The Magic of Multi-Generational Safaris

Published: 5 May 2024

From Twitchers to Twitter (now X), a safari can really be the perfect vacation for everyone in the family! We’re talking retirees, moms and dads, teens and tweens (even toddlers at some camps)! We have created safari journeys for families spanning just a few months old to 80 plus! We believe that exploring the wonders of Africa is best served together, and here’s why…

Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters

Imagine the awe on your children's faces as they spot a majestic lion lounging under a tree. You can hear their “look mom, it’s the real Simba!”, or a herd of elephants gracefully moving across the savannah.

Image showing family with young child on safari with Singita and Anywhere in Africa Safaris
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Multi-generational safaris are now possible! Many camps offer child-friendly excursions, and at others you may book out the entire camp to enjoy personalized itineraries that cater for your child’s feeding or sleeping schedule. And just before you ask me, “but Kirsty, do we have to compromise on the luxurious experience” - it’s a big NO. You can still stay at 5-star lodges AND bring the kids.

Bring The Classroom to Life

Safaris are not just about sightseeing; they’re also valuable learning experiences - there’s a reason we say that you return from Africa as an ambassador. Children can learn about conservation efforts, animal species, and the importance of preserving natural ecosystems. 

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Our safari guides are knowledgeable and passionate about wildlife conservation (just as they are about hosting and teaching children how to enjoy Africa), making learning fun and engaging for all ages. From tracking animal footprints to learning about local cultures; every day on safari is filled with educational opportunities.

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Accommodation For Absolutely Everyone

Anywhere in Africa Safaris creates bespoke itineraries that cater to multi-generational groups by providing a range of accommodations suitable for different preferences and needs. In the past, we have created journeys where the grandparents opted to carry on with their safari, while the younger ones all went gorilla trekking for instance. So while you may believe in doing everything as ‘one’, there may be moments where you’d prefer to venture off on your own little trip during your safari.

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Whether you prefer a luxurious lodge with panoramic views or a cozy tented camp nestled in the wilderness, we ensure that every family member enjoys a comfortable and memorable stay. And on this note, we also understand that not everyone in the family shares in the healthy bank balance of say the elders, which is why we can find suitable experiences that offer both lux and more affordable options, but which are geographically close together. 

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Customized Immersive Itineraries

We can also arrange different types of transfers, from road, to helicopter, scheduled or private charter plane trips. You will all meet at the same destination, however, your journey may be slightly different - although, we can promise it will always be an incredible adventure!

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Image Credit: Singita Castleton

At Anywhere in Africa Safaris, we understand that every family is unique. That's why we offer customized safari itineraries tailored to your family's interests, preferences, and travel style; definitely not just a run-of-the-mill itinerary! 

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Whether you seek adventure-packed days filled with game drives and bush walks or prefer a more relaxed pace with leisurely wildlife viewing and cultural experiences, we design your safari experience to exceed expectations (you can read some of our guest reviews here).

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Are you ready to create unforgettable memories with your family on a multi-generational African safari?

Please contact me, Kirsty Gordon ( when you are ready for this once-in-a-lifetime family trip. I can help you create an amazingly memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

From thrilling wildlife encounters to immersive cultural experiences, Africa awaits with its beauty, diversity, and endless opportunities for family adventure.


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