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Kenya wildlife and conservation safari holiday

Combine world-famous Masai Mara with successful conservation projects in Lewa

Guide Price

From £4,350 | $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)

Duration

8 nights

Best Months

July - March

Country

Kenya

Summary

Our Kenya wildlife and conservation safari showcases East Africa’s most inspiring destinations for a purposeful Kenya family safari holiday.

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Itinerary overview

Over a period of 8 nights and 9 days, you’ll enjoy world-class game viewing in the vast open spaces that define the Kenyan wilderness.

Activities included

On our incredible Kenya wildlife and conservation safari holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to look for the Big 5 in the Masai Mara, soar over the acacia-dotted plains in a hot-air balloon (age restrictions apply) and learn about the indigenous Maasai culture. In Lewa, you’ll explore a beautiful conservancy, one of Kenya’s most successful rhino conservation stories, and be able to enjoy horse-riding, walking safaris, waterfall treks, and much more.

Pricing and considerations

This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round, but for those looking to witness the great migration, the best time is from July to October.

Kenya is the easiest country to travel in with young children in East Africa, which makes this a perfect kids safari, particularly if it’s your first time.

Our guide price for this itinerary is from £4,350 / $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12), using our best value accommodation in low season.

All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.

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Nairobi

Day 1

You’ll arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and be welcomed by your driver who will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

There are numerous hotels in Nairobi, many of which are very close to the airport, which we recommend if arriving in the evening. If you have more time, we enjoy staying in the leafy suburb of Karen, close to the domestic airport, or even in Nairobi National Park itself.

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Day 2 - 4

This morning, you will be transferred to Nairobi-Wilson airport in a private vehicle and take a light aircraft flight to Lewa, which takes around 90 minutes.

You’ll land at the airstrip, which is located within the conservancy and you’ll be on safari from the moment you arrive – look out for wildlife as you descend.

Your guide will meet you and drive you to your accommodation within the conservancy. You’ll be able to settle in before heading out on afternoon game drive.

Over the coming days, you’ll be able to enjoy numerous activities such as walking safaris (age restrictions apply), horse-riding, or trek to waterfalls in the nearby Ngare Ndare forest.

Lewa has been a huge conservation success in recent years and is now home to one of the largest populations of rhino. A visit to the tracker dog unit or the Lewa command centre is a great way to learn more about the crucial conservation efforts taking place.

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Masai Mara

Day 5 - 8

This morning you will fly from Lewa to Mara North conservancy which takes between 90mins and two hours.

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your guide and driven to your lodge. You’ll be staying in one of the private conservancies bordering the Masai Mara national reserve. These are our favourite areas for game-viewing and tend to attract fewer vehicles than the main reserve.

Over the next four days you’ll be able to explore this incredible wilderness and its varying landscape and topography. This is Big Five country and the wildlife is spectacular all year round. If you’re here from July to October you’ll have the opportunity to see the great migration as the herds cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania and back again.

We recommend adding in a hot-air balloon safari (age restrictions apply) to enjoy the wildlife from a different perspective. And, as you’ll be staying in a private conservancy you can venture out on foot for a walking safari with an expert guide.

On the morning of your ninth day you’ll take a light aircraft flight back to Nairobi for your onward journey.

Note – we recommend adding to this itinerary with some time on the Kenyan coast or the spice islands of Zanzibar if you’d like to relax after your safari.

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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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