07 Days Family Wildlife Encounter

Offers comfortable accommodation & exciting activities, adventures for children.

07 Days
  • Tour Package Itinerary

    Overview

    Designed especially for families, this Kenya Safari offers comfortable accommodation and includes exciting activities and adventures for the children. Beginning with some unforgettable animal encounters near Nairobi, your wildlife safari continues to two very different reserves rich with game - Samburu and the Masai Mara. There is also an option of staying at a Kenyan Beach Resort afterwards. Travel between the parks is by air to avoid long road journeys and accommodation is in luxury tented camps. All game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles (not minivans) and there is the option of experiencing a Balloon Safari.
  • 07 Days Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Nairobi, Kenya

      Met by our representative at Nairobi airport and transfer to the Southern Sun Mayfair Holiday, Nairobi, for 2 night’s Bed and Breakfast. Mayfair Holiday Inn has attractive gardens and 2 swimming pools ideal for families.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Nairobi, Kenya

      Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage overlooking Nairobi National Park. As the expert handlers introduce the lively elephant and rhino orphans and feeding time begins, you will have a close encounter with these delightful little creatures which come up to visitors to be stroked. Then on to the nearby Giraffe Centre. From its tree-house balconies you can look these graceful mammals in the eye. The giraffes at the Centre are so at ease with their human visitors that they will happily eat from your hand! Lunch at Karen Blixen Cottages and return to Southern Sun.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

      Transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for the 1 hour flight to Samburu for lunch and 2 nights at Samburu Intrepids. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers Club. Afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve. Samburu Intrepids is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve and looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink - together with the rarer 'northern species' of reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Samburu Game reserve, Kenya

      The Samburu National reserve has as its backdrop the great table mountain Ololokwe. Vegetation is limited to a narrow stretch of doum palms tamarind and some woodland bordering the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Away from this is hot dusty scrubland and acacia woodland. Termite mounds and weaver bird nests are common Samburu sights. Some mammals are well adapted to this desolate landscape and are rarely seen in less harsh climes. The rare Grevy's zebra, Beisa Oryx and reticulated giraffe are among these. Crocodile and hippo dwell in the river. The long necked gerenuk or 'giraffe necked antelope' as it's also known, can often be seen on its hind legs seeking food from desiccated bushes. Leopards are rarely seen, birdlife however proliferates with large flocks of guinea fowl drinking from the riverbanks in the afternoon. One downpour can turn the normally brown baked land green overnight. A daily highlight of the area's dry season is the visits to watering holes called 'Sarara Singing Wells' by Samburu warriers. The warriors descend into the holes which can be up to 10m deep. They then pass water hand to hand up to the waiting cattle while chanting their traditional Samburu songs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Samburu to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

      Fly direct from Samburu to Masai Mara for lunch and 2 nights at Mara Intrepids. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club. Afternoon game drive in Mara Reserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

      Possibly the most famous of the reserves and arguably the greatest wildlife destination in Africa the Masai Mara has become synonymous with the safari and has been featured in the BBC series Planet Earth Live. Nature doesn't recognise borders and the 650 square miles of the Masai Mara Reserve effectively continue the northern sweep of neighbouring Tanzania's Serengeti plains, thus forming one huge ecosystem. The Mara lands are famous for the annual Wildebeest migration which occurs from June to October when the Mara becomes host to an almost unimaginable half a million wildebeest seeking the grasses raised by the Spring rains of April and May. Having exhausted the grazing in the northern Serengeti the wildebeest head north en masse. This is an awesome sight in the true meaning of the word which, when coupled with the sound of thousands upon thousands of hooves pounding the earth, makes it an unforgettable spectacle. The Wildebeest are not the only tenants of the land. The Mara is also the home to among others, zebra, elephants, and to the big cats; cheetahs, lions and leopards. Hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topi, impala, gazelle, warthog add to this huge diversity of wildlife.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Safari Ends in Nairobi, Kenya

      Early Morning game drive and fly back to Nairobi arriving 12:15 hours.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions / Exclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • Pick Up and Drop Off Arrangements
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • All Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • All Road / Air Transfers as indicated in Itinerary
    • All game activities as indicated in itinerary
    • Park Entry fees to National parks and reserves
    All-Exclusive highlights
    • International Flights
    • Travel Insurance
    • Optional Activities
    • Visas
    • Vaccinations
    • Gratuities
    • Any Sudden Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges