They start right here with us. Make unforgettable memories, ones that your kids will be telling their children for years to come. This is why we don’t just make family friendly holidays but also make them affordable so the whole family can enjoy the beauty of a safari.
Whether you’re travelling with teenagers or as part of a large multi-generational family group with parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages, we will design a trip to suit everyone. You’ll see animals in their natural habitat, watch herds of elephants walk past your vehicle, maybe spot a mother cheetah with her cubs, or listen to a pride of lions roaring at night – a family safari holiday is a magical experience you will all never forget.
If you’re travelling with very young children, the main priority is to travel to areas that have no malaria. As virtually all of Africa lies within the malaria belt, the only destination we would recommend for families with very young children is South Africa. There are a number of malaria-free holiday reserves in South Africa, which can easily be combined with Cape Town and the Garden Route, or even the beach destination of Mauritius which is Africa’s most family-friendly beach destination.
For families with children under the age of 10, we would recommend a safari holiday to either South Africa or Kenya. South Africa’s parks (both non-malaria and malarial areas such as the Kruger) are well set up for children. You will find a number of lodges offering excellent children’s programmes that occupy the middle of the day during safaris. Kenya is also an extremely good destination for family safari holidays, with the Maasai Mara offering unforgettable big-game viewing, and the Laikipia and Lewa area offering a large range of activities along with unforgettable immersion in the local culture.
10 Upwards & Teens
You will find a lot more of Africa opens up for families with older children, especially as children of this age do not necessarily need the range of non-safari activities that are offered in the destinations we recommend for younger families.
One destination the older kids will love is Tanzania. With the north of the country being hom to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro regions, these both have a great balance of big game and great lodges, as well as authenticity and adventure. Trips to Tanzania can also include a cultural element, as the Maasai tribe lives throughout the region. The beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago are also a superb place to finish. Botswana is also another wonderful destination to add to the list, but it can be more on the pricey side once you’re there.