Africa is a fantastic destination for family safaris, with many lodges and camps throughout the continent welcoming children of all ages.
Africa is a fantastic destination for families, with many lodges and camps throughout the continent welcoming children of all ages.
The continent’s wildlife areas are filled with amazing wonders such as storybook animals including giraffe, lion and elephant, as well as fascinating people and vibrant cultures. Of course, there’s also the excitement and freedom of being out in the wilderness most of the time.
Many lodges and camps offer programs that engage kids, such as guided walks, cultural village visits and sometimes hands-on junior ranger programs. Some have swimming pools or plunge pools to while away the hot afternoon hours. The right kind of accommodation is important for everybody’s enjoyment, so we handpick properties that have family rooms, inter-connecting rooms or exclusive-use villas. One of the best African experiences for children is private mobile camping, where kids can experience the thrill of sleeping under canvas in the African bush. With a seasoned camp crew to see to your comfort throughout the adventure, you can spend all your time searching for captivating local wildlife.
Malaria can be a consideration when travelling with children; the dry season is lower risk for this disease, while there are entirely malaria-free reserves, mainly in South Africa.
Enjoy the flexibility of flying and/or driving between properties – both modes of transport have their advantages. Mixing it up throughout the safari should keep the kids entertained!
Suggested Family Safaris
The following sample itineraries are an example of the kinds of personalised family safaris that our travel specialists can tailor design. Our team of seasoned African travellers have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the African safari that best suits your style of travel and budget.
Botswana and Victoria Falls Family Discovery
Discover the extraordinary wildlife of Botswana's Okavango Delta and be awed by Zambia's mighty Victoria Falls on this memorable safari designed for families with kids.
Kenya Family Adventure
Explore the highlights of Kenya with the family, from Giraffe Manor in Nairobi to fantastic kid-friendly camps and lodges in the Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara.
South Africa and Victoria Falls Family Safari
Go gameviewing with the kids in two excellent malaria-free "Big 5" reserves in South Africa: Pilanesberg and Madikwe. Then, fly to Zambia for a tour of Victoria Falls.
South Africa Cape Explorer
Travel with the family from Cape Town to beautiful Grootbos Private Game Reserve. At malaria-free Kwandwe, experience an unforgettable "Big 5" safari.
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