We have seen more and more families travelling to Africa - often multi generational families with children of all ages, aunts, uncles, grandparents and groups of one or two families travelling together. Whoever you are planning on travelling with and whatever size your group - from large families to single parents wanting to take their chilren to experience Africa - we would be delighted to assist you!
Tracks Safaris have travelled the world with our children and they have been to Africa many times - so we are very experienced in the art of travelling with children of all ages and understand the logistics. Africa is an ideal destination for children and we have many loges and camps which offer babysitters, swimming pools, interconnecting rooms, dedicated childrens activities and even dedicated safaris!
If you are travelling with a larger family or friend group then there are smaller camps and safari houses which cost very little more to take over giving your group privacy and exclusivity. Depending on your budget, group size and preferences you can choose from a small group safari around Kenya and Tanzania staying at lodges with swimming pools right up to exlusive safari houses with private butlers, your own cook and exclusive safari vehicles/guides.
We have family accommodation all over Africa - with a huge variety of activities or suite every family member! Try your hand at horseriding, cnaoeing, white water rafting, embark on a camel safari in northern Kenya or learn to be a Masai warrior for a week - the possibilities are endless.
If your family is up for an adventure we can recommend a small group family adventure to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya or Tanzania with time at the beach at the end. For older children a safari to Tanzania taking in the Ngorongoro Crater, Rift Valley and the Serengeti is perfect with your own vehicle with private professional driver guide to give you the maximum of flexiblity.
A safari is fun, educational and exhilerating for the whole family. There are a number of questions we will ask you and the more information you give us the easier it will be to help you plan your family's perfect safari!
Leave the planning to us! Call us and let us know when you would like to go, where you would like to go, which type of accommodation would suit you best. An idea of your budget would be useful.
Most importantly, let us know the ages of the children travelling and what is important for your family and your interests – and we will use our experience and expert knowledge of Africa to give you the best options based on that information.
We will offer you a number of options for you to consider and would be happy to discuss each option with you fully on the telephone and answer all your questions. You might like to consider 'malaria free' options for example - which would whittle your choices down to South Africa and more specifically, the eastern Cape, Garden Route, Kwazulu Natal and National Parks such as Madikwe but still give you a huge variety of options and choices.
Once you have decided on your ideal itinerary we will check availability, get the accommodation on hold for you and take a deposit. We can arrange both internal and itnernational flights and any road transfers to link up your chosen accommodation to make a package. And if we purchase the international flights for you too we can ATOL bond the whole lot. Leaving you to look forward to your family adventure of a lifetime!
A safari in Africa is absolutely ideal for families with children of all ages – what is vitally important is selecting exactly the right safari and accommodation. Accommodation which is child friendly and provides suitable activities and facilities. After all, family time is important.
Tracks Safaris has personal experience of travelling with children of all ages all over the world, including Africa.
We have put together a few ideas for you below but the best option is for you to pick up the phone and talk to us - we can then get to know you a little better and recommend suitable itineraries for you and your family!
Please give us a call on 01386 830264 or request a call back to discuss the best camp or combination of camps for your family.
Family Safaris - Free Child Places!
Travelling with children is great fun, educational and many families travel with extended family and grandparents too! To keep costs down we have many offers across Africa for families - here are just a few ideas:
Botswana - Delta Camp
Children aged 16 and under, sharing a room with two parents at Delta Camp between now and the end of 2017, are absolutely FREE! This offer is valid for either one or two children, depending on the rooms we have available at the time of booking.
Warrior For a Week programme - Saruni Wild Tented Camp - Masai Mara
This is an interactive wildlife safari with a strong educational bias designed expecially for families or small groups. It is a family learning holiday which allows you to explore and learn about wildlife, wilderness and life from one of the most well known and culturally interesting cultures left in Africa - the Masai.
Under the tutelage of their ‘Moran’ or Warrior class, our guests get to know, enjoy and understand these unique people and their way of life. Learn and experience at first hand the bush skills, folklore and ancient wisdom needed to survive in one of the richest wildlife regions in Africa.
&Beyond Family Safaris
&Beyond offers both wonderful family accommodation throughout Africa and dedicated children’s programmes. Their WILDchild programme is designed especially for children visiting &Beyond safari lodges and camps in Africa and is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures.
Children’s activities available at each of &Beyond’s lodges attempt to tie in with that particular environment, as well as the local heritage of the region. For example, at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia youngsters may experience stargazing as well as Bushman games that teach them the culture of the region, including how to find food and water in the desert. Meanwhile, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta adventures may include fishing expeditions and making necklaces with the Delta’s beautiful water lilies.
Kenya's Intrepids Adverturer's Club
Recommended for children travelling on safari with their parents this family programme provides an fun and exciting opportunity for kids to learn about the wild from our Maasai naturalists who specialize in plants, wildlife and survival skills and a stay at Mara, Samburu or Tsavo Intrepids Tented Camps can easily be incorporated into your itnerary.
Footsteps Family Safari - Botswana
In Botswana the Ker & Downey Young Explorer's programme is specially designed for families and offers the opportunity to discover African wilderness together - based at Footsteps Camp in the Okavango Delta. Each family has the sole use of the camp allowing the daily schedule to be flexible and to be tailored around the ages and interests of all the family.
The comfortable, private camp accommodates six guests in three specially designed twin-bedded Meru tents complete with sewn-in floors. One of the three tents can be converted into a family tent that sleeps three. The tents have their own ensuite with bucket showers and a bush porcelain flush toilet which is attached to the back of the tent and there is a daily laundry service. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by a chef and prepares menus for all appetites.
A selection of activities are planned with the whole family in mind- parents can enjoy some peace and quiet whilst our expertly trained Young Explorers guide entertains the children with fun activities designed to be both educational and inspiring. Upgrade your experience to a five-star luxury camps – particularly recommended is Shinde Enclave – details on request.
Kwando’s Family Safari - Botswana
Travelling by light aircraft and enjoying a private 4x4 vehicle with guide and tracker who will be on hand to ensure your family holiday is superb. This is the ultimate way to travel with your family on safari and we would be delighted to help you plan your tailormade Botswana family adventure!
Luangwa Lions - Norman Carr Family Safarito Zambia
Based at Norman Carr's remote and wild bushcamps in the South Luangwa National Park this 7 night safari with dedicated specialist private guide and vehicle is specially designed for families.
Your and your family will be very well looked after - enjoy some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa!
Fugitives' Drift - KwaZulu Natal - South Africa
New Battlefields Kid's Tour - shorter and more ineractive led by a Zulu guide
- Children engaged and inspired by stories of bravery from Zulu warriors and British soldiers
- Children hold a Martini-Henry rifle and variety of Zulu assegais
- Children discover traditional Zulu uses of local flora and fauna
- Followed by a game walk & visit to a local Zulu cultural village
- Specially prepared early dinner, ginger bread soldiers and hot chocolate and on call baby sitter
- Each child receives a small Zulu shield as a memento
Junior Safaris in Tanzania - Ideal for older childen
Guides are handpicked for these trips -they are selected for their rich African personalities, their love of children and ability to light the spark of imagination in little ones. With years of folklore and storytelling and a solid knowledge of the bush, animals and tribes, you can relax, confident that the kids will have a great time. Exploring coffee farms, Maasai villages, the Ngorongoro Crater and camping in Africa’s greatest wilderness, the Serengeti this itinerary really is an adventure. Days revolve around the children - from dawn to dusk matching children’s ages, interests and levels of concentration. And after your safari you can add a few days at Gibbs Farm for some relaxation - set deep within the scenic Ngorongoro highlands you can tour the farm, walk to elephant caves and waterfalls, and hike/mountain bike in and around the coffe plantations.
Zimbabwe Family Safari - suitable for children over 7 years of age
Take your family to Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe - visit the iconic Victoria Falls, ride on the Elephant Express safari train and see Hwange National Park's stunning wildlife!
This safari is suitable for children aged 7 years and older with children under 12 years only allowed on walking and canoeing activities at the discretion of the camp manager and guide.
ASK US FOR MORE IDEAS OR CAMPS SUITABLE FOR FAMILY OR MULTI GENERATION SAFARIS! CALL US ON 01386 830264 OR EMAIL SUE@TRACKSSAFARIS.CO.UK TO START PLANNING YOUR FAMILY ADVENTURE!