East Africa Family Safari

ToursFamily SafarisEast Africa Family Safari

9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights
  • Fully catered and staffed private houses for your family
  • Child friendly activities at Matemwe Beach House
  • Specially adapted kids programme and activities available at Mara Bush Camp House
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Overview

Take your family on their greatest wildlife adventure – A family safari in the vast wilderness of the Masai Mara and then to the white sands of tropical Zanzibar Island. The guides are family men themselves and will teach your children the magic of the African bush with specially adapted kids programmes and will fascinate them the bush wise facts, traditional games, local folklore and stories of life in the wild. On Zanzibar Island you will discover the marine life of the Indian Ocean. With snorkelling, kayaking and boating excursions only a stone throw away. Even the most energetic children will be kept entertained.

Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Kenya

Itinerary

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to Wilson Airport. Once at Wilson Airport you will catch your connecting Safari Link flight to Maasai Mara Airstrip.

You will then have the opportunity to meet your Asilia guide and head to Mara House for the start of your safari adventure. A welcome table will be waiting for you at Maasai Mara Airstrip, holding various beverage and snack items. Your guide will also brief you on the surrounding area en-route to Mara Bush Houses.

The private houses are located in the very best locations of the Maasai Mara eco-system and benefit
from three generations of safari experience in this area. This ensures that guests experience some of the richest game viewing and most genuine cultural insights available in Africa today. The exclusivity of the bush houses enables guests to enjoy the seclusion of their own lodgings and have the flexibility and freedom to personally design their safari itineraries in the Maasai Mara. With a specially adapted safari vehicle, and a guide’s lifetime of knowledge at hand, the plains, rivers and hills of the Maasai Mara are there to be explored.

Accommodation

One nights’ accommodation at Mara Bush House or similar, Masai Mara)

Days 2 to 4 - Masai Mara

Itinerary

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch on an afternoon game drive, returning in the mid-afternoon.

Accommodation

Three nights’ accommodation at Mara Bush House or similar, Masai Mara

Day 5 - Masai Mara - Zanzibar

Itinerary

After breakfast, depart camp and make your way to Maasai Mara Airstrip with your guide. You will then catch your connecting Safari Link return flight to Wilson Airport. Once at Wilson Airport you will be transferred with your representative to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will bid farewell to your guide and catch your connecting flight to Zanzibar with Precision Air.

On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north east of the island. One of only a handful of boutique lodges in Zanzibar, Matemwe is perched on a coral rock outcrop overlooking a sandy beach gently sloping into the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to the lodge, the corals surrounding the Mnemba Atoll offer superb diving and snorkelling. Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages are just some elements of the laid-back daily routines of Matemwe’s guests. Matemwe is made up of only twelve beach chalets all overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each of the private verandas is furnished with large hammocks and sofas, perfect for whiling away the time as the occasional dhow drifts past in the distance.

Accommodation

One nights’ accommodation at Matemwe Beach House or similar, Zanzibar

Days 6 to 8

Itinerary

There are a variety of activities available either at Matemwe Lodge, or that can be arranged through reception. Activities outside of the resort can usually be booked at 24 hours’ notice, so it is best to arrange these on arrival at the lodge. Your days are therefore open to be structured as you choose, with either as much relaxing by the pool, or as many activities as you wish.

Accommodation

Three nights’ accommodation at Matemwe Lodge or similar, Zanzibar

Day 9 - Depart

Itinerary

After breakfast you will depart for Zanzibar Airport for your Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam Airport. You will then catch your connecting flight and bid farewell to your guide for your onward journey.

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