Family Safari Holidays
Whether you’re travelling with teens or toddlers, a family safari is an incredible way to vacation with your loved ones. Each day on safari is an opportunity to teach your children about the environment, wildlife, different cultures, and — best of all — it's an unforgettable adventure you can share together.See all Africa family tours
Best family safari destinations
Family safari destination #2 - Kenya
Family safari destination #4 - Botswana
Best time for a family safari in Africa
Frequently asked questions about family safari tours
How long do the game drives last?
Game drives usually last approximately 3 to 4 hours, and they’re scheduled to coincide with the times you’re most likely to see wildlife. This means early mornings (typically starting around 5:00 am or 6:00 am), late afternoons (3:00 pm or 4:00 pm) — as well as the occasional night game drive.
Is it safe for a family to go to Africa?
As long as you choose your destination carefully, travelling to Africa can be a perfectly safe and rewarding holiday experience. With its modern infrastructure and world-class national parks, South Africa is one of the best options for a family safari. The country even has a handful of malaria-free game reserves, so you can visit without having to worry about the hassle of taking anti-malaria medication.
How can we make our safari an unforgettable experience for our children?
Mix up your game drives with activities like horseback riding and nature walks, and ask your guide to point out things like animal tracks and edible plants. There’s so much to see and learn in between lion sightings, and a safari holiday is a perfect opportunity to be present and enjoy all the little moments along the way.
What is the most important thing to consider on a trip to Africa with children?
Children may be excited by the idea of a safari, but remember that game-viewing involves a lot of waiting around with little activity. When there are no animals to be seen, your children will become bored quickly, so snacks, games, books, and binoculars are absolutely essential items for every game drive.
How to choose the right safari for my family?
If you want to plan the adventure of a lifetime for your family, put more emphasis on finding the right lodge rather than the right country. Age-appropriate lodges with amenities like swimming pools are a must for rambunctious youngsters, and some family-friendly lodges even offer playrooms with activities such as cooking classes and scavenger hunts to keep kids occupied between game-viewing drives.
How can I book a family safari?
Booking a family safari on TourRadar is a breeze; simply browse our range of family safari tours and choose the one that suits you best! You can filter the results by a specific price range, the country you’d most like to visit, or the highest-rated tours — the choice is yours!
Will there be other families on my tour?
If you book a dedicated family safari tour, you’ll certainly meet other families on your holiday.
How can I find an affordable family safari?
The best way to find an affordable family safari is to keep an eye out for deals. Filter the tours by the lowest price or the biggest deals to save on incredible safari holidays the entire family will love.
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