For younger children we can select safari lodges which have two bedroom accommodation in villa style – you can have your own pool, dining and private guide if you like. Some, like the private house at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp are simply magnificent. Having your own private vehicle and guide means that the schedule, how long you stay out and what you do will be entirely flexible to suit you. Your children can build a friendly rapport with your guide who will construct some unforgettable mini safari adventures for you all. You’ll see the Big Five – then try finding the “Little Five”.
For an older family the sky’s the limit – literally! Hot air balloons or a ride above the rift valley in a scarlet biplane can set the scene. After that a walk on the wild side might bring you as close as you’d want to get to an armour-plated rhinoceros as she tosses her head around trying to pick up your scent. Later, it could be time for some serious conversation about conservation and the real-life issues thrown up by a growing farming population living side by side with wild animals.
Kenya has the ingredients for the best holiday your family will ever take – a bold claim, but one borne out time and again by those who have entrusted us to arrange their family safari.