Ken 18: 11 Nights/12 Days Kenya Family Safari & Beach Holiday

Kenya is regarded as the cradle of the African safari and our family safari holidays are tailored for adventurous families. Our Kenya family holiday, which combines a wildlife safari with a beach holiday in Mombasa, helps your family and children explore African wildlife in Mt Kenya, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Hell’s Gate in Lake Naivasha.

Day 1: Nairobi

Our Kenyan representative will receive you on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you in our safari van to Panafric Hotel on bed and breakfast only.

Meals: Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation: Panafric Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi – Sweetwaters

Depart Nairobi and for Ol Pejeta Conservancy located in Mt Kenya region. Lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. 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). The conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 3: Mt Kenya – Aberdare

After breakfast, depart for Aberdares National Park. Arrive at Outspan Hotel in Nyeri for the 1330hrs transfer to Treetops Lodge. The Treetops Lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of awesome wildlife at night and tourists view the wildlife from the balcony of their rooms or lodge verandah.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Treetops Lodge

Day 4: Aberdare – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, a representative of Treetops Lodge will transfer you back to Outspan Hotel where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and depart for Lake Nakuru with a brief stop at Nyahururu Thompson Falls. Then proceed to Lake Nakuru. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Flamingo Tented Hill Camp

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

After breakfast depart for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Masai Mara Game Reserve has a high concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenic views. Afternoon game viewing drives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 6: Masai Mara

Morning balloon flight. A representative of Balloon Safaris Ltd will pick you from your lodge and take you for a balloon flight and bring you back. Link up with your driver/guide and continue with your itinerary. Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. 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: Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 7: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, depart Mara for Lake Naivasha. Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes, has a variety of bird life and hippo colonies. Lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort and afternoon visit to Hell’s Gate Park. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, spectacular gorge walks, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Sunset boat ride at Lake Naivasha (you’ll pay this directly to boat owners depending on the rides you take). The lodge charges $30 per person for boat ride per hour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Day 8: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi – Mombasa

Depart Lake Naivasha after breakfast. Depart for Nairobi and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your 1340hrs Kenya Airways flight KQ 610 to Mombasa. A representative from Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort will pick you from the Moi International Airport and transfer you to their hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

Day 9-11: Mombasa

You spend the days at the beach sunbathing or engaged in the numerous water sports that are available including: – Scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, big game fishing and deep sea dive. Activities are at your own cost.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

Day 12: Mombasa – Depart Home

A representative of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort will transfer you to Moi International Airport Mombasa to catch 0820hrs Kenya Airways flight KQ 601 to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to connect your international flight home.