Masai Mara Family Safari

Masai Mara Family Safari

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Day 1

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

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Day 2

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

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Day 3

Your wakeup call will be accompanied with hot steaming tea or coffee after which you will join your guide ready with picnic breakfast. This will give you more time in the wild to try and see the early morning all the action - a hunt maybe or even a kill or try to spot the elusive rhinoceros, after which you will drive to vantage point by the river where you will set up your breakfast to eat as you watch crocs and hippos coexist in the Mara river. After breakfast you will continue with game viewing before returning to camp for a hot lunch. After lunch you will be ready to visit the Masai village. You will take a short walk to the village - upon arrival at the village you will be greeted with singing and dancing as you are ushered in to the "ENKANG". After a, fun-filled Masai village visit you will drive back to the camp for a bush dinner. On this 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.

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

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Day 4

Spend your morning game viewing or at leisure at camp. As for the children they can spend the morning enjoying storytelling by the naturalist about the adventures of Masai Mara. In the afternoon your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for the scheduled flight back to Wilson Airport. On arrival the Sanctuary Retreats representative will be at hand to meet you and transfer you the short distance to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your international departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Day 5

kids safari

Sanctuary Olonana offers a variety of child friendly activities. These include a Masai village and school visit where the kids will learn how to make and shoot a bow and arrow, make a traditional fire, building a hut and herding cattle.  They will also enjoy Masai song and dance lessons and play football with the local children. Our guides will take them out on nature trails where they will learn about animal print identification, enjoy a bush treasure hunt, bird watching, making their own pizza and planting a tree in the Masai Mara.