Any African country is suitable for a great family safari. For a more adventurous family you might like Zambia where you can canoe down the Zambezi past elephants, track animals on foot across the Luangwa valley. Your senses alert, knowing that you are on the same level as the animals as twigs crack under your feet and your watchful guide leads you a little closer to a couple of adolescent bull elephants nonchalantly tearing branches off a tree. The options are almost endless, so call us and tell us about your family and we will design the perfect itinerary for you. If you’re adventurous and love walking, explore Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park from Chamilandu Camp which overlooks a sweeping bend of the river. The Zambezi River can also offer you canoeing, boating from Chiawa or Sausage Tree Camp, and near Victoria Falls, white water rafting and micro lighting over the mile wide falls. Other places for active adventures include Lukula Private Reserve or Sand Rivers Lodge in the Selous, Tanzania, or your family can come face to face with a family of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. We sometimes arrange for a family to set off across the surreal Namibian deserts in search of rare desert elephants and rhinoceros, sand boarding on the Skeleton Coast and quad biking across the dunes. Or if you like the ultimate in luxury safari stay at Vumbura Plains in Botswana’s Okavango Delta or the opulent Singita Boulders Lodge on the Sabi Sands of South Africa, where each magnificent suite comes complete with a private pool and even a set of watercolours in case you feel inspired to paint. If you’d like to round off your family safari with a beach break, Africa Exclusive can arrange anything from a five star resort hotel on Mauritius, to a week as a pampered Robinson Crusoe surrounded by fabulous coral reefs on a tiny island like Vamizi off the coast of Mozambique.
Zambia is the perfect place for a real family safari adventure. You can track elephants and giraffe on foot with an expert guide. You can paddle a stable Canadian canoe down the Zambezi watching zebra and antelope drinking at the water’s edge.
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.
Coming face to face with a quarter ton silverback is something you just have to do sometime in your life. If you’ll let us take you to Rwanda we’ll lead your family through dense rainforests on the side of a huge volcano for an unforgettable appointment with these hairy relatives.
This vast scenic tapestry of deserts, deltas and endless savannah plains is home to countless animals and birds. Africa Exclusive will create a perfect family safari bearing in mind seasonal wildlife movements and your family’s interests.
Follow a million migrating plains game across the Masai Mara as they pass the haunts of big cats and crocodile infested rivers. Spend a day walking through the volcanic hills with Samburu warriors and their camels.
Namibia is a spectacularly unusual place for a family holiday. You can see enormous numbers of elephant, rhinoceros, big cats and plains game, yet the main attraction is the incredible variety of desert landscapes. Africa Exclusive can take you quadbiking across the Kunene, hot air ballooning silently over the razor sharp curving ridges of the Sossusvlei dunescapes and tracking desert rhinoceros in Damaraland.
The Leonard family got in touch with us recently to tell us all about their most recent family holiday to Kenya. When they called us to enquire, the Leonards explained that they wanted an unforgettable family adventure out in the wilds of Africa.
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!