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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
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. 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.
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. 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.
Best Time To Go
June to March
Want to see the Great Migration? Head to Kenya over the summer holidays for your best chance. A Kenyan safari is also great over Christmas and the New Year, a unique way to spend the holidays!
Ideal Length
From 7-10 days
Keep everyone entertained by spending three to four nights in each location and build your trip to maximise the time you have available.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 8
Days 8 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 8
Days 8 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s quintessential safari destination. Dramatic landscapes – think rocky outcrops, sprawling savannahs, the crocodile-filled Mara River – host vast numbers of wildlife year-round, including over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle during the annual Great Migration.

  • Inspiring, acacia tree-studded landscapes.

  • Enormous variety of birds and mammals.

  • See thousands of wildebeest during the Great Migration between June and September.

  • Thriving lion, cheetah and leopard populations.

  • Private conservancies offer an exceptional safari experience and conservation education.

  • Easy to reach and connect with other safari areas in Kenya and Tanzania.
Days 4 - 8
Laikipia
Located between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley, Laikipia is home to more than half of Kenya’s black rhinos. The area is an exciting success story of humans and wildlife thriving side by side.

  • See conservation in action as lodges partner with tribal communities.

  • Exclusive, small-scale lodges offering a variety of safari activities.

  • Choose from open vehicles, quad bikes, walking, horse or even camel riding safaris.

  • Home to rare species including rhino and wild dogs.

  • Mountainous landscape of rivers, hills and bush.

  • Cultural experiences with local residents.
Days 8 - 12
Kenyan Coast
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean beckon. What better way to conclude your Kenyan safari than among the sandy beaches and mangrove-lined creeks of the coast, watching traditional dhows set sail at sunset.

  • Incredible beachfront resorts.

  • Pleasant water temperature in the Indian Ocean.

  • Water activities including swimming, snorkelling and diving.

  • Variety of wellness and spa treatments.

  • Sunset cruises in traditional dhows.

  • Whale and dolphin watching.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Masai Mara, Kenya
Great for older families
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
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Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Laikipia, Kenya
Great for older families
Saruni Samburi sits in a private conservancy and offers beautiful, uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The vastness and purity of this African landscape combined with the untouched local culture makes for a genuinely different experience.
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Hero Image View Of Lodge Lewa Wilderness Lewa
Hero Image View Of Lodge Lewa Wilderness Lewa
Masai Mara, Kenya
Great for young families
Lewa Wilderness is one of the oldest safari ventures in Kenya, and the property and experience have been passed down through generations of the Craig family. For over 100 years, the Craigs have helped to protect the country’s landscapes and wildlife and to share them with fortunate guests.
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Hero Image Carissa House Ol Lentille Laikipia
Hero Image Carissa House Ol Lentille Laikipia
Laikipia, Kenya
Great for young families
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a magnificent private collection of fully-serviced private houses perched on a wooded rocky kopje in the heart of a private conservation area.
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Hero Image Cottage Veranda Kinondo Kwetu Kenyan Coast
Hero Image Cottage Veranda Kinondo Kwetu Kenyan Coast
Diani Beach, Kenya
Great for young families
Privately owned and run by Swedish couple Filip and Ida Andersson, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’. With room for no more than 38 guests amongst the manicured lawns, lush vegetation and winding pathways you will always find your own private spot for relaxation. With no hotels or other properties in close proximity, the hotel is perfect for a few days of peaceful relaxation, or as a ‘wind-down’ after an exciting few days on safari.
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Baraza Bar Terrace Baraza Zanzibar Island
Baraza Bar Terrace Baraza Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Great for older families
Baraza Resort and Spa is a stunning beachside property on the island of Zanzibar. The eclectic mix of Arabic, Indian, and Swahili influences gives this resort a truly luxurious feel.
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Hero Image Villa Exterior Alfajiri Villas Kenyan Coast
Hero Image Villa Exterior Alfajiri Villas Kenyan Coast
Diani Beach, Kenya
Great for multi-generational families
The award-winning Alfajiri Villas is an incredibly luxurious Italian-owned property which nevertheless still has a strong African flair. It’s no wonder that Conde Nast and Harper’s Bazaar have got excited about this property: it really is one of the finest places to relax on the African coast. Each villa has its own distinctive character and style, and you can walk straight out to enjoy the beach.
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Elephant Family In Sunset Kenya
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Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £10,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
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Truly Exceptional
Sarah
USA
"We had a truly exceptional experience planning a family vacation to Kenya and Zanzibar. Ross Cambray was responsive, knowledgeable, flexible, and very understanding of the needs of a family with three kids."
A Kenya safari as unique as the family it’s for
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Cheetah Family In Masai Mara Istock 167768212 By Gp232
Cheetah Family In Masai Mara Istock 167768212 By Gp232
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.

  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.


  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

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