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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya

Kenya Family Safaris

Kenya is the “original” safari country.
Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.

We take you away from the crowds onto exclusive reserves where your family can experience the best of Africa in privacy and stay in amazing accommodation. You have the “quantity” of the great herds yet with Journeysmiths you also have an experience of unrivalled quality. In the long summer holiday months over a million animals join the Great Migration across the Masai Mara. Amboseli, beneath snow- capped Kilimanjaro, rift valley lakes and the ancient volcanic hills of Samburu are magical settings.

Kenya is one of the few countries where you can meet tribal people in a natural way. Learn bushcraft from a Maasai warrior, walk across the rift valley with the Samburu and their camels and learn about their way of life. New private reserves are opening all the time as safari lodges and tribes collaborate to conserve rhinoceros and endangered species. See this work in action while encountering big cats, giraffe and all kinds of animals in the company of the finest guides.
Why Choose Kenya for Your Family Safari?
Choosing the right country is the starting point in creating the perfect luxury safari for your family. You’ll want to know about the seasons, wildlife and how you will travel in-country. On safari in Kenya, you can expect exciting game viewing, a range of activities, privacy and the chance to engage with local cultures.Choosing the right country is the starting point in creating the perfect luxury safari for your family. You’ll want to know about the seasons, wildlife and how you will travel in-country. On safari in Kenya, you can expect exciting game viewing, a range of activities, privacy and the chance to engage with local cultures.
A Kenya safari as unique as the family it’s for
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Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support

    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.

  • Knowledge, Experience & Passion

    Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.


  • Flexibility
    We appreciate that like our trips, each client is unique, so our journeys are tailor-made to you, with a focus on flexibility.

  • Financial Security
    We are fully bonded and licenced under the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL scheme and maintain a Total Payment Protection Policy.

Family Kenya - Top 10 Experiences
It's been a tough job because there are so many to choose from. But, we’ve finally chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya. In no particular order:It's been a tough job because there are so many to choose from. But, we’ve finally chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya. In no particular order:
What is the Best Time to Go on a Kenya Safari
As with many good questions, there is a short answer and a longer one. The short answer is that the main rains in Kenya arrive in early April and usually peter out in early June. Some safari lodges close then, using that time to refurbish and take a break. Kenya also sees “short rains” fall in November, though this is still a great time to visit.As with many good questions, there is a short answer and a longer one. The short answer is that the main rains in Kenya arrive in early April and usually peter out in early June. Some safari lodges close then, using that time to refurbish and take a break. Kenya also sees “short rains” fall in November, though this is still a great time to visit.
Which Areas of Kenya Should You Visit?
Getting the right combination of locations and choosing the most appropriate lodges within them requires experience. It also requires a good perception of your priorities and interests, your preferred comfort level and the ages of your children. A family safari is a big, maybe a once in a lifetime holiday, so it’s vital to get it right! This is why we take time to listen to you and design every trip uniquely.Getting the right combination of locations and choosing the most appropriate lodges within them requires experience. It also requires a good perception of your priorities and interests, your preferred comfort level and the ages of your children. A family safari is a big, maybe a once in a lifetime holiday, so it’s vital to get it right! This is why we take time to listen to you and design every trip uniquely.
Wildebeest Migration Istock 683267076 Credit Mantaphoto
Wildebeest Migration Istock 683267076 Credit Mantaphoto
Masai Mara
The vast rolling plains of the Masai Mara guarantee a spectacular safari experience, particularly on the private conservancies surrounding the national reserve where you can expect greater flexibility and privacy for your game viewing. The Big Five can be found here in abundance, including the majestic black rhino whose numbers once dramatically decreasing are now steadily on the increase.
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Male Lion In Amboseli Istock 1403950286
Male Lion In Amboseli Istock 1403950286
Amboseli
Situated in the southwest of Kenya the Amboseli National Park is the second most visited national park in Kenya. With its views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and long dry months of superb wildlife watching when great herds of elephant are drawn to the swamps and remaining waterholes, Amboseli is one of Africa’s most spectacular national parks.
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Dramatic Scenery In Laikipia Istock 513895278
Dramatic Scenery In Laikipia Istock 513895278
Laikipia
Once almost entirely a livestock region, Laikipia is now one of the most successful and progressive conservation areas in Kenya, offering visitors a personalised, adventurous and luxurious safari experience. A patchwork quilt of private reserves as a visitor to Laikipia you are welcomed into exquisite owner run properties nestled at the heart of wildlife rich lands.
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Lewa Scenery Ss
Lewa Scenery Ss
Lewa Conservancy
The Lewa Conservancy is Big Five territory. But it’s not just a place to tick animals off your safari bucket list. This undulating conservancy covers 93,000 acres on which sits a collection of superb safari camps and lodges. Part of the Northern Rangelands Trust a stay on Lewa provides a fascinating insight into the life of a modern conservancy, working to preserve wildlife and natural habitats while also supporting local communities.
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The View Of Samburuland From The Lodge Saruni Samburu
The View Of Samburuland From The Lodge Saruni Samburu
Samburu
Without water there can be no life. The animals and birds of Samburu know this only too well, so they concentrate on the fertile strips of land either side of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The elephant here are plentiful, and so too are Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Heading out in the early morning when the animals come down to the water's edge to drink, you can get remarkably close.
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Giraffe In Meru Ss By Rich Carey
Giraffe In Meru Ss By Rich Carey
Meru National Park
The Meru National Park is filled with wooded grasslands, lush swamps, and bushland inhabited by elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, black rhino, and many more. It’s a real wilderness and you’ll get the most out of it if you combine your game drives with a couple of nights of fly camping, waking up each morning in some of the most unspoilt and little visited, rugged and remote areas of the country.
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Kenya Coast Istock 157696633
Kenya Coast Istock 157696633
Kenyan Coast
The Kenyan coastline is dominated by the fringing coral reef which follows the coast for most of its length and has created a broad sheltered lagoon. There are caves, the remains of ancient coral reefs once submerged by the ocean, as well as beaches of powdery fine sand and sea that is safe and blissfully warm. And just inland from the coast are tropical forests, rich in birds, plants, insects, and small mammals.
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Elephant Family In Sunset Kenya
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Private Journeys Unique to You
We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.
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Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Trip Idea
The Great Migration
An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
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Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Kenya Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Kenya
From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.
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Wildebeest Migration Istock 1021615288 Credit 1001Slide
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Top 10 Kenya Activities
We will ensure you can enjoy the best of Africa in the exclusivity of Kenya’s private conservancies where walking, riding and other expertly guided activities enable the richest safari experience.
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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Kenya Family Safaris
Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.
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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Top 10 Family Activities in Kenya
What To Do In Kenya With Children? We’ve chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya.
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Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
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Under-the-radar in Northern Kenya
Chloe’s trip took her off well-trodden paths and into the remote corners of Northern Kenya. Staying in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and Laikipia, the trip’s slow pace allows time to forge deep connections with the remote, wild landscapes and its people.
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Journeysmtihs and the Kenya Tourism Board
We believe in the importance of sharing our passion for wildlife, wild places with the next generation. By introducing children to the wonders of nature and different cultures, we inspire them to develop an appreciation for the natural world and a sense of responsibility for its protection.

As a company, we are dedicated to providing the best possible experiences for families to discover Kenya's wildlife, learn about its rich cultural heritage, and make lasting memories.

Through our partnership with the Kenyan Tourism Board, we hope to ignite a lifelong love for travel and conservation in families around the world.
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