FAMILY

Disconnect from devices and reconnect with family. Many settings throughout Africa allow the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones; from desert to coast, through the bush and into the rainforest, there is so much to learn and see. Our experts will tailor a journey that is perfect for your family’s needs.

 

Click the images below to learn what each country has to offer.

 

Botswana

Disconnect from devices and reconnect with family. From the diverse game of the Moremi Game Reserve to the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of the Kalahari Desert, and from Chobe National Park’s grass plains to the glistening tributaries of the Okavango Delta, a Botswana safari is Africa at its best. Yet this country is more than Big Five game drives. It’s mokoro rides along the deltas. It’s bird watching by the lagoons. It’s family-friendly adventures in the bush. It’s quad biking in the seemingly infinite desert. And it’s off-road adventures in corners of the earth where wildlife roams free, and where civilization has yet to set foot.

 

For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
 

  • Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
  • Belmond Khwai River Lodge
  • Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
  • DumaTau
  • Egypt

    The mysterious world of Egypt’s pharaohs and pantheon of gods comes alive during your family’s journey through “the cradle of ancient civilization.” Your private Egyptologist will be your personal escort throughout Cairo and the Great Pyramids, and as you sail down the Nile on your elegant cruise ship to visit the river’s great UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Karnak and Aswan. With your own private vehicle for all sightseeing and shore excursions, you’ll set your own comfortable pace. Explore the twin temples of Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari, at Abu Simbel. Discover authentic Egypt as your private Egyptologist guide breathes life into your sightseeing with personal insights and remarkable details; enjoy dinner with an Egyptian family in their home. Experience the magnificence and mystery of the Pyramids at Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy elegant dining and suite accommodations as you saildown the Nile aboard the luxurious River Tosca, calling in Luxor, Esna, Komo Ombo and Aswan.

    Kenya

    With fun activities and the fascinating culture of the Maasai, Kenya offers great family safari holidays for older and fairly active children – who will often find the Maasai people particularly interesting to meet. At the beginning or end of your family safari head for the Kenya coast for some of the loveliest family beach holidays in Africa!

     

    Many of the lodges and camps that we feature in Kenya are well-suited for family beach and safari holidays, although almost all of them have age restrictions. In practice, these rules can often be bended so that you can go on family holidays with children younger than the theoretical age requirement.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Mahali Mzuri
  • And Beyond Bateleur Camp
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Fairmont The Norfolk
  • Madagascar

    Found off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar may seem an unusual destination for children, but it has plenty to offer. Eighty percent of Madagascar’s flora and fauna is endemic and consequently there is a huge amount to discover. The animals found here are no threat to humans and therefore it is very safe to explore the endless parks on foot. All hotels are very family-friendly, with pools at certain properties and safe snorkeling all along the coast. You need to be robust to travel in Madagascar as there are sometimes delays in the internal flights and bumpy roads along the way, but the experiences, friendly people and wildlife will make the vacation wonderful.

     

    In many places lemurs are habituated to humans and you can see them from very close quarters. Exotic fruit can be bought from local stalls and you drive through cocoa plantations and rice paddies: there’s a lot to see and do. We ideally recommend Madagascar for children ages seven and above.

    Mauritius

    Visit this volcanic Indian Ocean island, surrounded by turquoise water, deepening to indigo blue, with palm-fringed beaches of white sand. Whether a romantic escape, a family escape or a respite from the rigors of a long safari, Mauritius is a tropical haven. Mauritius enchants the visitor from the moment they first arrive. You feel as if you are one of a chosen few when you breathe in the tropical sea air and let the scent of flowers surround you. The beaches of this island Republic are awash with history, magic, and tranquility.

     

    The friendly faces, luxurious hideaways, and some of the travel industry’s best-kept secrets lie waiting for you here in Mauritius. Visitors can find a private cove and relax on the beach or indulge in one of the many water sport activities such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, and more.

    Morocco

    If you’re looking for a family holiday with a difference then Morocco is the perfect destination. The North African country is more family-friendly than you might initially think and offers a wide range of activities for everyone served up with great hospitality. Whether you’re planning to relax, explore, haggle or indulge, in just over three hours travelling time you can be trying a bit of everything on a family holiday in Morocco.

     

    There’s a fantastic mix of places to see on your family holiday in Morocco. Marrakech is probably the first place people think of, with its bustling markets and winding streets but elsewhere there are some great places to see that might get missed by the typical tourist. The medieval town of Fes is great for exploring and Volubis is full of mosaics and a fascinating Roman history.

     

    With over 2000 miles of coastline and a choice between the Mediterranean or Atlantic sea, you won’t find it difficult to spend some of your family holiday in Morocco on the beach. If you’re staying near Marrakech, El Jadida is a nice, friendly beach that is clean and calm – great for kids. While in Casablanca you’ll find the major tourist spots, with loads of water sports and activities for everyone. Take a trip from Temuda Bay to El Jebha for somewhere a bit quieter; dotted with deserted bays you can find your own secluded spot.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Amanjena
  • Kasbah Tamadot—Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat
  • La Mamounia
  • Mozambique

    Enjoy relaxing at an idyllic beach resort on Mozambique’s Lagoon coast, dubbed the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Retreat to the palm-fringed, white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. Romantics will enjoy kayaking and sailing off into the sunset on an authentic dhow as well as the luxurious pampering at your intimate lodge.

     

    The Quirimbas Archipelago stretches for an astonishing 62 miles along the Mozambique coast. These sun-drenched tropical islands contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide an unparalleled environment for an abundant array of marine life. The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of a grand total of 32 tropical coral islands that stretch all the way from Pemba (the capital of Cabo Delgado Province) to the Rovuma River, which happens to form the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique.Development here is minimal, providing a pristine experience for tourist exploration and enjoyment.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Azura on Benguerra Island
  • Namibia

    Namibia offers fantastic self-driving family safari holidays. However, as stunning as the country’s scenery is, it’s unlikely to keep your youngest entertained for hours. Therefore, family holidays here are best for families with older children, who are fine with longer drives – they’ll love the freedom and the sheer variety of a family holiday to Namibia.

     

    Namibia isn’t only a destination for family safari holidays. On the coastline you’ll find a deserted stretch of barren land, scattered with ghostly shipwrecks and lapped by the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where seals live in huge colonies. It’s a really special area – and more than worth exploring!

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Little Kulala
  • South-Africa

    South Africa is the perfect destination for first time visitors and families. If you plan on traveling in southern Africa, South Africa is a great place to start. Because it is one of the most stable countries in Africa, those on a travel adventure often find themselves landing in South Africa before voyaging to the rest of the continent. Many luxury safari experiences are “malaria-free,” and our itinerary designs take the guesswork and worry out of traveling. Our legendary signature services will never leave you alone and every aspect of your itinerary will be thorough and well-planned. Arguably the most enchanting region in South Africa, the Western Cape offers a dizzying array of experiences for the traveler. There is no South African itinerary that is complete without a visit to the Western Cape.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Royal Malewane
  • Singita Ebony & Boulders Lodges
  • Singita Lebombo & Sweni Lodges
  • One & Only Cape Town
  • La Residence
  • 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa
  • And Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
  • And Beyond Sabi Sand Lodges
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Birkenhead House
  • Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
  • Cape Cadogan
  • Cape Grace
  • Ellerman House
  • Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Mont Rochelle
  • Savanna Private Game Reserve
  • Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa
  • Taj Cape Town
  • The Oyster Box
  • Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
  • Tanzania

    With excellent wildlife, lovely, white sandy island beaches and good transport links between them, Tanzania has huge potential for family safari and beach holidays. Tanzania safaris seldom include kids clubs, but the amazing wildlife and environment, combined with safari activities designed for children, can make up for that. Because Tanzania’s coast is seldom very far from its game reserves, you can easily combine family beach holidays with safaris in Tanzania without long internal flights! There are so many choices of beach holidays for families in Zanzibar. Several options on Tanzania’s Mafia Island also work well for families wanting low-key trips far from any bright lights.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Singita Grumeti
  • Zambia

    Zambia’s private safari houses are definitely among our favorites for family safari holidays with older children who like a bit of adventure. Then they provide great flexibility, much private space and a relaxed atmosphere to a group of ideally eight travelers. Plus, Zambia offers very good wildlife and arguably the best guiding in Africa! Zambia guides have to pass through a stringent system of exams before they’re allowed to take charge of guests, which is why the country is known for guiding of an outstanding quality. This can make a massive difference to your Zambia family safari experience, in particular for the kids.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • The Royal Livingstone
  • Toka Leya Camp
  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls remains an ever-popular tourist destination in Africa and is an experience not to missed. Lovingly known to locals as the “smoke that thunders,” there is nothing so mesmerizing as this magnificent body of water falling rapidly over the top to the canyon below. Explore the falls from every vantage point and experience incredible game viewing. Hear the birdlife, trumpeting elephants, and yawning hippos footsteps away in the river, and trek to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for sightings of zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, and more.

     

    For an outstanding African Adventure, FROSCH recommends:
     

  • Little Makalolo
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