This is a relaxed 11 days family holiday safari, that includes city excursion in Nairobi, flying wildlife safari tour to Samburu National Reserve, birds watching safari at Lake Naivasha and finally driving through the beautiful plains of the famous Masai Mara to watch the Big five, wildebeest migration and among other wildlife.
This a 11 days Kenyan family Safari holiday; that starts and ends in Nairobi, taking you through major wildlife conservancies and tourist attractions in Nairobi, followed by a relaxed wildlife and bird watching safari in Samburu, Lake Naivasha and the famous Masai Mara. On this trip you can be sure your family will enjoy watching all the ‘Big Five, hundreds of bird species, stunning landscapes and thousands of other lesser wildlife.
Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
On this day you will be picked from the airport and driven to Safari park Hotel, you will spend the rest of the day relaxing either in the rooms, by the swimming pool or in any of the hotel’s facilities. Safari park hotel is a 5 star hotel located outside the city center on a 50 acres land, the hotel offers a wide selection of families holiday facilities; from the private balconies overlooking the well made gardens, nice restaurants and bars, a fitness hall, swimming pools and spa, an entertainment center and a playing area for kids.
After breakfast will start by visiting the snake park museum; here you will be able to see different kind of snakes; then proceed to Nairobi animal Orphanage, here you will see how young orphan animals are taken care off and how they behave, this could be a good time for the kids to learn something. We will then drive to Carnival restaurant for lunch and a brief rest.
After that will proceed to the Giraffe center, where the Rothschild giraffe lives, here the kids can get on an elevated platform to view and feed the giraffes.
On this day after breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Samburu National reserve, on arrival you will be picked and transferred to Samburu Intrepids Lodge where you will check in, have lunch and a brief rest before embarking on an afternoon game drive. Samburu national park is one of those less populated parks making it easy to spot animals at a close range; here you are likely to encounters animals like elephant, leopard, lions, crocodiles, giraffes and many more.
Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp is strategically located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River and from the raised terraces you can easily spot wild animals drinking water. The camp has 28 luxury tents all with a private view of the river and enough space for the kids to play. The Camp has a Young rangers club that will keep your kids busy exploring and learning new things while you enjoy a romantic bush dinner under the stars. Other activities for the kids would include game drive, Camel riding and a guided walking safari.
You will spend the following two days, on morning and evening game drives to watch wildlife, midday nature walks along Uaso Nyiro River, on kids adventure activities and cultural interaction visit to the local villages. Samburu is also home to the unique 'Samburu special five', this are animals that can only be spotted in Samburu and northern parts of the equator; they include the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Nairobi, and then driven to Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha. Here you will spend the two days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sceneries, boat riding on Lake Naivasha , birds watching, playing golf and horse riding.
The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is a modern golf and safari hotel set on the side of the Eburru Escarpment facing Lake Naivasha. The rooms are strategically set overlooking the beautiful landscapes and the 18-hole championship golf course; it’s an ideal destination for golf sporting trips , business meetings, team building, conferences and leisure holidays or stopover on a safari to Hell’s Gate, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru among other attraction along the Great Rift Valley.
After breakfast, enjoy a 3 hours drive to the famous Masai Mara, on arrival drive to Karen Blixen Mara Camp for lunch and a brief rest, in the afternoon go for a game drive. Masai Mara is well known for the great wildebeest migration across the savannah, animals migrate from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Masai Mara in search of new grazing land, this cycle happens every year between July/August and October/November; the great part of the cycle is when the wildebeest are crossing the Mara river where the Lions, cheetah, Jackal, Hyenas and Crocodiles wait on one side for the prey and millions of wildebeest wait on the other side for the right time to cross, this creates a lifetime opportunity for photographers and something new for the kids to learn about.
The following day take an early morning game drive (animals are usually out early in search of food before the temperatures gets hot), then return to the lodge for a brunch meal (breakfast/lunch) and a brief rest before returning on the game drive that extend to the Masai Villages, here the Masai people will teach us about their culture and way of living, entertain us with their traditional songs, engage us with some activities like spear throwing, milking cows and goats using the traditional methods, taking photographs of the Masai with their bright red costumes, sword and clubs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Nairobi, on arrival you will again be transferred to the airport for your international flight.
NB: - this holiday itinerary can be extended with a few days sunbathing at the Coast, either in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu or Zanzibar. There are plenty of water activities for the kids and parents while you enjoy the hot African sun.