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Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Kenya



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Visit Kenya, land of the Masai warrior, and enjoy a family holiday a world apart.

Kenya is ideal for family holidays and is particularly well known for its safari’s and bush land tours, but although these tours are fun, there is a lot more in Kenya to amuse children than that. They’ll love the chance to pet Giraffes at the Giraffe Centre, cycle the coastline from Mombasa or splash about in the Wild Waters Theme Park. Get active beneath the waves as you learn to scuba dive as a family, or beat each other on the race track at Mombasa Go Karting. Whatever you choose to do, your children will enjoy every moment they spend in Kenya.

Kenya is a year-round destination for both game viewing and spectacular scenery. January to March are the most comfortable months for travelling as they are warm and dry.


Things to do in Kenya with Kids

Older kids will love the chance to enjoy Scuba Diving and if that’s what they want to do then Mombasa is the place to head for. It’s right on the east African coast and enjoys some of the clearest blue waters. There are plenty of PADI schools that will cater for full courses or taster sessions, but either way you’ll get under the surface in just a few hours. The age limit depends upon the course you want but more companies are happy to be contacted in advance.

If you’re staying on the coast, then active children would be delighted in the chance to see Africa on bike. Head up the Mombasa coastline and enjoy guided tours through unpaved, off road tracks. The tours will take you through local villages and into un-spoilt areas of the country that you might not see otherwise. Arrangements can be made to begin the tours from your hotel doorstep. There’s no age limit, and carriers can be provided by most companies for the children too small to ride their own bikes.

Children will love the chance to see Kenya from the air, and if the flight over wasn’t too much for you then these sightseeing trips in smaller planes are perfect for getting a good look over a vast amount of the African landscape. Although small planes are the most common in Kenya for sightseeing tours because of the greater distance they can cover, you can also book helicopter trips if you’d prefer.

The Wild Waters Theme Park is a family oriented theme park with plenty of activities for kids of all ages. A lazy river wends its way around the park, and as well as plenty of flume rides for adults and children, there is a bouncy castle, some fairground attractions and restaurants. More details...

Adrenalin packed events for kids are a great way to wear them out, and Mombasa is the location of a fantastic 500 metre go-carting track that will give challenge the whole family to have some fun. The age limit for general racing at Mombasa Go Carting is 10 years old, but they do run sessions specifically for younger kids as well. There are off road trips available, a restaurant, ten pin bowling and table tennis for some general activities, but for kids who are at least seven years old, there is a purpose built giant sand pit complete with a real bulldozer. Children can build enormous sand piles with expert advice at their side, and earn a coveted certificate at the end of their session. More details...

A trip to the outskirts of Nairobi will take you to the Giraffe Centre, a haven for the endangered species of Rothschild Giraffes. This sanctuary is a perfect place to bring the children to see giraffes up close and pet them where available. There are guided walks through the nature reserve which can offer the opportunity to spot other wildlife, from Hyenas and Leopards, to the unusual Warthog. More details...

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Recommended Family Friendly Hotels / Family Friendly Holidays in Kenya

The heart of Paradise – with the children. The Serena Beach Hotel and Spa is so wonderful, it has its guests returning time and time again. All the guest rooms are luxuriously furnished with Masai inspired decoration. Children will enjoy all of the activities on offer to adults, ping pong, tennis, volleyball, wind-surfing, yachting, swimming, aerobics, pool, pedalo trips and even coconut harvesting! The Serena Beach Hotel offers a babysitting service, children's menus, early meal times and children's entertainment, also with clowns and acrobats. They will all love cooling down in the afternoon at the ice cream parlour! More details...


Recommended Family Friendly Holidays to Kenya

Kuoni offer a short, value for money safari ideal for first timers where they can get to visit the spectacular Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks, with the option of staying on at the beach afterwards. To see other latest offers to Kenya click here.


Whether you are looking for a luxury camp, all inclusive Indian Ocean resort or pay as you go, Virgin has something suitable for every family. Click here for their latest offers to Kenya with Virgin holidays.


Recommended Eco Friendly / Family Adventure Holidays in Kenya

Designed especially for families, Responsible Travels one-week safari holiday with a difference offers comfortable accommodation and activities for the children. Beginning with some unforgettable animal encounters near Nairobi, to 2 very different reserves, rich with game - Samburu and the Maasai Mara, including the giraffe centre and elephant orphanage . Followed with a beach holiday should you so wish. More details...

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Delta Hotel Nairobi

  
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University Way  
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Rooms from: 90 USD

Sentrim 680 Hotel

  
Cnr Kenyatta Avenue and Muindi Mbingu St 
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Sentrim 680 Hotel

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Rooms from: 345 USD

Nairobi Serena Hotel

  
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Nairobi 
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Rooms from: 265 USD

Fairmont The Norfolk

  
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Harry Thuku Road 
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Fairmont The Norfolk

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The Clarion Hotel

  
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Junction of Moi Avenue and Muranga Road, Opposite Jeevanjee Gardens Nairobi P.O. Box 5247 - 00506, Nairobi Kenya  
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Rooms from: 198 USD

InterContinental Nairobi

  
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City Hall Way 
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InterContinental Nairobi

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Rooms from: 68 USD

The Oakwood Hotel

  
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Kimathi Street 
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Rooms from: 170 USD

Sarova Stanley

  
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Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue 
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Sarova Stanley

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Hilton Nairobi

  
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Mama Ngina Street 
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Hilton Nairobi

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Reata serviced apartments

  
Ralph Bunche Road 
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Important travel extras when travelling to Kenya


Visitors should register through the ESTA website at esta.cbp.dhs.gov and are advised to do so at least 72 hours prior to travel. 

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