Family Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade

“An exciting adventure in Kenya, with safaris in Samburu, Nakuru and the Masai Mara, then 5 nights by the Indian Ocean.”

Highlights

Luxury tented camps in Samburu and Masai Mara | Journey to Lake Nakuru | Family-friendly beach club at Watamu on the Kenya coast

Description of Family Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade

This is a superb 13-day safari and beach holiday, taking in Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and the unmissable Masai Mara, and then time on the Kenyan coast.

If you plan this trip for roughly July to October, you will have the added excitement of the wildebeest migration being in the Mara.

The lodges we have chosen for this holiday have very good eco-credentials and are very comfortable, with good service.

As well as the exciting game watching, the camps are linked with community projects so you could take the opportunity to learn about Maasai traditions and local Swahili culture on the coast. Finally, relax on the beach at Watamu– either by the pool or the coastline, or by taking long walks on the beaches.

Bear in mind that this is just ONE of the many tailor made Kenya holidays you could consider, as we can arrange anything for you. An average 2 week safari and beach holiday will cost from about £2800 per person, plus international flights starting around £750. We'd love to help you plan a wonderful African experience.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:ARRIVE NAIROBI. TO SAMBURU: You will be collected on your arrival and driven to Wilson airport for your flight to Samburu in the north. Your safari begins! Lunch, dinner.
Day 2:IN SAMBURU: You have a full day in Samburu for bush walks, game drives. Samburu Intrepids is your great camp, which has an excellent Adventurer's Club for the kids. Full board.
Days 3-5:MASAI MARA: You have 3 full days now to enjoy the wildlife and wilderness of the Masai Mara on exciting game drives. The Mara North private conservancy has no fences between it and the Mara so the wildlife comes here freely, and there are far fewer vehicles here than in the national park so you have a much more private experience. You will however have one full day in the national park too. Karen Blixen Camp is a superb example of responsible tourism, backing wildlife conservation and community development projects. Full board.
Days 6-7:TO LAKE NAKURU: after flying back to Nairobi, you'll be driven over to the Rift Valley lake of Nakuru. The interesting 4-hour drive skirts Lake Naivasha, and your lodge (Lake Nakuru Sopa) overlooks the lake and park. Full board.
Days 8-12:ON THE BEACH: Relax on the beach! You'll drive back to Nairobi in time for the afternoon flight to Malindi airport on the coast. Turtle Bay Beach Club is at Watamu, and is a wonderful beach spot, and great for kids due to the Kids Club. It's also a gold-rated property through Ecotourism Kenya. Full board.
Day 13:HOME: Today you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

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Tailor made holidays

This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and postcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade

Environment

In order to off-set the carbon footprint left by air travel, as a company we plant trees for each and every client that travels with us, and we also have recycling policies for our office waste and are constantly looking for new ways to minimise our environmental impact. The safari camps we use and the people we work with for this trip are committed to working practices that benefit the environment and do not compromise the wildlife.

Samburu Intrepids Camp is silver-rated by Ecotourism Kenya thanks partly to its commitment to sound policies on water, waste and energy use. They even have a weekly environmental day, a tree planting initiative, and they monitor wildlife for the Kenya Wildlife Service and Ewaso Lions.

Karen Blixen Camp is gold-rated by EcoTourism Kenya. They are 100% solar, have strong policies for reduced energy usage (including advising clients to use less hot water and electricity), waste management including glass and plastic recycling, and they even donate used oil to the community for use on fence posts etc. They support Mara Elephant Project – helping with human-wildlife conflict and elephant poaching. They also have a forestry school.

Turtle Bay Beach Club is also gold-rated by EcoTourism Kenya. It is set within Watamu Marine National Park. They organise daily beach clean-ups and monitor the waste they remove. Statistics are on display to encourage everyone to do their bit. The lightbulbs throughout the resort are 100% energy efficient. The grass cuttings from the gardens are supplied to a local stables in exchange for horse manure for the gardens – this is the type of innovation we love and support!

Community

As a company our foundation has supported many different community projects over the years. We strongly believe that we have a duty to give back to the communities where we travel and this can be done in various ways. We support accommodation that is committed to recruiting their staff from the local community where they operate. This benefits the individuals and the community as a whole, everyone is then benefiting from your tourism dollar – you get something out of it but you are giving back at the same time.

Samburu Intrepids’ silver rating is also down to its work the local community and staff. They employ a local dance troupe, and 60% of permanent employees and many most casuals are local – and they have a staff welfare committee. They buy from the community where possible.

Karen Blixen’s gold rating is partly down to its efforts with local communities and staff – including paying conservancy fees which support 700 mostly Maasai landowners, running an organic farm that provides staff with vegetables, offering staff training and teaching on safety and health, and decent living wages. They also back a women’s empowerment group with classes in beading, language and hygiene, and they have a Hospitality School (built with recycled tetra packs and juice cartons!) for local people to learn hospitality skills. Mara Rianta village school is backed too, and the community is provided with water by the camp.

Turtle Bay Beach Club has a staff welfare committee and keeps staff informed on all aspects of the property. They buy a lot of fresh products locally, including honey from Arabuko Sokoke Forest, which they also help to sell at the hotel. They back various initiatives for the local community such as school sponsorships, a community dispensary and maternity wing for the clinic, and they support a number of orphanages in the Watamu region.

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