Highlights of Kenya

This sample holiday ticks off Kenya’s highlights including two fabulous days of game viewing in the Masai Mara. But there are also activities to complement the game drives (bike rides, visiting an elephant orphanage etc) and also some blissful days at the end to find a quiet spot on an Indian Ocean Beach. You will be accompanied on safari by a specialist wildlife driver-guide who will be expert in spotting the animals and telling the children all kinds of weird and wonderful stories about their habits. We can adapt the itinerary to your own family’s particular requirements and can suggest accommodation to fit your budget.


  Feed the giraffes at Langatta
  Nature walk near Lake Naivasha
  Go mountain biking in Hell’s Gate
  Search for the big-5 in the Masai Mara
  Swing in a beach hammock

12 days from £4,000 pp

Plus international flights from £750

A 12-day trip for a family of four including this range of safari destinations will usually start from around £16,000 excluding international flights.

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Highlights of Kenya day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi where you will be met by your guide and accompanied to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Day 2 Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
In the morning visit Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. This was set up by renowned conservationist Daphne Sheldrick to look after elephants whose parents had died (usually having been killed by poachers), before reintroducing them to the wild. The elephants range in age from a few months to about three years and the children will love being able to get ‘up close’ and watch them playing and being fed.

You will also visit the Langatta Giraffe Centre, a sanctuary for the rare Rothschild Giraffe, where the children will be able to hand-feed some of the animals.

From here you will depart for Lake Naivasha. This is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes, with clear blue waters leading to dense stands of thick papyrus and a backdrop of mountains. The views are gorgeous and the area also abounds with bird life.

Day 3 Hell’s Gate & Lake Naviasha
In the morning take a boat ride to Crescent Island with excellent opportunities for spotting hippos and other animals that come to drink and wallow in the lake. Once you arrive on the island, take a short hike; there are no day time predators here, which means that you can (safely!) walk very close to the animals. Children will love having both zebras and giraffes almost within reach.

After lunch, head to Hell’s Gate National Park. The park is named for its pair of massive red-tinged cliffs that lead into dramatic scenery of steep cliffs, narrow gorges, bubbling geothermal pools and strange twisted rock formations. There are a wide range of birds and mammals in the park, including vultures, eagles, baboons, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle.

Take a bike ride in the park past troops of playful baboons and herds of zebra. The ride lasts around 2 hours and you will then be able to continue on foot to explore the gorges.

Day 4 Masai Mara
After a relaxing breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Park. Once you enter the park, enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.

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Days 5-6 Masai Mara
You have two full days of game drives in the Masai Mara. This is one of the finest game reserves in Africa, its rolling green plains and woodlands densely packed with a remarkable array of wildlife. All of the ‘big 5’ can be found here….make sure that the children keep their cameras at the ready. Lions are in abundance throughout the park and you may be lucky enough seeing a pride stalking their prey or perhaps a leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree. Elephant, giraffe, zebra and gazelle dot the plains together with a wide range of smaller species. Rhino are more difficult to find but you may be lucky; game viewing here is a constant surprise and delight. The scenery is also magnificent with endless plains, picturesque acacia trees and the spectacular Siria escarpment looming to the west.

Day 7 Masai Mara – Beach
This morning, leave the wilds of Africa behind you and fly to coast. There are a wide variety of beach hotels to choose from so we will suggest one that will suit your family. They range from small boutique resorts on secluded swathes of sand to larger resorts that have several pools and plenty of activities to keep even the most restless teenagers happy.

Days 8-11 Beach
Four full days to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean. It is time to take off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand. Find a hammock and relax with nothing to disturb you but the lapping of the waves, the swishing of the coconut palms and perhaps the kids. Or if you are feeling more active, take a snorkelling excursion or perhaps try a spot of windsurfing or kayaking.

Day 12 Beach – Mombasa
Transfer to the airport for a flight back to Nairobi to connect with your flight home.


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