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Kenya Fly-in Family Safari

By Helen Austin
Purchasing Manager for Alfred&

Embark on the ultimate family adventure, filled with shared experiences and lasting memories. Together you’ll explore the Maasai Mara, home to scarlet robed warriors and one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world. Animals only previously seen in books are brought to life here in spectacular fashion. Then hit the white-sand beach at Malindi for water sports and turtle spotting, followed by pizza and ice cream in ‘Little Italy’.

Places

Length
11 days
Best months to go
January to March, June to October
Guide price range
£3,440 - £4,250pp
including international flights

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Itinerary Highlights

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Day by day
Itinerary in detail

1

Arrival in Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya. Upon arrival in Nairobi, a local representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your comfortable hotel. Overnight at Eka Hotel.

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2

Nairobi

Today is free to relax and explore the capital city of Nairobi. Choose from an exciting selection of optional activities to create your bespoke family day out. Options include the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, and the Empowering Mothers and Go Granny Go community projects. Overnight at Eka Hotel.

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3

Nairobi & Maasai Mara

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic flight by light aircraft to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Your home for the next 3 nights is an authentic camp set in the heart of this wildlife-rich reserve, where you’ll sleep in a family safari tent. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers a classic safari experience with the comfort of a hotel-style residence. Your plans for the following days are incredibly flexible, with daily games drives accompanied by expert local guides as well as plenty of activities and a kids club back at camp. Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp.

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4

Maasai Mara

Wake up to splendid views across the Mara plains and a hearty breakfast in the Isokon restaurant. The Maasai Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world and today you’ll begin to discover it. The region is deservedly famous for its big cats but is also a fantastic place to experience other wildlife including elephants, giraffe, zebra, antelope, impala, hyenas and warthogs. It's a joy to see your children learn about and appreciate wildlife and nature on a family game drive around the reserve. Back at camp, The Ozone Rangers Club provides plenty of activities for children and the opportunity for their own exploration into the wild. Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp.

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5

Maasai Mara

During your stay there’s the opportunity to take a thrilling hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the Maasai Mara. Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises and wildlife roam below. This is our most popular optional experience in Kenya. The rest of the day is spent wildlife spotting on further game drives. Return to camp for a dip in the swimming pool or to unwind at the Tulia wellness tent. Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp.

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6

Maasai Mara & Watamu

With your safari completed it’s time to hit the beach for some further family time. After breakfast you’ll fly via Nairobi to Malindi on Kenya’s coast, then drive to the nearby Watamu Marine National Park. Here you’ll spend the next 5-nights in an elegant retreat, fronting a white-sand beach and backed by the Mida Creek Mangrove Forest. Choose from luxury hotel rooms or 2 and 4 bedroom apartments. Overnight at Hemingways Watamu.

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7

Watamu

With over 600 species of fish flitting among corals, the Watamu Marine National Park is a veritable paradise for diving and snorkelling. Both can be arranged from the hotel, as well as a wide selection of other water sports including stand-up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, water-skiing and wakeboarding. You may also spot turtles swimming ashore to bury their eggs in the sand, or even humpback whales during July and August. The mangrove forest surrounding the hotel is also rich in birdlife. Overnight at Hemingways Watamu.

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8

Watamu

The nearby town of Malindi is well worth a visit to explore the crumbling Gedi Ruins. Dating back to the early 13th century, this once-grand Swahili town is UNESCO-listed. Tree roots tangle with stone walls and branches overhang grand arches, as the remains are slowly reclaimed by primeval forest. Known as ‘Little Italy’ due to its population of Italian expats, Malindi’s streets are filled with gelato shops and pizzerias that are perfect for a sea-front feast. Overnight at Hemingways Watamu.

9

Watamu

Overnight at Hemingways Watamu.

10

Watamu

Overnight at Hemingways Watamu.

11

Watamu & Departure

After breakfast, drive 30-minutes to Malindi Airport for regional flights, or 2-hours to Mombasa Airport for an international flight.

Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

01 Apr - 31 May

£3,440

Mid season

01 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Jun - 30 Jun, 01 Nov - 15 Dec

£3,740

High season

01 Jul - 31 Oct

£4,250

Family Price

Consisting of 2 adults + 2 children. Please contact us for other family group sizes.

£3,325

Alfred & Helen Austin

Helen was fascinated by travel from an early age, avidly watching holiday programmes and dreaming of future travel plans. Fantasy became reality when she joined Kuoni just over 20 years ago, and she has continued to explore ever since. She fell in love with Africa on her first safari experience in Zambia, watching an elephant herd meander across a dusty track as the sun set dramatically. Subsequent trips to South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya have further fuelled her passion for the wildlife, diverse cultures, and beautiful landscapes of her favourite continent.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Paul, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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