Not all holiday destinations or getaways are good for a family safari. This ranges from accommodation all the way to what you want to see and maybe proximity. There are many places out of Nairobi for a perfect family safari in Kenya.
Have a look at some of them
1. Mara Bush Houses
You have an option to choose from Topi House, Mara House and Acacia House all within the Mara. They all offer excellent family safaris from the accommodation, guiding, personal attention and service focused on creating the best safari experience for your family.
You also get to get your own vehicle and guide but you need to speak to an agent first for vehicle options for your family. Their rates are $310 – $861 per person, per night with rates including full board accommodation, all drinks (except premium), laundry, 1 vehicle and guide per house, airstrip transfers, game drives on the Mara North Conservancy and Lemek Conservancy (or to the Mara Game Reserve – entrance fees extra), conservancy bed night fee, sundowners/bush breakfasts, visits to local school, village and trading centre (village visit US$20 per person) night game drives, guided walks, participating in local community projects.
2. Ol Pejeta, Nanyuki
Just a short drive from Nanyuki, this private conservancy is the best upcountry and out of the town break for families who want nothing but a secluded and serene location to unwind. There are many properties within to accommodate each guest and you get to choose which suits you most. Ol Pejeta is home to nine tented camps, lodges and homestays, each with a unique experience to offer visitors. There is something for every taste and every budget on the Conservancy. Check their rates here
3. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Mara
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is a popular safari lodge within the Mara. It is situated on the spur of the Oloololo escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, and it boasts spectacular views of the mighty Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp has 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents and 8 Superior View tents, some with views over the bush and others set out in the grounds. The Superior tents are in the grounds with partial sprawling Masai Mara views while the Superior View Tents have uninterrupted exceptional views of the Masai Mara.
4. Sanctuary Farm, Naivasha
Sanctuary Farm is a unique paradise with abundance in wildlife habituated to people where one can walk or ride at close proximity to herds of wildebeest, impala, zebras and giraffes. This is a perfect place for climbing Mt Longonot, rock climbing & gorge walking in Hell’s Gate, game viewing in Nakuru Park. There is also horse riding, cycling, boat riding and bird watching which your family can enjoy.
Rates for a child sharing with his/her parents are from Ksh 6,600 -Ksh 16,500
5. Basecamp Maasai Mara
Situated along the Talek river in a tropical forest, Basecamp Masai Mara is as much a home as it is a travel destination. It offers seventeen Double Riverside Tents, all built along the banks of the Talek River, the natural border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The dense riverbed foliage allows for maximum privacy and comfort, without compromising the view of the Masai Mara National Reserve. For a family safari, a riverside family tent will be best for you for $280.