A family African safari can be lots of fun, and is perfectly safe. Aside from spending quality time with your loved ones under a wide blue African sky, a family safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including memorable wildlife sightings, unique cultural experiences, and the opportunity to learn more about nature.

However, although an African Safari is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children all about nature, children should be at least 6 years old to truly leave an impression.

Children under 6 years often find the long game drives boring after a while and could spoil the experience for everyone else in the vehicle. What’s more the heat and the dusty game drives may make your baby feel very uncomfortable. Therefore, if you are traveling with young children it’s best to opt for a tailor-made African family safari.

Why Consider Tailor-made African Family Safaris?

For the Privacy- Tailoring your own African family safari gives you the advantage of requesting a private vehicle for your family. No strangers, no compromises.

For the Flexibility– Tailor-made family safaris can include everything! From horseback riding amidst giraffes and relaxing picnics under acacia trees to leisurely game drives; you get to craft your experience.

For the Service- Every tailor-made African safari includes the service of an expert safari guide from beginning to end. The guide will advise you on camps and locations that truly engage families.

Tailor-made African Family safaris give a glimpse of a side of the world that your kids only read about in school books.  This can help spark their interest and truly leave a lasting impression.

This blog post has details on what you need to know when planning an African family safari

10 Days
Age 3+
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 7:30 AM for a departure at 8:00 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    5 Star Accommodation
    Full Board
    Personal Driver Guide
    Private Transport
  • Not Included

    Stylishly unique camps and lodges

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearing immigration and customs proceed to the arrival hall where you will be met and greeted by our locally appointed airport representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Nairobi - Mount Kenya

After breakfast, depart to central region heading Nanyuki to the elegant Mount Kenya Safari Club arriving in the early afternoon. Enjoy views of Mount Kenya on a clear day and spend your afternoon at leisure choosing to enjoy activities offered at the Club. Dinner and overnight at the club. (Lunch on own at Trout Tree –Nanyuki)

Day 3: Mount Kenya - A full day at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, choose to relax or take it easy and head to Ol Pejeta Conservancy at 1000h for a day game drive. Lunch at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. After lunch, go for another game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Ol Pejeta conservancy is home to all the big five African animals, and one of Kenya's highest densities of predators. This is in addition to plenty of other wild animals, including the unique northern Kenya species. This private wildlife reserve is also home to four of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos. All these four were translocated from a zoo in the Czech Republic in 2009, as a final attempt to pull the species back from the verge of extinction. Ol Pejeta is also home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in the country. After the game drive, you will be transferred to the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Mount Kenya - Nairobi

Whole morning at leisure. At mid-day check out and enjoy lunch at the club. Later, head back to Nairobi with drop off at your hotel in the evening.

Day 5: Nairobi - Great Rift Valley - Lake Naivasha

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and head to Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary in the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. Relax until lunchtime. The Great Rift Valley crawls almost 9000kms through the African Continent with Lake Naivasha, one of its seven lakes, being its most impressive sector. This lovely lodge located in the privately owned Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooks a waterhole with the Mau Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley in the background. After a delicious lunch, the afternoon is at leisure with time to relax around the pool; after all, Oserian is Maasai for ‘place of peace’. Or, spend your time watching many of the sanctuary’s resident game come down to drink at the waterhole. Don’t be surprised to see Grevy zebra, Oryx, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, and maybe even an elusive leopard quenching its thirst.

Day 6: A full day at Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary

A full day at Chui Lodge enjoying morning and evening game drive done by lodge shared vehicle. (Optional activities available includes (at an extra cost payable directly). A visit to Crescent Island visit - This is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, velvet, monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe. There are no fences and World where one can wander on foot amongst wild animals reached by a boat. A day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park or Hells Gate National Park and back - in our 4wd vehicle (Park entrance fees payable directly at the gate by a credit card).

Day 7: Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary - Masai Mara Reserve

After breakfast check out and head to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon acclimatising to the African wilderness and after tea, head for a game drive in search of the ‘Big Five’ that roam the vast plains. This is a collection of mammals once known for their might in being hunted down. Masai Mara is also home to the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem hosting an annual million strong migration of wildebeest and zebra in search of greener pastures. It is this phenomenon that made this ecosystem the world’s seventh new natural wonder of the world. At sunset, head back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 & 9: Two Full Days at Masai Mara Reserve

A full day in Masai Mara Reserve. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see. Today a bush breakfast is planned for ultimate Mara experience overlooking Mara River. Breakfast is a leisurely experience - afterward you can then experience another game drive on your way back to the camp - or choose to extend your game drive - the choice is yours. (Plan to leave after breakfast and embark on a full day game drive and if lucky witness migration of wildebeest in Mara River taking place. You will carry packed lunch from the camp and return to the camp in the late afternoon).

Day 10: Masai Mara Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast, check out and be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled departing Masai Mara to Nairobi at 1155h. Arrival into Nairobi Wilson airport by 1300h. You will then be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International airport to connect to your homebound flight departing with a smile and a lifetime of memories