9-Day Kenya Active Family Private Safari Tour

9-Day Kenya Active Family Private Safari Tour

By | Updated Feb. 22, 2024

An Active Family Retreat for Lasting Memories!

This 9-day Kenya safari vacation allows the whole family to connect with nature and wildlife, especially for families with teens.

  • This private tour provides a comprehensive experience for families visiting Kenya for the first time, covering the classic destinations of Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park, and Nairobi City.
  • To give teens an unforgettable experience in the African wilderness, we have organized biking, a bush walk and night safari in Hell's Gate and Masai Mara. Additionally, fly-in safaris are arranged to optimize time and ensure a seamless adventure.
  • Experience the magic Kenya safaris with our family-friendly driver-guides. They will not only guide you to find the wildlife, but also ensure you capture the most cherished family memories with the best photos.

We are happy to customize your itinerary to cater to your interests, adjust the schedule, and plan special themed events for birthdays, anniversaries, or children's entertainment.

Days:

Price:

from US$4,999 p/p

Best For:

Families with teenagers

Best Time:

Jul. - Oct.

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Kenya 9day tour map

Brief Itinerary for 9 Days in Kenya

Day Highlights
1-2
Nairobi
Adopt an Elephant in the Name of Your Family
3-4
Lake Naivasha
Boating, walking and biking in national parks
5-6
Masai Mara
Enjoy unlimited Safaris in Masai Mara
7-8
Lemek Conservancy
Enjoy a night safari and visit the Massai community
9 Nairobi Depart
This is a Vibrant and Engaging itinerary for active families. If you're seeking an unforgettable Kenya vacation that perfectly combines Safaris, food and adventure, I am here to assist you.
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Tour Highlights

Explore the Elephant Orphanage and make a meaningful connection by adopting one for the following year.
elephant orphanage
Learn about the traditional cheese-making methods at Brown Cheese Farm, enjoy eight cheeses and a local lunch.
Brown Cheese farm
Experience Lake Naivasha's enchantment on boat and walking tours, encountering hippos, exotic fish.
biking in hells gate national park
Explore Hell's Gate NP on guided biking and walking tours to see captivating wildlife like zebras, and giraffes.
biking in hells gate national park
Opt for fly-in Masai Mara safaris and immerse yourself in captivating wilderness with breathtaking panoramas.
fly-in safari
Indulge in unlimited game drives in Masai Mara and Lemek, spotting Big Five and other fascinating wildlife.
Masai Mara game drives
Indulge in full board meals and savor unique dining experiences during your thrilling safaris in Masai Mara.
brush breakafast
Embark on a captivating night safari, encountering gazelles, roaring lions, and mysterious hyena calls.
night safari
Explore Maasai culture by venturing to their community and immersing yourself in their traditions and way of life.
Maasai community

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Nairobi Arrival
  • Welcome to the diverse land of Kenya! Upon your arrival at Nairobi airport, you will be warmly greeted by our English-speaking representative in the arrival hall.
  • Enjoy a warm and informative introduction to Kenya, followed by a private transfer to your cozy hotel.
  • Global Highlights Kenya packages come with Flying Doctors insurance, ensuring your peace of mind with emergency evacuation coverage to the nearest hospital.
Day 2
Nairobi | Adopt an Elephant in the Name of Your Family
Giraff CentreFeed the Giraffes in Giraffe Centre
  • In the morning, our private driver cum guide will meet you at your hotel for an exciting Nairobi city tour.
  • Explore the Karen Blixen Museum, housed in the former home of the famous Out of Africa author. Discover the captivating life and inspiration behind her renowned literary work.
  • Discover the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, and witness elephants being lovingly fed. Engage with knowledgeable keepers and get up close to these gentle giants.
  • Global Highlights will adopt an orphaned elephant in your family's name for 1 year, along with a special certificate for you to commemorate the particular connection.
  • Experience the Giraffe Centre, witness the conservation of native Rothschild's giraffes, and interact with and feed them. Get lucky kisses from these gentle giants.
  • Witness the creative spirit of Kenya at the Kazuri Beads Factory, where artists craft beautiful beads and ornaments, and support their unique business with your visit.
Day 3
Nairobi-Lake Naivasha | Boat Cruise Amidst the Hippos
Crescent IslandA White Rhino in Lake Naivasha
  • Discover the Great Rift Valley View Point and be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of its dramatic landscapes, towering cliffs, and picturesque lakes.
  • Learn about traditional cheese-making methods at the Brown Cheese Farm, taste eight varied kinds of cheeses, and savour a lunch with locally sourced ingredients while the kids enjoy pizza, ice cream, and even the chance to milk a cow.
  • Enjoy a 1-hour serene boat ride across Lake Naivasha, where you'll glide past curious hippos and encounter exotic fish.
  • Enjoy a guided walking Safari on Crescent Island, and get up close to giraffes and wildebeests, immersing yourself in a truly unforgettable wildlife encounter.
  • Indulge in a delightful dinner and unwind for the night at your Lake Naivasha lodge.
Day 4
Lake Naivasha | Biking through Hell's Gate National Park
biking in Hell's gate national parkBiking in Hell's Gate National Park
  • Meet your private driver-guide and enjoy a short transfer to the captivating Hell's Gate National Park.
  • Embark on an exciting guided bike tour through the Hells Gate NP and be prepared to witness an abundance of captivating wildlife passing by.
  • Take a guided game walk to explore the park's beauty, where you will be left truly enchanted by the sight of gracefully grazing gazelles, majestic antelopes, zebras, and giraffes.
  • Transfer back to your Lake Naivasha lodge and spend the night there.
Day 5
Lake Naivasha-Masai Mara NR | A Fly-in Safari Awaits
fly-in safariMasai Mara Fly-in Safari
  • Meet your driver-guide in the morning and transfer to Nairobi's Wilson Airport for a 1-hour scenic flight to Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our guide and transferred to your lodge in a 4x4 open-top safari jeep.
  • Enjoy a quick game drive en route to your lodge and indulge in a delicious lunch upon reaching the lodge.
  • Experience an exhilarating afternoon game drive, venturing into wildlife hot spots to spot elusive animals, such as leopards. Your expert guide will determine the locations to visit, leveraging their intimate understanding of animal behaviour and tracking techniques.
  • After the game drive, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up before enjoying a delectable lodge dinner.
Day 6
Masai Mara | Savor Kenya's Flavors in the Savanna
Bush BreakfastBush meal on the Savanna
  • Depart from the lodge with your expert guide for a morning game drive in the crisp air. Watch out for elephant herds, lion pride, and the abundant wildlife in the Masai Mara along the way.
  • Explore the famous Mara River with the guidance of a Maasai warrior dressed in traditional attire, who will lead you to the dwelling place of hippos.
  • Enjoy a bush breakfast in a serene clearing by the hippo pool, with chilled sparkling wine or fresh juice.
  • Discover the iconic Big Five or explore lesser-known wildlife in the dynamic Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, vultures, cranes, eagles, falcons, and ostriches.
  • Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the expansive African savanna, under the shady branches of a beautiful acacia tree, while taking in the breathtaking views.
  • Experience an afternoon game drive, where endless excitement awaits! Discover the rich wildlife diversity of the region, including the renowned Big Five.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and experience an enchanting overnight stay at your Mara Lodge.
Day 7
Masai Mara-Lemek Conservancy | Explore Mara After Dark
Night Safari in LemekNight Safari in Lemek Conservancy
  • Enjoy a serene pre-dawn breakfast by the fire before a thrilling safari adventure.
  • Embark on a captivating 2-hour morning game drive to the Lemek Conservancy, where you'll pass by herds of graceful impala and majestic giraffes grazing on the plains. Keep your eyes peeled for the presence of elusive predators in this wildlife adventure.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture by visiting their community and gaining insights into their rich traditions, unique way of life, and the captivating dynamics of their village.
  • Relish the classic safari experience by enjoying a sundowner from our custom-built 4x4 safari land cruiser, while witnessing the breathtaking sun setting over the rolling plains.
  • Indulge in a unique night safari and experience the magic of the African wilderness after dark: alert gazelles, roaring lions, and the mysterious calls of hyenas.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and enjoy an overnight stay at your Lemek lodge.
Day 8
Lemek Conservancy | Experience a Walk Through the Savanna
bush walkBush walk in Lemek
  • Experience a captivating morning bush walk accompanied by a Maasai warrior. Leave the jeep behind and establish a deep connection with the land, the flora, and the smaller wildlife.
  • Indulge in a delightful lunch amidst the heart of Masai Mara, beneath a tree that provides shade and tranquillity.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating afternoon game drive, where you can spot predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and jackals.
  • Explore the Rhino Sanctuary—a haven for two majestic rhinoceroses, dedicated to safeguarding these incredible creatures from the brink of extinction.
  • Gather around a mesmerizing bonfire and witness an enchanting Massai dance performed by our Maasai friends in your lodge.
Day 9
Nairobi Departure | Bon Voyage!
game driveA Mother Leopard Carries Her Cub across a River
  • Embark on a thrilling morning game drive and keep an eye out for majestic wildlife, including elegant giraffes, powerful elephants, and colourful birds.
  • Return to the lodge to freshen up, then head to the Mara airstrip for a short flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
  • Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our driver and escorted to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.
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Price Includes

*Price from: $3,756 per child, $4,999 per adult

*The price is based on a family of 3 adults and 1 child below 12 years old staying in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season. We can offer an even more competitive price than the one stated if your family consists of 6 or more members. (tour code: gh-ke-1)

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