family safaris in kenya

8-day Drive/Fly Safari Designed for Families with Children

This family-friendly vacation in Kenya visits the best wildlife parks in Kenya and is an exceptionally good value. The lodges/camps on safari offer children’s educational and entertainment programs that are organized and led by carefully selected and trained local naturalists. In addition to viewing animals in the wild, your kids will have the opportunity to interact with African children of their own age. A typical day out in the Mara might include a visit to a “manyatta” village to watch a dance or to help the local boys tend sheep, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, make fire with sticks, make jewelry, learn tracking and identify animals, insects and butterflies. See a sample itinerary for a Family Vacation in Kenya below.

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Perfect for:

  • Perfect for Families
  • Perfect for Big 5/Wildlife Sightings
  • Perfect for Cultural Visits
  • Duration 9 days
  • Departures Anytime
  • Accommodations Deluxe tented camps and lodges
  • Fitness Rating Easy
  • Activities Game drives, cultural activities, walks
  • Safari Type Family
  • Style Value
  • Land-Only Price* <$4,999
  • Flight Price Call for pricing

*All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see Terms and Conditions for details.


Day 1 – Nairobi: Upon arrival to Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Eka Hotel.

Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Kenya’s capital and nearby Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel rooms offer the very best in comfort, convenience, and efficiency.

Day 2 – Sweetwaters: Depart Nairobi with your private driver-guide and 4×4 safari vehicle and drive north to Sweetwaters Reserve (about 2.25 hrs). Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Camp. (B, L, D)

Built in the 1970s, Sweetwaters Camp’s main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager. Accommodation is provided in 39 luxuriously appointed tents (12 doubles and 27 twins). Each tent has a thatched roof, en-suite bathroom, and a private veranda with views over the waterhole.

Days 3 & 4 – Samburu: In the morning, visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary then proceed to Samburu National Reserve (about 3 hrs), renowned for its splendid landscapes and rare animal species. Arrive for lunch at Samburu Intrepids Camp, located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Enjoy an afternoon game drive, followed by another full day of safari activities in Samburu. Meals and overnights at Samburu Intrepids. (B, L, D) Note: Family suites are available—call for pricing.

Samburu Intrepids comprises 30 modern and newly refurbished tents, each sitting on a raised deck overlooking the river. Each tent boasts the very latest in luxury camping with soft beds and en-suite bathroom with a steaming hot shower, twin washbasins, and flush toilet.

Days 5 & 6 – Rift Valley: After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha (about 4.5 hrs), one of Kenya’s most beautiful fresh-water lakes. Spend the next two nights at the Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club with a wide variety of activities offered, such as boat trips, fishing, golf, guided forest walks, horseback riding, and local excursions to Mount Longonot or the Aberdare Mountains (some at an additional cost). Enjoy an included day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. Meals and overnights at the Rift Valley Lodge. (B, L, D)

From its panoramic perch above Lake Naivasha, the Rift Valley Lodge enjoys stunning views the Aberdares, Kenya’s longest mountain massif. The rooms are spacious with a lounge, fireplace, and a modern en-suite bathroom.

Days 7 & 8 – Masai Mara: After breakfast, drive to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve (about 5.5 hrs) and spend the next two days exploring the reserve on game drives. The Masai Mara, named for the Masai people and the Mara River which divides it, is famous for its world-class diversity and concentration of wildlife as well as the great wildebeest migration from August to October. Meals and overnights at Mara Intrepids Camp. (B, L, D)


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