Guided safari walks with kids in the Okavango

Family Orientated and Child Friendly Safaris

Family safaris are just the best. However, there sadly exists a misconceived preconception that children should not be taken on safari. This couldn’t be further from the truth. An African Safari is as wondrous for a child as it is for an adult, and there is no better way to spend a vacation than to spend it with your kids marveling at some truly magnificent creatures in the heart of the African wild. It’s an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Our family safaris are malaria free and also include a number of kid friendly activities which gives parents some well-deserved downtime. These include game drives for kids, child minders, orienteering and scouting clubs, cooking, art and crafts, and fishing.

A number of lodges do not accept children, but they are the minority, and we’ve compiled a list of the best family friendly lodges available.

How it works is like this. You let us know you’re interested, we then put together a tentative itinerary along with a list of the best lodges available for your budget and interests, and then we send you and your family on an unforgettable safari. It’s as easy that.

Where and when to travel

Our favorite family destination is Botswana. The country has a number of incredibly family friendly lodges, and the Botswana culture of openness and a focus on family makes the destination the most appealing for visiting families. There are a number of great lodge options that accept kids. Please not that lodges that accept under 12s generally insist that a private game vehicle is necessary.

Best time of year is during school holidays obviously. This is generally from July through to September. It’s a great time of the year to visit Botswana as it is less hot, and the game viewing is slightly better. However, anytime of the year is good to visit Botswana, and it all depends on when the family is able to get away together.

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What can you expect from us?

• The best possible prices
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• 24/7 attentive support
• We are local and have direct on-the-ground presence
• If you need us, we are here to assist