Best Family Africa Vacations

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.

Recommended Best Family Africa Vacations:

  • Zimbabwe's Family Hwange, Kariba & Falls

    From $4750
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 9 days
    Destinations visited: Matusadona National Park, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls Town

    A 9-day family holiday in Zimbabwe with game drives in Hwange, boating on Kariba & elephant-back safaris in Victoria Falls.

  • Family Kenya & Tanzania

    From $25240
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 14 days
    Destinations visited: Masai Mara, Tanzania, Meru, Serengeti, Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater, Nairobi, Samburu

    Perfect for an action-packed family adventure, this epic Tanzanian & Kenyan odyssey takes in Samburu, Meru, the Mara, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Family Botswana & Zambia

    From $14270
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 15 days
    Destinations visited: Zambia, Kalahari, Zimbabwe, Lower Zambezi, Chobe, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Botswana

    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.

  • Family Botswana's Okavango Delta & Kalahari

    From $4860
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 8 days
    Destinations visited: Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Kalahari, Botswana

    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.

  • Family Tanzania Fly-In Ngorongoro & Serengeti

    From $3755
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 8 days
    Destinations visited: Lake Manyara, Central Serengeti, Tanzania, Loliondo, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

    An action-packed migration safari taking in three of Tanzania’s top wildlife destinations – perfect for outgoing, outdoor-oriented families.

  • Botswana's Chobe, Delta, Savute & Pans

    From $8090
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 11 days
    Destinations visited: Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi, Kalahari, Botswana, Chobe

    If you're looking to explore Botswana's prime big game destinations then this fly-in/mobile safari is for you: an unbeatable blend of desert, wetland and savannah wildlife in wild and remote settings.

  • Namibia's Road Trip & Fly-In Sossusvlei

    From $2655
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 12 days
    Destinations visited: Waterberg Plateau, Swakopmund, Namibia, Etosha, Damaraland

    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.

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