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African Safaris for Children

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An African Safari with children is the ultimate adventure that can combine discovery and education, exploration and unforgettable family experiences. From a game drive through South Africa’s Kruger National Park to a floating safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, learning how to throw a Maasai spear to traveling the saline desert of Namibia’s Etosha, an African Safari gives you the marvels of the natural world with a child’s sense of wonder. Our sample trips and African Safari Travel Guide can help you plan your vacation along with one of our travel specialists.

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South Africa, Cape Town. A family before an exciting trip.

A Grand South Africa Tour for Families with Teenagers: Cape Town, Safari & More

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,135

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.

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Male lion in golden grasslands of Serengeti, Africa

From Mufasa to Simba: The Lion King Inspired Safari for Families

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.

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Female cheetah with cubs in Serengeti National Park

Family Friendly Kenyan Safari: Bush, Beach & City

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,105

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 two weeks, this comprehensive tour will inspire a true passion for Africa in every member of your family.

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Lion cub in Tanzania

Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and More

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

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.

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Elephant calf walking with its mother

Private Plane Serengeti Safari for Families & Young Rangers Program

12 Day Custom Tour

From $12,715

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.

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Female mountain gorilla with her baby in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park, Uganda

Uganda Adventure Safari For Families With Teenage Children

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,955

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.

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Young leopard in Sabi Sands, South Africa

Exquisite South Africa Exploration: Culture to Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,939

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.

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Rhinoceros family in South Africa

Family-Friendly Kruger Safari & Children’s Cubs Program

11 Day Custom Tour

From $5,715

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.

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Leopard laying in a tree in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania Family Friendly Safari with Teenagers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

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.

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Young male kudu

Family-Friendly Zambia Safari: Private Villas, Tailored Activities, Exceptional Wildlife

12 Day Custom Tour

From $10,675

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.

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View of Cape Town from Table Mountain, South Africa

African Safari for Families with Teenagers: History, Culture & Adventure

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

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.

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Catamaran excursion in Cape Town, South Africa

Ultimate Two-Week South Africa Tour for Families

14 Day Custom Tour

From $11,335

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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Helpful Content

African Safari Travel Guide
Lioness with cubs hanging out in a tree in the Serengeti, Tanzania
African Safari Travel Guide

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.

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Family Vacation Travel Guide
Mother and son snorkeling while on vacation
Family Vacation Travel Guide

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.

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