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14 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $9,277
Walking safaris with indigenous guides, kayaking with dolphins, standing on Table Mountain, and connecting with local people; South Africa's playground of experiences provide a thrilling destination for families with teenage children. Using three diverse destinations, this 2-week South Africa tour is packed with adventure and filled with allure. Take the whole family on a tailored teenager safari in the Sabi Sands, then to Cape Town and finally the coastal utopia of Plettenberg Bay.
11 Day Custom Tour
Perhaps no production has done more to excite children's wildlife imaginations than The Lion King. While the movie is an animation, it's all inspired by the safari destinations of East Africa, such as the Serengeti (Pride Lands) and Olduvai Gorge, where Mufasa was trampled. This family safari follows the journey of the boy who would be king, revealing all the iconic settings. Featuring eleven days of safari, it's a charming immersion in the wildlife world behind the fiction.
13 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $7,600
Specially designed for families with kids under 10 years old in mind, this tour takes you on a magical African safari, showing young children the wonders of the bush on this family-friendly Kenya vacation and safari. From Nairobi conservation centers to the secluded plains of Laikipia, your family will learn of the wonders of this environment, and the importance of conservation. Moving on to the famed Maasai Mara, you will receive the quintessential safari experience before unwinding along the calm turquoise shores of the Indian Ocean. Over 13 days, this comprehensive tour will inspire a true passion for Africa in every member of your family.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $7,015
A truly unique experience begins on your 12-day Tanzania safari handcrafted by Zicasso, specifically for 2022. Scour the Serengeti for lions and trek through lush mountain forest for views over a pristine caldera. Embrace the seclusion of luxury accommodations and feel the rumbling grounds during the Great Migration. You will indulge in a safari tailored to your dreams with a local expert as you customize the itinerary to your needs and preferences.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $16,531
Engaging and full of adventure for all ages, this 12-day family safari itinerary will showcase Africa at its finest. To cruise across Tanzania by private plane is an exceptional experience with stunning aerial impressions and incredible perspective while maximizing your family's time on safari. By private plane, you can connect some of the world's best game viewing areas. When you arrive, a young ranger itinerary will offer age-appropriate hands-on activities while also offering a flexible program of game viewing.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $9,043
Uganda inspires, especially for teenagers, an adventure into the wild that goes beyond the norm. Gorilla trekking, being surrounded by chimpanzees, walking with the zebra and, game drives that follow giants are just some of the experiences on offer. Uganda is not a destination for young children, as the famous wildlife activities have a 15-year minimum age. But for older children, it is a great journey into the unknown, this handcrafted safari a wonderful collection of wildlife connections followed by a private island paradise.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $6,427
Embrace open air and stunning beauty as this 12-day South Africa sample tour can be custom-tailored to your preferences. You can bask in Cape Town’s highlights or visit charming coastal towns, meet the penguins at Boulders Beach and search the landscape for Africa’s Big Five in Sabi Sands. From whale watching to wine tasting, game drives to luxurious lodges, South Africa offers it all.
11 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $7,431
Elephants hooting, zebra galloping and wild animals congregating at the waterhole creates a wild wonderland found in the Kruger as nature eagerly shares its secrets with the next generation. On a private cubs program for kids in Londolozi, your children will graduate from their private den as young rangers. In Manyeleti, your family will enjoy an intimate private concession with an unfenced piece of Kruger that is overflowing with wildlife before flying to Cape Town for a time of city exploration that includes a family favorite, the penguins.
10 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $14,295
Travel with your family into the heart of the Tanzanian bush on this 10-day safari experience. Stay at spectacular tented camps nestled in private locations across the infamous plains of the Tarangire and Serengeti for unprecedented intimacy with the continent’s most famed species and incredible adventure for all ages.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $13,879
Canoeing past hippos, learning to track endemic antelopes, nighttime drives encountering leopards on the prowl; Zambia is the perfect country for fully customizing a family adventure, the variety and quality of safari ensures that everyone lives out their safari dream. Using private villas and fully tailored family activities, this 10-day safari celebrates the essence of Zambia and African safari, from the thrilling big game to the unique surprises.
9 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $4,675
Share a remarkable journey through Africa with your family of teenagers on this 9-day tour of Cape Town, Johannesburg and the exclusive Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Learn first about South Africa’s pulsing history as you visit the landmarks surrounding Table Mountain, Robben Island and Soweto. Then, move out into the bush for the adventure of a lifetime - a South Africa safari. Follow lions, leopards and rhinos through the raw and untrammeled bush Coupled with moments of sheer indulgence from some of South Africa’s most prized lodges, this trip will expose your family to the full magic and wonder of the continent.
14 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $14,737
No matter your age and no matter your interests, this ultimate 14-day South African family vacation has something for everyone. You will be whale watching, mountain biking, ostrich riding, meeting elephants, and coming face to face with lions. There will be quiet beaches, vibrant streets, captivating locals, and a dramatic range of landscapes. From Cape Town to Timbavati, you will absorb the authentic African experience on the ultimate South African, family vacation.
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More About African Safaris for Children
Set in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, an African Safari gives you an intimate look into a whole different world.
You will encounter mesmerizing wildlife, stunning landscapes, and blissful luxuries, and understanding your options will maximize your experience.
Use our Africa Safari Travel Guide to make it the best it can be as you connect with one of Zicasso’s safari experts for access to off-the-grid preserves, the best big game experiences, and so much more.
The best time for an African safari is during the southern hemisphere’s winter months of June, July, and August, leading into spring in September. Temperatures are lower and the drier climate unveils an abundance of wildlife in search of water and warmth.
Enjoy mild days, fresh mornings, and cool afternoons as you venture out on game drives, safari walks, and boating activities. Bird lovers will find the late summer months of January and February the perfect time to witness a variety of winged beauties.
The African bush delivers unique experiences throughout the year and the following guide on the best time to visit will show you why a safari in Southern or East Africa is a great opportunity no matter the time of year.
An African safari offers all ages the opportunity to embrace nature and wildlife by the most incredible means and our tips for planning the best family safari on the continent offer ideas that can seem exciting and, at first, a little daunting as you consider your trip.
From picking where to go to how long your journey should be to safety and comfort concerns, planning your family safari with kids perfectly is key. Understanding everyone's wants and needs, while also managing expectations, can help create the right balance for your African safari vacation with children.
These seven tips will prepare you to work with your safari specialist to create an African safari vacation that you and your family will never forget.
Every family vacation should be the best one yet, and Zicasso is here to help you plan a trip that your family will always remember.
With top tips from our travel specialists, our Family Travel Guide can inspire your next vacation with ideas that will ease your planning and increase your enjoyment.
As you discover more opportunities for where to travel and what to do, connect with a family travel specialist by submitting a Trip Request. Our travel specialists will guide you to create a personalized itinerary focused entirely on interests and preferences of your unique family group.
Kenya offers an exceptional experience of abundant wildlife, stirring landscapes, and is home to a wide variety of fascinating and incredible animals.
When you imagine the beauty of a safari, you are most likely thinking of Kenya. As the savanna stretches endlessly to the horizon, the snow-capped mountains straddle the equator, and the harsh desert terrain seems a world away from the lush setting of the Great Rift Valley.
The variety of animals and wildlife is yours to explore, and these animals listed below are just the beginning.
South Africa is a wild and wonderful destination for wildlife. Here, we have selected the country’s top 15 animals and where you can see them. For optimum game viewing, consider the cooler months of May through September for your safari.
South Africa offers one of the world’s most comprehensive safari experiences, the wide variety of iconic animals creating an unparalleled, intimate experience, whether you witness the Big Five or enjoy sensational views of the landscape from the comforts of your lodge.
From big cats to antelope, the diverse range of wildlife captures natural beauty that’s enhanced by dramatic settings. Here are just some South African animals you may encounter during your safari as you indulge in a rich connection with the wonders of nature.
With vast and varied wildlife that thrives in diverse terrain, the top 15 animals of Tanzania and where to see them highlights the biodiversity of the African safari circuit.
Photos of safaris capture only the beginning of the story, with unique landscapes, culture, and abundant wildlife demonstrating the breadth of wonder. Witnessing large herds of animals or spotting elusive species hiding in the bush embody the thrills of a safari experience.
The following article can guide you on the wildlife you may encounter in Tanzania, from predator to prey.
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