Here at Africa Travel, we offer safari adventures for the whole family, across a variety of idyllic locations. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the best destinations for a family safari experience like no other.
1. The Eastern Cape, South Africa
Families love visiting The Eastern Cape thanks to its extensive range of outdoor activities, beautiful skies and relaxing landscapes. More importantly, though, families get to witness the Big 5 and explore the exhilarating experience of a safari.
The temperatures here are perfect for a safari from March to May; sporting warm weather that is still bearable for families venturing on a safari-filled day. Plus, better sightings of animals are available as the animals roaming here tend to stay out longer, thanks to the milder conditions. The Safari Lodge in Eastern Cape is perfect for families, placed right next to the Addo Elephant Park, with game drives and exciting bushwalks available.
The game here is breathtaking to see, featuring well known animals like elephants, lions and ostriches, as well as unique wildlife including the black rhino, bat-eared fox, spotted hyena, eland and many more beautiful creatures to feast your eyes upon. As well as providing an excellent holiday experience, letting your children watch these amazing creatures in their natural environment is a great form of education - one in which they will remember for the rest of their lives.
2. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
There’s something for every member of the family during a safari getaway at Madikwe Game Reserve. Families can even spend an evening star-gazing and taking in the wondrous landscape by night.
Madikwe Safari Lodge also offer a kids’ club, The Madikwe Cubz, where children can play and make friends while parents seek out new adventures.
Guided bush walks take families on a fascinating journey where they can learn more about the local nature and the history of South Africa’s landscapes. The village tours here are also spectacular, ensuring you squeeze in plenty of different experiences, both historical and cultural.
Families can also hire private vehicles to really explore what South Africa has to offer. This option also allows families to venture on safari drives whenever they want and have the freedom of exploring the landscapes on their own terms.
3. Chobe National Park, Botswana
Families can discover the wonderful wilderness at Chobe National Park in Botswana – the perfect location for a family safari with an added sprinkle of excitement.
Lodges are situated on the Eastern side of the park, as well as further out for a remote stay with plenty of quiet. Luxury lodges are also available here, if you’re looking to stay in style with your family and benefit from the extra amenities these accommodation types offer.
Families can hop on board boat safaris that run here, taking your across Chobe River and providing spectacular views of the local wildlife and picturesque surroundings. Children love to sail across the waters, where they can sit back and relax while spotting different animals. The views from the boat safari are simply spectacular, too, giving families a different perspective of the landscape and transforming a traditional safari into a whole new experience.
Spot the elephants in their thousands during a safari at Chobe National Park; give your children the fantastic opportunity to watch these beautiful creatures roam in herds, or spot lions and leopards leaping around in their natural habitat.
Tanzania is a great location for a family safari, offering some of the most fascinating game experiences to watch and sightings of 350 different species of bird which reside here. Tanzania is home to Serengeti, the most famous safari park in East Africa.
Families can gaze at the stunning native animals that roam the lands, as well as chat to local tribesmen and indigenous residents who can talk you through Tanzania’s wonderful safari culture. Each and every safari trip in Tanzania is unique; families cannot predict what they will encounter during their safari, but one thing is for sure – it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with history, culture, adventure and colourful scenery. After learning a little more about Tanzania’s safari experiences, families have a new found appreciation for the animals, land and culture here.
What’s wonderful about Tanzania is, you can combine a safari in the Serengeti with a beach holiday in Zanzibar and Kenya, diversity which you won’t come across anywhere else.
If you’re looking for a family adventure, look no further than a family safari with Africa Travel. Explore our fantastic safari experiences online today and look forward to a family holiday like no other.
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