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Bush & Beach Family Safari – 9 Days

From: $4,371.00

Bush & Beach Family Safari is the perfect combination of Big 5 safari in the Masai Mara and island paradise. With personally tailored itineraries each day the pace is up to your family. This is an excellent bush and beach balance combining Kenya and Tanzania and a great itinerary for a relaxed family vacation.


Bush & Beach Family Safari

Masai Mara and Zanzibar Island

The bush and beach family safari begins the moment you arrive in Nairobi. The city is bustling and the short drive to Wilson Airport gives a fabulous insight into the lives of the average Kenyan in a big city.

The Mara houses, situated in the Northern area of the Masai Mara is an area of excellent game viewing. The Mara Bush houses are the perfect family location for total freedom for your family in the heart of the Mara Conservancy. Wildlife roam quite freely around the three private houses. Families have the complete freedom to decide on activities to suit them.

Each of the three houses sleeps six people with very comfortable furnishings and attentive staff that will see to your every need. Living areas are warm and comfortable that lead out to private decks which offer fantastic views of the hills and valleys that make up the topography. A waterhole is close by attracting all forms of wildlife giving little reason to leave the house.

An experienced team of chef, private guide and house manager are always close at hand to see to your every need. This attention to detail ensures a very restful and relaxed holiday for the entire family. A swimming pool is shared by one of the other houses.

Game viewing is excellent in this area with Elephant, Cheetah, Black Rhino and Buffalo just some of the highlights. Game drives, cultural visits and hot air balloon safaris are perfect ways for the whole family to enjoy the wonders of this pristine wildlife conservancy.

At Matemwe Beach House off the coast of Tanzania the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are right on your doorstep. The houses sleep six people in very comfortable accommodation. Activities include diving, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing trips. Spice tours can also be arranged.

This exclusive house on an island paradise is the perfect ending to your bush and beach family safari.

For travel information read our advice on Kenya and Tanzania.

Have a look at our Classic Kenya 10 day package for a safari to the Masai Mara and Tsavo. Also check out our Best of Zambia tour.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with KLM, Swiss Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Qatar, Lufthansa or South African Airways.

On your arrival in Nairobi you will be met by your safari representative who will transfer you to Wilson Airport. Here you will board a light aircraft for your flight to the Mara Bush House.

For assistance or information on flights, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your holiday is seamless.


Full Itinerary

Mara Bush House

Arriving in the Masai Mara Conservancy your guide will familiarise you with your new private home away from home. Extremely comfortable accommodations with plenty of room for the whole family. Situated in a prime gave viewing area the animals will literally pass by your doorsteps. Dedicated staff of chef, guide and house manager will ensure your days here are completely relaxed.

Your safari itinerary is completely flexible to your family. A swimming pool is shared with one of the other private houses.

Morning and afternoon game drives, guided nature walks for the children and cultural visits for them to experience. Hot air balloon safaris are also possible from the Mara Bush houses.

Four idyllic days of no cooking, no cleaning and complete comfort to decide when you want to safari, or just relax on your private veranda and game watch.

Picnic breakfasts or lunch can be arranged for some added excitement alternatively have a late start to your day and head out with a packed lunch prepared by your private chef.

Matemwe Beach House

On your last morning in the Masai Mara your guide will drive you back to the airstrip for your return flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival at Wilson Airport your safari representative will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International for your international flight to Zanzibar.

You will be met at Zanzibar airport by your guide who will drive your family to Matemwe Beach House.

The house has two double rooms on the ground floor and a mezzanine level with twin beds. A private chef with butler service and private swimming pool complete the luxury for your family for the next four days. Each house has direct access to the beach.

There are a variety of activities available on the island from diving to snorkeling, beach walks, visits to the local villages and Spice Island tours.

On your last morning you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward travel arrangements.



  • Park fees
  • Private guide
  • Internal domestic flights (Wilson – Mara – Wilson)
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Local drinks
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Bottled water
  • House wines


  • Optional activities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International flights (Nairobi to Zanzibar / Zanzibar onwards at itinerary end)
  • Airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry

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