The world is open for every Kenyan to visit, and parents are encouraged to bring their children along. There are unlimited family friendly destinations, and besides, exposing children to different places, people and culture instils an appreciation for diversity.
Below are just some of the best vacation destinations for family holidays that any Kenyan family will enjoy. Each and everyone will appeal to a family’s personal interests.
1. Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane has more than enough attractions to keep your family active the whole holiday. The Queensland Museum delves into the culture and arts of the Aborigine people and their connection with nature, whilst the Museum of Brisbane, focuses on Brisbane’s history and its inhabitants. Reconnect with all the regional flora and fauna and wildlife at the Kondallila Falls National Park. For aquatic activities, scuba dive and swim in Moreton Bay. Other activities Kenyan families can enjoy on the water include fishing, whale/dolphin watching, kayaking, amongst others.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
It’s all too easy to overlook the fairytale capital city, Copenhagen as a family destination. The fairytale writer, Hans Christian Anderson, is honoured right in the Copenhagen Harbour with a statue of the heroine from his story, ‘The Little Mermaid’. You and your family can take a canal cruise around the winding waterways or spend some time at Trivoli the amusement park. It is the oldest in the world. Besides rides, there’s plenty of entertainment and concerts to please the whole family.
3. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is considered one of the best destinations for a family holiday. You wouldn’t expect to see snow out in the desert. However, at the Ski Dubai, your family can go skiing and snowboarding or explore the underground caves and huge aquariums at Atlantis The Palm. Sharks, various species of fish and other sea creatures provides an impressive view, without getting wet, of the coral and sea life hiding beneath sea.
4. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Fuerteventura is most popular for its beaches created from the island’s spectacular volcanic origins. Various water-related activities include snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran and banana boat rides. An exploration on land with a quad safari will bring you to such areas as the sand dunes of the Jable Desert and into the crater of one of six volcanos. Children and parents interest in caves can head into the subterranean gallery of the Cueva del Llano. The adjacent museum is filled with even more fossils from prehistoric times.
5. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The metamorphosis of Las Vegas transformed it into a top tourist destination for families. Waterparks will keep the children entertained, but there’s some educational and interactive fun not to be missed at the Discovery Children Museum. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum houses ‘Treasures of Egypt’, African artefacts, marine life and prehistoric life galleries. Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and nature’s breathtaking panorama of the Grand Canyon are just some added bonuses for families to experience.
6. London, UK
Kenyan families will certainly be busy on holiday in London. The list goes on and on with such places as the British Museum, Big Ben, the Tower of London and King’s Cross Station along Platform 9 ¾ as featured in “Harry Potter”. The West End is the beating heart of London’s theatre scene with shows appropriate for all ages. Stand next to your favorite celebrity at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Gain an unobstructed and panorama of London with the London Eye Ferris wheel.
7. Luxor, Egypt
Kenyan families will discover the remains of an ancient civilisation that once reigned and heralds in Luxor. The Valley of the Kings and The Valley of the Queens offers 5,000 years of history. However, Ancient Egypt’s artefacts that were gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis are at the Luxor Museum. Modern hotels provide daily family friendly activities. The nightly Fantasia 1001 Show at the Temple contains acrobats and horses. View Luxor and the Nile River’s west bank from above with a hot-air balloon flight.
8. Orlando, Florida, USA
The keystone to family holidays year after year is Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney World® houses four different theme parks. Magic Kingdom®, EPCOT®, Disney Hollywood Studios® and Disney Animal Kingdom® are engraved in the hearts of the young and old. They also have two unique water parks known as Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Universal Studios Florida® contains two theme parks that provide extraordinary days with cinematic magic.
9. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Families who enjoy wildlife will appreciate a holiday within Serengeti National Park. A national park is a good introduction to expose children to exotic creatures. Located here are black rhinos, elephants, African buffalo, African leopards and over 3000 lions. Serengeti has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fully experience and tour the park with either a 4×4, hot air balloon excursion or even by foot with a walking tour or all of them.
10. Western Cape, South Africa
The province of Western Cape is increasingly popular amongst Kenyan families by its fine beaches along the Indian Ocean’s pristine waters. The Two Oceans Aquarium houses a wide variety of marine life, including penguins and sharks. The World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary contains the largest aviary in all of South Africa. Surrounded by acres of unique flower species, The Kirstenbosch National Gardens offers that quiet time retreat amongst authentic Zimbabwean sculptures carved out of stone.
Consider and explore any one of these best vacation destinations for family holidays on your next getaway. We will like to know which one appeals to you and why? We are here to answer your questions.