This family holiday in Kenya is designed for parents travelling with children. Designed for families, this Kenya wildlife safari has the right balance of activities and sightseeing to keep them interesting and rewarding for both children and adults. This safari is set at a slightly slower pace, using lodges and hotels that are better suited for parents travelling with children. Spend a wonderful Kenya family holiday together with us!
Day 1: Nairobi
Our Kenyan representative will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you in a tourist safari van to Safari Park Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast. Meal: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel
Day 2: Nairobi – Sweetwaters (Mt Kenya)
After breakfast, you start your Kenya safari by departing Nairobi and for Ol Pejeta Conservancy located in Mt Kenya region, driving through Central Kenya. Lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Here, you can do day and night game drives around the private conservancy, which is home for the members of the “Big Five” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard).
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Overlooking a floodlit waterhole, the camp offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat as well as enjoying magnificent views of the snowcapped peaks of Mt Kenya. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Day 3: Mt Kenya – Aberdares
After breakfast, depart for the nearby Aberdares National Park. Lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Access to the park by private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. After lunch, a representative of The Ark Lodge will transfer you to their lodge. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Day 4: Aberdares – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, a driver of The Ark Lodge will transfer you back to The Aberdare Country Club where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Lake Nakuru, with a brief stop at Thomsons Falls. Lunch at Flamingo Tented Hill Camp. Afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Flamingo Tented Hill Camp
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara Game Reserve through the floor of the Rift Valley. Arrive at Sarova Mara Game Lodge in time for lunch. Later proceed for the afternoon game drive until sunset in search of the Big Five. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Lodge
Day 6-7: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Options: Depart for full day carrying packed lunch or go for morning and afternoon game drives.
Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game Lodge
Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi via the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Brief stop at Lake Naivasha, the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes, and the Mount Longonot. After taking photos, continue with your journey to Nairobi.
1230hrs-1400hrs: Lunch at New Rangers Restaurant: Complementary lunch at New Rangers Restaurant (lunch paid by Current Millenium Company Ltd). The restaurant is located at the Nairobi National Park main gate. The restaurant’s Twiga Terrance offers a perfect view of wild animals grazing and drinking water at Kisima water hole just 10 metres away as you enjoy your lunch.
1400hrs-1545hrs: Bomas of Kenya: After lunch, you depart for Bomas of Kenya, a tourist village in Lang’ata suburb, about 12 kms from Nairobi’s capital city. Bomas (meaning homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes, aimed at promoting Kenya’s rich cultural diversity of her 42 tribes. You’ll tour traditional villages for a series of tribal cultural shows entertainment.
1600hrs-1730hrs: Giraffe Center: Afterwards, depart for the Giraffe Center located near Hardy Shopping Centre in Nairobi’s Lang’ata suburb. The visit gives you and the children a completely up close and personal interaction with giraffes and you will be allowed to feed them. It’s fun for all who visit the Giraffe Centre. You feed giraffes by hand, take a guided nature walk and see a bull in the wild if you’re lucky, learn about the different types of giraffes. This will definitely be unique adventure experience for your family, especially children.
1730hrs-1930hrs: Giraffe Centre-Carnivore Restaurant: Depart for the Carnivore Restaurant for a complementary dinner (Current Millenium Company Ltd).
1945hrs: Carnivore-Panafric Hotel: Transfer to Panafric Hotel for overnight. Accommodation at Panafric Hotel will be on bed and breakfast. Meal: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Panafric Hotel
Day 9: Nairobi – Mombasa
After breakfast, transfer you our safari van to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to take your 1030hrs KQ 604 Flight to Moi International Airport Mombasa. On arrival at 1130hrs, a representative from Leopard Beach Resort and Spa will pick you from the airport and transfer you to their hotel in Ukunda, in Mombasa’s South Coast. Accommodation will be in a Standard Room on half board (breakfast and dinner). Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Leopard Beach Resort and Spa
Day 10-14: Mombasa
Spend the whole days in the beach and there are varieties of excursions you can choose from. You’ll pay for any excursions directly to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Leopard Beach Resort and Spa
Day 15: Mombasa – Nairobi – Fly Home
The check policy is at 1000hrs. After lunch (at your own cost), a representative from Leopard Beach Resort and Spa will transfer you to Moi International Airport, Mombasa, to catch the 1440hrs Kenya Airways Flight No. 609 to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, arriving at 1540hrs. You will then connect your international flight home.