We have a lot of experience when it comes to family safaris, as we have children of our own, and have often taken them with us on safari. There are hidden ‘tricks of the trade’ to make a safari family-friendly. Energetic teenagers or active children will probably enjoy their safari a lot more if they can get out of the car once in a while to go canoeing, biking or walking. For larger families, we will ensure you have enough vehicles so that space is not an issue, and enough guides to ensure individual care and attention.
We aim to suggest affordable, fun, and varied family itineraries. There are even camps which offer Junior Ranger courses, so with our knowledge and connections and a chat about your family’s interests, we will design just what’s right. As cliché as it may sound, a family safari is a trip of a lifetime, often positively affecting your child’s world view in just one holiday.
Please note we can tailor any aspects of our Family Safari to best suit your family’s needs, feel free to talk to us to explore all of the available options.
Depending on what time of year you travel, we will recommend the best areas and camps to visit and which parts of the Serengeti National Park to go to in order to have the best chance of seeing the migration. We want to make sure that you have the best chance of seeing a lot of game - the migration is more than just wildebeest – it means predator action, and generally a huge congregation of all kinds of mammals!
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the the northern part of the Serengeti and the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area. From December to March, the migration is usually located in the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest congregate for calving season. Some of the camps (like Olakira) move twice a year to follow the migration, so will be located either in Southern or Northern Serengeti depending on when you visit. At other times of the year, the migration won't be so concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Serengeti - we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
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