Family safari in the Masai Mara – A family vacation in the Masai Mara is a once-in-a lifetime experience adventure that your kids and spouse will never forget. Experiencing one of Africa’s greatest wilderness plains, seeing the big five like lion, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard, accompanied with giraffe and massive herds of antelope plus millions of wildebeest and thousands of zebras, against photogenic savannah backdrops will charm kids of all ages. The Masai Mara is as well one of Africa’s best safari destinations for families because of the ease of spotting wildlife on the open plains, the thrilling drama of thunder of hooves as the millions of wildebeest cross Mara river from Tanzania’s Serengeti National park(Great Migration) and a host of child friendly places to stay,
Enjoying a perfect and on point family holiday in Masai Mara, is all about where you stay, use family friendly lodges because most of the lodges or camps have minimum age limit and Great Adventure Safaris can help you get the best family lodge or camp and you will be assured of booking a lodge or camp with family suits with your own dinning and lounge area, kids’ activities such as nature walks, bow and arrow shooting, fire making, storytelling and any other extras.
Note that if you are traveling with kids, you need to look at a lodge or camp that is located in a conservancy where kids can do guide bush walks but remember such walks are not allowed in the national reserve. Some lodges and camps offer child minding services but we normally request for them in advance before the holiday. Most upmarket lodges and camps that allow kids, will be able to cook child friendly meals but it is better you contact Great Adventure safaris in advance and we make prior requests.
If you are a kind of traveller, looking for privacy as well as more freedom for the children, you can still opt to renting one of the private houses on conservancies bordering Masai Mara. The house comes with own team of staff and can only be booked exclusively.
It is a good idea to book a private game safari vehicle for your family and mostly if you have kids with you on a holiday. This helps you tailor the length of you game drives and choose the schedule that suits the kids. For kid’s protection, keep in mind that most of the lodges and camps are not fenced, so make sure that you keep a keen eye on your kids and do not let them wander around on their own.
As with any African holiday with kids, you should make sure that you get all the required vaccinations at least seven months before your actual dates of travel with exception of COVID-19. The Masai Mara falls in the malarial zone and you should ask your doctor or your medical specialist about the best repellants and carry all the medication with you, most importantly is to prevent your kids from being bitten by mosquitos and other insect, so keep your kids dressed well and you can click on the link to read more about what to wear of the Mara safari, you will also get to know when it is chilly and hot. Contact Great Adventure safaris now to book your perfect family safari in the Masai Mara Kenya.