Bush & Beach Family Safari

Spend time at the Mara Bush Houses, all fully catered and with private game viewing vehicles so you can come and go as you please. Expert guides Fred, Saalash and Dickson are all family men themselves and have an infinite knowledge of the plains. Let them teach your children the magic of the African bush with our specially adapted Asilia Kids program and fascinate them with bushwise facts, traditional games, local folklore and stories of life in the wild. On Zanzibar Island, stay at Matemwe Beach House and discover the marine life of the Indian Ocean. With snorkeling, kayaking and boating excursions only a stone’s throw away, even the most energetic of children will be kept entertained.

DAYS 1 – 4
Mara Bush Houses, Greater Maasai Mara

Welcome to your home from home in the bush! Game drive through the hills, valleys and plains of the Greater Mara area and investigate footprints, discover the sounds and smells of the bush, and visit a school where your children can make pen-pals and learn of the local traditions. Experience total freedom in your own bush house in the heart of the Masai Mara Conservancies. Animals stroll right past the front doors of all three of these private sanctuaries, and you have total freedom to set the pace of your own safari escape.

Mara House, Acacia House and Topi House, are all exceptionally comfortable – although there is no resident host, a full complement of staff takes care of your every need in our Masai Mara accommodation. Each house accommodates six people in three double rooms, so they are ideal for couples, families and groups. Even better, you have the freedom to personally design your own itinerary. With detailed personal service, home-from-home hospitality and unequalled wildlife expertise, a safari at any of our Mara Bush Houses is a unique and exclusive adventure in the Masai Mara.

Game drives
Asilia Kids program

DAYS 5 – 8
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar Island

Stay at Matemwe Beach House, the perfect escape for families looking for a private slice of the beautiful Zanzibari coast. With the waters of the Indian Ocean only a few steps away, there is a host of activities to keep the kids busy, and kayaking, snorkeling, boating and fishing trips are easily arranged. Only five steps from the white sands of Matemwe Beach in its own walled garden is one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive houses, Matemwe Beach House. This traditional three-room residence is the perfect escape for families or groups looking for a private slice of Zanzibar’s beautiful coastline.

The warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are on your doorstep, which means snorkeling, kayaking, boat trips and diving excursions are easy to arrange – although you may find lazy days relaxing in the private swimming pool and soaking up the tranquil surroundings equally appealing. A team of staff – including a private chef and butler – is dedicated to looking after your every need, so you have the freedom to relax completely.

Diving & snorkeling
Traditional sailing & fishing
Cultural & community visits

Your last day at Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar Island

Depending on your arrangements, spend a last morning on the white sands of Matemwe beach before transferring to the airport for the next stage of your journey.



Take your family on an East African adventure they’ll always remember – an Asilia family safari in the Maasai Mara followed by the white sands of tropical Zanzibar Island. Please inquire for availability and rates.