Family Safari to Kenya's Pridelands

Duration 9 days
Ideal time to visit May – September
Price guide
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This adventure through Kenya is ideal for families who want to explore nature, culture and adrenalin activities. Your trip will begin in Nairobi for a unique safari with the city as a backdrop. Your next stop is Lewa where you can explore the lush forests from raised walkways, go swimming in rock pools and enjoy a picnic on the real Pride Rock in Borana Conservancy, which inspired the Lion King films. Older children can head out on mountain bike trails, and the whole family will take part in expertly guided, private game drives. The final stop is Mara Conservancies for meaningful cultural immersion with the Maasai, from learning survival skills to beading workshops. You’ll also be able to head out on guided nature walks and game drives in this exclusive wildlife-rich area.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a family picnic on the real Pride Rock
  • Learn bush survival skills at the Junior Warrior Academy
  • Learn from your expert safari guides on private game drives
  • See the natural world from the tree canopy in Ngare Ndare Forest

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Expertly guided safari activities
  • Bespoke and tailormade experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
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  • Days 1–3 Nairobi
  • Days 3–6 Lewa
  • Days 6–9 Mara Conservencies
Family Safari to Kenya’s Pridelands
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1–3 Nairobi
  • Days 3–6 Lewa
  • Days 6–9 Mara Conservencies

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Two nights in Nairobi

While staying in Nairobi you’ll be able to explore the city on a range of bespoke activities arranged to suit your family perfectly. Private city tours will lead you to the Karen Blixen museum, owned by the famous Danish author between 1915 and 1931 and gaining international recognition in the film ‘Out of Africa’. Then, for those who simply cannot wait to see wildlife you’ll be able to venture into Nairobi National Park on exclusive game drives.

Days 3–6

Three nights in the Lewa private conservancy

Spend your time exploring Lewa’s grasslands, forests, wetlands, rolling hills and incredible wildlife. Lewa is home to endangered species such as black rhinos, over 14% of the country’s white rhino, the world’s largest population of Grevy’s zebra, the rare reticulated giraffe, as well the rest of the ‘Big Five’. This part of Kenya is perfect for families because of its wonderful variation of excursions and beautiful, family-friendly accommodations. For family members looking for activity and adrenaline, mountain biking in the bush is a great way to let off some steam, while becoming immersed in the beautiful natural world.

Each day, included in your stay and along with your additional activities, you will enjoy daily game drives. These will typically take place in the early morning and afternoon, missing the heat in the middle of the day. For families we always recommend selecting a private experience for extra flexibility.

Make it mine

On top of the rock

In the forest

Picnic on Pride Rock

Enjoy a family picnic on the real Pride Rock, the inspiration for the Lion King, with stunning views of the Borana Conservancy. In the early 1990s, Disney’s animation team visited the site while conducting research in Kenya ahead of the release of the 1994 film. The film crew also visited in 2017 while working on the remake of the film and you’ll spot some of the scenery in the 2019 version of the same film.

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust

The Ngare Ndare Forest Trust lies to the southeast of Borana and has made huge steps in recent years to connect with the local communities to ensure its survival. Within the forest there are some magnificent rock pools, where the clear blue spring water gushes and a fabulous canopy walk, making it possible to get up close and personal with a Hartlaub’s turaco or even an elephant.

Days 6–9

Three nights in the Mara Conservancies

The Mara Conservancies are brimming with wildlife that roams freely from the bordering Maasai Mara National Park, into these private and exclusive areas. This part of Kenya is rich in wildlife and also Maasai culture, meaning your time here promises a complete and immersive experience of rural Kenya. Choose from a variety of exciting excursions such as guided nature walks, led by Maasai guides and game drives in private vehicles with expert safari guides.

Make it mine

Active

Creative

Junior Warrior Academy

Depending on your camp choice, younger guests can join the Junior Warrior Academy to learn basic, Maasai survival skills. It will also give children the opportunity to understand the culture in this part of Kenya.

Maasai beading workshop

Try your hand at creating beautiful beaded items under the patient guidance of local Maasai beaders. Learn about the vibrant craft and create a keepsake to take home with you.

Why book with Jacada

Pesonalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.