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. 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.
Next, 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. Furthermore, you will experience it all from your interactive and eco-friendly accommodations at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. Owned and managed by Alex Hunter, who has made it his passion to expose young minds to the safari world. Spend two days 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 a sanctuary. Therefore, 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. The wonder of northern Kenya and the multiple wildlife magnet waterholes below become a daily view. This is a quiet luxury family safari experience off the beaten path. But, also a place where game activities, village visits, and excursions to painted caves are all on the agenda.
The final stop 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 a family affair for the animals too. This is because generations of zebra, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, and warthog congregate at the famous Ol Chorro waterhole nearby.
Venturing beyond the house, day and night game drives are led by private guides. Their contagious passion for the region easily rubs off on any guest, young or old. Your children’s sense of wonder ignites as they learn bush-wise facts, traditional games, and incredible stories of life in the bush. Memories made that will stay with them as they fall asleep to the night sounds of the Mara’s animals.
Ready to go on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Kenya? Contact a Ker & Downey destination specialist to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Kenya at the Ker & Downey Difference.