With some wonderful game viewing in Kenya on the Laikipia Plateau and in the Masai Mara that the whole family can enjoy, followed by a stay at a welcoming beach hotel
Karisia Safaris Tumaren: 3 nights
Mara House: 4 nights
Hemingways Resort: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, all meals and some drinks, Park fees and safari activities
Fly overnight from London to Nairobi and on to Nanyuki
DAYS 2 to 4
Your adventure begins on the LAIKIPIA PLATEAU at Tumaren, home to Kerry and James and the base for their camel safaris. From here you will set out for a three night walking safari, led by Samburu guides with camels as 'beasts of burden' carrying the equipment, tents, luggage and all-important food.
Each day, while your guides lead you with some of the camels in search of game including giraffe, zebra and several species of gazelle, the support team will take a direct route to the next camp. Magically, lunch will be waiting and the parents can then relax while the children are entertained. Later in the afternoon, head out for another walk to a pretty spot for sundowners before returning to camp for a delicious dinner. Your safari tents will have everything needed for a comfortable night under the African sky while you listen to the animals calling.
As you walk, you will be looking from vantage points for elephants and you may be lucky enough to catch sight of shyer species such as kudu, eland, hyena, bat-eared fox or hartebeest. Away from roads and the commonly worn tourist trails, you will really feel in touch with the bush. Hear, see and smell the land and natural history around you and learn about the local culture from your guides.
On the third safari day, after another hearty breakfast, you will set off towards the Ewaso river where there are tempting and safe pools in which to cool off. From this beautiful site on the banks of the river and a final night's camp, you will take leave of your guides and carry away memories to last a lifetime.
DAYS 5 to 8
A light aircraft will take you to the MASAI MARA which offers a fantastic experience throughout the year with plenty to keep even the youngest guest bursting with excitement. Here we have chosen Mara House to be your private home in the bush. Run by a full compliment of staff, including a chef and your own guide, there are three double bedrooms and the spacious living area leads on to a shady verandah overlooking a much frequented waterhole.
The house is situated in the game-rich MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY (away from the busy National Park) and is the ideal wilderness location. The guide will take you in a private vehicle for some thrilling game viewing and will also offer the chance to visit a nearby village.
DAYS 9 to 12
From the excitement of the bush to a perfect beach location on the SWAHILI COAST. A flight to Mombasa and a road transfer will take you to Hemingways - a luxury tropical retreat with an endless choice of activities on land and in and on the ocean including diving, snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and plenty more. There is a gym and spa and the area offers some interesting and educational excursions. The privately owned hotel is set in Watamu Marine Park and offers relaxed sophistication, excellent food and a very high standard of comfort.
The journey home is via Nairobi with, perhaps, dinner at the Palacina before flying on overnight to London
Depending on the level of toughness (or otherwise!) you seek, the Walking Safari Company, Karisia, can provide a safari planned around your interests. Natural History is a major focus of Kerry and James' trips and, as biologists, photographers and experienced safari guides, they can provide a safari that you will cherish forever.
An indulgent safari visiting Shaba National Park, the Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara Game Reserve followed by a few days on the Swahili coast
Joy's Camp: 3 nights
Ol Malo: 3 nights
Rekero Camp: 3 nights
Kinondo Kwetu: 3 nights
Including - flights, transfers, all meals and most drinks, Park fees and safari activities
Game viewing on the Laikipia Plateau and in the Masai Mara, two very different areas, followed by a few days relaxing at the coast at a small, private beach lodge
Kicheche Laikipia: 3 nights
Kicheche Bush Camp: 3 nights
WaterLovers Beach Resort: 3 nights
Including - flights, transfers, Park fees, most meals, drinks and safari activites at Kicheche, bed and breakfast at the coast
Diverse Kenya & Chilled Zanzibar
Exploring and game viewing in some of Kenya's most beautiful and contrasting scenery before unwinding by the Indian Ocean
Palacina: 1 night
Elsa's Kopje: 2 nights
Loisaba: 2 nights
II Moran: 3 nights
Matemwe Lodge: 4 nights
Including - flights, transfers, most meals, most drinks on safari, Park fees and safari activities
BIRDING SAFARI IN KENYA
Kenya's bird life is amazing year round; however the flowers and insects of the rainy season make for even more phenomenal sightings! From Nairobi National Park to the Masai Mara and including Meru and the Great Rift Valley, wonderful game viewing areas are combined with prime birding locations
The Emakoko: 1 night
Elsa's Kopje: 3 nights
Loldia House: 2 nights
Elephant Pepper Camp: 3 nights
Including - local flights, transfers, Park fees, all meals and drinks and bird/safari activities