Family safaris offer an incredible experience and opportunity for everyone to witness some of the world’s most famous wildlife. Of all the destinations in the world, Africa provides some of the best family safaris around, ranging from adventure activities in luxury camps in South Africa to safari beach holidays in Zanzibar. Each of our family safaris boasts plenty to do and see for everyone, including mum, dad, children, and grandparents. Many lodges and camps are geared towards travellers with kids in tow, featuring oversized tent accommodation where you can keep everyone in sight. Alternatively, guests can book out an entire camp for the ultimate private safari experience with the whole family.
South Africa is a favourite destination for family safaris as it has a wonderful range of malaria-free game reserves. Another reason for choosing South Africa for family safaris is because you easily combine your safari holiday with a beachside experience in Cape Town. The wide range of family-friendly lodges offers dedicated children’s activities, like the ‘Cubs on Safari’ programme at Amakhala and the playroom and jungle gym at Shamwari. Those wanting to visit Kenya are in luck. Samburu Intrepids’ Adventurers’ Club allows children to learn while having fun and offers rivetting educational activities.
The variety of family safaris in southern and East Africa provide a rich setting for everyone to reconnect with one another and the outdoors and offers a wonderful way for children to learn about nature, encounter different cultures and see wild animals in the heart of the African bush.
• Our recommendations of some of the best family safaris in East Africa
• Advice if you’re going on safari with kids
• A guide to going on safari with your family in South Africa