Family Memories | Kenya

16 Days

Private Tour  – your dates to suit

Tour Overview


Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime family escapade across Kenya’s stunning landscapes! Our adventure starts in the heart of Nairobi, where adorable baby elephants steal the spotlight at a local orphanage. Feel the thrill as you hand-feed giraffes at a nearby sanctuary, creating cherished memories your family will talk about for years.

The journey then takes you to the picturesque shores of Lake Naivasha, where a boat trip promises an up-close encounter with playful hippos, but the real wilderness experience begins in the world renowned Masai Mara, Kenya’s wildlife haven.  Safari drives in search of the iconic “BIG 5” offer heart-pounding moments and the chance to witness some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet, up close.  Picture yourself in a cosy permanent tented camp beneath the African sky, surrounded by the sounds of the wild – this is a a truly memorable experience for the whole family.

But the adventure doesn’t end there! For the last 3 nights of the tour, we whisk you away to Kenya’s stunning Indian Ocean coast, where powdery white sands meet the turquoise waters.  You can’t help but dive into relaxation mode here on the coast,  as you lounge on palm-fringed beaches, soaking in the sun, and taking refreshing dips in the crystal-clear sea.  If you need a little more action however, a glass-bottom boat ride is a great fun wee adventure, where you will anchor on a sandy reef and embark in a spot of snorkelling.

As we head back to Nairobi, we’ll take a leisurely day to explore the city’s vibrant markets and cultural gems.  The journey culminates in a grand farewell dinner, a perfect way to reminisce about the incredible adventures shared, new friendships made, and the unforgettable memories of your African odyssey.

Get ready to embark on a voyage filled with wildlife wonders, beachside bliss, and endless family joy!


Why you’ll love this tour ​


  • Spend an interactive morning at our primary school, Tamariki Education Centre
  • Enjoy a fun cycle ride game spotting in spectacular  Hells Gate National Park
  • Enjoy a bush walk with Denise’s Maasai friend Joseph and learn bush medicines
  • Visit a baby elephant orphanage and fall in love
  • Go on a 3 day safari in world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Visit local villages, hang out with locals – play football with kids, or share stories
  • Visit an environmental project turning discarded jandals into stunning craft
  • Game drive in search of the Big-five and many iconic African wildlife
  • Spend 3 nights at Kenya’s gorgeous Indian Ocean coast – snorkelling, swimming
  • Visit Nairobi’s popular Giraffe Sanctuary and kiss a giraffe (if you dare!)
  • Visit Kenya’s National Museum for interesting culture and iconic treasures
  • Visit a snake park
  • Visit a baby animal orphanage

Tour Facts

  • Tour Date:  this is a private tour with dates to suit you
  • Length of Tour:  16 Days
  • Places we visit:  Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara, Diani Beach
  • Price:  NZ$ 9,300 – adult, NZ$ 5,500 – child, departure date of your choice. This is classed as a private tour – minimum 4-guests.  NOTE:  family concession will be available for this tour
  • Inclusives: comfortable family-style accommodation, most meals, all transport, internal flight, park fees, activity fees, entrance fees
  • Exclusives: international flights, visa, travel insurance, personal spending, optional activities, tips and gratuities
  • Type of Tour: An authentic tour, with families in mind. Travel by tour van and 4×4 safari jeep, low level fitness required
  • Accommodation: An authentic mix of comfortable accommodations suited to the environment; lovely guest suites in a gated compound in Nairobi, safari camp complete with permanent tents (including ensuite bathrooms and comfy beds) in Maasai Mara, African style banda huts on the lake front of Lake Naivasha and a private beach property with pool set in a stunning garden setting at Diani Beach
  • Size of Tour:  The group size is flexible to suit and will include your Tour Guide, Tony Ngotho
  • Arrive & Depart:  From Nairobi, Kenya


Tour Itinerary


Day 1 :  Arrival into Nairobi, Kenya
Day 2 :  Nairobi – National Museum / snake park / baby animal orphanage
Day 3 :  Nairobi – visit baby elephant sanctuary and orphanage / free afternoon
Day 4 :  Nairobi > Lake Naivasha – driving day / boat ride for viewing hippo
Day 5 :  Lake Naivasha – cycle safari / nature walk
Day 6 :  Lake Naivasha > Nairobi – boat ride to view hippos / drive
Day 7 :  Nairobi – school visit to our beautiful Tamariki School / Giraffe Centre
Day 8 : Nairobi – free day / visit craft market for trinkets and souvenirs
Day 9 :  Nairobi > Maasai Mara – driving / late afternoon game drive
Day 10: Maasai Mara – full day wildlife safari / hot air balloon safari (option
Day 11: Maasai Mara > Nairobi – driving / visit Maasai village for culture and dance
Day 12: Nairobi – visit unique environmental project to see jandals carved into craft
Day 13: Nairobi – free day / prepare for departure to Diani Beach the following day
Day 14: Nairobi > Diani Beach – 1hr flight / free time / optional activities
Day 15: Diani Beach – free time / optional activities
Day 16: Diani Beach > End of Tour –  fly home full of life time memories

Only NZ$ 1,500 pp Deposit!!

Balance payable 3 months before trip departure

“All your local guides are marvellous people, and excellent staff at our accommodation”
Colin, September 2018

“If you can go on this trip do it. Most amazing, life changing trip. “
Caitlin, June 2018

“The itinerary was perfect – a nice variety of things to do and see – interesting places and people.” Eleanor, July 2018

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House in Karen
Outskirts of Nairobi

Individual Cottages
Lake Naivasha

Permanent Tents
Masai Mara

Our Safari Vehicles
Masai Mara Game Driving

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