8-day Drive/Fly Safari Designed for Families with Children
This family-friendly vacation in Kenya visits the best wildlife parks in Kenya and is an exceptionally good value. The lodges/camps on safari offer children’s educational and entertainment programs that are organized and led by carefully selected and trained local naturalists. In addition to viewing animals in the wild, your kids will have the opportunity to interact with African children of their own age. A typical day out in the Mara might include a visit to a “manyatta” village to watch a dance or to help the local boys tend sheep, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, make fire with sticks, make jewellery, learn tracking and identify animals, insects and butterflies. See a sample itinerary for a Family Vacation in Kenya below.
Summary: 1 Night Eka Hotel | 1 Night Sweetwaters | 2 Nights Samburu Intrepids | 2 Nights Great Rift valley Lodge | 2 Nights Mara Intrepids
Price: From $ per person
- Transport in Land cruiser jeep
- English speaking Driver/guide
- Game drives
- Accommodation in lodges
- Meals on Full Board
- Mineral water
- All Park Entrance Fees,
- Soft & alcoholic drinks
- Things of personal nature
- International Airfares, Visa Fees
- Optional activities unless specified as included
- Tips and other gratitude
All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated.
Day by Day Program
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Upon arrival to Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Eka Hotel.
Day 2: Sweetwaters
Depart Nairobi with your private driver-guide and 4×4 safari vehicle and drive north to Sweetwaters Reserve (about 2.25 hrs). Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Camp. (B, L, D)
Day 3&4: Samburu
In the morning, visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary then proceed to Samburu National Reserve (about 3 hrs), renowned for its splendid landscapes and rare animal species. Arrive for lunch at Samburu Intrepids Camp, located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Enjoy an afternoon game drive, followed by another full day of safari activities in Samburu. Meals and overnights at Samburu Intrepids. (B, L, D) Note: Family suites are available—call for pricing.
Day 5&6: Rift Valley
After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha (about 4.5 hrs), one of Kenya’s most beautiful fresh-water lakes. Spend the next two nights at the Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club with a wide variety of activities offered, such as boat trips, fishing, golf, guided forest walks, horseback riding, and local excursions to Mount Longonot or the Aberdare Mountains (some at an additional cost). Enjoy an included day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. Meals and overnights at the Rift Valley Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Masai Mara
After breakfast, drive to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve (about 5.5 hrs) and spend the next two days exploring the reserve on game drives. The Masai Mara, named for the Masai people and the Mara River which divides it, is famous for its world-class diversity and concentration of wildlife as well as the great wildebeest migration from August to October. Meals and overnights at Mara Intrepids Camp. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Masai Mara/Nairobi
Have breakfast and enjoy your final sunrise in the Mara, then game drive out of the reserve and back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch. (B, L)