Kenya Family Holiday - A&K

For the family that loves nature, Kenya is a must-see destination. Kenya Family Holiday includes some of the finest wildlife viewing in AfricaÂthe world-famous "Big Five"Âas well as endangered species, including the Rothschild giraffe, chimpanzee and black rhino. Travelers will also enjoy a visit to Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage and Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, as well as visits with local Maasai and Samburu tribes. A ChildrenÂs Activity Coordinator will travel with the group throughout the journey, and young travelers will have opportunities to swim, go on a treasure hunt at the lodge, enjoy archery with the local Maasai, and cast animal tracks in plaster. A tribal dance performance and optional balloon safari provide surefire thrills for family members of all ages.

Itinerary

Days 1-2: Depart Home / Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Serena Hotel Arrive by overnight flight in Nairobi, the starting point for your adventure through the wilds of Kenya. Prepare to meet elephant, watch hunters on the prowl and interact with an African tribe in their own village.

Day 3: Nairobi

Sweetwaters Tented Camp Start your day at the Giraffe Center, home to endangered, graceful Rothschild giraffe. Offer them food while perched upon a platform, watching as they gently snatch it from your hand with their long, blue tongues. Continue to Daphne SheldrickÂs Orphanage to see small elephant cared for by attentive keepers. Meet the other families sharing your adventure at tonightÂs festive welcome dinner.

Day 4: Nairobi/Nanyuki

Sweetwaters Tented Camp Drive to the Sweetwaters Reserve within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya. Set out in search of animals by safari vehicle, or choose to take escorted walks and a night game drive. Sweetwaters is an excellent place to see two of AfricaÂs most endangered species: black rhino and chimpanzee. Both species are protected here in reserves set aside for them.

Day 5: Nanyuki / Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu Intrepids Club Travel to the bush of the Samburu Game Reserve. Your comfortable, tented camp is perched along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, which is a lifeline and the nerve center of this reserve; animals congregate along its banks to quench their thirst. The reserve is also the home of the nomadic, cattleherding Samburu tribe.

Day 6: Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu Intrepids Club Young safari-goers embark on game drives and encounters with SamburuÂs ÂSpecial Five  the reticulated giraffe, longnecked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, GrevyÂs zebra and beisa oryx. Your family may also take guided walks with a focus on game tracking, go butterfly catching and visit with the Samburu people. Go on treasure hunts, play football or volleyball, swim, or paint and draw  your tented safari camp offers fun options for every member of the family.

Day 7: Samburu / Masai Mara Game Reserve

Mara Intrepids Club Awaken to the sounds of the wilderness. After breakfast, board a flight across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara, land of the red-robed Maasai tribe. Arrive at your tented camp beside a sweeping bend in the Talek River, and take an afternoon game drive across the limitless plains.

Days 8-9: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Mara Intrepids Club Spend two days in this magnificent savannah country, home to KenyaÂs most varied animal population. Lion may be seen throughout the park, along with elephant, giraffe and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly spotted, and you may also find rhino. Young adventurers experience a mammal study on morning and afternoon game drives; take guided walks with the resident naturalist to identify animal tracks and cast them in plaster; and set out on nature walks with an eye toward herbal medicine. Meanwhile, discover abundant birdlife, and learn to identify bird calls, bills, feet, habitats and plumage patterns. Between game drives, you may even visit a primary school in the local village. Learn the art of beadwork and leatherwork or how to properly throw a spear or start fire with sticks. At night, your family sees a display of traditional song and dance. An optional hot air balloon safari is an amazing way to start the day  and an experience the family will never forget. End your stay in the Mara with a farewell dinner, and say goodbye to your new friends. PHILANTHROPY PROJECT: Visit a local primary school where A&K sponsors a Conservation Club, teaching children to preserve their environment.

Day 10: Masai Mara / Nairobi / USA or Canada

Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) Fly back to Nairobi, continuing to your dayroom, which is reserved until your homebound flight.

Day 11: Arrive Home

Arrive home in the USA or Canada.

View more about Kenya Family Holiday - A&K Trip
Need More Help?
1-866-549-7614 or Send Email

Related Travel Stories

Machu Picchu and Mount Kilimanjaro: 2 Adventures You Can’t Do Yourself

In this new series, BootsnAll highlights indie travel trips that you can’t do yourself. Independent travel is what we love here at BootsnAll. Nothing gets our juices flowing more than taking off on a trip, not knowing what’s in store. Just heading to a new locale, exploring, and going with the flow is how we like to travel. But sometimes [...]...

Featured Trip: National Park Safari in Tanzania

Every other week we take the opportunity to highlight one of the many awesome adventure trips we offer here at BootsnAll. We have been lucky enough to partner with Global Basecamps to offer some amazing trips for adventure travelers of all types.     This week’s featured trip is for those who have dreamed of going on safari in Africa. [...]...

Climbing Africa’s Highest Peak – Mount Kilimanjaro

For those adventure seekers who aren’t super hardcore, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro may just be the perfect trip for you. At 19,340 feet (5895 meters), it’s the highest peak in all of Africa and the tallest walkable peak in the world – meaning you don’t have to use climbing equipment to reach the summit. While this doesn’t mean it’s easy, quite [...]...

Like This Trip? Please Share
Adventure Trips Home » Africa Adventure Trips » Kenya Family Holiday - A&K