If you're in any doubt about bringing your family to Africa then rest assured: this continent has been delivering excellent child-friendly and family-oriented holidays for decades. Independent-minded families will relish the freedom of a self-drive vacation in South Africa or Namibia but we've also put together fly-in itineraries to access destinations further afield - and there are plenty of places to choose from.
It's hard to beat the got-it-all nature of Sun City or the laid-back ambience of Cape Town and the Garden Route but our best family Africa vacations also include malaria-free Big 5 game viewing at lodges with specialised safari programmes for children while our beach destinations feature amazing resorts with baby sitters, kids clubs and endless activities.
You can even combine a safari with a beach vacation for the family holiday of a lifetime! Do something different this year and choose one of our African family vacations - all the right experiences in all the right places.
For 11 days, stay in private vacation houses in Nairobi, the Mara North Conservancy & Zanzibar to enjoy the best that East Africa has to offer.
Perfect for an action-packed family adventure, this epic Tanzanian & Kenyan odyssey takes in Samburu, Meru, the Mara, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.
Kick off with a Big 5 safari before jetting off to a luxury beachfront resort on ever-sunny Mauritius - this tour features children-oriented accommodation so parents get a holiday too!
Contrast the harsh Kalahari with river and wetland destinations on this fantastic 2-week safari that features unique accommodation, an off-the-beaten-track itinerary and truly amazing game viewing.
If you thought Botswana didn't do family holidays then the good news is that this tour has been created with families entirely in mind - a huge wildlife experience with loads of safari activities too.
The extra days on this 2-week self-drive tour mean that you'll have plenty of time to spend exploring each highlight, and you'll need it: all of Namibia's must-see destinations are on the menu.
Self-drive your family from the leafy Cape Winelands to a malaria-free Big 5 reserve via the scenic Garden Route on this well-paced, can-do family holiday - add on a few days in Cape Town to start.
Best of the Best
Our 'best of the best' holidays and safaris come highly recommended, not just by our experienced safari experts but by our many satisfied travellers too.