10 DAYS
FAMILY FUN IN KENYA.

Duration: 10 Days.

Destination: Nairobi, Ol Pejeta, Naivasha, Maasai Mara.

An itinerary highlighting a fun family safari where the children and adults too can have an exciting and memorable holiday!

Itenerary
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • TOTAL COST
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN NAIROBI

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearing Immigration & Customs, you will be met by an our representative and transferred to Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel.

(Dinner and overnight at Southern Sun Mayfair. – Full-board (D)

DAY 2: FULL DAY IN NAIROBI

After breakfast, you will meet your driver-guide who will brief you on the day's events. First stop, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Dame Daphne is the widow of pioneer wildlife ranger David Sheldrick and has set up the orphanage on the edge of Nairobi National Park to successfully raise orphaned wild animals (mainly elephant and rhino) and reintroduce them into the wild. You will have the chance to wash the elephant calves and feed them whilst learning about their behaviour, sad past and the bright future Dame Daphne and her excellent keepers will give the calves.
Next stop is the AFEW Giraffe Centre. The Giraffe Centre was established in 1983 as a sanctuary for the then endangered Rothschild giraffe. The breeding programme has been a great success and visitors can now watch these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform. There is also the opportunity to learn more about giraffe at the interpretation centre and hand-feed them whilst watching the semi-tame family of warthogs snuffle around their hooves in search of titbits.

Lastly proceed to Kazuri Beads. In 1975, Lady Susan Wood the founder of Kazuri Beads started making ceramic beads with the help of two disadvantaged women from a local village. She quickly discovered that there were many other women who were in great need of regular employment. Today the workshop employs over 340 women producing thousands of beautiful handmade and painted ceramic beads and pottery. Visit the workshop and feel free to try your hand at making the lovely beaded jewellery or the pottery.

(All meals and overnight at Southern Sun Mayfair. (B/D)

DAY 3: DRIVE TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

After breakfast, meet your driver at the hotel lobby and drive north to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy located on a 90,000 acre ranch in Central Kenya. The conservancy has a strong commitment to endangered species and boasts of the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Ol Pejeta is also home to all the members of the Big 5, the endangered white rhino, the Jackson hartebeest, and the spotted hyena among many other species. It also plays host to the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya.

(All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 4: FULL DAY AT THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary which has rescued 42 chimps from terrible situations and given them a safe haven in which to live out their days. The same conservancy is home to 88% of the world's black rhino population. Get close up to these incredible animals and even give one a scratch behind the ear!

Apart from visiting the rhino and chimpanzee sanctuaries, there are plenty of activities for guests to enjoy at Ol Pejeta. Clients can go in search of nocturnal animals on night drives, get close to nature on a guided bush walk, monitor collared lions during a lion tracking expedition, spot resident and migratory birds on a bird walk, or learn about the local culture during a community visit.

(All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 5: DRIVE TO NAIVASHA

After breakfast, drive to Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley.

The Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge occupies one of the most beautiful sites on Naivasha’s North Lake Road. Shaded by mature fever trees, the lodge has 82 rooms in a series of two storey cottages surrounding the main building. In the evening hippos graze on the manicured lawns that stretch down to the lakeshore and by day they can be seen wallowing in the shallows. The gardens of the lodge are home to an astonishing number of birds and often the terrace echoes to the romantic cry of a fish eagle. All the rooms at the lodge have en-suite bathrooms and two are specially designed for people in wheelchairs. This is a good place to bring kids - who have their own special pool in addition to the two main ones.

(All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)

DAY 6: FULL DAY IN NAIVASHA

After breakfast, enjoy the lodge facilities as well as its environs.

Crescent Island is a private Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. Surrounded by water, the island is actually a peninsula that is accessible by boat as well as by road. There are more animals here per acre than any other Kenyan park. Visitors can walk freely among the giraffe, zebra, Thompson's and Grant's gazelles, waterbuck, eland, and a great many bird species. Don’t miss walking along the ridge in the ‘golden hour’ before sunset to watch the animals grazing against the backdrop of shimmering water.

Cruise through floating hippos and listen to the shrill cry of the fish Eagle while on a boat ride excursion on Lake Naivasha. It is Kenya’s second largest fresh water lake and as such it plays host to a massive number of birds including kingfishers, herons, pelicans, fish eagles among many others. The boat ride provides an excellent opportunity to not only watch but also photograph the birds up close in a stunning and tranquil environment.

Later go to Hell's Gate National Park, known for its beautiful cliff formations. Explore the park on a mountain bike as you peddle amongst impala, zebra and giraffe.

(All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)

DAY 7: DRIVE TO MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and drive to the world renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You will arrive at the Kichwa Tembo Camp in time for lunch. Once rested, you can enjoy your first game drive in the park.

Overlooking the endless, game-filled grasslands of the Maasai Mara, Kichwa Tembo offers a series of spacious, stylish tents with stunning views across the world's greatest natural wilderness. The 48 tents are a picture of rustic sophistication, with comfortable twin beds, en suite showers and shady verandahs with sweeping views over the surrounding savannah. From your tent, it's possible to see large herds of elephant, prides of big cats, and the world's greatest wildlife spectacle - the migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra, which pass this way between July and September on their instinctive march to pastures new. The camp's expert Maasai guides are on hand to reveal more of this magical wilderness through game drives, bush walks and visits to the villages of the local Ilkarekeshe Maasai.

(All meals and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 8: FULL DAY IN THE MARA

Go on a full day exploration of the Mara.

The jewel in Africa's crown, Maasai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1,510 square kilometres of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creates an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment and together with the acacia dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.

(All meals and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 9: FULL DAY IN THE MARA

You have another full day to explore the Mara. You have an option to go on an early morning hot air balloon safari.

As the balloon is inflated against the first rays of sunrise your pilot will go through safety procedures. It's then time to climb aboard. Once aloft, the balloon floats gently over the plains, giving a bird's eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. Spread beneath you is a panorama of Africa - elephants looking improbably small; giraffe browsing amongst the treetops; antelope grazing; a pair of lionesses stalking a herd of wildebeest; an eagle guarding his eerie; and cheetah glancing up as the shadow of the huge balloon crosses their paths.

After around one hour the balloon lands and nearby breakfast is already being prepared. The smells of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as you begin breakfast with platefuls of exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, of course, glasses of bubbly to toast your flight in a tradition initiated by the Montgolfière brothers.

Thereafter drive back to camp.
Kichwa Tembo camp has an excellent programme of kid's activities. From Swahili and cooking lessons, to being a Maasai warrior for a day, the kids will be kept well entertained as the parents get some well-deserved down time.

(All meals and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 10: DRIVE BACK TO NAIROBI

Sadly today is your last day at the Mara. Bid the camp staff goodbye and drive back to Eka Hotel in Nairobi where a dayroom has been reserved for you until you leave for your departure flight

Meal Plan: B

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Price include:

  • All meals and accommodation as indicated. (B –Breakfast / L- lunch / Dinner)
  • -All park fees and government taxes.
  • -Service of our professional English speaking driver guide. Foreign language speaking, on request.
  • -Game drives in a safari mini-van with a pop-up rooftop for good game viewing and photography.
  • -Bottled mineral water during your safari.

Price Exclude:

  • -International air fare. NOTE. We can include in the package Return flight ticket using the cheapest link for our guest, let us know the dates, and will work it out for you.
  • -Items of personal nature. ie passport, visa, cameras etc.
  • -Tipping to the driver/guide

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