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A Family Safari 2021 – 10 Days / 9 Nights

$7,231.00

Safari means journey in Kiswahili, the language of East Africa, and Kenya is the home of safari. Its varied ecosystems and landscapes mean that the biodiversity here is higher than any other country in Africa. It has been the natural home of celebrity safaris, big game hunters and royalty since the 18th century and remains the most spectacular safari destination with unparalleled wildlife viewing.

A complete safari includes at least three of the main ecosystems: the semiarid dramatic landscapes of the north, the tropical woodlands of the Rift Valley and the lush savannahs of the Masai Mara. We recommend booking three nights in each area in order to give your guests the best possible safari.

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Introduction

Safari means journey in Kiswahili, the language of East Africa, and Kenya is the home of safari. Its varied ecosystems and landscapes mean that the biodiversity here is higher than any other country in Africa. It has been the natural home of celebrity safaris, big game hunters and royalty since the 18th century and remains the most spectacular safari destination with unparalleled wildlife viewing.

A complete safari includes at least three of the main ecosystems: the semiarid dramatic landscapes of the north, the tropical woodlands of the Rift Valley and the lush savannahs of the Masai Mara. We recommend booking three nights in each area in order to give your guests the best possible safari.

  • Experience three owner-run properties, while covering three very different ecosystems and encountering their tribal inhabitants, whose authentic, traditional and colourful tribal ways remain relatively untouched.
  • On El Karama Ranch, explore 14,000 acres of private wilderness, frequented by abundant wildlife.
  • The El Karama’s Kids Bush School provides tailor-made, educational safari activities for all children throughout their stay.
  • Enjoy the exclusivity of Enonkishu Conservancy, whose commitment to sustainable rangeland management is encouraging more modern and more viable livestock enterprises that support local communities.
  • Considered the best beach in Kenya, Diani offers all of the activities of a beach visit in the seclusion of a lavish, opulent private villa.

Full Itinerary – What to Expect.

11 Days / 10 Nights

Special Interests: Couples, Families, Active, Adventurers, Birding, Photographers, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Naturalists

Day 1 to 3El Karama Lodge
Arrive Nairobi, Fly to Nanyuki, Road transfer to El Karama
Day 4 to 6House in The Wild
Fly to Masai Mara
Day 7 to 9Alfajiri Villas
Fly to Ukanda, Diani
Day 10Fly to Nairobe, Transfer to Nairobi International Airport

Price:  from USD 5,375 nett per person sharing (based on a group of 6 guests)

3 Nights in El Karama Ranch, Laikipia

Supporting the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya, the vast 9,500 square kilometres Laikipia plateau stretches from the slopes of Mount Kenya in the south east to the edge of the Great Rift Valley in the west.

Ranging from dry savannah and open woodlands to dramatic canyons and low forested valleys, the Laikipia plateau is made up of a collection of extensive community owned ranches, private farms and wildlife conservancies working in unison on some of Kenya’s most effective conservation projects.

One of Kenya’s most exciting wilderness areas, Laikipia showcases the positive impact of community engagement

on tourism and conservation as well as the benefit to local communities. From the ground-breaking partnership between Maasai and Samburu communities, private investors and conservation organisations on the 40,000 acre Ol Lentille Conservancy balancing tourism and economic development with ambitious conservation and community development programs to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy wildlife protection units at the forefront of protecting numerous species from extinction throughout Laikipia and the Grevy’s Zebra conservation work on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

We are strong believers that each visitor to Kenya should experience the remarkable work being carried out in the Laikipia region, not only to enjoy the beauty and wildlife but to ensure that each visitor knows that everyone can make a difference and ensure the conservation of the wilderness, wildlife and communities that call it home.

El Karama – Activities – Game Drive

Highlights

  • The second highest density of wildlife in Kenya
  • Experience the “Big 5” and the endangered Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Lewel’s hartebeest, Patas monkey and African wild dog
  • Visit and participate in ground-breaking conservation and community projects.

You Stay at El Karama

El Karama – Accommodation – New Cottages Exterior

Your Stay

  • 3 Nights
  • Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
  • All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

El Karama is an intimate, award-winning eco lodge specialising in family and group safaris in Laikipia, Kenya. An owner-operated environment known for our charm and authenticity, we have been recognised as a leader in Sustainable Travel in Kenya and are located on a private 14,000 acre working ranch. The habitat and biodiversity are exceptional and restult in world class wildlife experiences including 4 of the Big 5. Only 1 hr from the Nanyuki airstrip and 5 minutes from the private ranch strip for charters, this lodge is the most accessible wildlife lodge in the region. The lodge comprises just 8 beautifully designed and constructed cottages of varying size and character. Guests can enjoy Kenya’s first natural swimming pool and stunning communal areas for dining and relaxing. As the only lodge on this private property within Laikipia, an unusual level of privacy is offered to guests. We welcome families of all ages and work hard to offer tailor-made experiences as much as possible. Activities include: guided walks, fly camping, Kenya’s first ‘Bush School’ for kids, farm and organic garden tours, game drives, night drives, interactive anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring activities, bush meals and rock hide outings for photographers and birders… Perfect for families with children and groups traveling together who love wildlife, birds, photography and adventure!

Recommended Experiences

  • Game Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Camel Trekking
  • Fly-camping
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Lion Tracking

3 Nights in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

The vast open grasslands of the Masai Mara are famous throughout the world as the host of the annual migration, when 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures from June to October.

With high densities of both resident and transient populations of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, hyena and over 450 species of bird, the Masai Mara provides unrivaled game viewing throughout the year.

The 1510 square kilometres Masai Mara National Reserve bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is surrounded by approximately a dozen conservation areas. These conservancies have been established as partnerships between the private sector and local Maasai pastoralist landowners to ensure the conservation of the Great Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and the protection of the wildlife within it.

The 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy (MNC), is one of the largest community and private sector owned conservancies in the world. Regarded as one of Kenya’s most successful conservation models, MNC is an exclusive safari destination in a prime wildlife area, open only to the guests of the 12 member camps within it.

Mara Bush fire pit

Highlights

  • Classified among the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ as host to the annual migration from July to November
  • Home to resident and transient game including the Big Five and over 450 bird species

You Stay at House In The Wild

Your Stay

3 Nights

Safari Lodge

Spoken Languages: English, Swahili

No. Rooms: 4

House in the Wild is a boutique eco-lodge tucked away on a 1000 acre private estate on the banks of the Mara River. The lodge is surrounded by the game within the Enonkishu Conservancy who migrate freely between neighboring conservancies.

The lodge can comfortably accommodate up 12 people and is decorated with hand-crafted furniture and features modern amenities. House in the Wild comes fully staffed and has as an excellent chef and safari guide.

With meals prepared using only organic produce from the farm, guests can enjoy a meal under the stars at the table or around the fire. Bush dinners and brunches can be prepared as well as packed picnics for those wanting a full day of game driving.

Recommended Experiences

  • Day Game Drives
  • Night Game Drives
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Cultural Community Visits
  • River Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Stargazing
  • Fly Camping
  • Horse Riding

3 Nights at Diani Beach.

The palm fringed white sandy beaches of Kenya’s picturesque coastline with exotic coral reefs, secluded islands, sacred forests, unspoilt bays and breathtaking white sand beaches provide an idyllic tropical paradise and perfect destination for an exclusive beach holiday.

Whether you are looking to stand-up paddle board on the crystal clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean watching dolphins swim beneath you or scuba dive on a colourful coral reef; the Kenyan coast is an unparalleled holiday destination for families or couples, groups or single travellers, young or old.

The East African coast has a shallow shelf stretching out to a coral reef. At low tide the coral rock pools provide a view in to fascinating marine life: crabs, shells, eels, starfish, sea urchins and fish nursery pools. At high tide, the warm sheltered waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling

Alfajiri Villas Diani Beach Aerial

Highlights

  • Diani Beach was voted seventh best beach in Africa by TripAdvisor 2017.

You Stay at Alfajiri Villas

Your Stay

3 Nights

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

This Italian jewel, comprising three glamorous villas overlooking the exquisite Diani beach, is a memorable place to stay. The individual villas with private swimming pools – Beach Villa, Cliff Villa and Garden Villa – were created and are hosted by the Molinaro family. With delicious cuisine and outstanding service as their hallmarks, hosts Marica and Fabrizio plan individual daily itineraries for their clients. Enjoy the magnificent view and swim in the pool, walk on the ten kilometre-long white sandy beach, go snorkelling on the edge of the coral reef, explore the local craft markets, play golf at the nearby 18-hole course or visit the elephant sanctuary. Alfajiri really is a luxurious boutique destination.

Recommended Experiences

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Boat Excursions, Sailing
  • Skydiving
  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Canoeing
  • Water Skiing
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Horse Riding
  • Cultural Community Visits

10 Days / 9 Nights

  • 3 Nights in El Karma – Laikipia Reserve
  • 3 Nights in House In The Wild – Masai Mara National Reserve
  • 3 Nights in Alfajiri Villas – Diani Beach

Included :

  • Full board accommodation at El Karama, House In The Wild Cottages and Alfajiri Garden Villa
  • Exclusive use of Alfajiri Garden Villa
  • Soft drinks, beer, house wines and selected spirits
  • Park and conservancy fees
  • Safari activities including shared day game drives, bush breakfasts, sundowners and guided bush walks
  • Adventure fly camping, boma/ranch visits and children’s bush school at El Karama Lodge
  • Bicycle rides in Naretoi at House In The Wild
  • Coral reef and snorkelling excursions, one daily massage per adult/teenager, use of gym at nearby property at Alfajiri Garden Villa
  • Meet and assist at JKIA, airport/airstrip transfers
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Membership
  • Laundry and all statutory taxes

Excluded

  • Champagne, luxury spirits & select wines
  • Additional activities not mentioned in inclusions
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • International flights & visa fees
  • Gratuities

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