Africa Luxury Family Safari Holidays - Best Child Friendly Lodges

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A Family Safari Holiday offers an adventure in its purest form, witnessing the life and death struggles of an astonishing variety of wildlife, in one of the world's greatest natural arenas, gives an adrenaline buzz that really has no equal.

Not surprisingly luxury family friendly safari’s have become increasing popular over recent years, as this unique experience allows parents the opportunity to spend quality time with their children whilst successfully engaging the minds of the young and teaching older children valued lessons on nature, cultures and life. Now as a consequence more lodges and camps have evolved particularly catering for families, offering luxury family accommodation, private guides, nannies or specific children’s activities. So whatever your requirements from a child friendly safari holiday, there’s certainly a safari camp perfect for you, that will ensure, the most incredible family holiday ever and memories to last a lifetime.

The countries across Africa all offer their own unique landscape and safari experience so when booking your ideal child friendly safari holiday, it’s important to consider the following factors:

When to travel:
The best time to safari in Eastern Africa would be between June and October, whilst South Africa offers the best safari conditions from October to April. It is possible to visit these countries at other times but there may be factors to consider before booking e.g. weather conditions and animal migrations.

Where to travel:
If travelling with younger children then the malaria free reserves in South Africa offer an ideal option. If this is your first safari experience then Kenya or South Africa, with their great game variety and comprehensive transport infrastructure would certainly be a good choice. However for the more experienced safari family or for those travelling with older children then Botswana, 
Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique will offer awesome adventures of a lifetime.

A safari to best suit your family:
If you are looking for a range of luxury amenities and facilities for younger children then consider a larger safari lodge that will also offer family specific accommodation. For something a little more personal and intimate, we can suggest a number of child friendly private smaller lodges that offer a warm welcome and exceptional hospitality. If you are keen to experience something a little more authentic without compromising on your comforts, then a luxury child friendly tented safari camp would be most suitable.

While a family safari holiday can appear to be expensive, be aware that in most cases they are "all inclusive" which typically means lodgings, meals and game drives are included. Kenya certainly offers the best value safari experience, while South Africa has a range of camps and lodges to suit most budgets. If money is less of an issue then Botswana is a fabulous safari destination.

Safari holiday extensions:
If time allows you may also wish to consider two centres or a multi centre trip and Travel Essence will be happy to suggest a tailormade itinerary to ensure the best child friendly luxury holiday for you. Beach extensions to Mauritius and Zanzibar have been particular favourites with our client families

For more ideas of a Child Friendly Luxury Safari Holiday in Africa call our expert today 01932 863300


South Africa is perfect for a family safari adventure especially with the malaria free game reserves of the Eastern Cape and Madikwe area. Travel Essence would be delighted to recommend lodges that offer special safaris for children, and those that offer exclusive use of villas or lodges complete with their own ranger and vehicle, allowing you to tailor-make your game viewing to suit your family’s individual needs. The Shamwari Game Reserve and Madikwe Hills have been particularly popular with our discerning family clients. To enhance your visit combine a wildlife adventure with a cultural stay in Cape Town or head out along the Garden Route, see whales, African Penguins and Cape Fur Seals, and perhaps stay a few days at the charming Grootbos Nature Reserve.
To plan the Best Child Friendly Luxury Family Safari Holiday in South Africa call 01932 863300 or Get a Quote

Child Friendly Luxury Safari Holiday Tanzania

Tanzania offers a rich and varied safari experince for the family. Drift across the Serengeti plains and witness the Great Migration, marvel at the astonishing sight of the Ngorongora Volcano, home to an abundance of wildlife including the rare black rhino or visit Africa's largest game reserve the Selous. Tanzania offers something for eveybody and is certainly worth investing time as a family to experience the diversity and wonder that this country affords.

To plan the Best Child Friendly Luxury Safari Holiday in Tanzania call 01932 863300 or Get a Quote


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