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Family holidays in Kenya tips

Kenya is one of the most famous travel destinations in East Africa. Boasting some of the top game reserves in the area and a uniquely big range of game life, Kenya provides its visitors amazing Kenya tour packages experience – A safari in Kenya is indeed extremely rewarding and it promises you a chance to view the Big 5 –  Leopard, Buffalo, rhino, lion, and elephant.

Lake Turkana, a largest desert in the planet is the key attraction in the arid northeastern area of Kenya. Enclosed by lava beds and extinct volcanoes, Lake Turkana is adjacent to the Kenya-Ethiopia border and has an amazing history. Koobi Fora in the Sibiloi National park on northeastern shores of the lake is generally known to as the cradle of mankind. The place is a literal hotbed for fossils including a 3 million years old huge turtle and the remains of 3 million year old hominid. The area is perfect for fishing, bird watching as well as other water sports.


Many miles away from the arid northeastern area, the central Kenya area has different tourist attractions but Mount Kenya seems overshadow them all. At a height of 5,200 meters, the mountain is the tallest peak in Kenya – and the second tallest African mountain. Mount Kenya is regarded as a holy mountain has snowcapped summits that can be seen from miles away in the plains. Plant life on Mount Kenya change with height meaning that the species at the foothills is different from the species at the glaciers. You will be capable to spot thirteen different species of plant on Mount Kenya.


Many visitors acknowledge the fact that the national parks and game reserves of Kenya are the country’s top safari destinations. Masai Mara is easily the most famous and most sought after national park in Kenya. Placed on the Kenya -Tanzania border, Masai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration that occurs around July every year. The event views 1000s of wildebeest migrating from the neighbouring Serengeti National Park. The reverse migration occurs around October to December. The Masai Mara is a must for every person so book your Cheap flights from nairobi to nakuru now.


The Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National Reserve, placed further south of Kenya are also pretty fascinating. The Amboseli provides endless views of the African grassland just disrupted by the snowcapped peak of Mountain Kilimanjaro – the top peak in Africa.


Watch the children’s excitement as they see animals in the wild for the first time on a tailor made Kenya family safari
Kenya has two main attractions that are ideal for building a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. Firstly, the many safari lodges across the various national reserves such as Samburu, Masai Mara and Tsavo offer spectacular wildlife viewing as well as the chance to immerse yourself in ancient cultures. Several lodges also offer bush schools and warrior academies for budding tribes boys and girls (and their parents!). Secondly, the Kenyan coastline features white sand beaches and warm, Indian Ocean waters that make for an idyllic family beach holiday.


The safari lodges and camps are generally more suited to older children and many come with an age restriction against under 12’s. This is because some of the camps have potential risks to very young children such as no fencing, proximity to rivers, steep steps or high walkways. Very early starts, late finishes and long days in a very bumpy vehicle can be a challenge for young children. Older children will not think twice, inevitably distracted by all the exciting wildlife and scenery that’s on offer.


The coastal resorts, particularly in Mombasa, do provide some very family-friendly destinations and are ideal if you’re looking for a luxury Kenya family holiday. While the parents relax with a massage, the kids can be kept fully entertained by games and activities provided by the hotel and their qualified staff. You can split your time between relaxing by the pool and going out to sea for snorkelling and scuba diving sessions. Dining at both the safari lodges and beach resorts often involves buffet food which caters to a variety of taste buds, keeping everyone fed and happy!
For your next holiday adventure together, talk to Far & Wild to make sure you get the best experiences for the whole family.


Kenya Family Safari
Wondering if it’s a good idea to take your kids on safari in Africa? Kenya has long been delivering safe and rewarding family safaris in world-renowned Big 5 game reserves as well as beach holidays on the country’s dazzling coastline and Indian Ocean islands. And let’s not forget that this East African country is also home to the greatest wildlife spectacle of them all – the Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration.

Spend an unforgettable family safari in Kenya tracking big cats on game drives on a Masai Mara safari; drifting over vast plains on a scenic hot air balloon flight; going on guided bush walks led by red-robed Maasai warriors and hand feeding giraffe at the well-known Giraffe Manor. And when they’re not with you, your kids can join in junior ranger programmes packed with unforgettable experiences such as learning to shoot a bow and arrow, making fire with sticks or casting animal tracks in plaster.


Wildlife-rich game reserves, white sand beaches, Maasai warriors, once-in-a-lifetime activities and all the atmosphere of big game Africa – how could you not bring the

kids on safari in Kenya?


Our selection of family-friendly accommodation and tours includes private villas, intimate tented camps and luxury lodges in prime locations from the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park to the beach-fringed island of Lamu. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, contact one of our well-travelled Africa Safari Experts and they will tailor-make a Kenya family safari guaranteed to thrill every member of your family.
Best Kenya Family Accommodation
Make sure you get the right accommodation for your family safari in Kenya. Our selected Kenya family accommodation includes some of the finest child-friendly safari lodges in East Africa as well as action-packed Indian Ocean resorts. From the Masai Mara and Amboseli to Mombasa and Lamu, we’ll be happy to make all the necessary bookings for you.
Kenya holidays offer the chance to combine thrilling wildlife encounters and stunning scenery with time to unwind on palm-fringed beaches.


With a diverse range of national parks within easy reach of the capital Nairobi, Kenya is an ideal safari holiday destination for first timers and safari aficionados alike. The renowned Masai Mara boasts an astonishing diversity and density of game, while at scenic Amboseli National Park you can spot majestic elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lesser known gems include the semi-desert Samburu National Reserve and the fantastic conservation areas of the Laikipia Plateau.


Along the coast, the resorts of Mombasa and Diani Beach are set beside dazzling white sands with warm clear waters — the ideal spot to unwind after your Kenya safari.


Trailfinders offers a range of Kenya holidays and we have a dedicated team of destination specialists who are a mine of information about what to do here, often with first-hand travel experience. Whether you want to explore Kenya with your own private guide or on a small group safari, or are looking for options for safari and beach holidays – they are the perfect people to ask.


Kenya holidays offer the chance to combine thrilling wildlife encounters and stunning scenery with time to unwind on palm-fringed beaches.
Along the coast, the resorts of Mombasa and Diani Beach are set beside dazzling white sands with warm clear waters — the ideal spot to unwind after your Kenya safari.


Trailfinders offers a range of Kenya holidays and we have a dedicated team of destination specialists who are a mine of information about what to do here, often with first-hand travel experience. Whether you want to explore Kenya with your own private guide or on a small group safari, or are looking for options for safari and beach holidays – they are the perfect people to ask.

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