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Family program

Families and individuals welcome

Imagine waking up in the morning with your family on safari in Africa.

This situation becomes a reality if you join in our Family Program. What an experience it is for you and the kids! In 2018, our group had the best time, even playing a fun soccer game with a Kenya team and they were lucky enough to observe a leopard on a kill while on game drives in the Masai Mara.

We have had a number of families return multiple times. Kids have ranged in age from 5 years to 17 years and older and without exception, they have loved the entire experience. [See the great video below!]

photos ©Teagan Hartwick and Joe Walker from the 2018 Family Program

Trying to jump like Maasai Ostrich parade on the Mara
Trying to jump like Maasai
Ostrich parade on the Mara

Safari trips in 2019

A fun family safari in Kenya
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Kids love baby animals of every kind.
Mom and son inside a Maasai house
Baby elephant on safari
Feeding at the Giraffe Center
Hartwicks in a village
Brian with the kids
Some members of the Hartwick family visiting Samburu Mike's family near Archer's Post.
Brian Hartwick with the kids
a building made of logs and thatch, with attached platform and on it a little hut
Mom and son inside a Maasai house
The dining pavillion
New trucks for large groups

Kenya - A great family adventure!

Trip details

Stay for all or part: We offer two options for starting your Family Safari Program in March 2019.

Option 1 - Arrive on March 10 and enjoy 4 nights at the all-inclusive Turtle Bay Resort in beautiful Watamu

March 10 Arrive in Nairobi. Stay 2 nights at our estate house with full board. Then on March 12 fly to the north coast to enjoy sun, sand and warm waters and get over jet lag in complete comfort. Airport transfers are included. Air travel to the coast is not expensive and we will arrange it together. Return to Nairobi estate house on March 16th.

Option 2 - Arrive in Nairobi from Canada on the 16th or 17th

March 16th or 17th Arrive in Nairobi from Canada.
March 16/17 Arrive in Nairobi. We pick you up and transfer you to the Estate house. Full board. Wander in the tranquility of our gardens and walk to meet local people. Enjoy the Kenya sunshine and landscapes.
March 18 Visit the highly popular Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
March 19/20/21 Safari in Masai Mara including meals and lodging at a Luxury Tented Camp, exciting guided game drives for the best wildlife viewing. Meet the Maasai people for an inspiring cultural experience. Watch lions, hyenas, leopard, elephants and more in the never-ending savannah landscape!
March 22 Return to estate house.
March 23/24 Local sites including Nairobi Museum and Snake Park. Climb Mt Longonot [if you want] and visit Heidi Lange studio in the Rift Valley. Visit Kazuri Bead Factory and Bronze Gallery.
March 25/26/27/28 Travel to the area of Mt Kenya, spend some time visiting Ol pejeta to see rhinos and even chimps. Then on to Samburu area to visit the Samburu Reserve and Buffalo Springs Park. Elephants galore, Oryx, Gerenuk, big cats. Get to know the Samburan people, their culture and traditions. Stay in complete comfort in a riverside Luxury Tented camp with pool, and with great food and service.
March 29 Return to estate house.
March 30 Local trip. Maasai Market. Carnivore Restaurant if you want.
March 31 Depart for home
or  
  Stay for a south coast experience in award winning Pinewoods Beach Resort 5 nights Half Board.
March 31 – April 5 Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach Kenya south coast. Enjoy friendly people, monkeys, baobab trees, pool, water sports and the warm ocean for swimming and snorkeling.
April 5 or 6 Depart for home
   
Entrance of Pinewoods resort

Try some beach volleyball or just enjoy the sun at Pinewoods

Some comments on the coast options

Before your safari

Come to Nairobi before the safari, leave your luggage and then fly with us to the north coast at Watamu to relax for 4 days as you get over jet lag. The kids will love it. Then start your safari experience as above.

North Coast – Watamu area

An amazing beach location on the shores of the Marine National Park. A paradise for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

Enjoy your stay at the award-winning, all-inclusive Turtle Bay Resort in Watamu.  Rest in the sun, swim in the pools and warm ocean or take advantage of the many other opportunities and activities at the resort. Water aerobics anyone? Beach walks, games, camel rides, beach volleyball and more. Snorkel or SCUBA dive in the marine park. Evening entertainment and dancing. Return to Nairobi to begin your safari trip as described above.

After your safari

You can choose to enjoy the ocean breeze on a sandy beach. Consider a 5-day stay on the south coast after your inland safari - a popular option!

South Coast – Diani Beach area

Fly from Nairobi to Mombasa and let us take you to the south coast with sandy shores, warm water, SCUBA diving and more.

Pinewoods Beach Resort and Spa is our choice for the south coast destination. It is a multi-award-winning resort, winner of Travelers Choice award with quiet natural beauty and an artistically inspired design. Enjoy the gym and spa, lounges, and pool as well as various activities including tennis, squash, darts, ping pong, kite and wind surfing and more. Set on a magnificent sand beach, the resort is organized around a giant baobab tree and is visited by numerous Sykes and Colobus monkeys.

Then return to Nairobi for departure home.

Participants must make their own arrangements for air travel to Nairobi. Email Brian for advice on flights and connections.

Cost for 2019 program

A basic daily fee of $160.US per adult, $60. US/day for children under 14, $80. US/day for children over 14. Plus a package price for the Masai Mara trip and the Samburu trip[ package price TBA]

Included in your Safari price:

  • Airport pick up in Nairobi.
  • All food and accommodation including water, tea, coffee.
  • All land transportation in East Africa including Nairobi airport transfers.
  • Game viewing with wildlife guides.
  • National Park/Reserve/ Conservancy entry fees.
  • Cultural activities.
  • Security.
  • Kenyan staff salaries.
  • Local site entry fees.

Not included in the price:

  • Travel medical insurance.
  • Kenyan visa.
  • Immunizations and anti-malarial drugs.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks
  • Return flights from Nairobi to the coast
  • Lunch at Pinewood Resort
  • Transportation while at the coast

Note: In order to book your trip, your deposit of $500. US must be received. An invoice for your trip minus the deposit will be mailed to you after booking. 

All payments can be paid by personal cheque, bank draft, money order or Bank transfer and should be made payable as follows:
Safari Adventures Ltd

Mail to:
Brian Hartwick
542 Collins Rd
Bowen Island, BC, Canada, V0N1G1

Please email Brian Hartwick at bandh01@telus.net for further information. We look forward to helping you organize your trip of a lifetime.

Note that all of our safaris or customized trips are available at other times as well.