Inspiration Itinerary | Kenya

Kids Safari

Masai Mara, Laikipia & Matthew's Ranges

Kids on Safari

Kenya is a sensational family holiday destination, imagine feeding a giraffe over breakfast, watching hippos wallow in the mud, seeing lion in their natural habitat from a 4WD safari vehicle. Kenyans love kids and families and the majority of safari camps cater for families exceptionally well, offering 2 bedroom family tents, bungalows or villas so you are safe under one roof. The camps, in addition to offering sensational safari experiences, cater for kids of all ages with kid packs, guided walks around camp looking for dung beetles, cooking classes, egg collecting, milking cows, helping out in the vegie garden, school visits…. the options are thrilling and seriously educational to. This particularly family adventure also showcases the extraordinary diversity Kenya offers, visiting the Masai Mara, the Laikipia and Sarara in the shadow of the Matthew’s Ranges. Cultural diversity, sensational game viewing, talented guides who love educating kids, it’s all here and will be the holiday the family will talk about for decades to come.

You will love

  • Family friendly camps
  • Seriously fun educational activities
  • Dung beetles to elephants
  • Caters to kids of all ages
  • Swimming pools
  • Room layouts to suit any family size

12 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS

DAY 1-2 | NAIROBI | 2 NIGHTS

Arrive into Nairobi, then transfer to the unique Emakoko Lodge on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. You are here for a 2 night adventure to kick off your Kenya safari. You’ll have time to go on safari in Nairobi National Park as well as visit highlights in Nairobi, such as the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to feed the orphaned baby elephants, the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen Museum.

DAY 3-5 | MASIA MARA | 3 NIGHTS

This morning you will join a light aircraft charter flight into Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara. Here, you will stay in the Mara North Conservancy at one of Alex Walker’s family friendly Camps. The benefit of Alex Walker’s camps, in addition to sensational camps, service and food, is all guides are trained by Alex and each booking (or family) has their own ‘private’ safari vehicle and dedicated guide – it doesn’t get much better than this. Sensational game is par for course here, as the Masai Mara is Kenya most prolific reserve and home to the annual wildebeest migration which flows across the Mara plains between July and October each year.

DAY 6-8 | LAIKIPIA | 3 NIGHTS

Join a further charter flight, to the central north, to the Laikipia region, to spend 3 nights at Ol Malo. Being a family run operation, with multiple generations and children of their own, the Francombe’s are not short of ways to ‘entertain’ and ‘educate’ children. Kid friendly experiences can include a night in bunk beds at the Leopard hide – perfectly safe, but close to all the action at the waterhole, spotting leopard and other animals through the night. Other activities, in addition to 4WD safaris, include splashing around in the infinity pool, collecting eggs (chicken), milking cows or even joining the kindergarten (on-site) with the local Samburu tribe’s children.

DAY 9-11 | MATTHEW RANGES | 3 NIGHTS

Today you will take another charter flight further north this time, to the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the Matthew’s Ranges. The Conservancy is 850,000 acres of raw, spectacular wilderness and home to elephant, leopard, giraffe, endangered wild dog and kudu. It is also famous for the Samburu people who call this land home and the ‘singing well’s’. At the camps waterhole you might expect to see elephant, buffalo, impala, wild dog and giraffe and the 2 bedroom family tent even has it’s own plunge pool and private dining here. With conservation and local engagement at its core, the learning possibilities here are endless and also include hikes in the cloud forest, the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, school visits and thrilling bush meals.

DAY 12 | DEPART

Bid farewell to the exceptional staff and your guide at Sarara, before joining a final charter flight back to Nairobi, followed by a short road transfer to Kenyatta International airport to join your onward international flight connection.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

A selection of the finest safari camps

The Emakoko Hotel – Nairobi National Park

Set on 15 acres of land bordering the Nairobi National Park and on the Emakoko River, is the Emakoko safari lodge. As a family-owned and run property offering unexpected and unique game viewing in Nairobi it is a great alternative to a city stay. Read More

Alex Walker’s Ngare Serian – Maasai Mara

If you ever dreamed of having your own slice of Africa, look no further than Ngare Serian, a snug little camp that hugs the banks of the northern section of the Mara River in Kenya. It can only be reached on foot over a narrow rope bridge and is a cosy, intimate place to detach yourself from the modern world. Read More

Ol Malo – Laikipia

Sitting on the last frontier of Northern Kenya, Ol Malo offers an untamed adventure in the heartland of the Samburu tribe. Enjoy a range of activities from helicopter expeditions into the Great Rift Valley to horseriding and refreshment in the infinity pools. Read More

Sarara – Matthews Mountain Range

Sarara is situated in the remote Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya where the savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to rare wildlife and the proud Samburu people. Sarara offers a wild safari in this lesser known and dramatically beautiful ‘northern frontier’ of Kenya. Read More

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