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10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya & Tanzania East Africa


The 10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya & Tanzania East Africa

Top 10 Family Safari Lodges in Kenya & Tanzania East Africa

Planning a luxury family safari is a once-in-a life-time experience for many families.

There are many stunning and breathtaking natural landscapes to explore and a vast

array of rare and elusive wildlife to catch sight of. Safari is truly an unforgettable adventure.

To make the safari experience even better for you and your family, a good family safari

lodge is key.


Kenya and Tanzania have numerous family safari lodges to choose from.

They offer outstanding services, top-of-the range African hospitality, well-manicured

facilities, and different family packages to choose from and surrounded by breathtaking natural

landscapes and wildlife. Below are the 10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya and Tanzania.


1. Angama Mara, Kenya

Angama Mara is a safari lodge in Masai Mara, Kenya. It is strategically positioned on an

escarpment overlooking the Mara triangle. Angama Mara derives its name from the

Swahili phrase ‘Anga’ meaning the sky. It truly describes the lodge, given its superlative position.


Angama Mara comprises two separate camps of 15 tents each, a restaurant and a common

family lounge area. Each camp has its own guest area, kitchen and staff. The suites in the

south camp have better panoramic views, although a steeper drop-off in the north camp

can make this feel quite dramatic.


The three walls on the roof of the suite are canvas;

they feel more like modern open-plan apartments than safari tents. The most striking

feature of Angama Mara is the splendid terrace and baraza, meaning meeting place.

There is also a telescope at Angama Mara so that guests can sight wildlife in the Mara

triangle. All these attributes make it the best family safari lodge in Kenya and Tanzania.


2. Sasaab Samburu, Kenya

Second on the list of the 10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya and Tanzania is a

stunning luxury tented camp in the heart of Samburu, Kenya. Sasaab is in the wilderness,

perched on the edge of a river valley. The aesthetics of the family lodge are inspired

by Moroccan design.


Each of the nine-sided rooms is over 100 square meters, with

private plunge pools and breathtaking views across the Laikipia plateau towards

the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. Its position above the river naturally facilitates

watching the herds of elephants and other wildlife who come to quench their thirst

as well as take a bath.


3. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

Coming in third is a luxury boutique safari lodge located on the western rim of the

spectacular Ngongoro Crater. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is an opulent

property designed for travelers, particularly families seeking five-star accommodation

and world-class service.


No family safari lodge in Tanzania stands a chance to compete with the comfort

levels and sophisticated service offered by this family safari lodge. andBeyond

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is split into three sections: North 12 Suites, South 12 Suites

and Tree Camp 6 Suites, each of which has its own lounge, dining room, kitchen, bar

and Terrace. The main purpose of staying in andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

is to explore the Crater itself, which is usually on shared four-wheel-drive vehicles.


This is a great family activity. andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge reputation speaks

for itself. It is the best family lodge in Tanzania, thus being featured on our list of the

10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya and Tanzania.


4. Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania

Singita Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania oozes an elegant century-style house manner steeped

in the grandeur of bygone age located on the unlined slopes of Sasakwa Hill Reserve.

It enjoys sweeping views over the endless plains of the Serengeti to the Blue Hills on

the distant horizon.


The Serengeti is the scene of nature’s greatest spectacles and is home

to in excess of a million wildebeests. There are 10 private cottages at the Singita Sasakwa

lodge in 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, each with its own infinity plunge pool overlooking the

plain, which are perfect for small and large families.


5. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Kenya

Well, not as spectacular as its sister lodge in Tanzania, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented

Camp in Kenya takes fifth place on the 10 Best Family Safari Lodges in Kenya and Tanzania.


The tented camp has 40 luxury tents, 12 of which are classic tents, 20 superior tents and 8

superior view tents. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, a small private concession

that borders the Masai Mara triangle.


6. Azura Selous, Tanzania

The Selous Wildlife Reserve is Africa’s oldest and largest game reserve, as well as one of the

continent’s last significant wilderness areas. This is well known for having more wild dogs,

elephants, lions, hippopotamus and buffalos than any other wildlife reserve in the world.


Azura Selous is situated on the banks of the Great Raha River, allowing you to see wildlife

from your bed, terrace, and private outdoor shower. The resorts possess 12 enormously

vented villas with private plunge pools, which are ideal for large families.


7. Ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

Located between Tsavo East and Amboseli National Park, Ol donyo Lodge is owned by a

community of 4000 Maasai. With a wide variety of luxury accommodations options and

activities, including twice-daily game drives, horseback safaris, star bed experiences,

conservation and community outreach programmes, Ol donyo Lodge provides an

immersive experience on luxury Kenya safari for families.


8. Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Tanzania

In eight position, we have Singita Sabora Tented Camp in Tanzania. It was established

on a 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserve wilderness area just adjacent to Serengeti National

Park. It is authentic and luxurious without being excessive; thanks to its new look which

was unveiled in 2021.


This gives the tented camps a modern fee. On it are nine ensuite-tented

camps designed for families. Each tent is currently styled in an earthly palette that

complements its bushland setting with a touch of classic finishing’s and furniture.

It is an epitome of beauty and biodiversity at their best.


9. Sanctuary Olanana, Kenya

Second last, we have Sanctuary Olanana, which borders the world-renowned Masai Mara

National Park in Kenya. Sanctuary Olanana offers spectacular waterfall views of the Mara

River and Masai Mara at large.


Its strategic position makes it easy to spot wildlife from

the comfort of the lodge. It is indeed a top family safari lodge.


10. Mahali Mazuri, Kenya

Last but not least, we have Mahali Mazuri in Kenya. Mahali Mazuri is a Kiswahili phrase

meaning ‘a good place’, which perfectly describes this family lodge. Mahali Mzuri, Kenya,

lies on a 33,000-acre land of Olare Motorogi Conservancy.


Mahali Mzuri is a hidden gem

that was in 2021 awarded as the world’s best hotel for leisure and travel. The bush camp

provides a front-row seat to the great migration, in which approximately 2 million animals,

including wilder beasts, zebras and gazelles, migrate annually between Masai Mara and Tanzania Serengeti.


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