to some of Africa’s best loved animals. Make friends with the rescued animals of Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, feed the long-necked residents of the giraffe centre and find out about the great work of these conservation projects.
Pitch tents along the colourful waters of this lake, turned pink by the multitude of flamingos that have made Nakuru their home. Keep cameras handy for glimpses of other local wildlife, including white rhino and waterbuck, which are often spotted on its shores.
Swap one water-based backdrop for another, the very different Rift Valley lake. Look out for giraffes and buffalo wandering among the surrounding acacia, and maybe board a boat to take a closer look at the hippo sleeping in the shallows.
Travel across the Great Rift Valley floor to Loita Hills, right in the heart of Maasai country. Tonight, camp amongst these friendly, semi-nomadic tribes and learn about their ancient culture from a local elder. Perhaps pick up a local recipe while sharing a campfire meal.
Be charmed by Kenya's phenomenal wealth of wildlife. Embark on a series of mind-blowing game drives through the Masai Mara, exploring the savanna grasslands and waterholes in search of big cats such as lion, cheetah and leopard, as well as mighty elephant and perhaps even the famous herds of migrating wildebeest.
After the rewards of an early game drive, get set for a day’s travelling back to Nairobi. That night enjoy a farewell dinner with the group, or consider visitting the city’s famous Carnivore restaurant for an exotic barbecue finale to a holiday sure to have exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nights), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • 4x4 Game Drives
  • Full Day Game Drives - Masai Mara
  • Langata Giraffe Sanctuary
  • Loita Hills - Cultural talk and village visit
  • Loita Village Visit
  • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage - Nairobi

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Important notes

A DISCOUNT OF 10% APPLIES ON THIS TRIP TO CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF TRAVEL.

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Kenya Family Safari trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

Kenya Family Safari , July 2015