Family Holidays in Kenya

Sarah Fox, Kenya

A Kenya Safari can be the ultimate family experience and will create memories never to be forgotten. A Safari in the Masai Mara will make children dreams come true whilst providing a very valuable educational experience. Imagine a child’s excitement at discovering a lion cub, stroking ababy elephant and even feeding giraffes. Families can partake in this amazing experience together giving Children one of life’s most sought after dreams. Not only will they get to experience the wildlife first hand but they can become involved also by learning how to make fire from wood and stone or have the chance to meet a Maasai warrior for the first time.

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Kenya has long been a favourite holiday destination for families.

Not only for the reasons mentioned in our staff experience but also due to its year round great weather and child-friendly beach resorts offering an abundance of family rooms and plenty of activities including water sports. Knowing the kids are entertained, ensures a relaxing and fun filled holiday for parents too.

The flight from Europe to Nairobi is a relatively short one for a long haul destination (8 hours from Europe) and the time difference is minimal (GMT +3 hours).

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Sample Family Holidays in Kenya

Below are a set of sample itineraries to give you a flavour of each destinations highlights in terms of properties and attractions. Our travel specialists will listen to your requirements and tailor a bespoke itinerary to match your specific preferences and budget.

Kenya Family Fly-In Safari  image 1 Kenya Family Fly-In Safari  image 2

for 9 nightsfrom £8,410 per family of 3

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Kenya

This trip is a 9 day fly in safari taking in Kenya's most well known national parks, the Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara and also includes a trip up north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

 

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
3 nights
Amboseli
3 nights
Laikipia
3 nights
Masai Mara
Kenya Family Safari & Beach Holiday  image 1 Kenya Family Safari & Beach Holiday  image 2

for 9 nightsfrom £1,215 pp sharing

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Kenya

This family holiday combines an exciting safari in the famous Masai Mara with a week on the beach at a Mombasa resort. Here the children can partake in a number of organized games and water sports allowing Mum and Dad some well earned rest.

 

 

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Nairobi
4 nights
Masai Mara
4 nights
Mombasa
Luxury Family Safari & Beach Holiday  image 1 Luxury Family Safari & Beach Holiday  image 2

for 14 nightsfrom £3,755 per adult

Excludes international flights

countries visited:

  • Kenya

This luxury trip includes an exciting safari combining a visit to the Samburu Reserve with a stay in the Masai Mara. The holiday ends with 7 nights on the Kenyan Coast with an abundance of activities to keep the kids happy & amble opportunity for relaxing.

Nights
Location
Recommended Accommodation
1 night
Nairobi
3 nights
Samburu
3 nights
Masai Mara
7 nights
Lamu

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Family Safaris

We often suggest that families with children aged 5 years and younger take exclusive use of a safari vehicle. This is because the attention span of children at this age is short and they tend to get tired quickly. With a private vehicle you can dictate the amount of game viewing you can do at any one time.

Children

For children between 6 and 12 years in addition to game drives many lodges offer family packages. These involve children learning bush skills, such as identifying animal tracks, bush lore, animal identification, as well as games and competitions, hand line fishing and making bows and arrows,. With specially trained staff whose jobs it is solely to look after the needs of their young children, parents can relax and enjoy their holiday knowing their children are in good hands. We often suggest to parents travelling to Kenya with children that they include a night in Nairobi to enable them to see the Daphne Shelrick Elephant Orphanage to see the baby elephants and to feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. These memories will last forever.

Teens

Teenagers aged between 13 and 15 fully appreciate and enjoy the animals and the outdoors. Guides encourage teenagers to become interested in conversation and understand the issues facing wildlife. Also it is children of this age who will most gain from interactions with the local people and learning about their cultures and traditions. It is interesting (and humbling at times) to see these people building their homes, tending their livestock and surviving in sometimes harsh environments.

Kids Clubs

On Kenya's coast many of the beach resorts offer Kid's Clubs for younger children with activities ranging from inland excursions to wildlife parks, snake farms and butterfly centres, to arts and crafts. Water games and an introduction to the local marine and shore like all keep the children in a supervised environment that allows parents to laze pool side or on the beach without the worry of entertaining or keeping a vigilant eye on the little ones. For the older children, the activities include water skiing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as educational seminars on marine life. Many of these resorts also offer separate dining facilities for children with special menus and early dinner hours.

Family Accommodation

The following are our favourite child friendly lodges in Kenya:

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Kenya Family Holidays

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Latest Review

The safari in Kichwa Tembo was fantastic , the whole erperience from start to finish we would highly recommend ,the staff made us feel so welcome. The accomadation and food was fantastic.

Signed:

the ryan family, Ireland

Kenya Factfile

Timezone:
GMT +3
Language:
Swahili, English, many local languages
Currency:
Kenya Shilling, US Dollars
Best time:
Year round destination
Flights:
8 hours from Europe
Visas:
Required, call for info
Weather:
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