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Exodus Safaris extends a warm invitation to families seeking unforgettable adventures in the heart of Africa with their tailored family safari experiences. Designed to cater to the needs and interests of travelers of all ages, these safaris promise an immersive and enriching journey that fosters lasting memories and strengthens family bonds. With a focus on safety, comfort, and fun, Exodus Safaris ensures that families can explore Africa’s diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultures in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Family safaris with Exodus Safaris offer a wide range of activities suitable for all members, including thrilling game drives in search of Africa’s iconic wildlife, educational bush walks led by experienced guides, and interactive cultural experiences with local communities. Families can relax in family-friendly accommodations equipped with all the necessary amenities and enjoy delicious meals prepared with care. Whether marveling at the wonders of the Serengeti, bonding over shared experiences in the Maasai Mara, or embarking on exciting adventures in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Exodus Safaris ensures that every moment of the family safari is filled with joy, discovery, and togetherness.

Why Go on Africa Family Safaris?

What to Do on Africa Family Safaris

Game Drives

Enjoy family-friendly game drives in safari vehicles, exploring Africa’s national parks and wildlife reserves to spot iconic animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, and zebras. Knowledgeable guides provide informative commentary, enhancing the safari experience for all family members.

Take guided game drives through the park in open safari vehicles. Knowledgeable guides will lead you to the best wildlife viewing spots, increasing your chances of spotting elephants, lions, buffaloes, rhinoceroses, and other animals.Addo elephant park gamedrives safaris

Bush Walks

Embark on guided bush walks suitable for families, allowing children and adults alike to experience the thrill of walking in the African wilderness. Learn about tracking wildlife, identify animal tracks, and discover hidden treasures of the bush with the guidance of expert trackers.

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Cultural Experiences

Immerse your family in the rich cultures and traditions of Africa through interactive cultural experiences. Visit local villages, meet indigenous communities, participate in traditional dances, and learn about their way of life, providing valuable insights into the diverse cultures of the continent.

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Junior Ranger Programs

Explore the marine section of the park, which includes a coastal area where you can observe marine life such as great white sharks and southern right whales. Boat tours are available for marine safaris.

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Relaxation and Recreation

Take advantage of family-friendly amenities and activities offered by safari lodges and camps, such as swimming pools, nature walks, board games, and storytelling sessions around the campfire. After exciting days of safari adventures, unwind and bond as a family in the tranquil surroundings of the African bush.

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When is the best month to go on Africa Family Safaris?

Africa Family Safaris in January

  • Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

    Highlights: Witness the wildebeest migration, enjoy family-friendly game drives, and cultural interactions with the Maasai people.

Africa Family Safaris in February

  • Destination: Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Highlights: Experience excellent wildlife viewing, visit family-friendly lodges with swimming pools, and embark on guided bush walks suitable for all ages.

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February is definitely the best time of year to see wildebeest calves, with the migratory herds in full

Africa Family Safaris in March

  • Destination: Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Highlights: Explore the pristine waterways of the delta on family-friendly mokoro (canoe) excursions, spot a variety of wildlife, and enjoy bush picnics and sunset cruises.

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Early March tends to be dry, although in some years the rains have been known to return early, so it can

Africa Family Safaris in April

  • Destination: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Highlights: Witness the calving season, enjoy private family game drives, and visit cultural villages to learn about Maasai traditions.

Africa Family Safaris in May

  • Destination: Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

    Highlights: Marvel at the spectacular falls, embark on family-friendly river cruises, and visit local markets for cultural experiences.

Africa Family Safaris in June

  • Destination: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

    Highlights: Explore Zambia’s premier wildlife sanctuary on family-friendly game drives, enjoy guided bush walks, and visit local schools or conservation projects.

Africa Family Safaris in July

  • Destination: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

    Highlights: Spot large herds of elephants, enjoy family-friendly game drives and bush walks, and visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre.

Africa Family Safaris in August

  • Destination: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

    Highlights: Enjoy views of Mount Kilimanjaro, spot elephants and other wildlife on game drives, and visit Maasai villages for cultural experiences.

Africa Family Safaris in September

  • Destination: Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Highlights: Cruise along the Chobe River on family-friendly boat safaris, enjoy game drives with excellent wildlife sightings, and visit the local community for cultural interactions.

Africa Family Safaris in October

  • Destination: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

    Highlights: Descend into the crater for family-friendly game drives, spot a variety of wildlife including rhinos, and enjoy picnics with stunning views.

Africa Family Safaris in November

  • Destination: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Highlights: Experience malaria-free safaris, spot the Big Five, and enjoy family-friendly activities such as bush walks and junior ranger programs.

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Africa Family Safaris in December

  • Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

    Highlights: Witness the wildebeest migration, enjoy family-friendly game drives, and celebrate the festive season with traditional bush dinners and cultural performances.

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FAQ about Africa Family Safaris

  • Yes, Africa family safaris cater to children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Safari operators offer age-appropriate activities and accommodations, ensuring that families with young children can enjoy a safe and comfortable safari experience.

  • Safari lodges and camps prioritize the safety of their guests, especially families with children. They provide trained guides for all activities, secure accommodations, and strict protocols for encounters with wildlife. Additionally, safari vehicles are equipped with safety features such as seat belts and child-friendly seating arrangements.

  • Absolutely! Africa family safaris offer a range of exciting activities tailored to children's interests, including game drives to spot wildlife, interactive cultural experiences, and educational nature walks. Many lodges also provide dedicated kids' clubs and junior ranger programs to keep children engaged and entertained.

  • Safari operators understand the needs of families and provide comfortable accommodations with amenities such as family suites, swimming pools, and playgrounds. They also offer flexible meal options to accommodate children's preferences and dietary requirements.

  • Safari lodges and camps are equipped with basic medical facilities and have access to nearby clinics or hospitals in case of emergencies. It's advisable to carry necessary medications and ensure that your travel insurance covers medical evacuation if needed.

  • Yes, infants and toddlers are welcome on many Africa family safaris. Safari lodges may provide cribs, high chairs, and babysitting services upon request to ensure that parents can relax and enjoy their safari experience.

  • It's recommended to book your Africa family safari several months in advance, especially if you plan to travel during peak seasons such as school holidays or the Great Migration in East Africa. This allows you to secure preferred accommodations and activities and ensures a hassle-free safari experience for your family.

Africa family safaris destinations along with approximate prices per person

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Description: Maasai Mara offers incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, including the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras. Families can enjoy game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural visits to Maasai villages.


Approximate Price: $2,000 – $5,000 per person for a 5-7 day safari package.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Description: Kruger National Park is renowned for its diverse wildlife, including the Big Five. Families can explore the park on guided game drives, bush walks, and self-drive safaris. Many lodges offer child-friendly amenities and activities.


Approximate Price: $1,500 – $4,000 per person for a 5-7 day safari package.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Description: The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Families can enjoy mokoro (canoe) excursions, boat safaris, and guided nature walks. Luxury tented camps offer family-friendly accommodations.


Approximate Price: $3,000 – $8,000 per person for a 5-7 day safari package.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Description: Serengeti National Park is famous for its vast plains and the annual wildebeest migration. Families can witness thrilling wildlife sightings on game drives, explore ancient rock formations, and visit Maasai communities.


Approximate Price: $2,500 – $6,000 per person for a 5-7 day safari package.

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

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Description: Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premier safari destinations, offering

malaria-free wildlife viewing. Families can enjoy guided game drives, bush walks, and junior ranger programs. Lodges provide family-friendly accommodations and activities.


Approximate Price: $1,800 – $4,500 per person for a 5-7 day safari package.

5 Types of Africa Family Safaris

Classic Game Drives

Classic game drives are a staple of African safaris and are suitable for families of all ages. Families explore national parks and wildlife reserves in safari vehicles with experienced guides, spotting iconic animals such as elephants, lions, and giraffes.


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Family-Friendly Lodges

Family-friendly lodges cater specifically to families traveling with children, offering spacious accommodations, child-friendly amenities, and activities designed for younger guests. These safaris provide a comfortable and convenient base for families to relax and enjoy their safari experience.

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Educational Safaris

Educational safaris focus on learning and discovery, providing children with opportunities to engage with wildlife and nature in a hands-on way. These safaris often include guided nature walks, visits to conservation projects, and interactive sessions with local experts.

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Cultural Immersion Safaris

Cultural immersion safaris allow families to connect with local communities and learn about traditional cultures and customs. Families can visit villages, participate in cultural activities, and interact with indigenous peoples to gain insights into African heritage and way of life.

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Adventure Safaris

Adventure safaris offer families the chance to embark on thrilling outdoor activities and experiences. From hot air balloon rides over the savannah to zip-lining through the jungle, these safaris cater to families seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures amidst Africa’s breathtaking landscapes.

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Everything About the Africa Family Safaris


Africa family safaris offer an unparalleled opportunity for families to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure amidst the continent’s stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. Tailored to cater to travelers of all ages, these safaris promise unforgettable experiences that foster bonds, create lasting memories, and ignite a passion for conservation and exploration in young minds. From thrilling game drives to cultural encounters and educational activities, Africa family safaris provide a unique blend of excitement, relaxation, and enrichment for the whole family.

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Family-Friendly Accommodations

Africa family safaris offer a range of accommodations specially designed to cater to families, including spacious lodges, tented camps, and private villas. These accommodations provide comfortable living spaces, child-friendly amenities, and a welcoming atmosphere where families can unwind after a day of adventure.

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Educational Experiences

One of the highlights of Africa family safaris is the opportunity for children to learn about wildlife, ecosystems, and conservation through hands-on experiences. Guided by knowledgeable guides, families can embark on educational game drives, bush walks, and visits to conservation projects, gaining valuable insights into Africa’s natural heritage.

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Exciting Wildlife Encounters

Africa is home to some of the world’s most iconic wildlife, and family safaris offer the chance to witness these majestic creatures up close. From spotting the Big Five in national parks to marveling at the Great Migration in East Africa, families can enjoy thrilling wildlife encounters that will inspire and excite young and old alike.

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Cultural Immersion

Africa’s rich cultural diversity provides a wealth of opportunities for families to immerse themselves in local traditions and customs. Whether visiting Maasai villages in Kenya, learning about tribal life in Botswana, or participating in cultural workshops in South Africa, families can gain a deeper appreciation for Africa’s vibrant cultures.

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Safety and Comfort

Safety is a top priority on Africa family safaris, with experienced guides and staff trained to ensure the well-being of guests, especially children. Safari vehicles are equipped with safety features, accommodations are secure and family-friendly, and strict protocols are in place for encounters with wildlife.

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Flexibility and Customization

Africa family safaris offer flexibility and customization to meet the needs and interests of each family. Whether seeking a relaxed getaway or an action-packed adventure, families can choose from a variety of activities, accommodations, and destinations to create their ideal safari experience.

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