THE X-BOX DETOX
We know how hard it can be to part your children from their beloved digital technology and get them to engage with the real world, but we at Niquesa have just the solution.
This family safari adventure to Kenya is sure to re-engage the most recalcitrant teenager and combines wildlife film-making in the Masai Mara, high adventures in Laikipia and a few lazy days exploring the islands of Lamu on a luxury dhow. They will learn important new skills and at the same time have an amazing adventure they (and you) will never forget. Analogue travel has never felt so good.
A KENYAN ESCAPE
You'll begin among the game-rich plains of Kenya's legendary Masai Mara, staying in luxury tents and a tree-house courtesy of the Mara's most exclusive and knowledgeable private safari specialists. We'll have Alex Walker, founder of Serian Camps, personally guide you, and bring in a top professional wildlife cameraman to teach your children how to build a story, shoot and finally produce a short documentary out of the remarkable raw natural material around you. During downtime, you can relax while your children mess around with the amazing guides and safari team, enjoying water fights or even learning how to drive a truck. We promise they won't be pining for their Wi-Fi connection.
Then it's a short hop by private plane to the Laikipia Highlands for a stay at our favourite private house, Enasoit. Here you'll experience total exclusivity, flawless hosting and an amazing array of adventures.
Dance with the local Samburu tribespeople, track rhinos or the resident pride of lions on horseback (on foot if you dare!), and take to the skies on heli-adventures that will see you startling flamingos into flight as you swoop down over a remote soda lake or touch down on a granite kopje to enjoy a bush picnic with forever views. If you wish, we'll also fly in one of Kenya's leading lights in conservation, culture, social enterprise or the private sector to provide you and your offspring with food for thought and inspiration during your stay.
Family life on the Ocean
Finally we'll helicopter you directly to the coast to board the Tusitiri, a stylishly bohemian private dhow, where you can be as lazy or active as you choose while exploring the unspoiled islands of Lamu.
Spend care-free days snorkelling remote coral reefs, fetching up on castaway beaches, wake-boarding behind the dhow's speedboat or simply jumping off the prow into the warm Indian Ocean.
In the evenings you'll dine aboard, feasting on fresh-caught lobster, mangrove crab and fine wines before choosing whether to retreat to land for the night (in which case we'll arrange the perfect private Swahili villa for you) or have us roll out a white linen bedroll on deck for you so that you can be lulled to sleep beneath the stars.