Family travel is all about finding a destination that has something for everyone. But families are different; some yearn for the beach, for some it’s the excitement of being on a safari while others it’s the serenity of a destination or the exclusivity of it. Whatever your passion, Serena Hotels has properties in some of the leading destinations in Africa that will ensure everyone has the time of a lifetime.
- Build castles in the sand
There is no strip of sand quite like the Serena beach Resort and Spa. The kids can ride a camel along the beach, build castles on the sand, kick a footy, or play some water sports, before watching the sun slip into the ocean. The Swahili history is pretty interesting, too. Start off your day with breakfast at the Sokoni restaurant and then head over to the pool for a dip. Later in the afternoon, spoil the kids with ice-cream at the Ice cream parlor before visiting the Butterfly Park or the turtle hatchery for some lessons on conservation. End your day over some scrumptious sea food at the Jahazi grill where the setting is beautifully characterized by ceiling with sails that transform you out to the ocean.
2. Become one with nature
We live in a time when kids are glued to the screens playing video games while parents get lost on social media world catching up with friends on Facebook or scrolling photos on Instagram. But once in a while, it’s nice to take a break from it all and reconnect with nature. And there is no better place than at Serena Mountain Lodge. Only 2 hours from Nairobi, and now accepting children as young as 3 years old, make a quick getaway from the city to enjoy some serenity and the fresh Mountain air as you stay at Mountain lodge this Easter. Have the family enjoy their favorite drinks by the balcony as you watch elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks and various bird species stop by the watering hole. How about some adventure for the whole family? Go on a nature walk to learn more on the flora and fauna that makes up the Mount Kenya forest. Later in the day, enjoy some family time by the fireplace as you reminisce about the activities of the day
3. Get a taste of Safari
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge promises the best safari experience. With the dining hall beautifully situated where almost every chair at every table has a breathtaking view of the Chyulu Hills, enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that comes to the watering hole including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, gazelles and even the cats like Lions and leopards. And in case you miss out on your favorite animal, head out on a game drive with our knowledgeable guides to explore Tsavo famed for its man eater lions and the Shetani lava. And your stay at Kilaguni Serena is not complete if you haven’t had breakfast on Lion Rock for an out of this world experience. The Lodge also has nice gardens with an even track for fitness enthusiasts or for some biking action with the kids. Better yet, let the children have their fun in the pool as you read your favorite book and relax.
4. The Serenity paradise
Set in an extremely scenic location with the pristine Lake Elmenteita stretched out in front of you with the sleeping warrior in the horizon, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an excellent Easter holiday getaway for the whole family. After a hearty breakfast, set off for some fun times on horseback and explore the lakeside and be on the lookout for the buffaloes, water bucks, hippos and birds especially flamingos and pelicans. In addition, the camp offers plenty of activities to keep busy including yoga, cooking classes and for some harmless competition with the kids, there is archery.
5. Family Road trip!
Take a detour to Tanzania at the edge of the Rift Valley and stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari lodge. Only 5 hours from Nairobi, this Lodge makes for the perfect family road trip and the views enjoyed once at the lodge make the drive all the more worthwhile. Perched right at the cliff, the infinity pool not only serves to cool you down after a long drive, but also provides the perfect vantage point to take in the views of Lake Manyara National Park. The park which is only 10 minutes’ drive from the lodge is great for an introduction to what Northern Tanzania circuit has to offer as far as wildlife is concerned. Pick some cooking or how to play a musical instrument lessons while at the lodge which are free of charge. Or if you a looking for some therapeutic activity capture the magic of the lodge through water color painting, something the kids will definitely enjoy.
Reservations can be made directly with Serena hotels by calling +254 732 123 333 or writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, through the website or through your preferred travel agent.
E.A Resident Rates
2rd January 2017 to 31st March 2017
|Accommodation (Full Board)||Double||Single||suite Supplement|
|Lake Manyara Serena Safari lodge||164.00||82.00||200.00|
|Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge||190.00||100.00||200.00|
|Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge||190.00||100.00||200.00|
|Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp||190.00||100.00|
|Kirawira Serena Camp||250.00||170.00|
|Lake Duluti Serena Hotel||120.00||70.00|
|Zanzibar Serena Hotel||210.00||185.00||30.00|
*All the above Rates are on full board basis except for Zanzibar Serena Hotel and Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (Bed & Breakfast).