Here are a few of our all-time favourite family safari adventures.
Walk with Samburu warriors and their camels across the fertile hills and valleys of Kenya.
Track elephant, lion and buffalo on foot, by boat, canoe and open vehicle from the superb Kigelia House Private Villa beside the Zambezi.
Find meerkats, go horseriding and sleep under the stars at Tswalu Lodge in the Kalahari.
Take over Kiba Point Private House in the remote Selous, surrounded by thousands of animals and breathtaking scenery
Follow the Great Migration across the Serengeti in a mobile camp with a full support team.
A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local tribal people and experience their culture. This is especially true in Tanzania and in Kenya where colourful maasai and samburu tribes live.
KwaZulu Natal is in eastern South Africa. It’s the home of the Zulus; it has a fabulous wild coastline, high mountains, lots of animals and rich culture. It’s safe and easy to drive around in a hire car and there are loads to see and do. So it’s ideal for a family holiday with a difference.
There is plenty of good, easy to take medication which protects you against malaria. However if you want to consider a family safari in a malaria free area we can easily arrange one. Malaria free safaris are available only in South Africa in areas such as Madikwe and the Garden Route.
The Kalahari is a fascinating place for a family safari. The children can sit by a meerkat den watching these curious little creatures foraging and playing as one stands guard on its hind legs looking out for eagles. They can watch enthralled as a San Bushman reveals hidden secrets that have enabled them to survive here for thousands of years.
Botswana is one of the best places for a family holiday of a lifetime! There are millions of animals across plains, deserts and deltas. You fly in a small plane to small luxury camps with superb family accommodation. There’s so much to see and do and every day is new and exciting. Victoria Falls is close by and there are direct flights down to Cape Town.
Your family can enjoy terrific big herd safaris amidst amazing scenery in Northern Tanzania. See the 10 mile wide Ngorongoro Crater, the endless Serengeti plains, the Great Rift Valley and snow-capped Kilimanjaro. You have your own private safari guide and special safari vehicle so you can focus on what interests you the most. You stay at small upscale camps in beautiful remote locations.
These places are so remote you’ve probably never heard of them! The Mahale Mountains are cloaked in rainforest. Greystoke Mahale is where the mountains meet the crystal clear depths of Lake Tanganyika. This is the best place in the world to track chimpanzees. A trek through the forest gives you an unforgettable hour watching them playing, squabbling, eating and swinging through the trees.
Tanzania is a terrific place for a family safari. It has enormous herds of wildlife in some of Africa’s most majestic scenery: The plains of the Serengeti where two million wildebeest and zebra join the Great Migration, the 8,000 foot high Ngorongoro Crater where 20,000 animals roam free, Lake Manyara in the Rift Valley with tree climbing lions and flocks of flamingos and snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kiba Point is a private lodge situated just down river from Sand Rivers Selous main lodge and is an ideal base for an exciting Selous adventure for either a family or group of friends.
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is an exclusive malaria free game reserve situated in the heart of the Northern Cape Province. It is the largest private reserve in the country, offering the ultimate safari experience in vast, pristine wilderness.
Relaxing on your private deck at Kigelia House you can watch the Zambezi drift majestically past as a family of elephant wallows tusk deep in the shallows and a malachite kingfisher darts in to catch breakfast. Kigelia is one of those places so far removed from our normal urban existence that you can hardly believe you’re there.
Sabuk is a remote safari lodge situated high up on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in Kenya's Northern Frontier District. The lodge has magnificent views over the Laikipia plains towards Mount Kenya and northwards toward the Karissia Hills.
Every day brought new adventures and we learnt so much about every aspect of Kenya, its people and the wildlife. Within 24 hours of leaving home we were sitting overlooking Samburu, eating a bush picnic lunch while watching elephants and getting to know our two Samburu guides. How amazing is that?!
Africa Exclusive provided me and my family with an unforgettable, life changing adventure. It was an ethical and authentic African experience and the treatment and service was first class. We felt like participants rather than merely tourists. Amazing.
You have given us so much more than we ever had the right to expect. This was the perfect holiday in every sense – exciting, comfortable, educational, brilliant fun, a wonderful itinerary and every last detail organised and delivered to perfection. I do hope you all have the time and the opportunity to enjoy the sort of life enriching experience you have just given to us.
As regular visitors to Africa with Africa Exclusive, we’ve been constantly drawn back to the varied animal and bird watching, the landscapes and the ways of life.
We got back home yesterday after the most fantastic trip to Botswana that one could imagine. Everything worked well and the various organisations looking after us were extremely efficient so that our travel and accommodation arrangements could not have been better organised – and the people of Botswana are lovely. For us it really was the holiday of a lifetime. Worth every penny.
We have now returned home from our African adventure and would like to send a big THANK YOU to Africa Exclusive. We had the most amazing holiday, far beyond our wildest dreams and will remember it as a trip of a lifetime.
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There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.
Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb two week safari for between £4,000 to £7,000 per person ($7,000 – $11,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!