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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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