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Can My Young Children Go on Safari Too?

Here at Africa Exclusive we specialise in arranging safaris for families of all ages and know all the right places to send families according their individual ages, needs and wants. For a family safari with young children, Kenya and South Africa are ideal choices.

In Kenya there are many family friendly lodges and camps that could be the base for your safari adventure, in the Masai Mara in particular. The reserve is home to a vast array of exciting African wildlife – everything from antelope, giraffe and zebra to lion, cheetah and huge elephant. The Great Migration of two million wildebeest and zebra make their way through the plains too. This is iconic Africa, imposing red sunsets, flat topped trees and endless plains. Families have the opportunity to explore the area together, learning all the time with their knowledgeable and engaging guide. Families also love getting involved with the local Maasai people who can teach you learning how to build fires together, throw spears, use plants as medicine and much, much more! You’ll know every bush survival secret in no time!

Much of South Africa is classed as malaria free, making it another great choice for young families. Many lodges in South Africa have a whole host of activities that really focus on making the safari special for children. Staff are well trained and experienced in working with children and really know how to engage them and make the safari tonnes of fun! Game drives are made even more interactive with animal and birding checklists. There are flexible activities back at your lodge too. Little ones can go on treasure hunts, play safari games and even help in the kitchen making animal biscuits and cakes! Accommodation in South Africa is well known for its luxury too, with pools, privacy and lots of space to keep everyone happy!

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We aim to provide you with your ideal holiday, individually designed just for you and expertly organised. When you book with us you receive this perfectly designed holiday, travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation of the trip, ATOL financial protection and our 25 years’ experience. Because we have excellent confidential rates with lodges and airlines, the price of your holiday will be generally the same as you would pay were you to somehow book all the lodges, transfers and flights yourself.

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!