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Child Friendly Kenya Safari Holiday

Inspirational safari family holiday to Kenya

Encounter Africa's storybook wildlife up close and discover the Maasai and Samburu tribes on this thrilling family safari to Kenya. Explore the Samburu region of northern Kenya and the famous Maasai Mara staying in child-friendly, yet luxurious, camps, offering fun-filled, nature-based activities for the kids. The adventure begins in Saruni Samburu in Northern Kenya. Here an exciting 'warrior' programme has been set up for children where they will learn bush skills, how to make a bow and arrow, identify and track animals on foot and learn basic survival skills.

On game drives see the enormous herds of Samburu elephant and the Samburu Five - rare species only found in Samburu. You will then move onto a private concession of the Maasai Mara - legendary for its big cats and huge herds of wildebeest during the great migration. You'll sleep under canvas in a family tent at Cottar's 1920's Camp. Enjoy game drives together as a family and then relax at the pool during your down time. It's a vacation the family will treasure for many years to come.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
  • 3 nights - Saruni Samburu, Samburu & Shaba, Kenya
  • 4 nights - Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Ends - Transfer to Nairobi International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Kenya
  • Nights Icon 7 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price is per person based on a family of 4
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  • Game drives as a family seeing Africas greatest wildlife up-close
  • Family meals out in the savannah
  • Shared stories around the campfire under the African sky
  • Discover the Maasai and Samburu tribes of Kenya
  • Sleep together under canvas surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Nairobi International Airport and after a quick transfer to Wilson Airport, catch a light aircraft flight to the Samburu Reserve. Enjoy a game drive with your guide on the way to camp.

  • 3 nights

Saruni Samburu
All Inclusive | Cottage

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Day 4 - 8

Fly via light aircraft today to the Maasai Mara Reserve. Your guide will be waiting at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 4 nights
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Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp
All Inclusive | Family Suite

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Day 8

Fly via light aircraft flight to Wilson Airport and transfer by road to Nairobi International airport for your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Twice daily game drives while on safari
  • Warrior Programme for Children
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Shared game viewing activities on safari
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Visa fees
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson's Gazelle
  • Somali Ostrich
    Somali Ostrich
  • Reticulated Giraffe
    Reticulated Giraffe
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Grevys Zebra
    Grevys Zebra
  • Gerenuk
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
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