If you're a little bit hesitant about throwing your family into a full-blown safari that involves some heavy-duty travel, this trip is the perfect compromise. It's also a great way to test the waters for later family holidays.
Just outside Nairobi, you'll stay in a unique tented camp tucked away in Nairobi National Park. It's a wilderness escape on the doorstep of a city and home to zebra, wildebeest and antelope as well as lion and leopard. You will have a private game vehicle for all your game drives.
In place of one game drive you will visit the nearby Daphine Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. The orphanage has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and a team of trained carers represent the lost elephant family and are there for the little elephant until such time as it is able to become independent, at which stage the elephant is re-released back into the bush.
After 2 nights of this 'soft' safari experience, you'll head for the white sands and clear waters of the Indian Ocean for 8 nights of perfect beach bliss. Sarova Whitesands has a Kids Club as well as 5 swimming pools and a selection of restaurants. Parents can also head to the spa if they want some 'me-time' for a few hours! In the evenings, you can relax and enjoy the entertainment, which can include incredible displays by acrobats and fire-eaters.
You will be met once you disembark from the plane and assisted through Immigration (including help if required with visa application and processing), luggage collection and Customs (luggage screening).
You will then be accompanied to meet up with your driver and transferred by road to your safari camp in the Nairobi National Park.
Deep within a riverine forest, just minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City, you will find a true wilderness experience. Nairobi Tented Camp offers a safari experience filled with sightings of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, impala and other antelopes, as well as an excellent chance of seeing rhino (both black rhino and white rhino are present in the Park), lion and if you very lucky, the elusive leopard.
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to the Kenyan coast.
Kenya Airways KQ604 (Economy Class): Fly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) departing at 10:20 to Moi International Airport (MBA), arriving at 11:20
You will be met in the Arrivals Hall and transferred to your beach resort.
Sarova Whitesands has 5 outdoor swimming pools with water slides and other exciting water sports. Dining here is like embarking on a tour of the finest world cuisines. Guests have a wide choice of continental, Arabic, Swahili and Indian cuisine, all set out on magnificent displays. For fun and relaxation for all the family in the evenings, the resort also has 3 lively bars offering vibrant entertainment.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children
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