BEST AFRICA FAMILY SAFARIS IN KENYA & TANZANIA
A Bond With the Wildlife and Each Other
Why are families a natural fit for wildlife safaris? And why do our children have such a natural appreciation for animals? Could it be that we see something of ourselves at the sight of a mother cheetah and her cubs? Does that family of elephants, protecting their small youngsters as they march to a watering hole remind us of our own caring instincts?
Whatever it is about animal families that stirs within us something deep and comforting, these feelings are only enhanced when we share the wonders found on a safari adventure with our own families.
No matter if family means very young children, school-aged kids, teens, or three generations traveling to Africa, a family safari is a wonderful time of discovery and appreciation not just of the wildlife but of each other.
East Africa – Perfect For Families
When you speak with your Africa Kenya Safaris travel expert, they’ll want to know all about your family – not only the children’s ages but their interests and what sorts of wildlife and experiences you are looking for. We will customize a safari that matches your family’s needs and expectations.
For instance, at the Massai Mara Reserve not only will the big cats excite the little ones and the most jaded of teens but the park offers lots of opportunities for discovery. Go for a hot air balloon safari sailing over the park or visit a local Maasai village where children can meet the indigenous people living in a very different world than their own. They may even be asked to join in a traditional jumping dance!
What do children love more than animals? Baby animals! In the Ndutu region of Serengeti National Park, during the calving season, your family will be in heaven at the sight of thousands of newborn wildebeests, zebra, gazelle, giraffe, and even lion and cheetah cubs.
And not far from Nairobi, a trip to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage will delight everyone – from toddlers to grandparents – with the wonderful sight of dozens of baby elephants, drinking from giant baby bottles, playing in the mud, and even kicking soccer balls!
Your Family Will Thrive
Suddenly coming upon a herd of gazelle in a clearing, even the littlest members of your family will be astonished by nature’s gifts, starting a lifelong curiosity about wildlife and our place in the natural world.
With our experienced guides, school-age children can become “Junior Rangers”, going on nature walks and discovering animal tracks, small game, and the closeup sights and sounds of the savannah. Plus, many of our lodges offer kids’ clubs with storytelling sessions and babysitting services.
Your teens will have perhaps the most radical experience as a safari has the special power to separate them from their devices. There’s nothing quite like being mere feet from a lion to make a teen look up from their screen and discover there’s an awesome world beyond TikTok.
We can also arrange for conservation programs for your teen, opportunities to meet local people, and even participate in community wildlife projects.
Completing your wildlife journey, your African family safari can also include beach time at these world-class coasts. Clean, uncrowded, and pristine with excellent snorkeling and diving, your youngsters will delight in the company of turtles, dolphins, and vast schools of technicolor tropical fish.
So How Safe Is Africa for Families?
Kenya and Tanzania are very safe countries. The people are warm and welcoming and happy to share their cultures, their beautiful landscapes, and their world of wildlife with you. We are certain that you and your family will be comfortable and happily received in our cities, towns, villages, and of course, our exciting parks.
By booking with an expert local outfitter like Africa Kenya Safaris, you are assured that your safety is our top priority. Besides your very knowledgeable and experienced guide, our Home Office is on call for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. From the moment you touch down in Kenya or Tanzania to our goodbye hugs, we are available to address any concerns you might have.
It's Your Family Safari
When you contact us and speak with one of our friendly travel experts, they will have lots of questions about your family, their likes, expectations, and hopes for this very special journey.
You too will have lots of questions and here are some of our suggestions for topics to discuss with your AKS travel expert:
Of course, you’ll want family-friendly lodgings that are roomy and comfortable. And provide activities for the youngsters and the entire family, like dances around the boma.
Tips For A Successful Family Safari
Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious practical ideas to ensure a safe and stress-free family safari.
The whole family should talk about what they expect to see, do, and feel while on safari. Parents can share thoughts about respect for animals in the wild and our place in this great ecosystem we all share.
Your Dream African family safari awaits
So, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your family safari will be a wonderful opportunity to bond and re-discover each other as you marvel at the magic of our wildlife and our magnificent world.
Just contact one of our family-friendly travel experts to get started!
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From the amazing wildlife in the vast savannah to beautiful beaches, Kenya & Tanzania are destinations you won’t want to miss on your tour to Africa.
You came to Africa to live an experience – to see the lions, leopards, and great marching elephants up close. You’re here to take in the sweep of the painted landscapes, and the immediacy of the local people and their cultures. You traveled all this way for the unusual, the dramatic, and the exotic.
And that’s what we strive to give you throughout your African safari with us.
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Family Safari FAQs
Welcome to our Family Safari FAQs, where we provide answers to your most pressing questions about embarking on a captivating and enriching adventure with Africa Kenya Safaris. Discover the essential information you need to plan a memorable family safari that caters to all ages and preferences. Whether you’re curious about the wildlife to see, accommodations, or any other aspect of your family safari, our FAQs are here to guide you.
When it comes to planning the perfect African safari for your family, it’s essential to choose the right destination. Some of the best African safari tours for families can be found in Kenya and Tanzania. These East African countries offer a wealth of diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and family-friendly accommodations. The Maasai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania are famous for their incredible wildlife sightings, making them ideal choices for family adventures.
Family-Focused Safari Experiences
Kenya and Tanzania provide numerous family-focused safari experiences, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for all. From thrilling game drives where you can spot the Big Five to guided walks with experienced rangers, these safaris cater to families with kids of all ages. Many lodges and camps in the region offer dedicated family suites and activities tailored to children, making it a memorable experience for everyone. Additionally, you can explore cultural interactions with local tribes, adding an educational and enriching aspect to your family safari.
Why Choose Africa Kenya Safaris for Family Safaris?
Selecting the right tour operator is crucial for a successful family safari. Your operator should have a strong track record in family-friendly safaris, knowledgeable guides, and a commitment to safety. They should be able to tailor your itinerary to suit your family’s preferences and needs. Whether it’s a luxury or budget safari, Africa Kenya Safaris offer a wide range of options to make your family safari a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
When embarking on a family safari in Africa, selecting the right safari resort can make all the difference. There are several outstanding options that cater to families, ensuring a comfortable and memorable experience. We have a huge selection of safari accommodation in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, which offer family tents and an array of exciting activities suitable for all ages. Another fantastic choice is the Four Seasons Safari Lodge in Tanzania’s Serengeti, where you can enjoy luxurious accommodations with family-friendly amenities and awe-inspiring wildlife views.
For an extraordinary family safari experience, Africa Kenya Safaris offers a selection of top-notch accommodations. The Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya is a luxurious camp located in the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, providing spacious family tents and tailored kids’ programs. Alternatively, you can choose the Entim Mara Camp, also in the Maasai Mara, offering family suites and activities designed to engage and entertain your children. These accommodations ensure your family safari is comfortable and memorable, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking African wilderness.
Unforgettable Family Safari Adventures
Africa Kenya Safaris takes family safaris to the next level by offering an array of exceptional accommodation. Our unique tented camp combines adventure and luxury with family-friendly amenities. Our family safari accommodation create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable family safari adventure in Africa.
Tanzania, with its rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes, is a superb destination for family safaris. When planning a family adventure in this East African gem, consider visiting the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. These parks are renowned for their remarkable wildlife and captivating scenery, ensuring an unforgettable experience for your family.
Serengeti National Park: A Wildlife Spectacle
The Serengeti is a top choice for family safaris in Tanzania. Known for the Great Migration, this park provides an incredible opportunity for your family to witness thousands of wildebeest and zebras on their annual journey. Stay at family-friendly lodges and camps offering luxurious accommodations and a range of activities that cater to all ages. Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural interactions with the local Maasai people are just a few of the experiences that will make your family safari in the Serengeti an absolute delight.
Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park: Unique Wildlife Encounters
The Ngorongoro Crater, often called the “Garden of Eden,” is another must-visit destination for family safaris in Tanzania. This natural wonder is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five. Staying at family-friendly lodges will allow your family to enjoy the splendour of the crater while relishing comfortable accommodations and guided game drives. Don’t miss the Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant population and diverse birdlife. Family safaris in Tanzania offer a chance for your loved ones to connect with nature and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
At Africa Kenya Safaris, we take pride in offering exceptional African luxury family safaris that are tailored to provide you with the most memorable and enriching experiences on the continent. As a leading safari operator with extensive expertise in creating customized family adventures, we understand the importance of curating a safari that caters to every member of your family, ensuring comfort, safety, and fun throughout your journey.
Exquisite Accommodations and Family-Centric Activities
When you choose Africa Kenya Safaris for your family adventure, you can expect nothing but the finest accommodations and family-centric activities. We work with a selection of renowned lodges and camps that offer spacious family suites, allowing your loved ones to enjoy the utmost comfort. Your days will be filled with exciting game drives led by expert guides who are well-versed in making wildlife encounters engaging for all ages. Additionally, our itineraries include cultural experiences that provide insight into the local communities, adding an educational dimension to your family safari.
Tailored Family Experiences for Lasting Memories
Africa Kenya Safaris prides itself on crafting safari experiences that will leave your family with cherished memories. Whether you dream of exploring the majestic Maasai Mara, the breathtaking Serengeti, or any other iconic African destination, our team will work closely with you to tailor an itinerary that aligns with your desires and requirements. With a focus on luxury, safety, and the finest details, we aim to make your African luxury family safari an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, discovery, and relaxation.
Absolutely! At Africa Kenya Safaris, we specialize in crafting unforgettable Maasai Mara family safaris that offer an exceptional opportunity to explore the renowned Maasai Mara Reserve while enjoying quality family time in the heart of the African wilderness.
Maasai Mara Family Safari Highlights
When you choose to embark on a Maasai Mara family safari with us, you’re in for a treat. Our expertly designed itineraries cater to families of all sizes and ages, ensuring that every member of your family has an enriching experience. The Maasai Mara is famous for its abundant wildlife, including the Big Five, and our safaris include thrilling game drives where you can witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, you can enjoy hot air balloon safaris for a unique and breathtaking view of the Mara’s stunning landscapes. We also organize guided walks, cultural visits to Maasai villages, and other family-friendly activities that guarantee a memorable adventure for you and your loved ones.
Tailored Family Safari Experiences
Africa Kenya Safaris understands the importance of tailoring your Maasai Mara family safari to meet your specific preferences. We offer a range of family-friendly accommodations in the Maasai Mara, from spacious family suites to luxurious tented camps, ensuring that your family is comfortable and well-cared for throughout your journey. Our knowledgeable guides will accompany you on safari, providing insightful commentary and ensuring you have a safe and exciting experience. We’re here to make your Maasai Mara family safari a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that brings your family closer to nature and creates lasting memories.
Yes, at Africa Kenya Safaris, we offer all-inclusive family safari holidays, ensuring that your family can enjoy a seamless and stress-free African adventure. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive experience, covering all the essential elements of your safari, from accommodations and meals to activities and transportation, so you can focus on creating memorable moments with your loved ones.
What’s Included in Our All-Inclusive Family Safaris
When we say all-inclusive, we mean it. Your family safari package with Africa Kenya Safaris typically includes accommodations in family-friendly lodges or camps, where you’ll have spacious rooms or suites to ensure everyone’s comfort. All your meals, from breakfast to dinner, are covered, and we cater to various dietary requirements and preferences. Transportation is also included, with well-maintained safari vehicles and experienced guides who will accompany you throughout your journey. Our family safaris incorporate a diverse range of activities, including game drives, cultural interactions, guided walks, and other engaging experiences that cater to all ages.
The Benefits of All-Inclusive Family Safaris
Opting for an all-inclusive family safari not only simplifies your vacation planning but also provides you with peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about unexpected expenses or hidden costs, as everything is transparent and part of your package. This approach allows your family to fully immerse in the safari experience without any logistical concerns, making it a stress-free and enjoyable adventure that creates lasting memories in the African wilderness.
A family safari tour in Africa offers a remarkable opportunity to witness a diverse array of wildlife in their natural habitat. The continent is teeming with fascinating creatures, and your family can expect to encounter a wide range of animals that will leave you in awe.
The Big Five and More
One of the most exciting aspects of a family safari tour is the chance to spot the famous Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. These majestic creatures are the centrepiece of many African safaris, and the thrill of seeing them in person is truly unforgettable. Additionally, you can observe a plethora of other iconic species, including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. The rich diversity of African wildlife ensures that every game drive is filled with exciting discoveries.
Birdlife and Smaller Wildlife
African safaris are not only about the big and impressive animals. The continent is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with a staggering variety of bird species to be observed. From vibrant and beautiful parrots to majestic eagles and colourful lilac-breasted rollers, birdwatching on a family safari is a joy. Moreover, you’ll have the chance to appreciate the smaller wonders of the African wilderness, such as playful monkeys, curious mongoose, and fascinating insects. Africa’s ecosystems are a treasure trove of wildlife, ensuring that every family safari tour is a truly enriching and educational experience.
When it comes to family safaris, Africa boasts an abundance of spectacular national parks that provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable wildlife encounters. Here are some of the best parks to consider for your family safari adventure.
1. Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Maasai Mara in Kenya is renowned for its incredible wildlife and the iconic Great Migration, making it a top choice for family safaris. Here, you can witness the Big Five, wildebeest, zebras, and numerous other species in their natural habitat. The Maasai Mara offers family-friendly accommodations and a variety of activities suitable for all ages, making it an excellent destination for a memorable family safari.
2. Serengeti National Park
Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is another remarkable family safari destination. It’s famous for its breathtaking landscapes and remarkable wildlife, including the Big Five and the annual Great Migration. The Serengeti provides luxurious family lodges and camps, as well as family-oriented activities, ensuring that your loved ones can enjoy both adventure and relaxation on your safari.
3. Amboseli National Park
For those seeking a family safari in southern Africa, Kenya’s Amboseli National Park is an excellent choice. Known for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its impressive elephant herds, Amboseli offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. Family-friendly lodges within the park provide comfortable accommodations, and game drives allow your family to get up close to the diverse wildlife, making Amboseli National Park a fantastic option for a family safari adventure in Kenya.
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