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Kenya Family Safari tour
Masai Mara National Park Mt. Kenya Kenya Family Safari Trip

Kenya Family Safari

Encounters Travel
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Samburu National Reserve
  • Visit Masai Mara National Reserve

Short Description

This one week safari to Kenya is ideal for families with children and will give you a great introduction to the amazing landscapes and wildlife of Africa. Special activities and kids clubs are provided at each of the lodges

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Nairobi
End City Nairobi

Trip Includes

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • Internal flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • English speaking professional safari guides
  • Sightseeing tours and safaris as per itinerary
  • Entrance/admission fees including safari park entrances
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary inclusive of taxes & service

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive Nairobi, transfer to hotel
We meet you at Nairobi airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and recover from you flight.
| OVERNIGHT:
Nairobi - 5-star hotel
| EXTRAS:
Single room supplement (KEFAFS)

Day 2, Drive to Samburu National Reserve
Today you drive north to the arid bush country of Samburu, north of Mount Kenya. After lunch you'll spend the afternoon game viewing in Samburu National Reserve, a seemingly inhospitable area brought to life by the Uaso Nyiro River, on which the wildlife depend. The next two nights are spent at the Samburu Intrepids club overlooking the river.
| OVERNIGHT:
Samburu - 4-star hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Full day in Samburu National Reserve
Today is taken up with a full day game viewing in the Samburu National Reserve. We'll be on the look out for lion, elephant and hippo along the river trails. Equally interestinga are the more unusual species like oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and perhaps kudu.
| OVERNIGHT:
Samburu - 4-star hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4, Transfer to Sweetwaters
Next we take you into the highlands, to Sweetwaters private ranch and rhino sanctuary, lying between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. You'll spend the afternoon game viewing, including a visit to the rhino and chimpanzee conservation projects. After dinner there is the option to take a night game drive (payable locally) or relax at the "waterhole" bar.
| OVERNIGHT:
Sweetwaters - 4-star camp
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Transfer to Lake Naivasha via Nakuru
Today we descend from the Kenyan Highlands down into the Great Rift Valley and on to Lake Nakuru, famous for its wonderful bird life, including great flocks of flamingo lining the shore of the lake like a pink ribbon. Nakuru Park is also one of the best places in Kenya to see Rhino. After lunch you'll enjoy a game drive beside the lake before continuing on to Lake Naivasha.
| OVERNIGHT:
Lake Naivasha - 5-star lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6, Fly to the Masai Mara
This morning is free for you to enjoy any optional activities of your choice. After lunch we transfer you to the local airport for your flight to Kenya's finest wildlife reserve, the Masai Mara. The afternoon will be spent game viewing.
| OVERNIGHT:
Masai Mara - 4-star lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7, Full day in the Masai Mara
To day you will spend the whole day game viewing in the Mara in a 4WD vehicle with open-top roof. Keep an eye out for the "Big Five" and of course huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, kongoni, topi and other antelope. If you are lucky, it may be possible to spot cheetah or perhaps a leopard hanging from a tree.
| OVERNIGHT:
Masai Mara - 4-star lodge
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8, Fly back to Nairobi, tour ends
After a morning of game viewing and lunch at the camp, we transfer you back to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. Once in Nairobi we'll transfer you to Nairobi International airport for your flight home, or alternatively there are plenty of options available to extend your holiday.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 20

Accomodations

  • Nairobi Serena Nairobi, Kenya: Situated in the heart of Nairobi, the extensive ground of Serena Hotel contains a fitness centre and spa. Guests can relax in a sun lounger beside the outdoor pool, which is surrounded by palm trees.
  • Samburu Intrepids Club, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya: Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in - deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest.
  • Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Nanyuki, Kenya: Sweetwaters Serena Camp is located in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks makes Sweetwaters Serena Camp one of the best tented safari camps in Kenya.
  • Great Rift Valley Lodge, Lake Naivasha, Kenya: The Great Rift Valley Lodge features panoramic views of Lake Naivasha and of the Rift Valley. This lodge boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, two clay tennis courts and a pool. This resort offers around-the-clock check in service.
  • Mara Intrepids Club, Masai Mara, Kenya: Facing the Talek River, Mara offers elegantly furnished tents on raised platforms, and a terrace with a bar for spotting animals. All rates include 3 game drives a day, and return airstrip transfers.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any increases in Government taxes or park fees announced after booking
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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