Africa is a fantastic destination for families, with many lodges and camps throughout the continent welcoming children of all ages. The continent’s wildlife areas are filled with amazing wonders such as storybook animals including giraffe, lion and elephant, as well as fascinating people and vibrant cultures. Of course, there’s also the excitement and freedom of being out in the wilderness most of the time. Many lodges and camps offer programs that engage kids, such as guided walks, cultural village visits and sometimes hands-on junior ranger programs. Some have swimming pools or plunge pools to while away the hot afternoon hours. The right kind of accommodation is important for everybody’s enjoyment, so we handpick properties that have family rooms, inter-connecting rooms or exclusive-use villas. One of the best African experiences for children is private mobile camping, where kids can experience the thrill of sleeping under canvas in the African bush. With a seasoned camp crew to see to your comfort throughout the adventure, you can spend all your time searching for captivating local wildlife. Malaria can be a consideration when travelling with children; the dry season is lower risk for this disease, while there are entirely malaria-free reserves, mainly in South Africa. Enjoy the flexibility of flying and/or driving between properties – both modes of transport have their advantages. Mixing it up throughout the safari should keep the kids entertained!

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