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WILDLIFE SAFARI IN AFRICA

When it comes to traveling to Africa with children, it takes both the expert eye of a professional travel designer AND real, first hand experience as a parent traveling with children to create the perfect safari experience everyone in the family will love.

East Africa, including Kenya and Tanzania, is the Africa most people have in mind when they think of Africa and is always our suggestion for a first time safari in Africa. Here you have the iconic Acacia trees, bright red sunsets, strong Maasai warriors, colorful ladies in the markets, and of course prolific wildlife and big game on the Serengeti plains. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Private experience feeding and learning about baby elephant orphans 

  • Walking safari with Samburu guides in Northern Kenya

  • Big Cat viewing in the Serengeti ecosystem

ITINERARY:

DAY 1

WELCOME TO AFRICA

Spend your first day in the lush, green Nairobi neighborhood of Karen. Enjoy lunch alfresco before heading to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you will spend time with baby elephants. Learn how this wonderful organization supports orphaned elephants, rehabilitating them so they can go back into the wild, and join in on their bedtime routine. 

DAY 2 - 4

NORTHERN KENYA

Kids (and adults!) will be excited to get the safari started and see some wildlife. Northern Kenya is a great place to begin a safari in Kenya. If you look at a map of Kenya, you’ll notice that the vast majority of the northern part of Kenya is dry and relatively uninhabited.

Heading north towards Ethiopia, the terrain becomes dry, arid and extremely harsh. However, there is a magic area between the more populated, rich and fertile areas and this dry arid land, which is what is typically referred to as Northern Kenya.

Here you’ll find several private wildlife conservancies and game areas that house magnificent populations of wildlife accessible only to the guests staying at these private safari camps

DAY 5 - 8

MAASAI MARA

There is nothing quite like the Masai Mara. While the protected national park is fairly massive on it’s own, the greater ecosystem includes several private wildlife concession areas. With no fences or paved roads, the wildlife moves freely.

Located in southwestern Kenya, the Masai Mara is arguably the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. In addition to healthy populations of big cats, the Masai Mara is also home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, at it’s peak during the summer months.

DAY 9

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