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Family Safari Holidays

Going on family safari is brilliant fun, and an unparalleled adventure. The magnificent African wildlife and landscapes inspire shared excitement and wonder in all ages. With a new focus on families from safari operators, and some excellent deals available, there has never been a better time to take your kids on safari.
Make the most of our extensive experience of putting together ultimate family itineraries, with a range and balance of activities, child-friendly guides and private or child-friendly accommodation. We have narrowed down our favourites for families to a fairly select portfolio that we can properly guarantee, but with a growing focus from safari operators on the family market, this selection is set to grow!

Best countries for an African Family safari holiday

The safari and beach location that will best suit your family will depend on the ages and interests of your children.

Family safaris for older children and teenagers can be anywhere in Africa, and some of the most cost effective options are to be found in Zambia and Tanzania.  10-12 year olds really suit safari in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as Botswana.

For children under 10 there are a number of options, of which South Africa is probably the best as it offers some safari areas which are malaria-free.

As a general rule safari is tiring and involves early starts, so just a few days' safari tends to be enough for younger children, and we recommend a beach extension afterwards somewhere like Zanzibar.

Best lodges for an African Family safari holiday

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Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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