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Private guided family round trip - Kenya

Family Adventure to Kenya

Highlights

  • Overnight stays in selected, family-friendly hotels and lodges

  • Watch wild animals up close in breathtaking national parks

  • Includes all game drives and national park entrance fees

  • Transport with private 4x4 safari vehicle and experienced guide

  • Includes 50% safari discount for children (6-11 years old), prices for larger/smaller families on request

Description

Go on a beautiful family safari and get to know the diverse country of Kenya! In the pristine national parks, such as the Taita Conservation Area and Tsavo West National Park, hunt for wildlife and colorful birds. You will stay in family-friendly camps and lodges with plenty of space for an unforgettable family safari!

Destination

Africa

Mombasa – Taita Hills – Tsavo West National Park

The best time to travel to Kenya is in the dry season from December to February. Temperatures are pleasantly warm and there' s hardly any rain. The lack of water means that the animals rarely move away from the waterholes, thus making wildlife observation more likely.

After landing, you will be picked up by your driver and taken directly to your accommodation by the sea: Severin Sea Lodge. Enjoy the azure sea and sunbathe on the white beaches of Kenya. Take this time to relax after the flight because you have a packed safari adventure that awaits you in the next few days!

Travel time Mombasa Airport - Severin Sea Lodge: approx. one hour / about 12 miles

Two nights at Severin Sea Lodge**** with half board in Comfort Class, Mombasa, Kenya

At 6:30 AM, your transfer will pick up you and your family at the beach resort (Mombasa North or South Coast). Our tip: At the reception, sign up for your early breakfast the evening before.

As you drive to your next destination, you will pass Mombasa, Mariakani, and the large sisal fields of Voi to the small private sanctuary of the Taita Hills. The kids will love the ride through the pulsating Mombasa because you will pass lots of exceptional nature. Arrive at your next accommodation around lunchtime, and then you will have some time to relax while your children explore the area. From the lodge, you may already see animals at the nearby waterhole! Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a beautiful lodge that impresses all. The unique accommodations are built on stilts and connected by wooden walkways. Staying at the lodge is already an unforgettable experience amongst the rest in Kenya because the animals can pass under the rooms! Your photos will come out remarkable since the lodge's architecture allows you to have a new perspective on stilts directly above the wildlife. When the midday heat is over, start a game drive that ends at dusk. Round off the eventful day with a nice dinner.

In advance, you can also book a swim at Severin Sea Lodge before leaving. From there, a transfer will pick you up and take you to Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge.

Travel time Mombasa - Taita Hills Nature Reserve: approx. four hours / about 135 miles

Two nights at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge**** with full board, Taita Hills, Kenya

At dusk, have a cup of coffee or tea then start your first game drive of the holiday! As you and the family get ready to leave, allow the tingly sensation of excitement crawl amongst your skin. The approximately 25,000-acre reserve borders the Tsavo West National Park. Rocks of the Taita Hills and bushy savannahs dominate its unique landscape. In addition to the “Big 5” African animals, you will also see large cats and many species of birds. Your first encounter with an elephant will captivate the entire family. After the early morning game drive, a hearty breakfast will help you recharge your batteries for the day ahead.

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Back at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, another extraordinary adventure awaits you and your family. An underground bunker with a view allows visitors to observe wildlife from a new perspective. Admire animals you usually see at the zoo up close in the wild! In the evening, indulge in excellent food at the restaurant or eat in the open air with views of the Taita Hills’ flora and fauna.

After a comfortable breakfast, check out and head to the next destination of your safari: Severin Safari Camp.

Your first journey to Lake Jipe is an insider tip amongst safari experts. The path leads you through the steppe, where you can catch an incredible view of the lake and the mountains of Tanzania. With a little luck, you will encounter some gentle elephants up close! This game safari is perfect for the young and old family members seeking exciting, engaging, and adventurous discoveries! Overlooking the lake, forget about reality, enjoy a picnic lunch box.

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Your journey continues to Chala Lake, where a magnificent view will reward you. Through the middle of the lake runs the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The crater lake is deep blue and surrounded by a crater rim up to 328 feet high. Your kid-friendly driver will teach you and the family about the interesting history of the lake's volcanic origin.

In the late afternoon, arrive at the beautiful Severin Safari Camp. Masai Tom and Dickson are waiting for you, while a welcome drink awaits you at reception. At the "Out of Africa" restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and end the evening with a glass of wine or lemonade at the campfire!

Travel time Taita Hills Nature Reserve - Tsavo West National Park: approx. two hours / about 50 miles

Two nights at Severin Safari Camp***** with full board in a standard room, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

Did you hear the voices of the African night? The hustle and bustle outside your camp will get you out of the comfy bed as you watch the beautiful sunrise. On your morning game drive to the springs of the Tsavo River, discover the hippos and crocodiles lifeblood. After your morning drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the camp. Now it's time to get to know the other highlights of the camp. Relish the fantastic scenery of the wilderness from the pool. Your children will listen to stories about Masai and the authentic impression of life in the bush.

After a short refreshment in your tent, enjoy lunch at the restaurant. Do you fancy a rendezvous with crocodiles and hippos? In the afternoon, take the safari that suits you and your family to the famous Mzima Springs. Nestled in a beautiful oasis of palm trees and acacia trees, these crystal-clear springs supply the city of Mombasa with water. It’s a paradise f’s a paradise for fish, crocodiles, and hippos, but not suitable for swimming. Back at the camp, you will be treated to an à la carte dinner in the restaurant. The evening campfire in front of the illuminated waterhole provides romance under the African starry sky. In this atmosphere, your children are captivated by Manja Seifert's thrilling safari stories. The guest attendant at the camp has been in Kenya for many years and has experienced a lot.

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After breakfast, head for Tsavo River Gate. Your last game drive will teach you about the bustling history of Tsavo National Park, and your experienced guide will lead you to the Roaring Rocks. The Roaring Rocks served as a shelter for the Mau Mau warriors during Kenya's War of Independence. From here, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean! Leave Tsavo National Park, and head back towards Mombasa. During a lunch break, enjoy your lovingly arranged lunch box that was put together by the camp team. After an eventful time in the African wilderness, you will return to your hotel in the afternoon and have time to get to know the coastal region.

Travel time Tsavo West National Park - Mombasa: approx. six hours / about 186 miles

One night at Severin Sea Lodge**** with half board in a Comfort Class, Mombasa, Kenya

Enjoy your last day on the stunning Kenyan coast. Depending on the flight time, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport. We hope you had a wonderful week with us. If you would like to tailor the journey to your needs, we are happy to help.

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Severin Sea Lodge****, Mombasa, Kenya (3 nights)

Decorated in a loving and traditional African architectural style, Severin Sea Lodge offers round bungalows, the main building, and two swimming pools, an oasis of peace and relaxation. Enjoy handcrafted wood furniture and stylish African design. The award-winning restaurant, Imani Dhow, welcomes you with culinary delights for every taste. Sports and entertainment facilities are just as much part of the service as exciting excursion programs, and safari offered at the lodge. Unwind at this beautiful accommodation and relax with a soothing massage.

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge*****, Taita Hills, Kenya (2 nights)

In the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park, is the Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge. The lodge consists of round bungalows built on stilts and connected by wooden bridges—a unique accommodation in Kenya and a feast for all guests. The lodge is about 125 miles from Mombasa.

Sarova Game Lodge has 96 spacious and comfortably furnished rooms. Amenities include beds with mosquito net, ceiling fan, and bathroom with shower and toilet. In your accommodation, you have running hot water and electricity. You can watch the animals roaming from every room. The restaurant's menu ranges from a salad buffet to international, African, and vegetarian dishes to delicious desserts. At the Vura Bar, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the evening.

Severin Safari Camp****, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (2 nights)

In the middle of the Tsavo West National Park, a magical place was created: Severin Safari Camp. A mix of adventure awaits you: wellness, courteous service, and culinary delights from the African wilderness. Under a Makuti roof are the restaurant, bar, and reception. The bar is also a popular meeting place for guests to enjoy an aperitif or cocktail. At the camp, sporty guests have free access to the fitness tent. The tents are all brightly decorated and have a large shower with a separate toilet, hairdryer, safe, mosquito net, and a small veranda from which you can watch the animals passing by.

Duration of the trip: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Including

  • Accommodation in family-friendly accommodation with full board, program as described

  • 4x4 safari vehicle (5 seaters) with trained driver/guide (German or English speaking on request)

  • Transfers from/to the airport

  • All game drives

  • All national park entrance fees

  • Welcome to Severin Safari Camp

  • Afternoon coffee/tea

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks that are not included in the scope of services

  • Visa fees

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Safari suitable for children from 8 years old

  • Children: 8-11 years old

  • Minimum number of participants: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (price for 2 adults + 1 child on request)

  • You can also book the trip for only two adults. The costs for this are available from our travel experts.

  • Depending on the flight times, we recommend that you plan additional nights before the start of the safari (usually between 6 AM and 6:30 AM) so that you can acclimatize accordingly.

  • On safari, please take as soft a travel bag as possible with a maximum of 33 lbs. per person, your remaining luggage can stay in the hotel.

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