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Family Safari Holidays

Family Safari Holiday, Kenya

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A safari holiday is one of the most exciting and rewarding trips you can do with your children. Just imagine their expressions the first time they see a real lion, giraffe or elephant, or their excitement the first time they enter your safari tent to find it complete with beds and a bathroom rather than a classic camping tent in the garden.

Why go to Disneyland when you can go on safari and experience the real Lion King? It offers a unique and enriching experience that allows families to connect with nature, explore wildlife, and create lasting memories together.

Family Safari Experts

At Far and Wild Travel, our experts who specialise in planning family safari holidays are parents themselves or have grown up going family safaris from a young age.

We feel it is important that you are able to talk to someone who has organised safaris for their own family, not just someone who knows which properties are family friendly.... there is a difference! We understand from travelling with our own children the risks, concerns and of course amazing rewards and memories that you get from a family safari, and so we are ready to help you plan yours!

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Chat to someone who has taken their own kids on safari. The trips on our website are to inspire you, but everything we do is tailor made. Contact us today to create your dream holiday.

  • Ben

    Ben

    Africa Specialist

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    Alistair

    Africa Specialist

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Safari with Under Children Five

If you are travelling with children under five, the key thing is choosing a malaria-free safari destination.

The most popular option here is South Africa as areas are malaria-free. Although the flight to South Africa is 12 hours, there is no time difference so you don't need to worry about your children battling jet lag.

It is also possible to do self-drive in South Africa which means that you can take it at your family's own pace - morning game drives work well as children are often early risers.

Family Safari Kenya

Safari with 5-10 year olds

For slightly older children, we'd recommend either Kenya or South Africa. At this age children can visit malaria areas with the right medication, and many of the lodges are very family friendly with lots of activities to occupy the children during the day from warrior and bush schools to those with swimming pools.

We love Kenya as a family-friendly safari destination as the Masai Mara offers excellent game viewing and a chance to see the big 5, plus you can easily combine with a few days on the Kenyan coast afterwards which always goes down well with kids!

Many even off in-house babysitting so you can enjoy dinner and drink in the evening with the other adults.

Family River Safari At  Chobe  Game  Lodge

Safaris for 10-20 year olds

At this age, Africa becomes your oyster and families find that safaris are a great way to get teenagers off their screens and to focus on being present!

We love Tanzania and the opportunity to see the great migration, Botswana for its water-based activities, and both Kenya and South Africa for their ability to combine safari with other activities such as Cape Town or the beach,

For the more adventurous families, teenagers often love activity-based safaris - whether you do a walking safari sleeping overnight in a tent, gorilla trekking or a canoeing safari in Botswana, it's sure to be an adventure you never forget.

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Adam travelled to Kenya in January 2024 on a trip organised by Ruth.

A dream to visit Mum's birth place!

Christine travelled to St Helena Holidays and South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by .

I didn't realise my high expectations could be so easily exceeded

Hannah and Elaine travelled to Kenya in November 2023 on a trip organised by .

It was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me.

Cathy travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends

Paula travelled to South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

Maria travelled to Masai Mara Safari in October 2023 on a trip organised by Ben.

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Safety on Safari

Safety is always the top priority when going on safari and especially when children are involved. Whilst wild animals can never be 100% predictable, a great guide will ensure that you never have to worry.

At Far and Wild Travel, we only work with the top lodges that we know are family-friendly, who have expert guides and an exceptional safety track record. We can advice on camps that either have co-joining rooms so that you and you children can go between the rooms without going outside or that have are fenced to keep animals outside of the hotel.

If you are travelling with young children, we can advise on which areas are malaria free.

At Far and Wild, our family experts all regularly undertake safaris with their own children, so we understand you worries and what precautions needs to be in place.

Ready to start planning?

Chat to someone who has taken their own kids on safari. The trips on our website are to inspire you, but everything we do is tailor made. Contact us today to create your dream holiday.

  • Ben

    Ben

    Africa Specialist

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01768 603 715