Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
And then, just past the moment when the heat and the straight road ahead became the only reality, the coast unfolded before me, and there was the gorgeous coastline. A stretch of white sand punctuated by ancient baobab trees, the warm Indian Ocean lapping idly at the shore, lapping even at small thatched huts, the water a glassy mirage.
Day 1: Nairobi
Begin your family’s African adventure at the gorgeous boutique hotel, House of Waine, located in the leafy suburb of Karen in Nairobi. The lush gardens that surround the rooms add to the beauty of this upmarket retreat. The relaxed atmosphere allows you the freedom to do as much, or as little, as you please on your first day in Kenya before you begin your safari in the stunning Mara region.
Days 2 to 5: Masai Mara
Transfer to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara Conservancies, just over an hour away, where your safari guide will be waiting to greet you. Welcome to your home away from home in the bush! Our three-bedroomed Mara Bush Houses have a dedicated team to cater to your family’s every want and need. Venture out for the day on a game drive through the hills, valleys, and plains of the Greater Mara area. Along the way you can investigate tracks, discover the sounds and smells of the bush, and even visit local schools where your children can make pen pals and learn of the local traditions. You’ll have three days to explore the region before you hop on a plane and enjoy a well-deserved island retreat.
Day 6-9: Zanzibar
This is the ultimate way to end an East African family safari. After a number of busy days in the African bush out on game drives and in the sun, there’s no better place to unwind than on the cool, tropical island of Zanzibar. Fly here by light aircraft from the Masai Mara, stopping off on the way in Nairobi to change planes, enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the turquoise Indian Ocean as you fly. You’ll be spending three days at Matemwe Beach House, the perfect escape for families looking for a private slice of the beautiful northern Zanzibari coast. With the waters of the Indian Ocean only a few steps away, there are a host of activities to keep busy – fun water sports such as kayaking along the coast, snorkelling, boating and even fishing trips are easily arranged.
Day 10: Zanzibar Airport
Today you will be driven back to Zanzibar Airport, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours, where you can check-in for your international flight home.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travelling during peak season month can incure higher rates.
- Domestic flights.
- All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
- All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
- All camping equipment where necessary.
- Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
- All entrance fees as per the program.
- Meal plan full board.
- Fees for all activities as per the program.
- Conservation charge.
- International flights and visa fees.
- Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
- Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.