Luxury Family Safaris

Africa is the home of safaris. “Safari” means “Journey” in the Swahili language, and a traditional safari is typically a multi-day fully guided journey by land and/or air visiting remote national parks teeming with wildlife. Luxury lodges, fly camping and seasonal safari camps ensure that one is always in the thick of things! Hot air ballooning over millions of wildebeest is an unforgettable highlight.

Safari Highlights


Botswana is safari at its most pristine. Totally cut off from civilization, this is the essence of privacy, far from the crowds, where you can feel at one with the wildlife.

Experience the adventure of a luxury mobile safari or stay in an incredible lodge. This really is the safari destination of a lifetime.


Home to the world famous and incomparable Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is wildlife heaven! Add in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, and you have a perfect safari and beach combo for older families.


The first safari destination, Kenya is perfect for all ages, from babies to grandparents and everyone in between! In addition to safaris in some of Africa’s best national parks, there is also a magnificent Indian Ocean coastline. You can trek with camels, milk cows on a traditional colonial style farm, horseback ride through the jungle, volunteer with local schools and feed a giraffe at breakfast!

Rwanda and Uganda

Lush and green, these two incredible countries both offer gorilla and chimpanzee safaris – once-in-a-lifetime experiences that just cannot be experienced anywhere else! Easily combined with Tanzania or Kenya!


  • World famous, family friendly safaris.
  • Best time of year: All year round.
  • Best to combine with: The beaches of Zanzibar, Kenya and Mozambique for a perfect safari and seaside family vacation.

Sample Safari Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in lovely Arusha, located at the start of the famous Northern Safari Route of Tanzania!

Day 2
Begin your private family safari. The word Safari means Journey in Swahili and it’s a journey you will never forget! Depart Arusha in your 4×4 with your own private highly experienced driver-guide. Head for the Ngorongoro Crater area, stopping en route for a first safari drive at Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephants! Stay overnight on a coffee plantation and learn all the secrets of how coffee is grown.

Day 3
Descend into the Crater. It is like Noah’s Ark here, with an amazing array of animals that spend their entire lives within the crater. A real Garden of Eden! Spend a full day exploring before making your way to a tented camp high up on the crater edge for overnight.

Day 4
Journey to the world famous Serengeti National Park. The Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest follow the cycle of the yearly rains largely takes place here. Spend 2 nights at a luxury lodge in the Central Region.

Day 5
Full day on safari in the Central Serengeti searching for lions, leopards and cheetah – the big cats!

Day 6
Depart for the focus region where the  migration is concentrated. The millions of wildebeest may even be trying to cross the crocodile infested rivers during your time here. Overnight at a mobile wilderness camp that follows the migration.

Days 7/8
Two full days in the main migration area. Your guide will be explaining all about this incredible spectacle (and you will return home knowing more about the wildlife of Africa than you could ever learn in a classroom).

Day 9
Today you leave the National Park and fly to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar for three relaxing days at the beach.

Days 10/11
Two full beach days – what a great way to wind down after your exciting safari!

Day 12
Depart for home.

Safari Trip Tips & FAQ's

What is the best time of year for a Safari?

High season corresponds to Xmas-New Year and July/Aug vacation time.

The best time of year for a mobile safari in Botswana is April-October. The wetter “Green Season” of November-March is amazing for birdlife.

In Tanzania and Kenya, February is a wonderful time to see newborn baby animals and an excellent time in general for a safari. March and April can be wet, but offer cheaper prices, and the rest of the year is generally excellent. July/August can be very crowded in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara!

Similar weather patterns are found in Uganda and Rwanda.

Is a safari a good idea for a family vacation?

Outstanding. A family safari is one of the most wonderful bonding experiences one can ever have. Adventure, excitement, awe, education and fun are all combined. One can see all the wild animals you can ever wish for.

In addition, adventurous families can go fly camping, or even trekking with camels!

What can a family do in Africa?

Go on a safari! In addition, the wonderful African coastline offers amazing beaches that are ideal for diving and snorkeling, and cultural interactions mean you can learn about the lives of locals in a very meaningful way.

What about food?

Generally, most safaris offer a broad international menu, with local, European and sometimes Asian dishes as well.

And accommodation?

Accommodation ranges from midrange to ultra deluxe safari camps and lodges. City hotels are mainly business hotels though boutique hotels are also excellent. It is also possible to buy out an entire safari camp or beachside villa with a cook and cleaning staff.

Are Safaris expensive?

Yes. Safaris are expensive. They are all inclusive, with amazing accommodations, guides, drivers, cooks and entire service teams.

We feel that a good safari is totally worth the cost – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.