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 jewelry, learn tracking and identify animals, insects and butterflies. See a sample itinerary for a Family Vacation in Kenya below.
*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.
1. Eka Hotel
Located near the Airport, next to the National Park
Welcome to Eka, a contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler.
Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, Eka Hotel has five meeting rooms designed to suit every occasion,
complimented with stylish accommodation offering the best choice venue for your Business and Leisure stay.
2. Sweetwaters Serena Camp
(Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki)
Embrace the awe-inspiring natural beauty of your surroundings, and set the stage for a visit you won’t soon forget. Located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of Kenya’s most noteworthy conservancies and home to the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a holiday experience unlike any other.
Framed by picturesque views of Mount Kenya, our sophisticated tented accommodation offers a tranquil respite in the wild, with ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and a private balcony or veranda. Begin or end your day with a delicious meal and superb views at our light-filled restaurant, enjoy a guided game drive on the conservancy, indulge in a massage in our treatment room or simply relax by the pool. With a dedicated event venue, modern facilities and exceptional planning services, our Ol Pejeta tented camp is one of central Kenya’s most stunning destinations for weddings and corporate retreats with a difference. And our unparalleled location in Ol Pejeta Conservancy facilitates exploration and discovery of the spectacular wildlife for which this region is famous. We look forward to helping you create cherished memories at Sweetwaters Serena Camp in Ol Pejeta.
3. Samburu Interpids Camp
(Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya)
Samburu Intrepids Camp offers 27 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. The tent has soft four-poster beds, mahogany closets and desks and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging. The tented camp roofing is all palm-thatched and is raised on stilts to catch the cooling breeze coming from the river.
The main dining room opens onto an outdoor dining terrace where buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served overlooking the river. (Meals can also be enjoyed on your private verandah or at one of the specially selected ‘bush sites’ close to the camp.) Buffet lunches and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees.
Facilities include: dining areas overlooking the river, lounge and bar, freeform ‘oasis’ swimming pool and sunbathing garden, small conference room with television/VCR facilities, boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials, telephone, e-mail, fax and postal services and professional health and beauty treatments.
4. Rift Valley Lodge
(Rift Valley, Kenya)
From its panoramic perch above Lake Naivasha, the Great Rift Valley Lodge enjoys one of humankind’s oldest views – over the sweeping floor of the world’s largest valley.
Why Great Rift Valley?
– Own airstrip connection:Samburu, Masai Mara or Nairobi
– Free Wi-Fi in all the all accommodation
– All rooms en suite
– Abundant bird life for birders
– 18-hole championship golf course
– Choice of accommodation facilities
– Many activities for different age groups
– The best kids clubs for cultural and wildlife edutainment
The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 21 twin and nine double rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the spectacular expanse of the Rift Valley. The rooms are located in spacious two- and three-storey blocks, and are beautifully furnished with large four-poster beds, handmade wooden furniture, and modern en suite bathrooms. Several of the rooms have interlinking doors that convert them into spacious family suites. Alternative accommodation is available in the Longonot Villas, 40 modern three-tier three-bedroomed houses – a home away from home, a designer’s delight complete with every modern amenity to make the traveler feel right at home.
5. Mara Interpids Camps
(Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Mara Intrepids Camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness Maasai Mara National Reserve. It sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas. Mara Intrepids camp is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August.
The camp has 30 luxury tents, which are spread across a large riverside site to ensure guests the privacy and peace.
Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four-poster beds and handsome reproduction furniture offset by modern en suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and all modern amenities.
Day 1 – 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)
Days 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.
Days 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)
Days 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)