There’s nothing like a family safari to create fun moments for the family… especially the kids. You and your children will be talking about the time you saw a cheetah race by on the plains or you spotted an elusive leopard perched on a tree branch above.
Or an elephant family purposefully marching their way to a nearby watering hole, with an eye on their young who are stumbling to keep up with their mama.
No question about it, a family safari is an opportunity for everyone to not just appreciate the natural world but to appreciate our family with whom we share this precious time.
To make the most of your safari, we offer a variety of activities to keep the youngsters happy and engaged.
All children love baby animals, especially the baby children! Your youngest ones and the whole family will love seeing the orphaned baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Trust in Nairobi. Nothing is quite as delightful as feeding time when the small fry elephants drink from their giant baby bottles, followed by a frolic in the mud.
Now you may have heard of the Great Migration, but did you know that a very special time in this migrating cycle is the birthing season in the Serengeti? Up to 8,000 newborn wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, are born on the lush fields of the Ndutu region. Imagine the sight of these animal newborns stretching out to the horizon.
We can also arrange lots of activities for your school-aged children while staying at our partner lodges. Kids’ Clubs offer fun moments like bow and arrow making, and going on guided safari walks, tracking for wildlife.
Their Devices… vs. The Real World
Yes, even jaded teens will look up from their screens at the sight of a lion or leopard on the prowl. They might even become a Tik-Tok star catching the intense action of a hunt in progress.
And we offer other fulfilling activities for your teen like participating in conservation programs in local communities. There will be opportunities to meet kids their own age and work on wildlife and reforestation projects.
The Masai Mara – A Family-Friendly Park
Sure, everyone loves the rolling hills and abundance of big cats, plus the other 95 mammals at this world-famous park. But the Masai Mara provides families with plenty of other memorable activities… some even life-changing.
Picture rising with the sun on an early morning hot air balloon safari over the park, viewing the long trains of wildebeests and the winding rivers below. Simply unforgettable – your kids will be talking about this adventure for years to come.
A visit to a Maasai village will be especially exciting for the youngest. The Maasai people adore children and are happy to show them their community, their homes and invite them to join one of their traditional dances.
There’s so much to do, see, learn, and experience on an African safari it’s sure to make memories your family will share far into the future. Talk to your kids about what their expectations are and the many sights they will see.
Then, get ready for a family-changing adventure.