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"The highlight of our
safari was James, our
fantastic Maasai Guide."

Safari with Kids

As a young child James, his brothers and his friends would track elephant and lion on foot, and chase wildebeest in their own backyard.  It was from a very young age that Tuleto developed his keen tracking skills and he has since become one of the premier guides in Kenya. Today Tuleto continues to live in the Mara with his family, continuing to share his prolific knowledge with the community and visitors alike.

 
Safari with Kids

The pure magic of Africa is most aptly reflected in the classic gaze of a child the first time they set foot in the bush. Classic symptoms are a gigantic open-mouth, enormous wide-eyed  stare, and a curious phenomenon that few of us parents encounter these days…complete and utter silence!

The Insider's Guide to Kids in the Wild
Africa is stunning to all of us but watching our children or grandchildren gaze for the first time at a baby giraffe or a massive black-maned lion - there is simply no greater pleasure in life than being able to witness their wonder firsthand!

 

Insider Tips
Not all camps and lodges accept children, and the very young do not always respond well to travel, but in our experience it is possible to move about successfully with a child as young as four. With the introduction of malarone paediatric, Africa has become a more realistic option for many families and we take our family's health and well-being to heart. Expert advice on all aspects of your trip will ensure a well educated and researched traveler. This will make all the difference for your Safari and will make the journey so much more fun for all. Reading books and tales of Africa, watching the movie classics and the ultimate…packing for the trip - these are all essential and not to be missed before you embark on your grand adventure!

Ideal For All Ages
Kenya's prolific wildlife, vibrant cultures and boutique camps make it an ideal destination for all ages, sizes and interests. Kenya’s stunning green hills, vast savannas and high desert plains boast something for everyone and evoke the Africa of a bygone era. Picture warriors swathed in robes of red and painted ochre, magical camps plunked in the middle of nowhere and Kilimanjaro – the throne of Africa perched in a golden ocean of savannah. This is the Africa of the "Lion King" and of "Out of Africa," a veritable wilderness kingdom for kids from 2-92!
There is no better way to spend quality family time than on an action-packed safari adventure! The pure magic of Africa is most aptly reflected in the classic gaze of a child the first time they set foot in the bush, classic symptoms are, a gigantic open-mouth, enormous wide-eyed stare, and a curious phenomenon that few of us parents encounter these days...complete and utter silence! In one word Africa is stunning to all of us but watching our children or grandchildren gaze for the first time at a baby giraffe, or a massive black-maned lion, there is simply no greater pleasure in life than being able to witness their wonder first hand!






Our Favorite Family Friendly Camps

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Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

In a valley meandering out of the Laikipia Plateau, Borana Ranch, privately owned and operated, is a lodge lying in a remote paradise in the shadow of Mount Kenya's jagged peaks. This exclusive ranch has been devoted to the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitat.Learn more »
Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti's Camp is an unforgettable safari hideaway in Kenya's breathtaking northern Laikipia Plateau, one of the last frontiers of virgin wilderness and home to the majestic Samburu people. Learn more »
Campi Ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzi means Camp of the Hidden Treasure in Kiswahili and it is truly that. The camp is located on a Masai ranch that covers an area of a quarter of a million acres, with fantastic biodiversity. Campi ya Kanzi is a special retreat far removed from the hectic pace of the modern world.Learn more »
Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the slopes of the rolling Chyulu Hills between Tsavo and Amboseli, with access to a quarter of a million acres of one of the few remaining corners of wild Africa. Learn more »

Ol Seki

Set on a wonderful rocky promontory, overlooking the sweeping Isupukiai River, Ol Seki Mara Camp enjoys panoramic views in a gorgeous wilderness area teeming with game. Ol Seki is located in Eastern Koiyaki, north of the Mara and provides a rare opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing.Learn more »
Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor offers a uniquely untouched wilderness on the doorstep of one of Africa's most cosmopolitan cities. The Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest thirty minutes from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, with superb of the Ngong Hills.Learn more »
Ol Lentille

Ol Lentille

Perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of our private conservation area, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille - a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed Houses for the discerning few. Learn more »
Ol Malo

Ol Malo

Ol Malo, the place of the Greater Kudu, is Colin and Rocky Francombe's home. The 5,000 acre ranch and game sanctuary lies along the Uaso Nyiro River on the edge of Kenya's Northern Frontier District. Colin and Rocky Francombe, both born in Kenya of settler families, designed and built Ol Malo.Learn more »

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