Broadening your child’s horizon
Broadening a child’s horizon is an important part of parenting and there are few places better equipped to do this than on safari. Whether it is game drives, walks, learning how to make fire, aiming a bow and arrow or understanding Maasai culture, there are few countries that can close to this learning and excitement which is why many families return year after year.
Kicheche is a small independent company of 20 years pedigree. We work and act like one big family whatever age or tribe. Therefore when we are sharing our private wilderness we like to do it with families too, knowing that a family safari is unlike any other holiday.
Kicheche children's activities
Kicheche offers child friendly activities and keeps our youngest guests well entertained on their Kenya holiday adventure. The activities are available at Kicheche Mara and award those young members who participate in all our activities a Certificate of Completion.
Under the supervision of a child’s minder, the kids club’s activities for 6 to 14 years, include:
Become a Junior ranger at Kicheche Laikipia in Ol Pejeta Conservancy:
While the whole ethos of Kicheche is based around a small camps, sharing safari experiences, we understand that it is nice for families to connect and enjoy their bush holiday on their own sometimes. We have established dedicated family accommodation in our camps, giving our families that extra privacy that will make their Kenya holidays memorable to every family member, young or old.
The family suite is a perfect new addition to Kicheche Laikipia and Kicheche Mara Camp dedicated to the needs of families, with two separate bedrooms (double & twin/triple) each with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.
Quad tents, offering a sleeping area for four persons are also available at Kicheche Mara camp.
Camp walks are suitable for every age and fitness level and represent an ideal bonding experience for families of all sizes and ages on safari. Camp walks are done within the camp’s perimeter and involve the identification of animal footprints, bones, plants and leaves as well as catch and release of butterflies and insects.
The little lake in front of Kicheche Laikipia Camp offers the unique opportunity of canoeing just in the middle of the reserve with a chance of viewing animals coming to drink.
Age limit: 12 and above.
anti poaching dogs display
The visit of Ol Pejeta’s anti-poaching dog unit is a family safari favorite. Your children interact with dog keepers and learn about what it takes to look after a highly trained canine team. After an informative tour of the kennels, guests are encouraged to try and evade our sniffer dogs. Run, jump, twist, turn and find somewhere to hide within the confines of the Morani Information area and see if the bloodhounds can seek you out! Not only is this great fun for our guests and families in particular, but it will also help in keeping the dogs’ skills sharp.
This activity starts at 8.30 am from the Morani Information Centre. Additonal cost, bookable in advance.
Age limit: 12 and above
Learn traditional ways
As parents, we all want what’s best for our children and in today’s interconnected world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to inspire them to be curious about the world and to become globally aware.
All our kids activities are geared at transforming your Kenya Safari holiday into a unique opportunity for your kids to interact with different cultures and learn traditional ways.
Some of these activities include: