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African Safari – The Ultimate Multi-Generational Holiday

March 28th 2024  |   Family Safaris, Experiences, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann
African Safari – The Ultimate Multi-Generational Holiday

Dreams of a safari in Africa evoke images of iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, and sundowners against a stunning backdrop of the setting sun. A safari is the perfect multi-generational family holiday with something for everyone from tiny tots to grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Whether celebrating a big birthday, a retirement, or an anniversary, enjoying the shared experience of Africa is something that will delight the whole family. 

A trip of a lifetime for every generation

Africa offers a huge selection of superb exclusive-use properties that are perfectly suited for a large family, and with a variety of activities over and above the classic wildlife drive, that are ideal for children of all ages, even those who’ve retired. 

Easy and accessible

Africa is an easy and accessible destination from Europe as it is almost in the same time zone, with little to no jetlag which is always a bonus for families. There are direct flights to Kenya and South Africa and easy onward connections. There are also direct flights from New York to Nairobi and Atlanta to Johannesburg, cutting out a huge amount of time and making the hop across the pond much easier. All of this means that you arrive feeling fresher and can focus more time on your safari.

Incredible destinations

Africa offers an astonishing variety of attractions, from the Okavango Delta to the Kenyan Highlands, the action-packed dunes of Namibia to the malaria-free reserves of South Africa, the vast number of white-sand fringed Indian Ocean beaches, and varied cityscapes. Africa has a whole host of destinations that work perfectly for families of all ages and as a team, we are well placed to offer advice with many of us embarking on African adventures with our own children.    

Exceptional lodgings

There is a somewhat overwhelming array of exclusive-use safari properties across sub-Saharan Africa, each with something different to offer.  We can help you pick out the perfect safari accommodation to suit your family; exclusive use safari camps, charming homesteads and lodges, and exclusive properties comprising a collection of private villas, there is something for everyone, with children being completely safe and fully entertained by attentive staff, leaving you to soak it all in.  

Here are our top three options from our safari portfolio in each country, offering a range of wildlife experiences and activity levels, that we feel will excite and inspire.  

Kenya

1. Laragai House, Borana 

Laragai-pool

2. Cottars Bush Villa, Masai Mara

Cottars-Bush-Villa-accommodation

3. Alfajiri, Diani Beach 

Alfajiri Villas exclusive-use

Tanzania

1. Mkombe’s House, Serengeti Lamai 

Mkombes House view

2. Entamanu Private, Ngorongoro Crater 

Entamanu Ngorongoro

3. Jabali Private House, Ruaha National Park

Jabali Private House

 Botswana 

1. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans 

Jack's Camp

2. Gomoti Plains Camp, Okavango Delta 

Gomoti exclusive-use tent

3. Zarafa Dhow Suite, Selinda 

Zarafa Dhow suite

Zambia

1. Chongwe River House, Lower Zambezi 

Chongwe House - exclusive-use property for a multi-generational holiday

2. Luangwa Safari House, South Luangwa 

Luangwa Safari House - exclusive-use property for a multi-generational holiday

3. Ndomo Point House, Lake Malawi 

Ndomo Point House - exclusive-use property for a multi-generational holiday

South Africa

1. Tswalu Tarkuni, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu Tarkuni common area

2. Singita Castleton, Kruger Region 

Singita Castleton Pool - exclusive-use property for a multi-generational holiday

3. Morukuru Owners House, Madikwe

Morukuru Owner's House

What next?

Our team of specialists has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer expert advice on planning every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people in person, by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. Whether this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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