An Africa family safari is an opportunity for the youngest explorers to discover the charm and wonder of the African bush. Many properties even cater special activities to kids. Here are our top things to do on your next Africa family safari.
Earn your Ker & Downey Young Explorers Badge by mastering key bush survival skills and learning how to identify and follow animal tracks along the Okavango Delta.
Explore the reed beds and Okavango waterways in a traditional mokoro canoe, observing the many skills developed by local people to survive in the environment. For instance, how do you get a drink of cold water using a water lily stem?
Interact with the Wild Horizon elephants at The Elephant Camp.
Take a walk alongside Sylvester, the The Elephant Camp’s cheetah ambassador, who adores socializing with the guests.
See more things to do in Botswana on our 11-day Botswana Family Safari.
Africa Family Safari in South Africa
Children six and under can participate in Kwandwe Ecca Lodge’s many supervised and educational programs, including a Bugs & Bones ecology walk, a Minnow’s fishing trip with rangers, a “Chefs in Training” interactive baking and cooking lesson, and a Blue Crane Conservation Guide activity kit.
Witness a polo match in Plettenberg Bay at Kurland Hotel & Spa’s internationally renowned championship polo grounds.
Children and families can join together for beach games, scenic walks amid the Milkwood Ancient Forest, or perhaps a 4×4 drive where Grootbos Forest Lodge guides share exciting nature stories.
See more things to do in South Africa on our 13-day South Africa Family Safari.
Africa Family Safari in Tanzania
Spend time in Arusha canoeing on Lake Duluti, exploring the local village, touring Tanzanian coffee plantations, or bicycling through the Arushian landscape.
Have a completely private safari experience at the exclusive-use Singita Serengeti House within the Grumeti Reserves. Take advantage of the kid-friendly archery, baking, butterfly identification, and mini ranger course activities available at Singita Serengeti House.
Enjoy all of the exclusive amenities of Mkombe’s House, the first and only self-contained private home in the famed northern Serengeti, designed completely around families and children. Mkombe’s House offers expertly guided game drives and nature walks, which lead guests into the bush for exciting encounters with buffalo, elephants, lion, crocodiles, leopard, and plain grazers. Mkombe is only a few miles from the Mara River and also offers a good chance of witnessing the famous seasonal wildebeest river crossings.
See more things to do in Tanzania on our 10-day Tanzania Family Safari.
Africa Family Safari in Kenya
Set out on game drives, bush walks, and conservation tours with Alex Hunter, owner and manager of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, who is especially passionate about opening up the safari world to young and inquiring minds.
Enjoy a bush dinner in one of the Samburu’s “secret spots” or a picnic lunch at the river.
Don’t be surprised if breakfast at Mara House is a family affair, with generations of zebra, elephant, giraffe, impala, baboons, and warthog congregating at the famous Ol Chorro waterhole right outside the front door.
See more things to do in Kenya on our 11-day Kenya Family Safari.