The feel of a giraffe’s tongue is something you have to experience for yourself.
Kenya is packed with excitement that is great for family safari. From hand-feeding a giraffe to jumping with the Maasai, here is a list of five must-do activities when you plan a family travel in Kenya.
Number 5 – Tour Kitengela Hot Glass
The Kitengela Hot Glass studios fashion original glass objects and art that are 100% recycled and uniquely Kenyan. A visit includes discovery of the art of glassmaking and time in a glassware garden that feels enchanted. Refreshments are available to purchase as are a variety of glass objects. Your drive to Kitengela is interesting too. It takes you past some of Nairobi’s suburbs and a number of businesses that have sprouted up in recent years on the main highway to Namanga and the border with Tanzania. You head down to the plains across rutted roads, scrubland and a ravine on a journey into another space and time.
Number 4 – Visit a Local School
Yes, kids, we know you are on a holiday to get away from school, but a visit to a local school can be very rewarding and will become a lasting memory of your time in Africa. School visits must be organized in advance and depend on the time of year; an alternative is a children’s center for street children and orphans.
Learning about other cultures, such as the Maasai, also teaches us a great deal about our own culture.
Number 3 – Visit a Maasai Village
The Maasai culture has endured for generations, even in the face of modernization and Westernization. A visit to a Maasai village, where wealth is measured in the number of cattle you own, is therefore a must. You will see homes built by the women of the village using cow dung, and the men will of course gather together and show you their jumping skills. How high can you jump?
Number 2 – Stop by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (and Elephant Orphanage)
Be it in the morning to watch the feeding of the young rescued elephants or in the afternoon to adopt an elephant, a visit to this facility is always exciting and rewarding.
Number 1 – Giraffe Center
At the top of this list of of things to do during a family safari trip to Kenya is a stop at the Giraffe Center. No visit to Kenya is complete without it. The chance to kiss and feed one of these gentle giants is a thrill to both parents and children.
All of these activities can be arranged by ARP Travel Group in conjunction with any African holiday in Kenya.
Drawing from strengths of Tanzania’s Ranger Safaris and Kenya’s Pollman’s Tours & Safaris, ARP Travel Group offers seamless product integration providing one-stop shopping for Eastern Africa. ARP Travel Group offers a range of scheduled programs and bespoke adventures meeting today’s travelers’ requirements, complemented by our excellent tented experience of Serengeti Explorer Camp.
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