Park East Tours Creates Safari For Families

Reed Travel Features

NEW YORK -- Park East Tours created a 14-day family safari to Kenya with departures timed to coincide with school vacations.

The tour is scheduled to operate in August and December. Next year, trips will take place in April, July, August and December.

Each trip will feature activities designed for younger travelers, including a chance to hand-feed a giraffe at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife center; visits to Samburu and Njemps villages and a Masai village and school; discussions on animal behavior and conservation, and breakfast at the hippo pool at the Masai Mara reserve.

Also on the agenda are an encounter with a tame rhino, a visit to a chimp orphanage and a trip to the Nairobi National Park, where another orphanage features lion cubs, baby hippos and crocodiles.

Accommodations are at such properties as the Sweetwaters Tented Camp and the Siana Springs Camp in the Masai Mara.

Inclusive package prices begin at $5,295 for adults and $4,895 for children ages 12 to 18; children under age 12 are charged $3,495.

Rates cover deluxe accommodations, all meals in Africa, wildlife viewing (in a six-passenger mini-van), the services of a naturalist-guide and other amenities.

Further details can be obtained from Park East at (800) 223-6078 or (212) 765-4870; fax (212) 265-8952.

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