“Grace expertly helped us plan the experience and she kept in touch with us throughout our trip. We have had the privilege to travel far and wide, and we have never had a better experience than the one we had with JDA…” ― Gustafson Family, Illinois, USA
What better way to renew and refresh ties than on a family safari in Africa? The variety of experiences to be had are a great way of keeping everyone on the trip, regardless of age, occupied, engaged and excited.
The particular needs of multi-generational families, with their wide range of ages, interests, attention spans and fitness levels are what we take into account when planning this type of safari.
Africa can be a great place for children to learn about the wild and about other cultures, but they need to have the right guide, and stay in lodges and camps that genuinely welcome and cater for the needs of the younger members of the family.
Our founders’ years of experience taking their own children on safari (one from as early as 12 weeks old) means that we bring a particular expertise to crafting a trip that will be satisfying for all.
Options For Family Safaris
By their very nature, a safari has to fit a particular family like a glove. As no two families are identical, so no two family safaris are either. Options include an in-depth exploration of a single country, or a multi-country African safari that allows you and your family to experience the best attractions that each country offers.
Places that are particularly friendly for families are Kenya, Botswana and Namibia, where opportunities abound for bush craft and conservation courses, quad bike or camel-back safaris, interactions with animals, fly camping and hot-air balloon safaris.
As children can easily be bored, we will always try to avoid long drives and include as much variety as possible, with regular highlights along the way that keep their appetite whetted for more. Many lodges and camps in these countries welcome children and are well-equipped to keep them entertained during their stay.
Have a look through our safari ideas, and any one of them could be a starting point from which we would put together your safari.