Vacation villas are great for families: like a ‘home away from home’, they allow you privacy, comfort and the space to relax away from fellow safari goers. There is a network of luxuriously appointed holiday homes across East Africa that puts you in the middle of the bush without sacrificing any creature comforts.
Imagine an eco-chic villa open to the wide, wild world of the Samburu at Saruni Samburu. Picture dinner under the stars on your private veranda and your children learning about the ways of the warriors and guardians of the remote Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy. Kalama is a crucial elephant migratory corridor and you can watch these gentle giants lumber on their eternal quest for fresh grazing. After a hike up Mount Ololokwe, the Samburu's sacred mountain, wash off the dust of the rocky cliffs in one of two infinity pools.
More adventure beckons as you follow migratory wildebeest to the Masai Mara, where Saruni Mara welcomes you for three unforgettable nights. The villa has everything a traditional safari accommodation should have – and more. Besides unrivalled game viewing, there is a host of adventurous activities, from the Warriors Academy – an interactive learning programme designed specifically for families with children – to summiting nearby Kilelioni. For those who welcome relaxation, there are the therapeutic pleasures of the Masaai Wellbeing Space, before you return ‘home’ to your safari villa for a family feast at dinner time.