Family Holidays

Family holidays to Africa are incredibly popular, which isn't surprising when you consider the range of activities on offer for all ages, and the diverse scenery and wildlife of the continent which is sure to fire the little ones’ imaginations. There is an impressive number of family-friendly safari camps, with dedicated kid's programmes and activities like tracking animals, and earning junior ranger licenses.

Which camp is best suited to your family is dependent on a number of factors and we can make recommendations based on the ages involved and what is important to your family. We can also recommend a vast selection of camps in malaria-free areas if you would prefer to avoid taking medication.

City breaks are also a good choice for families, with Cape Town topping the list of family-friendly destinations. Day trips to Boulders Beach to see the penguins, visits to the West Coast Ostrich Farm, and the cheetah experience at Spier. Africa is also home to some of the most amazing beaches in the world, which are great for families. Most of the beachfront resorts offer excellent kid's clubs and childcare, most offer family rooms or villas for those travelling with smaller children, while also catering to the adults.

Family Holidays Ideas


Family Beach Frolics
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £1,195

Family Beach Frolics

Family time is hard to come by these days with our clashing schedules. But have no fear, pick up the kids and spend some quality time together on the beaches of Mauritius. With plenty of activities for everyone to get involved in or simply a good book by the pool, this holiday hasn't forgotten what's important.

Brief Overview:

  • 7 nights Constance Belle Mare Plage
  • 2 overnight flights
South Africa: For All The Family
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,324

South Africa: For All The Family

Featuring deluxe family properties, a wonderful holiday which allows all generations to enjoy the best of South Africa’s fun, sun, bush & beach.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Sun City
  • 3 night Cape Town
  • 3 nights Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • 2 nights Amakhala Game Reserve
  • 2 overnight flights
Ant's Nest Horse Riding Safari
6 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £1,695

Ant's Nest Horse Riding Safari

This six-day safari in South Africa's Waterberg is ideal for the horse-riding enthusiast. With a range of different horses on offer, riders of all abilities are catered for, and for the non-rider there is a host of alternative activities to enjoy including cycling, game drives, bush walks or simply relaxing by the pool. This itinerary only includes one property, but we can certainly extend this for you based on your requirements. Horse-riding in South Africa is one of the most spectacular ways to safari.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Waterberg
  • 2 overnight flights
Kenya Luxury Family Safari and Beach
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £4,065

Kenya Luxury Family Safari and Beach

This luxury family safari to Kenya has been designed with younger travellers in mind.  An overnight stay in Nairobi is included so as to maximise time on safari, whilst at the same time keeping travel time down to a minimum.  A Masai Mara safari is an experience the whole family will never forget, with incredible game drives and abundant wildlife, this will be etched into memories for years to come.  You end your stay along the Kenyan Coast, where you have a whole host of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Brief Overview:

  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 3 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
  • 5 nights Mombasa
  • 1 overnight flight
Ultimate Family Kenya Safari and Beach Holiday
14 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £5,565

Ultimate Family Kenya Safari and Beach Holiday

This truly is the ultimate family holiday to Kenya, taking in an incredible 6 nights on safari in some of the most amazing, game-rich parks that Kenya has to offer. Children are well looked after and a nature trail with a Masai guide is sure to be the highlight of their trip. The excitement and adventure doesn’t stop there as you then head onto the coast where there is an abundance of both water and land based activities for you to enjoy. If this all gets too much, you can just simply kick back and relax on the white sandy beaches of the Kenyan Coast.

Brief overview:

  • 1 night Nairobi
  • 3 nights Lewa Conservancy
  • 3 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
  • 5 nights Diani Beach
  • 1 overnight flight

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