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9 Days By-Road Family Safari

9Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari

(Our 9 Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari family safari is a big holiday unlike any other. A chance to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments. To experience African cultures and share real adventures together.

9 Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari

9 Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari offers time to spend a wildlife vacation together - the every family’s most precious resource. This African Safari Family Holiday is designed to let you make the most of every minute, with enriching activities for all ages, child-friendly hotels and meals and a range of exciting destinations.

Our 9 Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari is designed from the ground up with the family in mind, taking place when children are out of school. They include mostly three–night stays at each destination to minimize packing and unpacking.

At meal times, children are free to choose between exotic local dishes or more familiar fare. Selected departures are accompanied by a Children's Activity Coordinator; all departures include child-friendly, fun and educational activities.

Best of all, they give children the chance to meet other young travelers and to return home with new friendships as well as with treasured memories. Some families prefer to travel on a holiday designed especially for them.

Whatever your family travel style, you are guaranteed our expert Tracks Berg Travel Local Guides, Private Airport Transfers on arrival and departure and the trademark support of our Top–Notch Staff in Nairobi.

9 Days/ 8 Nights Kenya Family Safari

Summary Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi arrival. Overnight at The Tribe Hotel Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi City Tour. Overnight at The Tribe Hotel Nairobi

Day 3: Nairobi – Drive to Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy.

Day 4: Sweetwaters – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve. Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve. Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

Day 6: Samburu – Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Mara Intrepids Tented Camp

Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Mara Intrepids Club

Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Mara Intrepids Club

Day 9: Masai Mara – Fly Nairobi – Dayrooms – Depart

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival Transfer to Your City Hotel 

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to your overnight deluxe Hotel .The Nairobi Serena Hotel is famed for its superlative standards of efficiency, service and hospitality.

Considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest hotel, the Serena stands amidst lush tropical gardens with panoramic views over Nairobi’s Central Park and the glittering downtown skyline.

Overnight at The Tribe Hotel Nairobi 

Meal Plan: {Bed & Breakfast}

Day 2: Explore Nairobi

Explore Nairobi on a City Tour, meeting with a Maasai Elder and lunch at a tea plantation hosted by descendants of the original settlers—vibrant, living history.

We follow this with a tour of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen’s home and the opportunity to feed rare Rothschild giraffes. After an enriching day, we return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at The Tribe Hotel Nairobi 

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

Day 3: Nairobi – Drive to Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy

Drive to the Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy (90,000 acre wildlife conservancy) at the foot of Mount Kenya. The private reserve offers escorted bush walks and night game drives.

The chimpanzee and Rhino Sanctuary is the largest black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is also home to chimps from the Jane Goodall Institute in Burundi, where a great many were placed after being rescued. Glimpse some of the abundant game on this afternoon's safari drive.

Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Safari Camp 

Meal Plan {Breakfast Lunch Dinner}

Day 4: Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast, travel to the semi-arid bush country of the Samburu Game Reserve. On an afternoon game drive, look for elephant as well as unique northern species.

Samburu National Reserve offers what is arguably Kenya's greatest - and least changed - encounter with the wild Africa of yesteryear. Buffalo, lion and leopard can all be seen along the Uaso Nyiro River, and the 400plus–species of birds are positively spectacular.

The reserve is also the home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle-herding existence and an even stricter adherence to their age old rites and customs.

Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve

See more of Samburu's typical species, including the Somali ostrich, and visit a traditional Samburu village. Children's activities include wildlife study on game drives and encounters with Samburu's "Special Five" (the reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra and the beisa oryx).

Young safari–goers also enjoy educational presentations by the resident naturalist, guided walks with a focus on game tracking, butterfly catching and opportunities to meet with the Samburu people to learn about their lifestyle. There is always time for outdoor games and activities at Samburu.

Go on treasure hunts, play football or volleyball, swim, ride camels or bring out your artistic side through painting and drawing.

Overnight at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Samburu – Fly to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Awaken to the sounds of the wilderness. After breakfast, we enplane for the Mara, winging west over the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the unspoiled savannah of the Maasai Mara where magnificent events await.

Arrive at your tented camp beside a sweeping bend in the Talek River, where you spend the afternoon driving across the limitless plains viewing the abundant game in one of Kenya's most spectacular areas.

Here we may savour a Bush Walk with an expert naturalist guide, experiencing the world of the Mara from the ground up— an invigorating opportunity to stretch our legs and be a part of the land.

Or we may try a Hot–Air Balloon Safari. Our accommodations are equally superlative at the Mara Intrepids Club with three nights under canvas, recalling the golden age of safaris.

Overnight at Mara Intrepids Club 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 7 & 8: Enjoy the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend two days in this magnificent savannah country, home to Kenya's most varied animal populations. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe and zebra.

Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, with luck, you may also find rhino. Activities for children include mammal study on morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks with the resident naturalist to identify animal tracks to cast in plaster, and nature walks with lessons on herbal medicine.

In addition to game drives, visit a Maasai village to learn about tribal home life, attending a short lecture and interacting with young children, warriors and elders. Learn the arts of beadwork and leatherwork and participate in various cultural activities.

Discover the abundant bird life and learn how to identify them through their calls, bills, feet, habitats and plumage patterns. In the evening, there is traditional singing and dancing.

Naturalists present a slide show and discuss the Maasai culture: their roles in their community, the different stages of life and their folk tales. On one of your mornings here, consider adding an optional hot air balloon safari.

Overnight at Mara Intrepids Club

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9 Masai Mara – Fly to Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi, where lunch is held at the renowned Carnivore Restaurant, a meat eater's paradise. The focal point of the main restaurant is the "roasting pit" where a staggering array of both exotic and domestic meat is roasted on huge metal spears.

Waiters bring these different meats to the table and carve onto piping hot plates. For herbivores, there is an extensive vegetarian menu. Waiters continue their rounds until you admit defeat and lower the flag that is perched on your table.

Continue on a brief sightseeing tour of the Karen Blixen Museum, made famous by the film Out of Africa. Visit the nearby Giraffe Center, home to several endangered Rothschild giraffes.

These include some of the offspring of Daisy, the giraffe made famous by Betty Leslie-Melville's book, Raising Daisy Rothschild. Transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel, where dayrooms are reserved until departure for your homebound flight.

 

Dayrooms at Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel 

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}


 

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