African safaris make great family holidays – there is simply so much to see and do, that every member of the family, from the adventurous to the timid, the oldest to youngest, can have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Introducing your children (or grandchildren) to the thrill of an African safari is both great fun and an unforgettable experience. We take exceptional care to ensure that yours is a truly family safari by including sites, accommodation and activities that appeal to adults and children alike – while giving you the chance to relax and recharge. Many family oriented lodges and camps have family rooms that host you comfortably and have facilities such as swimming pools that help children burn off excess energy. Child meals can be provided early and some lodges/camps even have child meal menus. We can also organize visits to local schools and children orphanages. For the very young ones you can hire baby car seats from Nairobi before embarking on your tour.
Interesting activities for children of all ages include: Build your own mini Masai homestead, learn to make a fire with a pair of sticks, catch and study the brightest butterflies, plant a tree and help bring back the rains, cast big cat tracks from the real thing, make friends quiver with your own bow, learn how to identify birds of all feathers, bush orienteering, first aid, snakes, bird identification, tree identification, mammal behavior studies, and guided bush walks.
What to bring: Puzzles, playing cards, books to read, footballs, binoculars for spotting birds and wildlife. Books and footballs can also be given to Kenyan children in the villages.