Family safari in Kenya
Nairobi, Laikipia & Maasai Mara
A wonderful itinerary, perfect for families looking to explore the magical country of Kenya. The combination of Giraffe Manor, Elsa's Kopjie and Elephant Pepper Camp offers great variety in landscape, design and experiences.
At a Glance
Perfect family itinerary for the Christmas or Summer vacations
Camps with something for each and every member of the family to enjoy
Feed and make friends with the resident giraffes and warthogs at Giraffe Manor
Brilliant game drives with the best guides to be had
Play croquet on the lawn and be taught to spear throw by a Maasai Warrior
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.
From thrilling safari to remote coastline, Kenya is pure magic. Wake up to a giraffe wandering past your bedroom window and warthogs at the front door at Giraffe Manor, a country house-style property in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Karen. Guests are encouraged to feed the giraffe, who eagerly poke their heads through windows of the breakfast room.
Then head off the beaten track to the Meru National Park and the beautiful Elsa's Kopje, which is sculpted into the Mughwango Hill, with each of the nine cottages crafted around the rocks, with breathtaking views out over the bush. As well as the nine cottages there is Elsa's private house; ideal for families to hire exclusively. Spend your days here on game drives with the incredible guides, visit local tribes and communities, and venture into the rhino sanctuary to learn about this fascinating endangered species.
Then complete your Kenyan adventure with a safari in the heart of the magical plains of the Maasai Mara at Elephant Pepper Camp. One of the highlights of Kenya’s premier wildlife reserves; the endless grasslands are broken up by tree-lined rivers and the abundance of animals includes cheetah, lion, rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and the spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Enjoy learning bush skills from the world-class Maasai warriors or get the croquet set out for a game on the lawn in front of the lodge.
Please see our itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
Location & Directions
Nairobi, Laikipia & Maasai Mara
First to Giraffe Manor which is located in the suburb of Langata, around 10km to the southwest of Nairobi city center. The journey then continues north to Loisaba, a 61,000 acre private game sanctuary, which lies within the grassy plains of the Laikipia Plateau. Then onto Saruni Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara.
When to go
Kenya is a dry country, with regional variations in temperature and rainfall. On the coast, the weather is tropical with high humidity in April and May, and occasional monsoon winds. Inland (including the Central Highlands and Rift Valley) the climate is temperate. The long rains fall from March to May and the short rains fall from late October to December. The best time to visit is usually July to February, and the wildebeest migration usually occurs from mid-July to September.