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Family Fun at Mahali Mzuri

We love children at Mahali Mzuri and our team are experts at keeping your 'little warriors' entertained while you enjoy some rest and relaxation during your family vacation in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Since we know every 'little warrior' is different, we do not operate a set kids' programme but instead we offer an fun range of activities tailored to each of our younger guests or groups. On arriving at Mahali Mzuri, all 'little warriors; will be given their own pack of goodies to keep them entertained, to educate them about the African Bush and to get them excited for the fun that awaits.

Family Accommodation

At Mahali Mzuri, two tents are configured to accommodate two additional guests who are 15 years and under.

Childrens' beds (180cm in length) are set up on the sofas in a separate enclosed sitting room. All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, sunscreen, insect repellent, torches, extra blankets, ponchos, bathrobes, slippers, a complimentary mini-bar (including snacks and soft drinks) and hot water bottles.

For younger children we can provide a cot and roll away bed for a nanny if required. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to sleep in a tent without parental supervision. Children between the ages of 12-15 are allowed to stay in their own tent, however we strongly recommend that any child under the age of 15 shares a tent with their parent

Activities

With our teams able to tailor a range of activities for our younger guests, here are just some examples of what your 'little warriors' may get up to during their stay at Mahali Mzuri:

  • Tracking skills are put to the test with a treasure hunt around the camp
  • Walks around the camp to spot birds, insects, lizards and many other creatures
  • Watch The Lion King or Madagascar on DVD, and spot some of the characters' friends from the game vehicles during the day

Little Warriors is not a fixed kids' programme. Our staff members are happy to help organise activities, but are unable to watch over children at all times. Parental supervision is therefore required for all suggested activities. Please note that some of these activities are subject to availability.

Family Offers

Family offers 2021:
Bring the family together for a fun-packed safari break at Mahali Mzuri. View our current family offers here.

The practicalities:
What is:
…an infant? A guest between the ages of 2 and 6 (Infants stay free of charge provided they share with at least one adult)
…a child? A guest between the ages of 6 and 15
…an adult? A guest aged 15 years and over

Game Drives:
Children over six years old can participate in the daily game drives accompanied by their parents. For children under the age of six to go on game drives a private closed vehicle can be hired at $350 a day. Children’s car seats are provided alsso.

Occasionally due to restrictions on the number of guests and vehicles allowed in the conservancy, we may not be able to accommodate extra children or adults in tents.

Additional information

ON GAME DRIVES

  • Children must be two years old to visit Mahali Mzuri and over six years old to accompany their parents on game drive. For children under the age of six to go on game drives a private closed vehicle must be hired at $350 a day. We provide children’s car seats too.
  • When not on drives at least one parent will need to stay at camp with their child(ren).
  • While out in the bush, children will need to be very quiet as not to startle any wild animals
  • When children aged 6-12 are in a game viewing vehicle, either transiting to and from the airstrip or going on a game drive, they must sit in the back of the vehicle and observe all instructions from the Guide carefully. Continued participation in game drives will be at the sole discretion of the Guide based on his or her professional evaluation of the situation; game drives with children present may also be shorter if the driver feels it to be necessary
  • The roads can be very dusty, so please bring sunglasses to protect little eyes

IN CAMP

  • For safety reasons children must be accompanied at all times around the camp, both day and night as the camp is located in a wildlife area which is not fenced. Our Askari (security guards) give special attention to tents occupied by children during the night
  • Please remember it is not only the larger animals that can react aggressively; the smaller, less overtly threatening ones are just as likely to respond if they feel threatened, so we ask that children be kept within arm’s reach at all times
  • The camp can provide babysitting for parents who wish to enjoy private game drives in the evenings.
  • We supply complimentary sun cream at camp, so please help yourself
  • For Younger children we can supply a cot
  • We can provide a roll away bed for a nanny if needed.
  • Please be aware that the electricity is turned off at night. If your child is afraid of the dark, we can provide a battery operated night light
  • We do not have any lifeguards at Mahali Mzuri, therefore children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when in and around the swimming pool
  • We have mosquito nets available on request and there is mosquito spray available in each tent.
  • There is an resident nurse and we have a camp clinic fully stocked with children's medicines, including an Epipen.