Children act as if they’ve seen it all, and in many ways they have, most have been subjected to a 24-hour, hundred-channel television loop; they have viewed every viral You Tube video that titillates, shocks, saddens, tickles, or pulls heartstrings; they’ve done everything from fly jets to race cars to shoot bad guys in hyper-real videogames; they’ve seen the wonders of nature in HD-clarity on Planet Earth DVDs. And yet. Real life trumps virtual reality every single time. A recent Kenya Family safari organized by African safaris and Adventures blew them away like no Playstation, Xbox, Blu-Ray, Imax, surround sound, or new-tech substitute-reality invention ever could and it turns out the Africa safari travel experience was armazing.

The trick to touring with children on a family vacation is to engage all their senses. The savannah of Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, Sabuk Lodge was such a hit, operated by Kenya’s Sabuk Lodge and Hotels, the eight-room Ecolodge offers every fun activity and more listed in the popular The Dangerous Book for Boys, in fact the book, as well as its counterpart volume for girls, is displayed prominently on the coffee table.

There’s fishing with a stick, string, and bread-dough bait in the Ewaso N’giro River; jumping off boulders into same river; playing outdoor table-tennis with a red-robed Samburu; looking for game on foot and on camel; learning to read scat and animal tracks; and listening to Verity’s fireside bush tales, the Sabuk Lodge has been featured in Out of Africa and The Ghost and the Darkness). While it’s hard to say no to all the activity, the languorous lure of the lodge is strong, with its uniquely handcrafted local furniture, open-sided suites overlooking the river, hearty meals served family-style, and quiet library nook.

Sabuk Lodge is one of a group of game lodges established on private reserves that once were exclusively ranch lands. Loisaba Wilderness Lodge is another one, where cattle ranchers and villagers and game lodges work in a unique, if sometimes uneasy partnership, with the result being the protection of once-hunted animals. For the tourists it’s a more intimate and exclusive experience.

At Loisaba lodge families can do everything from game drives to horseback safaris to dips in the pool to tennis to river-rafting. Families will for sure enjoy sitting on private deck with a pair of binoculars and watching giraffe and elephant and zebra visit the watering hole far below. The children meanwhile, play endless rounds of bocce ball with the gardener, and made bows and arrows with the Samburu guide. You will virtually walk to your next night’s accommodation, the Kiboko Starbeds, run almost exclusively by the neighboring Laikipia Masai and Samburu tribes. The netted beds areon raised platforms and wheeled out from beneath the thatched roof at night and you slept to the tune of hippo grunts and hyena laughs.

Loisaba also offered rides on bikes. The kids first sighting of a lion inside a cage in London or New York is electrifying, and that the big cat was in the gutteral throes of mating was an experience children in early stages of adolescence never forget. This is what a Kenya Family Safari best provides: moments of raw, uncensored life at its most elemental.

For many tourists a family safari in Kenya and Tanzania represents the ultimate Africa holiday. A vacation with the family incorporates all that a good holiday should; beauty, adventure and unparalleled luxury. African safaris and Adventures provides all of this and more with its range of tailored family travel safari holidays in Masai Mara and Serengeti Park Tanzania.

With experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, good food and excellent service we guarantee that your holiday in Africa will provide you with a unique African safari experience and not just a game viewing opportunity. No matter what your budget we ensure that your family holiday safari exceeds all of your expectations. With Game Walks and Drives, Bird Watching safaris, luxury Amboseli lodge and tented camps accommodation and basic camping facilities we offer unique opportunities to get as up close and personal with the nature in the Africa as you feel comfortable.

We specialize in small groups of 2 to 14 but are able to accommodate larger parties of up to 30. Contact travel consultants to arrange for a private safari holiday in Kenya Tanzania. Our team is dedicated to providing you with an unforgettable family safari experience and aim to ensure that you lack for nothing. All of our guides are registered with the Tour Guides Association of Kenya Tanzania so you can rest assured that you are in good hands no matter what the Kenya family travel and your safari throw at you.