Our 11-Day Kenya Family Safari Holiday is the best trip you can take with your children if you wish to travel to Africa for safari. Many people have got a lot of questions to ask whether Kenya is a suitable place for a family holiday. But do not wonder anymore as the answer is yes!
Kenya as country has a lot of interesting places for family holidays which are very educative, child friendly with lots of entertainment. It has the most memorable tours that one will enjoy to have. The children from the age of two years definitely will love this family safari package given that they have started to memorise things and they can utter words. We should remind you of the wonderful and interesting game drives, accommodation places, tented camps and much more. Including, swimming, lots of children activities that keeps them busy with parents also enjoying different activities.
11-Day Kenya Family Safari Holiday – Trip outlined itinerary
The family safari in Kenya itinerary follows the day to day safari outline as per below program;
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nairobi
Day 2: Full day Nairobi Tour
Day 3: Transfer from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve
Day 4: Samburu National Reserve Full Day
Day 5: Transfer from Samburu to Olpejeta Ranch
Day 6: Olpejeta Ranch Full Day adventure
Day 7: Transfer from Olpejeta Ranch to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 8: Transfer from Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha
Day 9: Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Reserve
Day 10: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 11: Masai Mara, drive back to Nairobi where the safari ends. Fly back home or extend to the beach in Diani Beach, Kenya
It is important to note that the above outlined family safari involves some long driving in some instances. Ask our expert safari experts for the road driving distances at the time of travel. Road conditions changes point in time to another.
11-Day Kenya Family Safari Holiday – Where to visit?
The family safari in Kenya takes you to some of the best national parks and reserves in Northern and southern kenya. The package takes you north where you will visit the off the beaten track wildlife reserves; Samburu and Shaba Game Reserve, as well as the magnificent Ol Pejeta Conservancy where you will enjoy watching wildlife including the rare rhinos.
The family tour in kenya then heads to the Great Rift Valley where you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park for a chance to see more wildlife including the rare species like the rothschild giraffes, the White Rhinos as well as the chance to marvel at the sights of the soaring lesser and greater flamingoes that call Lake Nakuru home.
This Kenya family safari itinerary ends with a visit of the world famous Masai Mara game reserve, the home of the Big cats and the center stage for annual wildebeests migration which draws many travellers every year to this magnificent location.
How safe is family safari in Kenya for children?
Some holidaymakers fear diseases like malaria most especially when children change environment. But this is not something to fear when having the family tour in Kenya as long as you take the safety measures below. When you are planning to have family tour, endeavor to meet your doctor within 2 to 3 weeks’ time to recommend anti – malarial medication for you and your family before traveling.
During day time in Kenya, mosquitoes are not active so, in the evenings dress up in long sleeved clothes that can cover you well, wear a hat and apply mosquito repellant on the open body parts. A good ‘deet’ insect repellent would come handy too in the evenings during dinner and at the campfire.
Most accommodation places provide mosquito nets. Therefore, do not forget to sleep under them. In case it is not on your bed, ask for one and you will be provided and please never forget to fix them well to prevent the mosquitoes.
Taking full day game drives may become a boring activity to the children. So the session can be broken up into two. For instance, morning and afternoon. Possibly, in between time can be used for other activities like, taking nature walks, spotting birds and some animals that irregularly come near the camping sites, visit the maasai villages where you will study their old-fashioned way of living and may be swimming.
The 11 days Kenya Family safari package outlined here above is a private tour so you will be guided by a private safari guide who will be as flexible and accommodative to you as possible. take time to discuss the next days program with your safari guide every evening. Agree on the best time to wake up and best time to leave the lodge if moving to a new location the next day.