As we’ve spent quite a lot of time in Africa with the kids, its a question I get asked a lot. I also see this question pop up time and time again in groups I’m in. Who should we use to book a trip to Botswana, who for Tanzania, who have you used, have your friends got any recommendations.
So whilst this post should not be a guarantee of excellence, and should not be taken as confirmation that we have used them (unless I say we’ve used them) it’s a great starting point. I’ve also tried to include as many personal recommendations and blog posts of trips from people who have travelled to Africa and used said companies too.
It’s also a work in progress and will hopefully be updated with more recommendations and suggestions as we go on.
Who can I use to book family holidays in Africa?
Tim at Speke Travel books trips to Botswana and the pre trip customer service is exceptional.
Safari Co Ltd
Chania who runs her own safari company out in Kenya is consistently referred to as AMAZING by clients https://thesafaricoltd.com – Higher End
Anna recommends you chatting with Aardvark Safaris – they have been taking their triplets on Safari from a very young age so totally get it!
Our second trip to Africa with the children, then 6,6, and 7 was to Malawi.
Responsible Safari Company
We had one of our best trips ever with the kids to Malawi and that was down to the organisation of the trip by Orbis Expeditions and Responsible Safari Company.
You can read more about how and why below.
Tim at Speke Travel is who we used to book our trip to Namibia in December 2022. It was absolutely brilliantly organised, exceptional service and I’d highly recommend!
You can check out our Instagram posts here – scroll through.
Not your usual first trip to Africa I know but it was the first trip to Africa for my kids aged 5,5 and 6.
World Fusion Tours
Once we had decided to make it happen, it really wasn’t as easy as all that (family Holidays in Rwanda are not all that common) until I found Katina of World Fusion Tours, an Aussie then based in Rwanda. It was then that our family adventure came together easily; she understood our aims and also our concerns, and we set about creating a trip that was about more than just seeing the gorillas!
You can read all of reviews and links of places to stay in Rwanda in this post Family Holiday in Rwanda | 14 Day Adventure
Tim at Speke Travel books trips to South Africa and customer service is exceptional.
Go2Africa are one of the leading tour operators in Africa for luxury safaris and can arrange a family friendly stay.
We’ve heard comments such as “The best thing for me was that every detail was completely taken care of. We had the flexibility to set our days – getting up and out when we wanted, going where we wanted, etc. They’ll work with your budget. Tanzania is stunning and the whole trip was the trip of a lifetime! Highly recommend Calabash” – http://www.calabashadventures.com/.
Tim at Speke Travel books trips to Tanzania and the pre trip customer service is exceptional.
Self Organise/Self Drive
Travelynn Family spent 4 months overlanding Africa in a Land Rover with roof tents. Her boys were 2 and 4 at the time. She answer all questions from that trip over on her website
There is also day by day itineraries on the website for all the countries they drove through.
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