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Kenya Family Holidays

From the central highlands of the Laikipia Plateau and Lewa Downs, to the open spaces of the Masai Mara and the rolling green hills of Chyulu, a Kenya family holiday provides a huge variety of activities and adventures to suit everyone. You and your children may choose to walk with Masai or Samburu warriors, get to grips with some bushcraft and tracking skills as well as learn about their fascinating culture.  Encounter some of Africa's magnificent wildlife on game drives.  Experience the Masai Mara from above by hot air balloon.  Ride on camels, or horseback through rolling grassy plains amongst herds of antelope, or drive quad bikes down dry river beds before camping out under the stars.  At the coast  relive again and again the adrenalin of exhilarating watersports... the possibilities are endless on a Kenya family safari.

Why a Kenya Family Holidays

  • Whilst most countries over egg the pudding in terms of their diversity, Kenya doesn’t come close to giving you the full picture. Kenya has a LOT going on.
  • The Big 5 safaris on offer are well known, but it’s not always clear to people that Kenya’s coastline is also incredibly advanced in terms of offerings for families. This is the place to go to suit every member of the family on your Kenya family safari: the kids get whisked off to kid’s club, mum gets a spa and a well-attended sun lounger by the infinity pool, and dad and the teenagers get to hurl themselves about on jetskis, waterskis, kiteboards etc.  Show me more >
  • Some of our Favourite Kenya Family Lodges

    Kenya Family Safari Itinerary Suggestions

    Just as for any holiday to Kenya, the best advice for getting the most out of your Kenya family safari is to stay off the beaten track and to keep time in the busiest parks to an absolute minimum. Mombasa is the hive of package holidays, and we avoid this area completely, including Tsavo which is its nearest safari park.  Amboseli is the second busiest park after the Masai Mara; the only reason to come here would be for the iconic picture of elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro, and if you absolutely must get that shot then Tortilis is the only place to stay here!  The Masai Mara is justifiably renowned for its outstanding game, and this inevitably draws the crowds, but there are some great options for enjoying the Mara in peace.  Show me more >

    Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya

    Here are some of our absolute favourite family safari lodges in Kenya, starting with the hugely fun Lewa Wilderness Trails. This lodge in the Lewa Downs offers a huge range of activities including walking with endangered rhino, horse riding, walks, and it has a tennis court and swimming pool. It’s a luxury lodge but it’s not over the top; it sets a perfect tone for a perfect Kenya family holiday.

    Ol Lentille
    is our Laikipia pick for the best family safari lodges in Kenya; with a world-class spa and loads of activities, this is enough to get our vote. But Ol Lentille goes further for families as it is comprised of private houses, fully catered and exclusive. Thus you and your little ones need not be disturbed by anyone in your safari home, whilst at the same time you’re able to enjoy the communal areas and all the activities and amenities commonly found in a bigger lodge.  Show me more >




    Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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