One Forty Eight is Nairobi’s newest boutique hotel, located in the tranquil suburb of Langata. The Main House accommodation is ideal for families of almost any size, as it features three bedrooms plus a converted lodge for children. Wildlife (including monkeys and warthogs) frequents the gardens, and there is plenty of space on the lawns for a game of croquet. At night, you may even hear lions roaring from Nairobi National Park, while you can also visit your much less noisy neighbors at the adjacent Giraffe Sanctuary. One Forty Eight offers the perfect combination of proximity and peace and quiet.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a wonderful way to experience the ground-breaking conservation programmes taking place at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia region. As well as game drives and guided walking safaris, you can also visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (run in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Institute) or learn how to locate the “king of the jungle” with lion-tracking lessons. Ol Pejeta offers a number of luxury safari accommodation options, but even though you will be superbly well-looked after, you won’t be the most important guests. That title belongs to the last two northern white rhinos on Earth, which are protected at Ol Pejeta. Unfortunately, although they are safe from harm, they are both females, which means that the species is now on the brink of extinction.
Naboisho Camp, in a private concession neighboring the Masai Mara, is a sanctuary for stressed-out humans as well as for wildlife. It offers a perfectly pitched blend of excitement and exclusivity, as well as serenity and solitude. With activity options including fly camping and horseback safaris, this is the place to scratch your African adventure itch. Best of all, their children’s safari program is run by guides who grew up in the area: this was their childhood playground. They’re also all family men, which means that they can share the secrets of the African bush while being conscious of their responsibilities. Don’t be surprised when your children pick up some words in the local language, among other new bush skills!
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