Many safari lodges, such as those in the Okavango Delta, do not accept children under 16 years of age for certain safety and other reasons. However, there are many lodges, especially in South Africa, that will happily change their itineraries to suit families with kids, ensuring that you all get to enjoy a Big 5 Safari together. Many of these camps run specially designed safaris, with child-friendly facilities and activities, for families for example the Tintswalo lodges in the Kruger National Park and Londolozi Varty Camp in Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
For more information about child-friendly safari lodges, read our blog.
Onguma Bush Lodge
A comfortable lodge in a private reserve on the eastern edge of Etosha National Park, Onguma Bush Camp has just six rooms including a family unit and a small campsite. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate; the game viewing and birdwatching are spectacular.
Voted Zambia's Best Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards 2013, the Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges offer a choice of two lodges - the River Lodge or the Island Lodge - on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just downstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Sanbona Gondwana Lodge
A family lodge, overlooking Bellair Dam and resembling a typical Karoo homestead, offering 12 generously-sized luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysberg-mountains and beyond.
Tintswalo Manor House Safari Lodge
Tintswalo Manor House is an exclusive-use villa in a private concession of the Kruger National Park. Activities are varied and fascinating; the accommodation and setting are sublime.
Ngala Safari Lodge
Ngala Safari Lodge is a gracious, colonial-style safari lodge set on the very edge of the Kruger National Park in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. It is renowned for its superb accommodation and provides an unbeatable family safari experience.
Londolozi Varty Camp
Varty Camp is enriched by a down to earth nature and an embracing spirit. It is without question the cultural pulse of the Londolozi Private Game Reserve.
Mushara Bush Camp
Situated just a few short Kilometres from the Von Lindequist gate of the World famous Etosha National Park, Mushara Bush Camp offers tented accommodation of the highest quality. Mushara Bush Camp
River Bend Lodge
River Bend Lodge is situated in a malaria-free area in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa just an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Port Elizabeth. Warm hospitality and a sincere focus on conservation projects.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya
Khoka Moya is the ultimate school holiday escape for families wanting to experience an African safari. Although in a malaria area, it is the perfect family safari spot.
Jock Safari Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era with its unique style of the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.
Lion Sands 1933 Lodge
Nestled on the banks of the Sabie River, Lion Sands 1933 Safari Lodge creates a secluded environment where comfort and relaxation are the order of the day.
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is a contemporary African themed lodge that is intimate and exclusive. The luxurious suites are hidden by dense bush and ancient trees and the living area is relaxed and inviting.
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge is set in the heart of the richly diverse region of the Madikwe Game Reserve on a gentle slope between two rolling hills, overlooking game filled plains between the Dwarsberg and Rant van Tweedepoort Range.
Kapama River Lodge
Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Game Reserve and presents the perfect blend between luxurious safari accommodation and a generous bed capacity of 64 bedrooms.
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Tintswalo is a luxurious and exclusive safari lodge in a private concession of the Kruger National Park. Activities are varied, fascinating and exclusive and the accommodation and setting are sublime.
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Ulusaba Rock Lodge is perched high on the summit of a koppie in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve with spectacular panoramic views over the African bushveld.
Singita Castleton Camp
There is surely be no better place on earth to go away with a group of friends or family than Castleton Camp, an exclusive villa sandwiched between the Sabi and Sand rivers, facing out onto a teeming waterhole.
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