Family means everything and the weekends are the most important time to leave the work aside and collect memories with them. Isn’t it quite boring to go to the same park to play, eat at the same restaurant and kill time at the same shopping mall? Are you aware of how much you could do in these 2 days? 

No more wasted weekends! We brought together a lot of ideas for you on how to spend a great weekend with your family! Don’t wait too long to try these fun-filled plans for children, teenagers, adults or people of any age. It is just one click away to pick all these amazing moments with your family!


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Kenya is full of geographical and natural beauties worth visiting. There is a wealth of different choices from natural parks to wildlife, amazing bays to historical architecture. We highly recommend these family-friendly alternatives by flying out on Friday evening and returning on Sunday evening. Not only will it be a break from the heavy work stress for yourself, but also an exciting weekend full of new discoveries for your children! Book yourself a house or a cabin instead of a hotel. Experience a holiday as comfortable as your own house with your family, unlike an ordinary holiday. After a busy sightseeing day, cook all together and spend a nice evening watching TV. You will not only learn about the architecture of the region but also experience what it feels like to be at home away from home.


Dream of a weekend where your children could enhance creativity, increase their interest towards nature and wildlife and collect amazing memories. Fresh air and a great nature away from the technology… Even though camping looks tiresome to many people, your only need will be grocery shopping thanks to the camping sites located all around Kenya. As these camping sites already offer tents, partial electricity, beds and tables, you do not need to focus anything else than discovering the wildlife with your family. On top of that, most of these camping sites provide equipment for barbecue. We listed the family-friendly camping sites in Kenya for you below. You can check detailed information about these camping sites on this article.

  • Rapids Camp, Sagana
  • Malewa Bush Ventures
  • Camp Carnelley’s
  • El Karama
  • Kiboko Camp
  • Mamba Village
  • Camp Malta
  • Thompson Falls Lodge Camp
  • Hell’s Gate Gorge and National Park
  • Kongoni Camp
  • Old Moses & Shipton’s Camp
  • Camp Ya Kanzi
  • Olorgesailie
  • Kembu Farm
  • Wildebeest Eco Camp


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Caravans are one of the best alternatives for souls who love to discover, even if they are not as luxurious as the hotels. Experience an amazing weekend with one of these specially designed caravans, where you can stay with your kids and hop on and off as you wish. We have listed various carparks which are suitable for caravan parking for you.

  • Semadep Mara Camp – Keekorok
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers – Kilifi
  • Wildebeest Eco Camp – Kuwinda
  • CrayFish Camp – Lake Naivasha
  • Mara Springs Safari Camp – Maasai Mara
  • Oldmoses Camp Mountain Hut – Mount Kenya
  • Shiptons Camp Mountain Hut – Mount Kenya National Park
  • Kaisgau Base Camp – Rukanga
  • Rapids Camp – Sagana
  • Savage Wilderness Camp – Sagana


The Indian Ocean coast of Kenya is mostly hot and humid throughout the year. As the weather temperature is between 27-35 °C, it is possible to have an ocean holiday at any time except during the rainy season. What are you waiting for to start planning a nice holiday with your beloved ones by picking the right time?

Choose your best bay, check the plane tickets and fill this weekend with the best memories of 2018! We listed the alternative bays for you. You can check the detailed information about the best beaches of Kenya on our article here.

  • Diani Beach
  • Nyali
  • Lamu Beaches
  • Vipingo
  • Tiwi
  • Watamu Beach – Turtle Bay
  • Gazi Beach
  • Bamburi Beach
  • Kikambala
  • Shanzu


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Kenya cuisine is full of wonderful tastes. It is now possible to find restaurants of all tastes all around Kenya in all cities. But what about tasting mbaazi za nazi in Mombasa, mursik in Eldoret and Tilapia in Kisumu cooked by the local chefs while breathing the air of that city? Many cities are waiting for you and your family to taste the local tastes with their own stories. Hit the road this weekend to learn the recipes of Garissa, inspired by a lot of cuisines, the story of Iskudheh Karis, and the original taste of mutura!


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Hiking is among one of our recommendations as an alternative weekend plan for both a healthy life and to escape your routine. Spend your weekend full of sport choosing one of the hiking routes or famous routes around the city you stay with your family! Choose your goal, either a mountain or a waterfall, take your sports shoes, camping equipment and a camera. Now let’s go!

If you do not have any experience of hiking before with your family, we would suggest you choose an easy route to start with.

Here some inspiration for you:

  • Ngong Hills
  • Karura forest during the rainy season
  • Nairobi Arboretum
  • Nairobi safari walk
  • Mount Longonot
  • Hell’s Gate
  • Chyulu Hills


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Kenya offers visa-free entry for 68 countries; one of them is our neighbour Tanzania. Besides the beautiful landscape and natural wildlife, the amazing island Zanzibar hosts millions of tourists every year. It is not that difficult to enjoy this beautiful island together with your family. Daily 3 flights from Nairobi to this piece of heaven and it only takes an hour and a half. No visa and very close. It could be the most unforgettable holiday you ever had with your family. While your kids are swimming with the dolphins, you could take a tour to the world of spices, take pictures with the giant turtles and have a sip from your cocktail on the endless beaches on the north of the island. You could even try kite surfing. The only thing you would not experience on this island, which is on the bucket list of every traveller, would be a disappointment.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Why post an incomplete article? In the first section, you haven’t listed even one property. Mistake, or intentional? Either way, such shoddiness makes believing in the rest of the article rather doubtful.

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