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Welcome to aFamilySafariBlog and meet Chania, Kenyan of Irish & English origin and a Mummy of 2 bare-footed little people, Billy & Zia. Chania is an award winning travel specialist and has worked in the travel industry for 28 years. She’s lived in Kenya her whole life but was fortunate to have been to school in England and university in Wales. She’s blessed to have travelled the world since before she could walk to incredible places (33 countries and counting)! She has the bug and it’s time to pass it on to her children and families worldwide.

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The Real Thing, A Safari at Offbeat Mara, Kenya

By Chania Tundo | August 27, 2018

What are you looking for in a safari? I’m looking for The Real Thing! A safari, staying at Offbeat Mara; a real tented camp on an outstandingly beautiful, private conservancy bordering The Masai Mara Reserve, where kids … and adults can be kids. This ticks my boxes! What do you mean by the ‘Real Thing’ …

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A Proper Kenyan Safari, with Old Friends, and their families

By Chania Tundo | February 22, 2018

Need a little pick-me-up? An adventure? A change of pace? Raucous laughter? Easy, rally together your oldest friends and COME … come on a proper Kenyan safari, with old friends, and their families.  I have just been lucky enough to go on a Proper Kenyan Safari, with my Old University Housemates … and their families. Did we …

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Family Summer in the English Countryside

By Chania Tundo | January 19, 2018

I know this is a ‘safari’ blog, but anyone who rates a safari as a perfect holiday, I’m sure will appreciate some tips on a lovely outdoorsy Family Summer in the English Countryside. Living in Kenya, my sister & I decided to take the three ankle-biters to the UK for a Family Summer in the …

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De-stress, Unwind & Reconnect at Almanara … and breathe!

By Chania Tundo | December 14, 2017

De-stress • Unwind • Re-connect • Breathe … with your family, without breaking the bank?! It does exist. Yup, a glorious week, or two ;o) at #Almanara Luxury Villas on #DianiBeach in #Kenya is the ideal place to chill, play & laugh. Your own private villa with your very own chef, butler and maid, the most delicious food in the world, …

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A Family Safari to A Little Known Gem in the Masai Mara, Entumoto Safari Camp.

By Chania Tundo | November 8, 2017

A Family Safari to a Little Known Gem in the Masai Mara, Entumoto Safari Camp – Excellent location √, on a conservation area √, beautifully spacious tents √, comfiest beds √, magnificent view √, swimming pool √, great sundowners / kids suppers √, incredible gamedrives √, homegrown veggie garden √ … catch my drift? In all …

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Making Memories … at Ragati Log Cabins on Mt. Kenya

By Chania Tundo | September 29, 2017

Making memories, special memories made from the REAL stuff; adventure, mud fights, swimming in mountain streams, fits & giggles, forest walks, crabbing, fly fishing, roasting marshmallows on the campfire … get my jist? All at Ragati Log Cabins on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Filled with excitement we departed for Mt. Kenya. What a beautiful drive through …

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Magical Multi-Generational Safari in Amboseli, Kenya

By Chania Tundo | June 25, 2017

There is no better fun to be had, in the world, than a multi-generational safari, in my opinion. Proper bonding time with grand children & grandparents in Amboseli in Kenya is a magical thing. The last time I drove away from Amboseli, my words were ‘the way this park is now, it probably won’t be …

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Soames Hotel – A Charming Family Spot, at the gates to Kenya’s Rugged & Magnificent North

By Chania Tundo | May 8, 2017

Truly, the place to travel in order to satisfy an entire family is Kenya’s north, Laikipia. Why? The lodges are beautiful and the array of activities are endless. Soames Hotel is 7km outside of Nanyuki town, the gates to this beautiful, diverse, rugged and magnificent north. For Kenyans, Soames does not have to be a ‘stop-‘off’ on the …

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The Ultimate in Family-time & Relaxation … The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Laikipia

By Chania Tundo | April 12, 2017

At The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, the scenery is exceptional, nature is natural, the private villas allow for unspoiled family-time, memorable activities & serious relaxation. Our adventure began in the farming town of Nanyuki. The drive to Ol Lentille from Nanyuki is indeed beautiful and un-challenging; achievable in under a couple of hours and when you arrive, the …

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Safari Entertainment Packs for Kids

By Chania Tundo | March 22, 2017

Our Advice is to always provide extra entertainment for your kids on safari. A safari for kids is full of anticipation, excitement and adventure …. but there are quiet moments too, so our sister company, The SAFARI Company now offers these fabulous Kiddy packs for their clients to take on Safari!! We suggest you do the same thing for your kids … and …

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