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Family African Safaris & Tour Packages

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Leap into an entirely foreign world, where savannas are ruled by lions, and the trumpet of powerful elephants can be heard from miles away. Discover untamed landscapes where nature reigns supreme. Design your perfect African safari for families with Zicasso and get the most exhilarating excursions, the best lodges, and unmatched expertise from local guides.

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Elephant with baby crossing the river in Souther Africa

Family-Friendly Southern Africa Excursion

11 Day Custom Tour

From $5,825

From game drives and safari walks to herds of elephants and troops of baboons, this 11-day best of Southern Africa family safari allows you to experience the country’s majestic wilderness. Indulge in the thrills of luxury accommodations in the secluded wilds of private game reserves that offer unique insights into the abundant wildlife. Cruise rivers, walk with trained rangers, and bask in the wonders of the African bush.

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Penguins on Boulder Beach near Simon's Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Spectacular Southern Africa Family Safari: South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,135

Discover a wonderful mixture of wilderness, wildlife, and culture during your 15-day family African safari that takes you to South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. Immerse your family in savannah and wild riverbanks as you search for elephants, rhinoceroses, and lions. From witnessing the roar of Victoria Falls to penguins lounging on a beach outside of Cape Town, you will build everlasting memories on your African family safari.

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Mother and children sitting on a log watching elephants drinking from a watering hole in South Africa Game Reserve

South Africa Safari & Vacation with Teens: City, Beach, and Bush

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime as you explore a South African city, bush and beach – all free from concerns of malaria! Begin with an invigorating climb up Table Mountain and a tour of this dazzling and family-friendly world city. Move out into the wilderness for the quintessential South Africa safari experience alongside lion, giraffe, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros. Unwind on the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, wedged between wild bush and stunning ocean. This one-week tour of the country reveals all that it has to offer from some truly child-friendly properties.

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Mother cheetah with her cubs in Tanzania

Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

From $11,985

Though famed for its wildlife, Tanzanian cultures are equally remarkable – and this tour combines it all. Beginning in the quiet corners of Tarangire National Park, guests are ushered into the soothing rhythm of the African bush. Depth is added to the wilderness experience while walking alongside the Hadzabe people, among the only remaining hunter-gatherer societies. The tour culminates in the famed Serengeti National Park and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) and countless wildlife encounters are nothing short of spectacles performed against stunning backdrops.

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Herd of Burchell's zebras in Botswana

Botswana Family Safari: Okavango Delta & Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,895

Surreal landscapes and endless excitement await you on your 10-day Botswana family safari. You can cross immense salt pans on quad bikes and explore the savanna with local Bushmen, cruise along waterways searching for elephants and wind beneath the forest canopy to find sleeping leopards. Your tailored family adventure will take you deep into the wilderness to unveil the depth and wonder of Botswana.

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Lion cub in the African savanna

Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa

13 Day Custom Tour

Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.

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Family Friendly South Africa Safari & Mauritius Vacation

15 Day Custom Tour

From $11,695

Your stunning fusion of city, safari, and beach will take you on a 15-day family-friendly adventure to South Africa and Mauritius. Your custom-tailored excursions will connect you to three distinctive landscapes, taking you from Cape Town to the African Savanna and Mauritius. Enjoy guided bush walks, luxury spas, pristine beaches, and big five safaris as you experience two weeks of adventure and relaxation perfect for children of all ages.

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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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Elephants cross the river, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Family African Safari Package: Victoria Falls, Kruger Park & Sabi Sabi

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,495

Take a journey through Southern Africa like no other, encompassing the scenic wonders of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the majesty of the Panorama Route in South Africa and the incomparable wildlife areas of northern Botswana and the Kruger Park region of South Africa. Combining incredible landscapes and thrilling Big Five wildlife encounters by safari vehicle and on foot, while staying at world-class luxury lodges, this is a family adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime.

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Great Migration in Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania

East African Luxury and Wildlife Safari: Tanzania, Kenya & Rwanda

13 Day Custom Tour

From $10,395

From Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, to Kenya’s Masai Mara and onwards to the Rwandan highlands, this two-week adventure will profile East Africa’s most impressive landscapes and most celebrated wildlife. Traversing the Serengeti and the Masai Mara will give unprecedented opportunities to watch the Great Wildebeest Migration, as lions, leopards and cheetahs escort the two million ungulates. In Rwanda stand in the midst of mountain gorillas, observing them, and they you. You will experience comfort in the bush by staying in intimate mobile camps away from the crowds. These are some of the continent’s most fantastic properties, offering an experience akin to that of the early explorers

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Lioness drinking with her cubs at Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

East Africa Family Safari: Zanzibar, Tanzania & Kenya

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,875

From island life to big game safaris, East Africa kindles images of a unique family adventure. Over 12 days, you will lounge on beaches, come face to face with elephant herds, learn how to track animals, and meet with tribal Masai families. From recreating  Lion King movie scenes to watching wildebeest gallop past you, this family safari is imbued with the intimate experiences that are possible in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Kenya.

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Teenage photographer on safari game drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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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