Family Safaris in Kenya

Kenya Family Safari Holidays

The first time we took our young children on safari, we weren't sure how their attention spans would cope with the game drives and early mornings. It was a resounding success and an incredible experience for the whole family. We've used this experience and understanding to create our Kenya family safari itineraries, which are designed specifically for adventurous, active and culturally interested families.

These are not children's holidays, but adult holidays that children will enjoy. Carefully selected safari camps and well paced itineraries are essential on a family safari to ensure that you can have an indulgent rich, wilderness experience, without having to be too self conscious of noise and disturbing others. We understand every family has different needs and will be delighted to discuss the best options for yours. (The main image above is from the recently renovated andbeyond Kichwa Tembo which is an excellent option in the Mara for families).


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Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Combines one of our favourite safari camps in Africa with a barefoot beach lodge on the Kenya Coast.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $3,380 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,641 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Enjoy some of the best safari in Africa on this two centre fly-in safari in the Laikipia Wilderness and Masai Mara.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $4,943 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $852 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,886 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $852 per person economy class from London

The ultimate African adventure including an incredible walking safari, kayaking and superb game drives.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $5,123 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,203 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Wilderness experience in Northern Kenya enjoying guided walking, sleeping under the stars, fishing and swimming in the river and guided game drives in the open plains searching for Big Five.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $4,837 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,738 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

The best of Kenya for families, combining the wilderness of Laikipia North, superb safari in the Masai Mara and the beautiful Kenya Coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 13 days

Adults from $7,286 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Families from $5,914 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Excellent value introductory safari in an atmospheric small bush camp in the Masai Mara with superb big cat populations followed by relaxation on the beach in Kenya.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $2,050 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,849 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Our best value family safari in Kenya with a balance of safari, activities and culture in the Rift Valley and Masai Mara

Tailor-made Adventure 1 week

Families from $2,272 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Outstanding wildlife in prime Mara setting staying in a classic camp. Relax at an intimate beach hotel in the Seychelles.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $3,733 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,114 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,921 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,114 per person economy class from London

Atmospheric bush camp safari in the Masai Mara National Park, followed by relaxation on the beach in Zanzibar.

Tailor-made Classic 11 days

Adults from $3,268 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,048 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,718 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,048 per person economy class from London

Big Five wildlife experience in the Masai Mara followed by a unique beach escape with history and culture in Mozambique.

Tailor-made Luxury 10 days

Adults from $5,492 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,278 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Fantastic value safari and beach combination in Tsavo East and Diani Beach. Guided game drives in open 4wd vehicles and relax on the Kenyan Coast

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $1,955 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,427 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $983 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Our rating

10/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small intimate safari camp
- Superb Wilderness location
- Fly camping & Bush Walks
- Fantastic for Families

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- High end lodge in secluded location
- Spectacular wilderness views
- Deluxe suites with pools and star beds
- Horse riding, biking, game drives, hiking

Rekero Camp

Masai Mara

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional tented safari camp
- Scenic wilderness location
- Superb game viewing
- Excellent hosting and guiding

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive deluxe villa
- Prime wildlife viewing location
- Fully staffed including safari vehicle and guide
- Private day and night game drives

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate 8 tent camp
- Prime wildlife area
- Game Walks & Drives
- Beautiful location

Sala's Camp

Masai Mara

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fantastic location for wildebeest migration
- Remote corner of the Mara
- Small Tented Camp
- Excellent Guiding

Mara Plains

Masai Mara

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive Camp
- Olari Motorogi Conservancy
- Stunning views
- Excellent wildlife location

Alfajiri Villas

Kenya Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning beachfront location
- High-end property, impeccable service
- Snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing
- Dhow excursions, quad biking

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive Bush House
- Family Friendly
- Swimming Pool
- Superb Guides

Sosian

Northern Kenya

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Country house feel
- Wilderness experience
- Fantastic facilities
- Beautiful landscapes

Ol Malo

Northern Kenya

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Ranch property
- Wilderness
- Horse & Camel Riding
- Incredible Views

Ekorian's Mugie Camp

Northern Kenya

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Exclusive location
- Excellent wildlife
- Kayaking
- Small swimming pool
- Family Friendly

Elsa's Kopje

Northern Kenya

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Unusual Wildlife
- Romantic setting
- Eco-friendly
- Remote Meru NP location

Kinondo Kwetu

Kenya Coast

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tranquil, oceanfront setting
- Spacious and flexible accommodation
- Wide variety of activities

Saruni Samburu Camp

Northern Kenya

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning panoramic views
- Excellent Game viewing
- Unique, luxury lodge

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning ocean location
- Private beach
- Wide range of activities
- Flexible à la carte dining

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent wildlife
- Mara North Conservancy
- Swimming Pool
- Beautiful river-side location

Entim Camp

Masai Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great location for the Migration
- Good quality bush camp
- Located on the Mara River

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 10 Luxury Guest Tents
- Inclusive basis
- Exclusive 20,000 acre location

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Best wilderness option
- Inclusive Basis
- 6 tents
- Privately owned conservancy

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Award-winning camp
- 9 spacious tents
- Fully-Inclusive
- Tastefully furnished

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- A wilderness escape
- Comfortably furnished tents
- Eight guest tents
- Unique safari destination

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful riverside setting
- Prime wildlife viewing location
- Game drives and balloon safaris

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fabulous beach location
- Spacious accommodation
- Wide range of activities
- Game safaris

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Characterful beachfront accommodation
- Swimming pool and tropical gardens
- Coral cave on site
-African Territories Portfolio

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Well appointed accommodation
- Spacious gardens and swimming pool
- Nearby visitor attractions

Sabuk

Northern Kenya

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Distinctive, elevated location
- Camel safaris and fly-camping
- Fishing, horse riding, bird watching
- Day & night game drives, bush walks

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- High-end ocean setting
- Fishing, whale watching, diving, kite surfing
- Tennis, gym, spa

Offbeat Mara

Masai Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Secluded, remote location
- Mara North Conservancy
- Authentic bush camp feel
- Vehicle & balloon safaris, cultural visits

Offbeat Meru

Northern Kenya

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Next to Meru National Park
- Off the beaten track
- Exceptional birding
- Traditional tented camp

Kichwa Tembo

Masai Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Mid-sized Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Great service
- Family friendly

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Prime riverside location
- Superb wildlife viewing
- Game drives and balloon safaris

El Karama

Northern Kenya

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Swimming Pool
- Reasonable Value
- Beautiful Landscape
- Family Ranch

Full Moon Houses

Kenya Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Private Houses
- Fantastic Location
- Swahili architecture
- Shela Village

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded Masai Mara location
- Luxury safari camp
- Elewana Portfolio

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family run boutique hotel
- Indoor & outdoor pools
- Spa & fitness centre
- Peaceful city location

Governors Camp

Masai Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Prime Mara location
- Family friendly
- Fantastic wildlife

Funzi Keys

Kenya Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Remote island setting
- Beautiful beach
- Diving, Snorkelling & sailing
- Family friendly

Speke's Camp

Masai Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional small safari camp
- Very atmospheric
- Great location
- Best value in the Mara

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Free roaming giraffes
- Beautiful surroundings
- Colonial manor
- Fantastic for families

Loldia House

Rift Valley

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful setting
- Working ranch
- Original colonial farmhouse
- Views over Lake Naivasha

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Temporary adventure camps
- Beautiful locations
- Camel Supported Walking Safaris

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Spectacular ocean setting
- Spacious, comfortable accommodation
- Variety of activities

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 492 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

  • Speke's camp was absolutely ideal - small and personal, with great hosts. We'd definitely recommend the "tented safari" experience to others. The kid's didn't miss having a pool (too interested in Safari). Speke's camp give you your own landrover and driver/guide, which gave us great flexibility (much better I suspect than what is offered by some of the larger camps). Our guide was brilliant. See below for the review we just posted on rip Advisor.

    I think the only negative of the trip was getting through Nairobi airport (multiple security checks, and they ask you to "board" two hours in advance, which in fact means going into crowded transit lounge with no facilities), but there's not anything anyone can do about that

    It's also worth saying that Peponi really is a unique experience. It's a proper East African institution, with all the locals dropping into the bar. It's the perfect antidote to anyone wanting to get away from the soulless all inclusive resorts which could be absolutely anywhere in the world (which seem to be a bit of a feature of Zanzibar). Lamu is still amazingly undeveloped.

    We stayed at Speke's camp for 4 nights in August 2018 - a family of two adults and two children. For us it was the perfect location to experience the Mara. The camp is only a short drive outside the main Mara reserve and is in an amazingly picturesque location, set by a small river in the shade of trees. Wildlife roams near (and sometimes through!) the camp. You get to feel very close to nature when you have a buffalo rooting up grass just outside your tent in the middle of the night!

    The camp itself is small and has a very personal feel to it. There are only eight or so guest tents, so you get to meet everyone passing through. One of the great pleasures was getting to chat to other guests over the evening meal or round the camp fire, swapping stories of the day's sightings. If you do want a little more privacy, then it's absolutely fine to eat in your own group.

    Whilst you do sleep and eat under canvas, it is an extremely civilised experience: the beds are comfy (with hot water bottles provided to ward off the chill of the evenings); there are bucket showers which sound much more primitive than they really are; the communal area is very elegantly laid out; tea is brought to the tent before setting out on early morning game drives, and the food was fantastic.

    What really makes the experience however are the wonderful hosts. Both Adrian and Veronique made a real effort to get to know us and ensure we were well looked after; and it's certainly worth picking Adrian's brains on the history of the region (it's not called Speke's camp for nothing)

    The final word must go to our wonderful guide/driver Ambrose and our Masai spotter Marco. It was a real privilege to have our own land-rover and to be shown the reserve by such knowledgeable and charming individuals. Ambrose is a proper naturalist, can identify a lilac breasted roller at 200 yards, and knows where to see the best wildlife without simply following other trucks. On our final afternoon, with 30 minutes before we had to leave the Mara Triangle, we had seen every animal and bird that was on our wish list (including a live Cheetah kill), but had not seen a rhino. Marco saw a speck on the horizon, Ambrose drove like the clappers and as a parting gift we were able to see this most elusive animal up close. Notwithstanding all the awe-inspiring nature, I think my wife's personal highlight was driving the land rover back to amp along the dirt track through herds of zebra and ambling giraffe. A truly amazing experience all round.

    MissingJonathan Ibbott reviewing Laikipia & Masai Mara Safari on 24 August 2018

  • Everything was exceptionally well arranged and the whole trip, from checking in on line and printing out the outward journey boarding cards from home, until return to Heathrow, was completely seamless.

    Although arriving slightly earlier than scheduled, we didn't have to wait before being collected at Nairobi by Elijah, our guide and Samuel the driver. On being told that we had hardly slept at all on the outward journey, they took us to a small B&B place they use (sorry, I've forgotten the name of the place) and we were able to rest/sleep for some 3 hours before setting off on our adventure. This was very much appreciated by us as that first day was full on after that.

    They looked after us really well and both were very knowledgeable and good company and were flexible to our needs, with nothing being too much trouble for them.

    The accommodation you picked for us was spot on. We were particularly taken with Sunbird Lodge (I could have spent the whole week there if it were not for being on the move due to the nature of the trip), which was quite informal and extremely friendly. We then moved on to the Maji Moto Eco Camp, where again everything was fine. Having stayed in similar places before, at my age now, the one night suited well and I was surprised when Dan was so taken with the place that he would have liked to stay another night! I think the camp fire might have had something to do with it. The visit to the school was also well worth it from Dan's perspective.

    On then to Ilkeliani and I concur with what you say about it being so well priced for what it offers, that it is a good recommendation. This was slightly more formal at mealtimes than Sunbird Lodge but nevertheless, the staff were equally friendly. As adults, both my husband and myself enjoyed the food although the feedback I provided on their customer satisfaction questionnaire was that perhaps the evening meals could possibly have slight variations for children. We didn't see any signs of the suspended footbridge and as we didn't ask about it, I don't know whether it's still there or not.

    I have to say that the beds in both Sunbird and Ilkeliani were very, very, comfortable.

    The Mayfair Southern Sun was again a good choice although I think the room we had was perhaps a standard twin room. There were two what I call "three quarters" sized beds, i.e. larger than a single but not quite a double bed size, which meant it was a bit of a squeeze for 2 persons in one bed.

    Both the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary were ideal additions to the itinerary. We had a 10 year old who was reluctant to leave Kenya!

    MissingMartha Ann Eileen Curry reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 14 May 2018

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Kenya is one of our favourite destinations for family safaris. The mad rush of the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is unlike anything else on Earth and the Laikipia Wilderness is the perfect family wilderness playground, an opportunity to experience the bush, rather than just observe it. And after all that safari, the Kenyan Coast is in easy reach from for end of holiday R&R.

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