Exclusive Family Kenya Safari

  • 9 Days , 2 Cities
  • From $3,480
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Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas where conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised  Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free.” Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.
Countries Visited Kenya
Places Visited
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Nairobi - Transfer to Samburu Game Reserve

    Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and meet driver-guide to drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve.

    Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised  Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free". The Samburu is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.

    The presence of the Ewaso Ngiro River - and its shady trees - attracts plenty of wildlife such as giraffes, large herds of elephants, buffalo, gerenuks, gazelle, waterbuck, and zebra (including the endangered Grevy's zebra) from the surrounding savannah plains trek to the water, Lion, leopard, and cheetah are also quite easy to spot, thanks in part to the lack of grass cover. The reserve provides the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya; namely the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

    Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 2

    Samburu Game Reserve - Game Drive

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy game drives in Samburu Game Reserve with a lunch break between the game drives.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Nakuru National Park - Witness the world-famous flamingos

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The Park was established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park. The Park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos and is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, a Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands, and a wide range of birds, the most famous being Flamingos, and Pelicans. Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the Park is also an ecologically significant region, having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area, covering 73 square miles (188 sq km). Lake Nakuru is world-famous for flamingos. It was created as a National Park to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingos that turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingos seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The Park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.

    Animals include Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes, black rhino, leopards, and about 450 bird species. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, and White and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bushlands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck, and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    The Maasai Mara Game Reserve - The Maasai Cultural Village

    After breakfast, drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, have lunch at your hotel, and enjoy the afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve.
    Afternoon visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: Join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia this afternoon. The jingling on their feet flows by the rhythm of African beats, and dancing to their tunes will leave you refreshed.

    Masai Mara Game Reserve is the Land of Big Cat Diary , and Disney's African Cats is considered a "must-see" for any traveling on a safari to Kenya. The park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos , and buffalos.

    Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration: The location of the ' Annual Great Wildebeest Migration' – one of the natural wonders of the World – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. From June to October, the annual wildebeest migration consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles genus, and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. Before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting, hungry crocodiles take priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards, and lions for another survival battle.

    Wildlife – The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson's gazelle, Grant's, etc.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Masai Mara Game Reserve - Game Drive

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives.

    Today the recommended activity of enjoying an early morning hot air balloon ride looking out over the stunning landscape of the Mara Plains. Masai Mara Balloon Ride is for those going for the balloon safari, and you will be going for the early morning balloon. You will be picked up at the hotel at 5.30 am and drive to the balloon launch site, where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages, and eggs drifts in the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries. If you wish, glasses of bubbly toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Lake Naivasha - Boat Ride and Bird Watching in

    After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha, arriving for lunch. After lunch, check in to your hotel and enjoys an afternoon boat ride and bird watching on Lake Naivasha.

    Lake Naivasha boat ride is a freshwater lake lying North West of Nairobi. The lake is well known for boat rides and is a gateway to Crescent Island. You witness the various animals and birds during the boat ride. Among the resident, birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes, and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. The lake's waters draw a great range of game to the shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia. Hippos wallow in the swamps, and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the lake's large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 7

    Amboseli Park - Spectacular View of Mount Kilimanjaro

    After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park, famous for its spectacular view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, if weather permitting. Arrive in time for lunch at your hotel and an afternoon game drive in the park.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Amboseli National Park - Game Drive

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full-day game drive with picnic lunch boxes. At the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular national parks.  It lies 150 miles southeast of Nairobi, very close to the Tanzania border. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Bon Voyage

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $3,480 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price includes domestic flights and excludes international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 8 Nights stay in Luxury Accommodation
    • 2 nights stay in the Samburu Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
    • 1 night stay in Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis
    • 2 nights stay in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
    • 1 night stays in Lake Naivasha on Full Board Basis
    • 2 nights  stay in Amboseli National Park on Full Board Basis
  • Custom-made Safari Vehicles – Land Cruiser 4×4
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi
  • Guaranteed a window seat with each car carrying a maximum of 6 people
  • Safari game drives as per the itinerary
  • National Park and Game Reserve entrance fees
  • English-speaking drivers will guide and inform you during the safari
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
  • 24-hour support throughout the safari

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Game Drive in Samburu Game Reserve
  • Witness the world-famous flamingos in Nakuru National Park
  • Discover The Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Visit The Maasai Cultural Village
  • Boat Ride and Bird Watching in Lake Naivasha
  • Spectacular View of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli Park
  • Game Drive in Amboseli National Park

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