Can you do safari with kids? Yes! South Africa is one of the best locations, as they have malaria-free game reserves, as well as so much else to offer – Cape Town and the Garden Route being obvious highlights. You can also experience a marine safari, with superb whale watching from August to November; penguins, sharks and seals can also be seen.
Enjoy the breathtaking views from Table Mountain, explore Cape Peninsula on bike or foot and kayak with penguins, Be amazed in the unique scenery of the Garden Route, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – mecca for foodies!
Horse riding safari with kids
Do your kids like horse riding? Go on a horseback safari with kids amidst wild animals like giraffe and zebra. Younger riders or beginners will be assigned to horses that will only walk, while if you are advanced riders, you can canter through the grass with trained guides at hand.
There is nothing to fear because the parks where riding is allowed do not have large or potentially dangerous animals.
Where to stay
Our favorite lodges for safari with kids are Tswalu in the vast Kalahari (you can also sleep out on an elevated platform under the stars for one of your nights there for the quintessential safari experience), Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba (not malaria free) in Sabi Sands (one of the best spots to see the elusive leopard and endangered wild dog), and Morukuru in malaria-free Madikwe, probably the easiest reserve to reach from Jo’burg.
Make it meaningful
In addition to an incredible luxury safari, your family can make a difference in disadvantaged communities, such as feeding the hungry, participating in building projects, renovating a day care center and teaching English, Math and Science. Then you can go home fulfilled and filled with memories of meaningful interaction and engagement.
Interested in a luxury safari with kids? Contact us for a no obligation consultation, or download your free guide to making luxury family trips meaningful.