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 safari. Oh! I should remind you of the wonderful and interesting game drives, accommodation places, tented campsites and much more. Including, swimming, lots of children activities that keeps them busy with parents also enjoying different activities.

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 daytime 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.

11-Day Kenya Family Safari Holiday – Trip outline

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

It is important to note that the below 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.

Additional information

Duration2 Days
DestinationKenya
LocationSamburu, Ol Pejeta, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru

11-Day Kenya Family Safari  – Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to Nairobi

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, our tour guide will be there to receive you and welcome you on this family safari. He will transfer you to your accommodation in Nairobi where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Diner and spend the night at your accommodation

Accommodation options: Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Full day Nairobi Tour

Today morning, you will have a wonderful breakfast, then have full day in Nairobi. Our guide will take you to the National Museum and snake park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Elephant Orphanage). This is where you will learn about animal rescuing, rehabilitation, care and how to discharge them into the herds of elephant. You will proceed to the giraffe center. This is where you will have your wonderful lunch while hand feeding the young ones of giraffes or the Rothschild giraffes. This will help you get closer to the animals, experience and so much more.  Later in the afternoon, our guide will take you to the carnivore restaurant/food point for a precious dinner for those who love meat. They also do cater for vegetarians. They have good customer care and provide meat like crocodile, camel, ostrich etc., and roasted traditional foods with charcoal for guests (food cost not included). Finally, you will proceed to your accommodation for relaxation and peaceful sleep.

Accommodation options: Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Transfer from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve

This morning, you will enjoy your breakfast, then drive northwards via the central highlands to Samburu. On your arrival at your accommodation – Ashnil Samburu, you will check – in and have your wonderful lunch. it is situated in buffalo springs game reserve at the banks of river Ewaso Nyiro with thirty beautiful tents offering good – looking landscape areas of the river. Later on in the afternoon, you will have game drive. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation

Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Samburu National Reserve Full Day

Very early in the morning, you will have game driving through the springs of buffalo reserve. In this, you will have the opportunity of exploring/spotting wildlife. Then return to the site for a lovely breakfast. After the breakfast, you can choose to have nature walk while footing and spot animals, have case study of the animals and birds eco – system of flora and fauna in Samburu, swimming as the sun gets hotter. Regarding to all these activities we hope that the children will enjoy. You will have your lunch then after you will proceed to national park of Samburu for game drive. Later you will have rest, enjoy your diner while watching the cultural talks and dances and songs of the Samburu tribes and finally have comfortable sleep.

Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp, or any similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Transfer from Samburu to Ol Pejeta Ranch

This morning, you will have a good breakfast, and go for a brief game drive. From there you will proceed to the equator, have a brief stopover, tour the equator, take photos and enjoy its surroundings. You will then proceed proceed to your accommodation in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. You will gladly be welcomed and have your lunch at sweet waters with romantic tented campsites. It has thirty nine (39) attractive tents which offers extra beds and baby cots for babies upon one’s request.

This campsite in purposely situated near water hole for clear view of animals and have photos.it offers various child – friendly activities and has swimming pool. You will go ahead to have game drive in the afternoon. As evening comes, you will be back at the lovely sweet waters campsite for a delicious supper and overnight.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Full Day adventure

Early in the morning, you will have game drive. Head back to the campsite for breakfast. There are some family friendly activities that are optional on the site that may be chosen after breakfast probably at an extra cost. These activities include, bird walks with the help of a guide. Board games, cultural tour at Ereri Manyatta, camel riding e. t. c. then have lunch, rest briefly at the pool later in the afternoon, you will proceed to see chimpanzee sanctuary and rhino conservation center. As evening approaches, you will have game drive while spotting big cats of Africa. On your arrival to the campsite, feel free to relax, refresh and get a lovely supper. Finally you will spend the night there.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Transfer from Olpejeta Ranch to Lake Nakuru National Park

This morning, you will have breakfast, and depart Olpejeta Ranch to Lake Nakuru National Park. Our guide will drive you through Subukia tea and coffee plantations to Thompsons falls. You will have a brief stop for viewing the amazing waterfalls. On your arrival to Nakuru, you will have lunch at Sarova Lion Hills Lodge. It is situated on lion hill in between the national park, with clear view of the lake. after lunch, you will have a wonderful game drive beside the lake shores while exploring pelicans, rhinos, flamingos, leopards, lions and so much more. Before sunset, you will come back to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for refreshment, supper and also enjoy your night there.

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Transfer from Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha

Today morning, you will have breakfast then go ahead for game drive on Lake Nakuru until mid – morning. You will proceed to Lake Naivasha where you will check – in and have a delicious lunch at naivasha Simba lodge. It is situated on the edge of the lake and is a habitat for water bucks, Columbus, velvet monkeys, hippos, giraffes. After lunch, you will have fun with boat riding on the lake for exploring hippos, fish eagles diving to get fish. On your arrival on the crescent island, you will take a walk while touring the whole place, spot wildlife. Finally, sail back to naivasha simba lodge for refreshment, nice barbeque and sleep over.

Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Reserve

This morning, you will have breakfast; eventually proceed down to rift valley. Stop shortly at Narok town and buy some soft drinks, snacks, fruits and so much more. Have a comfortable drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. You will check – in and have nice lunch at the beautiful scenery of Ashnil Mara Tented Camp. It is situated along with river Mara. Later, you will have game drive around the park. Finally, head back for relaxation, dinner and spend the night at the campsite.

Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10

Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

After your breakfast, you can choose to pack lunch boxes and leave for a whole day game drive in the national park or divide it into two shifts; for instance morning and afternoon. In the middle of the two games, you can have swimming, visit Masai village or book a guide from the reception to help in nature walk. While arriving at the camp , enjoy your supper, may be join the Masai around blazing fire while performing their traditional dances and cultural talks since it is your last night.

Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11

Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi

This is the final day of our safari. Early in the morning, have your lovely breakfast,enjoy the last game drive while offering the final farewell. While proceeding to Nairobi, you will stop over along the way for lunch, and possibly arrive at the airport early in the evening where you will catch your departure flight back home.

This is the end of our safari, Hope to host you again next time.

The above 11 days family safari in Kenya can be combined with a beach extension in Diani, or Malindi beach, or Mombasa beach. The program can also be taken from the Mombasa, just like our Mombasa safari tours do.

11-Day Kenya Family Safari  – Trip Prices

Prices Include

Transport in a customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

English or other language speaking driver/guide.

Accommodation.

Game viewing drives

Park entrance fees

All meals on safari.

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Boat ride at Lake Naivasha.

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Other bottled drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Packing items on safari

Tips or gratuities

International Air fare

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