OFF THE GRID
The irresistible call of the wild tempts you to disconnect from everyday life and enter a world where the only rules are bound by nature’s rhythms. World wonders that you recognize from books and film are larger than life on a safari through Africa’s treasured game lands.
As you trek with seasoned guides through the national parks of Kenya and Tanzania, they escort you toward ideal vantage points. See elephants lumbering under the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and graceful giraffes towering near acacia trees. With pint-sized travelers in mind, your guide may lead you on a family-friendly bush treasure hunt. Find the shy elephant shrew with its pointed nose and flamboyantly feathered birds strutting past gentle zebras.
With each excursion tailored to your interests, education is at the forefront of your vacation. Places you’ve only pinpointed on maps become your playground as you watch wildlife cluster at Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and wildebeests storm the Serengeti. Kids favor cameras over video games on a photography excursion and follow in the footsteps of a skilled safari director to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or create a bush medicine kit. Young ones may dance enthusiastically alongside Maasai warriors followed by a lesson in the ancient craft of beaded necklace making. Conversations with local conservationists give way to once-in-a-lifetime encounters with rescued rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, playful primates at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and even endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.
Each day is capped off with time to rest and reconnect in your luxury lodge or tented camp, feasting around a crackling fire pit at a boma dinner and settling in to gaze at the night sky from the comfort of a custom-designed star bed. Daylight brings new perspectives of the savanna from your private tree house balcony or digging into a freshly laid-out breakfast overlooking fields dotted with baobab trees. In each hand-selected lodge, the needs of children are on par with adults, even if it means sourcing specially requested ingredients and accommodating dietary restrictions for travelers of every age.
Throughout your journey, details pave the way to an effortless vacation. Chauffeured vehicles and internal flights mean quick and easy transfers, and dedicated staff are always on hand to transport your luggage or point you to their favorite restaurants in Nairobi — no need to worry about picking up the tab or providing gratuities.
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