The Kenya Family Safari by Ker & Downey is an all-ages luxury adventure, featuring full-catered accommodations and the flexibility of personalized schedules on an exclusive 10-night itinerary.
Kenya Family Safari with Ker & Downey
Suggested journey at a glance: 11 days/10 nights including Nairobi, Laikipia, the Samburu National Reserve, and the Masai Mara.
This suggested itinerary is just one way to see Kenya on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted family trip.
Your Kenya family safari begins at Nairobi’s unforgettable Giraffe Manor, where children of all ages will delight in the daily visits of giraffes as they pop their heads in the windows to join you at breakfast.
After an evening with the giraffes, you will transfer to the Laikipia equatorial region, one of the last refuges for the rare black and white rhinos. There is an enormous amount of wildlife and game throughout the Ewaso Nyiro River ecosystem, and you will get to experience it all from your interactive and eco-friendly accommodations at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. This exclusive tented camp is owned and managed by Alex Hunter, who is especially passionate about opening up the safari world to young and inquiring minds. Spend two days setting out on game drives, bush walks, and behind-the-scenes tours with Alex and his experienced guides through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This safari realm is a Big Five playground and sanctuary where endangered species like the Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, cheetah, chimpanzee, and rhino are protected around the clock.
Continue on to your next Kenya family safari destination, where your family cottage awaits at Saruni Samburu, a stylish and intimate safari lodge within a 240,000-acre private wildlife conservancy just north of Samburu National Reserve. From your eco-chic, open-air cottage at the top of the Kalama Mountains, you will have spectacular views of northern Kenya and the multiple wildlife magnet waterholes below. This is a quiet luxury family safari experience off the beaten path, where game activities, village visits, and excursions to painted caves are all on the agenda.
The final stop on your Kenya family safari is within the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most famous and game rich areas. Mara House will act as your private bush home during your stay, allowing for a fully-catered stay with a customizable and relaxing schedule for soaking in the wildlife just outside the front door. Don’t be surprised if breakfast is an entire family affair, with generations of zebra, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, and warthog congregating at the famous Ol Chorro waterhole nearby.
Venturing beyond the house, day and night game drives are led by private guides whose contagious passion for the region is sure to rub off on any guest, young or old. Your children’s sense of wonder and imagination is sure to be ignited as they learn bush-wise facts, traditional games, local folklore tales, and incredible stories of life in the bush… memories that will stay with them as they fall asleep to the sound of the Mara’s animals walking by in the night.
Ready to go on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Kenya? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Kenya at the Ker & Downey Difference.