Family Kenya's Mara & Laikipia

9 days

Family Kenya's Mara & Laikipia

Highlights

  • See the Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Fishing excursion on Mount Kenya
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Convenient fly-in transfers
  • Exclusive-use accommodation
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Overview

Travel to two of Kenya’s most treasured safari destinations – the famous Masai Mara National Reserve and the undiscovered Laikipia region – on this exclusive adventure that is perfect for families. Accommodation ranges from comfortable to luxurious, and consists of elegant, private-use villas where you have a dedicated guide, chef and the use of a 4x4 vehicle.

You will have the freedom to decide on your own schedule, based on your family’s preferences and interests. You can look forward to inclusive activities such as game drives, guided nature walks, specialized children’s activities, a helicopter flights, and an unforgettable fishing excursion on Mount Meru.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

Accommodations Visited

A superb family safari experience with exclusive use family accommodation, private guide and safari vehicle, and butler service in two of the best wildlife areas in Kenya.
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House of Waine
House of Waine Bedroom
House of Waine Dining
House of Waine Lounge
House of Waine Outside
House of Waine Pool
House of Waine Room
House of Waine Room View

Days 1-2: Culture in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
Detailed breakdown

Days 1-2: Culture in Nairobi | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

The family adventure begins when you land in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be personally welcomed, and a private 6-seater 4x4 vehicle will transfer you to the House of Waine, located in Nairobi’s leafy Karen district. This 11-bedroom boutique hotel offers comfortable suites and a tranquil garden – perfect for regrouping after your long-haul flight.

In the afternoon, you can enjoy high tea on the lawns, and perhaps a swim in the heated pool. If you have time and energy to spare before your departure to the Masai Mara the following day, you can visit nearby attractions like the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary or the Karen Blixen Museum.

House of Waine
House of Waine Bedroom
House of Waine Dining
House of Waine Lounge
House of Waine Outside
House of Waine Pool
House of Waine Room
House of Waine Room View

Days 2-5: Family safari in the Masai Mara | 3 Nights

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Wake up refreshed for a wholesome breakfast before your transfer to Wilson Airport. You will travel in a private 4x4 vehicle to the airport for a scheduled departure to the Masai Mara. Touching down at this famous African landscape, you will be greeted by a guide from Topi Mara Bush House, which will be your exclusive-use safari home for the following three nights.

At Topi House, you and your family will feel as though you have the Mara all to yourselves. The safari villa is perfectly located with access to the eastern side of the Masai Mara National Reserve, right alongside the Wildebeest Migration route, which you will be able to view in season (from about mid-year). You can enjoy safari activities and meals according to your own schedule, and your personal chef and safari guide will consult you on your preferences and interests. Experienced guides can teach children about spoor, animal tracking, beetles, bugs and birds, and when they are not enjoying the African bush, you might find your little ones having fun baking and cooking in the kitchen.

The house has three spacious bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, which are linked via a large veranda. Enjoy home-cooked meals and family time in the comfortable living and dining area, or head out for fun picnics and dinners under the stars.

Topi House
Topi House Bush
Topi House Dinner
Topi House Fire
Topi House Kids
Topi House Lunch
Topi House Path
Topi House Room
Topi House Safari
Topi House Safari Roof

Days 5-9: Explore Kenya’s undiscovered north | 4 Nights

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Laikipia, Kenya

Departing from the Masai Mara, you will fly to Nanyuki Airstrip in Kenya’s Laikipia region, and then transfer to the private 40 000-acre Ol Lentille conservation area, nestled in the foothills of Ol Olokwe Mountain. You will spend four nights in this pristine and breath-taking wilderness, staying at Chief’s House which offers exquisite mountain views, and a warm, cozy ambiance. As in the Masai Mara, you will have your own personal chef, safari guide and exclusive use of a 4x4 vehicle so that you can enjoy the experience at your own pace.

The day after arriving, you will depart on a trout-fishing excursion to Mount Kenya, accessed on a scenic helicopter flight. This exciting adventure offers a memorable variation on your traditional safari – you will be treated to awe-inspiring vistas and have interactive fun with the family while fishing.

In addition to having your own exclusive-use safari villa, the main lodge offers a large swimming pool with a view, a library, viewing deck and a wellness spa. There is a range of activities on offer including walking, birding, camel and horse-back safaris, quad biking and more.

On your final day, you will fly from Nanyuki Airstrip back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. There you will have the use of a private 4x4 vehicle and a driver for a few hours before your flight, allowing you to take in some final sights or do some last-minute shopping in Kenya’s capital.

Ol Lentille
Ol Lentille Bush
Ol Lentille Bushveld
Ol Lentille Camel
Ol Lentille Culture
Ol Lentille Dining
Ol Lentille Elephants
Ol Lentille Pool
Ol Lentille Quads
Ol Lentille Romance
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Inclusions

  • Return airport transfers in 4x4 Landcruiser
  • Shared light aircraft flights
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2018-10-13 — 2018-11-22 $5,560
2018-11-23 — 2018-12-31 $4,990
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice Single supplements may apply Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.