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Top 10 Luxury Family Safari Lodges

Some lodges definitely cater for families better than others. Here are our Top 10 lodges to take your family.

We do not offer set departures, so your trip will be completely tailored to your family's needs. Our experts are on hand to help you choose the best lodges will offer you the level of luxury you're after, while not compromising on the family-friendly atmosphere. 

For a thrilling and wonderful family holiday, Safari Africa offers a vast range of activities and areas to keep the whole family entertained, no matter their age.

For very young children, South Africa is the ideal destination as it offers malaria-free game reserves, while Kenya is more suited to families with children between the ages of 5 and 10. For children older than 12, the more adventurous countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania are just brilliant.

"As family adventures are an integral part of Yellow Zebra Safaris, we are delighted to have been recognised by the trusted family voice Angels & Urchins as the Best Family Adventure Specialist in their 2018 Family Travel Awards!"

Here are Yellow Zebra's favourite family lodges

1. Borana Lodge, Kenya

Borana Lodge has a hillside location within its own ranch, Borana Ranch, on Laikipia Plateau. With the wildlife of Lewa and the adventurous spirit of Laikipia, this is the perfect combination for those looking for both. 

2. Kiba Point Camp, Tanzania

Kiba Point is a wonderful hideaway where a group of up to 8 people can enjoy the exclusive use of a fabulous lodge. Great guiding comes as standard here and the range of activities on offer is superb.

3. Singita Serengeti House, Tanzania

Serengeti House is a perfect place for family and friends to get together and enjoy the Great Migration. Providing top-quality accommodation within pristine areas, all the while conserving and preserving the wild surrounds.

4. Luangwa Safari House, Zambia

Luangwa Safari House is a truly unique property where huge herds of elephants seen from the pier. – it is the perfect place for groups or families to share an extremely exclusive safari experience.

5. Chongwe River House, Zambia

Unique in design and with a fabulous location, Chongwe River House will give guests an exclusive safari experience they will never forget. This is an area rich in game with large herds of elephants and predators.

6. Tuningi Safari Lodge, South Africa

Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated on the western side of the malaria-free, 75,000ha Madikwe Game Reserve. This park is a real hidden gem that has become increasingly popular for its consistent big-game viewing. It offers perhaps the most authentic malaria-free safari in the whole of Africa. The rare African Wild Dog is a regular sighting, as are the rest of the Big Five.

7. Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, South Africa

Ecca Lodge is probably the best lodge in the Eastern Cape for families. With a childminding service available, children of all ages are welcome. It is great for couples too – a rare property that caters to everyone!

8. Madikwe Safari Lodge, South Africa

Madikwe Safari Lodge is a high-end lodge, giving a very enjoyable safari experience. It is particularly suitable for families with young children as it is malaria-free.

9. Morukuru, South Africa

Morukuru is perfect for families and small groups, as it offers a completely private safari experience. Located in the far eastern part of South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, it is a wonderful place for game viewing.

10. Th River Farmhouse at Waterberry Lodge, Zambia

Both chic and homely, the farmhouse features splashes of colour amid a neutral palette and some lovely wildlife pictures on the walls. Fabulous for a group of friends or a family, it sleeps a minimum of four and a maximum of eight persons, and its facilities include a private boat!

If you are interested in including one of these luxury family safari lodges in your trip to Africa, just let one of our experts know here and they can help you plan your adventure today.

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