- Our Top Picks for Families 2019/20 -
The astonishing landscape and superb selection of wildlife in Africa make for an unforgettable experience, regardless of the traveller's age. A safari offers a rare opportunity in our demanding, modern lives for a family to reconnect, fully immersing themselves in the wonders of the natural world.
At Sanctuary Retreats we have several properties tailored towards creating the family trip of a lifetime. From our private houses at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, to our children's programme at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and the Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana; we can create lasting, magical memories for the entire family.
Sanctuary Olonana is a luxurious safari lodge, set on a private stretch of the Mara River, key to Kenya’s most famous game reserve the Maasai Mara. Sanctuary Olonana boasts fourteen suites, three of which have an extra bedroom for children. The Geoffrey Kent Suite is perfect for large or multi-generational families. This sophisticated, free-flowing space consists of two private en-suite bedrooms and one additional bedroom for children.
Sanctuary Olonana also offers engaging children’s programmes. They can enjoy specialist game drives, followed by a trip to a local village where they can immerse themselves in Maasai culture; learning how to make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a fire and perform traditional dances.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. This picture-perfect camp has accommodation options ideal for families.
Private Chuma Houses
The two private Chuma Houses are ideal for larger families. Each house has two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area, private plunge pool and chef.
Children will enjoy tailor-made game drives and visits to Nakatindi School. By evening, they can enjoy a camp fire, while parents participate in a sundowner cruise.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Boasting fabulous suites for families, a whole host of special children’s programmes and a fence surrounding the lodge’s perimeter; Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is an ideal home for a family safari.
Three of the stylish new suites at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero feature an extra adjoining bedroom, perfect for families. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, featuring a large free-standing bath and separate rain shower.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s children’s programme offers a variety of fun and educational activities. These include guided walks within the grounds of the lodge, a treasure hunt, kiddies croquet on the lawn and pizza making with the chef. Expert guides will also take children out on special shortened game drives.