Bush and Beach for Families
Bush and Beach for Families

Bush and Beach for Families

10 Day Itinerary to Kenya and Zanzibar

Fully catered and staffed private houses for a holiday 100 percent on your terms. Enjoy total flexibility on timings and activities for children and adults at Mara Bush Houses before heading off to Zanzibar for child-friendly activities at Matemwe Beach House and a private swimming pool.

This is the ultimate East African adventure for any family – combining the best of the Masai Mara’s wilderness areas and ending your journey on the beautiful, tropical island of Zanzibar. We combine family-friendly accommodation, flexibility on activities and mealtimes to suit all ages, and hosts and guides who love nothing more than creating magical moments for children and grown-ups alike.

Start your journey at the House of Waine in Nairobi, before visiting the Masai Mara and spending a few days on safari at one of our fully catered private Mara Bush Houses. You’ll be treated to private game viewing vehicles and our expert guides Fred, Saalash and Dickson are all family men who have an infinite knowledge of the plains. Let them teach your children the magic of the African bush with our specially adapted kids safari activities and fascinate them with bush facts, traditional games, local folklore and stories of life in the wild.

On the island of Zanzibar, you and your family will have the private Matemwe Beach House all to yourself. Laze in the pool, enjoy fresh seafood meals daily and explore the island’s beautiful coastline at a pace that suits your family. With the added benefit of snorkelling, kayaking and boating excursions being only a stone’s throw away, even the most energetic of children — and parents! — will be entertained during your stay with us.


Please note: our itineraries start you off by providing ideas on how to combine camps, regions and a range of experiences. Enquire when ready, and our expert staff will help customise your dream safari holiday that meets all your travel requirements.

Itinerary Details

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House of Waine, Nairobi

Begin your family’s African adventure at the gorgeous boutique hotel, House of Waine, located in the leafy suburb of Karen in Nairobi. The lush gardens that surround the rooms add to the beauty of this upmarket retreat. The relaxed atmosphere allows you the freedom to do as much, or as little, as you please on your first day in Kenya before you begin your safari in the stunning Mara region.

Activities at House of Waine 

  • Visit the Giraffe Conservation Centre 
  • Visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  
  • Visit the Karen Blixen Museum 
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