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Family Holidays

A family holiday in Africa is full of lifetime experience and memories that last forever; imagine watching baby elephants splashing each other on the river banks, a pride of lions hunting down antelopes, watching birds on trees, visiting an African village for an insight understanding of the rich cultures and traditions, riding on horses and camels, wilderness nature walks and cycling trips, water rafting, boat riding and the delicious African cuisines.

Africa also has superb white sandy beaches along it's coastline that are ideal; for Families who prefer sometime alone relaxing on the beach or visiting the marine national  parks to watch dolphins, deep sea diving, water skating among many other beach activities.

family holidays and vacations in Africa

Family holidays in Africa

A well planned family holiday in Africa would not only strengthen the bond between family members, but would also leave great memories for the family to forever cherish. Imagine watching your kids learn how to swim, wind surfing, water skating or going on a safari watching thousands of birds and wild animals, discovering new places and finally relaxing on the beach with a cold drink. This is what a family holiday in Africa could offer.

Whether you’re looking for a large family villa to house the whole family or a hotel with facilities to please the adults and the kids, Africa has it all; from luxury hotels with Kids’ Clubs that keep the kids busy to allow the adults sometime alone, to Lodges that are surrounded by a wealth of attraction for the family to explore or a beachfront family resort with lots of family activities.

Going on Family Safari

A family safari holiday could be full of excitement for Kids; hand feeding giraffes, stroking young baby elephants, discovering wild animals on a hot air balloon flight, going on a guided bush walk led by the famous Masai warrior and visiting a Masai traditional village.

Not only, will a well planned family safari be an unforgettable and exciting, but will also be very safe and educative to the young once who have fresh minds and want to learn about Africa and its environs. Some of the major places for a family safari holiday in Africa would include the famous Masai Mara and Amboseli national park in Kenya, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, Kruger national park in South Africa, Okavango delta in Botswana and Etosha national park in Namibia.

As we all know, kids tend to get bored from doing one thing for long,  at Kentz Safaris we try to mix the game drive with other activities like horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, playing family football, tennis, picnics and so on.

A family safari has no age restrictions, but Kentz safaris recommend that families with kids between 0 – 5 year should avoid the long drives safaris and if they really wants to view wildlife they can do a 2-3 hours day tour to animal orphanage or museums that are close to their hotels.

Beach Family Holiday in Africa

Africa was blessed with excellent weather, wonderful beaches along it's coastline; some of these beaches are clean, un-spoilt and are strategically located on private and secluded areas; making them ideal destination for families who prefer some-time alone to bond, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunny days on the beach.

Along the Indian Ocean coastline, there are various luxury family resorts, villas, cottages and beach bandas that are strategically located on the beachfront with plenty of family facilities for  kids and adults to use. Some of the beautiful beaches in Africa include Diani and Watamu beach in Kenya, Nungwi beach in Zanzibar (Tanzania), Chitimba in Malawi, Anse Soleil in Seychelles, Belle Mare in Mauritius, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, Ifaty in Madagascar, Tofo Beach in Mozambique, Uvongo and Coffee Bay in South Africa and Skeleton Coast in Namibia.


For those who like family day trips, city excursions, picnics, one day mountain climbing, tour of museums and theaters; the warm climate in Africa gives you a perfect opportunity to do so.

When is the best time for a Family Holiday in Africa?

Africa is generally sunny and dry throughout the year with long rains between March-May and the short rains in November-December, due to the climate change the amount of rainfall varies year to year, we strongly advise you to Contact our holiday expert for an exact advice on when to visit.

The best times for families to travel in Africa is during the summer holidays (June – September) or January to March when it’s sunny and dry. For short holidays would also include Christmas and Easter holidays.


For most of the family hotels and Lodges, the meals are usually prepared early to allow the kids to eat and sleep early. For special diet, an advance notice is required to allow enough time to prepare. There is a wide variety of food available from the African cuisine, Asian to western breakfast among others.

Health requirements

There are no vaccination required for families to travel in most countries in Africa(unless there is an outbreak in certain region requiring vaccination), but we strongly advise our clients to take an anti malaria vaccine or tablets, or visit your personal doctor for proper information on which vaccine to take. You can Contact our family holiday expert for detail information on which countries require vaccinations or contact the Embassy of the country you intend to visit for further information.

Family Holidays in Kenya

Family Holidays in Kenya

We at Kentz safaris, fully understand the essence of a good Family holiday; a holiday that is full of special moments for everyone in the family. We put in all family aspect, hand picking top

Family Holidays in Tanzania

Family Holidays in Tanzania

Create your special family memories today; imagine playing with your kids, watching them swim, discovering new places, going on a safari to watch wildlife, visiting museums and zoos, going on nature walks, playing family golf tournament, swimming with dolphins, horse riding,

Family Holidays in Uganda

Family Holidays in Uganda

Create your special family memories today; imagine playing with your kids, watching them swim, discovering new places, going on a safari to watch wildlife, visiting museums and zoos, going on nature walks, playing family golf tournament, swimming with dolphins, horse riding,