Nairobi, Laikipia & Masai Mara Family Fly-in Safari - New for 2019!

11 days
FROM £ 3280
Countries Visited: Kenya
Family

Nairobi, Laikipia & Masai Mara Family Fly-in Safari - New for 2019!

**New for 2019 - the Perfect Family Safari Tour**
Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi where you can meet and feed the baby elephants and the giraffes.
Enjoy remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau toward the jagged peak of Mount Kenya and breathtaking scenery whilst staying a family friendly cattle ranch and conservation area. Visit a rhino sanctuary in Laikipia and learn about the important conservation work they are doing in the local area.
Fabulous game viewing opportunities in the world famous Masai Mara including the Big Five.
Handpicked family friendly safari lodges with excellent activities and a warm welcome for young children (often safaris are over 12 years only so this is a rare find!)

The Real World Conservation Trust (formerly Real Africa Trust) works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. The 2018 Explorers Against Extinction Campaign has raised almost £60k for conservation projects with African Parks and Flora and Fauna International. Previous partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out much more on our specific campaigns and donations on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and to promote sustainable, socially responsible travel which benefits the wildlife and communities you choose to visit.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 2

Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our representative in the and transferred to The Residences at Karen. The following day starts with a half day tour with visits to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, and the Karen Blixen museum dedicated to the writer of the book "Out of Africa." You will be able to interact with both the baby elephants and the giraffes as well as learning more about the vital conservation work these two charities do. Finally, take a short tour of the home of pioneer coffee farmer Karen Blixen, known for her memoir "Out of Africa." Enjoy lunch (dessert & drinks are not included) at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens before returning to your hotel and enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 3 - 6

Laikipia
Following breakfast check out and transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport where you will catch your flight to Laikipia. On arrival at Nanyuki Airstrip a representative from El Karama Eco-Lodge will meet you and you will enjoy a short game drive to the lodge where you will arrive in time for lunch. You spend the next few days enjoying game drives and safari activities. Visitors to El Karama enjoy complete freedom - you can walk out on foot with the guides, birdwatch with specialists, take photographs from the rock hide, take guided game drives and night drives in customized vehicles, visit the working farm and much more. There are over 80 mammal species including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, hippo, reticulated giraffe, common and Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, eland, oryx and more to look out for. Stretching over a vast area from the foothills of Mount Kenya to the shores of Lake Baringo, the Laikipia Plateau is one of Kenya’s lesser known wildlife areas. It harbours more endangered species than anywhere else in East Africa. This is the place to see Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and the rare Africa wild dog. Many northern species are found including reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and gerenuk. There are large elephant populations, thriving lion, leopard and cheetah and numerous impala and gazelle. The land on the plateau is divided into huge wildlife conservancies, sometimes known as ranches after the farms that used to exist there. All are now devoted to wildlife conservation.

DAY 7 - 10

The Masai Mara
Following breakfast, you will enjoy one last game drive to the airstrip where you will arrive in time to check-in for your flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at Mara Ngerende Airstrip a representative from House in the Wild will meet you and you will enjoy a short game drive to the lodge where you will arrive in time for lunch. Situated on the northern most point of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, Enonkishu offers incredible wildlife viewing. The Mara River runs alongside the conservancy. There is a large number of giraffe and plains game and resident buffalo that live close to the Olerai boundary along the Mara River. Elephants frequent the conservancy and there is a pride of lion that is based on the edge of Enonkishu and Ol Choro Oiroua. There are many hippos and crocodiles in the section of river that borders the conservancy and the riverine forests provide an area popular with leopards. Rare species such as Aardvark, Caracal, serval cat and Aardwolf are occasionally found. Colobus monkeys have been spotted in the valleys on the Kileleoni Hill and there have also been sightings of wild dog in Enonkishu. There is no doubt that Enonkishu offers an incredible game viewing experience. As well as game viewing there are plenty of other activities on offer here which children will enjoy including: school visits, helping on the farm, visit a local Masai family, swimming in the pool and visiting rhinos at the nearby rhino sanctuary.
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Includes

  • Domestic flights as specified
  • Accommodation on full board basis
  • All transfers
  • Visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, and the Karen Blixen Museum
  • All game activities and park entrance fees on safari
  • El Karama stay includes: all meals and bush meals, all house drinks, a guide and shared vehicle for game drives, night drives (shared) and other activities, accompanied walking activities including ranger/wildlife monitoring, adventure fly-camping in tree tents, farm, boma and garden visits, specialised children’s activities, volleyball, fitness and jogging at the ranch track.
  • House in the Wild stay includes: all meals, all house drinks, game drives (shared), guided nature walks, local village/school visits, community project visits, horse riding and hill climbing, ‘Sundowners’ (i.e. drinks & snacks), bush meals and picnics, laundry.
  • Flying doctors medical evacuation cover on safari
  • ATOL protection
  • Services of our offices in Kenya and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips, other gratuities, any items of a personal nature, visas & visa fees.

* Nairobi National Park game drive is an additional £400.00 per family (private game drive with your own driver/guide, in custom 4X4 safari vehicle).

Price Guide

Per family: from £13,120 (low season); from £16,280 (high season) - based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old. (NB This holiday must be booked as a family.)

  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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