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Africa Family Safari - 11 Days

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Baby Giraffe in Maasai MaraDay 01 : Arrival Nairobi

On Arrival our Courtesy Bus through the city transfers you to the Norfolk Hotel. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and the Ngong Hills of the Out of Africa fame. Also feed the Rothschild giraffe at the Center for Endangered Wildlife, coming back to the Norfolk.

Overnight at the Norfolk Hotel – ( B )

Day 02 : Nairobi - Aberdares

The Ark - Aberdares

Early start, driving north through agricultural plantations to the town of Mweiga for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club.

After lunch you are ferried by 4WD vehicles up the forest to The Ark where you spend the evening viewing from the hotel balconies the numerous wildlife that come to drink at the salt lick close to this ecolodge.

Dinner and overnight at the Ark – B,L,D

Day 03 : Aberdares - Mt. Kenya Safari Club

After breakfast we proceed the few kilometers north to Mt. Kenya Safari Club, a luxurious retreat Mount Kenya Safari Clubwith spectacular views across the forested slopes to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya.

Among the activities available within the grounds of these manicured lawns and ornamental ponds are - swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, croquet, trout fishing and game viewing.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Club (Remember that a tie and jacket for the gentlemen and evening dress for ladies is necessary for dinner at this exclusive club) – B,L,D

Day 04 : Mt. Kenya Safari Club - Sarova Shaba

Sarova Shaba Pool AreaContinue northwards after breakfast for lunch at the Shaba Game Reserve. Afternoon is spent viewing game within this wildlife sanctuary.

Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Shaba which is set in a semi-desert oasis in the renowned "Born Free" country of the late Joy Adamson.

Day 05 : Shaba - Samburu

Leave the Shaba in the mid morning for Samburu National Park. Lunch is taken at the Samburu Intrepid on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River.

Afternoon game drive to flash out the species that are unique to this northern wildlife sanctuary including the antelope, giraffe, Gravy’s zebra, Somali ostrich and the majestic Beisa's Onyx, among other animals.

Somali Ostrich

Dinner and overnight at this Luxury Tented Camp – B,L,D

Day 06 : Samburu

Another Day is spent driving through the park in search of the numerous wildlife that is to be found here.

Overnight at Samburu Intrepid – B,L,D

Day 07 : Samburu - Marsabit

Traverse this dry desert region to the Marsabit Game Reserve after breakfast. Arrive at the Marsabit Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in this land of misty forests and beautiful crater lakes. Among the wild animals most likely to be seen are elephants, lions, leopard, reticulated giraffe and the graceful greater kudu.

Red & Yellow Barbet - SamburuDinner and overnight at the lodge – B,L,D

Day 08 : Marsabit - Maralal

Continue through desert country to Maralal Town, one of the most colourful towns in Kenya with the Samburu tribesmen resplendent in their red ochre adding to the beauty. An unforgettable sight is of the antelopes, zebras and giraffes mingling with the townspeople going through their daily chores.

Overnight at Maralal Safari Lodge – B,L,D

Day 09 : Maralal - Baringo

After breakfast leave the country of the Samburu people and proceed southwards to Lake Baringo. Kudu on Water PondLunch at Sheraton Baringo then proceed by boat in the mid afternoon to the Luxury Tented Camp on Ol Kolwa Island in the lake.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Club – B,L,D

Day 10 : Baringo - Naivasha

Most of the morning is spent bird watching or boating in Lake Baringo. Over 450 species of birds have been sighted in Baringo and the resident ornithologist is an encyclopedia of knowledge on tropical birds. After lunch we continue to Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Country Club – B,D

Day 11 : Naivasha - Nairobi

Spend the morning relaxing on the grounds of this small luxurious hotel that was formerly the farmhouse of a colonial settler, or alternatively boating in the lake or horse riding on the grounds or bird watching among the tropical vegetation. Leave Lake Naivasha after an early lunch for Nairobi. Evening shopping precedes dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant, then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Included in the Package
  • All accommodations
  • All meals except while in Nairobi on departure Day (account direct)
  • All government and hotel taxes and service charges
  • All land travel
  • All Intra-Kenya scheduled and charter flights
  • All park, reserve, and conservation area entrance fees
  • All game-viewing activities; guided walks, horseback rides, or 4x4 game drives in open top vehicles
  • All vehicle transfers to - from Bush Homes, airports, hotels, etc.
  • Half Day tour of Nairobi with a private driver - guide
  • AMREF medical evacuation coverage
Not Included in the Package
  • Some alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner while in Nairobi on departure Day (account direct)
  • Gratuities to drivers/guides and staff members - $7-$10 per person per Day.
  • Intra-Kenya Airport departure taxes ($2 per flight payable at departures)
  • Kenya International departure tax ($40 payable at departure)
  • Pre-trip inoculations
  • International Airfares
  • Kenya visa fees (estimate $75 per persn)
  • Travel Insurance

Please Note:
All private charter flights are subject to weight limits that can not be exceeded for safety reasons. If these weight limits are exceeded then the travelers will be held responsible for the extra costs incurred to upgrade the charter flight.

Sometimes these flights cannot be upgraded due to all charter planes being booked - this could result in a delay in travel time and pose problems for the travelers. Your luggage weight should not exceed 33 lbs. per traveler. Please advise us on the weight for your travel.

Most charter flights are booked on single engine aircraft. In the event of bad weather prevailing, it may be necessary to upgrade to a twin engine plane which is approved for instrument flight conditions. If this occurs, the extra cost of the twin engine plane will be your responsibility.

Africa Family Safari - 11 Days


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Scott Pratt

The entire trip was astounding. We saw things we had never seen before, and had experiences that were utterly amazing. All three lodges we stayed at in South Africa were very good, albeit with different amenities and experiences. The accommodations at Arathusa and N'Kaya were the best, but Gomo Gomo was a nice camp with friendly people, and we saw amazing things there as well. To show you our fortune, in my previous 4 trips to Africa, I had only seen one leopard about a quarter mile away up in a tree. On this trip, we saw 8 different leopards, almost ran over 2 of them, and saw a mating pair of leopards mate (this was at Gomo Gomo). I have seen that since we have been home, they have had leopard cubs at Arathusa along with wild dog pups. We ...

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