Best of Kenya Family Safari

Safari Overview

A fly-in safari that begins and ends in big game country, this 8-day tour has been designed for families with older children aged about nine to 12. Each of the three lodges on the itinerary welcomes older children and there are dedicated adventure clubs waiting for them that offer child-oriented safari activities with local guides and naturalists. There are walks, sports and adventures to local villages as well as swimming pools and Wi-Fi access – something for every child. And since the lodges also have spa treatment suites and masseuses, there is something for parents and gown-ups, too.

Your safari begins in Kenya’s capital Nairobi but not in a city hotel. Instead, you spend your first night in Africa looking out for buffalo, lion and even rhino from the viewing deck of Ololo Lodge, set on the edge of Nairobi National Park and a ‘real-deal’ way to start the trip. The focus then moves north to the Samburu National Reserve, your chance to see the diverse wildlife of Kenya’s drier savannahs, including several animals absent from the Masai Mara National Reserve, the third chapter to this wildlife-intensive safari. The Masai Mara is, of course, most famous for the annual and seasonal Wildebeest Migration.  Your accommodation – Mara Intrepids Camp – is well positioned for dramatic river crossings when the wildebeest herds arrive from the neighbouring Serengeti and is an amazing game-viewing destination at any time of year.

Well-paced with plenty of time at each major safari destination, this tour is perfect for families looking for a comfortable and activity-filled holiday with all the smaller details to suit each age. It combines easily with a beach holiday on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast too – the ideal way to reward your family after all those early mornings on safari.


  • Well-paced, balanced itinerary in three major Kenyan reserves
  • Fly between destinations – no long drives!
  • Family-friendly accommodation
  • Great wildlife viewing throughout
  • Age-appropriate children’s activity clubs
  • Wi-Fi Internet access, swimming pools and spa treatments all available
  • Interactive learning and cultural experiences along the way

Your safari begins at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you are met and transferred the short distance to Ololo Lodge. Ololo has the perfect location to begin your family adventure: lying on the edge of the Nairobi National Park, it not only has views of the wildlife in the park but you also have time for an afternoon game drive to see the animals a little closer up. There are buffalo, giraffe and zebra in the park as well as rhino and lion, and an amazing wealth of birdlife. Back at camp you and your family have a 3-bedroom suite with two bathrooms and Wi-Fi in each room.


  • Conservation fee
  • Internal flights
  • One Rhino Tracking Experience fee, sundowner & picnic excursions,guided bush walks, shared game drives in 4×4 vehicles
  • Transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport for flight to Sambaru and Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Depature day.
  • one complimentary Back & Neck massage (30mins.) per room per stay at our Wellbeing Spaces.


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature