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Tips and top destinations for your next family safari holiday.

A wildlife viewing safari holiday is one of the best vacation gift you could give to your family. Most children get fascinated by animals at an early stage & the reason a family safari in a natural habitat will give them everlasting memories,not to forget that they will be the saviours of our future natural world.

Having said that, planning family safari holidays can be a demanding task that needs a considerable amount of time and safety precautions.

Top family-friendly Safari destinations

Here is a list of some best destinations that will whet anyone’s appetite when looking to head for a safari with the family.


Being the spiritual home of safari,Kenya is the most sought after destination for families who wish to enjoy some magical wildlife experiences together. 

A tailor-made Kenyan safari adventure has the makings of an epic safari trip covering some enthralling wildlife areas of Samburu National Park and the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Moreover,the lodges are excellent with spacious accommodation to cater to small as well as large families, with great food and exceptional guides that will help even the youngest member of the group have a memorable time.

Young guests are encouraged to learn bush crafting skills like spear making and collecting bugs and insects in company of the local Masai and Samburu tribesmen.

An early morning hot air balloon ride over the Mara plains followed by breakfast in the bush will leave the children awestruck and gasping for more.

Giraffe Manor

To stay in Giraffe Manor, you have to book many months in advance,but it is worth the wait as it offers an experience not to be had anywhere else in the world in a hotel.

Children will squeal with delight and you will see their faces light up instantly when the giraffes come poking their necks in the windows asking for morsels to eat at breakfast time.

Tanzania family adventure 

A family safari through northern Tanzania is especially designed to ensure you enjoy some memorable wildlife spotting in a private vehicle in company of a reputed and knowledgeable guide throughout the journey.

While the children build rapport with the guide along the way the elders can decide how to structure each day in order to tend to the whims and fancies of the whole group.

The safari traverses some of the richest big game areas of northern Tanzania,which includes icons like the Serengeti National Park and the equally famous Ngorogongoro Crater, two the best wildlife viewing aras not only in Africa but in the whole world as well.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

For those aged 15 and over, gorilla trekking is a unique wildlfe activity that the whole family is bound to remember for the rest of their lives.While the big apes are a mega draw, sightings of chimpanzees and other monkeys can add pep to the trip.

Not only is Rwanda the best place in the world for gorilla trekking, children can have a ball on canopy walks over ancient rainforests, kayaking, fishing and swimming in crocodile free lakes.

Western Cape, South Africa

If you want to go away from the crowds off the beaten path then the Western Cape trip is perfect for families looking for something unusual on their safari.

Beach walks, kitesurfing lessons and picnics among the sand dunes to name a few are some of the exciting activities the whole family can participate in.

Round off your whole trip with a visit to the famous Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, conveniently nestled in the picturesque Caderberg Mountains. Here visitors of all ages can go canoeing, visiting ancient rock excavation sites or simply taking in the stunning beauty of the area.

Family Safari Travel Tips

So here are some tips that will make the trip smooth and easy,whether you are in the rainforests of Uganda or tracking the Big 5 in the vast grasslands of Kenya with grand dads and grand kids in tow.

Keep these tips and destinations in mind for your next family safari adventure.

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