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Africa offers a wide variety of safaris for families which can make it difficult to know which destinations are the best. This guide will help you plan the perfect family safari package. 

Best Destinations


Cape Town

South Africa

The perfect destination to start your family safari in Africa. 

Cape Town is a World Top 10 Rated city with attractions for the entire family.
Get accommodation near the Waterfront and enjoy quick access to Blue Flag Beaches, Guided Day Tours, Robben Island, Boulders Beach, and the best restaurants and wine estates in Africa.

  • Top 10 World City

  • Table Mountain

  • Robben Island

  • Southern Peninsula

  • Ocean Adventures

  • Food & Wine Capital


Kruger Park

South Africa

Located in the northern region of South Africa and a short flight from Cape Town, the Kruger and the surrounding private reserves boast the best wildlife viewing and animal encounters in Africa. 

Enjoy 2 daily game drives in an open-top 4x4 vehicle with your private guides. The Kruger Park is home to The Big Five animals as well as more than 140 large mammal species and over 500 bird species - more than any safari destination in Africa! 

  • Big Five Animals

  • 140+ Mammal Species

  • 500+ Bird Species

  • Luxury Accommodation

  • Private Guides

  • Private Reserves


Victoria Falls

Zambia / Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is not only the world's largest waterfall, it is also an oasis of activity perfect for your family safari. 

Consider the wide variety of activities including white water rafting, helicopter tours, bungee jumping, zip-lining, tiger fishing, river cruises, wildlife safaris and cultural visits. 

If you book your family safari during the dry season, you'll be able to experience life on the edge of the world's biggest waterfall in Devil's Pool - perfect for family pictures and memories. 

  • Biggest Waterfall

  • Mighty Zambezi River

  • Adrenaline Sports

  • Wildlife Safaris

  • Cultural Experiences

  • Devil's Pool


Exotic Islands

Mozambique / Seychelles

A great way to end any family safari vacation is on a tropical beach, a perfect setting to unwind and relax after your wildlife adventure, or to enjoy water sports and ocean activities. 

The two most popular family island destinations are Mozambique off the coast of South Africa and Seychelles off the coast of East Africa. Both destinations enjoy warm Indian Ocean waters.

  • Exotic Beaches

  • Warm Indian Ocean

  • Ocean Adventures

  • Paradise Settings

  • Water Sports

  • Rest & Relaxation

Top 5 Family Safari FAQ's

Below you'll find answers to the most common questions we get regarding safaris for families in Africa. If you have any further questions or would like us to help you create the perfect African safari just for you, contact us today to get started.

1. What is the best family safari?

The best safari for families is a combination of Cape Town, The Kruger Park and Victoria Falls. These are all family-friendly destinations with a wide range of activities to keep everyone happy. If you are concerned about malaria and would prefer a malaria-free destination for younger kids, Madikwe is our most popular choice for families. You may also choose to end off with a beach destination like Mozambique or The Seychelles. 

2. What are the age requirements for kids?

To qualify for children's rates at the various lodges and hotels the kids need to be under 12 years old. Anyone over 12 is considered an adult - probably due to the amount of food teenagers consume :) 

3. How much does a Family Safari cost?

A luxury four-star family safari for 8 nights starts at around $6000 per person and a luxury five star family safari for 8 nights starts at around $7500 per person. Keep in mind that with the five-star safaris and some four-star, the accommodation is on a fully-inclusive basis, which means all meals and local drinks are included. For more information on the price of a family safari, see our African Safari Pricing page. 

4. Do we need to take malaria medication? 

It really depends on the wildlife reserve you want to visit. Africa has many excellent destinations that are 100% malaria-free and safe for the whole family without any meds. The most popular destination in South Africa is Madikwe and the More Group has lodges catering to families. This includes large family suites and a range of activities designed with kids under the age of 12 in mind. If however, you are traveling to a remote destination that is known to have malaria, check the time of year and medication required. This information is available from our consultants. 

5. What activities are available?

There are an abundance of activities for families to enjoy. Animal encounters and walking safaris with experienced guides are a great way to learn and appreciate the wild. Adrenaline activities like shark cage diving, white water rafting, bungee jumping, zip lining and more are available for adventure seekers. Water sports like snorkeling, diving and boating are a great way to enjoy sunny days and a wide variety of local tours are available in Cape Town and Victoria Falls in particular. 

Family Safari Activities


Wildlife Safaris

Kruger Park

Giving your family the gift of an African safari is something that will reward you and them for a lifetime. 

To experience nature in the wild and all its little intricacies is a very unique and special opportunity. Rewinding time and connecting with yourself and your surroundings helps you reframe your view of the world, with moments of inspiration and exhilaration a natural by-product of a family safari.

  • Big Five Safaris

  • Walking Safaris

  • Animal Encounters

  • Private Guides

  • Luxury Accommodation

  • Bush Experiences


Day Tours

Cape Town

Cape Town in South Africa offers an abundance of attractions on its doorstep, with day tours departing daily for your family to enjoy. 

The nearby vineyards are the perfect location for a lunchtime setting the parents especially enjoy, whilst Boulders Beach offers penguin encounters for morning trips, Robben Island is a short boat trip away and the best restaurants in Africa are within reach at all times. 

  • Boulders Beach

  • Robben Island

  • Table Mountain

  • Southern Peninsula

  • Wine Regions

  • World-Class Restaurants


Adrenaline Sports

Vic Falls

Get your fill of adventure at Victoria Falls. 

You may choose to enjoy a game drive in the neighbouring wildlife reserve or relax in the spa whilst older kids venture on a guided rafting trip, launch themselves from a bungee rope or zip-line through the falls. 

Dad can catch tiger fish and you can end the day as a family with a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi.

  • White Water Rafting

  • Bungee Jumping

  • Zip Lining

  • Helicopter Tours

  • Biking & Hiking

  • Devil's Pool


Best African Safaris for Families

We have more than 23 years of experience creating perfect African safaris for families.
With kids of our own we understand the challenges at various age groups and will provide the best options available to meet the needs of your entire family. 

  • Tailored Packages

  • VIP Service

  • 24/7 Local Support

  • Fully Bonded

  • 20+ Years Experience

  • Best Rates Available

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