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Family Safaris in Kenya.
Kenya has many qualities which makes it well recommended as for a family safari destination.
East Africa is often the first safari destination that comes to mind for many people and Kenya’s long established safari operations make it one of the prime locations for a family safari holiday. Kenya’s national reserves and parks offer excellent game viewing and with comfortable, luxurious accommodation in small tented camps or intimate lodges, energetic activities and cultural visits together with superb beaches along the Indian Ocean coast this is a fully rounded safari destination.
A Kenyan safari is not recommended for families wanting to travel with infants and very young children due to the presence of malaria and by the nature of the holiday, long spells in game viewing vehicles are not ideal. Children of school age and above usually have the energy and capacity to enjoy the wildlife events, activities and level of accommodation and to take it very much “in their stride”.
From within Kenya’s established infrastructure we will suggest the best locations and accommodation tailored specifically for your family and its expectations to ensure everyone enjoys the very best safari experience possible. We work directly with only the best safari operators in Africa that share our passion for wildlife and ethical tourism.
International flights arrive into Nairobi, the starting point for your safari in Kenya, in the early morning where you will be met and transferred either to a luxurious boutique hotel to spend a night or so acclimatising and recovering from your flight or directly to the domestic airport to head straight out on safari. A network of scheduled and private charter light aircraft flights operate out to the airstrips of Masai Mara, Amboseli and Laikipia as well as to the coastal resorts and into Kilimanjaro from where you can add a stay in Tanzania.
Within less than an hour you could be touching down on an airstrip in Amboseli National Park in a landscape of endless grassy plains and volcanic features leading to the foot of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro rising into the distance.
Despite being one of Kenya’s smaller national parks the area enjoys excellent game including dense game populations of massively tusked elephants that share the plains with buffalo, herds of wildebeest and zebra, antelopes and swaying giraffes. Naturally, the predators are in attendance - lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal and hyena.
One of the best camps in the area is Tortilis Camp which is ideal for families with its superb en-suite rooms that enjoy views of Mount Kilimanjaro and a range of exciting activities in addition to the game drives – educational nature walks and cultural visits, bush meals and sundowner drinks, massages and a cooling swimming pool.
The Laikipia Plateau lies on the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya’s rugged Northern Frontier District and the diverse landscape supports more endangered species of wildlife than anywhere else in East Africa including the Black Rhino and Wild Dog. The Big Five are here together with the largest Elephant population outside of the national parks and reserves.
There are some excellent safari camps located in this region such as Loisaba which is set in magnificent scenery with views of Mount Kenya. The luxurious accommodation includes a private house and cottages as well as rooms within the main lodge. Loisaba can offer a unique style of accommodation in the “Star beds” where you can spend a night in true authentic safari style sleeping outside on a tree platform under a roof of stars. There are a full range of activities which teenagers and adults will find particularly exciting – horse riding, mountain and quad biking, guided nature walks, game drives both during the day and night and camel riding. Facilities at the camp include a swimming pool, tennis court and spa together with excellent cuisine and superb guiding.
At the foot of Mount Kenya lies the Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is home to East Africa’s largest rhino sanctuary and guests at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp are able to be involved in the conservation work of some of the projects that include a Chimpanzee sanctuary.
The Masai Mara, possibly one of Africa’s most well known game reserves enjoys the best of what Kenya has to offer with its prolific game viewing and excellent luxury tented camps, however, by definition this is one of the busiest areas for tourism and therefore we can help you find a more quieter location if that is what you would prefer; Meru National Park famous for the work of conservationists George and Joy Adamson where you can stay at the exclusive Elsa’s Kopje; Shaba National Reserve with its iconic Joy’s Camp, built on the former site of Joy’s home.
This is just a sample of the superb locations which all enjoy their own unique cultural flavour of the locality and of course offer excellent guiding, comfortable accommodation and fabulous cuisine to take good care of your family’s very personal “creature comforts”.