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There's more much to a safari than wildlife when travelling with children

Unforgettable encounters in Kenya

Meet a family of habituated meerkats in Botswana's Kalahari Desert

Explore the Okavango Delta's waterways

Making friends with the locals at Naboisho Camp

See other families on safari

Kenya has some unforgettable safari experiences for children

Come face to face with a Seychelles giant tortoise on Fregate Island

Get to know the Maasai in the Mara

Ride through South Africa's Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Family holidays

Discover Africa's wildlife and culture with your family

Family safari holidays in Africa can be an amazing way for children to interact with the natural world and encounter completely different cultures.

To get the best out of a family safari to Africa, we use our experience to tailor the trip to your family. As well as your interests and your budget, we’ll consider the age and individual maturity of your children, and any safety concerns.

We know that many ‘standard’ safaris can end up being boring for children, who are expected to sit quietly whilst entertainment isn’t guaranteed. So, with our own families in tow, we've found the very best lodges and camps that keep younger ones engaged, active and learning with specially tailored activities.

From an exclusive-use villa in the bush with your very own private guide who specialises in looking after younger ones with a completely flexible schedule, to adventurous self-drives gathering around camp fires, and everything in between, we'll create the perfect African safari for your family.

Our top family safari holidays

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Savute Safari Lodge

With a swimming pool and a large family chalet with 2 ensuite bedrooms Savute Safari Lodge is a great stop on a family safari in Botswana.

Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan is a good option for families with older children who have a keen interest in nature. Short walks are a great way of learning about the fauna and flora. The camp also offers a ‘family safari’, led by a private guide and tracker.

Machaba Camp

Machaba has two very spacious family tents and is a good option for a family safari in Botswana with older children who are enthusiastic about wildlife.

Splash Camp

The exclusive use Splash Enclave has its own private main area including a pool and no age restrictions making it a fantastic option for a family visiting Botswana.


Shinde Camp

A family chalet, specialist family friendly guiding programme and a more relaxed child policy than most of Botswana's safari camps make Shinde a wonderful camp for your family safari to Botswana.

Kanana

Kanana has a more relaxed child policy than most of Botswana's camps, where it's unusual for families with children under 12 years not to have to book and pay for a private vehicle, although they may still choose to for greater flexibility.

Okuti

Okuti is part of the Young Explorers programme, offering families a specialist guide who has experience guiding children in the bush. It is also fenced and takes children aged 7+ making it a great family friendly safari camp.


Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp makes for affordable Tanzania family safari holidays with sensible children, best aged 10+, in an informal atmosphere. With no electricity and a rustic design, it gives a strong sense of wilderness. Triple rooms and early dining can be arranged.


Chongwe River House

The spectacular Chongwe River House was made for family safaris. Very stylish and totally original, it centres around a vast lounge-dining area, and a large outdoor deck and swimming pool. With four large en-suite bedrooms, it's one of Africa's best family safari camps.

Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House was purpose-built for families, with a vast central lounge and dining area, four large en-suite bedrooms (all with full, en-suite bathrooms), a kitchen and plenty of space. Outside is a swimming pool and a game-viewing platform.


Lagoon Camp

For those with older children who are enthusiastic about wildlife, Lagoon Camp is a good option for a family holiday in Botswana. As well as having a family chalet, the camp offers a privately guided “family safari”.

Splash Camp

The exclusive use Splash Enclave has its own private main area including a pool and no age restrictions making it a fantastic option for a family visiting Botswana.


Private Mobile

The team behind the Botswana Private Mobile Safari has a lot of experience in family safaris. The owners have a young child of their own and with a minimum age of 6 this is a great option for family safaris.

Kanana

Kanana has a more relaxed child policy than most of Botswana's camps, where it's unusual for families with children under 12 years not to have to book and pay for a private vehicle, although they may still choose to for greater flexibility.


Ecca Lodge

For South Africa family safari holidays with small children, Ecca Lodge should be top of your list. This Kwandwe lodge is a bit more pricey but caters exceedingly well to families with children, with special activities like 'frog safaris' to seek out local amphibians.


Muchenje Safari Lodge

For a family safari in Botswana, Muchenje is a fantastic option with guides who specialised in guiding children for years. The lodge has a family room with two single beds in a 'loft' area (albeit up a fairly steep stepladder).

Savute Safari Lodge

With a swimming pool and a large family chalet with 2 ensuite bedrooms Savute Safari Lodge is a great stop on a family safari in Botswana.

Pom Pom Camp

With a family chalet, consisting of two interlinked bedrooms with a shared bathroom, Pom Pom Camp is a good option on a family safari to Botswana.


Amalinda Lodge

The Amalinda Homstead, a 3-bedroom private villa, was home to Amalinda's owners, the Stead's, when they had young children. Now available to book this is a fantastic option for a family safari with flexible activities and privacy.

Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge is the only camp in the Hwange area that is fenced. This, combined with family rooms and a babysitting service, makes the lodge one of the best options for a family safari in Zimbabwe with younger children.

Batonka Guest Lodge

With an attractive pool, safe gardens and interleading rooms, Batonka Guest Lodge is a good family-friendly option in Victoria Falls. As a plus, its relatively small size and relaxed atmosphere mean that even those with small children won’t feel out of place here.


Anantara Bazaruto

On an idyllic beach, Anantara Bazaruto offers child-friendly activities and equipment including cots, high chairs and a play room with toys, a TV and a Playstation. Expect good food and a laid-back atmosphere here on your Mozambique family holidays with children of all ages.

Family safari holidays in Africa

Browse trip ideas by country.


Family holidays in Botswana

Botswana

What was regarded unusual ten years ago, is now becoming more and more popular: at a suitable camp, ...

Family holidays in Kenya

Kenya

With fun activities and the fascinating culture of the Maasai, Kenya offers great family safari ...

Family holidays in Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique impresses with pristine beaches and excellent marine wildlife. Therefore it's a worthwhile ...

Family holidays in Namibia

Namibia

Namibia offers fantastic self-driving family safari holidays. However, as stunning as the country's ...

Family holidays in Seychelles

Seychelles

Being free of malaria and large predators, the beautiful tropical islands of the Seychelles should ...

Family holidays in South Africa

South Africa

The Cape's excellent, malaria-free parks are a great destination for family safari holidays in ...

Family holidays in Tanzania

Tanzania

With excellent wildlife, lovely, white sandy island beaches and good transport links between them, ...

Family holidays in Zambia

Zambia

Zambia's private safari houses are definitely among our favourites for family safari holidays with ...

Family holidays in Zanzibar

Zanzibar

On family holidays in Zanzibar, you can join watersports or simply relax on stunning tropical beaches...

Family holidays in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a great option for a classic family safari. Our family friendly lodges hold anywhere ...

Africa trips to appeal to many different interests

Click below for ideas, then call us to discuss what you want. We will design a trip perfectly for you, around your interests.


Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

Find captivating marine life beneath the waves

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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