7 Days Masai Mara Family Adventure. Family safari in Kenya

Overview

This Masai Mara Family Adventure takes you on a wonderful wildlife safari in Kenya’s famous Samburu and Masai Mara National Reserves.

The trip starts off in Nairobi and goes to Samburu National Reserve. In Samburu, you will enjoy several game drives where you will see animals like giraffes, ostriches, elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, and many more.

You will also visit the local Samburu tribes and learn about their rich culture and way of life. From Samburu, we’ll go to Masai Mara for more wildlife viewing.

You will go on some more game drives to enjoy the plentiful wildlife in the Masai Mara. If your visit to Masai Mara is during the season for the great wildebeest migration, you will get to enjoy the most dramatic and chaotic wildlife phenomena in East Africa.

Before leaving Masai Mara, you will visit the Rhino sanctuary and finally take your flight to Nairobi where your trip will end.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where a Saruni vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu. Depart Nairobi in the morning, arriving at Samburu an hour later, where your Saruni Samburu guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive.

Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view.

Accommodation at Saruni Samburu

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:Game Drives in Samburu National Reserve

Early morning game drives into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the ‘Samburu Special Five’ – the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich, and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well-known larger wildlife including elephants, lion, and leopard.

Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon. Enjoy a complimentary half-hour Back & Neck massage upon arriving back at the lodge at the Samburu Wellbeing Space.

Accommodation at Saruni Samburu

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:Game Drives in Samburu National Reserve

Continue to explore the wonders of Samburu with a morning game drive into the National Reserve discovering the delights of life along the Ewaso Nyiro: crocodiles, birdlife, bathing elephants and much more. Enroll in our Warrior’s Academy for the afternoon. Experience original Samburu villages – learn how to use bows, arrows and spears, and how to bead traditional artifacts whilst listening to tribal stories and songs.

Evening game drive in Kalama Conservancy, the 200,000-acre private wildlife conservancy in which Saruni Samburu is located, ending with a bush dinner under the stars in the middle of the wilderness, and a night drive back to the lodge. The Samburu warriors dancing, candles, and fire under the vast African skies, make this a truly magical experience, and one of the highlights of your stay.

Accommodation at Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4:Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart Samburu on your flight in the morning and arrive in the Masai Mara an hour and a half later. Game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree or by the river next to a pod of hippos.

Alternatively, head to Saruni Mara or Saruni Wild for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy – over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara ecosystem in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.

Accommodation at Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5:Big Cats game safari in the Masai Mara

Early morning game drive to look for the big cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to the camp or lodge for lunch and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space.

In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the largest tower of giraffes can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge or camp and an optional night game drive.

Accommodation at Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

Walk through the valleys and plains surrounding Saruni Mara, accompanied by a vehicle, or a game drive up to the top of Kilileoni, the highest mountain in the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem – led by your skillful and knowledgeable Maasai guides. Enroll in our Warrior’s Academy for the afternoon.

Encounter Africa’s storybook wildlife up close and refine your bush skills, as you study the giant crocodiles and hippos of the Mara River. Discover the ancient wisdom of the Maasai learning first-hand about their customs and local knowledge of the animals and landscape and traditional plants used for medicine.

Weather permitting, experience a bush dinner in the middle of nature under the vast African sky, with Maasai warriors singing and dancing around the fire.

Accommodation at Saruni Mara / Saruni Wild

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Leave Masai Mara – via Rhino Sanctuary

Visit the rhino sanctuary on the way to the airstrip and once again admire the hippos and the crocodiles of the Mara River. The flight back to Nairobi leaves the Mara at 11:00 AM and arrives in Nairobi at 12:20 PM.

Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Saruni driver and vehicle. Depending on the time of your international flight, stop at the Talisman or Carnivore restaurant for dinner.

This will mark the end of your 7 Days Masai Mara Family Adventure holiday.

Accommodation: None

Meal plan: Breakfast

Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Kenya.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)

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