This holiday takes in two of Kenya’s most spectacular areas, offering families the chance to view animals, including the Big Five, in their natural environment and visit an elephant orphanage and traditional tribal villages. Masai Mara, famous for ‘Big Cat Diary’ and Disney’s ‘African Cats’, has multiple family-friendly camps, lodges and superb game viewing options. Less well-known Laikipia is home to numerous successful conservation projects, including black rhinos and elephants. A memorable shared family experience.

Kenya for Families

  • Visit an elephant orphanage in Nairobi
  • Understand the traditional tribal villages of Kenya
  • Experience amazing wildlife in the vast Masai Mara

Nairobi 2 nights | Laikipia 2 nights | Masai Mara 3 nights

Example itinerary

Days 1 and 2: London to Nairobi

Fly overnight from London to Nairobi.

Days 2 to 3: Nairobi – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nairobi is the perfect place to start your trip. You will spend two nights here with plenty to see and do, which is suitable for the whole family, from exploring the history and culture to visiting an elephant orphanage and The Giraffe Centre.

Day 4: Nairobi to Laikipia

Today, you will be transferred to Laikipia.

Days 4 and 5: Laikipia – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Spend two days in Laikipia. Set against the backdrop of Mount Kenya, this area is home to a number of wildlife conservancies. Families are welcome with game drives, bush walks and horseback safaris designed to suit many different ages. Laikipia’s vast plains are home to a number of Kenya’s endangered species, including black rhinos and wild dogs, as well as many more common species and over two thousand elephants.

Day 6: Laikipia to Masai Mara

Today you head to the Masai Mara.

Days 6 to 8: Masai Mara – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your last three days are spent in Masai Mara, taking part in game drives in search of the large number of animals that live in or pass through the Masai Mara, including the Big Five. Game drives and activities are tailored to families’ interests and ages. Masai tribesmen delight in sharing the secrets of animal tracking and their very different way of life, which you also see for yourself by visiting a local village or school. Even with so much to do, there will be time for a dip in the pool, stargazing, and memorable meals under the stars.

Day 9: Masai Mara to Nairobi to London

The end of your family adventure with a flight to London via Nairobi.

Day 10: London

Arrive back in London.

Indicative Holiday Prices

All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale.

As a guide, this 10-day suggested holiday will cost from £3,333 per person (Superior) and £4,255 (Luxury), including international flights from the UK, based on two sharing.