An open vehicle may be the best means of seeing the most wildlife, but we know many more ways you can get out and enjoy the wilds of Africa! The National Parks usually allow safaris by vehicle only, but on private reserves a whole range of other activities are possible – and there’s far greater privacy. Horseback, quad bike, mountain bike, walking, fishing, camels, sleep outs – you name it and we will know somewhere your family can enjoy adventures of a lifetime in Kenya.
There’s a saying that if a safari from a vehicle is like watching a film, a walking safari is like going behind the film set. You’re certainly more alert, and somehow the sounds, aromas, the feel of the track under foot, bring your surroundings to life. Your guide will enthral you as he uncovers all kinds of fascinating little creatures, plants, trees and explains how it all works in harmony.
We might arrange a day with a group of Samburu warriors and their camels chatting about this and that as you wander slowly through majestic scenery. Not a minibus in sight! Warriors are great fun for younger children too as they teach them the art of making a bow and arrow, how to throw a spear, and which plants are good for curing a headache and which for cleaning your teeth.
Horseback riders will relish the thought of cantering alongside a journey of giraffe on a sure-footed thoroughbred, crossing a river and heading up into the rift valley escarpments with the breeze in your hair and total freedom! We know outstanding lodges where you could easily spend four or even five days exploring, getting acquainted with the land, its wildlife and people. Then, before you move on, try a sleepout under the stars! There is nothing quite like it in all the world.