Going on safari with your children is one of the most transformative experiences a family can share. Watch as the young family members discover the beauty of Africa and the natural world — there is nothing quite like seeing them through the eyes of a child.
While you’re catching a nap, taking in the view, enjoying a swim or a massage — or taking some romantic time for yourselves — we’ll look after the young members of your family. They’ll have fun learning about nature and customs with the Maasai, picking up new skills in the kitchen, and most importantly making new friends.
We welcome children with open arms, tailor-making their stay according to each child’s preferences and age. You can join in too if you like.
Spend a morning or afternoon with a Maasai warrior exploring, and learning about Maasai culture. As you wander around the camp and down to the stream, discover interesting plants, trees and herbs that the Maasai have been using for hundreds of years for all sorts of purposes, from age-old remedies to natural toothbrushes. It is amazing what you can learn from animal droppings, so gather some specimens to bring back to show your family — while you’re at it, how about a giraffe poop-spitting competition?
Shamba is Kiswahili for ‘vegetable garden,’ but our Shamba is much more than an ordinary vegetable patch. On the Shamba Scavenger Hunt, see how many fruits and vegetables you can identify; then there’s the greenhouse, the worm farm (worm tea, anyone?), the bug hotel, the Maasai manyatta and traditional garden.
In Maasailand, the warriors have developed special skills that enable them to survive while living amongst wild animals. See if you can master these under the guidance of an expert teacher. Perhaps start with some archery practice and try to hit the target with a handmade bow and arrow. Next, toss a rungu — a traditional Maasai wooden club — before graduating on to spear throwing. Finally, it’s time for the most iconic skill of all: grow springs in your legs and see if you can jump as high as a Maasai warrior!
In the Mara, there are animals and scenes galore, so this is one of the best places to learn the basics of photography. Visit the Angama Photographic Studio and, depending on your age, one of our photographic specialists will show you how to use your mobile phone camera, compact (point-and-shoot) or manual camera to capture those wonderful shots.
Head into the kitchen to meet the baker who creates all the delicious desserts, pastries and breads you have been enjoying. After a quick exploration of the kitchen, you get to choose a recipe to bake — perhaps some Maasai honey biscuits, carrot and zucchini muffins, or maybe bread rolls to have with your lunch or dinner? Put on your special Angama apron and start to bake; measuring, pouring and mixing, before setting the oven and waiting as delicious smells waft through the kitchen. Then, taste test the final product before presenting your creation to your family. You’ll also get a copy of the recipe and your Angama Mara apron to recreate the experience at home.
Angama Mara offers a selection of tented suites to fulfil your family’s requirements.
Let your children discover the beauty of Africa. Please enquire about our children’s rates.
Take some time for yourself and we’ll do the rest.
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YOUR TENTED SUITE
Angama Mara offers a selection of tented suites to fulfil your individual requirements, as well as those of your children
In the heart of Maasailand, learn the ways of the people
PICK YOUR LUNCH
Join the youngsters in picking fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs in the Shamba