There are a number of places that we would recommend for family time- Africans are renowned for their connection to children- they have lots of patience, a sense of fun and make your children feel like they’re in charge (even if they aren’t!) and they love it!
We both have young children and know exactly what children and parents require from a holiday and are perfectly positioned to give advice drawn on personal experiences and favourite places. We can answer your questions of when is the best age for children to go on safari. Malaria free or malaria prophylactics? Which are the best family houses? Where to go for half terms or shorter breaks?
There are a variety of African adventures and beach escapes created with families in mind. From fully staffed houses to kids clubs you will have all the help you need, giving you time to focus on the family. Multi-generational holidays are very popular and the setup works as you can all enjoy quality time together but also have your own space.
These can be in malaria free zones if required. You can combine several countries or areas within countries or a safari with beach ending. See our Safaris for more detail.
The adventures for children are endless; camel, horse riding and elephant back safaris. Sleep outs, star gazing and stories around the fireside. Activities from archery, fishing, cooking or building camps, or many little people seem to find poo safaris thrilling!! For parents, that treasured moment when your children’s little faces light up when they see their first ever giraffe is unforgettable. There are so many magical moments that are to be remembered and never a dull moment. For the ultimate getaway for families do look at our Private Houses section. These enable families to have the luxury of private vehicles and private guides and no schedules.
Sandy toes and sun kissed noses! There are easy destinations like Mauritius, Dubai or Oman for half term breaks and have more lively resorts that offer kids clubs and a wide array of activities and water sports to keep little bodies busy and idle minds entertained. Seychelles or the African coast offer more remote and peaceful holidays, giving families a chance to reconnect and take time out. For more detail please see our Beach Holidays.
The great thing about the places we offer are there is little time difference, so no jet lag, lots of daily help so no daily grind of laundry and cleaning up, friendly babysitting, understanding people, lots of the great outdoors and sunshine - we will only send you to places that children are truly welcomed and thus very relaxing for parents.