Can kids go on African safaris?

Minimum age restrictions Families going on safari should be aware that although most safari camps and lodges welcome children of (nearly) all ages, some have a minimum age restriction of 4 and 12 years.

Where is best safari for kids?

Top destinations for African Safari with Kids

  • Kruger National Park.
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
  • Cape Town.
  • Victoria Falls.
  • Garden Route.
  • Timbavati Game Reserve.

Can you take a 2 year old on safari?

My advise would be NOT to take a 23month year old baby on safari. 3. The baby will not be able to accompany you on nearly all activities. You may be able to book private safari vehicles or Guides – but babies are usually banned on vehicles or boats with other people.

What age can a child go on safari?

The majority of private game reserves and safari operators do not accept children under a specific age. This age limitation typically applies to children under the age of 8, but sometimes the specified age limit could extend as high as 12. This age limit is a factor mainly for safety reasons.

Can I take a 1 year old on safari?

It is possible to take a baby or toddler on safari but there are a lot of factors you have to consider. Our Africa Safari Experts will use their decades’ worth of on-the-ground experience to guide you in taking your littlest one to greatest Africa, safely, comfortably and affordably.

What to know before going on an African safari?

Best African safari tips for first-timers

  • Find out the best time to go for an African safari.
  • Wake up early.
  • Be on the look-out to spot the wild animals.
  • Ask a lot of questions.
  • Take your time to enjoy the wildlife.
  • Take lots of photos.
  • Bring a good camera.
  • Follow the rules and listen to your guide.

How much is an African safari for a family?

An African safari costs anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night. A budget safari averages $150 per night, mid-range $350 and luxury $750. The extreme top-safaris can easily go up to $1,500 per night, or more!

How do I make safari safe for kids?


  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on General.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Restrictions.
  4. Then tap Enable Restriction and enter your passcode to turn it on.
  5. You’ll then be able to select each feature and app you want the Restrictions applied to, including Safari.

Where should I go on my first safari?

First Time Safari Tips One of the first suggestions we will make is that you choose between East Africa and Southern Africa. If you have longer than two weeks for your holiday, combining Southern and East Africa is possible, but for less than a two-week trip we recommend clients choose between one area and the other.

Can children travel to Africa?

There are very significant health issues associated with very young travellers in Africa. The vast majority of safari areas are high health risk (most notably malaria) and really should be avoided with children this young.

Are children allowed at Kruger National Park?

Because of the hazard of malaria, it is advisable to take only children above the age of five into the Kruger National Park and to get medical advice before visiting Kruger.