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Making Family Travel in East Africa Memorable

Updated: Mar 22

Here are some valuable tips to make your family travel with Liberty Africa Safaris truly unforgettable.

As avid travellers, we at Liberty Africa Safaris understand the joys and challenges of exploring the world with little ones in tow. Kenya provides a family-friendly destination, from the enchanting landscapes to the vibrant local communities drenched in history and culture, there is a wealth of activities and immersive opportunities.

However, travelling with children requires careful planning and consideration to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. But what options are there when travelling with Liberty Africa Safaris?

Here are some valuable tips to make your family travel with Liberty Africa Safaris truly unforgettable:

1. Involve Children in the Planning Process 

Get your children excited about the trip by involving them in the planning process. Allow them to help choose activities, destinations, and even pack their bags. This sense of ownership will increase their enthusiasm and cooperation during the journey.

2. Choose a Family-Friendly Destination

When planning your trip with Liberty Africa Safaris, opt for destinations and accommodations that cater to families. Our tour consultants will help you book hotels, lodges/camps and resorts with kid-friendly amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, and organised children's activities.

3. Safari Magic for All Ages

Kenya's renowned national parks, such as the Maasai Mara and Amboseli, offer an extraordinary safari experience suitable for all ages. Witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of elephants, giraffes, and lions roaming freely in their natural habitat is an educational and captivating experience for children. Many lodges and camps cater specifically to families, providing comfortable accommodations and exciting activities tailored for younger travellers.

4. Embrace Cultural Immersion

Kenya's rich cultural diversity provides an opportunity for children to broaden their horizons. Engage in local traditions, visit Maasai villages, and participate in cultural activities. Children are sure to enjoy learning about traditional dances, crafts, and trying local cuisine, creating lasting memories and a deeper understanding of the world beyond their own.

5. Coastal Adventures

The stunning Kenyan coast, with its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, offers a perfect retreat for families. Destinations like Diani and Watamu provide a blend of relaxation and exciting water activities. Snorkelling, boat rides, and exploring marine life can add a splash of adventure to your trip.

6. Educational Opportunities

Turn your trip into a learning experience for your children by incorporating educational elements. Visit wildlife sanctuaries and conservation centres to teach your little ones about the importance of preserving Kenya's diverse ecosystems. Educational safaris and guided nature walks can be both informative and entertaining, sparking an interest in the natural world.

7. Practical Considerations

Traveling with children requires some practical considerations. Ensure that your accommodations are child-friendly and consult with healthcare professionals for any necessary vaccinations. Be sure to pack essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable clothing. Additionally, plan your itinerary with breaks and downtime to accommodate the energy levels of your young adventurers. ​​Regular breaks for snacks, naps, and relaxation will help to prevent meltdowns and ensure everyone stays refreshed and happy.

8. Safety First

Safety should always be a top priority when travelling with children. Keep a close eye on them, especially in crowded or unfamiliar environments. Teach them about road safety, staying close to adults, and what to do in case they get separated.

By following these tips and embarking on your family adventure with Liberty Africa Safaris, you'll create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're exploring the vast savannahs of Kenya, the majestic Tanzania, the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the fairy tale ‘Kingdom’ of Uganda or the thrilling beauty of Rwanda, our team is dedicated to ensuring a safe, enriching, and memorable experience for the whole family. 

Happy travels!

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