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family SAFARI-2024 

Kenya Safari Family Adventure 

This family safari to the Maasai Mara and Amboseli offers an immersive journey through Kenya's renowned wildlife reserves, combining adventure, conservation, cultural heritage and family-friendly activities. Both the Maasai Mara and Amboseli feature stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife in very different environments - the Mara is a lush grassland whilst Amboseli is an ancient floodplain sitting at the base iof Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy game drives, guided walks, and visits to local communities and conservation projects that are rooted in wildlife preservation and sustainable tourism. 


The iconic, snow-clad peak of Kilimanjaro towers above Amboseli National Park. Seasonal fluctuations in Lake Amboseli create a dynamic environment, with dry, shimmering surfaces in the dry season and shallow floodplains during the rainy season. The park's central swamps, fed by underground rivers from the mountain, attract a concentration of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, diverse birdlife, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, and predators like lions and cheetahs. Cultural interactions with the Maasai who have coexisted with wildlife in this area for hundreds of years offer insights into their traditional lifestyle.


East Africa's largest city is a melting pot of cultures, and has vibrant nightlife and a rapidly growing arts scene. Its wealthier suburbs, which border the magnificent Nairobi National Park, are cloaked in history

Maasai Mara

The Mara river basin- which is an extension of the Serengeti  ecosystem and one of the world's largest grasslands - make up some of the oldest and least disturbed natural environments on earth.  The perennial flowing Mara river across the two ecosystems provides its' life giving waters which in turn provide unparalleled wildlife viewing. Whether exploring by game drive or by hot air balloon, a visit to the Maasai Mara promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of wild Africa.


Day 1


Nairobi - Maasai Mara

We start our journey in Nairobi, Kenya's dynamic capital city.

Upon arrival at JKIA at 00:05 hrs on the 23rd, a customs assistant will be there to guide you through security, customs, and luggage collection. From there, your concierge will be waiting to transfer you to Ibis Styles in Westlands, a journey of about 30 minutes. 


After breakfast, your concierge will meet you at the hotel lobby at 07:45 hrs for a 30-minute transfer to Wilson Airport, where your flight to the Maasai Mara is scheduled for 09:30 hrs. The flight typically takes 45 to 60 minutes.


Upon arrival at Olkiombo airstrip, your guide from Basecamp Mara will be waiting to escort you to the camp, which is a 30-minute game drive away thriough the reserve. Your guide will provide you with a briefing on the various activities available for you to participate in.


After settling into camp, enjoy a delicious lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive and sundowners to end the day.

Day 2


Basecamp Maasai Mara

Begin your day bright and early at 05:30 hrs with a wake-up call accompanied by freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate, for a sunrise game drive.

The early morning hours offer great opportunities to spot predators on the hunt and observe animals in their most active state. Following the game drive, enjoy a bush breakfast before returning to camp in the mid-morning.


After a leisurely lunch, choose between another game drive exploring different areas of the Maasai Mara in search of wildlife sightings you may have missed earlier, birdwatching along the Talek river, tree planting excursion or a visit to the organic vegetable garden.


Conclude your day by returning to the lodge for dinner where you can share stories of the day's adventures around the fire.

Day 3


Hot air balloon

Start with a departure from camp at 05:30 hrs to reach the launch site by 06:00 hrs for yet another exhilarating experience.

After a safety briefing from your pilot, ascend into the sky just before sunrise, around 06:30 hrs, to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Mara plains unfold beneath you. Your pilot will guide the balloon, providing insights into the wildlife below and ample opportunities for photography during the approximately one-hour flight.


Upon landing between 07:15 hrs and0 7:30 hrs, enjoy a bush breakfast before enjoying a leisurely game drive back to camp, arriving by around 10:30 AM.

Spend the rest of the morning at leasure.


The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. The Young Explorers Club program offers plenty of opportunities for the girls to learn a few traditional skills like wildlife tracking, face painting, bush survival skills,beading  etc.

Day 4


Amboseli - Elerai

After a leisurely breakfast at the camp, your guide will accompany you to the airstrip at 10:00 hrs for your 10:45hrs flight to Nairobi.


A representative from Africa Untamed will be waiting to greet you at 12:00 and transfer you to a lounge at the airport for lunch while you await your afternoon flight departing at 14:00 hrs to Amboseli.

Upon landing at Amboseli airstrip at 14:45 hrs, your guide from Elerai camp will be there to welcome you and transfer you to the camp.


Spend the afternoon admiring the breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Conservancy's waterhole from the observation deck, or taking a dip in the pool.

Keep an eye out for the resident packs of wild dogs!

Days 5 & 6


Amboseli National Park

Over the following two days you will explore this magnificent park, celebrated for its abundant elephant population, renowned for their huge tusks.


Activities in Amboseli National Park and Ngelai Conservancy (where Elerai is situated), range from day and night game drives to game walks, birdwatching excursions, bike rides and visit to the local Maasai village.


Both Amboseli National Park and Ngelai Conservancy are actively engaged in conservation initiatives. These efforts encompass a range of activities, including anti-poaching patrols, habitat restoration projects, and community-based conservation programs.

The lodge would be happy to share more about these programs should you be keen to learn.

On the 28th, Elerai camp will transfer you to Amboseli Serena lodge in time for lunch. The manager at Serena lodge will provide a few options for what to do that afternoon. 

Days 7 & 8



Begin your day with a morning drive followed by a leisurely breakfast at camp in-front of the waterhole. You can relax at the camp before joining your guide for a transfer to the airstrip at 14:00hrs for your 15:30hrs flight back to Nairobi. Lunch on day of departure will be available at an additional cost of $25 per person. Check out from the room is at 11:00hrs.


Upon landing in Nairobi at 16:15, your concierge will greet you and escort you to the Ibis Styles hotel for the evening.

The following morning, your day's adventures kick off with a city tour. Meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby at 09:00 for a half day exploration.


Your tour begins with a visit to the iconic Nairobi National Museum and snake park, offering captivating exhibits on Kenya's rich anthropological and cultural heritage, natural history, and contemporary art.


Explore the vibrant streets of the city centre, discovering landmarks like the National Archives, Kenyatta International Conference Centre and Parliament Buildings.


Conclude the tour with lunch at the Norfolk restaurant at 13:00, followed by a transfer to the airport at 14:30 for your departure flight at 17:45 back home.

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