Kids In Khaki

A safari with kids is not just about finding a camp with slacker age restrictions. It's about creating an experience where kids are engaged on safari, learning about the bush and free to play like...well, kids.

It's about making sure parents are well taken care of with the opportunity for some personal space and time off when needed. It's about choosing family accommodation that gives everyone some breathing room and safaris that not only re-connect families but provide stories to be re-told over the dinner table for years to come.

Our recommended Kids in Khaki itineraries have been carefully selected by us, because we know what it's like to go on safari with kids. We can offer private activities to cater for smaller people who tire more easily or fly in a guide to teach the family to make paper from elephant dung. Whatever you need, we'll make sure your kids are participating in the adventure and getting the maximum enjoyment out of it.

Get in touch and we'll create your perfect safari experience.

Your safari could look something like this:

why we love it Why We Love It

Give the kids a great adventure on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, then head off on a private camping safari - the best way to travel with children. You'll go at your own pace in the big game areas, led by a highly experienced guide. Sure, you'll get a little dirty but the kids will love it and you can clean up in comfort at the lodges in Chobe and Victoria Falls.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

1 night in donkey-filled Maun at Audi Camp

2 nights adventure on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans at Planet Baobab
Visit the meerkats, quad biking and sleep outs on the pans

3 nights private camping in Moremi with Safari Life Africa
Game drives in the Moremi area

2 nights exploring further in Savuti with Safari Life Africa
Game drives throughout Savuti

2 nights on the banks of the Chobe River at Chobe Bakwena
Game drives, Chobe River cruise and a local village tour

2 nights in awe of the Victoria Falls at Lokuthula Lodge - Zimbabwe
Time at leisure to enjoy a variety of activities

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Map of the Wildlife Encounter Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Use the pans' bewildering lack of perspective to snap some creative family shots
  • Extend your camping time for a little more in-depth guiding
  • Try out the Victoria Falls Canopy Tour for some active fun for the whole family

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4530.00 per adult
Mid Season USD $4620.00 per adult
High Season USD $4880.00 per adult

Child pricing applicable. Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"You lined up the perfect combo of camping and lodges for us. Safari Life was ideal for our family - Clinton has great knowledge but is also very personable and got along so well with our three children."

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Start off in the Okavango Delta at your own private camp with a timetable designed just for families. The programme interests kids of all ages with a wide range of activities from pellet gun shooting to bush cooking. Your time at Machaba switches the focus back to game drives in the wildlife-rich area of Khwai before heading up to the Victoria Falls for some family fun to round off the adventure.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

3 nights exclusive use of Footsteps Camp in the Okavango on the Young Explorers' safari
Specialised family safari programme

3 nights following wildlife on game drives in Khwai at Machaba Camp
Game drives and night drives in Khwai

2 nights seeing the sights in Victoria Falls at Ilala Lodge - Zimbabwe
Time at leisure for optional activities

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Map of the Bush Explorers Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Book a private vehicle at Machaba Camp for relaxed and flexible activities
  • Upgrade from the Young Explorers' camp to Shinde Enclave and take your specialised guide with you
  • Extend the adventure to Camp Kalahari for quad biking on the Makgadikgadi Pans

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $4710.00 per adult
Mid Season USD $5370.00 per adult
High Season USD $6540.00 per adult

Child pricing applicable. Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"The Young Explorer Programme was a great introduction to the bush and the kids were kept busy with all sorts of activities from making bows and arrows to lighting the fire. There was an immediate rapport with the whole camp team and we felt secure the entire time."

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This safari offers great value and comfort in generous family accommodation where everyone gets their own space. You'll travel from Chobe to contrasting areas of the Okavango Delta, where the family will get involved in a diversity of activities. Finish off the game viewing with an introduction to the San people at Kalahari Plains which will leave the kids in awe. Best of all, this trip doesn't break the bank.

Itinerary at a Glance Itinerary at a Glance

2 nights in Waterberry's private Farmhouse in Livingstone - Zambia
Variety of in house activities from a village visit to cruising on the Zambezi

2 nights following the elephants in Chobe at Chobe Elephant Camp
Game drives and Chobe River cruise

2 nights exploring on game drives in Khwai at Machaba Camp
Day and night game drives

2 nights in a picturesque area of the Okavango Delta at Kanana Camp
Mokoro excursions, guided walks, boating, day and night game drives

2 nights in the harsh landscape of the Kalahari Desert at Kalahari Plains
Game drives in the Kalahari, San guided walk

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Map of the Family Value Safari

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Some special tips to make the most of your safari:

  • Hire a poncho and get lost in the mist of Victoria Falls
  • Meet some of the local children at the village near Chobe Elephant Camp
  • Spend an extra night in Khwai chasing the big game
  • Take the teenagers - these choices will give them plenty of breathing room

Pricing

2016 Rates per person sharing.

Low Season USD $5590 per adult
Mid Season USD $6410 per adult
High Season USD $7430 per adult

Child discount applicable. Seasons vary per package - see detailed itinerary.
This safari experience is available at different levels of comfort and pricing.

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"Waterberry and Chobe Elephant Camp were beautiful with their views along the Chobe and Zambezi. Although both required a bit of driving to get to Chobe Park or Victoria Falls, they more than compensated with friendly service, beautiful surroundings, and excellent food. The service at Waterberry was particularly noteworthy with all of the staff going out of their way to look after our every need."

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