Yes! The majority of our trips to Africa are for families. A safari will be quite simply the most bonding time that you and your family will ever spend together.
Having said that, the age at which children should go depends upon the attention span of your child. Generally, I recommend that children be at least seven – unless they have either an older sibling or a nanny to be with them. We can arrange for local nannies – Africans are wonderful with children, usually having many of their own, ensuring your little ones will take quickly to them!
Some of the smaller, more exclusive lodges have policies of not taking children – ages vary – out of respect for the wildlife experiences of other guests. “No children” policies can be overcome by taking over the whole lodge or camp – although this may add to the cost of your safari!
Remember that smaller children can often feel alone in their own tent, so be prepared to sleep in your child’s tent, if necessary, as there is often not the space to put a third bed into your tent. This can somewhat dampen the anticipated romantic African night! Trips to Australia, New Zealand and Argentina are all definitely well suited for younger children. Bounding kangaroos and cuddly though sleepy koalas, for instance, never cease to capture their interests!