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!