A family safari is the perfect environment to reconnect in beautiful surroundings and embrace new life experiences together. Kids love safari as every day is filled with unimaginable surprises and learning experiences that will live long in their memory. Safari trips introduced to the wonder of the natural world; and as a family you will treasure magical memories like no other vacation. We take our own families on safari trips, so we know how to plan a tailormade vacation to Africa that suits your family’s unique travel wishlist and is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Here’s our top 5 reasons to start planning your family’s safari adventure:
1. THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROPERTIES
Whether you stay at a lodge, camp or exclusive-use villa, all. Our travel experts will choose lodges that offer spacious family rooms with separate, but inter-connecting, adult and children’s bedrooms. This allows the family to all be together, but ensures plenty of space and privacy for parents to enjoy downtime after the children go to sleep. The two-bedroom family suites at Singita Ebony Lodge even boast a private plunge pool and a living area with a feature fireplace. Some lodges, like Cottar’s Camp, have generous sized private villas which are perfect for multi-generational family groups to all enjoy a life-changing safari experience together.
2. AUTHENTIC TRAVEL THAT INSPIRES
Your children will love their up-close encounters with the creatures made famous by a dozen Disney movies, from lion and elephant, to giraffe and hippo. Our hand-picked lodges will cater specially for children offering unique educational experiences giving them incredible insight into Africa’s traditional cultures and beautiful wildlife. At the end of your extraordinary family adventure, you will find your kids have fallen in love with the animals, people and landscapes of Africa…becoming true conservationists in the making.
3. KID'S CLUBS
In addition to the daily game drives with up close wildlife encounters, the interactive kid’s activities are tailored to the heritage and environment of the camp. Expeditions may involve activities such as tracking or fishing, making traditional bows and arrows, crafting and painting, as well as fun in the lodge garden or kitchen. On a Kenyan safari for example, they may learn tribe secrets from a local Maasai warrior or make traditional beaded necklaces alongside the Maasai women.
4. MALARIA-FREE OPTIONS
South Africa is a top destination for families wanting to go on safari as they offer ‘malaria- free’ areas, such as the Eastern Cape, the northern Waterberg region, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and parts of the KwaZulu Natal. Most of our safari and beach destinations present a minimal risk of malaria but choosing an area with no malaria risk is ideal for African family safaris and for travellers such as pregnant women who want to negate the risk and inconvenience of having to take anti-malarial medication.