Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari (2015)
Limited to 18 guests
Days: 12 | From: $9,995
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Arrive in Nairobi to begin your adventure. Depending on arrival time, meet your Young Explorers Guide, who may share Swahili language lessons.
Days 2-3: Amboseli National Park | In Search of Big Game
Drive to Amboseli National Park, teeming with wildlife and backed by striking views of towering Mount Kilimanjaro. After a safari briefing, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps and open plains in search of wildlife. Tonight, share in a welcome dinner with other families on your safari. The next day, set off on early morning and afternoon game drives across exotic landscapes where elephants, zebras, wildebeests and opportunistic predators roam. Family-friendly conservation talks and swimming are among the activities led by the Young Explorers Guide.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park | Great Rift Valley
Travel by road to Arusha, crossing the border of Tanzania and stopping at the colorful Mto wa Mbu market, where children can participate in a treasure hunt. Continue to your next lodge, positioned 2,000 feet above the atmospheric Great Rift Valley and freshwater Lake Manyara. Families may set off on a mountain biking adventure. Later, children may participate in kite flying, crafts or a swimming competition at the lodge pool.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Days 5-6: Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife in the Round
Set out on a morning game drive in Lake Manyara in search of nonchalant baboons, large herds of buffalo and zebra, and even storied tree-climbing lions. After lunch, spend the day winding your way through the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world, and a haven for lions, elephants, hyenas and gazelles. You may also participate in a family Chef’s Table experience in the kitchen to see how local dishes are prepared. The next day, continue exploring this “Lost World” of animals, traversing the prairies for elephants while flamingos paint the shimmering water. Later, visit a Maasai village to experience its culture and see a demonstration of traditional bead work. Children will especially enjoy a visit with students at a local school (when in session).
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Days 7-8: Serengeti National Park | Rambling Plains
Drive to wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park, stopping en route for a guided tour of Olduvai Gorge, where ancient fossils offer insight into humankind. Arrive later at your lodge, which offers commanding views of true safari country. Spend the next day on game drives searching for the “Big Five” — lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, elephants and rhinos. Children may also embark on their own hour-long game drive with their Young Explorers Guide.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Meals: B L D
Days 9-11: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Days of Discovery
Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s most astonishing wildlife spectacle and host to some 95 animal species, including hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the country’s largest lion population. Take a drive through the famed reserve overseen by the Maasai, before settling in to your luxurious tented accommodations. Spend the next two days exploring this region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and rivers. Between game drives, join the Young Explorers Guide for tree and bird identification, bush treasure hunts and fire-making techniques. At sunset, toast with family-friendly “mocktails” as part of a Scenic Sundowner. On your last night, celebrate with a special farewell dinner.
You may also pay a visit to a local primary school, which is supported by A&K Philanthropy.
Mara Intrepids | Meals: B L D
Day 12: Depart Nairobi
Return to Nairobi, where you may relax in your dayroom before your flight home.
Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: B
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