Dine out on the verandah at Sirikoi House.

Kenya Family Safari | Panoramas & Oasis | 6 Nights Luxury Kenya Safari

Enjoy two unique family villas in Kenya’s remote, wild and arid north, where flexible schedules, specially-prepared meals and private guides all come standard. Discover Kenya’s wildlife with warrior training, game drives and camel trekking, or stay in and unwind, knowing the kids will be having the time of their lives.

  • Varied scenery in the arid, wild and remote terrain of Kenya’s north that includes two private conservancies: the Kalama Conservancy on the border of Samburu National Reserve with its dramatic views of Mount Kenya, and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya, both offering extraordinary beauty and staggering biodiversity.
  • Family-friendly activities such as Samburu warrior training, game drives, camel trekking safaris, helicopter excursions, cultural visits and forest walks.
  • Two exclusive-use family villas. The two-bedroomed Saruni Samburu family villa (sleeping four) and has access to two infinity pools and a spa, and Sirikoi House has three bedrooms (sleeping six), and access to adult and child swimming pools. For more information see the family villa at Saruni Samburu and Sirikoi House.

Three nights at Saruni Samburu in a family villa

Our family of four quickly settled into our beautiful family villa at Saruni Samburu – overlooking a pristine private conservancy bordering the Samburu National Reserve – with my youngest already clamouring to try out the Warriors Academy. Although it was tempting to let the kids go on their own, we also wanted to become Samburu warriors for the day! My teenage daughter started off too cool to participate, but it wasn’t long before our moran – or warrior – drew everyone in, and we were all throwing spears and firing arrows, scrambling to be the first to find edible and medicinal plants.After a lazy morning in – the kids went swimming under the watchful eyes of staff – we enjoyed brunch served on our deck. An afternoon game drive through Kenya’s arid north, scheduled just for us, allowed us to practice our newfound warrior skills as a family. We tracked some of the Samburu Special Five (and had to promise the kids that we’d find them all before the end of our Samburu safari just so we could return for another delicious dinner at our villa!), spotted several elephant and even saw a leopard draped over a tree branch!We woke at dawn on our third day, although the kids rose only on the promise of tea, biscuits and a camel trekking adventure to experience the Samburu – Lawrence of Arabia style. Surprisingly, although my partner was hesitant, my teenage daughter was first ‘aboard’, tossing her hair as if it was no big deal. Then we sloped off, swaying awkwardly with our hairy mounts, while my son chattered non-stop until he grew dozy with the tinkling of camel bells. We saw elephant in the semi-desert, all kinds of birdlife, and ticked off the remaining Samburu Special Five, ending off our special day with a gourmet picnic.

Our family of four quickly settled into our beautiful family villa at Saruni Samburu – overlooking a pristine private conservancy bordering the Samburu National Reserve – with my youngest already clamouring to try out the Warriors Academy. Although it was tempting to let the kids go on their own, we also wanted to become Samburu warriors for the day! My teenage daughter started off too cool to participate, but it wasn’t long before our moran – or warrior – drew everyone in, and we were all throwing spears and firing arrows, scrambling to be the first to find edible and medicinal plants.

After a lazy morning in – the kids went swimming under the watchful eyes of staff – we enjoyed brunch served on our deck. An afternoon game drive through Kenya’s arid north, scheduled just for us, allowed us to practice our newfound warrior skills as a family. We tracked some of the Samburu Special Five (and had to promise the kids that we’d find them all before the end of our Samburu safari just so we could return for another delicious dinner at our villa!), spotted several elephant and even saw a leopard draped over a tree branch!

We woke at dawn on our third day, although the kids rose only on the promise of tea, biscuits and a camel trekking adventure to experience the Samburu – Lawrence of Arabia style. Surprisingly, although my partner was hesitant, my teenage daughter was first ‘aboard’, tossing her hair as if it was no big deal. Then we sloped off, swaying awkwardly with our hairy mounts, while my son chattered non-stop until he grew dozy with the tinkling of camel bells. We saw elephant in the semi-desert, all kinds of birdlife, and ticked off the remaining Samburu Special Five, ending off our special day with a gourmet picnic.

Three nights at Sirikoi in Sirikoi House

A short transfer from Saruni Samburu took us to open plains of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Sirikoi House, our family’s home away from home for the next three days.We relaxed and pottered around our master cottage, while the kids – already settled into their two-bedroomed suite – helped collect eggs and fresh vegetables from the garden for a wholesome meal prepared by our private chef. We enjoyed lunch in the open-air dining cottage, with the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya a picturesque backdrop, laughing as both children made friends with a tame giraffe. While my daughter spent the afternoon horseriding with the private guide, my son enjoyed the children’s swimming pool, giving us some valuable couple’s time before we all reconvened for bush sundowners.In high spirits (even after a dawn breakfast!), our family boarded the chopper that flew us over Kenya’s north. We soared over the treetops, spotting elephant at a waterhole, and up and over the Rift Valley Escarpment. Agog with excitement, my son told us that he was going to be a helicopter pilot! Meanwhile, my daughter was most impressed with the soda lake covered in pink flamingo, after all pink is her favourite colour! After flying over the jade waters of Lake Turkana, we stopped to picnic before the last leg of our helicopter safari and the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Kenya.Our third day at Sirikoi House was spent exploring Kenya’s untamed wilderness with the help of our knowledgeable guide, Legei, who patiently answered our endless questions on our morning game drive – leaving us thankful that we had our own vehicle and nobody else to disturb. While we enjoyed a romantic couple’s spa treatment, Legei spent hours teaching the kids how to make a bow and arrow and to hone their tracking skills. The air was abuzz with chatter when we all met again, thrilled to share our adventures over another tasty dinner created by our chef.For our final morning at Sirikoi House, we opted for a forest walk. We were pleased to count an incredible 25 different types of birds flitting between the trees before it was our turn to fly, all the way back home.

A short transfer from Saruni Samburu took us to open plains of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Sirikoi House, our family’s home away from home for the next three days.

We relaxed and pottered around our master cottage, while the kids – already settled into their two-bedroomed suite – helped collect eggs and fresh vegetables from the garden for a wholesome meal prepared by our private chef. We enjoyed lunch in the open-air dining cottage, with the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya a picturesque backdrop, laughing as both children made friends with a tame giraffe. While my daughter spent the afternoon horseriding with the private guide, my son enjoyed the children’s swimming pool, giving us some valuable couple’s time before we all reconvened for bush sundowners.

In high spirits (even after a dawn breakfast!), our family boarded the chopper that flew us over Kenya’s north. We soared over the treetops, spotting elephant at a waterhole, and up and over the Rift Valley Escarpment. Agog with excitement, my son told us that he was going to be a helicopter pilot! Meanwhile, my daughter was most impressed with the soda lake covered in pink flamingo, after all pink is her favourite colour! After flying over the jade waters of Lake Turkana, we stopped to picnic before the last leg of our helicopter safari and the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Kenya.

Our third day at Sirikoi House was spent exploring Kenya’s untamed wilderness with the help of our knowledgeable guide, Legei, who patiently answered our endless questions on our morning game drive – leaving us thankful that we had our own vehicle and nobody else to disturb. While we enjoyed a romantic couple’s spa treatment, Legei spent hours teaching the kids how to make a bow and arrow and to hone their tracking skills. The air was abuzz with chatter when we all met again, thrilled to share our adventures over another tasty dinner created by our chef.

For our final morning at Sirikoi House, we opted for a forest walk. We were pleased to count an incredible 25 different types of birds flitting between the trees before it was our turn to fly, all the way back home.

What sets it apart

Our luxury Kenya family safari gave our family ample opportunity to explore Kenya’s arid, remote and wild north. With the incredible flexibility and first-rate service provided at both luxury family villas we’d chosen, we really were able to slow down and appreciate all that this wonderful country has to offer.Knowing that this safari visited only low-risk malaria areas gave us peace of mind, as did the full complement of friendly staff at both villas, who ensured that everything was seamless, enjoyable and worry-free, even taking our children on special activities so that we could have some time on our own.We really could do as much, or as little, as we wished, staying at our villa to soak in the breathtaking views, to laze around the pool or to indulge in spa treatments. Of course, we loved the family-friendly activities too, and the Warriors Academy, private game drives, walking safaris and helicopter excursions offered just the right amount of drama and excitement to keep all ages entertained.Our safari was also educational – we returned home with a much greater understanding of Kenya’s conservation challenges, and how they’re being addressed. Knowing how critically endangered rhino is, it meant a great deal to us that our children were able to witness this majestic creature roaming freely when other generations may not – a fact that had my daughter in tears.We went on cultural visits – where the whole family was thrilled to discover Samburu and Turkana culture – and saw first-hand how each of the establishments we stayed at cooperates with local communities to conserve the environment and wildlife, while also preserving the rich local heritage of local tribes.

Our luxury Kenya family safari gave our family ample opportunity to explore Kenya’s arid, remote and wild north. With the incredible flexibility and first-rate service provided at both luxury family villas we’d chosen, we really were able to slow down and appreciate all that this wonderful country has to offer.

Knowing that this safari visited only low-risk malaria areas gave us peace of mind, as did the full complement of friendly staff at both villas, who ensured that everything was seamless, enjoyable and worry-free, even taking our children on special activities so that we could have some time on our own.

We really could do as much, or as little, as we wished, staying at our villa to soak in the breathtaking views, to laze around the pool or to indulge in spa treatments. Of course, we loved the family-friendly activities too, and the Warriors Academy, private game drives, walking safaris and helicopter excursions offered just the right amount of drama and excitement to keep all ages entertained.

Our safari was also educational – we returned home with a much greater understanding of Kenya’s conservation challenges, and how they’re being addressed. Knowing how critically endangered rhino is, it meant a great deal to us that our children were able to witness this majestic creature roaming freely when other generations may not – a fact that had my daughter in tears.

We went on cultural visits – where the whole family was thrilled to discover Samburu and Turkana culture – and saw first-hand how each of the establishments we stayed at cooperates with local communities to conserve the environment and wildlife, while also preserving the rich local heritage of local tribes.

Day 1–3

Enjoy sundowner snacks when staying in a family villa at Saruni Samburu.

You’ll be met as you disembark from your international flight at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, and assisted through customs and immigration. Following a private transfer to Wilson Airport, you’ll take a scheduled light-aircraft flight to Kalama. You’ll then take a transfer to Saruni Samburu, where you’ll spend three nights in a family villa.

Day 4–6

Sirikoi House is set on lush lawns.

A transfer will take you from Saruni Samburu to Sirikoi House in Lewa.

Day 7

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya.

After a transfer from Sirikoi House to the airstrip, you’ll take a scheduled light-aircraft flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. A private transfer will take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you’ll be assisted through check-in for your international flight.

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