What we love about this experience is that it offers families the opportunity to reconnect to nature and also to each other. The excitement of exploring the bush and spotting animals mean that screens are soon forgotten and there are plenty of opportunities to bond as a family. Children of all ages enjoy encountering animals in the bush but younger children can find the game drives a bit long. Your choice of accommodation and daily routine is therefore very important if you would like to plan a safari holiday with preschool children. If you want your children to experience local cultures and traditions, this can be included and will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on them. For a family getaway, we recommend a safari combined with a few days in Cape Town where there are plenty of activities for kids and adults to enjoy. A holiday in Africa is one of the best holidays you can take as a family, and will create lifelong memories.
Read our insider tips on how to enjoy an African safari with kids here.
Recommended length: 12 nights
Indicative cost: From USD 2,880 per person sharing, depending on your choice of accommodation. Excludes international flights.
Johannesburg — Madikwe (malaria free) or Kruger — Cape Town