Kenya is a brilliant place for a family holiday. Between the incredible wildlife safaris and the stunning tropical beaches, your children will really feel like they've hit the jackpot!
Watching your kids gasp in amazement at roaming herds of elephant and playful cheetah cubs will be an experience that you'll never forget and something that they'll carry with them forever. Travelling as a family will actually double the magic of your safari as you'll get to see it all through the eyes of a very excited child! Not only this, but Kenya is home to vibrant tribal cultures that will fascinate your children and help them learn about the world we live in.
The safari lodges featured in the trips below are all very family-friendly and the welcoming staff will ensure that you and your children have an absolute ball. Many of the lodges have family tents or chalets, meaning that you can all sleep peacefully under one roof - or canvas!
Having a private driver-guide for the safari also means that you can generally please yourselves when out on safari. You dictate the pace of the safari and as it just your family and the driver-guide in the vehicle, what you do when out on the plains is totally up to you. If your child has a fascination with giraffe and you want to spend all day looking for them - then you can! You have nobody to please but yourselves.
After a few excitable days searching out Africa's incredible wildlife, you head to the Kenyan Coast for some family beach bliss. While the kids build sandcastles and clown around in the surf of the Indian Ocean or join other children in daily activities hosted by the hotel's Kids Club, you can sit back, soak up the tropical sunshine and get a well-earned rest. There's a whole host of water activities available for the family to enjoy together, including reef snorkelling, kayaking and even diving.
With something for everyone, Kenya is a family holiday winner and something that your kids will be talking about for years to come!
We have put together a selection of some of our favourite family holidays below.
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A Gentle Introduction to Kenya
Nairobi Tented Camp
Whitesands Beach Hotel
The Kenyan Coast
If you're a little bit hesitant about throwing your family into a full-blown safari that involves some heavy-duty travel, this trip is the perfect compromise. It's also a great way to test the waters for later family holidays.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Nairobi and The Kenyan Coast.
If you are a bit short on time, this week-long family safari holiday will take you into the Masai Mara National Park, one of the best known National Parks in the world, and then onto a sun-drenched white sandy beach.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Masai Mara and The Kenyan Coast.