Family safaris in Africa are life-changing adventures for both young and old. The wilderness transforms into a huge outdoor classroom as the guides become the most inspiring and insightful teachers your children (and you) will have.
Spend quality time together whilst being immersed in some of the most picturesque parts of Africa, like Kafue National Park, the Zambezi riverbanks and on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi. A great safari keeps the excitement of being in the wild and surrounded by incredible wildlife alive for the entire family.
Our teams at Ila Safari Lodge, Tongabezi Lodge and Kaya Mawa Lodge are ready to take absolute care of the most important people in your life – your family. This includes accommodating special dietary requirements and giving you some time alone to experience Africa's romantic side.
From the smallest insect to the heaviest elephant, the oldest tree to the noisiest stork, fascinating discoveries are waiting to be made around almost every bend in Kafue National Park. Given an incredible vantage point from your raised luxury tent at Ila Safari Lodge, enables you to connect with nature and spot wildlife safely.
Why Ila Safari Lodge is perfect for families:
Encounter the animal and bird life of Kafue quietly and softly from an electric safari vehicle, cruise the Kafue River on our solar-powered boat and get up-close to smaller creatures while on a walking safari. Back at camp, cool off in the rim flow infinity pool and get the whole family together for an al fresco dinner on your private deck.
Whether boating upstream on the Zambezi River or touring Livingstone Island above the Victoria Falls, your children will be in awe of nature’s wonders. At Tongabezi Lodge, each of the luxury the Garden, Dog and Tangala houses have all the modern creature comforts to make it your special home-away-from-home.
Why Tongabezi Lodge is perfect for families:
At Tongabezi, every member of the family can enjoy a fulfilling and suitably exciting exploration of this famous area. When you aren’t exploring the Zambezi River, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Victoria Falls, head back to your chosen house, which has its own private living, dining and play areas, including their own pool.
The Malawian experience is characterised by the welcoming spirit of its people, and is part of what makes it such a great holiday for families. Lake Malawi is the country’s famous playground for a wide range of activities, from kayaking to diving, sunset boat cruises to fishing trips, and mountain and quad biking.
Why Kaya Mawa Lodge is perfect for families:
From the moment you step onto the sandy shores of Likoma Island, the ‘maybe tomorrow’ ethos of Kaya Mawa sets the tone for a carefree lakeside break. Privacy, space and comfort are at the heart of a happy holiday together, which is why our houses have their own private deck and pool, and some even have their own beach area set up from the lake shoreline.