Family Holiday in Kenya
This is the famous land of the Masai Mara, Tsavo and the Taita Hills, Kenya has been long known for a long-standing commitment to the conservation of its national parks and wildlife. This is also the country of the Great Rift Valley, with stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mombasa on the Indian Ocean and ancient human tribes such as the Maasai, Swahili, Samburu, Turkana and Kikuyu. For building a once in a lifetime family holiday, Kenya has two main attractions which are the many Safari lodges across the various national reserves such as the Masai Mara, the Samburu, and the Tsavo offer spectacular views of wildlife as well as a chance to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the ancient tribes. Several lodges even offer bush schools and warrior academies for budding boys and girls who want to be Maasai warriors and for their parents, of course! 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 the twelve and under children. 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. There are several coastal resorts, especially in Mombasa, which mainly offer some ideal family-friendly destinations and are ideal if you are looking for a highly luxurious family holiday in Kenya. The kids can be kept entertained with the games and provided by the hotel and their highly qualified staff while their parents relax with a massage in the hotel. 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!
The Perfect Itinerary for a Family Holiday in Kenya
Day 1 – First Safari in Laikipia – On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a representative of your lodge who will take you to the airport in time for your scheduled flight to Nanyuki Airstrip along with your driver and guide. On arrival at Nanyuki Airstrip, you will be transferred to your respective lodge on request of your Safari guide. Enjoy lunch at the camp before heading on an afternoon game drive.
Day 2 and Day 3 – Your safari guide will brief you on the game drives and activities at your ranches for two full days. This particular ranch, El Karama, offers an abundance of activities to suit the entire family. From day and night game drives to guided bush walks, fly camping adventures, ranch and Shamba visits, swimming in the river, camel trekking and cultural community visits.
Day 4 – Heading to the Masai Mara – Your safari guide will brief you on the itinerary for game drives and activities for your two full days on Mara North Conservancy. Exploring the Mara North Conservancy and Lemek Conservancy can be done on day and night game drives or guided bush walks. You may opt to spend a day discovering the Masai Mara reserve and learning about the rich culture and tradition of the Masai Mara Tribes on a Cultural Community Visit.
Day 5 and Day 6 – Safari in the Masai Mara – Your highly qualified Safari guide will guide you through the itinerary for game drives and activities for two full days on the Mara North Conservancy. Exploring the Mara North Conservancy and Lemek Conservancy can be done on day and night game drives or guided bush walks. You may opt to spend a day discovering the Masai Mara Reserve or learning about the rich Masai culture on a cultural community visit.
Day 7 – Now it is time to hit the beach – Enjoy an early morning game drive on your final morning in the world-famous Masai Mara before departing for Mara North Airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to Ukunda Airstrip. On arrival at Ukunda Airstrip, you will be met by a representative from the beach resort Alfajiri Villas and transferred to your private luxury villa on the Kenyan coast.
Day 8 and Day 9 – Relax as if there is no tomorrow – Spend your days relaxing in your private villa, by the swimming pool or on the white sand beaches of Diani. Enjoy a twenty-four-hour personalised butler service and exquisite seafood and Italian cuisine with a Kenyan twist. For the adventurous, kitesurf and stand up paddleboard over the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean or discover the diverse marine life on a snorkelling or deep-sea diving excursion.
Day 10 – It is time to head home folks – Spend the morning at leisure before enjoying one last delicious meal in your private coastal villa before your transfer to Ukunda Airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival at Wilson Airport, you will meet your resort’s Safari and driver-guide who shall transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your flight home.
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