What could be more exciting for a child than spotting their first leopard, learning how to throw a Masai spear, roasting marshmallows over a camp-fire to the calls of distant lions, or seeing brightly coloured fish through goggles?

A family safari in East Africa is a holiday to be remembered for life. All of our properties welcome and accommodate children by offering flexible dining times, children’s menus and most importantly, children’s activities to help them see the wonders of Africa. In this way we ensure that every member of a family group gets the most out of their safari. Our guides love nothing more than introducing children to the world that they love so much, showing them the animals but also imparting knowledge and a love of Africa which will stick with them for life. Our guides will ensure that children have fun, grow an appreciation of their surroundings and encourage them to become the next custodians of this fragile part of our planet.

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To help you plan your safari, below are the child specific activities at each of the Elewana properties;

Property Family Accommodations

Children’s Menu

Swimming pool

Bush walks around camp

Warrior & bush training

Visit to local school 

Horse/ pony riding 

Fishing

Unique property activities

Tortilis Camp Amboseli

  • 1x Family Cottage (4pax)
  • 1x Private House (5pax)
   
  • Masai jewellery making

Elsa’s Kopje Meru

  • 1x Family Cottage (4pax)
  • 1x Private House (4pax)
   
  • Walk up Mughwango Hill for children over 12 yrs

Kifaru House Lewa

  • 1x Family Cottage (4 pax)
   
  • Visit to HQ to see the anti-poaching sniffer dogs in action
  • Horse riding for older experienced riders
  • Camel riding for older children

Lewa Safari Camp

  • 2x Family Tents (4pax)
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  • Visit to HQ to see the anti-poaching sniffer dogs in action
  • Camel riding for older children

Loisaba Tented Camp

  • 3x Family Combinations (4 pax)
  • Mountain biking - for older children
  • Visit to HQ to see anti-poaching sniffer dogs in action

Loisaba Star Beds

  • 1x Family Room (4pax)
 
  • Mountain biking - for older children
  • Visit to HQ to see anti-poaching sniffer dogs in action

Loisaba Lodo Springs

  • Mountain biking - for older children
  • Visit to HQ to see anti-poaching sniffer dogs in action

Elephant Pepper Camp

  • 2x Honeymoon tents which fit 2x extra beds. (4pax)
     
  • Roasting marshmallows around the campfire
  • Croquet
  • Board games available

Sand River Masai Mara

  • 1x Family Tent (4pax)
   
  • Games room with Scrabble, Monopoly, Chess, drawing, painting etc 

AfroChic Diani Beach

  • 1x Junior Suite (4 pax)
  • 1x Executive Suite (5 pax)
       
  • Sandcastle building on the beach
  • Crab hunting on the beach
  • TV lounge with DVDs
  • Snorkelling and diving

Arusha Coffee Lodge

  • 3x Twin and 1x Double rooms have a couch that can sleep 2 children (4pax)
         
  • Playground, with jungle gym, slide and swings
  • Build your own pizza and bake in the wood-fired oven

Tarangire Treetops

  • 2x Extra beds in a double or twin (4 pax)
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  • Roasting marshmallows around the campfire
  • Learn about the baobab tree, its African folklore, its importance in nature, and all the animals that live in it

The Manor at Ngorongoro

  • 1x Stable Cottage for families with 3 guest rooms (6 pax)
     
  • Farm visits to see animals
  • Croquet
  • Lil Bee’ massage treatments
  • Coffee Tours around plantation

Serengeti Pioneer Camp

  • 1x Family safari tent (4 pax)
     
  • Safari Bingo – play bingo by spotting animals on a game drive and crossing them off on your card

Serengeti Migration Camp

  • 4x Double/twin rooms have a sleeper couch and room for extra bed to sleep two children (4 pax)
       
  • Mask, card and jewellery making using feathers, seeds and beads
  • Roasting marshmallows around the campfire

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