Wildlife Film-making Adventure for Teenagers
Swap your teenagers' digital technology for valuable real-life skills learned on the plains of Kenya as they are taught how to make a wildlife documentary, discuss Africa's future with a top conservationist and explore Lamu by private dhow on a family adventure safari they (and you) will never forget.
AT A GLANCE
- Ideal for families with teenagers glued to their digital technology
- Your children will learn how to create stories, shoot and produce a wildlife documentary with a top wildlife film-maker
- Rhino-tracking and campfire chats with a leading conservationist in Laikipia
- Be privately guided in the Masai Mara by multi-award-winning safari guide Alex Walker
- Snorkel and explore the reefs and islands of Lamu by beautiful private dhow
You'll begin your adventure with a home pick-up to take you to the airport for your flight to Nairobi, and on by charter plane to the game-rich plains of Kenya's legendary Masai Mara.
Here you'll stay in exquisite luxury tents and a tree-house courtesy of Alex Walker's Serian , the Mara's most exclusive and knowledgeable private safari specialists. We'll have the founder of the camp personally guide you, and bring in a top professional wildlife cameraman to teach your children how to build a story, shoot and produce a short documentary out of the remarkable raw natural material around you. During downtime, take it easy while your children mess around with the amazing guides and safari team, enjoying water fights or even learning how to drive a truck. We promise they won't be pining for their Wi-Fi connection.
Then it's a short hop by private plane to the Laikipia Highlands to stay at our favourite private house. Here you'll experience total exclusivity, flawless hosting and an amazing array of adventures. Dance with local Samburu tribespeople, track rhino or the resident pride of lions on horseback (on foot if you dare!), and embark on heli-adventures, soaring over flamingo-filled soda lakes, sand-boarding on desert dunes or touching down on a remote kopje for a bush picnic with forever views. If you wish, we can have one of Kenya's leading lights in conservation, culture or social enterprise fly up and provide you all with food for thought and inspiration during your stay.
Finally we'll fly you directly to Lamu on the Kenyan coast to board a stylishly bohemian private dhow. Spend care-free days snorkelling untouched coral reefs, fetching up on castaway beaches, wake-boarding behind the dhow's speedboat or simply jumping off the prow into the warm Indian Ocean. In the evenings, you'll dine aboard, feasting on fresh-caught seafood and fine wines before choosing whether to retreat to land for the night (in which case we'll arrange the perfect private Swahili villa for you) or have us roll out a white linen bedroll on deck for you so that you can be lulled to sleep beneath the stars.
From £18,500 per person based on a family of six travelling together, and including return international flights in Emirates Business Class, all accommodation, meals, guiding, the services of a wildlife film-maker and thought leader, stated activities and internal privately chartered flights
TAILOR-MAKE YOUR JOURNEY
If you don't wish to sleep aboard the dhow, we can arrange for you to spend your nights in Lamu at a private villa after dining aboard. With a little longer to spare, why not consider a walking safari using camels to carry gear in the magical Mathews Ranges, an easy add-on to Laikipia.
Perfect as a summer family holiday, during October half-term or over Christmas. During July the Kenya coast is prone to seaweed, which has usually cleared up by the beginning of August. To witness the wildebeest migration, come in August when the Masai Mara is at its most spectacular.