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Kenya safaris

Our verdict:

A family safari is the ultimate I-Spy and there’s no better place to get spotting than Kenya’s wildlife reserves. Pride of place on your itinerary, the Masai Mara not only offers your cubs the chance to tick off the entire cast of The Lion King, but also to take part in other exciting activities like night drives and walking safaris. Wash the dust off afterwards with a few days at the coast.

Recommended tour operator: Natural World Safaris

Walking safari with a Maasai warriorCurious CatGame drives in KenyaGiraffe in the Mara

Natural World Safaris says

Kenya fully deserves its reputation as the perfect choice for a safari holiday, with its vast plains, superb safari lodges, stunning coastline and an opportunity to view the ‘Big Five’.

  • camping safaris
  • expert guides
  • luxury lodges
  • trip of a lifetime

Our most popular family holiday in Kenya is the 12-day wildlife and beach family safari.

Stay in unique family safari houses throughout your time on the African Plains, commencing with the cosy three-bedroom Topi House located in the Olare Orok Conservancy, enjoying stunning views over the grassy plains of the Mara.

From here you move on to the renowned Mara North Conservancy to enjoy the comfort of Acacia House with a shared pool and your own waterhole. Sit back and watch the game come down to drink as you enjoy your sundowner.

Activities on offer include private 4×4 safaris with your own professional safari guide, night game drives, walking safaris and community visits plus a private chef.

Your final five nights are spent at the luxury retreat of Funzi Keys on the white sandy beaches of the southern Kenyan coast, near the border with Tanzania, where you can enjoy snorkelling, diving and deep sea fishing.

For the ultimate experience, our Family Kenya Migration Safari includes three nights in the intimate Rekero Camp, staying in comfortable family tents. You’ll have an opportunity to see the spectacular wildebeest crossing of the Mara River, along with the Big Five in the Masai Mara. After the thrill of night drives and walking safaris, you’ll unwind with four full days at Funzi Keys, an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean.

Another option for families is to join a safari in the Greater Mara that includes five nights on the move with world famous Masai guide, Jackson Looseyia. You’ll also spend three nights at the luxurious Richard’s River Camp set near a permanent water source that acts as a magnet for wildlife. Find out more here.

Find more about Natural World Safaris’ family holidays in Kenya. Or see our full selection of wildlife safaris.

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