TOP FAMILY SAFARI EXPERIENCES
If you get the details right, a family safari trip to view East Africa’s amazing wildlife can be the ultimate adventure for parents and children. Here are some family safaris itineraries to interest your choice. Also note that these trips can be customized for you.
Africa Family Safari
Considering all great family destinations in the world, I’ll put my bet Africa for offering the best family holiday vacations. There’s no where else you’ll see and walk among a plethora of wild creatures that inspired dozens of television animation movies like the Lion King or pack healthy fun in the great outdoors into once-in-a-lifetime, child-friendly family safari itineraries?
A family safari in East Africa’s savanna jungles offers a range of great adventure experiences in luxury lodges and private bush safari camps, geared for family vacations plus plenty of wildlife attractions to please ever family member from mother, dad, children, grandparents, and even the rowdy teenagers.
The variety and novelty of a family safari in East Africa provides an enchanting setting for you to reconnect with each other and a wonderful way for children to learn about nature, encounter completely different cultures and see wild animals close up in their natural habitat.
Family Vacation Notes
When it comes to giving you expert family safari travel advice, we don’t make superficially attractive what you need to consider. An East African safari vacation should be about making family memories and having unforgettable experiences – not dealing with challenges.
Forever Africa Safari Experts always put your family’s safety and comfort first and – because we are independent travel advisors – we never recommend any location, lodge or activity that we’d consider unsuitable for our own families.
Where you go and what you do on your East Africa family safari vacation is mostly determined by the ages of your children:
Under 8 years: East Africa is a malaria area and we don’t recommend taking young children into areas where malaria is a risk. For the best family vacations for under eights (- 8 years), we recommend South Africa’s malaria-free reserves.
8 – 12 year olds: Ideally, choose a lodge that offers closed or private vehicles, a junior ranger programme, and has professional guides who enjoy sharing the wilderness with youngsters. Under-12s will love the excitement of nature walks, learning basic tracking skills and picnics in the bush.
13 – 18 years: Teens are mature enough to join you for game drives in classic open safari vehicles. If you have a sensitive teen, it’s a good idea to discuss the possibility of witnessing dramatic predator-prey interactions on game drives, especially in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, the Masai Mara or Serengeti during the Great Wildebeest Migration. It’s important that your teen understands that nature is all about balance, where hunters and prey are a necessary and a normal part of the cycle of life. 15+ years are allowed to track gorillas or chimpanzee in the rainforest jungles. We recommend choosing lodges that offer multiple activities like walking, boating, cycling or horseback riding as well as game drives.