A Beach and Bush Family Safari in KenyaSeptember 30, 2019
A beach and bush family safari is possibly the best bet at making sure that everyone has a memorable time together on holiday.
As the festive season approaches so too does winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which is a pretty good reason to plan a holiday down in Africa.
Kenya is one of East Africa’s top destinations, and not just because of the millions of hooves that cross over its savannah plains every year during the great wildebeest migration. It offers the best of both worlds – excellent game-viewing amidst picturesque landscapes and white sandy shorelines that are lapped by the warm Indian Ocean.
Here is a combination holiday idea that will get you packing your bags for a family safari in Kenya:
Amboseli National Park
The free-ranging elephant herds of Amboseli National Park are some of the most famous in Africa (if not the world), and form part of a large and thriving ecosystem with diverse wildlife on the Kenyan side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Walks and game drives on the stomping grounds of these magnificent animals are usually led by traditional Masai, who are experts in the secret language of the bush as well as incredibly personable hosts.
Many luxury safari lodges and camps in Amboseli, such as Tortillis Camp, cater for families with large, spacious en-suite rooms that can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children. When not out on a game drive, children can be entertained with kid-friendly activities by trained camp staff while parents can enjoy some downtime together.
Mombasa and beyond
The private beaches near to the coastal city of Mombasa are a good way to end off a holiday in Kenya. Hours of quiet relaxation staring out over the open water beyond are well-balanced with water activities such as snorkelling, diving and kite surfing. Time spent exploring these coastal reefs is characterised by colourful and intriguing marine life.
Sun-filled days on the beach gradually turn into starlit evenings spent poolside at a luxury resort or hotel like AfroChic Diani, before putting the kids to bed for the night. East African influence weaves its way through traditional cuisine options, craft markets and warm local hospitality. If you need a break from the sand and surf, there are various coastal reserves and wildlife sanctuaries that make for an interesting day visit.
Planning for a family safari in Africa is always exciting and also a little daunting. Chat to us about creating a holiday that is perfect for the whole family without any of the stresses that can come with travelling in Africa.
Images courtesy of Elewana Collection.
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