Family Holidays in Kenya

We at Kentz safaris, fully understand the essence of a good Family holiday; a holiday that is full of special moments for everyone in the family. We put in all family aspect, hand picking top holiday destinations, safe accommodation with adequate activities and facilities for everyone in the family. Imagine playing with your kids, watching them swim, discovering new places, going on a safari to watch wildlife, visiting museums and zoos, going on nature walks, playing family golf tournament, swimming with dolphins, horse riding, hiking among many other family holiday activities in Kenya.

Check out some of our sample Family packages below or contact one of our holiday experts, to structure a family holiday for you.

family holidays in Kenya

Family holiday in Kenya

A well planned family holiday would not only strengthen the bond between family members, but would also leave great memories for the family to forever cherish. Imagine watching your kids learn how to swim, wind surfing, water skating or going on a safari watching thousands of birds and wild animals, discovering new places and finally relaxing on the sandy beaches or engaging in any of the family activities available on the beach; Kenya would offer you that.

Whether you’re looking for a large family villa to accommodate the whole family or a hotel with facilities to please the adults and the kids, Kenya has it all; from luxury hotels with Kids’ Clubs that keep the kids busy to allow the adults sometime alone, to Lodges that are surrounded by a wealth of attraction for the family to explore or a beachfront family resort with lots of family activities.

What to do on Family Holiday

  • Going on Family Safari
    A family safari holiday could be full of excitement for Kids; hand feeding giraffes, stroking young baby elephants, discovering wild animals on a hot air balloon flight, going on a guided bush walk led by the famous Masai warrior and visiting a Masai traditional village.

    Not only, will a well planned family safari be an unforgettable and exciting, but will also be very safe and educative to the young once; who have fresh minds and want to learn about Africa and its environs. Some of the major place for a family safari in Kenya would include the famous Masai Mara national Reserve, Lake Nakuru, giraffe center, Amboseli national park and private conservancies in the Laikipia region.

    As we all know, children tend to get bored from doing one thing for long; at Kentz Safaris, we try to mix the game drive with other activities like horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, playing family football, tennis, picnics and so on.

    A family safari has no age restrictions, but we at Kentz safaris recommend that families with kids between 0 – 5 year should avoid the long safaris drives, and engage in short trips to animal orphanage, museums and other attractions that are close to your hotel.

  • Family Beach Holiday
    Kenya is blessed with excellent weather, long stretch of beaches and beautiful islands. Some of the beaches are private and located on well secluded areas; the beaches are unpolluted and less populated for families who prefer some time alone just relaxing, sunbathing and enjoying the various family activities at the beach.

    Along the stretched line of beaches, there are luxury family resorts and villas that are strategically located on the beachfront and have plenty of Kids facilities. The three main cities and towns along the Kenyan coastline are Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu.

  • Other Outdoor Activities
    The nice warm climate in Kenya, gives families a perfect opportunity to have; family day trips, picnics and excursions to major towns, lakes, mountains, museums, theaters and other major attractions in Kenya.

When is the best time for a Family Holiday in Kenya?

Kenya is generally sunny and relatively dry throughout the year, the long rains are between March-May and the short rains in November-December; due to the climate change, the amount of rainfall may vary year to year, so kindly check with us for an upto date weather information.

On normal day, the central parts of Kenya; Laikipia and Mt. Kenya regions are generally warm during the day with below 27°C and cooler during the nights ( temperature below 16°C). At the coastal area (Mombasa, Lamu and Malindi), the normal days are generally humid, with cool breezes from the Indian Ocean that makes it comfortable. In western regions, the days are generally hot and humid; while the Northern regions are hot and dry.

With this in mind, we can say the best times for family holiday, is during the summer (June – September) or January to March when it’s sunny and dry. For short holidays would also include Christmas and Easter holidays.

Meals

In most family hotels and Lodges, their meals are usually prepared early to allow the kids to eat and sleep early. For special diet, an advance notice is required to allow enough time to prepare the meals. The Hotels menus have a wide variety of delicious foods available, from the African cuisine, Indian buffet to the western breakfast.

Health requirements

There are no vaccination required for families to travel in Kenya, but we strongly advise our clients to take an anti malaria vaccine/tablets or visit their personal doctor for proper information. This information may change depending with the health department in Kenya, kindly check with your local Kenyan embassy or Contact us for an update on vaccination requirement.

Family Holidays Packages

11 Days Family Safari Holiday

11 Days Family Safari Holiday

Family Safari Holiday

This is a relaxed 11 days family holiday safari, that includes city excursion in Nairobi, flying wildlife safari tour to Samburu National Reserve, birds watching safari at Lake Naivasha and finally driving through the beautiful plains of the famous Masai Mara to watch the Big five, wildebeest migration

Tour Cost From

$ 3,530

Booking Details

Family Safari Holiday

 Family Safari Holiday

8 Days Family Holiday

This is an 8 days family safari holiday; that starts with a city tour to major attractions in Nairobi, then continue to Ol pejeta private conservancy to view the big five and other lesser animals; and then down to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha to watch the white

Tour Cost From

$ 2,500

Booking Details

6 Days Family Holiday

6 Days Family Holiday

Wildlife and Birds Family Holidays

This a 6 days wildlife and bird watching family holiday, that takes you to David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage in Nairobi. Then  to Lake Nakuru national park, the home to millions of pink flamingos and other bird species. Then continue to Lake Naivasha, where your kids can go for

Tour Cost From

$ 1,530

Booking Details

Family beach holiday

Family beach holiday

6 Days Family Beach Holiday

This a 6 days family Beach holiday; that starts and ends in Mombasa, taking you through Mombasa city excursion to Forty Jesus, Haller Park, old town and other historical places in Mombasa. Then head south to Diani Beach, in a private secluded beach house; Here your family will

Tour Cost From

$ 1,930

Booking Details

Hotels in Kenya

Whether it’s a holiday with your family, friends or a business trip; Kenya offers a wide range of luxury accommodation. From the prestige 5 star Hotels, Lodges and Safari Camps, to lesser remote tented camps and hostels. May it be a wildlife safari holiday, a city excursion or a more relaxed beach holiday; there is always accommodation for you. Check out some of the hotels below or contact any of our holiday experts to find you an accommodation that suits you.


Aberdares Hotels

Aberdares Hotels

There is a couple of Hotels, Lodges, Tented camps and camping sites within and neighboring Aberdare National park. Whether it’s a wildlife watching safari, nature walks, photography tour or birds

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Amboseli  Hotels

Amboseli Hotels

Amboseli national park has a wide range of accommodation for holiday makers, from top luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges, family villas to budgeted camping sites. Whether it’s

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Hotels in Kilifi

Hotels in Kilifi

Find your beach holiday accommodation in Kilifi, a less crowded area with top luxury beach-front hotels and resorts for couples, honeymooners, groups friends and families. Kilifi beach offers a wide

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Hotels in Diani

Hotels in Diani

Diani Beach is home to a wide range of beach accommodation; from the Luxury 5 star beach hotels, resorts, Lodges, Villas, to budget Camps and Hostels. Whether it’s a family

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Hotels in Hell Gate Park

Hotels in Hell Gate Park

There are no hotels or Lodges within Hell's Gate National Park, only the traditional camping sites. Alternative accommodation can be found a kilometer away along Lake Naivasha or in Naivasha

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Kisumu Hotels

Kisumu Hotels

Kisumu is home to a wide selection of luxury lodges and resort around Lake Victoria, top hotels within and around the city, family villas, tented camps and hostels; suitable for

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Hotels in Kiwayu Island

Hotels in Kiwayu Island

Check out some of the popular and luxury beach accommodation in Kiwayu Island; from the secluded private beach lodges and resorts, family villas, to budget hotels and Hostels that offer

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Laikipia Hotels

Laikipia Hotels

Laikipia is home to some of the country’s finest lodges that are nicely secluded within large private wildlife conservancies and national parks; a great place to just lay back, enjoy

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Baringo Hotels

Baringo Hotels

Thinking of a luxury resort by the lake, watching birds and other species; Lake Baringo hosts some of the best lake-front hotels and lodges. There are a few nice Hotels

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Bogoria Hotels

Bogoria Hotels

Lake Bogoria is a shallow saline water lake, located north of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley, about 25 km south of Lake Baringo. The lake is well known for

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Lake Magadi Hotels

Lake Magadi Hotels

Lake Magadi is one of the soda lakes in Kenya located southwest of Kenya. Although its dry and remote environment, there are a few top luxury Hotels and lodges that

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Naivasha  Hotels

Naivasha Hotels

Whether it’s a Lake Naivasha tour, bird watching, photographing tour or mountains climbing you are after; Lake Naivasha has perfect accommodation for that. From the secluded safari lodges, golf resorts,

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Hotels in Nakuru

Hotels in Nakuru

Enjoy nature, bird and wildlife watching in one of the fine accommodations in Nakuru. Whether it's a business trip, safari holiday, town tour or on transit; Nakuru has an array

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Lamu Hotels

Lamu Hotels

Lamu is home to a wide selection of Luxury 5 star beach hotels, family Lodges and Villas, beach resorts, budget Camps and Hostels. Whether it's a Beach holiday, honeymoon, sporting

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Malindi Hotels

Malindi Hotels

In Malindi, there is a wide selection of accommodation; from the Luxury 5 star beach hotels, Lodges and Villas to budget Camps and Hostels. Whether it's a Beach holiday, business

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Manda Island Hotels

Manda Island Hotels

Manda Island offers a wide range of romantic honeymoon beach hotels, secluded family Villas, Lodges and resorts; Check out some of our recommended beach hotels below or contact one of

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Masai Mara  Hotels

Masai Mara Hotels

There are plenty of Hotels, Lodges, Tented camps and Camping sites in Masai Mara National Reserve; from luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges and camps to budgeted camping

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Mombasa  Hotels

Mombasa Hotels

Mombasa is home to array of luxury beach hotels, lodges, villas, tented camps and hostels; There are a couple of nice hotels within the city center, along the beach and

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Mount Elgon Hotels

Mount Elgon Hotels

Main activities around Mount Elgon, is wildlife and mountain viewing, nature walks and mountain climbing. There are a couple of nice huts and camping sites along Mount Elgon hiking routes

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Mount Kenya Hotels

Mount Kenya Hotels

Main activities around Mount Kenya, is wildlife and mountain viewing, nature walks and mountain climbing. There are a couple of nice huts and camping sites along Mount Kenya hiking routes

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Mount Longonot Hotels

Mount Longonot Hotels

Main activities around Mount Longonot, is wildlife and mountain viewing, nature walks and mountain climbing. There are a couple of nice huts and camping sites along Mount Longonot hiking routes

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Nairobi Hotels

Nairobi Hotels

Whether it's a business trip, safari holiday, a city tour, family vacations or on transit; Nairobi has an array of luxury hotels, lodges, villas, tented camps and hostels just for

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Hotels in Samburu

Hotels in Samburu

Enjoy nature at its best in one of the luxury hotels, Lodges or Tented camps in Samburu National park , viewing wildlife in their natural habitat or just relaxing and

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Tiwi Beach Hotels

Tiwi Beach Hotels

Tiwi beach offers a wide range of beach-front holiday accommodation; offering a wide range of beach activities and pure relaxation. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact

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Tsavo  Hotels

Tsavo Hotels

Tsavo comprises of two national parks, namely Tsavo East and Tsavo West; there are plenty of Hotels, Lodges, Tented camps and Camping sites at Tsavo National park; accommodation ranges from

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watamu Hotels

watamu Hotels

Watamu is a small beach town with top diving and snorkeling destination and a wide range of beach holiday accommodation. From the Luxury 5 star beach hotels, Lodges, resorts, family

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some of the tips to know before your family safari holiday

  1. There are some free time in between the game drives, Take some playing games, books or cards for the kids to use on the down time during the safari.
  2. It is always nice to be adventurous, there are so many family activities available that children love to engage in.
  3. in order for you to enjoy, we advice our clients not to rush; spend at least two to three nights per safari camp and don't try to do too much on a single family holiday.
  4. When planning your safari, try combine a couple of safari camps, that way you will view different attractions in Africa.
  5. If time allows, spend the last few nights on the beach, its a nice way to cool down and dust off after a safari.
  6. Besides the personal supplies, other important supplies would include painkillers, Sun cream, insect repellents, a wildlife book if you love reading, binoculars, Sun hat and a camera with a spare memory card.
  7. for the kids, it is always nice to have a small rucksack for each child, the kids pack their small stuff to use while on a game drive.

 

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