Family Safaris

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In today's busy world getting quality family time is invaluable. Our family safaris provide the perfect opportunity for you and your children to reconnect, both with each other and with nature. Miles away from the distractions of technology you and the kids will be continually active and totally entertained by an abundance of wildlife activities.

Experiencing a family safari at Olonana in Kenya A paw print vs a child's hand on safari with Wilderness Safaris Taking a break at Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

Expect Big 5 game drives with child-friendly safari guides, story-telling around a campfire, meals under the stars, specialised children's programmes, unique cultural interactions and family-friendly rooms and meals.

During the planning process you will be allocated a dedicated family specialist who will have vast experience in planning family safaris and will have visited the camps to inspect them as suitable for your family.

There are a number of spacious family rooms available at many camps and lodges to ensure that parents can sleep near to their children without being cramped in one room. You can choose from several styles of family rooms or even hire an entire safari house or villa complete with your own personal chef and driver guide. These are particularly popular for extended families travelling together.

We generally like our families to avoid the crowds and the faceless chain lodges and stay in smaller and more personal and flexible accommodation which will be able to provide extra special care to you and your children including specially trained child-friendly safari guides and child minders.

Your family's specialist will often work together with the staff at the chosen accommodation to organise surprises, additional trips and special treats to really ensure this family holiday is completely unforgettable.

As well as this we can offer specially tailored age-appropriate children's programmes carried out by rangers, trackers, child minders and cooks. These are to encourage children to learn about and fall in love with the animals and natural environment around them. There are various fun-filled arts and crafts on offer, often geared towards acquiring particular traditional skills thus allowing them the opportunity to learn about the local culture and customs. More active activities include nature walks, fishing, canoeing, collecting bugs, pods and feathers and learning how to identify game and animal tracks.

In many cases the lodges or camps provide the children with a keepsake bag filled with interesting safari keepsakes appropriate to their age for example a bug viewer, an eco-friendly wind-up torch or an animal identification book.

Should you wish, you can join in the fun or enjoy some much-needed down time as the dedicated staff ensure that the children are thoroughly entertained.

Your family specialist will know which camps or lodges offer discounts to make your safari both affordable and flexible. In some cases children receive up to 65% discount during off-peak season and around a 35% discount during peak season and in many cases this reduced rate will be extended up to, and including, age 16 - if sharing with an adult in a family room, triple or twin.

If are you are concerned about malaria, chat to your specialist. We can also recommend a number of malaria-free game reserves but these aren't always necessary and do limit the experiences your family can have. Your doctor will be able to recommend anti-malarial drugs suitable for children.

Chat to your family specialist today and get this once-in-a-lifetime holiday started.

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Selected Family Safaris Itineraries

All Family Safaris Itineraries
Pool and view at Four Seasons Serengeti

The Ultimate Summer Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $29,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island
Heritage Awali

Kenya and Mauritius Family Safari and Beach Holiday Special

Days
13
Cost For Family of 4
From $19,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Mauritius
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi
Kid tracking Spoor at Tswalu

Cape and Kalahari Safari

Days
10
Cost For Family of 4
From $13,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Tswalu Kalahari
The beach at The Makokola Retreat

Exclusive Zambia and Lake Malawi Family Offer

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,950 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Malawi
Zambia
Locations
Lake Malawi, South Luangwa National Park
On safari Eastern Cape

Luxury Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,400 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve
Kosi bay mouth

Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $14,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast
Shamwari Game Reserve Kids

Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Self Drive

Days
17
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Amakhala Game Reserve
Serengeti dining

Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Adventure

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $17,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island