Giraffe Kiss and Beach Bliss

9 days from £2,345pp

The exotic delights of Kenya await in this vibrant, fun-filled family holiday. Start your journey by getting back to nature and meeting all kinds of wildlife in Nairobi National Park. Hand-feed gentle giraffes and meet orphaned elephants all whilst enjoying the ultimate children's safari experience. After the safari adventure explore the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean off the Kenya coastline and the massive swimming pools and waterslides available at the resort.

In this itinerary we have included family friendly amenities such as children's menus, flexible dining times and locations, themed dinners, personalised service, children's clubs, babysitting, bottle sterilisation services, child seats, car seats and seatbelts and the opportunity for some down time for the parents with private dinners for two whilst the children are cared for by expertly trained child minders. 

Highlights

  • Hand-feed the gentle giraffes at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

  • Meet hand-reared and rescued baby elephants at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

  • Lunch in the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens

  • Spot wildlife on safari drives in Nairobi National Park

  • Gorgeous swimming pools and waterslides overlooking the Indian Ocean

  • Stunning beachfronts shaded with palm trees

Itinerary

We want you to make the most out of your holiday. That’s why this fun-filled adventure to Kenya includes international and domestic flights, airside assistance, transfers, guides, selected excursions, accommodation in a family room, laundry, local drinks, some lunches, dinners and all breakfasts.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Nairobi

Wildlife

This is your first day on the path of a family adventure of a lifetime. As you wave goodbye to your home country, it won’t be long until you’re at one with the wild animals of Kenya. This wonderful journey starts with a flight to the capital city of Nairobi. Once landed, you will receive airside assistance, and meet your guide, before being transported (with baby seats and seatbelts on board) to your spacious and stunning family room at The Emakoko Lodge in Nairobi National Park. Tuck yourself and the children into the plush beds with extra pillows where you’ll sink into a blissful slumber, ready for the exciting day of animal interaction ahead!

After a scrumptious breakfast, the day begins, and will be one to remember. Board your private vehicle with guide and take to the outskirts of Nairobi en route to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here you have the chance to interact with the hand-reared orphaned elephants before they get released back into the Kenyan wilderness, a sanctuary run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Once you’ve revelled in the delights of these beautiful creatures, head to your lunch spot - the Tamambo Restaurant in the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. After lunch visit the nearby Giraffe Centre and become enthralled by such incredible animals and the proximity in which you are to them. Watch in delight as you and the children take the opportunity to hand-feed the giraffes of all ages, before heading back to your lodge for a sumptuous dinner to regale in your memories made from the day.

Today you’ll get the opportunity to take morning and afternoon game drives within the Nairobi National Park for a truly unique African experience. Your guide will talk you through and answer any questions you may have on the various species of lions, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and many more species in their natural habitats. Return to the lodge at any time you wish as we have provided flexible dining times for you as a family. Enjoy lunch whilst the children splash in the pool or for a more peaceful environment perhaps lunch on your private deck whilst the children take a nap inside. 

Your last day in Nairobi National Park is at your own whim as a family. The only thing we have planned for you is the opportunity to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two whilst a babysitter looks after your children for the evening.

Experiences

5-9

Malindi

Beach

It’s time to relax as you head for the shimmery shores of the Kenyan coast. After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll be transported to Nairobi Wilson Airport with your guide for a flight to Mombasa. On arrival at Nairobi Wilson Airport you will be met and assisted by one of our representatives until you board your flight. Once you have landed, you’ll receive airside assistance and be taken to your hotel with a private guide and vehicle. After you’ve checked into your glorious suite at the Silver Palms Beach Resort & Spa, take a dip in the pool whilst the attentive staff attend to your each and every need.

For the next few days, stretch your legs on white sandy beaches under shaded palm trees, kick back and relax. In the resort grounds, splash around in the giant freeform swimming pool, and spend time with the little ones as they dip their toes into the kids pool, complete with mini waterslides and a splash zone. When you need some quiet chill out time, discover the relaxing world of the resort’s Barizi Spa whilst the kids have fun in the fantastically friendly kids club.

If you are looking for things to do then a wonderful highlight of this trip could be a family snorkelling adventure where you can explore the marine life at Watamu Marine National Park and enjoy select views of the Indian Ocean's vibrant fish, textured coral and unique sea creatures. If snorkelling isn't your thing, then check out the Mnarani Ruins and Museum for some local cultural splendour, here you can pick up carvings and trinkets to bring back home for friends and family ahead of your flight home.

On your final night rest your weary heads in soft king size beds before embarking on the flight back home via Nairobi, with fond memories to look back on for years to come. 

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