Best African Safaris For Families [Vacations + Destinations]

Of all the destinations in the world, we’ll wager that Africa offers the best family safari vacations. Our Best African Safaris For Families & Family safari packages in Africa offer a range of adventure activities in luxury lodges and private safari villas that are perfect for family vacations.

Best African safaris for families

Best African safaris for families

Additionally, there are other attractions that will appeal to parents, kids, grandparents, and even teenagers. The variety and novelty of a family trip to Africa offer a rich environment for you to rekindle your relationships with one another and a superb opportunity for kids to learn about nature, experience entirely new cultures, and get up close and personal with wild animals in their natural habitat.

When you go on an African private safari, the entire itinerary is customized to your family’s interests and preferences. Nothing beats traveling with a knowledgeable guide in a private car at your own pace and concentrating on what really interests you all to make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

Something to note: East Africa is a malaria area and we don’t recommend taking young children into areas where malaria is a risk. For the best family vacations when traveling with kids under 8 years, we suggest South Africa’s malaria-free reserves.

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African Safaris For Families: Traveling with Children 8-14 Years

When traveling with kids under 15, it’s ideal to pick a resort with enclosed or private vehicles, a junior rangers program, and knowledgeable guides who enjoy showing kids about the forest. Children under the age of 15 will enjoy the thrill of nature hikes, learning the basics of tracking, bush picnics, and even spending some time at the beach.

10 Days Kenya Safari – A Lion King Adventure for Kids

Both the 1994 original Lion King movie and the 2019 remake draw inspiration from Kenya’s stunning, unspoiled countryside. You and your kids will get the opportunity to visit some of the nation’s game-rich regions during this 10-day Kenya safari journey, including Amboseli National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Meru National Park, and the renowned Masai Mara. While spending valuable time with your children, spend your days identifying all your favorite African animals that were featured in the popular Disney movie.

Highlights:

  • See lion, cheetah, hyena & elephant in Amboseli
  • Guided bush walks with Maasai warriors
  • See the Big 5 in Meru National Park
  • Full-day excursion in the Masai Mara with picnic lunch
  • Night drives in exclusive-use areas
  • Up-close encounters with endangered black rhino
  • Stay at award-winning safari camps in stunning locations

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8 Days Kenya Family Safari with Pre-teens

This 8-day itinerary for a safari in Kenya is made to keep your older children occupied from the moment they get up until it’s time for the night. Pre-teens are warmly welcomed at every lodge on the excursion, and they can choose from a variety of activities to keep them occupied and informed about their surroundings. In addition to nature walks, sports, trips to nearby villages, and swims in the pool, specialized adventure clubs offer kid-friendly safari activities with local guides and naturalists.

Family Safari with Pre-teens in Kenya

Family Safari with Pre-teens in Kenya

Highlights:

  • Thrilling game drives in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Adventurers’ Club for children
  • Mara Intrepids Camp’s beautiful riverside location
  • Cultural trips to Maasai villages
  • Witness the Wildebeest Migration (August to November)

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A Kenya Family Bush & Beach Getaway for Young Kids

The ideal vacation for entertaining parents and children mixes beach activities with safari adventures. Land-based activities on this 10-day Kenya safari include thrilling game drives through the famous Masai Mara, where both kids and adults can see all their favorite African creatures in action. After that, Mombasa’s beachfront luxury is called for. While the parents relax in the sun with a cool drink in hand, the kids are entertained at the Ozone Kids Club or can run around freely on the kid-friendly beach.

Highlights:

  • Thrilling game drives in the Samburu National Reserve
  • Adventurers’ Club for children
  • Mara Intrepids Camp’s beautiful riverside location
  • Cultural trips to Maasai villages
  • Witness the Wildebeest Migration (August to November)

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African Safaris For Families: Travelling with Teenagers 15-18 years

Teenage years are frequently portrayed as being angsty. Even though these can be trying times, nothing brings delight like a grand adventure in East Africa. Teenagers are old enough to accompany you on wildlife drives in traditional open safari vehicles and on gorilla trekking in Uganda, where you will see the spectacular mountain gorilla.

It’s a good idea to talk to your sensitive teen about the likelihood of seeing intense predator-prey encounters in the outdoors, especially during the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. Your teen needs to know that nature is all about balance and that predators and prey are an essential and natural part of the cycle of life.

We recommend choosing lodges that offer multiple activities like walking, boating, cycling or horseback riding in addition to game drives.

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