Family Safaris

Watch Your Child See Their First Elephant

What could be more exciting to your child than spotting your first elephant, learning to track, following animals across the African plains with a ranger as your best friend, or catching your very own fish..!

Our safari approach is to welcome children – with suited locations designed for families, engaging child-friendly safari related activities combined with many cultural interactions.

Young kids enjoying a family safari
Family dinner at Rhino Safari Camp

Family Accommodation

The safari camps and lodges we use will have family rooms – usually larger rooms, or two rooms or luxury tents.

There are also several stunningly beautiful safari houses or villas that can be rented by families, or several families travelling together. These safari options come with private vehicles and safari guides, chefs and butlers, making your holiday that much more enjoyable.

Children Aged 6 -12

Bushwalks are safe and highly educational and children enjoy ticking off their animal and bird lists.

There are also daily opportunities to fish, identify animal tracks, bake bread and toast marshmallows over the open fire.

Our safari guides can take them to locations overlooking waterholes where they can draw and paint animals that visit.

Animal checklist for kids on a family safari
Teenager spotting wildlife on a family safari

Children Aged 13 – 17

Generally children 13 and above are able to join most adult activities and those who develop a passion for wildlife can spend more time with their safari guide (and sit beside the guide during game drives) to further enhance their experience.

Teens are now becoming interested in more complex topics such as conservation, cultural diversity, and have developed their own collection of biodiversity facts. They love spending time with the traditional guides, who in turn enjoy chatting and explaining their own lives, cultures and traditions.

From experience, we have found that some teenagers are much happier if traveling with a same-age companion – so this may be something to think about when planning who will travel.

Start Planning Your African Safari

Martin Meyer

Executive Director

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