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Classic Kenyan Family Safari

From: $2,609 per person (9 days, 8 nights)

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Tour Highlights

  • Opportunity to spend some time exploring Nairobi
  • Visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the famous Langata Giraffe Centre and the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • One day's hiking and walking safari in Hell's Gate National Park
  • Afternoon tea at Elsamere followed by a boat safari in Lake Naivasha
  • Unique and child-friendly accommodation
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings - you choose the dates

Rediscover your childhood...

Kenya is a natural playground for adults and children alike.  Getting back to nature, learning the fundamentals of life out in the bush, the thrill of spotting wild creatures in their natural habitat...you don't have to be a kid to relish those things!

Your once-in-a-lifetime family holiday will start off in Nairobi.  You can rest and recuperate after your journey in one Nairobi's most charming hotel before you start to explore some of the city's most famous and rewarding sites.  The Giraffe Centre at Langata, established in 1979 and originally intended to reduce the plight of the endangered Rothschild's giraffe in Kenya, is now home to a bird sanctuary and a nature trail, where you can see warthog, hyenas and of course giraffe wandering the dense bush and forest.  A visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is another worthwile excursion, where you can witness first hand how loved and well taken care of these unfortunate elephant calves really are.

Your next few days at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy will be equally enlightening.  You can visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where the chimps will gather to gaze at you as curiously as you gaze at them!  You can also visit the black rhino sanctuary, where Ol Pejeta is doing fantastic work to protect and conserve these amazing beasts.

At Lake Naivasha, you can take an exciting boat trip on the lake after a delightful afternoon tea (many say the very best in Kenya) at Elsamere former home to Joy Adamson.  A boat safari is the ultimate way to take in this stunning part of Africa - getting close to the hippos and watching the ungainly pelicans and the swooping fish eagles snatch fish from the waters.  This corner of Kenya is also home to Hell's Gate National Park, where you and your family will take a guided walking safari amongst the buffalo, grazers and bearded vultures.

Your final days in the bush will be spent in the Masai Mara.  The sheer diversity of wildlife and landscape here will delight all safari-goers, regardless of age.  Here, during your two days of private game drives, you will have the best chance of spotting the "Big Five".  There is little more exciting and awe-inspiring than watching the sun rise over the endless golden plains, before watching it set in a blaze of red and orange, signalling the end to another African day.

...or relish some alone time

Each relaxed and unique accommodation featured in this package was selected with family's specific needs in mind.  The Holiday Inn Nairobi is a charming, comfortable and unpretentious establishment – the perfect base for exploring the city's most inspiring wildlife conservation initiatives.  With two outdoor pools, a sauna and a steam bath, as well as satellite television in all guest rooms, the whole family will find something perfect for winding down after a long active day.

The Sweetwaters Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta is another delight.  The floodlit watering hole, directly visible from the lounge and dining area, attracts a host of wildlife each night and day.  Expect to see antelope, gazelle, zebra, warthog and marabou storks.  Very rarely, a black rhino might even come to drink, alarming the other animals!

Similarly surrounded by wild animals and stunning scenery is the Naivasha Sopa Lodge.  The vast, cottage-style rooms at this magical establishment are perfect for any family.  There is a large lounge area facing bay windows and a small patio area – perfect to watch the resident waterbuck and giraffe as they graze and browse in the surrounding landscape.  The fact that there are no boundaries around this camp add to the feeling that you are really out in the wild!  For this very reason, you will need a lodge guide to escort you to and from dinner each night, in case a night-prowling hippo emerges from the lake and strays into your path.  It certainly gives your evening meal an exciting edge!  Children will also love swimming in the large outdoor pool, whilst parents can relax on the sun deck.

Finally, the Siana Springs is another family haven.  Here, children of all ages can enjoy one of the two clubs specifically for younger guests – the Aventurers' Club for under-12s and the Young Rangers' Club for over-12s.  Here, children can enjoy safari-themed obstacle courses, try a little bush orientation and learn about plant and bird species – all under the guidance of experienced professionals.  Meanwhile, parents can enjoy a relaxed afternoon coffee or a cold evening beer!
This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi

Bed and Breakfast
  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Holiday Inn, Nairobi
  • The rest of the day can be spent relaxing, or you may wish to explore the city a little
  • Overnight at the Holiday Inn

Day 2: Nairobi

Bed and Breakfast
  • You will spend the day visiting the famous Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Langata Giraffe Centre, and lunching at the Karen Blixen Museum.
  • Overnight at the Holiday Inn

Day 3: Ol Pejeta

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • After breakfast you will depart from your hotel and drive to Ol Pejeta private conservancy
  • You will spend the day spotting wildlife and visiting the famous Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 4: Ol Pejeta

Private Full Day Game Drive
Full Board
  • You will spend the day how you wish - going on a game drive, visiting the world-renowned rhino sanctuary, or spending a little time relaxing at the camp
  • Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 5: Lake Naivasha

Full Board
  • After breakfast, leave Sweetwaters and descend into the Great Rift Valley where Naivasha is located
  • Lunch and/or afternoon tea at the beautiful Elsamere, former home to Joy Adamson, and a boat ride to view the hippos and beautiful birdlife of Lake Naivasha
  • Dinner and over night at Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Day 6: Lake Naivasha

Private Morning Game Drive
Private Walking Safari
Full Board
  • After breakfast, take an exciting walking safari amongst the dramatic landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.  You will be accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Take an afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and over night at Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Day 7: Masai Mara

Private Morning Game Drive
Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National park with game drive en route
  • After a short rest you will proceed for an afternoon game drive in Masai Mara National Park
  • Dinner and overnight at the Siana Springs Tented Camp

Day 8: Siana Springs

Private Full Day Game Drive
Full Board
  • Full day game viewing at the Masai Mara National park
  • Children can take advantage of the range of activtities on offer at the Aventurers' Club for under-12s, and the Young Rangers' Club for 12-17 year olds
  • Dinner and overnight at the Siana Springs Tented Camp

Day 9: Depart for Nairobi

Breakfast and Lunch
  • Take an early morning game drive if desired and, according to your schedule, depart for Nairobi early morning after breakfast or after lunch

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Masai Lion
Masai Lion
Aardvark
Aardvark
African Hunting Dog
African Hunting Dog
Augur Buzzard
Augur Buzzard
Banded Mongoose
Banded Mongoose
Bat-eared Fox
Bat-eared Fox
Black Heron
Black heron
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Cheetah
Cheetah
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Crocodile
Crocodile
Crowned Crane
Crowned Crane
Crowned Eagle
Crowned Eagle
Crowned Lapwing
Crowned Lapwing
Dikdik
Dik-dik
Duiker
Duiker
Eland
Eland
African Fish Eagle
Fish Eagle
Goliath Heron
Goliath Heron
Grant's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great White Pelican
Great White Pelican
Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra
Grey Heron
Grey Heron
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Ground Hornbill
Ground Hornbill
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hippo
Hippo
Hyena
Hyena
Hyrax
Hyrax
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Impala
Jackal
Jackal
Klpispringer
Klipspringer
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lesser Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
Lilac-breasted Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Masked Lovebird
Lovebird
Malachite Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Martial Eagle
Martial Eagle
Masai Giraffe
Masai Giraffe
Masai Ostrich
Masai Ostrich
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Pied Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra
Porcupine
Porcupine
Red-billed Firefinch
Red-billed Firefinch
Reedbuck
Reedbuck
Rothschild's Giraffe
Rothschild's Giraffe
Rueppell's Vulture
Rueppell's Vulture
Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis
Secretary Bird
Secretary Bird
Serval
Serval Cats
Spoonbill
Spoonbill
Steenbok
Steenbok
Superb Starling
Superb Starling
Sykes' Monkey
Sykes' Monkey
Tawny Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Thomson's Gazelle
Thomson's Gazelle
Topi
Topi
Verreaux's Eagle
Verreaux's Eagle
Vervet Monkey
Vervet Monkey
Vulturine Guineafowl
Vulturine Guineafowl
Warthog
Warthog
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
White Rhino
White Rhino
White-breasted Cormorant
White-breasted Cormorant
Wildebeest
Wildebeest

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $3,379 per person ... book now4+ People: $2,609 per person ... book now

Supplements:

  • Single Room Supplement: $739
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E-mail: info@doyensafaris.co.ke

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is one of Doyens resident Safari Experts and she is ready to talk to you about this tour! Click the link below to get in touch:

E-mail: info@doyensafaris.co.ke