Blowing out a spray of water, learning how to make fire from wood and stone, chatting to Maasai warriors, water sports, stalking game across the savannah with a warrior as your friend – the old fashioned meaning of an exciting childhood...the list really is endless, a “safari” is the perfect holiday for the family.
FAMILY SAFARI - KENYA
Days 1 - 3 :
Arrive Nairobi, transfer to Wilson Airport , Fy to Amboseli, Tortilis Camp - 3 nights
Day 4 - 6 :
Fly to Lewa Down, Lewa Safari Camp 3 nights
Day 7 - 9: Fly to Masai Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp 3 nights
Day 10 : Fly to Nairobi, transfer to International Airport for moonward flight OR add on a beach option
Day 1- Amboseli National Park, Tortilis Camp
Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the Mara North Conservancy in the Masai Mara. Small and very exclusive the camp is located away from other lodges in the heart of the African bush. With just seven comfortably furnished, double en-suite tents and one honeymoon tent. Elephant Pepper Camp offers the ultimate luxury bush safari with the sights and sounds of nature and all the luxuries you need. Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and our safari customized 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and the guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals.
Please note - This is a sample itinerary. Contact us to create a holiday that is exactly right for you - the right length, right place and right budget!
Dates and Costs
This itinerary operates year round
EXCEPT 01 May – 15 June
Family of 3:
Included in your safari
Full board accommodation at all properties
Variations in altitude and terrain create contrasting climates.
Highland areas approx 6000 feet - Laikipia, Masai Mara and Mathews Mountains have a cool temperate climate – you need a good fleece in the evenings, and a sun-hat during the day!
Lower altitude semi desert approx 2500 feet – Meru, Samburu, Amboseli temperatures can reach 35C during the daytime, but still cool at night.
Coast – warm and balmy, with a pleasant breeze.
High seasons – Christmas and New Year, July, August, September, are the busiest times, and the most expensive to come on safari. Weather is good and it is prime holiday season for Europe and America.
Mid season – January, February, March, June, October, November, early December. Weather is good and off-peak holiday times for Europe and America. Good value rates available at this time.
Green season – April, May. The time for rain and rejuvenation! The parks are fresh and green and there are fewer other tourists around! Rain usually falls in the late afternoon preceded by bright, sunny and fresh days. Flowers are blooming, birds in full mating plumage, and everyone is having babies! The best value time to come on safari.
Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, and the World's highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park, and within a private 30,000 acre game concession.
o Game Drives in 4x4 Land Cruisers
Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa wildlife / rhino conservancy, with outstanding game viewing, and spectacular views to Mt. Kenya to the south and arid lowlands to the north. Each tent has a thatched roof, verandah and full en suite bathroom, very much in the 'Lewa' style. The central areas have exquisite gardens with a large sunny verandah and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room for the more chilly evenings.
o Game drives in 4x4 Land Cruisers
Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the middle of a 3600 sq km wilderness. It is situated within the protected Koiyaki wilderness area, away from other lodges.
Nothing rivals sitting around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African night. Extended game drives which continue into the evening make game viewing a complete experience. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature – no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sights and sounds of the African bush.
o Day & Night Game Drives