Family Safaris

The iconic picture of Africa is one of wide open spaces, of vast savannahs where hordes of plains game graze, of magnificent and varied landscapes, of breath-taking wilderness areas with extraordinary wildlife, prides of strong ruddy lion, herds of stripy zany zebra, thrilling sightings of the legendary African Big 5, hunter and prey, smaller fascinating creatures, intriguing ancient cultures, and plenty of sunshine and an abundance of healthy fresh air.

The vision is very real, which is why more and more parents and grandparents are beginning to appreciate the benefits of this African wilderness, and bush safaris particularly, as a high-quality, all-inclusive family holiday option.

A Top Family Holiday Destination

Southern Africa is fast becoming a destination of choice for families wanting their children to experience the enchantment of a meaningful vacation. On a family safari holiday, days are spent immersed in the great outdoors, witnessing the bush environment first-hand and at its absolute authentic best. Children can experience family or children’s game drives, nature walks, and other especially tailored excursions, to see and learn about both local flora and fauna first-hand. A good number of game lodges offer personalized packages especially for children, designed to entertain, educate, and kindle their young interest in ecology, and also even cater to their less sophisticated little foodie palates. There is absolutely no need for electronic devices here, it’s hands-on, it’s enlightening, it’s healthy stimulation…for adults and youngsters alike.

Imagine the excitement of animal-spotting as a family, bumping along bush roads filled with expectation of your next possible sighting, learning new fascinating facts together with your children, sitting around the camp fire at night pouring over the events and highlights of the day before heading off to your sumptuous suite for a well-earned bubble-bath and a night between luxury linens.

An African safari holiday offers so many fun and meaningful opportunities for wholesome family bonding. Both adults and children will return relaxed and enriched, cherishing shared memories forever.

Have a look at our tours for some ideas and highlights and then contact us. Our expert African safari team will very capably create the perfect family holiday itinerary to enchant each and every member of the family.


Table Mountain from Table Bay

GARDEN ROUTE, CAPE TOWN & SAFARI (12 DAYS)

Spend 5 blissful days a stone’s throw from the sandy, unspoilt beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa’s prettiest seaside town in the heart of the beautiful Garden Route. A scenic self-drive takes you down the Garden Route to Cape Town for 4 days at a trendy boutique guesthouse within walking distance of  fashionable restaurants and bars and views of famous Table Mountain and the harbour. After exploring the environs of Cape Town, Cape Point and her Winelands, fly to the Timbavati Game Reserve in the Kruger Park region for 2 days on a Big Five safari.

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BIG FIVE FAMILY SAFARI (11 Days)

An exclusive 11 day self-drive family vacation. Car Rental in Johannesburg and an overnight stay at the Peech Hotel before driving to the Kruger National Park. Enjoy a 6 hour drive to Honeyguide Khoka Moya Luxury Tented camp for a 3 night stay. Drive to Savanna Private Reserve in the Sabi Sands for 3 more nights of Big 5 viewing. Take a flight from Kruger International directly to Cape Town. Pick up your vehicle and spend 3 nights in a luxury apartment enjoying Cape Town’s Highlights.

Cape Town Aerial view

CAPE TOWN, WHALE ROUTE & SAFARI (9 DAYS)

Spend 4 nights in stunning Cape Town at the ideally located Radisson Blu Hotel, perched on the Atlantic Seaboard rocks within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront. Explore Cape Town and surrounds. It’s a scenic coastal drive to Hermanus (via an optional Shark Cage Diving excursion!), for 2 nights at Abalone Guest Lodge, overlooking the bay. Hermanus is famous for whale watching (June – Nov) and has great beaches. From sea to safari – your next 2 nights are at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape for close encounters with Africa’s Big Five.

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CAPE TOWN, KRUGER & VICTORIA FALLS (11 DAYS)

Spend 4 luxurious nights at the Cape Cadogan Boutique guesthouse in the heart of South Africa’s vibrant mother city, Cape Town. Enjoy a myriad of sightseeing opportunities in and around Cape Town. Disappear into the African bush for 3 nights on safari at Lion Sands River Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve which borders Kruger National Park. Enjoy game drives in search of the Big Five. Lastly, take in the majesty of ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by spending 3 nights at Islands of Siankaba, upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

GORILLAS & CHIMPANZEES IN UGANDA (11 DAYS)

Overnight in Entebbe and then road transfer through the Queen Elizabeth National Park to the remote Ishasha Wilderness Camp for 2 nights. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the only forest where chimpanzees and gorillas live harmoniously. An early rise sees you Gorilla Trekking within metres of these amazing primates.  Overnight in Lake Mburo National Park. Return to Entebbe and board a boat ride to the chimp orphanage at Ngamba Island for 1 night. End your adventure with 2 nights at Murchison’s Falls.

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THE QUINTESSENTIAL AFRICAN SAFARI (11 DAYS)

Spend 4 nights in Cape Town with private guided day tours to local attractions as well as in depth winery visits and tastings in the Cape celebrated Winelands of Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Spend 3 nights on a big five safari in the Kruger National Park. Fly on up to the Victoria Falls in Zambia for 3 nights where you’ll stay in beautiful lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. Either relax or sign up for a myriad of fun activities such as elephant back safaris, sunset river cruises, fishing, microlight flights over the Falls.

Kapani Safari Lodge

BEST OF ZAMBIA LUXURY WALKING SAFARI (10 DAYS)

Fly into Livingstone, Zambia and stay at Tongabezi on the banks of the Zambezi River upstream from the Victoria Falls for 2 nights.  Enjoy the beauty and fun adventure activities. Fly to Mfuwe for access to the remote South Luangwa National Park. Start your authentic Zambia safari at Kapani Lodge for 3 nights. View game on foot or from safari vehicles.  In true safari style, move on Mchenja Camp for 3 nights, and then end off your trip with a sleep out under the stars in the Liwu Riverbed. (Available only in the dry season)

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FLY-IN LUXURY NAMIBIA SAFARI (8 DAYS)

Travel by charter airplane from one exclusive camp to the other as you drink in the desolation and pristine vistas of one of the most ancient landscapes on earth. From the exclusive isolation of Onguma Plains Camp and the rustic luxury of the Mowani Mountain Lodge where ancient rock paintings fascinate intrepid visitors to sightings of the rare Desert Elephant in Damaraland and the romance of the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge with its unending desert views, this as close to nature as one could ever hope to get. Wild animal sightings, a visit to a colonial coastal town and a chance to commune with nature are all a part of this exclusive, five-star once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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EAST AFRICA ADVENTURE (11 DAYS)

After a once-in-a-lifetime night at the famed Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, guests will experience the thrill of getting up close and personal to the wild inhabitants of Masai Mara at the five star Governor’s Main Camp. After this, a chance to experience the greatest animal show on earth for two nights at Serengeti Mara Mobile Tented Camp followed by an authentic three-night safari experience at Lemala Ngorongoro Camp where Africa’s untamed beasts roam free and where a tour into the crater is a highlight. Your exciting safari sojourn ends with three nights at the fascinating coastal destination of Zanzibar, where a centuries-old Arab culture infuses the air.

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EAST AFRICA SAFARI (12 DAYS)

Spend 1 night at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, an elegant and classy haven in this bustling African city. Fly into the Masai Mara for 3 nights, arguably the best-known National Park in the world. Spend the next 2 nights at Lemala Ewanjan, a seasonal camp set along the game-rich in the Serengeti. From there, look forward to 3 nights at Alex Walker’s Serian, in the southern Serengeti where you are encouraged to immerse yourself in an authentic safari experience. The final stop is 2 nights at Gibbs Farm, where you can absorb the breath-taking natural beauty and wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater.