Migration in the Mara Family Adventure

An explorative safari venturing to the Masai Mara in the hope of witnessing the natural phenomena that is the Great Migration; following this incredible experience you will travel to the Kenyan Coast for some days of relaxation.

Duration
12 Days
Price
When
Jul - Sep
Destination
Kenya
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
12 Days Jul - Sep Kenya Tailor-Made
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About this trip

Your family’s adventure begins even before you reach your first camp, your first game drive will begin en-route, sure to keep your children on their toes you are sure never to forget their excitement when they spot the first animal jumping out of the bush. You will then spend the next couple of days exploring the Masai Mara where you and your children may even spot unique fauna from the camp itself. Situated close to the Mara River there is ample wildlife wandering through and are just as inquisitive as you are.

The next stop on your journey will be the Mara North Conservancy, a wonderful area of the Masai Mara and as it is the most densely populated wildlife areas of the Mara there are plenty of creatures, great and small, to engage your children’s curiosity. Your final stop will be a relaxing stay on the private island of Funzi, you and your family will now have a chance to wind down and reflect on all of your amazing ventures through the Masai Mara. The adventure doesn’t stop here as you can embark upon river cruises to see dolphins, crocodiles and kingfishers.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Search for the big 5 within the Masai Mara.
  • Explore reserves and conservancies by night drives and walking safari.
  • Opportunity to see the spectacular wildebeest crossing the Mara River.
  • Wind down on the stunning beaches on the Kenyan Coast and Indian Ocean.

An 12 day tailor-made beach and game safari 
from £4,680 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day 1

Nairobi - Masai Mara Reserve

On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to Wilson for your flight to the Mara where you will be transferred to Rekero. This seasonal Camp, set up between the months of June and March, provides some first class game viewing during that time period. Owned and run by Gerard Beaton and Jackson of Big Cat Diary fame, the Camp is renowned for its rustic charm, first class service and unbeatable guiding. Professional Masai guides accompany you on your safari around this fantastic area of the Mara, which is great for both viewing of the annual wildebeest migration, as well as spotting the big cats.

Overnight: Rekero Camp (D)

Days 2-3

Masai Mara Reserve

You will have two full days to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the National Park as well as relaxing evenings back at camp watching the animals along the river in front of the camp. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem supports the most diverse migration of grazing mammals in the world and the Masai Mara is crucial in sustaining this mass migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles and is a highlight of your wildlife holiday in Kenya. Their arrival spells a bonanza for the Mara’s big cats and it is no wonder that BBC film crews have based themselves here for several years filming their Big Cat Diaries.

Overnight: Rekero Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4

Masai Mara Reserve - Mara North

Today you will be met at Rekero Camp and transferred to Acacia House in the Mara North Conservancy. This private house is located in a secluded valley in the Mara North Conservancy and overlooks the Rekero waterhole. This is a fantastic location and great for children. There is a pool near the house which is great for entertaining the kids between game drives.

Overnight: Acacia House (B, L, D)

Days 5-6

Mara North Conservancy

You will have two days to explore the Mara North Conservancy on private game drives with your own private guide. Because you are staying in one of the Conservancies, night drives and walking safaris are available (age restrictions apply). Night drives are a great way to explore the bush as this is when the predators come to life and head out to hunt. The bush is completely different at night and to see and hear the change is fascinating.

Overnight: Acacia House (B, L, D)

Day 7

Mara North - Kenyan Coast

After an early lunch you will be transferred by road to Ngerende Airstrip for your flight to Diani (departing Ngerende at 1400hrs and arriving in Diani at 1600hrs). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by road and boat to Funzi Keys. On arrival at Funzi Keys you will be able to relax after the last week’s safari.

Days 8-11

Kenyan Coast

You will all have four days to relax at this beautiful seafront location. Take the time to relax on the beach, laze by the huge pool, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a little more energetic, you may feel like sailing, windsurfing or canoeing (all available at a small fee). If you feel like wildlife spotting, there is a fantastic river cruise in the mangroves where you can see kingfishers, crocodiles and even dolphins! Alternatively, if you enjoy diving and snorkelling, there is an excellent marine park not too far from the island. Funzi, although luxurious, has a very relaxed feel and is excellent for children. It is a family run lodge and so there is a very good understanding of what family holidays are all about. Flexible meal times and itineraries mean you can enjoy your day without feeling pressured to be at a certain place by a certain time and because Funzi is a private island there will only be you and the other guests staying here!!

Day 12

Depart Kenyan Coast

Check out time is 1000hrs. You will be met at The Funzi Keys and transferred to the Diani Airstrip for your flight to Nairobi (departing Diani at 1600hrs and arriving in Nairobi at 1720hrs). On arrival into Nairobi you will be taken to a local restaurant for dinner (payable direct to the restaurant). Following dinner you will be met and transferred to the International Airport for your flight home.

Trip Details

About tailor-made safaris

A tailor-made safari is one designed according to your specific requirements, including budget, dates, personal interests, the number of people travelling, and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and altered to make it perfect for you.

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