Family Safaris

Africa may seem like an exotic, impossible destination for families and groups. It’s not. A family safari is not only possible; it’s exactly the adventure your family needs.

Nothing beats the real thing. If the closest you’ve come to going on safari is watching BBC Earth or catching The Lion King on Broadway, then you haven’t experienced Africa. You haven’t even come close. There’s no feeling quite like seeing the warm African sun set over the bushveld horizon; of watching elephants play in the mud at a waterhole; of hearing lions – real lions! – roaring in the distance. You and your family will be awestruck by the magnificent natural environment.

And yes, an African safari is the perfect, life-changing family adventure for you and your kids.

A multigenerational family safari holiday in Africa is safe and easy, if you travel to the right place and follow the right guides. Madikwe Game Reserve offers a broad range of safari lodges, some of which are geared specifically towards accommodating families just like yours.

Those safari lodges offer kid clubs and activities to make the young ones feel at home, providing welcome packs, kid-approved menus, baking lessons, board games, arts and crafts, and – of course – African bedtime stories. Those activities are often themed around wilderness and wildlife, teaching them a love for nature and the environment. The programmes are often split into age groups, so that teens aren’t placed at the proverbial “kids table”.

Some safari lodges also offer childminders, who’ll take care of young children while the adults and teens are out on safari game drives (or while the adults are enjoying a quiet night together). A few also offer shorter game drives and safari walks so that the whole family can enjoy the safari experience without the kids getting restless.

At Madikwe Game Reserve, families or groups may also book accommodation such as exclusive-use family villas or interleading rooms to ensure the group stays close together. Your group can also get its own private butler, chef, game vehicle, and more to ensure everybody (across all generations) gets to really enjoy their time in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Speak to our team of on-the-ground experts for more information about exclusive-use lodges in the reserve.

Arrangements are flexible, and because no two families are the same, our travel experts will help you design the perfect experience for your family or group’s unique requirements. Needs, tastes and demands will vary depending on ages and family dynamics – yet there’s one thing that every group that visits Madikwe Game Reserve has in common.

They may not arrive with a love of the bushveld, but by the time they leave, they’ll have Africa in their hearts… and they’ll take that love home with them.


Madikwe Game Reserve safari lodges that cater to families and groups:

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