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Wildlife-rich African savannah, magnificent sceneries, glowing sunsets and wildlife conservation projects are the subject of our expeditions.
Our family programs provide ideal conditions for both you and your young ones, with relatively short travel distances,
accommodations in the heart of nature and exciting game drives.

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Day 1 Arrival
You will be welcomed at the international airport of Nairobi where you arrive in the evening.
You will be transferred to your guesthouse in a quiet suburb of the city for a good night´s rest.

Day 2 Lake Baringo
After breakfast we will start our journey through the spectacular Rift Valley, past Lake Nakuru and on to Lake Baringo,
a freshwater lake dotted with picturesque islands. The waters support a multitude of Hippo and Crocodile. Crocodiles are often seen
lying on the shores. Hippos are seen in the lake during boat trips, and at lakeside lodges and camps, where they are seen at night
grazing the lawns. Over 450 of Kenya's 1,200 native species of bird are recorded here also. This area is home to the Pokot tribe,
which are semi-nomadic herdsmen and cultivators.
We will spend the next 2 night in Roberts Camp on the shores of the lake, where you have the chance to see hippos and crocodiles.
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Day 3 Safari at Lake Bogoria
Today we will spend at the neighboring Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow saline lake and one of the most beautiful and spectacular
of the Rift Valley lakes. The waters of the lake contain the blue- green algae that attract massive flocks of thousands of flamingoes,
turning the shores pink. Apart from the flamingos we have the chance to observe birds of prey, such as the Fish eagles, which often
prey on the flamingos. Other birds that can be observed are the grey crowned crane, common ostrich, black-headed herons and sacred ibis.
The shores are lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Buffalo, Impala, Baboons and the park is one of the best places in Kenya to see Greater Kudu,
a mighty animal with splendid, spiraling horns.
Geothermal activity in the form of hot springs and geysers are located on the western shore. The springs erupt 2.5 -3 meters into the
air and carry with them a strong pungent sulfur smell.
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Day 4 Boat excursion at Lake Baringo
For today we have organized a boat trip out on Lake Baringo. The lake is populated by hippos and crocodiles, which are considered
harmless by the local people. It also gives shelter to more than 400 bird species that give the area its main attractive.
This truly is Kenya's bird watching paradise. We have the chance to observe fish eagles, kingfishers and various other birds.
After lunch we will continue our journey to the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge, where you will be accommodated in luxury safari tents for
the following 5 nights.
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Day 5 Solio Game Reserve
Today´s safari takes you to the Solio Game Reserve, which is a fenced, privately-owned wildlife conservancy, geared towards rhino conservation. Only minutes away from our lodge, the park plays a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos in Kenya. There is no better place in the world to observe rhino. Other wildlife except for elephants includes buffalo, zebra, giraffe, Oryx, antelope, Thompson's gazelle, impala, waterbuck and warthog. The park also offers some of the best leopard viewing in the country, and lion and cheetah can also be found.
Around lunchtime we will have a picnic in a shady spot in close range to the animal herds. We will return to the lodge just in time for diner. Enjoy the view of Mount Kenya in the company of your family, while being pampered by our chef.
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Day 6 Giraffe walk
You can spend the morning at your own leisure at the lodge´s property. In the afternoon we will visit a small private reserve located only 15 minutes from the Rhino Watch Lodge, which offers the opportunity to go on a game walk with giraffe, zebra and antelope. This is a truly wonderful experience to spend the afternoon with plenty of photo opportunities.
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Day 7 The Aberdare National Park
Today´s safari into the Aberdare National Park shows you a wide range of impressive landscapes and a great variety of wildlife. The main ecosystems within the mountain range are rainforest, one of the last intact rain forest refuges in Africa, giving way to dense bamboo forests and then moorland. Some wildlife more easily observed is the forest elephant, buffalo, the giant forest hog and some of the big cats, including the leopard! The park also contains a large population of black rhino. The crystal clear mountain streams are teeming with trout. And even the bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds observed.
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Day 8 Safari in Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
Ol Pejeta is a mosaic of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending for over 350 square kilometers. This extraordinary reserve is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary. Besides black AND white rhino, the park boasts an astounding variety of wildlife including non-indigenous chimpanzees that can be visited in the Sweetwater chimpanzee sanctuary, the Big Five, Grevy’s zebra and some of the highest predator densities in Kenya.
The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience.
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Day 9-10 Safari in Samburu National Park
After breakfast we will leave the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge behind and drive along the contours of Mount Kenya towards Samburu National Park.
The Uaso Nyiro River is the lifeline of this rugged, semi-arid area and is bustling with a huge population of crocodiles. The presence of the river and its shady trees has resulted in a rich flora and fauna. The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals that can only be found in this park, like the long necked gerenuk, Gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa onyx. Giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, elephant and zebra trek from the surrounding savannah plains to the water. Samburu is also considered one of the best areas to observe leopard, lion and cheetah. For the birders, around 365 species have been recorded and the river area is particularly rewarding.
We will be staying at the Elephant Bedroom Camp on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River for 2 nights. This exclusive tent camp is considered a jewel in Samburu National Park, rightly carrying its name. The park is home to large herds of elephants which come to the river to drink and bathe themselves and snack on the fruits of the doum palms surrounding the camp. Besides elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard amongst other game are regular visitors around the camp.
On the last evening of your stay a leaving party is organized for you and your family to enjoy.
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Day 11 Morning safari in Samburu
After another game drive safari in the morning it is unfortunately time to start our journey back to Nairobi to catch your flight back home.
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Rates

US $ 1.999.- per person (based upon double occupancy).
US $ 1.499.- per child up to and including 11 years of age, accommodated with the parents.

Rates are inclusive of:
• All transfers per mini bus.
• Ten nights in accommodations as described in the program above.
• Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
•All game drives in safari vehicles.
• Experienced English speaking driver guide.
• All excursions as stated in the program above.

Not included:
• All flights
• Visa fees
• National park entrance fees
• Travel insurance
• Additional meals and beverages
• Gratuities
• Personal expenses

We offer various possibilities to extend your stay with.
For bookings or inquiries please contact us and let us know your wishes and requirements.


Family Safari & Beach holiday


Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi
You will be welcomed at the international airport of Nairobi where you arrive in the early morning. From here we will start our journey into Kenya´s central highlands.
Several stops on our way to the Rhino Watch Lodge are planned for. We will enjoy lunch at the Tana River, where wild tilapia that is freshly caught by local fishermen will be prepared for us on the spot. We will also visit one of the numerous colorful fruit and vegetable markets, where regional farmers offer their fresh produce. At the end of the day we will arrive at the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge, which will be your accommodation for the next five days.
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Day 2 Safari in the Solio Game Reserve
The Solio Game Reserve is a fenced, privately-owned wildlife conservancy geared towards rhino conservation. The park plays a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos in Kenya. Breeding has been so successful that rhino from Solio have stocked wildlife reserves all over Africa with young animals.
A full day safari allows you plenty of time to observe these magnificent animals up close. Other wildlife includes buffalo, zebra, giraffe, oryx, antelope, Thompson's gazelle, impala, waterbuck and warthog. The park also offers some of the best leopard viewing in the country, and lion and cheetah can also be found.
B/P/D

Day 3 Safari in Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
Ol Pejeta is a mosaic of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending for over 350 square kilometers. This extraordinary reserveis East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary. Besides black AND white rhino, the park boasts an astounding variety of wildlife including non-indigenous chimpanzees that can be visited in the Sweetwater chimpanzee sanctuary, the Big Five and some of the highest predator densities in Kenya.
The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience.
B/P/D

Day 4 The Aberdare National Park
Today´s safari into the Aberdare National Park shows you a wide range of impressive landscapes and a great variety of wildlife. The main ecosystems within the mountain range are rainforest, one of the last intact rain forest refuges in Africa, giving way to dense bamboo forests and then moorland. Some wildlife more easily observed is the forest elephant, buffalo, the giant forest hog and some of the big cats, including the leopard! The park also contains a large population of black rhino. The crystal clear mountain streams are teeming with trout. And even the bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds observed.
B/L/D

Day 5 Giraffe & bird watching
Located only 15 minutes from the Rhino Watch Lodge is a small private reserve which offers the opportunity to go on a game walk with giraffe, zebra and antelope. This is a truly wonderful experience to spend the morning.
Back at the lodge you can spend the afternoon bird watching from a raised platform, allowing the observation of many bird species that enjoy bathing in the nearby pond.
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Day 6 Transfer to Nairobi
After an early lunch at the lodge, we will travel to Nairobi. You will be accommodated in the Lemuria Guesthouse for one night. In the evening we will visit a shopping centre where we will have diner also.
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Day 7 The Elephants of the David Sheldrick Foundation
In the morning we will visit the elephant orphanage of the late David Sheldrick where
his wife Daphne Sheldrick rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mother due to poaching or other tragedies. They are raised here to be released back into the wild at a later stage.
In the afternoon you will fly from Nairobi to Mombasa from where you will be transferred to the Ebony Villas on the South coast of Kenya. This will be your stay for the next 6 days.
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Day 8-13 The Indian Ocean
Ebony Villas is a private compound with 4 villas set in beautiful tropical gardens with a swimming pool and BBQ area. The villas are built in the style of the country with original furniture. They have a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, private bathroom and a veranda with dining area and sofas to relax. Towels and bed linen are provided and mosquito nets and fans are also available.
It only takes you 1 minute walking to the beautiful beach, located near Galu Beach which is the southern extension of the renowned Diani Beach, known for its white sands and turquoise warm waters. The beach here is a very quiet area. All kind of facilities are nearby: small supermarkets, a butchery, a bakery and vegetable shops. All villas are rented out with own cook to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.

Apart from relaxing and unwinding on the white sandy beach, you can go golfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing or windsurfing. We recommend a day excursion to Wasini Island and Kisite Marine Park to snorkel with dolphins, to snorkel or scuba dive in the fascinating coral gardens or take a Dhow cruise.
Whatever you end up doing, this area is the perfect setting for a holiday in paradise by the ocean after an unforgettable safari week on the African savannahs.

Day 14 Departure
Today you will fly back to Nairobi for your onward international flight back home.

Rates

US $ 2.499.- per person (based upon double occupancy).
US $ 1.849.- per child up to and including 11 years of age, accommodated with the parents.

Rates are inclusive of:
• All transfers.
• One night full board in guesthouse in Nairobi.
• Five nights full board in exclusive safari tents at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
• Six nights in a beach villa with private cook.
• Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, P= Picnic, L = lunch, D = dinner)
• All excursions as stated in the program above.
• Domestic return flight Nairobi-Mombasa.

Not included:
• International flights
• Visa fees
• National park entrance fees
• Travel insurance
• Additional meals and beverages
• Gratuities
• Personal expenses

We offer various possibilities to extend your stay with. Obviously it is possible for families to join us in other periods of the year also. For bookings or inquiries please contact us and let us know your wishes and requirements.