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 countries to embrace the joys of family safaris in Africa. it remains one of the best.

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 and tracking with a Masai warrior. Or 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. We combine at least two contrasting wildlife areas with a few days relaxing on the beach at the end. Kenya is a malarial area - mainly at the coast. So family safaris in Kenya are best suited to slightly 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…

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

Kenya Family safaris - on safari

Exclusive-use Safari Houses in Kenya

Another plus for Kenya family holidays 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

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WHAT AN AMAZING SAFARI! An outstanding job!

"WHAT AN AMAZING SAFARI! What an outstanding job you did! From the arrival of the guests to the end of the safari. I’ll speak on my behalf and let the other guests speak for themselves and give their own opinions. Let me just say the Safari amazing…., The team did an outstanding job, from the day of arrival at the airport with ground handlers to the drivers, to the departure day. Everything went smoothly and without this team, I do believe the experience would have been different. Africa is known for being slow, especially being punctual (as we call it, African time). The team changed all that. Everything ran according to the schedule and on time. They made us feel at ease, stress-free, and truly on vacation. It indeed made me feel proud of my country, proud to be a Kenyan, and proud of the people. There was UBUNTU all around, everywhere we went people were respectful, polite, and kind (apart from the one or two individuals who would hassle us to buy something and especially when they see Mzungu) and for that, I thank you, THOMAS, and the team. Excellent work. A hand of applause to Mari; Thank you to Mari, it all started with you. Thank you for planning and organizing the Safari it will forever be in our memories. The accommodation and the food were fantastic. Amboseli was stunning, although it would have been great to see Mt Kilimanjaro it was cloudy. Eka Hotel was great, and the breakfast was delicious. At the Keekorok, zebras visited us behind our cabins and could hear the call of the hippos. And finally, the Voyager hotel in Mombasa was fun and relaxing and the food was fantastic. Overall, the hospitality everywhere was fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for more. Lastly, a big thank you to my safari team (Resa, Anette, Pete, Jim, Pat, Sarah and Mike) for being seasoned travelers, easy going and went with the flow. The Safari wouldn’t have been the same without great travelers like you. I enjoyed spending time with you all. THANK YOU, GUYS. Sincerely, I thank you ALL. " Mrs Carol Ndungu

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