Does the thought of planning a family safari holiday fill your
mind with anxious questions - how young is too young to take them
on safari? Will it be safe? Will we have to force malaria tablets
down them every day? Thankfully, this is where we come in. Our
regional experts know exactly where is (and isn't) suitable for
children, no matter what their ages. Lovers of the Lion King will
watch wide-eyed with wonder while on safari as animals they've only
seen on screen stand within metres of your safari vehicle, or
stroll past your lodge as you're having breakfast.
South Africa is the perfect example of a country that ticks
every family holiday box - it has vast reserves that are completely
malaria free, so no
need for pesky tablets; it is a direct flight away from London with
very little time difference; and it's home to some of the best
family-friendly hotels in Africa.
In terms of age, we'd recommend a family safari to somewhere
such as Madikwe in South Africa for children as young as five. For
those with teenagers in tow looking for an intrepid African
adventure, you could head to Tanzania to experience the Great
Migration in the Serengeti or to Namibia to learn about rhino
conservation. What better way to leave screens and social media
behind than to bring your teens deep into the African bush?
If it's a big, multi-generational holiday you're after, then we
can point you in the direction of some beautiful properties
available for private hire throughout the continent. Enjoy barefoot
luxury in a private villa on the beaches of Mozambique, a whole
family safari in South Africa, or combine bush and beach with a
'3G' holiday in Kenya.
Those in search of culture, look no further than the souqs of
Marrakech for a shopping experience that couldn't be further from
the weekly food shop at home, where the sights, sounds and smells
will blow your brood's minds. Add some adventure by combining
Marrakech with walking in the Atlas Mountains.