4 Day: Masai Mara Family Safari

    The unbeatable location in the Masai Mara combined with the range of activities available at the award-winning Sanctuary Olonana sets the stage for a perfect family safari in Africa.

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    Highlights: Masai Mara


    4 Day: Masai Mara Family Safari Itinerary

    Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

    On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after going through customs a Sanctuary representative will be waiting for you at the arrivals. You will be picked up and transferred the short distance to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Olonana in the Masai Mara - the perfect setting for a family holiday. After check in relax and freshen up before a sumptuous lunch is served. Special and or meals for children can be arranged. The main dining room and veranda commands a dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting for meals. After lunch you can take a short siesta before joining our very knowledgeable guide on the afternoon game drive. He will have stocked his cool box with plenty of drinks and snacks. This drive will take you to experience the phenomenal wildlife that Masai Mara has to offer.

    Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

    Day 2: Masai Mara

    This morning you will be woken up with a steaming hot tea or coffee before departing for an early game viewing to try and catch the early morning action in the park.

    Return to camp for a big breakfast after which the camp naturalist will be waiting to take you on an adventure filled nature walk. This will give you an opportunity to understand the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem. Visit our tree planting project and organic vegetable garden. Stop from time to time to identify animal prints, animal droppings, feathers of birds, plants, trees and wild flowers. Children can also go on a treasure hunt. Return to camp for lunch after which you can go swimming or revitalize in our spa that has a wide range of treatments ranging from facials, manicures and full body massages. Mid-afternoon high tea is served followed by the afternoon game drive. As the afternoon activity comes to an end, drive to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

    Day 3: Masai Mara

    During your stay at Olonana there are a variety of activities that can be booked on request. One possibility is a balloon safari. Float gently over the plains with a bird's eye view of the game below as the sun rises slowly over the horizon. After around one hour the balloon lands and nearby a full breakfast is served in the middle of the bush with glasses of bubbly to toast your flight!

    An adventure on Lake Victoria is another option. Take an early flight by light aircraft to the lake. Try fishing for the legendary giant Nile perch found in these waters as you explore the myriad of tiny islands or stop at a traditional fishing village and see how the villagers live from day to day before flying back to the Masai Mara. On your last evening drive out into the bush where a private and secluded clearing has been prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the wilderness. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner, retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as guests relax and absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Olonana

    Day 4: Depart

    Spend your morning game viewing in the Mara and return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. On arrival we will meet you and drive you the short distance to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast


    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154

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