Do you have some feral children who could benefit from being released back into the wild? If so, this is the holiday for you. Discovering jaw-dropping (and jaw munching) wildlife while on safari is one of life's great experiences and makes for a fabulous holiday for the whole tribe.

Families with younger children will love the malaria-free areas of South Africa, which is also incredibly convenient given the lack of time difference and very reasonable flight time. We know all the best camps and guides to ensure your family safari holiday is as educational as it is fun. If you are planning a family safari with young children then much-loved children's party people Sharky & George, who we've joined forces with, will provide your little monsters with a carefully selected kit to help them discover the magic around them, including a spotters guide, mini microscope and star chart. Plus, let's be honest, you'll have a whale of a time playing with the kit as well!

For teenagers, a safari is the ultimate holiday with so much diversity in terms of what they can see and do, from incredible wildlife to stunning landscapes and adrenaline-filled activities (quad biking anyone?).

Whether it's horse riding, canoeing, quad biking or learning bush craft, there's so much on a family safari holiday to keep the little critters entertained.

Tom, Original Traveller

Where to go

The Masai Mara

The Masai Mara

A safari in Kenya's Masai Mara has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife anywhere on Earth.

Costa Rica's Northern Caribbean Coast

Tortuguero National Park

Tropical rainforest - one of the biggest swathes in Central America - wildlife and excellent lodges with naturalist guides.

Roaring Lion in the Endless Plains

The Endless Serengeti Plains

Tanzania's spectacular equivalent of the Masai Mara, packed with wildlife and often with tourists; but we know how to avoid them.

Aerial view of Victoria Falls and bridge

Victoria Falls & Kafue

The Victoria Falls are rightly considered one of the natural wonders of the world.

Aerial of Delta

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the world’s most extraordinary wilderness areas.

Hippopotamus in Mana Pools

Mana Pools

Mana Pools National Park, in the north of Zimbabwe, stretches from Lake Kariba to the border of Mozambique in the east, in the heart of the Zambezi River Valley.

A Sally Lightfoot Crab

Galapagos Archipelago

Nobody comes back disappointed from the Galapagos; quite simply, it is like nowhere else on earth.

Infant Orangutan

Borneo

One of the most alluring destinations in the Far East, the island of Borneo offers an unparalleled diversity of activities and cultures, and is a destination in its own right, even when not combined with mainland Malaysia.

What to do

Riding South Africa

Riding South Africa

The appeal of South Africa’s horseback safaris is that everyone from the tiniest tot to the deeply experienced riding traveller will find something here.

Overall a fabulous trip and you did a fabulous job pulling it together. It was our third time traveling with Original Travel and we will again

Rick

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