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Kenya is a great destination for first time safari goers, with excellent game viewing and a huge diversity of scenery and activities that makes it a wonderful place for families.

Direct flights from the UK and only a couple of hours time difference help to make Kenya accessible for children from around six years old and up.

There are a number of camps and lodges on safari that welcome children and have guides who will spend time showing them the 'Little Five' (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), teaching them about Maasai culture and how to track animals.

The Kenyan coast and surrounding islands also have a number of hotels good for children from which they can explore local ruins, try out their bargaining skills at the markets or have a go at some water sports.

Family-friendly accommodation in Kenya

Family-friendly activities in Kenya

Sailing Dhow, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

Dhow Cruising

Local dhows are great for trips around Lamu Island. On this excursion you will have the opportunity to fish and then cook your catch over a charcoal fire on the beach.

Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp, Free the Children

Experience Life in a Rural Maasai Village

ME to WE provides you with the opportunity to experience life with locals in rural Kenya, working on sustainable projects that benefit these communities in the longer term.

Hot air ballooning from Little Governors Camp in the Masai Mara

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Watch out for the giraffe hiding in the trees, antelope on the plains and roosting birds. As the sun comes up the views are superb — one of the most beautiful sights in Africa.

Start planning your family safari to Kenya

Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions for how you could enjoy some of the same experiences as our specialists. They’re just for inspiration, because your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

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