Here are some of our absolute favourite family safari lodges in Kenya, starting with the hugely fun Lewa Wilderness Trails. This lodge in Lewa Downs offers a hige range of activities including walking, horse riding and in the lodge, a tennis court and swimming pool. It is a luxury lodge, but not over the top, it sets a very friendly tone for a perfect Kenya family holiday.
Ol Lentille is our Laikipia pick for the best family lodge in Kenya, with a world-class spa and loads of activities, this is enough to get our vote. Ol Lentille goes even further for families as it is comprised of private houses, fully catered and exclusive - a luxury home that is definitely away from home!
&Beyond's Bateleur Camp is our favourite family friendly hideaway in the Mara. Secluded, luxurious and with the WildChild programme, your kids will be busy from dawn until dusk; tracking, fishing, making bows and arrows, beading, crafting and painting. As well as fun in the lodge, garden or kitchen, all activities are carried out in the care of friendly staff, from rangers and trackers to child minders and cooks. Governor's Camp mirrors this and their own excellent children's club which gives them hands on experience from tracking to crafts.
For a quick an inexpensive big five safari and beach, the best place to go for your safari is undoubtedly Kichwa Tembo. This is an amazing value for money lodge. With the surrounding wildlife being second to none, and the luxury you get for a reasonable price, it is an ideal destination for an exciting and relaxed family safari.
Where to go with young children on your Kenya Family Safari?
A lot of camps and lodges have a minimum age of 6 years old and organising a trip with kids younger than this can bit a bit tricky. With very young children, your best bet is generally some of the larger hotel style safari lodges as they tend to be a more enclosed and permanent structure and so are a little more relaxed on ages. You can also combine this with the beach where there is so much for the youngsters to do.
For teenagers, your call is always the best. Talk to an expert about the best fun lodges and camps which will leave your teenagers with many different activities to enjoy. We generally find that children of all ages are completely in awe of the fantastic Africa wildlife and so tend to be happy anywhere in Kenya.