Some of Africa’s most beautiful natural environments make the perfect playgrounds for family-friendly adventures.
Families come in different shapes and sizes. What might be the ideal vacation for one family, could be a total nightmare for another. One fact is consistent among all families though; spending quality time together matters. And for a family that enjoys being outdoors and active, what better way to bond than on a safari in Africa?
Why go on a family safari?
Safari holidays offer something for everyone, and where you decide to go depends a lot on what you want to get out of your family holiday. Relaxation, adventure, nature, world class wildlife, culture, history – you can find it all in Africa. Safaris are also an excellent alternative to the traditional vacation as they provide a wonderful balance between activity and rest.
While some safari destinations don’t allow kids under a certain age to stay, many camps and lodges welcome children of all ages and offer a range of activities suitable for the whole family.
Here are a few family-friendly adventures in Africa that have been manicured with young travellers in mind:
Located in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Camp Kalahari is repeatedly cherry-picked for being one of the best family-friendly safari destinations in Africa. This traditional, yet relaxed safari camp is ideal for families seeking fun and adventure, without having to sacrifice all the creature comforts of a luxury lodge. Find out more...
ANT'S NEST & ANT'S HILL BUSH HOMES
Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes are situated in a private reserve within South Africa’s beautiful malaria-free Waterberg. Welcoming children of all ages, the two uniquely designed bush homes offer a long list of family-friendly safari activities, and are the perfect choice for adventurous families. Find out more...
Set on the Nankumba Peninsula on the western shores of Lake Malawi, Pumulani Lodge is an ideal retreat for families seeking an escape from the stresses of the modern world. The crystal-clear turquoise waters of Lake Malawi are magical for children and adults alike, and offer a wide variety of fun activities for the water-babies out there.
MADIKWE LELAPA LODGE
Madikwe Lelapa Lodge is located in the central eastern region of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. The lodge consistently receives top ratings from families for the accommodation and age-appropriate introduction to the African bush. It is also a massive added-bonus that Madikwe Lelapa Lodge doesn’t charge for children under 6 years old.