Classic Kenya & Tanzania Family Safari
2020

Overview:

Take your family on a memorable adventure to the vast and unspoiled wilderness of East Africa. The African bush is the finest family playground you can imagine.

This East Africa itinerary includes a variety of outstanding safari regions – the Borana Hills Conservancy, the acclaimed Masai Mara Reserve and the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya as well as the world renowned Serengeti in Tanzania.

It is a superb safari experience for the whole family – including bush walks, cultural visits, horse back riding, mountain biking, and driving in open-top safari vehicles on game drives in search of the Big Five.

At Lemala Mara camp, guests under the age of 12 can take part in a kids club offering fun and educational activities – identifying animals and birds, learning how to throw (blunt) spears and use bows and arrows like the Maasai, being taught tracking and spoor identification techniques, walking with the Maasai to hear stories about their culture and way of life in the bush, and even joining the chefs in the kitchen to prepare meals or roasting marshmallows over the campfire before bed.

Uncover wildlife and tribal traditions on this exciting family safari, revealing everything from amazing wildlife sightings to the beautiful Maasai people and their East African plains.

Please note this Custom Design sample itinerary is based on travel in August 2020 for a group of 6 travelers sharing accommodation. Please contact Africa Easy with preferred dates of travel and number of travelers.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive to Nairobi, Kenya. Transfer to Hemingways Nairobi for 1 overnight, B&B basis.
Day 02: Transfer to Wilson Airport. Fly to the Lewa Airstrip. Transfer to your lodge. Check in for 2 nights at Borana Lodge, FB basis.
Day 03: Full day on safari in Borana Hills Private conservancy. 2nd overnight at Borana Lodge, FB basis.
Day 04: Fly to Masai Mara. Check in for 3 nights at Kicheche Bush Camp, FB basis.
Day 05: Full day on safari in Masai Mara. 2nd overnight at Kicheche Bush Camp, FB basis.
Day 06: Full day on safari in Masai Mara. 3rd overnight at Kicheche Bush Camp, FB basis.
Day 07: Transfer to Mara North. Check in for 3 nights at Offbeat Mara, FB basis.
Day 08: Full day on safari in Masai Mara. 2nd overnight at Offbeat Mara, FB basis.
Day 09: Full day on safari in Masai Mara. 3rd overnight at Offbeat Mara, FB basis.
Day 10: Fly to Migori. Transfer to Tarime Airstrip. Fly to Serengeti. Check in for 3 nights at Lemala Mara, FB basis.
Day 11: Full day on safari in Serengeti. 2nd overnight at Lemala Mara, FB basis.
Day 12:Full day on safari in Serengeti. 3rd overnight at Lemala Mara, FB basis.
Day 13: Fly to the Wilson Airport via Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to the Giraffe Center & then the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for visits, transfer to dinner at Carnivore restaurant (on own account) and then transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depart for home.

Basis of Accommodation-
B&B – Bed & Breakfast Basis = breakfast included with stay, lunch & dinner on own account
HB – Half Board Basis = breakfast & dinner included with stay, lunch on own account
FB – Full Board Basis = breakfast, lunch & dinner included with stay
FI – Fully Inclusive Basis = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and all game drives included with stay

Interested in more information? Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.

Classic Kenya & Tanzania Family Safari
2020

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive to Nairobi, Kenya. Transfer to Hemingways Nairobi for overnight.
Arrive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Upon arrival, clear customs, immigration and collect your luggage. Make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be met by a representative (holding a sign with your name on it), who will privately transfer you to Hemingways Nairobi. On arrival, check in for 1 night in a deluxe room on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Transfer to Wilson Airport. Fly to Lewa Airstrip. Overnight at Borana Lodge.
After breakfast at your hotel (included), check out of Hemingways Nairobi, and meet your transfer representative, who will privately transfer you to the Wilson Airport. Fly on your light aircraft lodge hopper AirKenya Express flight to the Lewa Downs Airstrip: AirKenya Express 871; Nairobi-Wilson – Lewa Downs; 09:15/10:15.

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Borana Lodge where you will check in for 2 nights in a Cottage on a full board basis. Your stay at Borana Lodge includes conservancy fees, all meals, most beverages, guided game drives, guided walks, horse riding, mountain biking, the swimming pool, local airstrip transfers and laundry.

Day 3 – Full Day on Safari in Borana Hills Private Conservancy. Overnight at Borana Lodge.
Enjoy a full day on safari in the Borana Hills Private Conservancy enjoying activities at Borana Lodge. All meals and your overnight at Borana Lodge, on a full board basis.

Day 4 – Fly to Masai Mara. Transfer to Kicheche Bush Camp for overnight.
After breakfast at your lodge and a morning game drive (time permitting), check out of Borana Lodge. You will be met and transferred to the Lewa Downs Airstrip for your light aircraft lodge hopper AirKenya flight to the Mara Olare Orok Airstrip: AirKenya 862; Lewa Downs Airstrip – Mara Olare Orok Airstrip; 10:05/11:30.

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Kicheche Bush Camp. Check in for 3 nights in a Tent on a full board basis. Your stay at Kicheche Bush Camp includes all meals, all drinks except premium wine and spirits, and safari activities.

Day 5 – 6 – Full Days on safari in Masai Mara. Overnight at Kicheche Bush Camp.
Enjoy two full days on safari in the Masai Mara with twice daily game drives in 4WD vehicles and safari activities including guided walks and horseback riding at Kicheche Bush Camp. All meals and overnights at Kicheche Bush Camp on a full board basis.

Day 7 – Transfer to Mara North. Overnight at Offbeat Mara.
After breakfast and a morning game drive (time permitting), you will be met by a representative and privately transferred to Mara North, enjoying a game drive en route. Upon arrival, check in to Offbeat Mara for 3 nights in a Tent on a full board basis. Your stay includes all meals, all game drives, walking, house wine, spirits, beer, soft drinks and laundry.

Day 8 – 9 – Full Days on Safari in Mara North. Overnight at Offbeat Mara.
Enjoy two full days on safari in the Maasai Mara enjoying activities at Offbeat Mara. Activities offered at Offbeat Mara include day and evening game drives, walking safaris, cultural visits, sundowners and bush meals, hot air balloon safaris (at an additional cost), morning or afternoon horse riding excursions (at an additional cost) and more. All meals and overnights at Offbeat Mara on a full board basis.

Day 10 – Fly to Migori. Transfer to Tarime Airstrip. Fly to Serengeti. Overnight at Lemala Mara Camp.
After breakfast and a morning game drive (time permitting), check out of Offbeat Mara. You will be met and transferred to the Mara Airstrip. Fly on your light aircraft lodge hopper AirKenya Express flight from the Maasai Mara North Airstrip to the Tarime Airstrip: AirKenya 453; Maasai Mara North – Tarime; 08:45/10:40.

Note: this flight flies you to Migori, Kenya (where Kenya passport control are) and you will be road transferred on a shuttle to Tarime, Tanzania (where Tanzania passport control are) and you will then fly from Tarime to Kogatende.

Upon arrival, you will be met and privately transferred to the Tarime Airstrip via the Sirare boarder. Upon arrival, check in for your light aircraft lodge hopper Coastal Aviation flight to Kogatende in the Serengeti: Coastal Aviation CQ205; Tarime – Serengeti/Kogatende; 11:00/11:30.

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Lemala Mara Camp. Check in for 3 nights in a Tent on a full board basis. Your stay includes all meals, twice daily game drives in 4WD vehicles, house drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water and juice, and laundry.

Day 10 – 11: Full Day Safari in Serengeti. Overnight at Lemala Mara Camp.
Enjoy two full days on safari in the Northern Serengeti with twice daily game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles. All meals and overnights at Lemala Mara Camp on a full board basis.

Day 12: Fly to Wilson via Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Fly Home.
After breakfast and a morning game drive (time permitting), depart with a packed lunch to the Kogatende Airstrip. Fly on light aircraft lodge hopper Coastal Aviation flight to the Kilimanjaro International Airport: Coastal Aviation CQ202; Serengeti/Kogatende – Kilimanjaro International Airport; 09:25/12:30.

Upon arrival, connect with your AirKenya Express flight to the Wilson Airport in Nairobi: AirKenya Express 822; Kilimanjaro International Airport – Nairobi-Wilson; 14:25/15:20.

On arrival at the Nairobi-Wilson Airport, you will be met and privately transferred to the Giraffe Centre for a visit with Rothschild Giraffes (time permitting) and after, depart for the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for a foster visit ($50 advance donation for fostering an elephant required & not included). After, your driver will transfer you to dinner at Carnivore restaurant (dinner on your own account) before transferring you to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Upon arrival, check in for your departure flight home.

Note: The above itinerary and arranged sightseeing is subject to change. Please contact us with your preferred travel dates and goals to confirm your trip.

AE- CDCP2019

Classic Kenya & Tanzania Family Safari
2020

August 2020 Rates:

Safari Package Rate: Approx. $14,515.00 per person sharing

Optional Balloon Safari: Approx. $550.00 per person

Please note this Custom Design sample itinerary is based on travel in August 2020 for a group of 6 travelerssharing accommodation. Please contact Africa Easy with preferred dates of travel and number of travelers.

– Rates are based on per person sharing and are approximate until the time of booking.
– Accommodation is subject to change based on availability on dates requested.
– Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.
– The above rate is subject to seasonal adjustments

Flights:

Flights within Africa:
The following flights will be required for the above itinerary. Africa Easy will book these flights for you.

Light Aircraft Lodge Hopper Flights:
The following light aircraft lodge hopper flights are included in the safari package.

AirKenya Express 871; Nairobi-Wilson – Lewa Downs; 09:15/10:15
AirKenya Express 862; Lewa Downs – Mara Olare Orok; 10:05/11:30
AirKenya Express 453; Maasai Mara North – Tarime; 08:45/10:40
Coastal Aviation CQ205; Tarime – Serengeti/Kogatende; 11:00/11:30
Coastal Aviation CQ202; Serengeti/Kogatende – Kilimanjaro; 09:25/12:30
AirKenya Express 822; Kilimanjaro – Nairobi-Wilson; 14:25/15:20

International Airfare:
Africa Easy does not make international air reservations and international air is not included in your quote. However, please do let us know if you would like assistance with booking your international air. We would be happy to put you in touch with our airline partner, Exito Travel to assist you with your international air reservation.

Included:

– Accommodations as per itinerary
– Meals as per itinerary
– Transfers as per itinerary
– All game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles
– English speaking driver/guide
– Park entrance fees throughout
– Current Government taxes and levies
– Lodge Hopper flights & scheduled flight from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Wilson-Nairobi as per itinerary
– Transfer and visit to the Giraffe Center & the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage & then transfer to Carnivore restaurant (dinner on own account) before transferring to the Nairobi International Airport.

Not Included

– International & regional airfares not listed
– International departure tax
– Laundry services unless specified
– Meals & excursions not described in the itinerary above
– All alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, except where specifically stated in itinerary
– Entry visas
– Travel & health insurance
– Any optional touring or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
– Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff & porters
– Any other items of a personal nature including postage, telephone calls and souvenirs, etc.
– Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage fostering ($50 advance donation for fostering an elephant required to book a visit.
– Dinner at Carnivore restaurant

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

What to Expect

Travel will be mostly by small light aircraft lodge hopper flights and game-drive vehicles. Game drives can be long and strenuous and over bumpy surfaces. For most activities, a relatively moderate level of exertion is required.

Travelers should be aware that most of the nights spent on safari will be in tented accommodations. These tents are en suite and are quite comfortable with hot and cold water and flush toilets. Some accommodations have bucket showers with solar warmed water. Participants will find the tents spacious with plenty of headroom. All of the safari lodges we visit have a common area for relaxing, having a drink or dining.

It should be noted, however, that there are no fences around the camps, and animals of all sizes are sometimes encountered within the camp boundaries.

Interested in more information? Please contact Africa Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Africa Easy Team.


Year Round 2020