SCHOOL’S OUT! SAFARI’S ON!

That terrifying terrific time of year when children all over the world are released from school is upon us! Fortunately, The Safari Collection’s portfolio of properties is bursting with fun, educational and energetic activities to keep the tots out of trouble!

As leaders in sustainability and wildlife education, we recognise that one of the most positive impacts we can make for Kenya’s conservation is to educate the future caretakers of our world’s precious environments. As such, TSC is proud to offer families and children a wide array of immersive and amusing activities at each of our properties, all of which help your kids disconnect from their devices and reconnect with nature.

GIRAFFE MANOR

As if feeding giraffes isn’t enough to thrill the toughest of tots, children at Giraffe Manor can also channel their inner Monet and Matisse by painting in the Orchid House or in the surrounding garden and terraces. Boules and croquet are also on hand so kids can dodge the resident warthogs while challenging each other to a few rounds of these classic garden games.

From the manor, it’s a short transfer to the elephant orphanage where kids get to meet and feed their pachyderm counterparts up close and learn about how The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rears orphaned elephants and returns them to the wild.

SOLIO LODGE

The guides at Solio Lodge will enchant and entertain children of all ages with fascinating facts about the flora and fauna they see on game drives but there’s so much more for the kids to do once we let them loose from the Land Cruiser. Budding young chefs are invited to help the Solio cooks collect fresh produce from the vegetable garden and then learn to transform it all into delicious delights in the kitchen.

Adventures on horseback, mountain bike and on foot are also offered to all ages and visits to the nearby coffee and rose farms will enlighten the whole family about everything that goes into running a productive farm.

SALA’S CAMP

At Sala’s Camp, the shallow, slow-flowing and often dry Sand River in front of the camp provides the perfect playground for young safari sprouts.

As a crocodile-free zone, this is where we enjoy rounds of beach volleyball with the camp staff and where some of our young explorers have unearthed enough bones, shells and little critters to make Indiana Jones proud.

Here in the Mara children also have the extraordinary opportunity to spend the afternoon with a real Maasai warrior who will dress them in traditional Masai shukas & beads, teach them how to throw spears and ‘rungus’, make bows & arrows, find a bush toothbrush, make stones sing and learn about the fascinating folklore of the Maasai tribe. At day’s end our young new warriors will be rewarded with lots s’more (pun intended) with a hot chocolate and marshmallow roast around the campfire.

SASAAB

The stunning scenery combined with the abundant wildlife and fascinating culture of the Samburu area and people makes Sasaab a natural wonderland for curious kids. Here families can explore the area in traditional style by camel one day and by modern quad bike the next.

Once the young ones have worked up an appetite, they’ll have fun making their own pizzas before plunging into the pool or kicking back to enjoy some African-themed films in Sasaab’s own little cinema!

Like at Sala’s, children are invited to spend time with a Samburu warrior who will show them how to make traditional tools as well as educate and entertain them with tales about the local culture.

For additional information or to book your own family safari, please contact The Safari Collection or call +254 731 914 732.

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