Kenya Family Safari

A one-week safari with a difference! Designed especially for families, this Kenya holiday offers comfortable accommodation and includes exciting activities and adventures for the children. 

Beginning with some unforgettable animal encounters near Nairobi, your wildlife safari continues to two very different reserves rich with game - Samburu and the Masai Mara. There is also an option of staying at a Kenyan Beach Resort afterwards. Travel between the parks is by air to avoid long road journeys and accommodation is in luxury tented camps. All game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles (not vans) and there is the option of experiencing a Balloon Safari.

The Adventurers' Clubs (at both camps) are for children aged under 12 years and include activities such as:

  • Build your own mini Maasai homestead
  • Have a close brush with a toothbrush tree
  • Learn to make a fire with a pair of sticks
  • Catch and study the brightest butterflies
  • Plant a tree and help bring back the rains
  • Cast big cat tracks from the real thing
  • Make friends quiver with your own bow
  • Learn how to identify birds of all feathers
  • Stalk victory in the bush treasure hunts

The Adventurers' Clubs for older children (aged 12-17 years) include activities such as:

  • Bush orienteering
  • First aid
  • Snake and bird identification
  • Tree identification
  • Mammal behaviour studies
  • Guided bush walks


Locations Visited:

Elephant Orphanage

Giraffe Centre

Samburu National Reserve

Masai Mara National Park


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Day 1

Met by our representative at Nairobi airport and transfer to the Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi, for 2 nights (Bed & Breakfast basis). The Mayfair has attractive gardens and two swimming pools and is ideal for families.

Day 2

Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage overlooking Nairobi National Park. As the expert handlers introduce the lively elephant and rhino orphans and feeding time begins, you will have a close encounter with these delightful little creatures which come up to visitors to be stroked.

Then continue to the nearby Giraffe Centre. From its tree-house balconies you can look these graceful mammals in the eye. The giraffes at the Centre are so at ease with their human visitors that they will happily eat from your hand! Lunch at Karen Blixen Cottages and then return to the Southern Sun Mayfair.

Day 3

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for the 1 hour flight to Samburu. Met and transferred to Samburu Intrepids, arriving for lunch. 2 nights at Samburu Intrepids (Full Board basis). Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club. Afternoon game drive in Samburu Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Intrepids.

Day 4

Morning and afternoon game drives and children's activities at Samburu Intrepids (Full Board basis).

Day 5

Transfer to the airstrip and fly direct from Samburu to Masai Mara. Met and transferred to Mara Intrepids, arriving for lunch. 2 nights at Mara Intrepids (Full Board basis). Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club. Afternoon game drive in Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Intrepids.

Day 6

* Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.

Morning and afternoon game drives and children's activities at Mara Intrepids (Full Board basis).

Day 7

Morning game drive and fly back to Nairobi arriving 12.15. Optional beach extension (supplements apply): fly to Mombasa, Ukunda (Diani) or Malindi to extend your holiday with a stay on the beautiful Kenya coast. Ask us for details and a quote.


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