Kenya Family Safaris

Kenya was one of the first African countries to embrace the joys of family safaris.

Overview

Kenya was one of the first African countries to embrace the joys of family safaris.

A big plus point for family holidays in Kenya is that many of the private reserves and concessions don’t just offer game-viewing by vehicle. They also offer also camel rides, horse riding, tracking with a Masai warrior, fishing in the river and even canoeing or tubing, in season. So there's no excuse for your kids to get bored!

We tailor-make each of our family safaris in Kenya, combining at least two contrasting wildlife areas with a few days relaxing on the beach to finish off. Kenya is a malarial area - mainly at the coast - so family safaris in Kenya are best suited to older children (i.e. ideally six years and over). They’ll really appreciate the ease with which you can skip from the bush to beach after your fix of safari excitement…

Kenya Family safaris - on safari

We don’t have set Kenya family holidays on the website but many of our sample safaris are suitable for families - see below. Usually we hand-craft a family safari for you after discussing your interests.

Exclusive-use Safari Houses

Another plus for Kenya family holiday are the number of 'Safari Houses' on offer. These are exclusive use houses or villas. Your family party takes the whole lodge, not just one or two inter-leading rooms. The Safari House usually comes with its own game ranger so that you have freedom to plan your family’s game drives. Plus a private chef and staff team. Some of these villas are adjacent to a larger lodge so that you can join in selected lodge activities as you wish.

Kenya Family safaris - Exclusive-use safari houses

As you can imagine, this leads to a much more relaxed and flexible family safari in Kenya. No constant worrying about noise levels, no self-consciousness about an impromptu game of Marco Polo in the pool. You are free to choose your own game-viewing rhythm, heading out early one morning and taking it more relaxed another day. You can eat what you want, when you want it.

Some great examples of Safari House for families are at Sabuk, Saruni Mara, Saruni Samburu and Loisaba.

Highlights

  • The great migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti into the Mara takes place during the northern hemisphere Summer holidays.
  • Loads of activities that children can enjoy - especially on the private reserves and concessions - from camel rides to horse riding to tracking spore with a masai warrior…
  • Several exclusive use safari houses & villas are perfect for individual families or larger family groups

High satisfaction with Cedarberg

"We just returned from our third African safari booked with Milandi. I cannot say enough about our high satisfaction with Cedarberg and, particularly, Milandi. Milandi has always worked with us, making recommendations based on our preferences, and together we “tweak” the itinerary until it is perfect for us. Milandi is efficient, highly responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, and seems to really care and act excited about our booked adventure. Each time we have traveled, all arrangements have been punctual and without any delays or cancellations. Every detail has been prearranged. During our most recent trip, Milandi even checked us in for each of our domestic and intercontinental flights, knowing that we would not have the capability to do so from the camps we visited. Cannot recommend Milandi highly enough!!" Mrs Shirley Spain

Clearly experts on South Africa!

"Very helpful on the phone and by email. Lots of detailed advice and clearly experts on South Africa! Would definitely use again and have already recommended to friends." Ms Abrahams, UK

I would only want to book through Cedarberg

"Thank you so much for booking this experience for us, Mari. Everything was so well organized and went so smoothly, from car rental and driving and hotel directions, to lodge details, inclusions, exclusions, etc. The link you gave us with all the details on the locations we were going to as well as the detailed itinerary and pre-departure information was very helpful. We’re grateful for your efforts and for making this an outstanding experience for us. I have already sent your details to friends in case they’re interested in booking a trip of their own, and now that Tom has seen the beauty of Africa I know I won’t have to convince him to head back there again. I’m dreaming of safari in Namibia next time, and I would only want to book it through Cedarberg." Mrs Michelle B
 
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