Experienced trackers and guides suggest age 10 for bringing kids on safari, though they have—and will—take younger children. Considering vaccinations pre-trip, trans-Atlantic flight schedules, time spent sitting quietly in vehicles on game drives, and limited independent activity, 10 or older ensures the greatest outcome.
At Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor in Kenya, a 1930s building celebrates classic British colonial décor, yet kiddos will most appreciate the herd of friendly resident Rothschild giraffes which often poke their heads into the restaurant in search of treats—an ideal “warm-up” to game drives. Lewa House offers beautifully designed “huts.” Three are original thatched roofs, while an additional four new structures emulate the originals and are fully sustainable. All meals are served family style with fellow guests. We loved this family-operated property.
A rare offering while on safari, a horseback ride in Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy may reveal the elusive black rhino.