With lodges and camps beginning to focus their attention specifically on families and children, a family safari in Africa has never been a better idea than it is today. A safari really is the ultimate family holiday - adventurous, personalised, comfortable and exciting - all ages will be captivated by the outstanding African wildlife. In our opinion, safari is the best family holiday for ensuring everyone, big and small, goes home with reluctance and fond memories lasting a lifetime.
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. Afterall, every family is unique, and by booking with us you ensure that your trip is completely tailored to your specific family dynamics and needs.
There is no holiday quite as adventurous as a safari! The whole family together in the wilderness is a fantastic way to spend a week if you are adrenaline seekers. The options are so varied! You can trek the rare and magnificant mountain gorillas of Uganda, get a birds eye view of Tanzania by hot -air-balloon over the Serengeti or from the summit of the formidable Mount Kilimanjaro, canoe down the Zambezi River in Zambia, or go camping under the stars in Namibia - there is so much on this vast, diverse and wild continent.
Wildlife is the key to all safaris, but can be particularly rewarding on a family safari. Young and old all love seeing the amazing African wildlife, and to have such a shared interest can be hard to come by in this day and age!
Perhaps this will be your last family holiday before the kids move out, or maybe it is your first proper family holiday - whatever the occasion, your children are far more likely to grow up remembering seeing that leopard chasing that impala, than that time they were lathered in suncream on a beach in Greece! Safaris truly make lasting memories for the whole family. They are not cheap, it is true, but are a recipe for a family holiday you will still be raving about in years to come.
It seems a rarity nowadays to be with your family without the distractions of the outside world bleeping their way into your life via your smartphone! A safari offers true wilderness - a refreshing break which can help you reconnect with nature and each other.
Safari lodges and camps are famous for their intimate, and very personalised service. When children are involved, especially younger ones, this kind of attention to detail from staff members can make a huge difference to your overall experience. Guides are often excellent with children, keeping them entertained and educated about the surrounding nature.