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13 Days Family Holiday Safari

13 Days/ 12 Nights Kenya Family Holiday Safari

(13 Days/ 12 Nights Kenya Family Holiday Safari offers a chance to explore Kenya's best and most pristine wildlife habitats on an itinerary designed for fun. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, wedding anniversary or just simply taking time off to spend quality time with your friends or family, this is the perfect safari adventure because every traveler will be kept interested and energized.)

The program begins and ends in Nairobi and includes a ride among Elephants in Amboseli, Lewa Downs–a magic of remote avid-zone wilderness to Sweetwaters Game Reserve -rhino haven, then to Nakuru National Park – sanctuary for rarities and exotic animals.

The grand finale is the Maasai Mara, Kenya's finest and outstanding Reserve of biological diversity. A total of 4 time saving domestic flights spare you from long overland transfers and provide superb vintage points for viewing wildlife from the air.


Summary Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival. Overnight at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel

Day 2: Explore Nairobi City. Overnight at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel

Day 3: Nairobi – Fly Amboseli National Park. Overnight at Amboseli Oltukai Safari Lodge

Day 4: Explore Amboseli National Park. Overnight at Amboseli Oltukai Safari Lodge

Day 5: Fly Lewa Conservancy. Overnight at Lewa Downs Safari Camp

Day 6: Lewa Conservancy. Overnight at Lewa Downs Safari Camp

Day 7: Lewa Conservancy. Overnight at Lewa Downs Safari Camp

Day 8: Sweetwaters Private Game Sanctuary. Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp 

Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion hill Lodge

Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Masai Mara Leisure Camp

Day 11:Masai Mara National Reserve. Overnight at Masai Mara Leisure Camp

Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve. Overnight at Masai Mara Leisure Camp

Day 13: Masai Mara – Fly Nairobi – Dayrooms Norfolk Fairmont Hotel – Depart

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival

Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, a Tracks Berg Travel Tour Leader will greet you and whisk you to your hotel. No waiting, your room accommodations will be made in advance at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel where you can relax the night away. 

Overnight at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel 

Meal Plan {Bed & Breakfast}

Day 2: Explore Nairobi City

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel. A Safari briefing offers a chance to be acquainted with fellow traveler and your Tracks Berg Travel Tour Leader. Travel to the Heart of the city where you can shop for an authentic Safari outfit or browse the local stores.

The city tour takes you to Nairobi's ancient landmark buildings- Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference center and to a lookout point where a spectacular view of the city of Nairobi awaits you.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to Daphne Sheldrick's animal orphanage, which helps to rehabilitate severely traumatized orphaned baby animals thus enabling them to live their natural lifestyle once reintroduced into the wild. Baby Elephants, Rhino's and others are available for close views.

Lunch will be served at the Kiambethu Tea farm House – a private home to four generations of the first family to plant and make tea in Kenya. After lunch a visit to the fascinating Giraffe Center enables you to come face to face with the Rothschild Giraffe and have the pleasure of hand feeding with Giraffe food.

Karen Blixen Museum – home of the Authoress of 'Out of Africa' is also planned. Return to your hotel in time to relax before dinner.

Overnight at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel

Meal Plan{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Nairobi – Fly to Amboseli National Park

Rising early to enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will then proceed to Wilson Airport and fly to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, you will set out on a mid-morning game drive exploring a Park that is famous for large herds of Elephants and breath-taking views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Check-in to your lodge and lunch follows. Watch animals from the open veranda's or you may wish to take a quick dip in the pool or relax in your comfortable room. A late afternoon game drive is on the itinerary followed by returning to the lodge and enjoy a scrumptious dinner.

Overnight at Amboseli Oltukai Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Explore Amboseli National Park

Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before the cloud builds up over the summit, we set off for an early Morning game drive. A complete English breakfast is served at the lodge upon return.

The Masai tribe lives in this region. We fully experience the true flavor of their culture by visiting their traditional village, and return to the lodge for lunch. Another late evening game drive is planned and then complete your perfect African day with a wonderful meal.

Overnight at Amboseli Oltukai Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Amboseli National Park – Fly to Lewa Downs Conservancy

After an early breakfast, depart on a scheduled flight to Nairobi.Upon arrival en–plane and fly to Lewa Conservancy, one of Kenya’s oldest private ranches and an influential model in global conservation circles.

Run by the Craig family, Wilderness Trails offers a relaxed homestay in a spectacular wilderness, which can be experienced on foot, from the ranch 4 wheel drive vehicle, or on horseback.

Overnight at Lewa Downs Safari Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 6 & 7: Lewa Downs Conservancy

Two full days to explore the wonders of Lewa Downs, where elephants roam alongside graceful reticulated giraffe, giant eland, all the big cats, and one of the world’s last great population of black rhino.

Overnight at Lewa Downs Safari Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8: Lewa Conservancy – Sweetwaters Private Sanctuary

This morning after breakfast, we drive overland Southwards to the Equator on Nanyuki town to Sweetwaters Private Sanctuary arriving in good time for lunch. The Camp offers authentic Safari tents with magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya.

Built in the early 70's, the main building was originally the residence of billionaire Adnan Khashoggi's ranch manager. Today the 26 appointed luxurious tents overlook a water hole, a haven for thirsty wildlife and is floodlit by night. Camel ride opportunities are available and night game drives are popular.

Zebra Giraffe, Buffalo and a variety of antelopes populate the Private ranch. Here too, the Jane Goodall institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary. A talk and the opportunity to take a short boat ride with the resident naturalist to observe some of the Chimps will be conducted.

A visit to a Rhino homestead is also planned where you will meet 'Morani' (which means 'warrior' in Maasai language) the Black Rhino and have a chance to pet it. Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9: Sweetwaters Private Sanctuary – Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is the destination today. The Park's lake is well known for hundreds of thousands of Flamingos. After breakfast, we drive through the Great Rift Valley stopping at one of the highest towns in Kenya, Nyahururu at an elevation of 7700 feet.

The main attraction here is the 236 foot Thomson Falls. Part of the Ewaso Nyiro river, these cascading falls tumble to the thick forest below.After lunch at our lodge, an afternoon game drive is planned where one could see both the White and Black Rhino, Rothschild Giraffe and it is almost a guarantee to see the elusive leopard here.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sarova Lion hill Lodge.

Meal Plan{ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 10: Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy an early breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceeding on a morning game drive en route to Nairobi. A pleasant drive across the dramatic Great Rift Valley brings you to Nairobi for Lunch.

Transfer you to Wilson Airport for a Short flight to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for it's spectacular great wildebeest migration and is home to the big Five –Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Leopard.

A game drive will be conducted upon arrival then proceed to the Camp/lodge for an enjoyable dinner.

Overnight at Masai Mara Leisure Camp

Meal Plan{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 11 & 12: Masai Mara National Reserve

We spend two full Days in the Maasai Mara-one of the greatest wildernesses of the world on morning and afternoon game drives. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the Park's Mammals are; Maasai Giraffe, Eland, Topi and thousands of plain Game including Impala, Zebra, both Thomson and Grant's Gazelles.

Optional Hot Air Balloon rides and a trip to Lake Victoria for fishing are available at an additional cost while in the Maasai Mara. On your final evening in the Mara, you say goodbye to Africa with a unique, colorful farewell dinner.

Overnight at Masai Mara Leisure Camp

Meal Plan{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 13: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Fly to Nairobi – Depart

An early morning game drive is planned before returning to your camp/lodge for a proper sit down English breakfast. After breakfast, we fly to Nairobi and check-in to our hotel for day room use where the rest of the day is at leisure for last minute shopping and sightseeing.

In the evening you will be escorted to the Airport for flight check-in and then dinner before you board your plane that takes you home with a smile and a lifetime of memories.

Overnight at The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel 

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


 

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 Safari Includes:

  • Multiple daily game viewing in custom made minivans driven by accomplished non-smoking driver guides
  • Accommodation in luxurious all inclusive deluxe lodges and tented camps throughout your safari
  • All gratuities for meals, porterage for 2 bags per person at every bush home and airports
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers upon booking this safari
  • Detailed Safari briefing and orientation before the safari departure 
  • Hospitality personnel at your service in your Nairobi Hotel
  • Sundowner bush cocktails at twilight on the African plains 
  • Farewell Bush dinner on the plains of the Maasai Mara
  • Services of an Expert Tracks Berg Travel Tour Manager
  • Expertise help on shopping, packing and shipping
  • Twin bedded rooms with private bath or shower
  • All game park and conservation fees
  • Bush walks with an expert naturalist
  • Bush dinner under the African stars
  • Complete pre-tour documentation
  • A visit to a Maasai cultural Village
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 Time domestic flights 
  • 3 meals a day while on safari
  • Bottle water while on safari 
  • All Airport transfers

 

Safari Excludes:

  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas 
  • Luxury champagne and luxury spirits
  • Membership in flying doctors services
  • Optional Night game drive game drives
  • Gratuity for your expert Tour Director and professional Driver Guide
  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls or meals not indicated or included in the itinerary 
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