Several of Kenya’s best lodges are extremely family-friendly and offer fantastic game viewing, a wide range of activities and special family accommodation where you won’t disturb the honeymooning couples or scare all the wildlife away.


A family safari in Kenya offers a range of activities from game drives (by day and night) featuring the cast from The Lion King to bush breakfasts and visits to local villages that will open children's eyes to a different way of life where tribal people still lead simple, traditional lives without a PlayStation.

Depending on the accommodation, children can enjoy special activities with Samburu and Maasai guides, learning about the uses of plants, how to identify animal tracks and so on.

A Kenya family safari holiday is easily combinable with a beach holiday on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast, and you should make time at the beginning or end of the trip for a visit to see the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi.

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Pride Rock, as featured in Disney's The Lion King, is based on a prominent rock at Borana in Loisaba, Kenya.

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Where to go

Bracelets, Kenya


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What to do

Laikipia Camels, Kenya

Laikipia Camel Safaris

A camel safari is the ideal way to travel through the wilds of Northern Kenya, escaping the constraints of a vehicle (cars can't get here anyway), and where the camel train is the only traffic for miles around you.

Where to stay

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Situated right on the Northern Edge of the Masai Mara reserve, this eight-tented bush camp is situated in one of the prime wildlife areas.

Sabuk Lodge

Sabuk Lodge

Sabuk sleeps a maximum of twelve guests in thatched rondavels (circular cottages) dotted along the cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Il Pinguan

Il Pinguan

Recently featured in Tatler, The Field and Vanity Fair, Kamogi is a low key and laidback private ranch which is the perfect place for families & friends. Ideal for summer, half terms, Christmas & Easter holidays.

Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy

A 60,000-acre private game ranch where the farm management and local Laikipia Maasai & Samburu communities work in harmony to preserve the environment and wildlife including Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.



A privately-owned game ranch that offers seven double-bedded cottages with en-suite bathrooms set in tropical garden.

Elsa's Kopje

Elsa's Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje is situated in the wilderness of Meru National Park, seven miles north of the equator in north-eastern Kenya.

Ol Lentille

Ol Lentille

A collection of four luxury private houses set on a 40,000-acre private conservation area (that's three times the size of Manhattan), 50 miles north of Mt Kenya.

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge is set on the 35,000-acre Borana Ranch on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau in the central highlands of Kenya.

Lewa House

Lewa House

At the heart of Lewa Conservancy, the family run Lewa House is perched on top of a hill looking over Mount Kenya on one side, and the Mathews Range and Ol Olokwe on the other.

Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Located in Kenyan wilderness, Laikipia is a small, family-run bush camp with great views of Mount Kenya and the Ewaso Narok River.

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Family Oman

Oman may not immediately spring to mind when thinking of good family-friendly destinations, but it certainly deserves to.

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